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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Museum
Artifact Type
runners
Material
iron
Storage Location
Collections Storage
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Museum
Artifact Type
runners
Description Level
Set
Description
set of four black iron sled runners; each has two latches on springs for attaching to body of sleigh.
Material
iron
Condition Information
good
Category
Distribution & Transportation Artifacts
Sub-category
Land Transportation-Accessory
Artifact Number
E082
Storage Range
R7 S3 Sh6
Storage Location
Collections Storage
Length
29
Width
1
Height
7.5
Units
inches
Images

1963 Switch Lock and Key

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/museum25706
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Artifact Type
Lock
Material
metal
Storage Location
3C-3-E
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Collection
Permanent Collection
Artifact Type
Lock
Description Level
Item
Number of Artifacts
3
Description
Railway switch lock and key from 1963, is mainly rust with some silver and blue paint-6 inch chain attached to the key
Material
metal
Condition Information
fair
Category
Transportation Artifact
Sub-category
Accessory Artifact
Subject of Image
Railway
Accession Number
2014.17.2
Storage Range
Red Crate
Storage Location
3C-3-E
Date Range
1963
Width
11
Height
9
Units
cm
Notes
most of the paint has chipped off and it is rusty but functional
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Artifact Type
Tag, Identification
Material
metal
Storage Location
3C-1-E
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Artifact Type
Tag, Identification
Description Level
Item
Description
Red plated metal number plate with gold print and border. Reads 'Canadian 5700 National'. Attached with bolts.
Material
metal
Condition Information
Good - no apparent concerns.
Category
Rail Transportation
Sub-category
Documentary Artifact
Accession Number
2005.001.023
Storage Location
3C-1-E
Length
28
Width
41
Units
cm
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Artifact Type
Number plate
Material
plastic
Storage Location
3C-1-C
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Artifact Type
Number plate
Description Level
Pair
Number of Artifacts
2
Description
Two black plastic plates with 6014 in white
Material
plastic
Condition Information
fair
Category
Railway Artifact
Sub-category
Rail Transportation Accessory
Accession Number
2008.020.001 a-b 2008.020.001a 2008.020.001b
Storage Location
3C-1-C
Length
30.5
Width
10.8
Height
0.1
Units
in
Notes
one seems genuine, other is questionable
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Artifact Type
number plate
Material
plastic
Storage Location
3C-1-C
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Artifact Type
number plate
Description Level
Item
Number of Artifacts
1
Description
# 8921 number plate, black with white numbers- a light to shine through
Material
plastic
Technique
Stan Smaill
Condition Information
discoloured, dirty-brown film over the numbers
Category
T&E - Communication
Sub-category
Rail Transportation Accessory
Subject of Image
Railroad
Accession Number
2014.21.4
Storage Location
3C-1-C
Length
78
Width
28
Units
cm
Item History
?

Aerial View - Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) Yards, St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives162168
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1980-1988
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F8 10a
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F8 10b
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F8 10c
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F8 10d
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Creator
Alex Brown
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B6 F8
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F8 10a
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F8 10b
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F8 10c
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F8 10d
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1980-1988
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
4 photographs : col ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Aerial views of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway yards in St. Thomas, Ontario.
Name Access
Railways
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Railways
Train stations
Transportation
Images

Aerial View of Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Railway Bridge in St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives161305
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1967
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F11 12
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B6 F11
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F11 12
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1967
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
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.
Name Access
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O)
Pere Marquette Railway
Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway Company
Subject Access
Bridges
Bridges- railroad
Transportation
Railways
Images

Aerial View of Railway Yards and Harbour

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives161018
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930s
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F3 58
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F3
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F3 58
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930s
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
Aerial view of an unidentifed railway yard and harbour, possibly in Toronto, Ontario. A caption below reads: "#3041-9-L-F Sub-station, Yards and Harbor from Elevator 'B' "
Name Access
Railways
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Images

Air Brake Cylinder and Brake Pipe Gauge

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/museum63688
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Artifact Type
gauge
Storage Location
2C-3-D
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Collection
Baggage Car
Artifact Type
gauge
Description Level
Item
Description
A type 1038 air brake gauge manufactured by Ashcroft USA 1858. The red hand is for the cylinder, the black hand is for the brake pipe. The gauge is coloured brass and the bottom is coloured black. There are 2 connectors on the bottom of the gauge.
Condition Information
Good
Category
T&E - Transportation
Accession Number
2020.116.001
Storage Location
2C-3-D
Notes
Paint is chipped on the back where it was stuck to th wooden board in the baggage car.
Item History
From the baggage car.

Algoma Central Railway passenger car

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives159943
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1960s
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F5 5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F5
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F5 5
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1960s
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 9 x 14.5 cm
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of Algoma Central Railway passenger car No. 431. Lettering on the exterior of the car reads: "Agawa-Canyon-Tour".
Name Access
Railways
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Images

Algoma Steel Track Section

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/museum19717
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Artifact Type
Track Section
Material
Steel
Storage Location
MCRR Shop Floor (Signal Display)
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Artifact Type
Track Section
Description
Steel section of track. In white print reads "Algoma 30lbs". Print is somewhat blurred. Standard industrial rail - 30lbs/yd.
Material
Steel
Condition Information
Good - some rusting.
Category
Distribution & Transportation Artifacts
Sub-category
Rail Transportation - Accessory
Accession Number
2012.20.1
Storage Location
MCRR Shop Floor (Signal Display)
Length
129
Width
3
Height
3
Units
cm

