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Aerial View of Traction Car on Union Hill

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives140925
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
South Yarmouth Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1910
Accession Number
2007-07
Storage Location
R6 S1 Sh5 B4 F1 6b
  1 image     1 website  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
South Yarmouth Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2007-07
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S1 Sh5 B4 F1 6b
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1910
Series
South Yarmouth Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of an aerial view of a traction car travelling on Union Hill, ca. 1910, included in the South Yarmouth Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume Two, page 6. The picture was taken by Mr. John Ellman from the roof of his home. Seen to the left is the home of Dr. George H. Jackson; to the north of the lane is the home of Mrs. B. McIntyre and Dr. F. E. and Mrs. Lumley; and across the street is the home of Miss L. Montgomery.
Name Access
South Yarmouth Women's Institute
Yarmouth (Ont.: Township)
Union (Ont.)
Southwestern Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Railways
URL Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Images
Websites / Street View

Arrival of the First Traction Line Car at Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives151649
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1907
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-8
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F8
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1907
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Shows the arrival at Port Stanley of the first South-Western Traction Company passenger train, October 31, 1907 (car number 52). The South Western Traction Company was formed in 1902; sold in receivership and renamed the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company in 1908; ceased operations and disbanded in 1918. The train is parked on what is now the northwest corner of Colborne and Bridge Streets. The building visible behind the rail car is the Judd & Fraser Drug Store and was likely constructed in the 1850s (note the 20 over 20 windows typical of 1850s buildings). The building partially visible to the north (right) of the rail car is the Ellison Hardware store. Note that several men shown in the photograph are holding lines of fish, including (front, centre), the train motorman. The man shown standing three persons to the right of the motorman and wearing a bowler hat may possibly be Elgin County Registrar Dr. James H. Coyne. A few unidentified businesses on the south side of Bridge Street are visible. File includes:
glass-plate negative
glass lantern slide
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Southwestern Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
Coyne, James Henry
Subject Access
Railways
Images

'Christ Church, Port Stanley, Ontario'

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives15286
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca.1915]
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B3 F4 #14
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Creator
C.F. Taylor, Port Stanley
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B3 F4 #14
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca.1915]
Physical Description
1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Colour illustration of the exterior of Christ Church, Port Stanley and surrounding property with large trees, as viewed from across a river. View includes the South Western Traction Company or London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company line with a passing traction line car.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Christ Church (Port Stanley)
South Western Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
Subject Access
Railways
Images

'Grand Central Hotel- 1900'

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives14831
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Accession Number
2005-26
2012-36
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B2 F6 #2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Creator
The Image Shop, St. Thomas
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-26
2012-36
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B2 F6 #2
GMD
graphic material
Physical Description
1 postcard : b&w ; 10.5 x 12 cm (2 copies)
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the exterior of the Grand Central Hotel St. Thomas, with pedestrians, store fronts, and a London & Lake Erie Railway car. Image is surrounded by an ornate, foliate border.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Grand Central Hotel
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
Images

Harbour Entrance, Port Stanley, Looking Southwest

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives152428
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1915
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F67
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-67
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F67
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1915
Publication
Posted on Facebook: February 5, 2021.
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing the entrance to the harbour at Port Stanley, looking southwest from Hillcrest, ca. 1915. View includes the route of modern day Willow and Edward Streets, with railway tracks visible, probably those of the South-Western Traction Company/London and Lake Erie Railway; London and Port Stanley Railway yards and freight slip dock on the west side of the harbour entrance; a large steamship entering the harbour; and piles of coal awaiting shipment. The Stanley Beach Casino and ferris wheel are visible in the background: the Casino was opened on July 1, 1909, later purchased by St. Thomas photographer James H. Hopkins and operated as Hopkins Casino, and destroyed by fire in April, 1932. The west breakwater (pier) is partially visible at upper left. File includes:
Photograph print
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Stanley Beach Casino
Hopkins Casino
Hopkins, James H.
Southwestern Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1912
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F64
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-64
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F64
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1912
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph, ca. 1912, showing the inner harbour at Port Stanley, looking east. View includes warehouses and several fishing boats in dry dock for repair or construction on the east bank of the harbour. The wooden uprights visible at right in the photograph may be stanchions for electric wires used by the South-Western Traction Company/London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company. File includes:
Photograph print
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Port Stanley Harbour
Southwestern Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Hotel Loney, Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives79211
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1907
Storage Location
Box 1, Envelope 4695
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 1, Envelope 4695
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1907
Publication
Published in "The Scott-Sefton Collection: Elgin's History Through A Photographer's Lens, Volume 1", pg. 100.
Posted on Facebook: January 24, 2019.
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Exterior view of the Hotel Loney in Port Stanley, ca. 1907, looking southwest from the intersection of Main and James Streets. The hotel was constructed in 1896, and was later known as the Clifton Hotel. The Port Stanley station for the South Western Traction Company railway is under construction at left and the Traction Line tracks are visible in the foreground. The Traction Line reached Port Stanley on October 31, 1907. The South Western Traction Company was formed in 1902; began operating passenger service to Port Stanley in 1907; sold in receivership and renamed the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company in 1908; ceased operations and disbanded in 1918. "A. Sadlier Prop." inscribed above the front doorway. "Sitting Room" inscribed on the ground floor windows.The grain elevator on the west side of the inner harbour is partially visible in the background.
Name Access
Southwestern Traction Company
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Hotel Loney (Port Stanley)
Clifton Hotel (Port Stanley)
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
Subject Access
Hotels
Railways
Copy Print Number
1111
Images

