Did You Know about the Army Train?

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Did You Know about the Army Train?
The Army Train, February – May 1942
NOVEMBER 10, 2020 — Thanks to David Burke for finding this.
 
  ARCHIVES AND RESEARCH LIBRARY New Brunswick Museum
The Army Train was a 15 car railway train containing displays of arms, clothing, equipment etc., and was authorized by the Canadian Department of National Defence to assist in the sale of Victory Bonds and to act as a stimulus to the recruitment of more soldiers, by presenting a visual guide to Canada’s war effort during World War II.

With approximately 66 personnel, the train left Ottawa on Feb. 3, 1942, travelled to various locations in Canada (202 cities and towns), and had 800,176 people visit the display train. It completed its journey on May 10, 1942, after which time the train was dismantled.

Unknown, photograph, Military Personnel working in one of the Cars, The Army Train C.A., World War II (WWII), 1942, silver print, Gift of Richard Beatteay, 2011, Beatteay-148
photograph, Military Personnel with Light Utility Vehicle, Army Train C.A., Timmins, Ontario, World War II (WWII), 3 April 1942, silver print, Gift of Richard Beatteay, 2011, Beatteay-263
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
26 Mar 1942, Thu  •  Page 15
1942 Almonte Gazette
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
26 Mar 1942, Thu  •  Page 15
The Gazette
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
25 Feb 1942, Wed  •  Page 15
Star-Phoenix
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
11 Apr 1942, Sat  •  Page 3
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Star-Phoenix
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
11 Apr 1942, Sat  •  Page 3

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