Thursday, July 25, 2013

A view with train/rail lines in it


My place in time #26


It's been about 25 years since a train ran through town. Quite clearly there's trees growing on the train tracks along Railway Terrace, where a bustling train route once ran, through to the southern ports.

The station now houses our local community radio station, and has done for the past 20 years.




These shots are from just down the road, Towers Road, behind the local hospital. 

The hospital has been in the news lately, SA Health have removed obstetrics from the schedule amongst other things. If you're about to have a baby you have to drive thirty minutes now, in labour, or potentially have your baby in an ambulance on the way. 

This may not be a big deal for us, but for someone living in nearby Beachport, or Robe (45 minutes from our hospital) it seems unbelievably unfair and damn dangerous for high risk pregnancies. Along with the fact, the high price of petrol for country people to be self-commuting, the destination hospital not catering for overnight stays for dads, country taxpayers deserve better. Shame, especially when we were promised no loss of services.

The community isn't letting it slide, with a petition circulating and a public meeting on the 31st.






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8 comments:

  1. What a great place to capture some lovely photos!

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  2. Wow I love the railway photos especially the last one. The station building is so cute. It is sad to see services being taken away from towns like the railway and the hospital services.

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  3. love the photos! the state of public facilities is getting worse every year, hopefully your community can get bureaucracy to address appropriately!

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  4. I love old train tracks, they make me feel incredibly nostalgic.

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  5. Love the railway pics, Alicia!

    Hope the petitions will be favourably recieved!

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  6. Amazing photos. Why is that they always remove services from the country - less people to complain? It was police stations now hospital staff. It seems so unfair.

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  7. I'm a huge fan of these photos. We are in an old part of town, our house nearly 100 years old and across the river is the old railway workshops (now a museum) and so we love going there and driving around to check all of the historical stuff out. I hope the petition is successful.

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  8. 30 minutes to get to a hospital in labour... That's just shocking...
    Love the pictures.

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