Hotel Loney, Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives152001
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1908
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F28
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-28
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F28
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1908
Publication
Posted on Facebook: January 24, 2018.
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Exterior view of the Hotel Loney (later known as the Clifton Hotel), Port Stanley, ca. 1908, looking northwest from just south of the intersection of Main and Bridge Streets. The hotel was constructed in 1896 on the site of the Port Stanley Bath House, which was destroyed by fire in 1894. Note the railway car parked in front of the hotel: likely a car operated by the South Western Traction Company, or its successor, the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company. The Port Stanley station for the Traction Line was located just south on Main Street from the hotel (just out of view in this photograph). The South Western Traction Company was formed in 1902; began operating passenger service to Port Stanley in 1907; sold in receivership and renamed the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company in 1908; ceased operations and disbanded in 1918. This image has been copied from an unidentified publication. File includes:
glass-plate negative
glass lantern slide
photograph print
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Southwestern Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
Hotel Loney (Port Stanley)
Clifton Hotel (Port Stanley)
Subject Access
Railways
Hotels
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Parsons fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1902-1918
Accession Number
2011-29
Storage Location
C9 Sh4 B4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Parsons fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2011-29
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C9 Sh4 B4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1902-1918
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of approximately 200 file cards with typescript summaries of notices originally published 1902-1918 in the St. Thomas Daily Times, the St. Thomas Evening Journal, London Free Press and other newspapers relating to the Southwestern Traction Company, the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company, and the London & Port Stanley Railway.
Name Access
Southwestern Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

Loading Fish at Old Town Hall, Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives152230
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1908
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F43
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
P-43
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh3 B2 F43
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1908
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Postcard image showing workmen loading fish on a transport train in front of the Old Town Hall on the east side of Main Street, Port Stanley, ca. 1908. View is looking north along Main Street. An electrified train car and electric stanchions can be seen in the background, indicating that the train was likely operated by the South-Western Traction Company Limited (later operated, 1908-1918, as the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company). The date stone on Old Town Hall is clearly visible and reads "Town Hall 1877". File includes:
glass-plate negative (black and white)
glass lantern slide (black and white)
colour postcard
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
Southwestern Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
Town Hall (Port Stanley)
Subject Access
Municipal Offices
Business and Industry
Fisheries
Fishing
Railways
Images

London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company Baggage Car, Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives153860
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 7
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 7
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Two copies of a black and white photograph showing London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company baggage car 27 at Port Stanley, August 2, 1916. The car is shown opposite the company's Port Stanley station located on the west side of Main Street, just south of Bridge Street (the station itself is not in view). The Port Stanley Customs House on the east side of Main Street is partially visible at left. The London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company operated a "traction line" passenger service between London, Ontario and Port Stanley via St. Thomas. In 1908 the company took over the operation from the bankrupt South Western Traction Company (which was incorporated in 1902 and began operating a passenger rail service in October, 1907) until it went out of business in 1918. View is looking southeast.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
South Western Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
Port Stanley Customs House
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company Car 2, St. Thomas

