Throwback Thursday

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken sometime in the 1920s. The photograph is of the old Michigan Central Train Station which was located at the riverfront. Passengers would disembark from the train and either head to Windsor or board the ferry that would dock at the station (you can see the dock on the riverfront behind the station). The ferry would then take the passengers across the river to either continue their journey on another train to Chicago and points west, or stay in Detroit. The station was in use until its replacement opened up in 1910 on Wellington Street, when the new railway tunnel was completed thus allowing trains to run thru between Windsor and Detroit and ending the need to transfer to a ferry to continue their journey. The ropes tangling in front of the train station over the tracks were called tell-tales, and they were placed to inform any railway employee working on the top of train cars that an obstruction was coming, which in this case was the Riverside Drive overpass. If you are interested in viewing other historic images housed in your Community Archives, please visit our digital exhibit “Windsor’s History and Pictures” at https://windsorpubliclibrary.contentdm.oclc.org/.

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  1. Photos are too small to enjoy- please make them bigger!

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