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Forth Junction Project
Concept for

Roundhouse Conference & Gathering Centre

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

Forth Junction Park Concept

Western Canada Transpo Centre

Historical Miniature Rail Museum

Railway Station Heritage Resort

Site Concept Phase 3Concept proposal for the
Roundhouse
Conference

Centre

near Red Deer, Alberta
formerly referred to as the Western Canada Transpo Gathering Centre
 

proposed Western Canada Transpo Gathering Centrea community, regional and visitor landmark
focal point in a transportation-themed rail park in the Red Deer region
(to be operated by a not-for-profit corporation separate from the Forth Junction Heritage Society)

Western Canada's only Community Entertainment Centre based on Rail, Transit & Trail Heritage
 
a big, bold, fun, interactive, multi-activity, world-class attraction in a landmark 100,000 sq. ft. building (as the focal point for a variety of historic sites and venues throughout Central Alberta) celebrating the settlement and economic development of Western Canada highlighting the role of
trains, trails and transit
 
5
major components:

 
 B&O Railway Museum- The Roundhouse Gathering Hall
       large round multi-storey, multi-functional community
       gathering place and the focal point of the
       Forth Junction Community Heritage Rail Park
       that could include:
         - Indoor Turntable
  
      - Dual Atrium Entranceway with Water Feature
        - The Classic Railway Diner/Cafe

    West Coast Railway Museum
    - Trains, Trails,
Transit Heritage Exhibits

        featuring the role of trails, trains and transit in the prairie
        economy from 1885 extending into the future with attractors
        that could include:
         - Transportation Heritage Interpretive Centre
 
        - Wagons, Rails and Transit Heritage Plaza

         - Centre for the Exploration of Sustainable Transportation

    - Observation Elevated Restaurant
        overlooking the natural and built landscape within or in close
        proximity

 EnterTrainment Junction
   -
Market & Meeting Service Centre

        featuring catering, a market, boutiques, cafe, meeting space

  
    - Human Mobility Amusement
      and Activity Park

        indoor year-round entertainment and education theme park

 
 

Inspiration for this element of the overall rail park has come from several sources including Heritage Park in Calgary, West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish BC, 3 Valley Gap near Revelstoke BC, Canadian Museum of Rail Travel in Cranbrook BC, Exporail in Montreal, B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD
 

Forth Junction Park Concept      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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