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"London & Port Stanley Railway train stops at a passenger shelter in Union, April 20, 1952"

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
c1985
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
c1985
Physical Description
1 postcard
Scope and Content
"London & Port Stanley Railway train stops at a passenger shelter in Union, April 20, 1952", ca. 1985. On the back of the postacard, it states: "A southbound London & Port Stanley train pauses at the small passenger shelter at Union, Ontario, on April 20, 1952. The three cars, Nos. 16, 23 and 8, were acquired from the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co. in 1941 to handle extra wartime passenger service on the L7PS. Two of the cars are preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum. But the station survives in its original location, hosting passengers on the diesel-powered Port Stanley Terminal Rail, which operates the southern portion of the former L&PS. Port Stanley is on Lake Erie, about 50 km. south of London".
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Union (Ont.)
Images

"London & Port Stanley Railway car goes across Zavitts Pond viaduct, July 13, 1952"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives123827
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
c1985
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
c1985
Physical Description
1 postcard
Scope and Content
"London & Port Stanley Railway car goes across Zavitts Pond viaduct, July 13, 1952", ca. 1985. On the back of the postcard, it states: "On July 13, 1952, London & Port Stanley Railway car 14 drifts across Zavitts Pond viaduct. Car 14 is now at the Canadian Railway Museum near Montreal, but the 226-foot long bridge, built in 1896, still rumbles to the sound of the diesel-powered excursion trains of Port Stanley Terminal Rail, which operates this portion of the former L&PS. Trains leave from Port Stanley, Ontario, on Lake Erie, about 50 km south of London".
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Images

"London & Port Stanley Bridge St. station, Feb. 17, 1957"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives123828
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
c1985
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
c1985
Physical Description
1 postcard
Scope and Content
"London & Port Stanley Bridge St. station, Feb. 17, 1957", ca. 1985. On the back of the postcard, it states: "The platform of the London & Port Stanley's Bridge St. Station in Port Stanley is busy with excursion passengers on Feb. 17, 1957, as cars #14 and 8 form a special train from London. Both cars have since gone to museums, but the station continues to serve as a passenger terminal for thousands of annual tourists who ride the diesel-powered excursion trains of Port Stanley Terminal Rail each year. PSTR has operated the St. Thomas-Port Stanley section of the former L&PS since 1983. Port Stanley is located on Lake Erie, about 50 km. south of London".
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Images

"London & Port Stanley Railway excursion train, Feb. 17, 1957"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives123829
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1985
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1985
Physical Description
1 postcard
Scope and Content
"London & Port Stanley Railway excursion train, Feb. 17, 1957", ca. 1985. On the back of the postcard, it states: "It's Feb. 17, 1957, as passengers on a special London & Port Stanley excursion train stop to inspect the small shelter at Yarmouth (Stop 14) north of St. Thomas. The shelter was known as a flagstop, with passengers raising the pole-mounted "flag" to signal approaching trains. It is still possible to travel over a portion of the L&PS, on the diesel-powered excursion trains of Port Stanley Terminal Rail. Port Stanley is located on Lake Erie, about 50 kn. south of London".
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Images

BX Tower in St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives160944
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1990s
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F2 13
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F2
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F2 13
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1990s
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : col ; 10 x 15 cm
History / Biographical
The Canada Southern Railway constructed a route from Buffalo to Detroit, through St. Thomas, in 1872. By that time, the London and Port Stanley Railway had been operating in the area for over 15 years, so it was the respondibility of the Canda Southern Railway to protect the diamond where they crossed the London and Port Stanley Railway tracks. For this they built a mechanically interlocked system of signals and switches which were controlled from the BX Tower, located a few hundred feet east of the London and Port Stanley tracks. Levers in the tower allowed the operator to remotely operate switches and signals via a system of control rods that snaked along the ground near the tower.
Scope and Content
BX Tower on Moore Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. This tower served as the interlocking tower for the London and Port Stanley Railway and the Michigan Central Railroad, as well as their subsidiaries and successors.
Name Access
Railways
St. Thomas (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Train stations
Images

Port Stanley Terminal Rail Station, Port Stanley, 1985

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elda Mae Patterson fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1985
Accession Number
2003-18
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh5 B1 F19
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elda Mae Patterson fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2003-18
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh5 B1 F19
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1985
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Colour postcard photograph showing the Port Stanley Terminal Rail station, Port Stanley, September 1,1985. This is the former London & Port Stanley Railway Bridge Street (Main) Depot building. Text on verso of postcard: "In 1983, Port Stanley Terminal Rail Inc. purchased the [former L & PS] tracks from Port Stanley to St. Thomas and started operating excursion trains over a portion of the original L&PS Ry. Today, the station serves as a ticket office, gift shop and museum."
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Port Stanley Terminal Rail
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London and Port Stanley Railway

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives153134
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1853-2011
Storage Location
Box 250, File 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 250, File 2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1853-2011
Physical Description
5 cm. of textual records
Scope and Content
Copies of newspaper clippings, photographs and other records relating to the history of the London and Port Stanley Railway, with an emphasis on the railway's operations in Port Stanley, Ontario.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

