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Tasmania’s 150yo Don River Railway plea for funding to survive

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January 17, 2021 08:25:57

The Don River in Tasmania’s north-west, near Devonport, has long been characterised by the whistles and chugs of its railway.

Key points:

  • The rail was established in the 1850s to transport timber and coal
  • From the mid-1970s, the line became a tourist attraction
  • The railway’s committee says expanding the business is key to its future

For more than 150 years, trains have travelled along the banks of the river,…



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