Street Car's Collide at the corner of Talbot Street and the Arner Townline - 1920 ca
Published in the Essex Free Press Old Time Corner on October 21, 2008
Photos of the collision of the W.E.&L.S Railway cars at the Arner Town Line and Talbot Street courtesy of Margaret and William Barnett.
The Street Car boarding Station was where the Legion is today and there was another ticket station at North Ridge. At the Station would be a double set of tracks so the cars could pass. The driver left the Station in Essex thinking that he would meet and pass the other Car at North Ridge - but it was early and the collided at the Arner Townline and Talbot Street.
The pictures were taken by William Barnett's mother, Keitha who travelled by horse and buggy up the Arner Townline every Saturday with her sister Wealthy. They would board the Street Car so that they could sell their eggs, butter and poultry at the Farmers Market in Windsor.