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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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McDougall Avenue Foundry - Follow Up

Back in September, 2012 we took a look at this place over on McDougall Avenue. Slowly over the last few months the place has slowly started to get stripped down. I’m not sure what the future holds, but it sure looks like this one is going to be one for the history…

Chry Moto Club - 2330 McDougall Avenue

The Chry Moto club on McDougall, across from Windsor Stadium is so named for the Chrysler Motors factory that once stood a few blocks north at McDougall and Tecumseh Road. I once heard a story, I don’t remember where or from who, but they told me that this building is…
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CN Passenger Station - 1976

A neat look back at our now departed passenger station. This photo of the second Walkerville Station, was taken in August, 1976, back in the pre-via days, when the passenger system was still run by CN. It’s amazing how little this station changed from when this shot…
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New Central Fire Hall - 1969

From the Windsor Star – December 27, 1969: TAKING SHAPE – Windsor’s new central fire station is rapidly taking shape. The new, $670,000 building is on Goyeau St. at Elliott St. E. Scheduled for completion next spring, the new hall will replace the present 41-year-old fire department headquarters station on Pitt St. E. The new station will house the department’s…
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Prince Edward Hotel - 1928

A neat old postcard view, this one dated 1928, of the “new” Prince Edward Hotel on Ouellette and Park. Sadly this one too is long gone. I like the little bot of artistic license take with the hustle and bustle in the foreground. My favourite is the dude in…