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Passenger Grace Sharritt: London & Port Stanley Railway Wreck

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Lemon Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Accession Number
2012-26
Storage Location
R3 S1 Sh6 B6 F1 10
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 10
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Series
Lemon Family fonds- Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph showing passenger Grace Sharritt (X) in front of a London & Port Stanley Railway wreck, ca. 1920. Note that the motorcar is electrified: the L & PS switched from coal powered locomotives to electric power in 1915. Several men in military uniform are visible.
Name Access
Lemon (family)
West Lorne (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Business and Industry
Images

View of Port Stanley, Looking East from Fraser Heights

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives151593
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-3
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
View of Port Stanley, Looking East from Fraser Heights, ca. 1920. View includes Hillcrest, including what may be the Hillcrest Inn (constructed 1896 by St. Thomas lawyer John R. Robinson and originally called the "White House"), the Purdom House (residence built in 1897 by a lawyer from London, Ontario), the grain elevator on the west side of the inner harbour, Vary family fish shanties, residence of fishing magnate Frank Shepherd (now the Windjammer Inn), a house at the intersection of Erie and Sydenham Streets said to have been occupied in 1910-1911 by the census taker, Sydenham Street (foreground), stanchions for the electrification of the London & Port Stanley Railway (completed in 1915) and a file of L & PS Railway cars along the west side of the inner harbour, numerous backyard garden plots. File includes:
glass-plate negative
glass lantern slide
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Hillcrest Inn, Port Stanley
Images

London and Port Stanley Railway Beach Terminal, Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives151755
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-9
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F9
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Publication
Published in the Aylmer Express: May 24, 2017.
Posted on Facebook: April 24, 2019.
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Shows the arrival at of an electric-powered (locomotive number 6) passenger train at the London and Port Stanley Railway Beach Terminal at Port Stanley ca. 1920. The electrification of the L & PS system was completed in 1915. View is looking east along Edith Cavell Boulevard and includes the fence at the west end of the terminal platform, passengers entering and leaving the terminal platform, a weigh scale (1 cent for weight and fortune), the terminal shelter (the open-ended building at right) and the London and Port Stanley Railway ice house (partially visible directly to the east of the terminal shelter). The entrance to the Port Stanley Incline Railway is just out of the picture to the north (left). File includes:
glass-plate negative
glass lantern slide
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Storage Location
Box 508, Envelope 144
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 508, Envelope 144
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Publication
Published on the Archives' flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/4326107364/in/set-72157623336177194/.
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
View of the beach and Hopkins Casino, Port Stanley, ca. 1920. The penny arcade with various amusements including a carousel, and the London and Port Stanley Railway Cafeteria and Bath House (opened in 1917) are visible in the background to the west (left) of the Casino. The London and Port Stanley Railway Dance Pavilion (later known as the Stork Club), which was opened in July, 1926, is not visible, so this photograph pre-dates 1926. A label affixed to the back of the copy print reads: "In 1908, James Hopkins, in connection with several investors, purchased the bath house owned by Thomas Hough at the end of William St. and erected the Port Stanley Beach Casino. It was one of the most successful ventures ever undertaken in the village & could boast having the largest ballroom in Canada until 1926. The photo here shows the last edition of the casino as it appeared in the 1920s. To the left is the penny arcade." The casino was enlarged several times before it was destroyed by fire in April, 1932.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Port Stanley Beach
Stanley Beach Casino
Hopkins Casino
Hopkins, James H.
London and Port Stanley Railway
London and Port Stanley Railway Dance Pavilion
Copy Print Number
98
Images

"Plan of the north half of Lot 2, Concession 4 in the Township of Yarmouth, known as the Hathaway Farm"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives6672
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1918-1925
Storage Location
M10h
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Creator
James A. Bell and Son
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 213
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M10h
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1918-1925
Physical Description
1 map sheet
Scope and Content
Plan of the north half of Lot 2, Concession 4 in the Township of Yarmouth, known as the Hathaway Farm, drawn July 18, 1918 by James A. Bell and Son, Civil Engineers, revised in 1920 and 1925 to show property sold in those years to the London & Port Stanley Railway.
Name Access
Hathaway (family)
London and Port Stanley Railway
James A. Bell and Son
Yarmouth (Ont. : Township)
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
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1925
Storage Location
Box 38, Envelope 18093
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 38, Envelope 18093
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1925
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Black and white negative showing possibly W. Lorne Hartsell, chief clerk, London and Port Stanley (L&PS) Railway, ca. 1925.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Images

London & Port Stanley Railway- Examination on the Operation of the Electrical Equipment of Cars and Locomotives

