Saturday, October 12, 2013

October 12 Stuff wot 'appened in Oz 'istory

Miserable salutations with todays misery happenings.

1953 The very first narrow gauge railway line ever opened, that from Wangaratta to Whitfield, was closed on this day.
Pfft and hmph.

1987 The Murchison East to Colbinabbin Railway Line was shut.
1987 As was the Rushworth to Stanhope Railway Line.

Double pfft and hmph.

2 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Hiss and spit.

River said...

One day far in the future, thinkers and planners will look back at these times and laugh at us for being so stupid as to close down railway networks. The future "they" will see what our current "they" don't, that rail is an efficient and relatively cheap way of transporting people and goods, connecting states and cities, and small towns too. Australia united, what a dream.

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