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Windsor, Essex & Lakeshore Rapid Railway Powerhouse - Kingsville

The old WE&LS interurban streetcar line that ran from Windsor to Leamington, via Essex and Kingsville may be a long distant memory, but there are a few small traces of the old network still around today. This building on Park Street in Kingsville down near the harbour, one did duty as the county end Powerhouse of the electric railroad. This Post card view is from the Vintage Kingsville…
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S.W. & A 451 - 1938

A neat photo of SW & A Amherstburg Interurban Car # 451. This picture was taken May 5, 1938, the note on it reads that taken prior to scrapping. This car was purchased new in 1924 from the Ottawa Car Company and ran until service on the Ameherstburg line converted to…
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Historic Train Slideshow - Number 12

OK IM fans, the July slide show is the show for you… The show Saturday July 6, is going to feature a joint presentation between myself and the legendary Bernie Drouillard. A good time will be had by all. Don’t miss out. Saturday, July 6th, 7.30pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #12 Free admission! We’re very pleased to announce the next slide show event…
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Action Hobbies Rail Slideshow # 11

For anyone who’s interested, here’s a reminder of the next rail slideshow, this Saturday night… There’s always some neat stuff here. Check it out. Just a reminder that this Saturday, May 4th is the AHKHTSS#11. The show starts at 7.30pm at Action…
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Old Essex Fire Hall - Victoria Avenue - Essex

I got an email from a reader Erik S. who let me know that now that the new fire hall in Essex is open, that the old one, shown above was going to meet the wrecking ball, probably later today. I must admit, my Essex County knowledge is very limited. Erik said he thought the hall was built about 1912, making it the oldest hall in Essex County that was still in use. The brass pole that was inside…
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This Weekend - 2013 Essex Train Show

This weekend, February 23 & 24, will see the 18th Annual Essex Train Show take place. From 10am – 4pm both days, the show features various vendors of all kinds of model trains, collectibles, artifacts, displays and ephemera. The show has grown in recent years so be…
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Trams & Ferries

More paper ephemera today from the vaults at IM HQ. Sticking with the transportation theme of the other day… Here are three different and interesting tickets. 1. S.W. & A Railway streetcar ticket from Windsor to Tecumseh. Regional transportation existed, only we…