In the midst of Covid19, the Stratford & District Historical Society, having completed six short format documentaries in 2019, decided to produce some additional documentaries but limit the number of crew and host due to the pandemic.
The Railway Stations was one of those videos. While the actual shoot of the commentator, Carole Huband, a founding member of the Stratford & District Historical Society, took only a couple of hours, the additional footage and post-production time was much longer.
Other projects and the limitations of Covid meant the documentary was not completed until June 2023.
The documentary presents an overview of the history and some of the captivating narratives linked to Stratford’s six railway stations spanning over 160 years of rail service.
The present-day station, constructed in 1913, continues to cater to commuters on the Sarnia/Toronto line. Moreover, in 2021, Go Transit introduced a regular Toronto/London service, further enhancing the city’s connectivity.