For anyone who might be interested i have sent a letter to the Minister of transport about the remaining set of Bluebirds.
After having read that the Barossa Wine Train is up for sale and its possibility of heading interstate I cant understand why South Australia has to loose another tourist rail attraction,we have already lost one set of the South Australian built Bluebird railcars which was finally starting to get on its feet until the public liability insurance made this "S.A.historic" tourist rail sold to Victoria.I realise that the BWT is a privately run organisation but cant help wondering what the governments views are on loosing this piece of S.A.working history.? Has the S.A government looked into taking over the rail and running it as part of the South Australian tourist promotion for our great state? Many in this state feel that we have lost to much of our rail infrastructure already and feel that after twenty years of decline need to see some positive views for the rebuilding of our rail system in this state
What are the labour governments Views,and policies on these issues?
So far this is the response.
The Minister for Transport, Industrial Relations, and Recreation, Sport and Racing, Hon Michael Wright MP, has asked me to acknowledge your email of 14 April 2003 regarding railways in South Australia.
The matters you have raised are currently being examined.
A reply will be forwarded to you at the earliest opportunity.
If anyone else feels the need may i suggest that they also send a letter of concern about this or any other matters to do with our rail system in S.A.to our Minister for Transport.