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives153865
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 11
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 11
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Two copies of a black and white photograph showing London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company car 2, at the company's car barns and shops at the intersection of Talbot and Stanley Streets and adjacent to the old St. Thomas Town Hall (partially visible in the background with the distinctive turret). St. Thomas City Directory for 1916 includes listings for "L & LE freight office and sub-station", 140-142 Talbot Street; "L & LE shops", 146 Talbot Street; and "Street car barns" (i.e. storage barns for the St. Thomas Street Railway), 154 Talbot Street, in the old Town Hall building. The Victoria Block, constructed in 1912 and at the time this photograph was taken occupied by the E.T. Wright & Company Shoe factory, 180 Talbot Street, is partially visible in the background with its distrinctive rooftop water tower. The London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company operated a "traction line" passenger service between London, Ontario and Port Stanley via St. Thomas. In 1908 the company took over the operation from the bankrupt South Western Traction Company (which was incorporated in 1902 and began operating a passenger rail service in October, 1907) until it went out of business in 1918. View is looking east.
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 4 (Church to Stanley).
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 5 (Stanley to William).
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
South Western Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
St. Thomas Street Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company Car 25, St. Thomas

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives153868
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 14
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 14
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Two copies of a black and white photograph showing London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company car 25, possibly a baggage car, at the company's car barns and shops at the intersection of Talbot and Stanley Streets and adjacent to the old St. Thomas Town Hall (partially visible in the background with the distinctive turret). St. Thomas City Directory for 1916 includes listings for "L & LE freight office and sub-station", 140-142 Talbot Street; "L & LE shops", 146 Talbot Street; and "Street car barns" (i.e. storage barns for the St. Thomas Street Railway), 154 Talbot Street, in the old Town Hall building. The Victoria Block, constructed in 1912 and at the time this photograph was taken occupied by the E.T. Wright & Company Shoe factory, 180 Talbot Street, is partially visible in the background with its distrinctive rooftop water tower. The London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company operated a "traction line" passenger service between London, Ontario and Port Stanley via St. Thomas. In 1908 the company took over the operation from the bankrupt South Western Traction Company (which was incorporated in 1902 and began operating a passenger rail service in October, 1907) until it went out of business in 1918. View is looking east.
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 4 (Church to Stanley).
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 5 (Stanley to William).
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
South Western Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
St. Thomas Street Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company Car 84, St. Thomas

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives153864
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 10
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 10
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Publication
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, January 3, 2017: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/31982772811/in/dateposted-public/.
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Four copies of a black and white photograph showing London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company car 84, at the company's car barns and shops at the intersection of Talbot and Stanley Streets and adjacent to the old St. Thomas Town Hall (partially visible in the background with the distinctive turret). St. Thomas City Directory for 1916 includes listings for "L & LE freight office and sub-station", 140-142 Talbot Street; "L & LE shops", 146 Talbot Street; and "Street car barns" (i.e. storage barns for the St. Thomas Street Railway), 154 Talbot Street, in the old Town Hall building. The Victoria Block, constructed in 1912 and at the time this photograph was taken occupied by the E.T. Wright & Company Shoe factory, 180 Talbot Street, is partially visible in the background with its distrinctive rooftop water tower. The rail car is marked "Mail & Express". A sign is visible reading "Stop 44". Railway tracks are visible leading west on old Talbot Street. Businesses on the north side of Talbot Street east of Stanley Street are visible in the background. The London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company operated a "traction line" passenger service between London, Ontario and Port Stanley via St. Thomas. In 1908 the company took over the operation from the bankrupt South Western Traction Company (which was incorporated in 1902 and began operating a passenger rail service in October, 1907) until it went out of business in 1918. View is looking northeast.
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 4 (Church to Stanley).
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 5 (Stanley to William).
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 23 (opposite Stanley to New).
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
South Western Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
St. Thomas Street Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company Car, St. Thomas

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives154000
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1915
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 110
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 110
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1915
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing a London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company car and railway staff, at the company's offices at the intersection of Talbot and Stanley Streets and adjacent to the old St. Thomas Town Hall, 1915. St. Thomas City Directory for 1916 includes listing for "L & LE freight office and sub-station", 140-142 Talbot Street. A note on the back of the photo identifies the railway staff shown as, left to right, Teddy Pembroke, conductor (being relieved); Harry Jewell, conductor (relieving); Jim McGregor, motorman (relieving), and Bob mcGregor, motorman (relieved). The London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company operated a "traction line" passenger service between London, Ontario and Port Stanley via St. Thomas. In 1908 the company took over the operation from the bankrupt South Western Traction Company (which was incorporated in 1902 and began operating a passenger rail service in October, 1907) until it went out of business in 1918.
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 4 (Church to Stanley).
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
South Western Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company Line Car, St. Thomas