Documents relating to the London & Port Stanley Railway and Conrail

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stan Speers Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1965-1984
Accession Number
2012-36
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh4 B4 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stan Speers Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2012-36
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh4 B4 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1965-1984
Series
Stan Speers Collection- Documents series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Miscellaneous documents collected and/or maintained by Stan Speers, relating to the London & Port Stanley Railway and Conrail. This file includes the following records:
-"History of the London and Port Railway: 1853-1965".
-News release relating to the proposed sale of Conrail assets, August 24, 1984.
-A Government of Ontario publication, July/August 1984: "Eureka! There's new assistance for inventors".
-"Commemorative Stamp Bulletin; Issue Date October 25, 1984: Locomotives from 1860 to 1905".
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway material and ephemera

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives191166
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1937-2005
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1937-2005
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File maintained by Don Cosens for reference and research purposes. Includes blank letterhead for the London and Port Stanley Railway, a time table and tickets from the last day of passenger service on February 19, 1957, a ticket booklet issued to Francis Hume, a sign originally posted in a passenger car, and newspaper articles regarding the history of the London and Port Stanley Railway.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway

Scrapbook - Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives170314
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920-1980
Accession Number
2011-16 to 2011-25
Storage Location
C1 Sh6 B6 F12
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2011-16 to 2011-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh6 B6 F12
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920-1980
Series
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection - Scrapbook series
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
11 photographs
Scope and Content
File contains scrapbook material collected by Robert Moore that includes items related to Port Stanley and its history. Includes photographs, postcards, miscellaneous programs and ephemera, London and Port Stanley Railway ephemera (tickets and timetables), and blank letterhead from the Stork Club. Includes the following photographs:
1: Port Stanley school group, ca. 1920s.
2: Port Stanley Harbour, November 1980.
3: Port Stanley Harbour, ca. 1980s.
4: Port Stanley Harbour, ca. 1980s
5: Drilling rig and "Thunder Cape" in Port Stanley Harbour, January 1987.
6: "Leon Simard" in Port Stanley, ca. 1980s.
7a-c: Stork Club, ca. 1975.
8: Stork Club after 1975 fire.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Stork Club
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Scrapbooks
Images

'Stop 21, Union, 3rd Concession, Yarmouth'

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1980
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B4 F5 #34
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Creator
George Rickard Studio
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B4 F5 #34
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1980
Physical Description
1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Reproduction of a sketch of the exterior of an old London and Port Stanley Railway shelter. Beneath the image, there is a caption reading: "L & PS shelter, Stop 21, Union." On the back of the postcard, there is a caption containing a brief history of the railway shelter.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Yarmouth (Ont. : Township)
Images

Postcard - Port Stanley Terminal Rail excursion train

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1983-2000]
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh4 B2 88
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh4 B2
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh4 B2 88
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1983-2000]
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Postcards series
Physical Description
1 postcard : col ; 10 x 15 cm
History / Biographical
The Port Stanley Terminal Rail inc. is a heritage railway that passes over the historic tracks of The London and Port Stanley Railway between Port Stanley and St. Thomas, Ontario. The tourist trains began operating in 1983, after volunteers purchased the abandoned train corridor and began rehabilitating the line into an operating railway. The group also restored the Port Stanley and Union stations.
Scope and Content
A postcard featuring a colour photograph of a Port Stanley Terminal Rail excursion train travelling alongside water with the King George VI lift bridge visible in the background. The reverse has the following caption: "PORT STANLEY TERMINAL RAIL INC. / PTSR excursion train departs Port Stanley station adjacent to the King George VI lift bridge. Tourists enjoy a scenic ride through Elgin County on 125 year old former London & Port Stanley Ry. Station contains gift shop and museum. A snack caboose is located next to station. Trains operate May to October. Port Stanley is located on Lake Eire about 50 km south of London, Ont."
Name Access
Port Stanley Terminal Rail
London and Port Stanley Railway
King George VI Lift Bridge
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Postcard - Restored diesel electric engine, Port Stanley Terminal Rail

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1983-2000]
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh4 B2 89
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh4 B2
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh4 B2 89
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1983-2000]
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Postcards series
Physical Description
1 postcard : col ; 10 x 15 cm
History / Biographical
The Port Stanley Terminal Rail inc. is a heritage railway that passes over the historic tracks of The London and Port Stanley Railway between Port Stanley and St. Thomas, Ontario. The tourist trains began operating in 1983, after volunteers purchased the abandoned train corridor and began rehabilitating the line into an operating railway. The group also restored the Port Stanley and Union stations.
Scope and Content
A postcard featuring a colour photograph of a 1952 diesel electric locomotive (L2), restored for use on the Port Stanley Terminal Rail.
Name Access
Port Stanley Terminal Rail
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Newspaper clippings relating to the London and Port Stanley Railway

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives63805
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1951-2001
Accession Number
2008-01
2017-39
Storage Location
Box 171, File 10
R10 S3 Sh6 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2008-01
2017-39
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 171, File 10
R10 S3 Sh6 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1951-2001
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
St. Thomas Times-Journal articles relating to the London and Port Stanley Railway, 1951-2001.
A column: "What information do you have on the old London and Port Stanley Railroad?", London Free Press, October 10, 1987.
Also included is a sketch by Rickard, of the L & Ps Kains St. Station, St. Thomas, in 1910.
Name Access
St. Thomas Times-Journal
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Newspapers
Railways

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