Postcard is part of a set of ten postcards published ca. 2013 by Senton Incorporated. The images used are from the collection of Robert Weare.
Scope and Content
London & Port Stanley Railway- Standard L & PS Railway passenger train. Coaches on the No. 12 Type are 72 foot, all steel, 500 horsepower motor cars, equipped general passenger smoking and express baggage compartments. They are finished in inlaid mahogony and Pullman plush, and are electrically heated and ventilated.
Black and white photograph showing a London and Port Stanley Railway passenger train, including car 8, travelling south from the L & PS main Port Stanley station on September 1, 1940. Note the residences on the hillside behind the station, some of which remain in existence in 2016. View is looking northwest.
Black and white photograph of London & Port Stanley Railway passenger car No. 19. This passenger car was a former steam railroad coach and was later rebuilt in the 1920s to include a Multi-Unit train control system.
Black and white photograph showing a London and Port Stanley Railway passenger train, including locomotive L1, at the L & PS Port Stanley beach terminal in July, 1915. This was one of the first L & PS trains to operate following the electrification of the L & PS system. Many of the passengers are wearing ribbons, likely identifying them as attendees at a picnic organized by a company or organization. Partially visible at right is a Port Stanley beach amusement facility, possibly the roller coaster. View is looking east.
A black and white photograph of London and Port Stanley Railway passenger train with motor car No. 16 in London, Ontario. The locomotive was manufactured in the USA and has a painted Victory "V" on the side of the car in support of the was effort during the Second World War.
Motor car No. 16 was built in 1907 by G.C. Kuhlman Car Company in February, 1909 and was acquired by the London and Port Stanley Railway in 1941. It was originally built for and used by The Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company as Locomotive No. 102. It was converted to a parlour car in 1924.
Photograph of the London & Port Stanley Railway passenger train with motor car No.12 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Passenger trailer car No. 5 is directly behind the motor car. Passengers and crew are visible posing for the photograph in the windows.
Motor car No. 12 was built in 1917 by Jewett Car Company and passenger trailer No. 5 was built by Preston Car Company in 1915.