Friday, 7 September 2012
(Ashwater 1960s - copyright The Rail Thing)
The excellent Launceston Steam Railway is having problems with its local council which seems to have lost the plot big time!
The railway has been working with Cornwall County Council for some time with the intention of extending to Egloskerry - and on the strength of this purchased land in Egloskerry for the new line.
But now the council is planning to build a multi purpose route (walking, bikes, horses) which the railway fears may make it's future unviable if they can't get through to Egloskerry. Personally I don't believe anything - least of all a mere trailway - will stop the huge rail revival in the UK, but all the same it will make extension more difficult if too many users object to the railway returning, not an issue at all now but could be in the future.
To this end I think we should ALL sign the petition to CCC to get them to rethink this plan. the petition can be signed here.