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Lincoln Road Trolley Bus

photo from the Bernie Drouillard & John Stefani Collection

A neat photo from May, 1922 of the first electric Trolley Bus in Canada. I met up with John and Bernie this weekend, and we took a walk along the area trying to determine exactly where the photo was taken. Following our invesitagtion, we determined it was the corner of Lincoln and Seneca, looking south on Lincoln Road towards Tecumseh.

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Here’s a view of the same corner of Seneca and Lincoln, looking south on Lincoln today.

The big vacant space between the two house (both of which are still standing), is today occupied by the Emmanuel United Church

Back in October of 2005, I posted this photo also from Bernie’s collection:

photo from the Bernie Drouillard & John Stefani Collection

This one the location was already identified as the corner of Windermere and Cataraqui.

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Here’s the same view today…

The Trolley Bus route ran along Lincoln Road as a connection between the streetcar lines on Wyandotte and Tecumseh. It ran north along Lincoln, turning right on Wyandotte, right on Windermere, right on Cataraqui and left on Lincoln to Tecumseh Road. At Tecumseh, the line turned left, left again on Windermere, left on Seneca and right on Lincoln. The trolley bus was short lived, only running from 1922 to 1923.

Another first in Windsor, that not many know about.

Big thanks to John and Bernie for sharing this great old photo.


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