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Agreements between the City of London & the London Railway Corporation and the New York Central Railroad

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives162789
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
October 6, 1936
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F4
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
October 6, 1936
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a 10-year agreement dated October 6, 1936 between the City of London and the London Railway Commission (operating the London and Port Stanley Railway), and the New York Central Railroad, a lessee of the Michigan Central Railroad. Agreement references a previous aggeement and indenture, specifically the 1915 agreement with the Canada Southern Railway for the interchange of traffic between the two railways and the electrification of the London and Port Stanley Railway tracks. The seven page agreement contains eighteen clauses, stipulating conditions of the agreement.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
Canada Southern Railway
London and Port Stanley Railway
London (Ont.)
New York Central Railroad
Subject Access
Railways

Baseball games in Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives102089
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930
Storage Location
Box 140, Envelope 95457
  2 images     1 website  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 140, Envelope 95457
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930
Publication
CP535 posted on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter : August 6, 2021.
Physical Description
Plastic negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Two photographs showing baseball games at the main beach recreation area in Port Stanley, ca. 1930. CP535 shows a women's game, with view looking northwest. Image 140_95457 shows a men's game, with view looking southeast and the London and Port Stanley Railway beach terminal (with approaching train) and London and Port Stanley Railway Dance Pavilion (opened in 1926, later known as the Stork Club) visible in the background.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
London and Port Stanley Railway Dance Pavilion
Stork Club
Subject Access
Railways
Sports and Recreation
Baseball
Copy Print Number
535
URL Notes
Link directs to a Facebook post that features image CP535. Published August 6, 2021.
Images
Websites / Street View

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

Correspondence regarding the Michigan Central Railroad assuming assets of the London and Port Stanley Railway

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives164915
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1932-1938
Storage Location
W1 B5 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
W1 B5 F8
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
W1 B5 F8
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1932-1938
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Filed internally by the Michigan Central Railroad as File No. 225, this file contains correspondence regarding the operational feasibility of the London and Port Stanley Railway. Contains newspaper articles and correspondence discussing the possibility of the Michigan Central Railroad taking over the London and Port Stnaley Railway and to pay them a yearly rental fee in return. Also includes a memorandum analyzing the Michigan Central Railroad's traffic, comparing the years 1935 and 1930.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

Elgin County - Railroads

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives616
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Hugh Sims fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1906-1974
Accession Number
99-11
Storage Location
R6 S5 Sh2 B3 F11
H R I S T O P H E R A N D R E A E The London and Port Stanley Railway: 1856 2 We want a railway! 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Hugh Sims fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
99-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S5 Sh2 B3 F11
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1906-1974
Scope and Content
Original copy of "The London and Port Stanley Railway", by Christopher Andreae, published in 1974.
Photocopy of a view book: "Union Meeting, Canadian Divisions Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Souvenir. St. Thomas, Ont. July 24 to 27, 1906".
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
View Books
Documents

R6 S5 Sh2 B3 F11b.pdf

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Historical Photographs of St. Thomas - Aerial View of Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives137235
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C9 Sh2 B4 F14 43
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
Frank H. Leslie
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C9 Sh2 B4 F14 43
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Historical Photographs of St. Thomas file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14.5 cm
Scope and Content
Aerial view of Port Stanley, ca. 1930. Photo by Frank H. Leslie. Retained for reference by the St. Thomas Times-Journal. View includes the London & Port Stanley Railway tracks, with trains travelling in opposite directions visible; the London & Port Stanley Railway Dance Pavilion (later the Stork Club), with a water taxi or ferry boat parked at its dock extended out into Lake Erie; the London & Port Stanley Railway Cafeteria (with visible sign); the London & Port Stanley Railway Bath House; the Port Stanley boardwalk; Hopkins Casino; the west breakwater (pier; partially visible); a baseball diamond with a game in progress; a ferris wheel and carousel; and large mounds of what appears to be coal lining the west side of the harbour.
File includes photograph print (corresponding b&w plastic negative is missing).
For a postcard made from this image see Robert Moore Postcard Collection C6 Sh6 B3 F1 41.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Stork Club
Hopkins Casino
Subject Access
Railways
Baseball
Sports and Recreation
Images

Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives165277
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
graphic material
Date Range
1895-1973
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
graphic material
Date Range
1895-1973
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records series
Physical Description
6.3 cm of textual records
5 booklets
4 volumes
2 prints
1 map
2 plans
Scope and Content
Series contains records created by the London and Port Stanley Railway. Series is comprised of the following subseries and files: Correspondence subseries
Files:
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F9: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1917-1965
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F10: Correspondence relating to the possibility of the Canadian National Railway purchasing the London and Port Stanley Railway Employee records subseries
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F11: Miscellaneous employee documents
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F12: London and Port Stanley Railway employee list
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F13: Seniority list, 1965
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F14: Employee examination booklets
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F15: Reports on job evaluation for the London and Port Stanley Railway Administrative records subseries
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F1: Blank administrative forms
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F2: Tariffs
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F7: Invoices
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F12: Employee handboooks Reports subseries
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F3: Annual Reports, 1916-1919
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F4: Index of Accidents, 1922-1926
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F5: Car traffic reports
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F6: Financial reports
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F8: Report on the London and Port Stanley Railway, 1934 Ephemera subseries
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F9: Passenger timetables
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F10: Employee timetables
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F11: Miscellaneous ephemera
R4 S5 Sh4 B1 F10: Artistic rendition of the London and Port Stanley Railway Maps and Plans subseries
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F13: Map showing London and Port Stanley Railway trackage and Connections
C2 Sh7 14: Plans showing Trestle Bridges over Kettle and Mill Creeks
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives153134
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1853-2011
Storage Location
Box 250, File 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 250, File 2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1853-2011
Physical Description
5 cm. of textual records
Scope and Content
Copies of newspaper clippings, photographs and other records relating to the history of the London and Port Stanley Railway, with an emphasis on the railway's operations in Port Stanley, Ontario.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway administrative records - blank forms

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives163856
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920-1955]
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F1
M23 55
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F1
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F1
M23 55
GMD
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920-1955]
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains blank administrative forms including cheques, free transportation form, clearance forms, envelopes, register of trains, transfer form, daily report of passengers carried, accident report form and a monthly material report form. Oversized blank forms located in M23 55 include a daily inspection record and a train sheet / timetable.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway Baggage Car B1, St. Thomas

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives153888
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1938
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 28
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 28
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1938
Publication
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, January 17, 2017: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/31565402124/in/dateposted-public/.
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing London and Port Stanley Railway baggage car B1, at the Michigan Central Railway Station (partially visible) in St. Thomas ca. 1938. Baggage carts are visible. View is looking southeast.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Canada Southern Railway Station
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London and Port Stanley Railway business report

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives163864
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1934
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F8
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F8
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1934
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records series
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two copies of a business report on the London and Port Stanley Railway. Includes background information about the company and information about investments, capitalization, earnings and passenger and freight traffic statistics.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway: Car Number 4

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives183111
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Public Library Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930
Accession Number
2018-07
Storage Location
M2 S1 Sh1 B1 F2 66
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Public Library Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-07
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M2 S1 Sh1 B1 F2 66
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930
Series
St. Thomas Public Library Collection- A Pictorial History of St. Thomas, Volume Two series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 10 cm
History / Biographical
The London and Port Stanley Railway Line was built from London to St. Thomas to Port Stanley in 1856. It was an electric railway. It's last run was on December 11, 1965.
Scope and Content
London and Port Stanley Railway: Car Number 4, ca. 1930.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Images

London and Port Stanley Railway car traffic reports

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives163860
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1927-1947
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F5
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1927-1947
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains car traffic reports for the London and Port Stanley Railway.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway Dance Pavilion, Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives176
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1935
Storage Location
Box 508, Envelope 95101
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 508, Envelope 95101
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1935
Publication
Published in St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, March 11, 1998.
Printed in the St. Thomas Times-Journal: February 28, 2004.
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
The entranceway to the London and Port Stanley Railway Dance Pavilion (opened 1926, later known as the Stork Club, destroyed by fire in January 1979). John Hetherington's father built a boat inside this building and it was taken out through the rear wall.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway Dance Pavilion
Stork Club
Subject Access
Railways
Copy Print Number
407
Images

