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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Art of Nashville's Union Station: Locomotive sculpture

Art of Union Station: Locomotive sculpture

When Union Station opened in Nashville in 1900, visitors were amazed at the impressiveness of the station, and in particular the artwork in the lobby. On each end of the lobby is a massive clock, with a figure on either side and above a bas-relief sculpture.

Shown here is one of those sculptures. This one depicts a steam locomotive, engine #108.

The last trian pulled up at Union Station in the 70's. In the late 80's the station was opened as a hotel, and in 2007 the entire lobby underwent an extensive renovation.

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