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London & Port Stanley Railway Wreck

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives138532
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Lemon Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1905
Accession Number
2012-26
Storage Location
R3 S1 Sh6 B6 F1 9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Lemon Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3 S1 Sh6 B6 F1 9
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1905
Series
Lemon Family fonds- Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Two photographs of a London & Port Stanley Railway wreck at Port Stanley, ca. 1905.
Name Access
Lemon (family)
West Lorne (Ont.)
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Bridge Street, Port Stanley, Looking East from George Street

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives151611
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1900
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-4
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F4
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1900
Publication
Posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: July 26, 2019.
Published by the Elgin County Engineering Department for their "Bridging for the Future" project: June 2021: Image #20.
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Bridge Street, Port Stanley, Looking East from George Street, ca. 1900. View includes the Franklin House Hotel (on the modern day site of the LCBO), the bridge across the inner harbour (demolished to allow for the construction of the King George VI lift bridge in 1939), the intersection of George and William Streets (foreground), an ice cream parlour (possibly operated by the Bell family) on the modern day site of the Port Stanley Cenotaph, the Ellison House and Colonel Bostwick House (seen in the background on Hillcrest), the Harrick Boarding House on the southeast corner of Beach and Bridge Streets, and the site of the London & Port Stanley Railway Cafeteria prior to its relocation to the main beach in 1897 (see Prothero, "Musings and Memories", p. 226). Note the hydro poles lining the south side of Bridge Street (possibly installed by a contractor named Mitchell) - not yet wired. File includes:
glass-plate negative
glass lantern slide
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
King George VI Lift Bridge
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

Henry Roe Photograph Album - Culvert in St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives187469
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1900
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh2 B3 F1 14
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh2 B3 F1 14
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1900
Series
Don Cosens Collection- Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.5 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph showing a culvert under the London and Port Stanley Railway in St. Thomas, Ontario, with the caption, "culvert under L.&P.S.Ry. no S' Thomas". Photograph is part of an album compiled by Henry Roe.
Name Access
Roe, Henry
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Photography
Images

London and Port Stanley Railway fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives73
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

Elgin County - Railroads

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives616
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Hugh Sims fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1906-1974
Accession Number
99-11
Storage Location
R6 S5 Sh2 B3 F11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Hugh Sims fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
99-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S5 Sh2 B3 F11
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1906-1974
Scope and Content
Original copy of "The London and Port Stanley Railway", by Christopher Andreae, published in 1974.
Photocopy of a view book: "Union Meeting, Canadian Divisions Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Souvenir. St. Thomas, Ont. July 24 to 27, 1906".
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
View Books
Documents

R6 S5 Sh2 B3 F11b.pdf

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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

Harbour Entrance, Port Stanley, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives162069
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

'Port Stanley, London, Ontario'

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives15381
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1906
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B3 F5 30
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B3 F5 30
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1906
Physical Description
1 postcard : b&w ; 8.5 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
2 black and white photographs of farmland near Port Stanley, with the Lake Erie shoreline in the background. Images are set against a white background, with the caption: "Port Stanley, London (?), Ontario" beneath. Image pre-dates July 1909, when the Stanley Beach Casino (not present here) was opened. View includes London and Port Stanley Railway slip dock and beach extension rail tracks leading to the beach terminal, with two women walking along the tracks; pre-1908 pier or breakwater and lighthouse.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Lake Erie
Port Stanley Beach
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Postcard - First electric car entering Port Stanley, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives162404
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
July 1909
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh4 B2 94
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 94
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
July 1909
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Postcards series
Physical Description
1 postcard : col ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
A postcard featuring a colour illustration that depicts the first electric car entering Port Stanley, Ontario on October 29, 1907. It has a Port Stanley, Ontario postmark dated July 29, 1909 and is addressed to Miss Edna Gough at 25 Redan Street in London, Ontario. The reverse has the following message handwritten in pencil: "Port Stanley / Hello Edna, I almost forgot to write. We are returning home this evening. How is your Pa, trust he is better & at home again. We had a good time. E. Schafer."
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Miscellaneous tables and charts showing data relating to the Michigan Central Railroad / New York Central Railroad

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives163406
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1906-1956
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B6 F30
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S6 Sh3 B6 F30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B6 F30
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1906-1956
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains miscellaneous tables and chart showing data related to the operation of the Michigan Central Railroad / New York Central Railroad. Includes tables with data regarding coaling chutes and platforms, engine houses, elevators and grain houses, turn tables and pumpers in use. Also contains a table featuring descriptive classification of locomotives and a table with information about the classification of weights on drivers of locomotives.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
London and Port Stanley Railway
New York Central Railroad
Subject Access
Railways

