The six Saint-Gaudens statues, each weighing 22 tons, which are to grace the facade of the Union Station, are now being placed on pedestals at the tops of the entrance columns. Each of the statues was loaded upon a flat car for shipment to this city, and 20 horses drew the dray which hauled the first one to the station from the railway yards. -- Washington Post, Oct. 27, 1912
The Greek philosopher Thales, representing electricity, one of Louis St. Gaudens' six statues symbolizing "The Progress of Railroading" at Union Station in Washington, D.C. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
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