Re: West Coast WIlderness Railway to Close


Brian <rallim56@...>
 

Maybe there isn't any need for the petition.
<http://www.examiner.com.au/story/1321991/federal-cash-for-west-coast-railway-repairs/?cs=12>


Brian
Qld. Aust.

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From: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au] On Behalf Of tawonga996
Sent: Sunday, 24 February 2013 7:23 PM
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: [LRRSA] Re: West Coast WIlderness Railway to Close

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-implem
ent-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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