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London and Port Stanley Railway Corridor, 2013

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives123153
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2013
Storage Location
Box 204, File 32
R10 S5 Sh2 B6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 204, File 32
R10 S5 Sh2 B6
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2013
Scope and Content
-St. Thomas/Elgin Weekly News, September 12, 2013: "All aboard new train station / Replica train station opens".
-"Commemorative Issue: St. Thomas L & PS Corridor, Est. 2013: September 20-22: Grand Opening, Downtown St. Thomas".
-St. Thomas Times-Journal, September 21, 2013: "All aboard!: All weekend and all for free: Crowds are expected all weekend to mark opening of the renovated London & Port Stanley Railway Corridor".
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

Passport to Pleasure: A history of The L&PS Railway

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives128065
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2013
Storage Location
REF 16
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Creator
Authors: Nancy and Frank Prothero
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 16
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2013
Publication
Port Stanley, Ontario: Nan-Sea Publications, 2013
Physical Description
1 volume 121 p.
Scope and Content
This book attempts to explain the ironies and contradictions of the London & Port Stanley Railway as the fortunes and misfortunes of the railway are followed through more than a hundred years.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Subject Access
Railways

Passport to Pleasure: A history of The L&PS Railway

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives128067
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2013
Storage Location
Box 216, File 2
R11 S4 Sh5 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Creator
Authors: Nancy and Frank Prothero
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 216, File 2
R11 S4 Sh5 B2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2013
Publication
Port Stanley, Ontario: Nan-Sea Publications, 2013
Physical Description
1 volume 121 p.
Scope and Content
This book attempts to explain the ironies and contradictions of the London & Port Stanley Railway as the fortunes and misfortunes of the railway are followed through more than a hundred years.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Subject Access
Railways

Replica - London and Port Stanley Railway Station, St. Thomas

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives152727
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
2010
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B7 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
P 666
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B7 F5
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
2010
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
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.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Tourism
Images

A photograph depicting the severance of the Canada Southern Railway and London and Port Stanley Railway tracks near the Canada Southern Railway Station, December 1, 2009. This severed the link of the CASO between Toronto and Port Stanley.

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives123940
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
December 1, 2009
Accession Number
2013-37
Storage Location
Box 152, File 20
R10 S3 Sh3 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2013-37
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 152, File 20
R10 S3 Sh3 B2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
December 1, 2009
Publication
Postcard is part of a set of fourteen postcards published ca. 2013 by Senton Incorporated. The images used are from the collection of Robert Weare.
Physical Description
1 postcard
Scope and Content
A photograph depicting the severance of the Canada Southern Railway and London and Port Stanley Railway tracks near the Canada Southern Railway Station, December 1, 2009. This severed the link of the CASO between Toronto and Port Stanley. Individuals involved with the project include Mayor Cliff Barwick and Aldermans Bill Aarts, Lori Baldwin-Sands, Gord Campbell, Heather Chapman, Tom Johnston, Terry Shackelton and David Warden.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Canada Southern Railway Station
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London & Port Stanley Railway- general history

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives57024
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
2008-2020
Accession Number
2013-37
Storage Location
Box 152, File 20
R10 S3 Sh3 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2013-37
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 152, File 20
R10 S3 Sh3 B2
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
2008-2020
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
1 photograph
Scope and Content
-Photocopies from books on railway history.
-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.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Canada Southern Railway Station
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London & Port Stanley Railway- Freight motor L1 pauses at the small passenger shelter at Union, that Port Stanley Terminal Rail Inc. operates over the old L & PS Railway.

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives123937
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
August 2, 2004
Accession Number
2013-37
Storage Location
Box 152, File 20
R10 S3 Sh3 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Creator
Heritage Port, Port Stanley
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2013-37
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 152, File 20
R10 S3 Sh3 B2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
August 2, 2004
Publication
Postcard is part of a set of ten postcards published ca. 2013 by Senton Incorporated. The images used are from the collection of Robert Weare.
Physical Description
1 postcard
Scope and Content
London & Port Stanley Railway- Freight motor L1 pauses at the small passenger shelter at Union, that Port Stanley Terminal Rail Inc. operates over the old L & PS Railway. Built by G.E> (Erie Works) in 1915 and now owned by the St. Thomas-Elgin County Railwway Museum. After restoration, the L & PS L1 is enroute to the Port Stanley station for the August 1, 2004 weekend. Photo by Rob Sterne.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Union (Ont.)
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London & Port Stanley Railway- Freight motor L & PS Ry L1, Champion Oils/ Sterling Fuels tank car HJMX 6002.

