A note from Laurence at the end of the book reads:
“This book features historic photographs that profile a time period when the Canada Southern Railway Station, later known as the Michigan Central Station and the New York Central Station, was the architectural centrepiece of the City of St. Thomas.”
The book came about as the result of encouragement, interest and contributions from a wide range of people and sources. It was made possible through funding from North America Railway Foundation. Sales of the publication will help raise funds for the efforts of the North America Railway Hall of Fame.
Browsing the pages provides the experience of a having seeming bird’s eye view through space and time. It’s a “read” that will be appreciated and enjoyed by many in our community and beyond. The photos that were chosen help bring to mind the sights, sounds and smells of the activities that were connected to the station and the movement of locomotives, cargo and passengers. The wordage isn’t extensive, but it’s precise and interesting, and adds substantially to the enjoyment of the photos.
Cover image: The Empire State Express in front of the Michigan Central Station (Collection North America Railway Hall of Fame).
The 32 page soft-cover publication contains over 40 historic black & white photos from the collections of Library & Archives Canada, the Elgin County Archives, Elgin County Museum, Elgin Military Museum, North America Railway Hall of Fame and the private collections of Steve Peters and Ken Verrell. There are two contemporary photos by St. Thomas photographer Mike Wood. For information, please call 519-633-2535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.