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

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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

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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

Passenger Grace Sharritt: London & Port Stanley Railway Wreck

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives138535
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
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.
Images

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

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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

Colour Illustration of Train Excursion to Port Stanley, 1872

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives152148
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1872
Storage Location
Box 248, File 9
R11 S5 Sh3 B3
  1 image     1 website  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 248, File 9
R11 S5 Sh3 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1872
Publication
Posted on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter : August 2, 2021.
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
Scope and Content
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.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Art
URL Notes
Link directs to a Facebook post that features image ECVFB248F9. Published August 2, 2021.
Images
Websites / Street View

Elgin Handles Limited, St. Thomas

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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

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