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.
-A photograph depicting the severance of the Canada Southern Railway route between Toronto, Woodstock, St. Thomas CASO to Port Stanley near the Canada Southern Railway Station, December 1, 2009. This severed the link of the CASO between Toronto and Port Stanley. From the collection of Robert Weare.
-An article from Port Stanley News.com, December 4, 2009: "History in the Making", article written by Robert Weare.
-A list of St. Thomas city council members, 2008.
-10 postcards produced ca. 2013 by Heritage Port, Port Stanley using photographs from the Collection of Robert Weare.
-15 postcards produced by Heritage Port in 2014. Enhanced with colour. 3 different postcards, 5 copies each. Viewable online in this database record.
-a photocopy of a 1948 map of the L & PS route between London and Port Stanley, with notes made by Robert Weare, updates dated May 12, 2020.
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.
Ken Verrell Collection - Personal records and memberships series
0.1 cm of textual records
1 photograph : sep ; 9 x 15 cm
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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."
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.
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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.
Colour postcard showing the replica of the London and Port Stanley Railway station in St. Thomas, Ontario constructed by the St. Thomas and Elgin Home Builders Association for display at the International Plowing Match (IPM) held in St. Thomas, September 21-25, 2010. The replica station is shown on site at the IPM. Following the IPM, the replica building was disassembled and stored until it was reconstructed in 2013 on the original site of the station just north of Talbot Street between St. Catharine and John Streets, St. Thomas. The building now houses the St. Thomas Tourism office.