I have spent a week agonising over this decision, only to come full circle.
I wanted to change this blog to one about Wauchope, because I will know the place well by the end of 2012. Then, I thought to change this blog to cover other small towns that I visit, not just in NSW, but anywhere really.
Then, my biggest and bestest brainwave: I would start a blog based on the video at the beginning of this post. This video was made in the Winter of 2008 sitting on a bench at the Milson's Point end of the harbour bridge, looking back to the opera house. My father had a number of party pieces, this was one of them. However, I counted the number of railway towns Dad mentioned, and instead of the obligatory 50, he only mentioned 38. What Bertie Witherspoon had done, was to teach his boys the towns along each track line: Main Southern, Main Northern, Main Western, South Coast Line, North Coast Line, and Broken Hill line.
However, to do the blog properly, I would need to travel to each town, get off and document the town. What if the train does not stop there amymore? It would mean that I have to stay in 50 country towns, for one or more nights. If I did one trip per month, it would take me just over 4 years.
I will mull ont it some more.