Train Statue Unveiled

68 years after a Naperville train crash claimed 45 lives, the newest Century Walk sculpture honoring those who lost their lives that day was unveiled Saturday near the Loomis Street Crossing.

Back on April 25, 1946 a train slammed into the back of another train sitting on the tracks. It’s said to be the worst disaster in the history of the Burlington railroad.

The selfless residents of Naperville rushed to their aide.

The sculpture local artist Paul Kuhn created is titled “Tragedy to Triumph.” It is made of recycled railroad parts and depicts three life-size figures: a factory worker and a sailor both coming helping a crash victim.

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