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Forth Junction Project
About the Society

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

Forth Junction Heritage Society logo
The Forth Junction Heritage Society

is a Registered Charitable Society under the Alberta Societies Act
and the Canada Revenue Agency

Forth Junction banner used at public events
Board of Directors 2021-22:
Paul Pettypiece (President), Evan Bedford (Secretary),
Richard Astle (Vice-President), Steve Parkin (Treasurer),

Roy Sirman, Jim Mattheis

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

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.

Collaboration, History, Education, Sustainability

1. to educate the public on the evolution of the railway, historic trails and transit in the settlement and development of Western Canada through workshops, displays, and interactive interpretation;
2. to preserve the trail, rail and transit heritage of Central Alberta through the acquisition, preservation and restoration of railway and other ground transportation artifacts.

The Forth Junction Heritage Society was created by a group of railway and transit historians, model railroaders and transportation visionaries in the spring of 2009 to:
- promote the concept of the Red Deer region as a world-class centre for
   the  celebration of the railway as a catalyst for economic development of
   regions in Western Canada;

Forth Junction display at Supertrain Calgary 2010- advocate for the creation of a world-class
   authentic and sustainable major attraction
   with a railway theme in the immediate Red Deer area;
- preserve the rail, trail and transit heritage of Central Alberta;
Forth Junction display at Supertrain Calgary 2010- create a multi-scale miniature
   rail interactive representation
   of the evolution of the city
   and region as changes
   occurred in technology,
   prosperity, values and world
- explore how future transportation can move people efficiently in an
   environmentally-friendly, healthy and productive manner;
- advocate for the creation of a family heritage activity and nature park
   as a fun and educational place to gather and explore.

A big thank you to

Now-closed C&E Railway Station Museum in south Edmontonfor the gifting of the 200+ item collection of the now-closed
Calgary & Edmonton Railway Station Museum
to the Forth Junction Heritage Society in September 2018

This collection has been carefully stored since acquisition and will be loaned to the Innisfail Historical Village until the Society can build a facility to exhibit and interpret these artifacts and the history of the Calgary & Edmonton Railway (1890 to 1907) in an appealing way as part of a transportation-themed group of attractions in a family-oriented rail park
in the immediate Red Deer - Innisfail area.
We also wish to thank the Legate Family of Edmonton for their gifting of a large railway wall clock and the Edmonton Historical Telephone Centre for their gifting of a candle-stick phone and station lamps. These items were on loan to the former C&E Railway Station Museum and were not part of the museum collection gifted to the Forth Junction Heritage Society.

A big thank you
to the City of Red Deer for a $2,950 Community Culture Opportunities Grant
for the transfer and storage of the 200+ item collection

This collection is now
on loan to the
& District Historical Village

 at the Bowden
CPR station
for future display


Poster #1 of a limited-print series being sold at $10Please Donate to the
Forth Junction Project

using your Paypal account or favourite credit card (click on the donate button right), any amount you wish and indicate which project you would prefer the donation to go to from the following (if no project is indicated, the donation will go to General):
  - General Start up Costs
  - Studies - Feasibility, management, environmental, traffic, etc.
  - Calgary & Edmonton Railway Museum Development
  - Community Heritage Rail Park Development
You will receive a tax-deductible receipt in the mail.

The poster pictured to the left is the first of a planned series of limited-print 13"x19" posters (developed by Brian McLoughlin) being sold to raise funds for the objectives of the Forth Junction Heritage Society. Only 100 of each will be printed and are being sold at $10 each. Contact Paul at for availability.


Major Donations to FJHS to date: the 200+ item C&E Railway Station Museum collection from the Junior
   League of Edmonton
in Sept. 2018; $2,950 Cultural Opportunities Grant from the City of Red Deer for the
  transportation and storage of the collection; a large station wall clock from the Legate Family of Edmonton;
  and some artifacts from the now closed Edmonton Historical Telephone Centre.
This collection is on loan to the Innisfail Historical Village until a suitable facility can be built.
Contributors to FJHS: Rod Trentham (rail-themed sculpture by Red Deer College student Melinda Setters),
   abc Restaurant (meeting space), Skip Fuller (switch lock), Red Deer Tourism (display boards),
   Roy Sirman (cash & equipment), Steve Parkin (cash), Evan Bedford (cash), Lawrie Hignell (cash),
   David Craig (cash), Morris Flewwelling (museum manual), Paul Pettypiece (cash, supplies, website),
   Olive Iddiols (telegraph equipment), Enderby BC Museum (original section of C&E rail 2014),
   RD County Div.2 Recreation & Culture Board (2010 contribution), Darcy Colenutt (folding tables 2010),
   Calgary Supertrain 2010, 2011 & 2012 (contribution), The Hub on Ross (meeting space 2010, 2011),
   Fun Times Hobby & CompuSoft (discount on supplies 2009, 2010), Red Deer Museum (historic photos),
   Red Deer Archives (historic photos), Innisfail & District Historical Society (storage & display of artifacts)

Letters of Support:
Tourism Red Deer, Central Alberta Historical Society, Red Deer County, Springbrook Community Association

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AGM 2012 Report

Strategic Plan 2011


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