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Mrs. Ireland’s Grade 2 class trip June 1, 2006 Smiths Falls Railway Museum
It was raining when Bob took us around. Bob showed us a box car and we got to go in a caboose. JESSE
In the box car it had lots of boxes . Bob told us about the model T ford . There was words on the wall. Bob was talking about the box car a lot .He told us a lot of things we can know. StephanieP.
I got to go up high and I am in the gray sweater. Do you see me and the man in the orange coat? His name is Bob. Do you see him? He helped us get up in the caboose and I looked out the window. I had to get down. Kathryn.
This is the dentist car in the first picture it’s a kitchen. They have 2 kitchens. The second picture has a bathroom. The third and fourth picture has a living room. The dentist ,his wife, and their children lived there. Robin
This is the dentist’s car. Savannah and David are sitting in the waiting room. The other picture is the bowl where you spit in and the chair. The dentist was on a train because there were no dentist’s offices up north. People went to the dentist only when the train came to town. Brianna
Bob told us not to play on the tracks. The wheels on the train are big. The light on the train shines in the dark. Melissa .
We learned that this engine runs by steam. This is a car that carries liquids like milk, sugar, and chocolate. Daisy
Some of us are playing with the toys. There are Thomas the tank engine toys and his friends. There is a model village and train close to the beginning of the museum. There are lots of tools they used. David
We ate at the train station museum. We ate outside at picnic tables. There was a roof so we didn’t get wet. Reese
After the train museum we went to the Rideau Canal Museum. It is in the middle of Smiths Falls.Eric
Top left: This is a cave you can go through. There is a way to go out if you go around. There are some games too. Top right: This is a model of an Indian person. Bottom right: This is a pretend waterfall behind Brianna. Victoria
This is what we are seeing out of the lookout of the Rideau canal museum. There is a lot of sets of stairs going up to the lookout. There is 6 sets of stairs going to the lookout. Stephanie M.
This is Sarah, our guide. She is telling us about the tools used for building the locks and the Rideau canal. The Rideau canal is connected to the Ottawa River and the locks are special to us. Savannah
This is Desarey looking at a model of a village on the Rideau Canal. This is Steph M. She is looking at wood with a cutter. There is a gate around it so that nobody can step inside. Steph.P.
This is me, Eric and Daisy looking at a model of a boat. This is Jesse and Reese touching buttons on a model of a lock. Zack
This is Melissa. She is looking at a crab. It turns and opens a lock. Above is me and Kathryn. We are piloting a boat with the wheel. Devin
These are tools that blacksmiths used for building Rideau canal. These are tools too. Shae-Lynn
This is a map of the Rideau Canal. It goes from Ottawa to Kingston. Jessica
Me and Victoria are holding Goleo and looking where the water comes through the cracks in the gates. This is a humongous lock. Boats go through these locks. This is close to the lock master’s house.Men use the ladders to get down to fix things that aren’t working. David
We are going across the bridge on top of a dam. These are crabs. They can open the doors in the locks so boats can go through. Nairn
This is the old lock masters house. He had a window with a gun hole to shoot enemies. This is Zack. He is sitting on a bench near the big lock. Desarey
We are ready to head home after visiting the two museums. We wore garbage bags to protect us from the rain. Mrs. Ireland