By total coincidence, the day I wrote the post below on Michigan Central Station, I visited St. Thomas Ontario for the first meeting of the local chapter of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, which was held in another station on the same line.
Yesterday I wrote about the possible loss of Michigan Central Station in Detroit, which I considered a tragedy. Citizens of Detroit disagreed, saying that there was no money, there were other greater needs, and that it was too far gone to be saved. Coincidentally, last night I found myself 110 miles down the track in another abandoned and deteriorated Michigan Central Railroad Station, in another economically depressed town, St. Thomas, Ontario, that is following a very different trajectory. More in TreeHugger