Seems Pacific National are wishing to offload some 'less profitable' services from their railway operations again, or at least are on the prowl for more government money to fund their 'privately owned' operations.
Have we yet reached the decision that selling the railways may not have been the best idea?
Where many countries are building new railways, or reconstructing ones closed many years ago in an enlightened effort to solve some of the worlds problems, we now seem to be witnessing a very dull future for many wheat branch lines in rural areas.
So many lines have already disappeared over the years in an effort to cut back operating costs and make the railways more profitable. Why don't we join the countries who see the railways as a vital public service that must be expanded, despte the fact they may not always turn a healthy dollar.
Many await the 'Rudd' government to say SORRY to the indiginous people of Australia.
Perhaps the NSW state government should then say SORRY for the way the railways have raped and violated here in NSW and perhaps return the rural railway operations to the 'public service' they were supposed to be.