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London and Port Stanley Railway fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
technical drawings
architectural drawings
textual records
Date Range
1893-1955
Accession Number
2002-20
2007-04
2007-11
Storage Location
W3
M11-12
C1 Sh5 T6-10
R3 S5 Sh5 B1 F28-29
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2002-20
2007-04
2007-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
W3
M11-12
C1 Sh5 T6-10
R3 S5 Sh5 B1 F28-29
GMD
cartographic material
technical drawings
architectural drawings
textual records
Date Range
1893-1955
Physical Description
19 technical drawings
16 maps
15 architectural drawings
0.5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The London and Port Stanley Railway Company (L&PSR) was incorporated by a group of prominent London, Ontario citizens in May 1853. It commenced operations in September 1856. Initially, the railway line proved successful as it generated enough business in Port Stanley, Ontario to result in the construction of a port and other facilities that were regularly visited by American shipping lines. During the summer, the L&PSR became a popular route for city dwellers looking to escape from the heat to the beaches of Lake Erie. Passenger traffic plummeted following the Second World War after reaching a peak of 1.1 million in 1943. The end of gas rationing and more use of the automobile caused the end of passenger service on February 1, 1957. Effective January 1, 1966, the line became part of the Canadian National Railways (CNR). The City of London had traded the line to CNR in exchange for property elsewhere in the municipality.
Custodial History
Donated to London Room likely by the estate of Stanley Shantz of London or was purchased at auction from the estate. Transferred to ECA by London Room.
Scope and Content
Waxed linen drawings of car barns, track switches, car dimensions, power readings and bridge profiles of the London and Port Stanley Railway Company.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway Train

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1897
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 148
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 148
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1897
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing a London and Port Stanley Railway train composed of a steam locomotive and trailing coal and passenger cars, approaching a bridge in an unidentified location, 1897.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Bridges
Bridges- railroad
Images

Profile- Zavitt's Pond- London and Port Stanley Railway

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
c. 1890's
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Location
M12
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 82
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M12
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
c. 1890's
Series
Elgin County Map Collection
Physical Description
1 profile : col., waxed linen
Custodial History
Donated to London Room, likely by the estateof Stanley Shantz of London, or was purchased at auction from estate. Transferred to ECA by London Room.
Scope and Content
"Profile shewing location of crossing over Zavitt's Pond of the L.E. & D.R.R.- L.& Pt.St. Branch" [profile]
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway Company
Subject Access
Railways

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- St. Thomas- London and Port Stanley Railway- 1893

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
Aug. 1893
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Creator
Grand Trunk Railway Drawing Office- Engineer's Department, Hamilton
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 45
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T7
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
Aug. 1893
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
"St. Thomas" [map]
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Railways

Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
graphic material
Date Range
1895-1973
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
graphic material
Date Range
1895-1973
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records series
Physical Description
6.3 cm of textual records
5 booklets
4 volumes
2 prints
1 map
2 plans
Scope and Content
Series contains records created by the London and Port Stanley Railway. Series is comprised of the following subseries and files: Correspondence subseries
Files:
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F9: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1917-1965
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F10: Correspondence relating to the possibility of the Canadian National Railway purchasing the London and Port Stanley Railway Employee records subseries
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F11: Miscellaneous employee documents
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F12: London and Port Stanley Railway employee list
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F13: Seniority list, 1965
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F14: Employee examination booklets
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F15: Reports on job evaluation for the London and Port Stanley Railway Administrative records subseries
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F1: Blank administrative forms
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F2: Tariffs
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F7: Invoices
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F12: Employee handboooks Reports subseries
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F3: Annual Reports, 1916-1919
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F4: Index of Accidents, 1922-1926
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F5: Car traffic reports
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F6: Financial reports
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F8: Report on the London and Port Stanley Railway, 1934 Ephemera subseries
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F9: Passenger timetables
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F10: Employee timetables
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F11: Miscellaneous ephemera
R4 S5 Sh4 B1 F10: Artistic rendition of the London and Port Stanley Railway Maps and Plans subseries
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F13: Map showing London and Port Stanley Railway trackage and Connections
C2 Sh7 14: Plans showing Trestle Bridges over Kettle and Mill Creeks
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

