• Tasmania's railway

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

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  by george matthews
 
http://www.examiner.com.au/story.asp?id=309106

I know Tasmania has no passenger trains (one reason I did not visit the state on my visit to Oz 20 years ago). Does this article suggest the end of rail for freight, too?

  by David Benton
 
It doesnt sound to good , but i doubt its the end . Hopefully the federal government will inject some $$$$ . Although distances are very short , there are consoderable bulk flows on the island .
there is also considerable political influence form the green party too i believe .

Tasmania railway was once owned by tranzrail , New Zealands rail operator , and they shipped 2nd hand locos and wagons form Nz over there , so it will be an old fleet alright .