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Prime Minister's Visit - 1963

A UPI Telephoto – dated March 6, 1963 Prime Minister John Diefenbaker helps Mrs. Diefenbaker down train steps upon arrival here 3/6. Prime Minister Diefenbaker campaigned in the Windsor, Ont., industrial area. The latest chapter in the nuclear controversy that toppled Diefenbaker’s conservative government was a report from Washington D.C., 3/5 that the Prime Minister had revealed…
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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 changes coming soon… [**As a side note, some of the comments are being held for moderation, when they weren’t…
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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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Peabody Bridge c. 1984

Photo © Matthew Kulbacki Another picture from the Matthew Kulbacki collection, via Tim Swaddling. Today’s shot is looking west and shows the long gone Peabody Bridge over Riverside Drive. Hard to imagine that this bottleneck on Riverside Drive once existed. Looking at the area today, I’m hard pressed to remember it. The apartments on Riverside and Chilver can be seen beyond the end…
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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…
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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…