Enthusiasts of trains, history and public art will all get the chance to unite as Shorewood unveils the Ghost Train public art installation.
The idea is to give people a stunning visual that will allow them to imagine they're back in time seeing a 1930s-era train zoom by the Oak Leaf Trail Bridge on Capitol Drive -- just as the real Chicago & North Western Railway's train did from 1935 to 1963.
Designer Marty Peck will be using lighting and sound technology to create the illusion of a ghost train crossing the bridge twice each evening in this permanent art installation piece. The rest of the time, the bridge will be illuminated in a more subtle manner.
For more information about the Ghost Train and for a schedule of its "appearances", visit the Village of Shorewood website.