Labors heritage railplan

 
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

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  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: North Haverbrook; where the monorail is king!
There's a lot of good proposals in there. It's quite heartening to see the support they are giving to the Derwent Valley Railway in particular. The prospect of Government-backed seasonal mainline tourist operations is very good too. Hopefully this will put a rocket up Tasrail!

Mind you when it comes down to the actual funding, $3 million over 5 years isn't a huge amount of money in rail terms - particularly once you start getting consultants and rail contractors involved.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
There's a lot of good proposals in there. It's quite heartening to see the support they are giving to the Derwent Valley Railway in particular. The prospect of Government-backed seasonal mainline tourist operations is very good too. Hopefully this will put a rocket up Tasrail!

Mind you when it comes down to the actual funding, $3 million over 5 years isn't a huge amount of money in rail terms - particularly once you start getting consultants and rail contractors involved.
LancedDendrite
what surprised me was that there was no mention of the Launceston and north eastern
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
There's a lot of good proposals in there. It's quite heartening to see the support they are giving to the Derwent Valley Railway in particular. The prospect of Government-backed seasonal mainline tourist operations is very good too. Hopefully this will put a rocket up Tasrail!

Mind you when it comes down to the actual funding, $3 million over 5 years isn't a huge amount of money in rail terms - particularly once you start getting consultants and rail contractors involved.
LancedDendrite
The money is for direct funding of T&HR railways own developments. Not for wasting with commercial consultants and contractors. The money will be available in support of progressive staged developments as spelled out in the respective railways business plans. $3M may not be a lot, but it is a lot more than was available from the current Govt (i.e. $0 - nothing). You would be amazed what frugal volunteers T&HR's can do with small amounts of cash. For instance DVR managed to get asbestos stripped from three steam locomotives and a carriage shed built for $60K.
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
what surprised me was that there was no mention of the Launceston and north eastern
Dangersdan707
Yes, a bit of a miss with the published press release, considering the Shadow Transport Minister, Craig Farrell mentioned LNER numerous times during the policy launch at DVR.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
what surprised me was that there was no mention of the Launceston and north eastern
Yes, a bit of a miss with the published press release, considering the Shadow Transport Minister, Craig Farrell mentioned LNER numerous times during the policy launch at DVR.
12CSVT
more than what the Libs are Promising IIRC 50 Grand to the Don River Railway and an other 50k to the TTM for mainline operations and a track extension for the TTM. still though YAY
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: North Haverbrook; where the monorail is king!
There's a lot of good proposals in there. It's quite heartening to see the support they are giving to the Derwent Valley Railway in particular. The prospect of Government-backed seasonal mainline tourist operations is very good too. Hopefully this will put a rocket up Tasrail!

Mind you when it comes down to the actual funding, $3 million over 5 years isn't a huge amount of money in rail terms - particularly once you start getting consultants and rail contractors involved.
The money is for direct funding of T&HR railways own developments. Not for wasting with commercial consultants and contractors. The money will be available in support of progressive staged developments as spelled out in the respective railways business plans. $3M may not be a lot, but it is a lot more than was available from the current Govt (i.e. $0 - nothing). You would be amazed what frugal volunteers T&HR's can do with small amounts of cash. For instance DVR managed to get asbestos stripped from three steam locomotives and a carriage shed built for $60K.
12CSVT
I'll be interested to see how far you guys get without having to sully yourselves with commercial contractors in one way or another...
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Update Now the libs have a put out an heritage rail policy and compared to Labors, Its has A lot less $$$$ as well as opening up the tasrail network to heritage operators for 1 weekend PerYear

https://www.tas.liberal.org.au/news/tourism-rail-track

and

https://www.tas.liberal.org.au/sites/default/files/Supporting%20Heritage%20Rail.pdf
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
There's a lot of good proposals in there. It's quite heartening to see the support they are giving to the Derwent Valley Railway in particular. The prospect of Government-backed seasonal mainline tourist operations is very good too. Hopefully this will put a rocket up Tasrail!

