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  Former C&E Railway Museum Edmonton 2013 - Pettypiece

Forth Junction Project 
Concept for

Forth Junction Regional
Heritage Rail Park

Forth Junction Project Vision Sharing Historical Perspective Ground Transportation
Heritage Preservation
Forth Junction
Heritage Society

Forth Junction Park Concept

Railway Station Architecture

Future Historical Miniature Rail Exhibits

Ultimate Vision

Proposed Forth Junction Heritage Rail ParkConcept Proposal for                        

Forth Junction
Heritage Society
Rail, Trail and Transit Interpretive

Regional Family Heritage Rail Park

updated June 2022 (photo and illustration description and credits at bottom of page)

Phase 1 of proposed Forth Junction Heritage Rail ParkOverall visionary concept for an
evolving heritage rail park

* Calgary & Edmonton Railway Museum, Archive
    and Research Centre (phase 1);

* Train viewing platform adjacent to active railway
   (preferably mainline Calgary-Edmonton CPR) with
   snack bar, library and games room (phase 1);

Phase 2 of proposed Forth Junction Heritage Rail Park* Family activity zones, picnic areas, trails, natural
   areas and decorative gardens that once beautified
   many railway stations welcoming travellers
   (phases 1-4);

* Miniature-world style historic model railway
   interpretive exhibits of Central Alberta
   communities representing several eras between
   1892 and the present and various modelling
   scales (phase 2);

* Replication of several Central Alberta railway
Phase 3 of proposed Forth Junction Heritage Rail Park    station designs initially for use as multi-use
    facilities within the park (phases 2-4);

* Children's activity park, themed playgrounds and
    miniature railway (phases 2-4);
* Display and interpretation of historic railway and
    surface transportation equipment (phases 2-4);
* Opportunity space to acquire closed or retired
    collections including hidden space for
    un-restored equipment (phases 3-4);
Proposed Forth Junction Heritage Rail Park final phase 
* Transit and other ground and specialized
    transportation interactive interpretive
    pavilion (phases 3-4);

* Repurposing of multi-use railway station
    replications as theme pavilions for various
    regional railways and context (phase 4);

* Children's mobility education and entertainment
    pavilion (phase 4);


* Rail equipment restoration facility (phase 4).

See: Detailed Staging of Forth Junction Heritage Rail Park

 Forth Junction Rail Park 2-zone vision - Pettypiece
The park concept is envisioned to operate in partnership with paired complementary transportation-themed tourism, commercial and/or industrial facilities

The Forth Junction Heritage Rail Park plan sets the stage for the ultimate build-out of the overall vision. It can be adapted to take advantage of ongoing aquisition opportunities, current trends and allows for additional uses of the site by the community and other similar organizations as well as separate but complementary tourist attractions.

A complimentary tourism zone could be developed adjacent or close to the park and blended with an adapted version of the park.

The mandate of the Forth Junction Heritage Society is to preserve, promote and share the transportation heritage of our community and region; and to pass that heritage to future generations in a sustainable and interactive way through education, advocacy and nurturing a passion for the continuous evolution of trail, rail and transit.

See Ultimate Vision    

See A Study in Railway Station Architecture                                                      


The Forth Junction Heritage Society has reviewed many rail parks and rail museums and has taken inspiration from several of them, some within Alberta and others well outside.
Our desire is to not duplicate these facilities but to learn from them to facilitate the creation of a unique attraction with a unique combination of facilities.
Some excellent attractions within Alberta that we have taken inspiration from include the Alberta Central Railway Museum near Wetaskiwin, Heritage Park in Calgary, Fort Edmonton Park, the Alberta Railway Museum north of Edmonton, Aspen Crossing at Mossleigh and Galt Historic Railway Park south of Lethbridge.
We see these attractions complementary to our own vision and we encourage you to visit these other great parks.

Outside of Alberta, inspiration has come from the West Coast Railway Heritage Park at Squamish, 3 Valley Gap near Revelstoke, the Revelstoke Railway Museum, Canadian Museum of Rail Travel at Cranbrook and Fort Steele in B.C. as well as Exporail in Montreal, Winnipeg Railway Museum, Toronto Railway Museum, B&O Railway Museum in Baltimore, MD, EnterTrainment Junction in Cincinnati, OH, Railraod Park Resort in Dunsmuir, CA, and San Diego CA Model Railroad Museum.

Photo descriptions and credits:
Header photo: Former C&E Railway Station Museum replication in south Edmonton (Paul Pettypiece 2013);

Proposed 16-acre site plan for future Forth Junction Heritage Rail Park (Paul Pettypiece);
Phase 1 layout option for proposed Forth Junction Heritage Rail Park (Paul Pettypiece);

Phase 2 layout option for proposed Forth Junction Heritage Rail Park (Paul Pettypiece);
Phase 3 layout option for proposed Forth Junction Heritage Rail Park (Paul Pettypiece);
Phase 4 layout option for proposed Forth Junction Heritage Rail Park (Paul Pettypiece);
Concept plan for 2-zone rail heritage themed development (Paul Pettypiece)


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