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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

BX Tower in St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives160945
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1960s
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F2 14
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 14
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1960s
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 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, looking east along the railroad from 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

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

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives166714
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

Plan showing London and Port Stanley railway crossing with the St. Thomas Street Railway at Wellington Street in St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives166712
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
March 1915
Storage Location
RM1 C2 8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Records Centre
Storage Location
RM1 C2 8
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
March 1915
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records series
Physical Description
1 plan [photocopy]
Scope and Content
Plan showing the London and Port Stanley railway crossing with the St. Thomas Street Railway Trolley Hydro Electric Light Line at Wellington Street in St. Thomas, Ontario, dated March 1915.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

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

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives166451
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

Plan showing the London and Port Stanley overhead bridge at Barwick Street in St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives166459
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
November 11, 1920
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T29 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T29 4
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
November 11, 1920
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 overhead bridge at Barwick Street in St. Thomas, Ontario, dated November 11, 1920.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

Plan showing the London and Port Stanley overhead bridge at Barwick Street in St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives166466
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
November 11, 1920
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T29 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T29 4
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
November 11, 1920
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 overhead bridge at Barwick Street in St. Thomas, Ontario, dated November 11, 1920.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

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

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

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

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives83
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

'M.C.R.R. Station, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada'

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives14744
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1910
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B2 F3 #34
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Creator
The Valentine and Sons Publishing Co., Ltd., Montreal and Toronto
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B2 F3 #34
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1910
Publication
Published on the Archives' flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/4311297527/in/set-72157623302116008/.
Physical Description
1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
A colour illustration of the Michigan Central Railroad Station, St. Thomas. Has a St. Thomas postmark dated September 9, 1910. Addressed to Mrs. J.W. Lumly of Iona Station, Ontario. Two rail cars belonging to either the St. Thomas Street Railway or London and Port Stanley Railway are visible in front of the station. Now the historic CASO Station.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
London and Port Stanley Railway
St. Thomas Street Railway
Canada Southern Railway Station
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Plan showing the London and Port Stanley Railway yards in St. Thomas, 1921

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives166434
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
March 31, 1921
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T28 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T28 4
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
March 31, 1921
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 yards located in St. Thomas, Ontario, dated March 31, 1921. Shows Elm Street to Yarwood Street.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Subject Access
Railways

Plan showing the London and Port Stanley Railway yards in St. Thomas, 1921

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives166659
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
March 31, 1921
Storage Location
RM1 A2 5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Records Centre
Storage Location
RM1 A2 5
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
March 31, 1921
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 yards in St. Thomas, Ontario, dated March 31, 1921.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

Postcard - New York Central Railroad Locomotive No. 1707 in St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives162411
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
September 1957
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh4 B2 99
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 99
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
September 1957
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Postcards series
Physical Description
1 postcard : col ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
A postcard featuring a colour photograph of New York Central Railroad Locomotive No. 1707 leading a triple-header freight train in St. Thomas, Ontario. It is pictured while en route from Buffalo to Detroit, stopped for the London and Port Stanley electric line in September 1957.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
New York Central Railroad
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London and Port Stanley Railway passenger train in St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives159008
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1952
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B2 F1 35
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B2 F1
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B2 F1 35
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1952
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 20.5 x 25.5cm
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of London and Port Stanley Railway passenger train crossing the Kettle Creek bridge.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Railways
Kettle Creek Bridge
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Images

London and Port Stanley Railway passenger motor cars in St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives159009
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1954
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B2 F1 36
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B2 F1
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B2 F1 36
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1954
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 20.5 x 25.5cm
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of London and Port Stanley Railway passenger motor cars No. 2 and 4 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Both cars were built by the Jewett Car Company in 1915.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Railways
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Images

Incline Railway and Observation Tower, Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives152030
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1880
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F33
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-33
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F33
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1880
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Incline railway powerhouse and observation tower, Port Stanley, ca. 1880. William Fraser built the incline railway in the 1870s to allow guests at the Fraser House hotel on Fraser Heights to conveniently travel to and from the main beach. The observation tower was built adjacent to the incline railway as an attraction for visitors. The incline railway was originally powered by a steam locomotive. It was purchased by the London and Port Stanley Railway and electrified in 1915. The incline railway ceased operating ca. 1963 when its open cars were deemed unsafe and the owners decided it was not cost effective to convert to closed cars. File includes:
glass-plate negative
glass lantern slide
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Incline Railway (Port Stanley)
Fraser Heights (Port Stanley)
Fraser House (Port Stanley)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Incline Railway and Observation Tower, Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives152060
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1880
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F34
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-34
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F34
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1880
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Drawing depicting the incline railway and observation tower, Port Stanley, looking east, ca. 1880. William Fraser built the incline railway in the 1870s to allow guests at the Fraser House hotel on Fraser Heights to conveniently travel to and from the main beach. The observation tower was built adjacent to the incline railway as an attraction for visitors. The incline railway was originally powered by a steam locomotive. It was purchased by the London and Port Stanley Railway and electrified in 1915. The incline railway ceased operating ca. 1963 when its open cars were deemed unsafe and the owners decided it was not cost effective to convert to closed cars. View also includes the pedestrian walkway along the cliff top on Fraser Heights in front of the Fraser House hotel, Port Stanley main beach (at this time completely undeveloped), an early version of the west pier and lighthouse, and a schooner entering the harbour. This image has been copied from an unknown publication. File includes:
glass-plate negative
glass lantern slide
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Incline Railway (Port Stanley)
Fraser Heights (Port Stanley)
Fraser House (Port Stanley)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Port Stanley Harbour
Port Stanley Beach
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London and Port Stanley Railway Station in St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives160935
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1917
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F2 8
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 8
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1917
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
London and Port Stanley Railway station on Kains Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. This building was often referred to as the Kains Street Depot, and was later used as a freight house when the railway built a new station on Talbot Street. Passenger car No. 10 is pictured on the tracks in front of the station.
Name Access
Railways
St. Thomas (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Train stations
Images

London and Port Stanley Railway Station in St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives160938
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1917
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F2 9
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 9
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1917
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
London and Port Stanley Railway station on Kains Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. This building was often referred to as the Kains Street Depot, and was later used as a freight house when the railway built a new station on Talbot Street. An unidentified individual is pictured standing beside the station. Directly below the image is the following caption: "KAINS ST. DEPOT, ST. THOMAS / Showing addition for freight house purposes. Upon completion of new St. Thomas depot at Talbot Street this building will be used for the freight department exclusively."
Name Access
Railways
St. Thomas (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Train stations
Images

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