Statue honors Naperville train crash victims

A statue honoring the victims of the 1946 Naperville train crash was unveiled Saturday near the Loomis Street Crossing.

April 26, 2014 5:49:32 PM PDT
It's been 68 years since a train wreck in suburban Naperville claimed the lives of 45 people.

A statue honoring the victims was unveiled Saturday near the Loomis Street Crossing.

It was on April 25, 1946, when a train slammed into the back of another train that was sitting on the tracks.

Many of the passengers were returning from World War II.

Organizers say the sculpture is made up of thousands of railroad spikes.

It depicts a factory worker and a sailor forming a human chain to help an injured passenger.

Several relatives of the victims were at the ceremony.


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