Former driver says he would 'lay down as a sleeper' to restart railway

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 18 May 2020 13:09
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
This might be a good candidiate for post coronavirus tourism boosting investment bu the Tasmanian Government,  Do they still have all the required rolling stock and various certificates to enable trains again with some investment?

Former driver says he would 'lay down as a sleeper' to restart railway

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  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
This might be a good candidiate for post coronavirus tourism boosting investment bu the Tasmanian Government,  Do they still have all the required rolling stock and various certificates to enable trains again with some investment?

Former driver says he would 'lay down as a sleeper' to restart railway
"bevans"

Sigh,
The entire point of a not for profit taking over the line is so that the Tasmanian government doesn't have to put a cent into it! They Said it themselves in the television interview they did! All the rolling stock is there, track is shot though and no they do not have accreditation since operations round up in 2018 due to a derailment.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Relaying (or repairing as appropriate) 7km of very light narrow gauge (610mm) track shouldn't be a huge expense. Perhaps if they use a crowdfunding model the funds could be raised quite quickly?
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Had not heard of this railway until today. Wondering if it can survive assuming someone owns the track.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Had not heard of this railway until today. Wondering if it can survive assuming someone owns the track.
freightgate
We were there in 2010, saw the train running from across the water from Southport. By the time we got to Lune River the last train of the day was on it's way back, so we missed getting a ride.
  locojoe67 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gen X purgatory/urban Joh-land
Shame to hear it no longer runs.

http://theidabayrailway.tumblr.com/archive
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Shame to hear it no longer runs.

http://theidabayrailway.tumblr.com/archive
locojoe67
Me too!



https://youtu.be/OJ7szv3Ik0U
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Had not heard of this railway until today. Wondering if it can survive assuming someone owns the track.
freightgate
Of course someone owns the track - the State Govt does. There-in lies the problem. The immediate past and any future operator leases the line and associated buildings from the State Govt, however, regardless of how much investment the lessee is willing to provide in rolling stock, services, improvements and so on, like the slum-lords of old, the State Govt refuses to provide any assistance in upgrading their property or allow any concessions to anyone willing to upgrade the State Govt property at their own expense.

So basically state bureaucracy ignorance, selfishness, short-sightedness and out & out negligence is condemning what could be a worthwhile attraction in a regional area crying out for attractions (especially for people other than those fit enough to do multi-day bushwalks).

Cheers,
SZ
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Was there in late 1976 on a Sunday afternoon. It appeared to still be in quarry operations or maybe had ceased not long before.
http://www.ipernity.com/doc/grahamh/album/468763?with=24202731

It seemed to me it could be a tourist operation representative of the many light lines which previously operated in Tassie in addition to its attractive coastal location.

But, I'm not a tourism entrepreneur.

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