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Passenger Grace Sharritt: London & Port Stanley Railway Wreck

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Lemon Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Accession Number
2012-26
Storage Location
R3 S1 Sh6 B6 F1 10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Lemon Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3 S1 Sh6 B6 F1 10
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Series
Lemon Family fonds- Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph showing passenger Grace Sharritt (X) in front of a London & Port Stanley Railway wreck, ca. 1920. Note that the motorcar is electrified: the L & PS switched from coal powered locomotives to electric power in 1915. Several men in military uniform are visible.
Name Access
Lemon (family)
West Lorne (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Business and Industry
Images

London & Port Stanley Railway Train at Union Passenger Shelter, April 20, 1952

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives138104
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1952
Accession Number
2015-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B7 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
P 590
Accession Number
2015-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B7 F1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1952
Physical Description
1 postcard : col.
Scope and Content
Colour postcard showing a London & Port Stanley Railway train at the Union passenger shelter, April 20, 1952. "A southbound London & Port Stanley Railway train pauses at the small passenger shelter at Union, Ontario, on April 20, 1952. The three cars, Nos. 16, 23 and 18 (Kuhlman, 1909; St. Louis, 1907), were acquired from The Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co. in 1941 to handle extra wartime passenger service on the L&PS. 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." Published by JBC Visuals, Toronto, Ontario.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Union (Ont.)
Port Stanley Terminal Rail
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Business and Industry
Railways
Images

London & Port Stanley Railway Freight Motor L1 at CN Interchange, London, November 11, 1965

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives138105
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1965
Accession Number
2015-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B7 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
P 591
Accession Number
2015-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B7 F1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1965
Physical Description
1 postcard : col.
Scope and Content
Colour postcard with caption "London & Port Stanley Railway freight motor L1 leaves London's CN interchange with a few box cars on the short run south to St. Thomas, Ontario, November 11, 1965. L1 was built by G.E. (erie works) in 1915 and retired in 1967 when new owner CN de-electrified the line." Published by JBC Visuals, Toronto, Ontario.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Business and Industry
Railways
Images

View of Port Stanley, Looking North from Hillcrest

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives151588
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1875
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-2
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1875
Publication
Posted on Facebook: July 7, 2020.
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
View of Port Stanley, Looking North from Hillcrest, ca. 1875. View includes the covered bridge along the route of the London & Port Stanley Railway (upper left corner), Batt's Hotel (constructed 1870, destroyed by fire in 1890) on the southwest corner of Main and Bridge Streets, what is now Colborne Street, Main Street, Christ Church Anglican church, the Payne House (built in 1873 by Port Stanley postmaster and customs officer Manuel Payne; now the Telegraph House B & B), and the post office (later moved to Hill Street). File includes:
glass-plate negative
glass lantern slide
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Payne (family)
Payne House (Port Stanley)
Payne, Manuel
Christ Church (Port Stanley)
Subject Access
Railways
Hotels
Churches
Images

Christ Church, Port Stanley, Looking Northwest

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives151624
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1868
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-5
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F5
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1868
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Christ Church, Port Stanley, Looking Northwest from the top of modern day Matilda Street, 1868. View includes Christ Church Anglican church and cemetery, built in 1845 on land given by Colonel John Bostwick, the road that is now Colborne Street, Kettle Creek, and the London & Port Stanley Railway covered bridge. The modern day locations of the Kanagio Yacht Club, Foodland, and Selborne Park are visible. This image has been copied from an unidentified publication, where it was printed with the caption "Christ Church, and vicinity, as it appeared from the hill in 1868, with old covered bridge over Creek in background. (From an old photograph in possession of Warren C. Miller, St. Thomas.)". File includes:
glass-plate negative
glass lantern slide
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Christ Church (Port Stanley)
Subject Access
Churches
Religion
Images

Postcard - Centre Street Baptist Church, St. Thomas

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives114269
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca.1915
Accession Number
2013-05
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B5 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
P 392
Accession Number
2013-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B5 F8
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca.1915
Physical Description
1 postcard : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
300 d.p.i.
Scope and Content
Black and white postcard showing Centre Street Baptist Church, St. Thomas, ca. 1910s. View is looking south on Southwick Street from opposite the Southwick Street fire hall. The London & Port Stanley Railway crossing at the intersection of Centre and Southwick Streets is also in view.
Name Access
Centre Street Baptist Church
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Churches
Images