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

Fraser Hill, Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives152258
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1908
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F45
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-45
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F45
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1908
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Postcard image ca. 1908 with caption "Fraser Hill, Port Stanley". View includes the Fraser House hotel (opened on May 24, 1871) and lookout gazebo on Fraser Heights, as well as the Incline Railway powerhouse (or hoist house) and tracks. This image pre-dates the extension of the London and Port Stanley Railway tracks to the main beach in Port Stanley in 1897. File includes:
plastic negative (black and white)
glass lantern slide (black and white)
colour postcard
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Fraser Heights (Port Stanley)
Fraser House (Port Stanley)
Incline Railway (Port Stanley)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Hotels
Railways
Images

Pere Marquette Depot, Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives152292
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1906
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F49
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-49
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F49
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1906
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Postcard image produced ca. 1906 from a photograph taken in 1900 showing a north bound Pere Marquette Railway passenger train approaching the main Port Stanley station enroute to St. Thomas and London. View is looking south along the tracks from just north of Bridge Street, Port Stanley. The station house is visible at right (still standing in 2016 and used as its Port Stanley terminus by Port Stanley Terminal Rail) and, in the background, the grain elevator on the west side of Port Stanley harbour is partially visible. The original caption printed on the postcard has been cropped off: "Pere Marquette Depot, Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada". The station house and tracks belonged to the London and Port Stanley Railway, which leased its facilities to the Pere Marquette Railway from 1906 to 1914. File includes:
plastic negative (black and white)
glass lantern slide (black and white)
colour postcard
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Pere Marquette Railway
London and Port Stanley Railway
Port Stanley Terminal Rail
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London and Port Stanley Bridge

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives13335
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1905
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1 F33 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1 F33 2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1905
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w, sepia toned ; 20 x 24.5 cm on sheet 27 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph showing a wooden bridge belonging to the London and Port Stanley Railway. Overhead wires are visible. Mounted on cardboard with the caption "London & Port Stanley Bridge".
Name Access
Ellis, C.W.
St. Thomas (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Bridges- railroad
Bridges
Photography
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
objects
Date Range
[190?]-1909
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1
GMD
graphic material
objects
Date Range
[190?]-1909
Physical Description
263 photographs : b&w and col.
1 photograph album cover : 28 x 36.5 cm
History / Biographical
Calvin Winslow Ellis was born April 2, 1877 in Aylmer, Ontario, the son of Isaac Newton Ellis, a carriage maker, and Alma Jane (Calvert) Ellis. Ellis moved to St. Thomas, Ontario c. 1902. In 1906 he worked as an automobile agent. From c. 1913 to 1916 Ellis worked as operator and projectionist at the Star Theatre, 467 Talbot Street, St. Thomas. From c. 1918 until his death in 1935, Ellis worked as an electrical contractor (briefly partnering with Harry W. Beck in business as Ellis & Beck, Electrical Contractors, 12 Metcalfe Street, St. Thomas, c. 1920), electrician and (from c. 1927) proprietor of an electrical repair business at 1 White St., St. Thomas. He married Louise B. Ellis c. 1927. Ellis died February 6, 1935 and was buried in Aylmer Cemetery.
Custodial History
Part of the collection of the Elgin County Pioneer Museum, under accession number B.d.2 Transferred to the Archives from the Elgin County Museum in March, 2007.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs taken and/or collected by Calvin Winslow Ellis, St Thomas, Ontario, perhaps in his capacity as a member of the St. Thomas Camera Club. Fonds includes portraits and other images of Ellis' friends and family; landscape photographs showing various picturesque locations, primarily in Elgin County but also in the vicinity of Niagara Falls, Elora, Delhi and Elmira, Ontario; numerous images of civic buildings, public infrastructure, businesses, bridges, streets and private residences in and around St. Thomas, Ontario; several images documenting the property and activities of various railway companies, including the London and Port Stanley Railway Company, the Michigan Central Railway and the Pere Marquette Railway; several images featuring early automobiles; and numerous images showing various locations in and around Port Stanley, Ontario, including the village itself, its harbour, its rail yards, summer cottages, the waterfront, Orchard Beach and Hill Crest.
Name Access
Ellis, C.W.
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Port Stanley (Ont.)
St. Thomas Camera Club
London and Port Stanley Railway
London and Port Stanley Toll Road
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
Pere Marquette Railway
Subject Access
Photography
Automobiles
Bridges
Bridges- railroad
Business and Industry
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

Michigan Central Railroad plan showing London and Port Stanley Gravel Road to Wellington Avenue in St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives163688
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
December 15, 1907
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S6 Sh3 B5 F1
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T4
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
December 15, 1907
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
1 plan
Scope and Content
A plan showing a portion of St. Thomas, Ontario, from London and Port Stanley Road to Wellington, Avenue, highlighting the London and Port Stanley Railway corridor.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
London and Port Stanley Gravel Road
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

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

Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives165277
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

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