Aerial view of the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Railway bridge in St. Thomas, Ontario, formerly the Pere Marquette Railway and the Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway bridge. Also pictured is the "Park House" and the Pere Marquette office building and water tank.
Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway passenger train disembarking passengers at Port Stanley beach, ca. 1897. The London & Port Stanley Railway leased its tracks to the Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway from 1894-1914. File includes:
Copy of a souvenir booklet entitled "Port Stanley, With Compliments of The Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway". Produced and distributed by the Railway ca. 1897 as an enticement to tourists to use the railway to visit Port Stanley. Booklet includes several photographs including the Picnic Grounds on Fraser Heights; the Fraser House hotel and grounds; a view of the beach and outer harbour from Fraser Heights which includes the old west pier and lighthouse and a steam-powered passenger train travelling west along the beach extension tracks; a view of the beach, the "excursion dock" at the foot of Fraser heights with an approaching passsenger boat and another steam powered passenger train; a view of Fraser heights and the incline railway from the beach, which includes another steam powered passenger train; two views of the lake shore and beach looking west; a view of Port Stanley and the inner harbour looking east from Fraser Heights; a view of "new Orchard Beach", looking east from Hillcrest; a view of two passenger ferries docked at the west pier and boarding passengers, including the steamer Flora of the Cleveland & Port Stanley Line; a view of "Lovers' Walk" on Fraser Heights.
Copy of a souvenir booklet entitled "Summer Resorts on Lake Erie The Detroit and St. Clair Rivers". Produced and distributed by the Railway ca. 1907 as an enticement to tourists to use the railway to visit Port Stanley; Rond Eau; The Mettawas resort and Paradise Grove, Kingsville, Ontario; the St. Clair River; Detroit and the Detroit River, including Belle Isle. Booklet includes several photographs relating to Port Stanley including the Picnic Grounds on Fraser Heights; the Fraser House hotel (exterior and interior) and grounds; views of the beach and passenger trains at the beach terminal; the Hillcrest Inn hotel; Orchard Beach, looking east from Hillcrest; panoramic views of Port Stanley looking northeast from Fraser Heights and looking northwest from Hillcrest; views of sail boats off Port Stanley; photographs and information about the car ferry Shenango No. 1, operated by The Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway; photographs and information about the passenger steamer Urania, operated by The Lake Erie Navigation Company Limited; photograph of The Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway offices, depot and grounds at Walkerville, Ontario; and a map showing the routes of The Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway including car ferries operated by The Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway and The Lake Erie Navigation Company Limited.
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Colour illustration of a steam train loading cargo into the Shenango No.1, at Port Stanley. Has Port Stanley and Lynden postmarks dated August 27, 1909. Addressed to Mr. Charles Galston of Troy, Ontario. The photograph on which this postcard is based must have been taken prior to March 11, 1904, when the Shenango No. 1 burned in the Conneaut, Ohio harbour. The train locomotive is marked "L.E. & D.R." (Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway).
Article about an incident occurring in 1903, in which a gravel train hit the rear end of a passenger car of the Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway's train No. 66 at the West Lorne Station. Appeared in the West Lorne Sun of Thursday April 27, 1978.
View of Port Stanley and Fraser Heights, taken from the hill side above Little Beach, ca. 1900. View includes the Fraser House hotel (opened May 24, 1871), George Street, Main Street, the Mitchell House Hotel at the corner of George and William Streets and an earlier location of the Mitchell House further east, Ellison's ship yard, the inner harbour, and the route of the Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway on the west side of the harbour (extended to the main beach in 1894/1895 and to the slipdock in 1897). File includes: