Canadian Pacific Railway
Rules Exam, Vision Test, Dental, School, Safety.
51 Vancouver Division safety instruction car. Ex 403001, ex 2722 baggage car nee 4722. CC&F 1952
Rules Instruction car 59. Converted May 1947 from Hospital
Car 99 (assigned Canadian Army Medical Corp)
Dental Car converted from sleeper Welsford. Angus September 1931 CPR CMPRS 5715. Kevin Day Collection
One of the most unusual cars was this seldom photographed
Dental Car that for years moved around Northern Ontario's remote region
to bring a dentist to the children of 52 communities in the vast area
that had so little in the way of services taken for granted elsewhere.
CPR operated this car beginning late in 1931 at the behest of the Ontario
Department of Public Health which provided free care and paid the dentist
and his assistant which was his wife. The dental equipment, furniture
and other living needs was donated by a charity, the Rosedale Chapter
of the I.O.D.E. The car was self-sufficient with a waiting room, an examination
room, a dark room for developing x-ray photos, kitchen, bathroom, living
room, and two bedrooms.
Canadian Medical Association Journal, November 1931
This steel car numbered 69 replaced car 53 in 1960.
CNR also operated a car in Northern Ontario from September
29, 1931 until 1977.
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