1915 Ontario Hydro Archive photo

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  1. interurban

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    Hi Folks, Thought you might like to view a bit of history.
    London Port Stanly had three box motors L1, L2, L3.

    In this Picture we see all three as they began there Railway life.

    A rare shot and one I know will delight the traction fan;) :D :p


    Where are they now???????

    Halton Radiel Museum have one.
    Elgin Museum have one.
    Who has the third?????

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    LPS L 1 a 1957 shot.:)

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    1940

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    I love those pics Chris,

    Dare I say it but the little boxcab electrics are so cute!.
    the B&W shot of the frieght train is so full of character, thanks
    for sharing!


    Graham
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    L3

    Chris:
    I can't trace L3 at all. I haven't worked through the Trackside Guide completely yet. I have a book on the L&PS (Les Torrens) but there is not much mention of equipment disposition. He does have a plan of L1 and a few other pieces.
  6. interurban

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    Hi David,

    I think Delson may have it, But like you I ca`nt find much info.
    I am of to Colberg this morning to a small railway show , will delve into LPS L3 this afternoon.
    I`m sure I have some info some where.:confused:


    Hi Graham, As you say they are "cute"
    I am a BIG fan of the L&PS.
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    LP 2,3,

    Here is #2

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    and 3

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    L3 with LPS 10 pulling Frieght

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    This my poor attempt to copy L1
    Getting the light on top was left for a future project.:)

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    Chris: nice model. I missed you again in Coburg. It was a neat show but lacking in traction.
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    again

    AAAAAAH man, not again.

    Were you just visiting ?? or playing??

    I will get ya next time David;)
  13. interurban

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    The demise Of L3

    Hi David and all those intrested in the L&PS:)

    L3 was in a head on collision with Express car E 1 in the 50s.
    Never rebuilt

    According to my Books L3 had a collision Head on into coach #10 Oct 19th 1918 and thirteen days earlier L3 was involved in another accident:(
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    L3

    Chris:
    This photo is in a book by the late Les Torrens. It's the October 19, 1918 collision. (Hope reproduction is OK)
    Note the reason for anticlimbers.

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    Hi David, I have Les Torrens bookVolume 2.
    Great info book.
    Do you know if Leslie Torrens is still around??
    I sent him a letter last year , I was trying to buy some of the old Advertisments he had for sale, But I got nothing back:(
    I also have two Videos of the L&PS.
    Am I a lucky guy or what:D :D :D ;) :p
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    Les Torrens

    Chris:
    Sorry to report, but Les died in 2000. All his equipment was sold off. I met him a few times; he was a founder of The Buffers http://www.geocities.com/the_buffers/
    and the Platelayers had joint meetings with them.
    I have the 3 volumes of the L&PS book -- he took them back and made them into one large volume. Also have a book of plans that he made.
    He was a printer.
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    That`s a shame, but having read his "stuff" and watched videos that Mr Torrens was very involved with, that tells me he had a very fruitfull Life.
    He must been a very intresting Gentleman to talk to.