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives123939
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
August 2004
Accession Number
2013-37
Storage Location
Box 152, File 20
R10 S3 Sh3 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Creator
Heritage Port, Port Stanley
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2013-37
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 152, File 20
R10 S3 Sh3 B2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
August 2004
Publication
Postcard is part of a set of ten postcards published ca. 2013 by Senton Incorporated. The images used are from the collection of Robert Weare.
Physical Description
1 postcard
Scope and Content
London & Port Stanley Railway- Freight motor L & PS Ry L1, Champion Oils/ Sterling Fuels tank car HJMX 6002. Part view of Port Stanley Terminal Rail Inc. PSTR 62 coach converted from a CNR metal caboose. Shown at the PSTR, Port Stanley station displayed for August 1, 2004 weekend. Photograph by Robert Weare.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London & Port Stanley Railway- An interior photo of the Jewett Car Co. of Newark, Ohio, motor car L & PS Ry. at the Halton County Radial Railway Museum in Rockwood, ON.

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives123936
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
April 2001
Accession Number
2013-37
Storage Location
Box 152, File 20
R10 S3 Sh3 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Creator
Heritage Port, Port Stanley
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2013-37
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 152, File 20
R10 S3 Sh3 B2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
April 2001
Publication
Postcard is part of a set of ten postcards published ca. 2013 by Senton Incorporated. The images used are from the collection of Robert Weare.
Physical Description
1 postcard
Scope and Content
London & Port Stanley Railway- An interior photo of the Jewett Car Co. of Newark, Ohio, motor car L & PS Ry. at the Halton County Radial Railway Museum in Rockwood, ON. This motor car is part of the even numberer series 2 to 14. Numbered date April 2001. Photo by Robert Weare.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Information regarding John James Porter, killed in a train crash on the London and Port Stanley Railway

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives164635
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1998
Storage Location
W1 B4 F14
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
W1 B4 F14
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
W1 B4 F14
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1998
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Personal records and memberships series
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records
1 photograph : sep ; 9 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
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."
Name Access
Verrell, Ken (1926-2016)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Videocassette - "Memories of the L&PS"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives167522
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
moving images
Date Range
1997
Storage Location
W1 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Creator
Elgin County Railway Museum
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
W1 4
GMD
moving images
Date Range
1997
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Audio-Visual series
Physical Description
1 videocassette : col : 50 min
History / Biographical
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.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

"London & Port Stanley Railway train stops at a passenger shelter in Union, April 20, 1952"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives123826
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
c1985
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
c1985
Physical Description
1 postcard
Scope and Content
"London & Port Stanley Railway train stops at a passenger shelter in Union, April 20, 1952", ca. 1985. On the back of the postacard, it states: "A southbound London & Port Stanley train pauses at the small passenger shelter at Union, Ontario, on April 20, 1952. The three cars, Nos. 16, 23 and 8, were acquired from the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co. in 1941 to handle extra wartime passenger service on the L7PS. Two of the cars are preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum. But the station survives in its original location, hosting passengers on the diesel-powered Port Stanley Terminal Rail, which operates the southern portion of the former L&PS. Port Stanley is on Lake Erie, about 50 km. south of London".
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Union (Ont.)
Images

"London & Port Stanley Railway car goes across Zavitts Pond viaduct, July 13, 1952"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives123827
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
c1985
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
c1985
Physical Description
1 postcard
Scope and Content
"London & Port Stanley Railway car goes across Zavitts Pond viaduct, July 13, 1952", ca. 1985. On the back of the postcard, it states: "On July 13, 1952, London & Port Stanley Railway car 14 drifts across Zavitts Pond viaduct. Car 14 is now at the Canadian Railway Museum near Montreal, but the 226-foot long bridge, built in 1896, still rumbles to the sound of the diesel-powered excursion trains of Port Stanley Terminal Rail, which operates this portion of the former L&PS. Trains leave from Port Stanley, Ontario, on Lake Erie, about 50 km south of London".
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Images

