Re: West Coast WIlderness Railway to Close


Graeme Inglis
 

Apparently an online Petition has been organised to do its part to try to save the WCWR. The URL is:
http://www.change.org/petitions/david-o-byrne-minister-of-infrastructure-energy-and-resources-implement-a-solution-prior-to-30-april-to-keep-the-abt-railway-going

if you're interested in adding to it.

Graeme

--- In LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au, "Phil" <chy_gwel_an_meneth@...> wrote:



Some news which came out of the meeting at Queenstown on 7 February (last Thursday) to discuss the future of the West Coast Wilderness Railway.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-07/funding-hope-to-keep-railway-on-track/4506718?section=tas

May be fortuitous that it's an election year . . .

Surely one way to reduce running costs would be to decommission the rack and just run trains using adhesion. A rack is not really needed for 1 in 16 - a bit of a luxury. Just leave it in situ to remind visitors. Simplify maintenance of the locos as well. And why not add a bar for second-class passengers would also bring in more $$ - 1st-class passengers aren't the only ones who like a drink!

Phil Rickard

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