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  ACR piers before relocation

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Forth Junction
(once located in South Red Deer) is symbolic of the North-South, East-West traffic flow of settlement, commerce, industry, agriculture, transportation and entrepreneurship in Red Deer and Western Canada
 
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ACR pier at Taylor Drive
 
The ACR pier on Taylor Drive symbolizes Red Deer as the distribution and transportation hub of Central Alberta
                                                                                             incoming train from the west in 1955


Forth Junction mapForth Junction was the railway interchange from 1910 to 1962 south of 32 Street in Red Deer that connected the east-west Red Deer-based Central Alberta Railway and the north-south Calgary and Edmonton Railway, both operated by Canadian Pacific. The junction represents the role of the railway as the major evolutionary economic catalyst in the development of Central Alberta and Western Canada.

The concrete pier along Taylor Drive (the original right of way of the Calgary & Edmonton Railway) marks the location of the Alberta Central Railway bridge that once crossed the C & E Railway and Waskasoo Creek, linking the ACR yard (once located in Mountview subdivision) and what is now the West Park subdivision eventually running across the Mintlaw trestle and running west to Sylvan Lake and Rocky Mountain House.

The eastern leg of the ACR which included the Mountview railyard and station as well as a timber trestle across Piper Creek at the present site of Kin Kanyon recreational area, was abandoned by the Canadian Pacific in 1913, as it already had an eastern link via Lacombe, Alix and Stettler.
 

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