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London & Port Stanley Railway
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LONDON & PORT STANLEY RAILWAY

Otherwise known as the 'L&PS'
- Lost & Presumed Sunk -
- Late & Poor Service -
- Lean Push & Shove -


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Owned and operated by the
City of London Railway Commission

London, Ontario, Canada


Revised July 31, 2010
History Links

Photo Gallery

Reference Material

Preserved Equipment

Modelling The L. & P. S.

L. & P. S. Gif's

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HISTORYS OF THE LONDON & PORT STANLEY RAILWAY

The History of the L&PS and PSTR
Courtesy of Port Stanley Terminal Rail web site

Freight Cars of the L&PS
Courtesy of Canadian Freight Cars web site

Invererie Heights/Picnic Hill, Stanley Beach & Port Stanley Park

The London and Port Stanley Railway
(A project for Microsoft Train Simulator)
NOTE: New URL eff. July 31, 2010

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PHOTO GALLERY====

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(click on thumbnails for larger view)

For more L.&P.S. images, go to
DAVE'S RAILPIX - ONTARIO LISTING
and scroll down to London and Port Stanley
Also DON'S RAIL PHOTOS - LONDON & PORT STANLEY RAILWAY

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STATION STOPS====

MileStop #Station Name
0.00London Richmond Street
1.81Thompson Side Road
2.621st Concession Westminster
4.03(Pond Mills) 2nd Concession Westminster
5.03 1/2(Buchanan) Westminster
5.34(Westminster) 3rd Concession Westminster
6.154th Concession Westminster
7.065th Concession Westminster
7.976th Concession Westminster
8.787th Concession Westminster
9.79(Glanworth) 8th Concession Westminster
10.3109th Concession Westminster
10.71113th Concession Yarmouth
11.61212th Concession Yarmouth
12.41311th Concession Yarmouth
13.014(Yarmouth) 10th Concession Yarmouth
14.115Edgeware Road
15.616St. Thomas
17.117(Highway 4) 7th Concession Yarmouth
17.4186th Concession Yarmouth
18.018 1/2(Crafts) 6th Concession Yarmouth
18.4195th Concession Yarmouth
19.720(Whites) 4th Concession Yarmouth
20.7213rd Concession Yarmouth
21.6222nd Concession Yarmouth
22.9231st Concession Yarmouth
23.824Port Stanley Bridge Street Depot
24.5-Beach Terminal (service provided in Summer schedule only)

View London & Port Stanley Railway public Time Table No. 38 Effective September 5th, 1929
View London & Port Stanley Railway public Time Table No. 85 Effective April 29, 1951

LPS Ticket

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REFERENCE MATERIAL

BOOKS

  • Adam Beck - James Sturgis - Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Don Mills ON, 1982, ISBN 0-88902-246-1
  • Canadian Car Builders Series
    - John M. Mills - Upper Canada Railway Society / Ontario Electric Railway Historical Assoc., Toronto ON
    ==This series consists of three seperate volumes:
    ====- No. 1: Ottawa Car Company
    ====- No. 2: Preston Car & Coach Co.
    ====- No. 3: Miscellaneous Builders
  • Canadian Electric Street Railways and Interurban Lines
    - compiled by John M. Mills - Ontario Electric Railway Historical Assoc. / Upper Canada Railway Society,
    ==Scarborough ON, c.1970
  • Canadian Rail Passenger Review Number 1
    - Douglas N.W. Smith - Trackside Canada, Ottawa ON, 1998, ISBN 0-9697415-4-5
  • Canadian Railways Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
         Vol. 1: Ontario and East, Regionals and Short Lines
    - John Riddell - Morning Sun Books, Scotch Plains NJ, 2007, LCCC 2006935270 / ISBN 1-58248-200-4
        (photos of steel box cars 301 & 302, wood cabooses C1 & C2, steel hopper 117 & flanger FA1,
           wood line car 451 & baggage car B1 - pages 36 to 38)
  • Electric Locomotive Rosters - edited by Robert J. Wayner - Wayner Publications, New York NY, 1965
  • From Small Town to Downtown: A History of the Jewett Car Company, 1893-1919
    - Lawrence A. Brough and James H. Graebner - Indiana University Press,
    ==Bloomington IN, 2004, ISBN 0-253-34369-0
  • Lines of Country: An Atlas of Railway and Waterway History in Canada
    - Christopher Andreae - The Boston Mills Press, Erin ON, 1997, ISBN 1-55046-133-8
  • On a Streak of Lightning: Electric Railways in Canada
    - J. Edward Martin - Studio E, Delta BC, 1994, ISBN 0-920716-03-2
  • Port Stanley: Musings & memories
    - Frank & Nancy Prothero - North-Sea Publications, Port Stanley ON, 1980
        (Brief history & 11 photos of the L&PS - pages 152 to 162,
          brief history & 2 photos of The Traction Line - pages 163 to 164,
          brief history & 5 photos of The Incline Railway - pages 170 to 173)
  • Railway Steamships of Ontario
    - Dana Ashdown - The Boston Mills Press, Erin ON, 1988, ISBN 0-9919783-80-5
        (History & photo of the L&PS steamship operations at Port Stanley - pages 196 to 200)
  • Streetcar Builders of Canada - Volume One
    - William Bailey and Douglas Parker, CRHA, Montreal QC, 2002, ISBN: 0-9730219-0-X
            - The Ontario Car and Foundry Company
            - The Preston Car & Coach Company
            - The Tillsonburg Electric Car Company
  • The Intercity Electric Railway Industry in Canada
    - John F. Due - University of Toronto Press, Toronto ON, 1966
  • The London and Port Stanley Railway: 1856 - Christopher Andreae - Ginn and Company, Toronto ON, 1974
  • The London and Port Stanley Railway - Leslie J. Torrens - Leslie J. Torrens
    - Volume One, London ON, 1984, ISBN 0-9693303-1-6
    - Volume Two, London ON, 1985, ISBN 0-9693303-2-4
    - Volume Three, London ON, 1987, ISBN 0-9693303-0-8
  • The London & Port Stanley Railway 1915-1965 - A Picture History - W. Glen Curnoe, London ON, 1976
  • The London & Port Stanley Railway - Annual Reports for years ending June 30th 1916-1917-1918-1919
  • The Railways of Canada For 1870-71
    - J.M.& Edward Trout - Coles Publishing Co. Reprint, Toronto ON, 1970
  • Traction Classics Volume One
    - William D. Middleton - Golden West Books, San Marino CA, 1983, ISBN 0-87095-085-1
    ====- London & Port Stanley's Steel Jewetts - pages 172-177
VARIOUS PUBLICATIONS ====

