#FABTrip16: The Galt Historic Railway Park and Railway Heritage Interpretive Centre

The Coutts-Sweetgrass Station, now located at the Galt Historic Railway Park & Railway Heritage Interpretive Centre near Stirling, has served as a passenger depot, customs office, post office, sheriff’s department, and bunkhouse during its illustrious, and controversial, 125 year history. Constructed on the Canada- U.S. border in 1890, Coutts- Sweetgrass was one of two “lunch […]

#FABTrip15: Impressions of Empress

Lights and darks. The sign reads “Empress Laundry – Cleaning Pressing”. #abandoned #Empress #Alberta #Canada #mybadlands #FABTrip15 @gregfarries A photo posted by Jonathan Koch (@forgotten_alberta) on Oct 6, 2015 at 3:44pm PDT On the final day of #FABTrip15, we emerged from comfy confines of the Forksview  Motel and Manor, ready for another dry and dusty […]

Update: Alderson up in smoke

An update on Alderson, the past remains of which appear to have gone up in smoke. It appears a prairie fire swept through the area around August 14-15, leveling what little was left of the former village. Following up on his comment in an earlier post, Forgotten Alberta reader, Greg, has forwarded a number of pictures […]

Top Instagram shots from 2013 – #1

1. Scenes from Irvine, Alberta (2013) A popular choice amongst my Instagram followers, the photo above was taken while I stood on the train tracks at Irvine, Alberta on July 24, 2013, on day one of the 2013 Forgotten Alberta road trip. The photo underneath was taken on a stroll around the hamlet, as I […]

Top Instagram shots from 2013 – #2

2. Historic Bassano, Alberta (2013) Bassano has a proud history, and nowhere is this more evident than in the architecture found in the community. I grew up 30 minutes from here, and I had no idea until this summer what a collection of heritage buildings there were to be found in town. This is odd […]