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London and Port Stanley Railway fonds

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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

Ken Verrell Collection - London and Port Stanley Railway records

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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