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives153866
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 12
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 12
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Two copies of a black and white photograph showing a London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company line car, at the company's car barns and shops at the intersection of Talbot and Stanley Streets and adjacent to the old St. Thomas Town Hall (partially visible in the background with the distinctive turret). St. Thomas City Directory for 1916 includes listings for "L & LE freight office and sub-station", 140-142 Talbot Street; "L & LE shops", 146 Talbot Street; and "Street car barns" (i.e. storage barns for the St. Thomas Street Railway), 154 Talbot Street, in the old Town Hall building. The Victoria Block, constructed in 1912 and at the time this photograph was taken occupied by the E.T. Wright & Company Shoe factory, 180 Talbot Street, is partially visible in the background with its distrinctive rooftop water tower. The London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company operated a "traction line" passenger service between London, Ontario and Port Stanley via St. Thomas. In 1908 the company took over the operation from the bankrupt South Western Traction Company (which was incorporated in 1902 and began operating a passenger rail service in October, 1907) until it went out of business in 1918. View is looking east.
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 4 (Church to Stanley).
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 5 (Stanley to William).
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
South Western Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
St. Thomas Street Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company Passenger Car 52, St. Thomas

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives153867
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 13
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 13
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company passenger car 52, at the company's car barns and shops at the intersection of Talbot and Stanley Streets and adjacent to the old St. Thomas Town Hall (partially visible in the background with the distinctive turret). St. Thomas City Directory for 1916 includes listings for "L & LE freight office and sub-station", 140-142 Talbot Street; "L & LE shops", 146 Talbot Street; and "Street car barns" (i.e. storage barns for the St. Thomas Street Railway), 154 Talbot Street, in the old Town Hall building. The Victoria Block, constructed in 1912 and at the time this photograph was taken occupied by the E.T. Wright & Company Shoe factory, 180 Talbot Street, is partially visible in the background with its distrinctive rooftop water tower. The London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company operated a "traction line" passenger service between London, Ontario and Port Stanley via St. Thomas. In 1908 the company took over the operation from the bankrupt South Western Traction Company (which was incorporated in 1902 and began operating a passenger rail service in October, 1907) until it went out of business in 1918. View is looking east.
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 4 (Church to Stanley).
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 5 (Stanley to William).
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
South Western Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
St. Thomas Street Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company Station, Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives153857
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 4
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 4
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Publication
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, January 11, 2017: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/31913781270/in/dateposted-public/.
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing the exterior of the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company Station, Port Stanley, August 2, 1916. The station was located on the west side of Main Street, just south of Bridge Street. The porch of the Loney House hotel on the southwest corner of Main and Bridge Streets is partially visible at right. Note signs for the Great North Western Telegraph Company of Canada, American Express and The Producers Fish Company Limited. The London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company operated a "traction line" passenger service between London, Ontario and Port Stanley via St. Thomas. In 1908 the company took over the operation from the bankrupt South Western Traction Company (which was incorporated in 1902 and began operating a passenger rail service in October, 1907) until it went out of business in 1918. View is looking southwest.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
South Western Traction Company
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London and Lake Erie Railway locomotive

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives159533
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1902-1918
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B3 F10 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B3 F10
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B3 F10 2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1902-1918
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of London and Lake Erie Locomotive No. 52. This locomotive functioned using a Hungarian-designed, three-phase AC electric overhead traction system, and the London and Lake Erie Railway was the only railroad in North America to use this system.
Name Access
Railways
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Images

London and Lake Erie Railway locomotive

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives159534
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1915
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B3 F10 3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B3 F10
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B3 F10 3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1915
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Scope and Content
A London and Lake Erie traction line car at the corner of Bridge and Colborne Streets, Port Stanley, ca. 1915. Looking west towards the bridge, the Hotel Loney is at left and the building behind the car is 284 Bridge Street (still standing in 2021) and then occupied by F. R. Dale groceries and meat.
Name Access
Railways
London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Images

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