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  CPR bridge downtown Red Deer 1987

Forth Junction Project
Alberta Central
Historical Miniature Rail
and Landmark Display

 
Forth Junction Project Vision Sharing Historical Perspective Ground Transportation
Heritage Preservation
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1986

A time of modernization and preparation for
rail relocation from downtown Red Deer

Dayliner through Innisfail1983-86 -- Pre-Relocation of Red Deer's rail yards, the abandonment of the Alberta Central Railway, the final years that grain elevators dominated the skylines of most towns and the caboose was becoming a dying breed, a new generation of locomotives permitting much longer trains were introduced, locomotive shortages saw colourful leased locomotives from all over North America run through the area, the last of the Dayliners, the re-introduction of intermodal freight and unit trains, the realignment of Hwy. 2A south of Red Deer beside the CP line and the final use of the old CN spur line east into downtown for storage;


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1892 - The beginning of a regional centre    1913 - The headiness of rapid expansion    1939 - The glory days of passenger service
1955 - A year of transition and change     1986 - Modernization and rail relocation     Future - High speed rail and regional transit
Innisfail Historical Model Rail Exhibit         Historic Model Railway Concept         World-Class Model Rail Museums
 

Forth Junction Transpo Park      Western Canada Transpo Centre      Historical Miniature Rail Museum      Railway Station Heritage Resort
Trails, Rails, Transit Heritage Centre      An Opportunity for Boldness       A Time to Think Big and Bold
 

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