Aerial view of St. Thomas, Ontario featuring the Pere Marquette Railway (later Chesapeake and Ohio Railway) tracks. View is looking north with Alma College and the Moore Street Water Tower visible in the distance.
Published in "Harvest of Memories: Elgin's History Through a Photographer's Lens-Volume II" on page 101.
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Aerial Photographs, [195-?] file
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 16 cm
1 photograph : b&w negative
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Black and white aerial photograph and corresponding negative showing Middlemarch, Ontario, ca. 1955. Looking northwest along the Chesapeake and Ohio/C&O (formerly Pere Marquette) rail line, with Fingal Line at right. The Pere Marquette Railway was constructed through Middlemarch in 1900. Many farmers worked with teams of horses building the road bed. Later, a stock yard and a station were also constructed. Freight trains carried cattle, salt and fertilizer into Middlemarch. During the First World War, many farmers shipped milk to Windsor every morning; others shipped wheat, sugar beets, cattle and hogs. At one time, four passenger trains passed through Middlemarch each day.
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.
Studio portrait, probably of Albert J. Sackville, clerk, Archibald F. McLachlin, drug store, 115 Ross Street, St. Thomas, ca. 1930. Son of Edgar Sackville, engineer, Pere Marquette Railway, and his wife Annie, 4 Palm Street, St. Thomas.
A black and white photograph featuring Bannockburn Farm’s team and wagon, likely as part of a parade. The cart has a sign advertising the Pere Marquette Railway that reads, "Pere Marquette Railway Co. / Ship by Rail / Safe Sure Speedy", and an unidentified woman with four unidentified children sitting inside. An unidentified man holds the reins and is sitting in the box car.
Published on the Archives' flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/4322579603/in/set-72157623204783469.
1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm
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2 copies of the same postcard featuring a colour illustration of farm land and wooded areas in the St. Thomas region. One has several faded postmarks dated 1908. Addressed to Miss Rose Wilson of Lobo, Ontario.
Three colour photographs showing the partially demolished Chesapeake and Ohio/C&O Railway bridge, St. Thomas, ca. 1988. The bridge was originally constructed ca. 1903 by the Pere Marquette Railway. Images 190a and 190b are looking southeast. Image 190c is looking west across the top of the bridge. Sunset Towers apartment building is partially visible in image 190a.