The End of the Bally Hooley?

 
  Yawn Station Master

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
On the Light Railways of Australia facebook page, John Browning has posted: "According to a post on the Australian Sugar Cane Trains page, the Ballyhooley tourist line has closed"

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  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
Their website says: "WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT OPERATING THE TRAIN DUE TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC.  A re-opening date is yet to be determined. Sorry for any inconvenience."

https://www.ballyhooleyrail.com.au/

You could contact them via the website or call the phone number given.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I also checked the track and facilities over the new year when in Cairns and all seemed to be intact.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

The bloke who posted in that FB group says he has been working there for ten years, which I guess offers some credibility. I would suspect that if true, the main reason is likely to be the "Closed for Covid" with no money coming in. Even if open, tourism (domestic and especially international) is very limited, so getting fair-paying bums on seats is tricky.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
To my mind there is little difference between the line of deceased locomotives at Woodford and a similar line of carcasses at Dorrigo, save maybe that one line is standard gauge and the other narrow gauge.
Yawn
At least ANGRMS do run trains!
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

The alternative to rusting away is probably being bought by someone in the UK. The restoration will be faster, but it will cost a lot of money to see them in operation.
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
It would be a real shame if the Bally Hooley line closed. The line has a fascinating history and it was one of the reasons why I visited Port Douglas when I was up in Cairns.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

He is 93 - what control does he have of their fate after he dies?
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
What I want to really know: what version of "static"

Static as in "well looked after" and under cover (it is the tropics and he won't sell if they are destined to leave Port Douglas)

Or "static" as per ANGRMS version of "static" (ie left to deteriorate, rust away, for 40 years from 1980 in a veritable junk yard at Woodford)

Two entirely differeent meanings attributable to the word "static"
Yawn
From reading the article you linked, I'd say the former...

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