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Correspondence regarding a proposed agreement for the Michigan Central Railroad to consolidate with the London and Port Stanley Railway

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives162731
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1929-1932
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B5 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B5 F2
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B5 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1929-1932
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
6.0 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains internal correspondence regarding a possible strategy for the Michigan Central Railroad to consolidate its operations with the London and Port Stanley Railway. Many letters include attached newspaper articles about the London and Port Stanley Railway, as well as reports that analyze the London and Port Stanley Railway's business operations. Includes a report outlining the history of the London and Port Stanley Railway, as well as statements from 1929 outlining their operating expenses and earnings, assets and liabilities, and an auditor's report. This is contrasted with a comparative report on the Michigan Central Railroad.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Correspondence
Railways

Correspondence regarding operations of the London and Port Stanley Railway

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives162733
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1936-1957
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B5 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B5 F3
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B5 F3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1936-1957
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
5.0 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains internal correspondence between Michigan Central Railroad staff regarding the operations of the London and Port Stanley Railway, in the context of analyzing if it would be advantageous for the Michigan Central Railroad to purchase the London and Port Stanley Railway. Correspondence also includes discussion of issues arising with the Michigan Central Railroad's business in London, where the company had joint agreements with the London and Port Stanley Railway. File also includes reports and newspaper articles regarding the London and Port Stanley's business and services, including when the London and Port Stanley Railway ceased passenger service. These items are often attached to associated correspondence.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Correspondence
Railways

London and Port Stanley Derailed Train Car

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives193496
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
February 23, 1949
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_435
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_436
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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
49-340 (2_435)
49-341 (2_436)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_435
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_436
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
February 23, 1949
Publication
2_435 was published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on February 24, 1949, page one.
Posted on Facebook: September 24, 2021.
Physical Description
2 negatives : plastic
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Photographs of a tank car derailment in Port Stanley on the London and Port Stanely Rail line. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on February 24, 1949, page one: " Tank Car Derailed on L. & P.S." 2_435: "Service on the London and Port Stanley wsa disrupted on Wednesday when a tank car was derailed at Port Stanley. Assistance was enlisted from the Chespeake & Ohio Railway in getting the tank car back on the tracks and re-opening traffic south from St. Thomas. The C. & O. wrecker and crew was dispatched to the scene of the wreck about ten o'clock, Wednesday morning . Ernest Woodruff, divion master mechanic, supervised the work of righting the wreck."
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O)
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Subject Access
Accidents
Train Derailments
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B6 6_203
URL Notes
Link directs to a Facebook post featuring the image.
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