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Forth Junction Project
Concept for

Roundhouse Conference & Gathering Centre

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

Site Concept Phase 3Concept proposal for the


near Red Deer, Alberta
formerly referred to as the Western Canada Transpo Gathering Centre

proposed Western Canada Transpo Gathering Centrea community, regional and visitor landmark
focal point in a transportation-themed rail park in the Red Deer region
(to be operated by a not-for-profit corporation separate from the Forth Junction Heritage Society)

Western Canada's only Community Entertainment Centre based on Rail, Transit & Trail Heritage
a big, bold, fun, interactive, multi-activity, world-class attraction in a landmark 100,000 sq. ft. building (as the focal point for a variety of historic sites and venues throughout Central Alberta) celebrating the settlement and economic development of Western Canada highlighting the role of
trains, trails and transit
major components:

 B&O Railway Museum- The Roundhouse Gathering Hall
       large round multi-storey, multi-functional community
       gathering place and the focal point of the
       Forth Junction Community Heritage Rail Park
       that could include:
         - Indoor Turntable
      - Dual Atrium Entranceway with Water Feature
        - The Classic Railway Diner/Cafe

    West Coast Railway Museum
    - Trains, Trails,
Transit Heritage Exhibits

        featuring the role of trails, trains and transit in the prairie
        economy from 1885 extending into the future with attractors
        that could include:
         - Transportation Heritage Interpretive Centre
        - Wagons, Rails and Transit Heritage Plaza

         - Centre for the Exploration of Sustainable Transportation

    - Observation Elevated Restaurant
        overlooking the natural and built landscape within or in close

 EnterTrainment Junction
Market & Meeting Service Centre

        featuring catering, a market, boutiques, cafe, meeting space

    - Human Mobility Amusement
      and Activity Park

        indoor year-round entertainment and education theme park


Inspiration for this element of the overall rail park has come from several sources including Heritage Park in Calgary, West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish BC, 3 Valley Gap near Revelstoke BC, Canadian Museum of Rail Travel in Cranbrook BC, Exporail in Montreal, B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD

Forth Junction Park Concept       Railway Station Architecture       Future Historical Miniature Rail Exhibits       Ultimate Vision

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