|LONDON & PORT STANLEY RAILWAY|
PASSENGER MOTOR 2
|Car 2 was one of an order for four similar cars built by the Jewett Car Company of Newark, Ohio for the L&PS in 1915. These cars were numbered 2, 4, 6 & 8 . Each all steel car was 61' long over all, 9' 6" wide, seated 56, weighed just over 47 tons with a small baggage compartment at one end. Cost per car was $18,259. The Jewett company produced large numbers of wood cars before changing over to steel construction. Jewett began business during 1894 in Jewett, Ohio. In 1904 or 1905, the Jewett Car Company moved to Newark, Ohio where they remained until 1918 when the company went into receivership and out of business.
I rode this car on a fantrip with my father on July 26, 1953. As far as I can remember, that was the only time I ever rode on the L&PS.
On Wednesday November 7, 1956, this car struck a loaded car carrier, that was transporting four new automobiles, at the level crossing near Stop 4 (Concession 3, Westminster Township) causing severe damage to car #2. The car ended up leaning at a forty-five degree angle with both of its trucks ripped off. Stop 4 station was also demolished in the accident.
|INTERIOR VIEW OF L.&P.S. 2|
This interior shot of L&PS 2 is taken from the no smoking end of the car looking towards the smoking section, and baggage/express compartment. The motormans stool sits at the far end of the car. Who is that good looking kid standing there; the one without the hat?