St. Thomas Street Railway Car, Wellington Street

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives153917
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 50
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 50
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing an eastbound St. Thomas Street Railway car on Wellington Street, approaching the intersection with Railway Street (now Princess Avenue), ca. 1920. View is looking west on Wellington Street from the London and Port Stanley Railway tracks running north-south between Railway Street (Princess Avenue) and Moore Street. The spire of Trinity Anglican Church on the northeast corner of Southwick and Wellington Streets is visible in the background. The residence visible at 119 Wellington Street on the northwest corner of Wellington and Railway Streets was occupied when this photograph was taken by Charles A. Riddle, roofing contractor. Marlatt & Marlatt coal, wood, cement and pipe dealers is visible at 120 Wellington Street on the southeast corner of Wellington and Railway Streets. Two horse drawn sleighs are visible.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Street Railway
London and Port Stanley Railway
Trinity Anglican Church, St. Thomas
Subject Access
Railways
Churches
Images

Elgin Handles Limited, St. Thomas

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives153981
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1975
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 93
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 93
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1975
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Colour aerial photograph showing the Elgin Handles Limited, St. Thomas factory and surrounding area, ca. 1975. View is looking north from Kains Street, and shows the London and Port Stanley Railway tracks from the Barwick Street Bridge to Kains Street. View includes part of the former L & PS Station located across the tracks from the Elgin Handles Ltd. plant: this station was repurposed as a freight office/shed when the L & PS constructed a new station at Talbot Street in 1920-1921. The former Wabash Hotel is partially visible, surrounded by trees near the junction of the L & PS and Wabash/CN Railway tracks. Immediately north of the hotel is a cleared area where the former Grand Trunk Railway/Wabash Railroad Station was located prior to its demolition in 1967. This image provides a good view of the "Wabash Diamond", an area around the former Wabash Railroad Station where several rail lines converge forming a diamond shape.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Elgin Handles Limited
London and Port Stanley Railway
Wabash Railroad
Wabash Station
Subject Access
Railways
Business and Industry
Images

Elgin Handles Limited, St. Thomas

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives154002
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1974
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 112
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 112
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1974
Publication
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, January 24, 2017: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/32414732471/in/dateposted-public/.
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing the Elgin Handles Limited, St. Thomas factory and surrounding area, January, 1974. View is looking north from just south of Kains Street, and shows the London and Port Stanley Railway tracks from the Barwick Street Bridge to Kains Street. View includes part of the former L & PS Station located across the tracks from the Elgin Handles Ltd. plant: this station was repurposed as a freight office/shed when the L & PS constructed a new station at Talbot Street in 1920-1921.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Elgin Handles Limited
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Business and Industry
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
objects
Date Range
[190?]-1909
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1
GMD
graphic material
objects
Date Range
[190?]-1909
Physical Description
263 photographs : b&w and col.
1 photograph album cover : 28 x 36.5 cm
History / Biographical
Calvin Winslow Ellis was born April 2, 1877 in Aylmer, Ontario, the son of Isaac Newton Ellis, a carriage maker, and Alma Jane (Calvert) Ellis. Ellis moved to St. Thomas, Ontario c. 1902. In 1906 he worked as an automobile agent. From c. 1913 to 1916 Ellis worked as operator and projectionist at the Star Theatre, 467 Talbot Street, St. Thomas. From c. 1918 until his death in 1935, Ellis worked as an electrical contractor (briefly partnering with Harry W. Beck in business as Ellis & Beck, Electrical Contractors, 12 Metcalfe Street, St. Thomas, c. 1920), electrician and (from c. 1927) proprietor of an electrical repair business at 1 White St., St. Thomas. He married Louise B. Ellis c. 1927. Ellis died February 6, 1935 and was buried in Aylmer Cemetery.
Custodial History
Part of the collection of the Elgin County Pioneer Museum, under accession number B.d.2 Transferred to the Archives from the Elgin County Museum in March, 2007.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs taken and/or collected by Calvin Winslow Ellis, St Thomas, Ontario, perhaps in his capacity as a member of the St. Thomas Camera Club. Fonds includes portraits and other images of Ellis' friends and family; landscape photographs showing various picturesque locations, primarily in Elgin County but also in the vicinity of Niagara Falls, Elora, Delhi and Elmira, Ontario; numerous images of civic buildings, public infrastructure, businesses, bridges, streets and private residences in and around St. Thomas, Ontario; several images documenting the property and activities of various railway companies, including the London and Port Stanley Railway Company, the Michigan Central Railway and the Pere Marquette Railway; several images featuring early automobiles; and numerous images showing various locations in and around Port Stanley, Ontario, including the village itself, its harbour, its rail yards, summer cottages, the waterfront, Orchard Beach and Hill Crest.
Name Access
Ellis, C.W.
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Port Stanley (Ont.)
St. Thomas Camera Club
London and Port Stanley Railway
London and Port Stanley Toll Road
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
Pere Marquette Railway
Subject Access
Photography
Automobiles
Bridges
Bridges- railroad
Business and Industry
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway Tracks, St. Thomas

