Colour illustration of the London and Port Stanley Railway Bath House and Cafeteria (opened 1917) and Port Stanley main beach and boardwalk, as viewed from Fraser Heights. Recreation grounds visible in the foreground. Image is surrounded by a small white border, containing the caption: "Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada -10." One copy is dated November 2, 1937. Shows . The London and Port Stanley Railway beach terminal is partially visible at lower right.
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.
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1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm
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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.
Black and white photograph showing the ferry Marquette and Bessemer I in Port Stanley, Ontario, in circa 1916. A note on the back of the photo indicates that there were four rail tracks in the ship's interior and that when the ship was loaded with cars, a "stationary coupler kept cars fast to [the] ship." The man standing second from the left beside the electric line pole is identified as Harry Jewell.
Group photograph of railway employees, possibly from the London and Port Stanley Railway, pictured in Port Stanley, Ontario on September 13, 1938. Written in ink on the image is "Pensioned Conductors / Port Stanley / Sept 13th 1938"; the reverse has the following notes: "Taken at Port Stanley Sept 13th 1938 / Chieft Dispatcher's Office / Compliment D.H. Huntley"
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."
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
0.1 cm of textual records
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File contains tables dated December 1, 1946, titled "Signal and Interlocking Unit Distribution". Also contains a plan created by the New York Central Railroad Signal Department, dated July 27, 1944, featuring the BX Tower in St. Thomas, Ontario at a New York Central Railroad and London and Port Stanley Railway crossing.
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.