Indenture between the London and Port Stanley Railway Company and the Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway Company

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
December 1, 1893
Accession Number
2007-11
Storage Location
R3 S5 Sh5 B1 F28
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2007-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3 S5 Sh5 B1 F28
GMD
textual records
Date Range
December 1, 1893
Scope and Content
Agreement that the Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway Company will repair and maintain the London and Port Stanley Railway Company for a period of twenty years.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

Plan showing the London and Port Stanley Railway corridor in St. Thomas, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
May 12, 1898
Storage Location
RM1 C2 9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Records Centre
Storage Location
RM1 C2 9
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
May 12, 1898
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records series
Physical Description
1 plan
Scope and Content
Plan showing the London and Port Stanley railway lines through St. Thomas, Ontario, dated May 12, 1898.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway- Port Stanley

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
May 12, 1893
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T9
  1 image     1 document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Creator
Grand Trunk Railway- Engineer's Department- Drawing Office- Hamilton, Ont.
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 65
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T9
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
May 12, 1893
Series
Elgin County Map Collection
Physical Description
1 map : col., waxed linen
Material Details
(To zoom in closer on the map, click on the PDF file)
Custodial History
Donated to London Room likely by the estate of Stanley Shantz of London or was purchased at auction from estate.
Scope and Content
"L. & P.S. Port Stanley" [map]. With annotation: "The parts within the green tinted margins are lands of the Grand Trunk Ry. Co." With stamp: "Grand Trunk Railway Drawing Office, Engineer's Department, Hamilton, May 12, 1893." Shows the property of the London & Port Stanley Railway and various other structures and businesses in the Village of Port Stanley ca. May, 1893.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Images
Documents

Plan showing London and Port Stanley Railway tracks through St. Thomas, Ontario, 1898

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1898
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T29 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T29 2
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1898
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records series
Physical Description
1 plan
Scope and Content
Plan showing London and Port Stanley Railway tracks through St. Thomas, Ontario.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway plans showing Trestle Bridges over Kettle and Mill Creeks

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives163871
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1895
Storage Location
C2 Sh7 14
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
C2 Sh7 14
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C2 Sh7 14
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1895
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records series
Physical Description
2 plans
Scope and Content
London and Port Stanley Railway plans showing Trestle Bridges over Kettle and Mill Creeks. Created by Chief Engineer A. Ormsby Graydon.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

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

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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

London and Port Stanley Railway- Yarmouth

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
May 12, 1893
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Location
M12
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Creator
Grand Trunk Railway Drawing Office- Engineer's Department- Hamilton.
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 54
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M12
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
May 12, 1893
Series
Elgin County Map Collection
Physical Description
1 map: col., on waxed linen.
Physical Condition
Good
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
"L. & P.S.R. Yarmouth" [map] -- covers Lot No.3 Concession 10 & 11.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Yarmouth (Ont. : Township)

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

Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway Passenger Train, Port Stanley

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1897
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-11
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F11
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1897
Publication
Posted on Facebook and Twitter: May 11, 2021.
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway passenger train disembarking passengers at Port Stanley beach, ca. 1897. The London & Port Stanley Railway leased its tracks to the Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway from 1894-1914. File includes:
glass lantern slide
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway Company
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Harbour Entrance, Port Stanley, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1899-1910
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B2 F7 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Creator
Payne, Earnest
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B2 F7
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B2 F7 4
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1899-1910
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.5 x 12 cm
History / Biographical
Photograph is part of the Payne family photo album, which contains 12 photographs taken by Ernest Payne in 1899-1900. Ernest is the grandson of Manuel Payne, an early settler in Port Stanley.
Scope and Content
View of the harbour entrance in Port Stanley, Ontario, looking southwest. Shows the London and Port Stanley Railway yards and freight slip dock.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Payne (family)
Payne, Ernest
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Grand Trunk Railway correspondence, 1891-1899

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1891-1899
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F14
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F14
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F14
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1891-1899
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Grand Trunk Railway records series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains miscellaneous correspondence sent or received by the Grand Trunk Railway, 1891-1899.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

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

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

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