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Old Windsor Photos

From the collection of Bernie Drouilliard, sent to me by John Stefani. Here is another round of classic Windsor transportation images. Those guys have in the past, contributed a fair amout of histoical Windsor photographs. I look forward to future contibutions, and I will add the previous entries back shortly.

The good old horse drawn buggy street car or Omnibus.

This photo was taken on Sandwich St. on May 24, 1886 after the first trial run of Van Depoel’s electric streetcar.

From my personal collection, a ticket for the Streetcars pre 1920. It is signed by C.H. Hutchins, who was General Manager until May 1920 when the street car system was sold by the DUR to the Hydro Electric. At which time the Hydro Electric brought in new tickets.

The Walkerville Beltline Car. c. 1913

This one shows the first trolley bus in Canada. /It was buit by the St. Louis Car Co. and the
photo was taken May 4, 1922 at Windermere & Cataraqui Streets.

Everyone knows about the Tunnel Bus, but in 1929 the Detroit-Windsor International Coach Serivce ran back and forth acorss the Bridge.

The SW&A Terminal Yard in the late 1930’s. Both building still stand on Unversity Ave. West. The building on the left was the Street Car Barn. In this photo it has buses in it, but the road still has the rails in it. I would guess 1938-39 as a date for this photo.

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