C.P.R. School Car # 2 was not only their school, but their home. Their Dad was their teacher and their Mom, also a qualified teacher, was there not only to support her husband and keep their home running smoothly, but to give the extra help to the students when needed. Letters and speeches written by Bill and Helen Wright and memories written by their four children, Shirley, Harvey, Nancy and Chris are sure to interest anyone who loves Ontario history. Discover what it was like to live in a converted rail passenger coach car that moved along the rails from one settlement to the next during the regular school year. The formula of teaching at each stop for a week and leaving each student with four weeks of homework was not easy. These memories are sure to paint some vivid pictures for the reader.
Learn how and when the School Car program began, and when it ended.Never before have the written memories of an entire School Car family been compiled and published.
Meet the Wright family and enjoy the ride through history.
Price is $25.00, and it can be shipped for $6.00 postage to addresses in Canada. Postage will vary for other addresses. E-transfer and cheques are accepted for payment. To order, contact Bonnie.
Bonnie Sitter, Interview on Up North with Jonathan Pinto: Ontario’s school railcar program. CBC Listen. Jan. 25, 2021
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““On the Wright Track: Memories from C.P.R. School Car # 2” is a delightful, well written and eminently readable account of the lives William and Helen Wright and their four children. “Bill McLeod