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All-Time Equipment Roster

Southwestern Traction Company/London and Lake Erie Railway

All-time Equipment Roster

This equipment roster is a work in progress, and will be updated as more information is obtained.

Paint Schemes are also being researched, but as far as I've been able to tell, there were 3 distinct paint schemes. The original British cars were red and white, quite possibly with a red lower body and white for the upper body. The line's newer equipment (the Ottawa and preston cars) appears to have been painted a bright reddish maroon as can be seen in postcards. After reorganization as the London & Lake Erie, I believe the company colour was changed to dark green.

NOTE - DEDT = Double Ended/Double Truck

NumberBuilderYearTypeNotes
No #Unknown1906?DEDT Boxcab Locomotive/Line Car1
No #Unknown1906?DEDT Wood bodied Steeplecab Locomotive2
2Unknown1908DEDT Wood bodied Steeplecab Locomotive3
21Peebles/Brush1905/06DEDT Combine4
22Peebles/Brush1905/06DEDT Combine5
23Peebles/Brush1905/06DEDT Combine4
25 Ottawa?1907DEDT Interurban - Express Motor6
27 Niles Car Company?1913?DEDT Interurban - Express Motor7
34Peebles/Brush1905/06DEDT Interurban 4
35Peebles/Brush1905/06DEDT Interurban 4
36Peebles/Brush1905/06DEDT Interurban4
50Ottawa Car Company1907DEDT Interurban - Passenger Motor8
52Ottawa Car Company1907DEDT Interurban - Passenger Motor9
54Ottawa Car Company1907DEDT Interurban - Passenger Motor10
56Ottawa Car Company1907DEDT Interurban - Passenger Motor11
58Ottawa Car Company1907DEDT Interurban - Passenger Motor12
60Ottawa Car Company1907DEDT Interurban - Passenger Motor13
80Preston Car and Coach1908DEDT Interurban - Passenger Motor14
82Preston Car and Coach1908DEDT Interurban - Passenger Motor15
84Preston Car and Coach1908DEDT Interurban - Combine16
86Preston Car and Coach1908DEDT Interurban - Passenger Motor17
88Preston Car and Coach1908DEDT Interurban - Passenger Motor18
90Preston Car and Coach1908DEDT Interurban - Passenger Motor19
93Niles Car Company1912DEDT Passenger Trailer20
95Niles Car Company1912DEDT Passenger Trailer21
97Niles Car Company1912DEDT Interurban - Passenger Motor21
99Niles Car Company1912DEDT Interurban - Passenger Motor21

NOTES

1. Line car - Dual-Pole - Sold to Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto #31 - Scrapped 1926

2. Steeplecab flat work motor/locomotive - Single pole - Disposition Unknown

3. Single pole locomotive - Sold to Oshawa Railway 1913 - Parts used to rebuild Oshawa #42 in 1930 - May have been built in-house from earlier work motor

4. Ganz Electrical, Brush Bodies, Four poles (2 per end) - Originally built for Ganz 600V Overhead - destroyed in fire at London Car Barns August 10, 1907

5. Ganz Electrical, Brush Body, Four poles (2 per end) - Originally built for Ganz 600V Overhead - Saved from 1907 Car Barn fire. Converted to DC, 1907 - Off roster by Dec, 1908 - Disposition Unknown

6. Clerestory roofed express motor - Disposition Unknown

7. Arched Roof express motor - Body looks similar to car 25. Possibly a Niles car - Disposition Unknown

8. Disposition Unknown

9. Disposition Unknown, Possibly sold to NStC&T

10. Sold to Niagara, St. Catherines and Toronto #66 1919 - Rebuilt 1920 by Preston Car & Coach - Scrapped 1939

11. Sold to NStC&T #67 1920 - Rebuilt 1920 by Preston car & Coach - Scrapped 6/51

12. Sold to Oshawa Railway #58 1919 - Scrapped 7/36

13. Sold to Oshawa Railway #60 1919 - Scrapped 7/36

14. Sold to NStC&T #65 1920 - Rebuilt 1920 by Preston car & Coach - Scrapped 7/46

15. Sold to NStC&T #68 1920 - Rebuilt 1920 by Preston car & Coach - Scrapped 9/50

16. Combine - Rebuilt in-house with homemade side door - Disposition Unknown

17. Sold to Oshawa Railway #86 1919 - Scrapped 6/32

18. Sold to NStC&T #69 1920 - Rebuilt 1920 by Preston car & Coach - Scrapped 1940

19. Sold to Oshawa Railway #90 1919 - Scrapped 7/36

20. Sold to NStC&T #60 - Rebuilt to powered coach - 1916

21. Sold to NStC&T #61-63 1916

Thanks to Don McQueen of London for images and information regarding L&LE equipment

Thanks to John Parsons of St. Thomas for additional information

My thanks also goes to Wayne Campbell for additional photos

Thanks to John Manners from the UK for his information on the Bruce Peebles & Co Equipment

Any questions, comments, pictures, etc - Please e-mail meDan MacKellar

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Last Update May 8, 2011



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