Mind you when it comes down to the actual funding, $3 million over 5 years isn't a huge amount of money in rail terms - particularly once you start getting consultants and rail contractors involved.
what surprised me was that there was no mention of the Launceston and north eastern
Dangersdan707
Might say it all...
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
There's a lot of good proposals in there. It's quite heartening to see the support they are giving to the Derwent Valley Railway in particular. The prospect of Government-backed seasonal mainline tourist operations is very good too. Hopefully this will put a rocket up Tasrail!

Mind you when it comes down to the actual funding, $3 million over 5 years isn't a huge amount of money in rail terms - particularly once you start getting consultants and rail contractors involved.
what surprised me was that there was no mention of the Launceston and north eastern
Might say it all...
RTT_Rules
It does mention Georgetown

What does Tasmania have left In the line of station passenger platforms ?  
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
There's a lot of good proposals in there. It's quite heartening to see the support they are giving to the Derwent Valley Railway in particular. The prospect of Government-backed seasonal mainline tourist operations is very good too. Hopefully this will put a rocket up Tasrail!

Mind you when it comes down to the actual funding, $3 million over 5 years isn't a huge amount of money in rail terms - particularly once you start getting consultants and rail contractors involved.
what surprised me was that there was no mention of the Launceston and north eastern
Might say it all...
It does mention Georgetown

What does Tasmania have left In the line of station passenger platforms ?  
Nightfire
Burnie, Railton, Scotsdale, Westaway, Don, Norfolk, Conara, Fingal, ????
  DRR_Fireman Deputy Commissioner

Location: -
There's a lot of good proposals in there. It's quite heartening to see the support they are giving to the Derwent Valley Railway in particular. The prospect of Government-backed seasonal mainline tourist operations is very good too. Hopefully this will put a rocket up Tasrail!

Mind you when it comes down to the actual funding, $3 million over 5 years isn't a huge amount of money in rail terms - particularly once you start getting consultants and rail contractors involved.
what surprised me was that there was no mention of the Launceston and north eastern
Might say it all...
It does mention Georgetown

What does Tasmania have left In the line of station passenger platforms ?  
Burnie, Railton, Scotsdale, Westaway, Don, Norfolk, Conara, Fingal, ????
RTT_Rules
Wiltshire Junction, Montumana?, Myalla, Wynyard, Somerset, Burnie (ex EBR station currently has points to platform removed), South Burnie, Sulphur Creek, Penguin, Ulverstone, Turners Beach, Leith (no longer beside the track), Devonport, Western Junction, Epping Forest?, Tunbridge?, Parattah, Colebrook, Bridgewater, Granton, Chigwell?, Derwent Park, New Town?, Boyer, New Norfolk, Hayes?, Macquarie Plains?, Maydena?, Guildford (no longer beside the track), Primrose, Rosebery, East Tamar Junction, Turner's Marsh?, Karoola?, Lebrinna, Lilydale

I think there may be more in the "Suburban" but I'm not from down there so I'm not so familiar with it. In recent times if the smaller station platforms were in the way of trackworks they were demolished if they were in the way, examples of this being Quioba, Tarleton and Moltema on the Western Line, and it may still be occuring.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
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It does mention Georgetown

What does Tasmania have left In the line of station passenger platforms ?  
Burnie, Railton, Scotsdale, Westaway, Don, Norfolk, Conara, Fingal, ????
Wiltshire Junction, Montumana?, Myalla, Wynyard, Somerset, Burnie (ex EBR station currently has points to platform removed), South Burnie, Sulphur Creek, Penguin, Ulverstone, Turners Beach, Leith (no longer beside the track), Devonport, Western Junction, Epping Forest?, Tunbridge?, Parattah, Colebrook, Bridgewater, Granton, Chigwell?, Derwent Park, New Town?, Boyer, New Norfolk, Hayes?, Macquarie Plains?, Maydena?, Guildford (no longer beside the track), Primrose, Rosebery, East Tamar Junction, Turner's Marsh?, Karoola?, Lebrinna, Lilydale

I think there may be more in the "Suburban" but I'm not from down there so I'm not so familiar with it. In recent times if the smaller station platforms were in the way of trackworks they were demolished if they were in the way, examples of this being Quioba, Tarleton and Moltema on the Western Line, and it may still be occuring.
DRR_Fireman
A few more than I had in mind. More than a few are now just low level platforms at best.

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