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Forth Junction Project 
Ultimate Concept for

Forth Junction Community
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

Ultimate Vision for the
Transportation Themed Rail, Trail and Transit Interpretive
Community Heritage Rail Park

 
creating a unique experience that values family recreational activity, the natural environment and the transportation heritage of the prairies, to be located at or near Red Deer close to historic and current transportation corridors;
 
and to interpret, demonstrate and display the relationship between built and natural environment as it relates to the evolution of ground transportation in Western Canada

The long term vision for the site is for the central area be the home of complementary stand-alone semi-commercial development that may include the following:

     Conceptual full build out of ultimate vision


railway conference centre- Roundhouse conference and interpretive centre
  
fun, interactive, multi-function, community and visitor landmark gathering place for
   various activities including regional and community events, family events, cultural
   events, entertainment, conferences and meetings as well as transportation displays
   showcasing restored railway equipment and artifacts, May include a market, boutiques,
   gift shops and cafe
.
   
For more details on this concept, go to Roundhouse Conference Centre

historic railway station- Railway station heritage resort
  Canada's only heritage railway multi-station accommodation village with
  up to 22 unique replicated and/or restored railway stations of Central
  Alberta as bed and breakfasts, single and multi family overnight lodging
  and interpretive centres
  For more details on this concept, go to Railway Station Resort

- Transit history centre and tour depot
   exploring the evolution of bus service in Central Alberta including the display of historic transit vehicles as well
   as to be the hub for regional cultural and historical tours

 

- Miniature world historical model rail pavilion
   a dedicated building to bring together and expand the various miniature historical model rail exhibits that
   accurately represent the evolution of the railway in the settlement and development of Red Deer and other
   communities in Central Alberta featuring a variety of scales and time periods. Could evolve to become Canada's
   largest compilation of historically-accurate miniature railway exhibits.

- Children's pavilion & miniature railway
   activity, educational and entertainment centre for children to learn the basics of transportation science and
   logistics including 1/8 scale train rides and other fun activities

- Elevated observation restaurant
CPR Jubilee F2 semi-streamlined locomotive   4th floor dining facility giving overview of rail park, natural areas, active railway and
   the overall environment

- RV Park and Campground

-
1/8 scale replication of 3001 Jubilee 'Chinook'

    high speed streamlined passenger steam locomotive between Calgary and Edmonton
    in the late 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. One of only 5 built, none survived.

 

 
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.
 

 

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