  • According to Specification! (L&PS dissatisfied with trailers 1, 3 & 5 built by Preston Car & Coach)
    - *Canadian Rail No. 265 February 1974
  • All-Steel Cars of the London & Port Stanley Railway - Electric Railway Journal July 3, 1915 pages 27-28
    - article describes cars 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 in great detail
  • All-Steel Motors of the L.&.P.S. Ry. - *Canadian Rail No. 198 April 1968
  • Colorful Days of the Radials - Ontario Hydro News February 1966 page 1
  • L.&P.S. Future In Doubt - Electric Railroaders' Association 'Headlights' August 1949
  • London & Port Stanley: the tale of a special fan trip - Traction & Models December 1970 page 9
  • London & Port Stanley's Steel Jewetts - Traction Classics: Volume One - The Great Wood and Steel Cars
    - William D. Middleton 1983 pages 173 to 181
  • North of Lake Erie - Trains October 1957 page 31 (2 pages - 4 photos with captions)
  • Sir Adam Beck and the Hydro Radial Proposals
    - John F. Due - Upper Canada Railway Society - Bulletin 50, 1958
  • The Electrical Railways of Sir Adam Beck - Canadian Railway Modeller Train 2 Track 4 page 17
  • The Story of The London & Lake Erie - *Canadian Rail No. 197 March 1968
  • The London and Port Stanley Railway - Upper Canada Railway Society 'Newsletter' March 1985 page 2
    - article by William J. Miller (history, photos & roster)
  • The London and Port Stanley Ry. - Niagara Frontier Region of the N.M.R.A. 'The Frontier Flimsy'
    three part article - Volume 7 Number 1, Volume 7 Number 2, Volume 7 Number 3
  • The Port Stanley Incline Railway - Canadian Rail No. 415 March-April 1990 page 60

In addition to issuing periodic 'Bulletins', the Upper Canada Railway Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, also
produced a monthly 'Newsletter'. This first appeared in 1945 and contained news of railway and public transit,
primarily in and around the Toronto and Southern Ontario area. Numerous issues included items pertaining to
the London and Port Stanley Railway. Early in 1973, it became a bi-monthly. With the January-February 1976
issue, the name was changed to 'Rail and Transit'. Copies of the 'Newsletter', and 'Rail and Transit', are on file
at the Metro Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8.

* Canadian Rail is published by the Canadian Railroad Historical Association (C.R.H.A.), Montreal, Quebec.

An index of articles can be found at C.R.H.A. Archives and collections.

VIDEOS ====

  • Inter-Urbans Of Eastern Canada - Sunday River Productions (34 minutes) VHS / also on DVD
    - (includes footage of electric freight operations on the Cornwall Street Railway, Grand River Railway,
    Lake Erie & Northern Railway and Oshawa Railway, as well as freight and passenger operations on the
    London & Port Stanley Railway and Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto Railway.)

