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  1. Progress ofThe Forth Junction Project a visionary world-class destination proposed by the Forth Junction Heritage Society Annual General Meeting Oct. 25, 2012

  2. The Forth Junction Project Celebrating the evolution of trails, trains and transit in Central Alberta a visionary world-class destination proposed by the Forth Junction Heritage Society

  3. Forth Junction Milestones of the Forth Junction Heritage Society: April 2009 – First meeting of Society August 2009 – Bylaws and concept established December 2009 – Incorporated under Alberta Societies Act February 2010 – First media publicity about FJ vision for Riverlands March 2010 – Vision, Mission and Objectives finalized September 2011 – Bylaws and Objectives amended November 2011 – Charitable status with Revenue Canada achieved

  4. Forth Junction Vision: To be Central Alberta’s world class heritage destination celebrating the past, present and future of trails, trains and transit. Mission Statement: 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 Values: Collaboration, History, Education, Sustainability

  5. The Forth Junction Project A bold visionfor the Red Deer area as a major world-class destination with major attractorsunique in Canadato celebrate the region as a distribution and transportation hub

  6. The Forth Junction Project A vision to create a major regional tourist destination that celebrates ground transportation, with specific significance of the railway, in the economic development of Central Alberta and how it represents the settlement and growth of Western Canada

  7. The Forth Junction Project • Original Concept . . .Riverlands Transpo Centrebig, bold, fun, magic, multi-activity, interactive, 1st classMajor Community and Visitor Attraction Riverlands Downtown Red Deer

  8. The Forth Junction Project • Current Concept . . .Forth Junction Transpo Parkbig, bold, fun, magic, multi-activity, interactive, 1st classMajor Community and Visitor Attraction Close to Red Deer

  9. The Forth Junction Project • Forth Junction Transpo Parka Family Heritage Activity & Nature Park Theme park based on the evolution of trails, trains and transit in Central Alberta

  10. The Forth Junction Project First priority: Funding and completion of Destination and Management Study Heritage Collaborative Inc. $40,000

  11. The Forth Junction Project Second priority: Acquisition of Site

  12. Forth Junction Project Suggested phasing: Phase 1 – Engineering, environmental, traffic studies, permits, funding Phase 2 – Site preparation for initial phases Phase 3 – Replicated station as temporary interpretive centre and administrative office; enclosed storage facility for large artifacts Phase 4 – Second replicated station as bed and breakfast; ornamental park; creation of not-for-profit corporation Phase 5 – Gathering hall for events and displays; parking lot Phase 6 – Retro bus terminal and heritage tours Phase 7 – Observation platform; 1/8 scale replication of Jubilee 3001

  13. Forth Junction Project Suggested phasing: Phase 8 – Replication of railway stations for overnight lodging; track sections for rail displays Phase 9 – First stage of historical model railway museum Phase 10 – Operating outdoor miniature railway with interpretive tours Phase 11 – Expansion of gathering hall with retail centre and observation tower restaurant; additional parking Phase 12 – Indoor amusement and activity park Phase 13 – Expansion of historical model railway museum Phase 14 – Full size rail loop; acquisition of prototype rail artifacts Phase 15 – Centre for the exploration of sustainable future transport

  14. The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor 1 • Link to proposed ACR Heritage Linear ParkForth/Tuttle-Mintlaw-Sylvan Lake Including the acquisition of the original pre-1962 privately-owned, historic Alberta Central Railway right-of-way between Red Deer County Centre and the Mintlaw steel trestle

  15. The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor 2 • Family Heritage Activity & Nature Parkclose to active CP Railway linewith links to regional trail systems

  16. The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor3 • Retro Bus Depot and Transit Museum

  17. The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor 4 • 1/8 size Replication of theJubilee 4-4-4 3001 ‘The Chinook’ 3001 (the ‘Chinook’) was one of only 5 locomotives of this class designed by CPR specifically for ‘high-speed’ inter-city passenger service including Calgary-Edmonton from 1936 to 1955. This class established the speed record of 181 km/h (112.5mi/hr) in 1937 that was not broken until 1976. All 5 locomotives were scrapped.

  18. The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor 5 • Railway Station Heritage ResortCanada’s only heritage railway station overnight accommodation village

  19. The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor 5 • Restoration or Replication ofFormer Railway Stationsas Lodging and Tourist Services including Bed and Breakfast Former stations as private residences Grand Trunk Pacific (CN) Ardley Station in farmer’s field east of Red Deer

  20. The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor5 • Replication of Significant Historic Railway Stations in Proposed Heritage Resortas Lodging and Tourist Services including Bed and Breakfast

  21. The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor6 • Community Conference Hall - year-round community conference centre - adaptable central turntable-style stage - large indoor open multi-use hall with natural light - style of roundhouse and classic railway station

  22. The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor7 • Observation Tower and Restaurant- 8-storey observation tower in the form of a stylized grain elevator (the skyline landmark of the prairies for 100 years) - upper observation deck for viewing the landscape- mid-level restaurant with a view on all sides of the site area

  23. The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor8 • Distribution & Transit Heritage Centrefeaturing trails, trains & transit 1885-1985 - stagecoach travel along the C & E Trail- Red Deer as a major rail distribution centre of Alberta- glory days of inter-city passenger train travel- evolution of urban and inter-urban public transit

  24. The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor 9 • Alberta Central Historical Model Rail Museum

  25. Alberta Central Historical Model Rail Project • 1892 The beginnings of a regional distribution centre • 1913 The headiness of rail and municipal expansion; the building of the ACR and CNWR • 1939 The glory of passenger service; the region prepares for war • 1955 A time of transition from steam to diesel and the start of passenger service decline • 1986 A time of modernization and preparation for rail relocation • The future The revival of passenger rail and regional transportation

  26. The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor10 • Human Mobility Interactive, Educational Amusement Park- year-round entertainment and educational activity area for children and adults - indoor theme park- interactive activities that teach the principles of the evolution of human mobility

  27. The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor 11 • Transpo Gathering CentreCanada’s Only Entertainment-Heritage-Retail Centre celebrating the evolution of Trails, Trains and Transit

  28. The Forth Junction ProjectAttractor12 • Centre for Future Sustainable Transportation- options and opportunities for the future movement of people and goods in a responsible, environmentally-friendly and sustainable way - including the potential for high-speed inter-urban rail, regional rapid transit and multi-use highways

  29. The Forth Junction Project A Celebration of the Red Deer Region as a major distribution and transit centre in the economic development of Central Albertarepresenting the settlement and growth of Western Canadaa visionary major multi-attractor destination proposed by the www.ForthJunction.com