Closure rued

OUR State Government is hesitant about purchasing new electric rail cars from overseas owing to the cost.

If it had not been so determined to close the Midland Railway Workshops, with today’s technology these rail cars would have been built here, thus helping to reduce the area’s unemployment rate.

During the last century, the bulk of the railway rolling stock and many steam engines were built in Midland.

I rest my case.

JOHN PIDGEON, Alfred Cove.