Mr. William Gay, Historian/Treasurer of the Essex County Historical Association and also the Essex Station Custodian, will tell us about the history of the Canada Southern Railway, its lease by the Michigan Central Railroad in the 1880’s, the original crossing of the Detroit River via Grosse Isle, the construction of the Detroit River tunnel, the construction of the Essex Station, the bankruptcy of Penn Central and the demise of the Canada Southern Railway.
Mr. Harry Gow, past president of Transport Action Canada, will also be with us to talk about the status of the new Detroit-Windsor tunnel, the challenges of passenger train service between Detroit and Windsor and what is happening with rail passenger service in Southwestern Ontario, Ontario and Canada as a whole.
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