Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

I HAVE a dream. I dream of a train trip from Glenorchy to Mona (Ber­riedale).

I dream of im­por­tant peo­ple, like Bun­nings and David Walsh (Mona), com­pil­ing their money and know-how to get trains mov­ing on the old rail lines to the North­ern Sub­urbs. It has so much tourist po­ten­tial.

I know there is an old SP rail car­riage stored at Gran­ton. The car­riage was fit­ted out to be a restau­rant car­riage for use on the Der­went Val­ley Rail­way.

If this car­riage could be re­stored, it could be used on trains of the Tas­ma­nian Trans­port Mu­seum. The car­riage could be re­painted with signs say­ing “En­joy the Mona ex­pe­ri­ence”, and Devon­shire teas could be served on it.

The mu­seum has peo­ple who could do this as vol­un­teers.

If we could get peo­ple like Bun­nings to come on board to ad­ver­tise their busi­ness and pos­si­bly build a sta­tion plat­form at Ber­riedale, with one of the lo­cal bus ser­vices trans­port­ing Mona visi­tors to the mu­seum, the mind bog­gles.

We live in hope for peo­ple with more dreams. Ray Wakefield Clare­mont

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