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London and Port Stanley

Steam era: 1894 L&PS leased Lake Erie and Detroit River

Article about first Hydro Radial
January 15, 1916

L&PS 14 southbound at Union and PSTR northbound at Union Station.
Two scenes about 60 years apart!

Car 2 leads two wooden trailer cars and another powered car showing the popularity of travelling on L&PS.
Berner-Maguire Collection

Michigan Central diamond St.Thomas circa 1915-20

Car 4 and another one stopped at Port Stanley. c.1915.
Wells Fargo and Co. Express
Note board and batten construction later stuccoed. See below.

London & Port Stanley radial railway station in Port Stanley, Ontario. Al Howlett Collection.

Cars 6 and 2 at St. Thomas 6/1/1950

L-2 on CNR interchange while a pair of Pacifics CNR 5585 and 5143 get underway with a coal drag eastbound.
London 7/17/1955 Anthony H. Perles

Car 8 trailing another car and box car, just west of the CASO station. 1956
Note that motorman is in far car and brakeman on far end of box car being switched.

London, Ontario August 11, 1956 Collection of Joseph Testagrose

204 one of four 38 foot wooden flat cars acquired in 1915 used as was much rolling stock.
Digital restoration Walter Pfefferle

Details of locomotive order. GE Review August 1916

Car 4 at the beach in Port Stanley. September 23, 1950 Collection of Joseph Testagrose

Cars 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 built 1915 Jewett Car Co. Newark, Ohio. Cars 12, and 14 Jewett 1917.

9 trailer 60 seat wooden 60 foot coach (7, 9 and 11) St.Louis Car Co. NSC trucks. $8000

E1 Express car four motors. 60 foot. Preston Car and Coach 1915

 

 


L4 one of only two G12 1310 hp export model GMD diesels built for use in Canada. A831 8/1955
The light weight unit was needed for the light radial track. A second unit was delivered two years later.
London 8/24/1957 Peter Cox

CN 991 ex L&PS L4 Al Howlett Collection


Preserved

8 operating at Halton County Radial Railway of OERHA. 7/11/2015 Mike Russell Scan Collection

 



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