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School on Wheels Railcar Museum
Telephone: (519) 482-3997
76 Victoria Terrace
Clinton, Ontario, Canada
Museums & Attractions
It isn’t often that the main artefact of a museum is the museum itself. But so it is with the School on Wheels Railcar Museum, resting on its specially built rail bed in south Clinton’s Sloman Park . July 26, 2014 marked the 100th birthday of Car 15089.
Town native Fred Sloman and his family spent 10 months of the year in the railcar, from 1926 to 1965, in order to educate children living in remote areas of Northern Ontario bush. In 1982, the burned out shell of School Railcar 15089 was located near Toronto and began the journey to its final destination, arriving in Clinton courtesy of a Canadian National Railway freight train. Since then, it has been faithfully restored—creating living history for thousands of visitors.
Knowledgeable curators take visitors on informative tours from the May long weekend to the end of September, Thursdays through Sundays and on holiday Mondays. Historical video footage, children’s activities, picnics and a picture perfect photography location are part of this rare restoration.
Located at 76 Victoria Terrace.
P.O. Box 488, Clinton, Ontario, N0M 1L0 Phone: 519-482-3997
Open from Victoria Day weekend till end of September.
Thursday to Sunday and holidays: 11 am to 4 pm.
Admission by donation.
Driving Directions: GPS Coordinates courtesy of Huron County Geographic Information Services (GIS)