All Purpose Flour Sack

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Museum / Archive
Backus-Page House Museum
Artifact Type
Bag
Material
Cloth
Museum / Archive
Backus-Page House Museum
Artifact Type
Bag
Description
Cloth bag with faded blue markings, top opening is permanently open, nothing to close with. Faded logo of some kind between French and English text."INGREDIENTS: WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, BONZOYL PEROXIDE, POTASSIUM BROMATE,NIACIN,REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN. 100 G OF FLOUR CONTAINS 3.6 MG NIACIN, 2.9 MG IRON, 0.45 MG THIAMINE, 0.27 MG RIBOFLAVIN." "INGREDIENTS; FARINE DE BLE, FARINE D'RGE MALTE PEROXYDE DE BENZOYL, BROMATE DE POTASSIUM, NIACINE, FER REDUIT,MONONITRATE DE THIAMINE, RIBOFLAVINE. 100 G DE FARINE CONTIENNENT 3.6 MG DE NIACINE, 2.9 MG DER FER, 0.45 MG DE THIAMINE, 0.27 MG DE RIBOFLAVINE." "Farine TOUT USAGE" 100 LB 45.4 KG A L'EMPAQUETAGE" "Flour ALL PURPOSE" " 100 LB 45.4 KG WHEN PACKED"
Material
Cloth
Condition Information
good
Category
Distribution & Transportation Objects
Sub-category
Containers
Accession Number
2020.12.01
Length
85
Width
48
Units
cm
Notes
No stains, overall good condition but the ink is fading.
Museum / Archive
Backus-Page House Museum
Artifact Type
Bottle
Material
Glass
Storage Location
Pantry
Museum / Archive
Backus-Page House Museum
Artifact Type
Bottle
Description
Amber bottle approximately 5.5 inches tall and 2.5 in diameter.
Material
Glass
Condition Information
fair
Category
Distribution & Transportation Objects
Sub-category
Containers
Accession Number
2013.13.05
Storage Location
Pantry
Width
6.35
Height
13.97
Units
cm
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1975-1979
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C1 Sh2 B1 F9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh2 B1 F9
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1975-1979
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Amtrak file
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
File contains black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal articles concerning Amtrak, 1975-1979.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Amtrak
Subject Access
Newspapers
Railways
Business and Industry
Transportation

Amtrak - Detroit Passengers

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1975
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C1 Sh2 B1 F9 1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh2 B1 F9 1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1975
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Amtrak file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published October 27, 1975 with caption: " Mrs. James Medlyn of St. Thomas greets her grandson Grant Cook and his friend Miss Lynn Garvey who came by train on Sunday from Detroit to visit for the day. The couple were the only passengers on the first passenger-carrying run in about five years. They live in Windsor."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Amtrak
Subject Access
Newspapers
Railways
Business and Industry
Transportation
Images

Amtrak - Passenger Train Passes Through for Last Time

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives117906
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1979
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C1 Sh2 B1 F9 3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh2 B1 F9 3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1979
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Amtrak file
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 12.5 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Two black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published January 31, 1979 with captions:
" The Amtrak passenger train in the above photos, known as the Niagara Rainbow, makes its last two trips through St. Thomas today. The train passes through the city enroute to Buffalo this morning and to Detroit at night. The service is being cancelled because the states of Michigan and New York have withdrawn subsidies on the operating deficit." (3a)
3b shares a caption with 3a. Pictures an unidentified young person watching as the caboose of the Amtrak passenger train passes through St. Thomas.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Amtrak
Subject Access
Newspapers
Railways
Business and Industry
Transportation
Images

Amtrak - State Provides Subsidies

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives117903
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1978
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C1 Sh2 B1 F9 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh2 B1 F9 2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1978
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Amtrak file
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 15.5 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Two black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published October 5, 1978 with captions:
" Amtrak will continue its Detroit to Buffalo passenger service indefinitely because the State of Michigan has agreed to continue to provide subsidies for the service. Shown discussing the train are R.L. Berdan, left, Conrail superintendant in St. Thomas, and George Wieland, Amtrak's supervisor of diesel maintenance and operations. Amtrak has replaced the diesel and coaches with new equipment valued at about $2.2 million." (2a)
" Clare Bowlby, a Conrail engineer, is shown here in the new diesel he operates on Amtrak's Detroit to Buffalo passenger service. Amtrak has decided to continue the run indefinitely after the State of Michigan agreed to continue to provide subsidies. About 12 local residents are employed on the run." (2b)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Amtrak
Subject Access
Newspapers
Railways
Business and Industry
Transportation
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1978
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 20a
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 20b
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 20a
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 20b
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1978
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
2 photographs: col; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Scope and Content
Two colour photographs of Amtrak trains, including the following:
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 20a: Amtrak train headed by Locomotive No. 284, pictured in St. Thomas, Ontario, in October 1978.
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 20b: Amtrak train headed by Locomotive No. 425, pictured east of Niagara Falls, New York, in May 1978.
Name Access
Railways
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Images
Museum / Archive
Port Burwell Marine Museum
Material
metal, wood
Storage Location
beside the lighthouse
Museum / Archive
Port Burwell Marine Museum
Description Level
Item
Number of Artifacts
1
Description
Anchor from the 'Nimrod', weight is 1,364 Kg, contructed out of cast steel with an oak crossarm
Material
metal, wood
Condition Information
fair
Category
Distribution & Transportation Artifacts
Sub-category
Water Transportation- Accessory
Accession Number
997.58.01
Storage Location
beside the lighthouse
Date Range
c. 1874
Width
300
Height
340
Units
cm
Museum / Archive
Port Burwell Marine Museum
Museum / Archive
Port Burwell Marine Museum
Description
Lantern with metal base, glass cylinder around light base protected by a metal grill, painted silver, lid screwed on with wingnuts
Condition Information
Good
Category
Transportation Artifacts
Sub-category
Water Transportation, Accessory
Accession Number
001.70.13
Height
14.75
Diameter
10
Units
inches

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