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives56350
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1922
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
File
Accession Number
2007-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3 S5 Sh5 B1 F28
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1922
Physical Description
1 volume
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway

London & Port Stanley Railway- Examination on the Rules of the Operating Department

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1922
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
File
Accession Number
2007-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3 S5 Sh5 B1 F28
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1922
Physical Description
1 volume
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway

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

London and Port Stanley Railway Power Curve- Sept. to May

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
technical drawings
Date Range
September 1- May 31
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T9
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 72
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T9
GMD
technical drawings
Date Range
September 1- May 31
Series
Elgin County Map Collection
Physical Description
1 technical drawing : waxed linen
Physical Condition
Fair
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.Rly. Power Curve- Sep. 1st To May 31st." [technical drawing]
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
technical drawings
Date Range
1920
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T10
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 80
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T10
GMD
technical drawings
Date Range
1920
Series
Elgin County Map Collection
Physical Description
2 technical drawings : waxed linen
Custodial History
Donated to London Room, likely by the estate of Stanley Shantz of London or was purchased at auction from estate. Transeferred to ECA by London Room,
Scope and Content
Graph: "Horsepower" (y-axis) "Time in minutes" (x-axis)
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1920
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 81
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T10
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1920
Series
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Physical Description
1 map : 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
-map showing land ownership along the railway line from London, north through Huron County.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Huron (Ont.: County)

Details of Steel Work for Car Shops

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives128
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawings
Date Range
1920
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Location
M12
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 83
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M12
GMD
architectural drawings
Date Range
1920
Series
Elgin County Map Collection
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : waxed linen.
Physical Condition
Excellent
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
"Details of Steel Work for Car Shops" [architectural drawing]. City of London.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

Plan of Proposed Site- Westminster

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives129
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1920
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Location
M12
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 84
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M12
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1920
Series
Elgin County Map Collection
Physical Description
1 map : 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
"Plan of Proposed Site" [map]. Westminster- Lots 18, 19, 20, 21- Concession I, II.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Westminster Switch
Subject Access
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway Bridges

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
technical drawings
Date Range
1920
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Location
M12
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 85
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M12
GMD
technical drawings
Date Range
1920
Series
Elgin County Map Collection
Physical Description
1 technical drawing : 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
"London & Port Stanley Railway Bridges" [technical drawing]. Includes the cost of abutments for 3 bridges.
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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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Storage Location
Box 100, Envelope 97258
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 100, Envelope 97258
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Publication
Printed in TJ- 31 October 2003. Published in "The Scott-Sefton Collection: Elgin's History Through A Photographer's Lens, Volume 1", pg. 26.
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Scope and Content
Exterior view of the Hopkins Casino dance hall in Port Stanley, looking northwest with the London and Port Stanley Railway Cafeteria, the City Cafe, and the Penny Arcade featuring various amusements including a carousel visible in the background. Hopkins Casino was located at the southern end of William Street. It opened on July 1, 1909 under its original name, the Stanley Beach Casino. It was later renamed Hopkins Casino after tis owner, St. Thomas photographer James H. Hopkins. Hopkins Casino was destroyed by fire in April, 1932.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Stanley Beach Casino
Hopkins Casino
Hopkins, James H.
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Copy Print Number
314
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Port Stanley Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1929
Storage Location
R2 S6 Sh1 B4 F2 150a
R2 S6 Sh1 B4 F2 150b
R2 S6 Sh1 B4 F2 150c
R2 S6 Sh1 B4 F2 150d
R2 S6 Sh1 B4 F2 150e
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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Port Stanley Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R2 S6 Sh1 B4 F2 150a
R2 S6 Sh1 B4 F2 150b
R2 S6 Sh1 B4 F2 150c
R2 S6 Sh1 B4 F2 150d
R2 S6 Sh1 B4 F2 150e
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1929
Series
Port Stanley Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Five black and white photographs show scenes of flooding in Port Stanley. (150a) north of the bridge; (150b) north of the bridge; (150c) ice jam; (150d) boat jammed by ice agains bank of river; (150d) "Frank H. Stanley" in January 1929; London & Port Stanley Railway station is visible in the background. Included in Port Stanley Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book.
Name Access
Port Stanley Women's Institute
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
URL Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Images
Websites / Street View

London & Port Stanley Railway Time Table No. 26

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives148854
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stan Speers Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1923
Accession Number
2012-36
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh4 B2 F2 5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stan Speers Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-36
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh4 B2 F2 5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1923
Series
Stan Speers Collection- Documents series
Physical Description
1 p.
Scope and Content
London & Port Stanley Railway Time Table No. 26, Effective Tuesday, September 4th, 1923.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Railways
Images

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