The Ghost Train Brings Public Art and History Together

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Tim Davis of Portland Oregon alerted Price Tags to this extraordinary public art work in Shorewood Wisconsin-“The Ghost Train” designed by Marty Peck of Creative Lighting Design & Engineering, an architectural lighting specialist. Using lighting and sound, Peck has created “the allusion of a Ghost Train crossing the bridge twice each evening to recall the schedule, speed and drama of the passing of  the historic 400 train.  At other times the bridge will have a subtler artistic illumination.  Both the Ghost Train and bridge lighting will be a permanent installation.”

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From the official website for the Village of Shorewood, this public art installation enables “visitors to travel back in history, imagining the round-trip journey of the ‘Twin Cities 400’ which was operated by the Chicago & North Western Railway and crossed that same location from 1935-1963.  Touted as the fastest passenger train in the world, the Chicago &…

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