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives154015
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1919
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 122
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 122
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1919
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing the London and Port Stanley Railway tracks between Railway Street (now Princess Avenue) and Moore Street, St. Thomas, ca. 1919, looking north from just south of the Michigan Central Railway tracks. The Nobility Chocolates Limited factory (now the Sutherland Press Building) is visible at right on the southeast corner of Talbot and Moore Streets. A coal storage elevator is visible at left on the east side of Railway Street, belonging to the Griffin Coal and Ice Company Limited. This photograph was taken prior to 1920 when construction began for the new L & PS station at Talbot Street.
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 12 (White to Princess).
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 12 (Princess to Moore).
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 31 (St. Catharine to John).
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
Subject Access
Railways
Business and Industry
User Comments
In May 2020, Ken Weare commented: "The camera was on the east side of the 2 l&ps tracks looking north. It shows the 2 main east, west lines going through town. Specialty Chocolates name is on the building on the right. It will later be Sutherland Press. There is a sliding where Cox cabs and the ambulances would be at a later date".
In May 2020, Robert Weare commented: "This is the area where the northbound LPS passenger train collided with the NYC yard engine that had oil cars in the lift. When the accident occurred there was an explosion with loss of life and a St Thomas firefighter was injured and then later died.When he was taken to his home he met a friend and said “well it was nice knowing you “.This was the second firefighter who died.The first was in a fire Christmas day fire across from the west end Tim Horton’s .No one knew he died till after his wife asked when he will return home-whops!At that location I had a huge fire (Warren Scott’s first-time as a pump operator).And you know SOMETHING WAS LOOKING OUT FOR US As Rocky fell off an unguarded second floor balcony. Now the photo shows the Stirling Fuel siding on the left/west and it was I believe a coal outlet before Sterling switched it to oil delivery.(and a oil tank car leaked its load until Bob Charms' of the works department spotted the cause.After a few days of rain ,Mailings Clothing would smell oil in their basement.On the right was Southerland press where mom worked and the wye track was south of Talbot ,the switch just cleared the sidewalk and it went to the NYC depot also JUST clearing BX tower. Also look at the tar paper building on the right as it WAS MY FIRST FIRE in the middle of the night.When they charged the 2 1/2” hose and I saw it snake ;was I impressed.Another item was the telegraph pole wood junction cabinet pole that housed railway telephone lines and telegraph.A separate fire report had to be issued for the burnt telegraph pole. It was cold that night and what a wake up for me where for the first time I saw what firefighting was about. Another item was possibility that was the old Millersburg village fire department as Rocky could not locate it. And it was in the similar location as the Southwick St. fire hall I worked. Millersburg was a village separate from St. Thomas as St Thomas was at Town Hall Towers/Jumbo. And I believe I picked up parts of the exploded locomotive boiler!".
It also had a switch JUST south of the south sidewalk similar to he LPS wye on the other side to the NYC station. Originally the LPS main track was the west main for southbound ; and they added the east main ,northbound later. See the light constructed over head wire on the east main ? THE TWO SIDING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF TALBOT WAS ALSO LINED FOR THE SIDING AS THEY WERE THE DERAILS IF A LPS TRAIN TRIED TO CROSS THE NYC DIAMOND WITHOUT PERMISSION. As there was only two tracks (and the St Thomas streetcar diamond) that crossed Talbot. Also there was a siding with a switch JUST north of the north sidewalk on the east side of the mains. And another bit of info;the Cox cab was originally the ambulance shed as the LPS deeded the property to the city. And that is why I (suspect) that the Millersburg fire station was there AND the first fire I attended as a rookie. And the reason Barber (where we rented the truck I drove when you moved to London)shop was there as it also was not part of the LPS property at that time; where my first fire was! The land on the west side of the LPS between the tracks and Princess Ave was leased LPS property till a few years back. And Princess Ave was originally called Railway St. And there was a siding on Moore St to the west side of the Southerland press (you could see the patch job until they redid Moore St a few years back). they got to it from the LPS wye that JUST cleared BX.
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