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Invitation to the London and Port Stanley Railway picnic and First Ride on the Railway

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1856
Accession Number
2008-28
Storage Location
C13 Sh1 B3 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-28
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C13 Sh1 B3 F3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1856
Series
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds- William McKay series
Scope and Content
Invitation to William McKay and wife to attend and make contributions toward the London and Port Stanley Railway picnic and First Ride on the Railway, to be held July 5, 1856.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
McKay (family)

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

Plan of Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives105
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
January 5, 1852
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Creator
London and Port Stanley Railway Company
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 62
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T8
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
January 5, 1852
Series
Elgin County Map Collection
Physical Description
1 map : col., waxed linen.
Custodial History
Donated to London Room likely by the estate of Stanley Shantz of London or was purchased at auction from estate. Transferred to ECA by London Room.
Scope and Content
"Plan of Port Stanly" [map]. Signed: W.L. Hale.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Port Stanley (Ont.)

County Court Documents, Miscellaneous, 1850-1867.

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives131160
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1850-1867
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B5 F13
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B5 F13
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1850-1867
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Historical Records Series
Scope and Content
This file includes;
a letter from Moses Harrington, of Thornhill, regarding taking ownership of the property of William Enos Eadison, March 18, 1850.
a Sketch of the Canada Company’s Huron Tract showing some of the Adjacent Townships, ca. 1850. The sketch includes Southwold Township, Port Talbot, St. Thomas and Port Stanley.
a receipt for Hamel Smith, ca. 1850.
Tender for roof of Court House, made by George Vail & company, ca. 1852.
Tender for Printing for the County Council of the County of Elgin, ca. 1852. Includes quotes for posters, pamphlet work and advertising in paper.
a statement that the County of Elgin holds stock in the London & Port Stanley Railway to the extent of $20,000 for which Municipal Loan Fund Debentures were issued. Also, it states that St. Thomas holds stock of $8500, ca. 1854.
Valuation of the house built for Richard Nichol by Richard Elison. Signed by Peter Wallace. ca.1860.
a partial Last Will and Testament, a list of goods, unidentified, ca. 1860.
Last Will and Testament of Dugald McGugan of the Township of Aldborough, April 28, 1863.
a complaint: Benjamin Franklin White, Plaintiff vs. the London and Port Stanley Railway, Plaintiffs, ca. 1867. Created by Horton & Abbott, Plaintiff’s Attorney.
a Judgment upon Verdict: Benjamin Franklin White, Plaintiff vs. the London and Port Stanley Railway, Plaintiffs, October 10, 1867. Created by Horton & Abbott, Plaintiff’s Attorney.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway

County Court Documents, 1856.

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives131161
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1855-1856
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B5 F14
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B5 F14
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1855-1856
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Historical Records Series
Scope and Content
This file includes;
-Bylaw to revise several sums of money for County, Township and School purposes, dated November 10, 1855.
-Loan from Hunt & Stacy to Duncan McLellan, dated January 29, 1856.
-Loan from Hunt & Stacy to (?), dated April 25, 1856.
-Loan from Staffordville(?) to William Crandale, dated May 23, 1856.
-Tender for Gravel between St. Thomas and County line, signed Freeman Ellison, dated June 2, 1856.
-Soloman Moore vs. Caleb Cook, filed June 5, 1856, dated June 5, 1856.
-Loan from Eli D. Mann of Sparta to James Anderson of the Township of Bayham, dated June 12, 1856.
-Loan from Thomas Drake of Fingal to W. Blackmore of Westminister, dated July 11, 1856.
-Loan from (?) co. to Bates, filed March 20, 1857, dated July 28, 1856.
-Loan from Edwin Heathfield to Henderson, filed December 8, 1857, dated August 13, 1856.
-Chattel Mortgage from William Dixon Dalton of the Village of St. Thomas to Henry Dalton of the Town of London, filed August 29, 1856, dated August 26. 1856.
-Loan from Messrs Roe & Brothers to P. Burke, dated September 2, 1856
-Loan from William Kilday(?) to George Metcafe & G.Bait, dated September 30, 1856.
-Loan from Messrs. Roe & Borthers to Richard Pascol, dated October 14, 1856.
-Loan from Thomas Gadsby to Daniel Holibins, dated October 29, 1856.
-Loan from (?) to Duncan S., dated October 29, 1856.
-Aaron Chambers vs. Micheal Flanagan, dated November 13, 1856.
-Loan from Elliott & co. to Robert Nelson, dated November 15, 1856.
-Loan from I. Manning & co. to Haight & Platt (?), dated November 24, 1856.
-Loan from Edwin Heathfield to Henderson, dated December 5, 1856.
-Loan from Edwin Heathfield to Henderson, dated December 8, 1856.
-Report of damage for London & Port Stanley Rail Road Company, dated December 26, 1856.
-Loan from Edmund Small to William Miners, dated December 31, 1856.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Bayham (Ont. : Township)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Westminster (Ont. : Township)

County Court Documents, 1856-1858.

