All-aboard the region’s new $1.1M rail

 

News article: All-aboard the region’s new $1.1M rail

Trains will return to the Mid-Western region with the State Government announcing $1.

  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Highly likely to make the locals happy but is the track now useable all the way to Sydney ?

All-aboard the region’s new $1.1M rail

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  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

Thy shall believith it when thou shalt seeith it!

Vital seat for the government I guess?!
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

Highly likely to make the locals happy but is the track now useable all the way to Sydney ?

All-aboard the region’s new $1.1M rail
freightgate
Same level of usable since it was built over 150 years ago,pretty thick comment you have made.
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

This is being done purely for historical rail and will not mean anything for passenger rail services all the way to Sydney. Xplorer's or the XPT replacement will not be making journeys along this line.
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

Thy shall believith it when thou shalt seeith it!

Vital seat for the government I guess?!
Newcastle Express
Well you best open your eyes then as track rehabilitation has already commenced.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Thy shall believith it when thou shalt seeith it!

Vital seat for the government I guess?!
Well you best open your eyes then as track rehabilitation has already commenced.
Clyde Goodwin2
I feel that this is pork barreling by the State Government, although the Nationals hold the State seat with a fair majority, remember that the adjacent seat of Calare fell to the SFFP after being a safe Nationals seat for many years, a swing of almost 30% I believe. There were 2 other by-elections in the bush in the last month, the Nationals retained both seats but suffered significant swings.

This is the Nats suddenly realizing that their years of failing to support their constituents is about to bite them. For too long they have been seen as "Liberal lite".

Where is the business case to justify this expenditure? Do we really think  that a few rail motors will generate sufficient access fees to keep the line maintained?
  BDA Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
I'd like to see it open so a few people can enjoy it .
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Thy shall believith it when thou shalt seeith it!

Vital seat for the government I guess?!
Well you best open your eyes then as track rehabilitation has already commenced.
I feel that this is pork barreling by the State Government, although the Nationals hold the State seat with a fair majority, remember that the adjacent seat of Calare fell to the SFFP after being a safe Nationals seat for many years, a swing of almost 30% I believe. There were 2 other by-elections in the bush in the last month, the Nationals retained both seats but suffered significant swings.

This is the Nats suddenly realizing that their years of failing to support their constituents is about to bite them. For too long they have been seen as "Liberal lite".

Where is the business case to justify this expenditure? Do we really think  that a few rail motors will generate sufficient access fees to keep the line maintained?
theanimal
You could hardly call $1.1M pork barreling. Maybe they came up with a bit of money to assist Rail Heritage and there is nothing else to it. The State Government is not short of the readies at the moment.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

At the moment there are usually one or two heritage trains to Kandos a year.
There is one running on 21 January next year.
I don't think re-opening to Rylstone will increase the number of heritage trains.
Re-opening to Mudgee or Gulgong would attract more trains, but that would cost much more than $1.1 million.

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