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Victoria Fountain - c. 1900

From the Detroit Publishing Co. archives at the Library of Congress Website, comes this shot of the Victoria Fountain, now in Willistead park, in its original location on Devonshire Road, just south of the Train Station. A neat detail shot of the original top of the fountain. A look inside, shows the fountain in operation, along with the sharp new inscription on the bottom. The fountain…
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Coming Soon To The Elmwood - 1960's

Today’s picture is a scan of an advertising postcard for the Elmwood showing some upcoming events. Some of the biggest stars of the era were coming… Before the Casino returned big name entertainment to the city, this Elmwood used to be the place to go for big…
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Walkerville Train Station

A neat link sent to me from Tim Swaddling, yields this image of the Walkerville Depot from when it first opened as the CN station. The photo is taken from the CN Archives, which were donated to the Canadian Science & Technology Museum for public archival access – all of which can be found here (CN’s collection is “CN Images Of Canada”). While the new station is…
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Ferry Landing - c. 1915

Today’s picture is courtesy of John Stefani, who sends along this scan from his collection. A great shot of the ferry landing at the Foot of Ouellette Avenue. This card captures the changing of an era. There is a horse and buggy against the curb, and just to the right…
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Devonshire From The Peadbody Bridge - c. 1984

Photo © Al Gradwell Another picture from the Al Gradwell collection, via Tim Swaddling… This photo was taken from the Peabody Bridge looking east, towards Devonshire. The Walker Power Building is on the right. Most of the tracks are long gone, and this is an area of…
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Training Car

Photo © Al Gradwell Some more pictures from the Al Gradwell collection, via Tim Swaddling. This is car #96, according to the stories Tim passes along, this is a former CN car, painted up in this shot in the VIA colours. This car was used by VIA to train new employees. Maybe one of our railfans out there can chime in with some details. Photo © Al Gradwell In the background of this one is a neat…
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VIA 6771 - c. 1983

Photo © Al Gradwell Some more pictures from the Al Gradwell collection, via Tim Swaddling. This is a pretty standard shot, but there a great capture of an interesting looking building to the left of the train. Photo © Al Gradwell Anyone remember this building? Any stories…