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives131170
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1856-1858
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B5 F15
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B5 F15
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1856-1858
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Historical Records Series
Scope and Content
This file includes;
-Loan from A.C. Quinby & Co. to Jon Slater, St. Thomas, 1855,; A.C. Quinby vs. Jonathon Slater, dated October 18, 1855.
-Loan from J. B. Hart to Charles Courod, Yarmouth, dated December 1, 1856.
-Loan from Jonson Smith to Charles (?), Temperanceville, dated Februrary 6, 1856.
-Writ of Summons for Benjamin Franklin White vs. London and Port Stanley Railway Company, dated December 13, 1856.
-Benjamin Franklin White vs. The London and Port Stanley Railway Company, filed January 30, 1857, dated January 13, 1857.
-Loan from John M. to Mackay, dated January 20, 1857.
-LP Railway vs. White, filed 21 January, 1857, dated January 21, 1857.
-Loan from Messrs Roe & Brothers to Cornelius Coughan, St. Thomas, dated January 29 1857.
-Tender for Gravel Road in Port Stanley, dated January 1857.
-L & P.S. Railway Company vs. White, dated Febuary 5, 1857.
-White vs. L & P.S. R.R., filed 10 Febuary 1857,dated 9 Febuary 1857.
-White vs. L & P.S. Railway co., filed 1857.
-Peter Walker of the Township of South Dorchester vs. Peter Roe, John Adolf Roe and Charles Roe of St. Thomas, dated 1857.
-Robert Harrinaugh of Yarmouth area vs. E.E. Duncombe of St. Thomas, dated 1857.
-Loan from Elisha Current to Smith, Bayham, dated January 12, 1857.
-Tender for London and Port Stanley Gravel Road, signed Robert Hepburn, dated January 27, 1857.
-Loan from James Haldeure(?) to Sparling, Montreal, dated Febuary 18, 1857.
-Joseph Luke of St. Thomas vs. Joseph Phillip and George Phillip of St. Thomas. dated Febuary 1857.
-Loan from Morland to McMerrighton, dated March 1857.
-Chattel Mortgage from (?) of Port Stanley to John Smith of Port Stanley, filed March 31, 1857, dated March 16, 1857.
-Loan from Davison, Routh & Arkell to H.N. Bews(?), dated October 1857.
-James Witefield of St. thomas vs. Henry Henepsy(?) of St. Thomas, dated April 1857.
-Loan from Joseph Conrad to G.M. Boggs, dated April 11, 1857.
-William King Karnes and Archibald Harris of St. Thomas vs. John McNeil of Yarmouth, dated April 23, 1857.
-White vs. London & Port Stanley R.R., dated July 7, 1857.
-Account William Whalace to R. Philips & co. (??), dated 1858.
-John Douglas of Vienna vs. John McCosland of the Township of Malahide, filed Febuary 26 1858, dated Febuary 25, 1858.
-Chattel Mortgage from Francis F. Blackade of the Town of St. Thomas to William Lipsey of the Town of St. Thomas, dated July 8, 1858.
-List of M. William Whales Expenses (??), dated 1858.
-List of fees and paid fees (??), filed March 15, 1858, dated March 12, 1858.
Name Access
Temperanceville (Ont.)
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
London and Port Stanley Toll Road
South Dorchester (Ont. : Township)
Yarmouth (Ont. : Township)

County Court Documents, February-September 1857.

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1857
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B6 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B6 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1857
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Historical Records Series
Scope and Content
This file includes;
Stephen vs Abraham Dawson, dated February 28, 1857.
Joseph Philips & George Philips of St. Thomas vs. Joseph Luke of St. Thomas, dated April 1857.
Loan from David Parish to Samuel Fenin(?), dated May 11, 1857.
Loan from Eli D. Mann to Helmurke(?), Malahide, dated May 16, 1857.
James Mitchell vs. John Stewart, dated June 21, 1857.
A. G. Dunby of Hamilton cs. Jonathan Slater of St. Thomas, dated June 23, 1857.
M. L. Moore of St. Thomas vs. Thomas Warren of Yarmouth, dated June 29, 1857.
William Rofs vs. James Stewart, filed July 17, 1857, dated July 17, 1857.
Loan from Thomas Ridout & co. to Nicole, dated July 27, 1857.
White vs. L & P.S. R. co., dated July, 1857
Thomas Brown of St. Thomas vs. George Doan of South Yarmouth, dated August 14, 1857.
An Abstract from the Register of Customs Port Stanley, signed Higman(?), dated September 15, 1857.
Name Access
Yarmouth (Ont. : Township)
London and Port Stanley Railway
St. Thomas (Ont.)

County Court Documents, September-December 1857.

