Sunday, June 21, 2015
Making Bassano Station 'Lemonade'
Well Beiseker has been given a whole pile of lemons! It's called the Bassano Station. I'm sure you know the history of this building and its relocation to Beiseker, but now it sits basically abandoned.
It's not going anywhere. It's here to stay! Over a half a million dollars has been spent on the project so far. The Railway Museum folks appear to have disappeared into the mist! So we're left holding the bag, or in this case a station building and a bunch of railway memorabilia.
The Village of Beiseker cannot support the project in any way at this moment. We just can't afford it!
So where do we go from here? Museums of this sort can flourish and they draw tourists into the community. We already have tourists stopping to look at the rail cars and locomotive. There is huge potential there to build a great railway display. But how do we do it?
My question; How do we make Bassano Lemonade?