TOOT is on another pilgrimage. This time, to hassle as many pollies as they can, to get them all to see their wisdom in remaining stuck to the limits of the rusting rail tracks of our totally disused and decaying 1890s rail corridor.
Wow, that image of the Monty Python warrior with both legs and one arm totally cut off in battle, waving his sword at the enemy, calling them gutless cowards and to keep up the good fight, comes swiftly to my mind again.
Can pathos get any more pathetic?
But the real question TOOT’ers cannot answer is; Who’s going to pay the $1 Billion to go back to the 1890’s single track freight line, in the guise of a vital piece of modern public transport network?
Well, the rest of us can answer it. The answer is… no one…
Can anyone finally cut through and tell TOOTers ‘They’re dreaming’, like in The Castle movie?
The rail trail ticks all the boxes with regard to our disused rail corridor, with its vast array of cost effective benefits. But above all, it is about to get the funding to bring it to reality. Can you imagine it, our corridor, for us all to use. That’s like about 1,000 extra acres of parkland and cycleways for us all to enjoy sharing and utilising with futuristic imagination.
Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
Tim Shanasy, NRRT Inc, Byron Bay