London and Port Stanley Railway employee handbooks

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives163869
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1918-1943
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F12
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F12
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F12
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1918-1943
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records series
Physical Description
2 volumes
1 booklet
Scope and Content
File contains internal publications created by the London and Port Stanley Railway, issued to its employees including the following:
-Consolidated Bulletin No. 5, containing rules and instructions for London and Port Stanley Railway employees. Includes Boks No. 95, 119, 143 and 217.
-Rules and Regulations for the Government Employees of London and Port Stanley Railway, approved by the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada under Order 26992, February 16, 1918.
-The Second Edition of Rules and Regulations for the Government Employees of London and Port Stanley Railway, approved by the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada under Order 26992. Effective September 15, 1943
-Rules and Regulations for the Government of Employees of the London and Port Stanley Railway, Rule Book No. 1399, second edition (circa 1943).
-Schedule of Rules Governing the Working Conditions and The Rates of Pay of all Employees of the London and Port Stanley Railway,/i>, effective May 1, 1941.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway employee timetables

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives163866
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1938-1956
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F10 R4 S5 Sh4 B1 F9 (oversized)
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F10 R4 S5 Sh4 B1 F9 (oversized)
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1938-1956
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records series
Physical Description
0.3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains London and Port Stanley Railway employee timetables, 1938 to 1956.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway financial reports

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives163862
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1935-1966
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F6
M23 56 (oversized)
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F6
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh1 B8 F6
M23 56 (oversized)
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1935-1966
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains miscellaneous financial reports for the London and Port Stanley Railway including the following items:
-Report of Debentures Issued, circa 1943.
-Summary of Gross Earning and Operating Expenses for the Year ending December 31, 1929.
-MCRR Freight Haulage with revenue for the years 1919-1935.
-Statement of Operating Revenues and Expenses, 1930-1934, inclusive.
-Correspondence from the London and Port Stanley Railway Accounting Department addressed to T.R. Robertson, Traffic Manager, regarding a 1966 balance sheet. Oversized item located in M23 56: Estimated contribution of Passenger Service to Total Net Income, July 1, 1940 to June 30, 1950.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives73
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
technical drawings
architectural drawings
textual records
Date Range
1893-1955
Accession Number
2002-20
2007-04
2007-11
Storage Location
W3
M11-12
C1 Sh5 T6-10
R3 S5 Sh5 B1 F28-29
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2002-20
2007-04
2007-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
W3
M11-12
C1 Sh5 T6-10
R3 S5 Sh5 B1 F28-29
GMD
cartographic material
technical drawings
architectural drawings
textual records
Date Range
1893-1955
Physical Description
19 technical drawings
16 maps
15 architectural drawings
0.5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The London and Port Stanley Railway Company (L&PSR) was incorporated by a group of prominent London, Ontario citizens in May 1853. It commenced operations in September 1856. Initially, the railway line proved successful as it generated enough business in Port Stanley, Ontario to result in the construction of a port and other facilities that were regularly visited by American shipping lines. During the summer, the L&PSR became a popular route for city dwellers looking to escape from the heat to the beaches of Lake Erie. Passenger traffic plummeted following the Second World War after reaching a peak of 1.1 million in 1943. The end of gas rationing and more use of the automobile caused the end of passenger service on February 1, 1957. Effective January 1, 1966, the line became part of the Canadian National Railways (CNR). The City of London had traded the line to CNR in exchange for property elsewhere in the municipality.
Custodial History
Donated to London Room likely by the estate of Stanley Shantz of London or was purchased at auction from the estate. Transferred to ECA by London Room.
Scope and Content
Waxed linen drawings of car barns, track switches, car dimensions, power readings and bridge profiles of the London and Port Stanley Railway Company.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways

London and Port Stanley Railway Freight Train

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives153863
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1939
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 9
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 9
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1939
Publication
Published by the Elgin County Engineering Department for their "Bridging for the Future" project: April 2021: Image #12.
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 Port Stanley Railway locomotive L3 pulling a freight train northbound from the L & PS main Port Stanley station in 1939. The King George VI Lift Bridge, recently inaugurated in May, 1939, is partially visible at left. An automobile with a 1939 licence plate and a windshield sign identifying it as a taxi is also visible. View is looking southeast.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
King George VI Lift Bridge
Subject Access
Bridges
Railways
Images

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