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Progress of the forth junction project

Progress ofThe Forth Junction Project

a visionary world-class destination proposed by the Forth Junction Heritage Society

Annual General Meeting Oct. 25, 2012


The forth junction project

The Forth Junction Project

Celebrating the evolution of trails, trains and transit in Central Alberta a visionary world-class destination proposed by the Forth Junction Heritage Society


Forth junction

Forth Junction

Milestones of the Forth Junction Heritage Society:

April 2009 – First meeting of Society

August 2009 – Bylaws and concept established

December 2009 – Incorporated under Alberta Societies Act

February 2010 – First media publicity about FJ vision for Riverlands

March 2010 – Vision, Mission and Objectives finalized

September 2011 – Bylaws and Objectives amended

November 2011 – Charitable status with Revenue Canada achieved


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Forth Junction

Vision:

To be Central Alberta’s world class heritage destination celebrating the past, present and future of trails, trains and transit.

Mission Statement:

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

Values:

Collaboration, History, Education, Sustainability


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The Forth Junction Project

A bold visionfor the Red Deer area as a major world-class destination with major attractorsunique in Canadato celebrate the region as a distribution and transportation hub


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The Forth Junction Project

A vision

to create a major regional tourist destination that celebrates ground transportation, with specific significance of the railway, in the economic development of Central Alberta and how it represents the settlement and growth of Western Canada


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The Forth Junction Project

  • Original Concept . . .Riverlands Transpo Centrebig, bold, fun, magic, multi-activity, interactive, 1st classMajor Community and Visitor Attraction

Riverlands Downtown Red Deer


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The Forth Junction Project

  • Current Concept . . .Forth Junction Transpo Parkbig, bold, fun, magic, multi-activity, interactive, 1st classMajor Community and Visitor Attraction

Close to Red Deer


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The Forth Junction Project

  • Forth Junction Transpo Parka Family Heritage Activity & Nature Park

Theme park based on the evolution of trails, trains and transit in Central Alberta


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The Forth Junction Project

First priority:

Funding and completion of

Destination and Management Study

Heritage Collaborative Inc.

$40,000


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The Forth Junction Project

Second priority:

Acquisition of Site


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Forth Junction Project

Suggested phasing:

Phase 1 – Engineering, environmental, traffic studies, permits, funding

Phase 2 – Site preparation for initial phases

Phase 3 – Replicated station as temporary interpretive centre and administrative office; enclosed storage facility for large artifacts

Phase 4 – Second replicated station as bed and breakfast; ornamental park; creation of not-for-profit corporation

Phase 5 – Gathering hall for events and displays; parking lot

Phase 6 – Retro bus terminal and heritage tours

Phase 7 – Observation platform; 1/8 scale replication of Jubilee 3001


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Forth Junction Project

Suggested phasing:

Phase 8 – Replication of railway stations for overnight lodging; track sections for rail displays

Phase 9 – First stage of historical model railway museum

Phase 10 – Operating outdoor miniature railway with interpretive tours

Phase 11 – Expansion of gathering hall with retail centre and observation tower restaurant; additional parking

Phase 12 – Indoor amusement and activity park

Phase 13 – Expansion of historical model railway museum

Phase 14 – Full size rail loop; acquisition of prototype rail artifacts

Phase 15 – Centre for the exploration of sustainable future transport


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The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor 1

  • Link to proposed ACR Heritage Linear ParkForth/Tuttle-Mintlaw-Sylvan Lake

Including the acquisition of the original pre-1962 privately-owned, historic Alberta Central Railway right-of-way between Red Deer County Centre and the Mintlaw steel trestle


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The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor 2

  • Family Heritage Activity & Nature Parkclose to active CP Railway linewith links to regional trail systems


The forth junction project attractor 3

The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor3

  • Retro Bus Depot and Transit Museum


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The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor 4

  • 1/8 size Replication of theJubilee 4-4-4 3001 ‘The Chinook’

3001 (the ‘Chinook’) was one of only 5 locomotives of this class designed by CPR specifically for ‘high-speed’ inter-city passenger service including Calgary-Edmonton from 1936 to 1955. This class established the speed record of 181 km/h (112.5mi/hr) in 1937 that was not broken until 1976. All 5 locomotives were scrapped.


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The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor 5

  • Railway Station Heritage ResortCanada’s only heritage railway station overnight accommodation village


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The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor 5

  • Restoration or Replication ofFormer Railway Stationsas Lodging and Tourist Services including Bed and Breakfast

Former stations as private residences

Grand Trunk Pacific (CN) Ardley Station in farmer’s field east of Red Deer


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The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor5

  • Replication of Significant Historic Railway Stations in Proposed Heritage Resortas Lodging and Tourist Services including Bed and Breakfast


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The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor6

  • Community Conference Hall - year-round community conference centre - adaptable central turntable-style stage - large indoor open multi-use hall with natural light - style of roundhouse and classic railway station


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The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor7

  • Observation Tower and Restaurant- 8-storey observation tower in the form of a stylized grain elevator (the skyline landmark of the prairies for 100 years) - upper observation deck for viewing the landscape- mid-level restaurant with a view on all sides of the site area


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The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor8

  • Distribution & Transit Heritage Centrefeaturing trails, trains & transit 1885-1985

    - stagecoach travel along the C & E Trail- Red Deer as a major rail distribution centre of Alberta- glory days of inter-city passenger train travel- evolution of urban and inter-urban public transit


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The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor 9

  • Alberta Central Historical Model Rail Museum


Alberta central historical model rail project

Alberta Central Historical Model Rail Project

  • 1892 The beginnings of a regional distribution centre

  • 1913 The headiness of rail and municipal expansion; the building of the ACR and CNWR

  • 1939 The glory of passenger service; the region prepares for war

  • 1955 A time of transition from steam to diesel and the start of passenger service decline

  • 1986 A time of modernization and preparation for rail relocation

  • The future The revival of passenger rail and regional transportation


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The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor10

  • Human Mobility Interactive, Educational Amusement Park- year-round entertainment and educational activity area for children and adults - indoor theme park- interactive activities that teach the principles of the evolution of human mobility


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The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor 11

  • Transpo Gathering CentreCanada’s Only Entertainment-Heritage-Retail Centre celebrating the evolution of Trails, Trains and Transit


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The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor12

  • Centre for Future Sustainable Transportation- options and opportunities for the future movement of people and goods in a responsible, environmentally-friendly and sustainable way - including the potential for high-speed inter-urban rail, regional rapid transit and multi-use highways


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The Forth Junction Project

A Celebration of the Red Deer Region

as a major distribution and transit centre in the economic development of Central Albertarepresenting the settlement and growth of Western Canadaa visionary major multi-attractor destination proposed by the

www.ForthJunction.com


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