Old PhotographsWindsor

More oldies…

Again from the Bernie Droulliard collection. These photos were developped last night from transnegs (copies of negatives, or negatives of prints) and many haven’t been seen in 60 + years.
Many of the originals rest in the Transit Windsor Archives.

The Crosstown Bus in 1942

This is one of the Ford buses that displaced Windsor’s streetcar system in the late ’30s. The photo appears to have been taken on Memorial drive with the Optimist park entrance in the background.

The intersection of Wyandotte & Ouellette c. 1940.

The year is 1940 and with gasoline being rationed owing to good ole WWII, funeral processions were a no-no. SWA provided this “Funeral Coach” service. Why don’t they do this today? Note the bus painted in wartime grey. According to Bernie, the vehicle had to be ready for service should the DND call upon SWA for its use in the war effort. (Caption by John Stefani).

Thanks guys for passing these along…

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