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Ambassador Bridge - 1940's

To be fair since we looked at the Tunnel in the last post, from the same series of images, here’s a look at the bridge. Regional cooperation was evident by the “Welcome to Canada” billboard touting Essex County. Funny how much changes in a half century.
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Tunnel Entrance - 1940's

A neat old photo of the tunnel entrance from the 1940’s. I’m certain someone out there will be able to help narrow down the date based on the car. What a long way the tunnel has come, from the early days, to the giant remodel of the 1990’s, with more…
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Pitt Street Blacksmith Shop - 1912

From the Evening Record – April 13, 1912: Pitt street is marching right to the front as part of Windsor’s business section. This view shows the old blacksmith shop between Ouelette and Goyeau, which has been purchased by Joseph Appelbe as the site of the new vaudeville theatre. There is a dispute over part of the property in this section between Mr. Appelbe on one hand and P.A.
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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…
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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…