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Forth Junction Project
Concept for
Railway Station
Heritage Resort

 
Forth Junction Project Vision Sharing Historical Perspective Ground Transportation
Heritage Preservation
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Forth Junction Park Concept

Western Canada Transpo Centre

Historical Miniature Rail Museum

Railway Station Heritage Resort

proposed Railway Station Heritage Resort A concept proposal for
 
Canada's only
Railway Station
Heritage Resort

 
The replication of several regional railway stations for overnight lodging will be a unique experience in Canada and create economic benefits for the region
 
The Railway Station Heritage and Lodging Village will be part of an overall family activity and nature park connected to regional trails and close to visitor services. This village will feature stations that serve as both historic representations of the variety that once existed in Central Alberta and will be the economic generators that keep the park self-sufficient. The centre-piece of the village is a railway park similar to one that was once located in downtown Red Deer and several stations across Western Canada.

A series of 22 to 25 stations will include lodging uses similar to cabins and/or bed and breakfasts as well as some specialty uses such as conference centres, gift shops and community facilities.

 
                   renderings of Central Alberta stations
 
Smaller stations could be used for single accommodation or retail units. Medium stations can be used for two to four accommodation units. Larger stations can be used for multiple accommodation units, bed and breakfast, administration, display areas and heritage retail.

Innisfail CPR station 1890sSome of the stations that may be replicated include:

- stations of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway and branchlines:
original 1891 Red Deer CPR wood combination station and freight house (similar to Innisfail, Olds, Ponoka and first Lacombe station); CPR standard #2 station representative of Blackfalds, Penhold and Bowden; CPR standard #10 station representative of Alix and the first Stettler and Camrose stations.
ACR station used as residence 

- stations of the Alberta Central Railway

ACR 1910 Red Deer; CPR standard #14A station at Sylvan Lake (similar to Benalto station); CPR standard #A3 station at Rocky Mountain House (Lochearn)
Red Deer CNR station 1955

- stations of the Canadian Northern Western Railway and CNR

unique CNR special station Red Deer; CNoR third class station plan 29 representative of Sylvan Lake, Eckville, Prentiss and Donalda; CNoR third class station plan 75 at Nordegg
Ardley CNR station on farm




- stations of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

GTP special station Mirror; GTP Type E station representative of Ardley, Delburne, Huxley and Bashaw.


 

Forth Junction Park Concept      Western Canada Transpo Centre      Historical Miniature Rail Museum      Railway Station Heritage Resort
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