I would like to propose a much better idea for the defunct railway line we have: why not open it up to the steam train enthusiasts with the idea of running steam train trips along the line calling in at various art galleries, pottery places and other tourist stops on the way to perhaps Byron Bay?
This would be a huge tourist attraction and bring more money to the area than any bike trail will which only caters for a few fit people here.
This is mostly a retired area and would offer more advantages than just bike riding. The arts can be catered for and a day out for families. So many options especially as an attraction to bring more tourists to the area.
I know in Brisbane and in other areas where they run a ‘blues’ steam train trip and this is always sold out it is so popular, the train pulls into various stops where refreshments can be bought and people move around carriages to enjoy different blues music that is on offer in each carriage.
There is also a dinner train which is always popular. There is no limit to what it could be used for when you incorporate steam trains. The whole concept would be wonderful for the Tweed.
Terri Bradley, Tweed Heads West