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives131172
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1857
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B6 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B6 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1857
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Historical Records Series
Scope and Content
This file includes;
Loan from Martin VanSlyke to Wilkfield(?), Aylmer, filed December 17 1857, dated March 10, 1857.
Exhibit A: Mortgage from Nathaniels D. Vail of St. Thomas to Matthew A. Tisdale of the Township of Yarmouth, dated September 7, 1857, used as exhibit A May 17, 1860.
Loan from MacPherson Glasgow & Co. to (?), Fingal, dated October 1, 1857.
White vs. L& P.S. R. Co., dated October 10, 1857.
White vs. London and Port Stanley R. Co. Judgement Roll, filed October 10, 1857, dated January 13, 1857.
Mortgage from The London & Port Stanley Railway Co. of London to Edward Adams (?) Ridout of London, filed October 16, 1857. dated October 15, 1857.
Chattel Mortgage from Hotchkiss(?) Brothers of Port Bruce Elgin Co. to Misses John (?), filed October 19, 1857, dated 1857.
John Vosper of Port Bruce vs. John Symmonds of London, dated November 6, 1857.
Loan from Jos Luke to Rich Luke, St. Thomas, dated November 13, 1857.
Assignment of Samuel W. Thompson of the Town of St. Thomas, filed November 14, 1857. dated November 13, 1857.
Mortgage from James Mitchel to (?), filed November 23, 1857, dated November 23, 1857.
Schedule of Goods of Samuel W. Thompson, ca. 1857.
Schedule of goods of (?), filed December 3, 1857, dated December 3, 1857.
Bill of Sale, Samuel Newal Holl of the Town of St. Thomas, dated December 3, 1857.
Writ of Summons: N. S. Humphrey vs. The Port Bruce Harbour Company, filed December 11, 1857, dated November 9, 1857.
Writ of Summous: John G. McKenzie & Gordon McKenzie vs. George Caulfield of St. Thomas, filed December 15, 1857, dated September 19, 1857.
Mortgage from Elias Wilson in the Township of Bayham to Robert Lewis Skinner of Vienna, dated December 18, 1857.
Loan from Wesley F Boughmen of St. Thomas to W. C Smith of St. Thomas, filed December 31, 1857, dated August 19, 1857.
Indenture by Way of Assignment, from Isaac B. Haff of the Township of Yarmouth to Isaac Moore of the Township of Yarmouth & Howard B. (?) of the same place, filed January 2, 1858, dated December 19, 1857.
"In the Third Division Court for the County of Elgin: Peter and John Eakins of St. Thomas claims of George Southwick, Mill Road, Township of Southwold", December 18, 1856- December 4, 1857. Attached summons is dated November 13, 1857.
-"In the Third Division Court for the County of Elgin: Adam Walthew of St. Thomas claims of James McIntosh, Mill Road, Township of Southwold", April 15- December 3, 1857.
Name Access
Port Burwell Harbour Company
London and Port Stanley Railway
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Bayham (Ont. : Township)
Vienna (Ont. : Village)
Yarmouth (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Mortgage

County of Elgin By-law #12, relating to the London and Port Stanley Railway

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1854
Storage Location
Box 178, File 8
R10 S4 Sh1 B4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 178, File 8
R10 S4 Sh1 B4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1854
Scope and Content
County of Elgin By-law #12, relating to the London and Port Stanley Railway: The by-law was authorizing the Council to raise the sum of 20,000 pounds and interest payable within thirty years, to be applied in taking stock in the London and Port Stanley Railway Company. Passed 26th January, 1854 (photocopy).
County of Elgin By-law #16, relating to the London and Port Stanley Railway: The by-law was authorizing the Council to raise the sum of 20,000 pounds and interest payable within thirty years, to be applied in taking stock in the London and Port Stanley Railway Company. Passed 21st March, 1854 (photocopy).
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Elgin (Ont.: County)
Subject Access
Railways

BX Tower in St. Thomas, Ontario

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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

London and Port Stanley Railway

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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

London and Port Stanley Railway material and ephemera

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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

Information regarding John James Porter, killed in a train crash on the London and Port Stanley Railway

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives164635
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1998
Storage Location
W1 B4 F14
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
W1 B4 F14
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
W1 B4 F14
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1998
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Personal records and memberships series
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records
1 photograph : sep ; 9 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence addressed to Ken Verrell from Sheila Heasman, whose relative was John James Porter. Porter was killed in a train accident on the London and Port Stanley Railway and Heasman wrote Verrell to share more information about her relative. Included with the letter is a photographic print of Porter and copies of newspaper articles covering the crash. Written on the reverse of the photgraph is the following text handwritten in ink: "On reverse of original - Frank Cooper, Photographer, Richmond St., London, Ont / John James Porter, b. 26th April 1845. Killed in 'horrendous' train crash on the London & Port Stanley Railway on 12th July 1883."
Name Access
Verrell, Ken (1926-2016)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Videocassette - "Memories of the L&PS"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives167522
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
moving images
Date Range
1997
Storage Location
W1 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Creator
Elgin County Railway Museum
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
W1 4
GMD
moving images
Date Range
1997
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Audio-Visual series
Physical Description
1 videocassette : col : 50 min
History / Biographical
Viedocassette titled "Memories of the L&PS", featuring a brief photo shitroy, original colour movies and slides from the 1950s, and the London and Port Stanley Railway Moto Coach # 8 reinauguration at Halton County Radial Railway.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

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