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April 23, 2021

Building a trail and keeping the rail

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Whether or not the return of rail to the northern rivers is possible, viable, or even likely, I have no idea, but we must keep the option open. Removing the rails would close that option, although it would be quite lucrative for whoever has dibs on all that steel.

The track is, for the most part, a stable substrate for clip-on, temporary (or not), relatively inexpensive panels. At some time in the future when common sense prevails (we can but live in hope) the path can be moved to the side. It will have proved so valuable by then it certainly won’t be scrapped.

There are plenty of panelling options but my favourite is from the Netherlands with embedded solar cells. www.solaroad.nl

Wouldn’t that be fun?

 


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