County of Elgin By-law #12, relating to the London and Port Stanley Railway: The by-law was authorizing the Council to raise the sum of 20,000 pounds and interest payable within thirty years, to be applied in taking stock in the London and Port Stanley Railway Company. Passed 26th January, 1854 (photocopy).
County of Elgin By-law #16, relating to the London and Port Stanley Railway: The by-law was authorizing the Council to raise the sum of 20,000 pounds and interest payable within thirty years, to be applied in taking stock in the London and Port Stanley Railway Company. Passed 21st March, 1854 (photocopy).
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Photograph of a colour illustration by Bohuslav Kroupa published in the "Canadian Illustrated News" issue of July 6, 1872 and entitled "The Cheap Excursion: One Fare There and Back". Reproduced in Christopher Andreae, "The London and Port Stanley Railway" (1974), p. 12. The carriage shown in the drawing is marked "Port Stanley" and the illustration may show passengers boarding a London and Port Stanley Railway excursion train to Port Stanley.
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.
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.
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Waxed linen drawings of car barns, track switches, car dimensions, power readings and bridge profiles of the London and Port Stanley Railway Company.
"London & Port Stanley Railway Timetable. Provides rapid and efficient electric passenger service between London, St. Thomas, Port Stanley, and Intermediate Points. Timetable No. 46, Effective May 19, 1933".
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Historical Records Series
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This file includes;
a letter from Moses Harrington, of Thornhill, regarding taking ownership of the property of William Enos Eadison, March 18, 1850.
a Sketch of the Canada Company’s Huron Tract showing some of the Adjacent Townships, ca. 1850. The sketch includes Southwold Township, Port Talbot, St. Thomas and Port Stanley.
a receipt for Hamel Smith, ca. 1850.
Tender for roof of Court House, made by George Vail & company, ca. 1852.
Tender for Printing for the County Council of the County of Elgin, ca. 1852. Includes quotes for posters, pamphlet work and advertising in paper.
a statement that the County of Elgin holds stock in the London & Port Stanley Railway to the extent of $20,000 for which Municipal Loan Fund Debentures were issued. Also, it states that St. Thomas holds stock of $8500, ca. 1854.
Valuation of the house built for Richard Nichol by Richard Elison. Signed by Peter Wallace. ca.1860.
a partial Last Will and Testament, a list of goods, unidentified, ca. 1860.
Last Will and Testament of Dugald McGugan of the Township of Aldborough, April 28, 1863.
a complaint: Benjamin Franklin White, Plaintiff vs. the London and Port Stanley Railway, Plaintiffs, ca. 1867. Created by Horton & Abbott, Plaintiff’s Attorney.
a Judgment upon Verdict: Benjamin Franklin White, Plaintiff vs. the London and Port Stanley Railway, Plaintiffs, October 10, 1867. Created by Horton & Abbott, Plaintiff’s Attorney.