"London & Port Stanley Bridge St. station, Feb. 17, 1957"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives123828
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
c1985
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
c1985
Physical Description
1 postcard
Scope and Content
"London & Port Stanley Bridge St. station, Feb. 17, 1957", ca. 1985. On the back of the postcard, it states: "The platform of the London & Port Stanley's Bridge St. Station in Port Stanley is busy with excursion passengers on Feb. 17, 1957, as cars #14 and 8 form a special train from London. Both cars have since gone to museums, but the station continues to serve as a passenger terminal for thousands of annual tourists who ride the diesel-powered excursion trains of Port Stanley Terminal Rail each year. PSTR has operated the St. Thomas-Port Stanley section of the former L&PS since 1983. Port Stanley is located on Lake Erie, about 50 km. south of London".
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Images

"London & Port Stanley Railway excursion train, Feb. 17, 1957"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives123829
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1985
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2006-17
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 53
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1985
Physical Description
1 postcard
Scope and Content
"London & Port Stanley Railway excursion train, Feb. 17, 1957", ca. 1985. On the back of the postcard, it states: "It's Feb. 17, 1957, as passengers on a special London & Port Stanley excursion train stop to inspect the small shelter at Yarmouth (Stop 14) north of St. Thomas. The shelter was known as a flagstop, with passengers raising the pole-mounted "flag" to signal approaching trains. It is still possible to travel over a portion of the L&PS, on the diesel-powered excursion trains of Port Stanley Terminal Rail. Port Stanley is located on Lake Erie, about 50 kn. south of London".
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Images

Port Stanley Terminal Rail Station, Port Stanley, 1985

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives140410
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elda Mae Patterson fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1985
Accession Number
2003-18
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh5 B1 F19
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elda Mae Patterson fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2003-18
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh5 B1 F19
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1985
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Colour postcard photograph showing the Port Stanley Terminal Rail station, Port Stanley, September 1,1985. This is the former London & Port Stanley Railway Bridge Street (Main) Depot building. Text on verso of postcard: "In 1983, Port Stanley Terminal Rail Inc. purchased the [former L & PS] tracks from Port Stanley to St. Thomas and started operating excursion trains over a portion of the original L&PS Ry. Today, the station serves as a ticket office, gift shop and museum."
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Port Stanley Terminal Rail
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Postcard - Port Stanley Terminal Rail excursion train

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives162398
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1983-2000]
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh4 B2 88
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 88
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1983-2000]
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Postcards series
Physical Description
1 postcard : col ; 10 x 15 cm
History / Biographical
The Port Stanley Terminal Rail inc. is a heritage railway that passes over the historic tracks of The London and Port Stanley Railway between Port Stanley and St. Thomas, Ontario. The tourist trains began operating in 1983, after volunteers purchased the abandoned train corridor and began rehabilitating the line into an operating railway. The group also restored the Port Stanley and Union stations.
Scope and Content
A postcard featuring a colour photograph of a Port Stanley Terminal Rail excursion train travelling alongside water with the King George VI lift bridge visible in the background. The reverse has the following caption: "PORT STANLEY TERMINAL RAIL INC. / PTSR excursion train departs Port Stanley station adjacent to the King George VI lift bridge. Tourists enjoy a scenic ride through Elgin County on 125 year old former London & Port Stanley Ry. Station contains gift shop and museum. A snack caboose is located next to station. Trains operate May to October. Port Stanley is located on Lake Eire about 50 km south of London, Ont."
Name Access
Port Stanley Terminal Rail
London and Port Stanley Railway
King George VI Lift Bridge
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Postcard - Restored diesel electric engine, Port Stanley Terminal Rail

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives162399
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1983-2000]
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh4 B2 89
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 89
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1983-2000]
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Postcards series
Physical Description
1 postcard : col ; 10 x 15 cm
History / Biographical
The Port Stanley Terminal Rail inc. is a heritage railway that passes over the historic tracks of The London and Port Stanley Railway between Port Stanley and St. Thomas, Ontario. The tourist trains began operating in 1983, after volunteers purchased the abandoned train corridor and began rehabilitating the line into an operating railway. The group also restored the Port Stanley and Union stations.
Scope and Content
A postcard featuring a colour photograph of a 1952 diesel electric locomotive (L2), restored for use on the Port Stanley Terminal Rail.
Name Access
Port Stanley Terminal Rail
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

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

'Stop 21, Union, 3rd Concession, Yarmouth'

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives15957
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1980
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B4 F5 #34
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Creator
George Rickard Studio
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B4 F5 #34
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1980
Physical Description
1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Reproduction of a sketch of the exterior of an old London and Port Stanley Railway shelter. Beneath the image, there is a caption reading: "L & PS shelter, Stop 21, Union." On the back of the postcard, there is a caption containing a brief history of the railway shelter.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Yarmouth (Ont. : Township)
Images

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