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Preserving, promoting and sharing the transportation heritage of Red Deer and Central Alberta; passing that heritage to future generations in a sustainable and interactive way through education, advocacy and nurturing a passion for the continuous evolution of trails, railways and transit.

Forth Junction
Transpo Park
Western Canada Transpo Centre Historical Miniature Rail Museum Forth Junction Project Vision Railway Heritage
Preservation
Historical Perspective

 
Destination Concept

of a proposed major attraction in the Red Deer area based on a theme of commemorating the evolution of trails, trains and transit in a multi-use family park to be administered by a not-for-profit corporation
  
Sharing Heritage

of historic trails, trains and transit celebrating their roles in the development and settlement of Red Deer and Central Alberta and promoting its preservation assisted by the Forth Junction Heritage Society
 

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CPR Jubilee 3000 series Cardinal Coach Lines Red Deer 1949 former CNR station Red Deer 1955


from 1911 to 1962,
Forth Junction was the interchange between
the Red Deer-originated Alberta Central Railway and the Calgary and Edmonton Railway, both operated by Canadian Pacific,
representing the north-south, east-west flow of settlement, commerce, industry, agriculture, transportation and entrepreneurship

 
next Meeting (Field Trip) of Forth Junction Heritage Society
July 6, 2014,
Alberta Central Railway Museum
(see Contact Us page for details)
 

ACR pier at Red Deer   
   Celebrating the Evolution of 
Trails, Trains & Transit
                                in Central Alberta

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Vision of the Forth Junction Project  (downloadable report)
  
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The long-term focal points of the proposed Forth Junction Project are:

 proposed Forth Junction Transpo Park site plan

        Forth Junction Transpo Park
            to interpret, demonstrate and display the relationship between built and
            natural environment as it relates to the evolution of ground transportation
            in Western Canada

Proposed railway station and transit heritage park       which includes the
     Railway Station Heritage Resort

       a proposal for Canada's only Heritage Railway Multi-Station
       Accommodation Village

                                              
 
 
Proposed Western Canada Transpo Centre floorplan
     
       
The Western Canada Transpo Centre

           a proposal for Canada's only Ground Transportation Themed Family
           Entertainment-Heritage-Retail Gathering Centre to be located close to an
           active railway line at or near Red Deer, Alberta



Proposed interactive historical model rail museum
    Alberta Central Historical Model Rail Interpretive Centre
      to accurately represent, in miniature, the evolution of the railway in the
      development of Red Deer and Central Alberta in an interactive multi-scale,
      multi-era operating historical model rail exhibit

Shorter-term objectives include:

former ACR Mintlaw trestle across Red Deer River
 

       Public Access to the

      
Historic ACR Mintlaw Steel Railway Trestle
          and its designation as a historic resource with an interpretive centre


steam 6060 at Big Valley t
he
d
evelopment of integrated self-guided
     Regional Trail, Rail and Transit Heritage Self-Guided Tours
       that highlight the region's transportation heritage value in the settlement and
       development of Western Canada by collaborating with current heritage groups
       and sites

Medium-term objectives include:

abandoned ACR-CPR right-of-way  
        Red Deer to Sylvan Lake Linear Park
           using the former Alberta Central Railway (CPR) right of way between
           Forth (south Red Deer) and/or Tuttle (near Gasoline Alley) via  the
           Mintlaw Trestle


CPR Jubilee F2 semi-streamlined locomotive
       1/8 Scale Operating Model of F2a
    
Jubilee 4-4-4 3001 'The Chinook'
steam locomotive
       an accurate replication of one of only 5 high-speed semi-streamlined
       CPR passenger steam engines of its class built, none of which survived



Canadian National Red Deer station        the research, compilation and publishing of the
 
    Trail, Rail and Transit History of Central Alberta

         that interprets the evolution of historic trails, the railways and transit of the
         region as representative of the settlement and economic development
         of Western Canada
 

 
This site is a work in progress and will be added to and updated frequently

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