September 1912, No. 175 Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 448, col. 1

Grand Trunk Railway betterments, construction, etc.


Port Burwell to London.—There is every indication that the charter of the Erie, London and Tillsonburg Ry. has been acquired from J. H. Teall by the G.T.R. The notices calling a meeting of shareholders for Sept. 9, at Tillsonburg, Ont., is signed Frank Scott instead of J. H. Teall as formerly. Mr. Scott is Treasurer of the G.T.R.

Approval of plans for the line from Port Burwell to Aylmer is being asked. Construction is to be gone on with this year, according to a statement made by Mayor Graham, of London, Ont., who added that the G.T.R. is desirous of obtaining a lease of the London and Port Stanley Ry. E. J. Chamberlin, President G.T.R., while in London, Aug. 8, advised the mayor to abandon the idea of electrifying that line, and to lease it to a steam road. It is reported locally that if an agreement to lease the line to the G.T.R. can be arrived at, the line from Port Burwell will be extended from Aylmer to St. Thomas and connected there with the L. and P.S.Ry. (Aug., pg. 415. See Erie, London and Tillsonburg Ry.)

Railways: E.L. & T.Ry., G.T.Ry., L. & Pt.S.Ry.