Railway beds and bridges must be protected
Is the existing railway infrastructure in Cape Breton essential and worth keeping?
After years of discussion and observation, I dare say most are ill prepared to make such a critical decision as to remove such potentially vital railway infrastructure at this juncture of our Island’s being.
Throughout history, on practically every continent in the world, rail transportation has proven its worth. This is no time to allow the existing railway infrastructure to be lost.
Nor is it time to waste any energy on how the ill-conceived idea of selling the railway to any company without any intimate attachment to the community was conceived in the first place.
It is the imperative duty of all governments, especially provincial and federal, to work with the people impacted to protect the railway beds and bridges until such time as the Cape Breton railway can become part of the Cape Breton economical renewal.
If our economic renewal can happen without the railway then and only then remove the rail infrastructure.
There is no room for politics now. Just well thought out, longterm action for the well being of all of eastern Nova Scotia. Banks MacLean North Sydney