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School Train #15089

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Located in: Huron County
Location #4366
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Location Owner:mobileworks
Creation Date: 4/1/2012
Last Updated: 4/1/2012



Description
The School on Wheels or School Car #15089 is only one of seven built for teaching children and adults in really remote rural communities in the 1900's. Fred Sloman ' The Dean of School Car Teachers ' travelled Ontario's north from 1926 to 1965. The train would stay for 5 days or so and showed movies and taught adults in the evening and weekends. More then 1000 children graduated here including the Slomans five kids, one of which lives down the road. This train was suppose to be part of the railway museum in Quebec after the 1967 Expo but was vandalized and then misplaced until found in Toronto in 1982, refurbished and brought here. Open in May.


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Status: Historic Location
Category: Educational


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sCOOL Train
School Train #15089
Created on:4/1/2012
Created by: mobileworks
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factfinder says:
3/9/2013 10:06:32 AM
Very cool find who knew?
Superbtch71 says:
4/2/2012 10:21:25 AM
It's VERY popular for photo's as well, I cant count the number of weddings etc I have neen there for. After visiting alot of people head uptown to see the Radar, that was MOVED to clinton after it was decomissioned,the "golf ball" building in Vanastra where it actually was (Clinton claims to be "Home of the Radar" although it is now it wasnt always lol )
timo explorer says:
4/1/2012 9:22:02 PM
Great piece of history, I never knew anything about this train. Seems like a good reason to learn more.
bigpaulsmall says:
4/1/2012 3:49:35 PM
Actually pretty cool
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On 4/1/2012 12:42:45 PM user mobileworks changed the following: description
On 4/1/2012 12:40:37 PM user mobileworks changed the following: location status,
On 4/1/2012 12:39:56 PM user mobileworks uploaded photos : SAM_4581li.jpg / SAM_4582li.jpg / Train-classroom.jpg / xx004725-v6.jpg / SAM_4584li.jpg /
On 4/1/2012 12:32:30 PM user mobileworks uploaded photos : SAM_4573li.jpg / SAM_4575li.jpg / SAM_4576li.jpg / SAM_4577li.jpg / SAM_4580licp.jpg /
On 4/1/2012 12:20:39 PM user mobileworks created gallery : sCOOL Train
On 4/1/2012 12:19:53 PM user mobileworks changed the following: location name,latitude, longitude, description