  • Memories of the L.& P.S. - Elgin County Railway Museum (50 minutes) VHS
    - (includes footage of passenger service on the Grand River and Lake Erie & Northern Railways, as well
    as L.&P.S. 8 at the Halton County Radial Railway Museum.)

  • Southern Ontario Interurbans - GPS Video (60 minutes) VHS / also available on DVD
    - the first half of this video deals with the Grand River and Lake Erie & Northern Railways while the
    London & Port Stanley Railway is featured in the second half.

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PRESERVED EQUIPMENT

  • 3 (Trailer Car) - Halton County Radial Railway, Milton, Ontario, Canada.
  • 4 (Passenger Car) - Originally sold to the Government of Ontario c.1965.
    Resold to London Public Library Board, London, Ontario, Canada, in 1968, for a proposed museum
    in London which never materialized. The car was again sold and is now the gift shop at the
    Ossawippi Express Dining Cars (restaurant), 210 Mississaga Street East, Orillia, Ontario, Canada.
  • 8 (Passenger Car) - Halton County Radial Railway, Milton, Ontario, Canada.
  • 10 & 14 (Passenger Cars) - Canadian Railway Museum, Delson/St-Constant, Quebec, Canada.
    In early October 1999, car 14 was moved to the Elgin County Railway Museum,
    St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, where it is currently being cosmetically restored.
  • 16 (Passenger Car) as TMER&L 1135 - Illinois Railway Museum, Union, Illinois, USA.
  • 21 (Trailer Car) as TMER&L 1129 - Illinois Railway Museum, Union, Illinois, USA.
  • 23 (Passenger Car) The body of this car is now part of a cottage at 34 Alberta Street, Grand Bend, Ontario.
    Photos of cottage.
  • L1 (Freight Motor) - Canada Science & Technology Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
    L1 later went to the Elgin County Railway Museum, St. Thomas, Ontario, when the Science & Technology
    Museum downsized the railway rolling stock collection. It has since been cosmetically restored.
  • L2 (Freight Motor) - London Public Library Board, London, Ontario, Canada, for a proposed museum in London
    which never materialized. The freight motor was later sold privately and moved to the Toronto area for storage.
    In February 1997, L2 was moved to the Halton County Radial Railway museum at Milton, Ontario, Canada
    after being donated to the Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association.
  • C1 (Caboose) - Canada Science & Technology Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
    Later sold to Bob Weare and moved to Port Stanley, ON with plans for restoration.
  • C2 (Caboose) - Halton County Radial Railway, Milton, Ontario, Canada
  • FA1 (Flanger Auxiliary) - Canada Science & Technology Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
    FA1 was later donated to the Canadian Railway Museum, Delson/St-Constant, Quebec, Canada, when the
    Science & Technology Museum downsized the railway rolling stock collection. It has been completely restored
    and is now on exhibition along Road 132 (junction with highway 30) St. Constant, Quebec, where it was
    used as a tourist information booth until 1999 when it was returned to the museum.
  • SP1 (Snow Plow) - Canada Science & Technology Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • 451 (Line Car) - Canada Science & Technology Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • 106 (Hopper Car) - Canada Science & Technology Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

TMER&L = The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co.

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MODELLING THE L&PS

  • Car plans - L&PS Nos. 6, 8, 10 - Traction & Models September 1972 page 15.
  • Walthers apparently produced an 'O' gauge model of a Kulman car of the type the L&PS acquired from the
    Milwaukee Electric Railway (see page on L&PS 18 & 21).
  • Red Ball produced HO scale wood kit #4703 of L&PS wood box car 2.
  • L&PS Steel Outside-braced Hoppers - Canadian Railway Modeller Train 1 Track 6 page 34.
  • L&PS Overhead Repair Line Car - Canadian Railway Modeller Train 2 Track 1 page 22.
  • London & Port Stanley Railway Baggage Car B-1 - Railmodel Magazine January 1970 pages 16 & 17.
    Article includes scale drawings.
  • Scale drawing of L&PS baggage car B-1 - Niagara Frontier Region of the N.M.R.A. 'The Frontier Flimsy'
    Volume 7 Number 4 pages 8 & 9.
  • Red Ball is preparing HO scale kits for both lengths of L&PS steel interurban cars in brass.
    For further info see Interurban page.

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To learn more about the area served by the London & Port Stanley Railway,
visit these web sites


City of London
The St. Thomas-Elgin Tourist Association

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Port Stanley Terminal Rail Inc.

Port Stanley Terminal Rail is a year round tourist operation. Diesel powered trains operate over a portion of
former London & Port Stanley Railway right-of-way between Port Stanley and St. Thomas. Their headquarters,
located in the former L&PS station at 309 Bridge Street, Port Stanley, includes a gift shop and display of L&PS memorabilia.

For more information on Port Stanley Terminal Rail, click on the PSTR button.

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