Iron Boomerang Railway

 
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
why lock the thread ?
Because it's a pie in the sky idea. In other words, it will never happen.

After my meeting yesterday I am not sure that is correct.  Saul Estlake is now also on the board.
bevans

I must admit I was a little puzzled as to his involvement.

I love the way he talks about the government getting $21bn tax revenues when he is exactly the sort of guy who would be advising clients how to minimise their tax contributions down to zero Razz

My guess it's not costing him anything to be on the board, he may well even be drawing down a modest retainer, and in the end he'll be playing with other people's money.

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  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

why lock the thread ?
Because it's a pie in the sky idea. In other words, it will never happen.
Graham4405
If all pie in the sky threads are locked, forum traffic will likely be halved.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
why lock the thread ?
Because it's a pie in the sky idea. In other words, it will never happen.
If all pie in the sky threads are locked, forum traffic will likely be halved.
fzr560

Well it stops people from asking questions about the project and that is not ideal.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
My guess it's not costing him anything to be on the board, he may well even be drawing down a modest retainer, and in the end he'll be playing with other people's money.
bingley hall
Like they all do....... Or even better, with Government money, even less accountability!
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
why lock the thread ?
Because it's a pie in the sky idea. In other words, it will never happen.
If all pie in the sky threads are locked, forum traffic will likely be halved.
fzr560
Might be a good idea in some cases! Smile
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
The ABC has published a new article on this proposal only this week which centres around the chaos caused by the west west and north south line being taken out of use for weeks. Any business case should include the cost of the disruptions experienced and the cost to the economy which was in the billions. So how is this not a good idea to connect the east coast with the territory for goods ?

There are a wealth of mineral resources on that route if you read around the internet unlocking mor resort potential. Intermodal could piggyback on the development. The line should be build and maintained by ARTC on a pay for just basis.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
The ABC has published a new article on this proposal only this week which centres around the chaos caused by the west west and north south line being taken out of use for weeks. Any business case should include the cost of the disruptions experienced and the cost to the economy which was in the billions. So how is this not a good idea to connect the east coast with the territory for goods ?

There are a wealth of mineral resources on that route if you read around the internet unlocking mor resort potential. Intermodal could piggyback on the development. The line should be build and maintained by ARTC on a pay for just basis.
freightgate
Cost of disruption does not equate to a multi $10B solution. Road, sea and air would be deemed more than suitable for 1:100 year events. As for mineral wealth, if they are there they should justify any railway construction on their own merit. As we saw on the NT line, its opening concideded with a mineral price peak a few years later so it enjoyed some mineral traffic for a few years, but mostly since then there hasn't been alot on offer. Railing high priced dirt hundreds or even 1000 km is not a cheap excercise and it doesn't take long to distroy the value of the mine. Hence why so much processing is still done at Mt Isa and Olympic dam.

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