The Semi-Retired Foamer has been a railfan since he was around 5 years old, a very young age when one really should avoid being involved with the gunzel community to any great extent.
After a few decades of train chasing, one decided to break with protocol and get married, thus leading to a severe cut in railfan activity.
Subsequent dealings with social misfits, lunatics, mental defectives and self-appointed experts lead to an even greater decrease in my hobby participation.
However things have changed thanks to our small group of trusted mate, interest has returned, and now I have become a bit more involved yet again. Having learned to laugh, with others, at all the more 'Moronic Foamers'.
.Oh the irony that lays behind that group name and the person who set it up..
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Sunday, July 8, 2007

Bulldogs! Why the obsession?

Bulldogs! Its the nickname given to EMD locomotives with those huge big round noses at the front.

They have certainly built up a large legion of fans who develop strange tingles on hearing their bark coming up a steep grade or roaring out of a yard.

Its a fetish I have never been able to understand, afterall we have the lovely 44 class, but none the less much foam is dropped at the site of them. Indeed some magazines have made a living out of them.

Still as dribblers we are lucky to have such old derelicts in the country and must appreciate them while we do.

Sadly one day they will be all worn out and be good for little more than melting down to make more cr, ahhmmm quality Korean car products.

Of course I am just talking about the Bulldogs. We all know ALCos never wear out.

7-7-2007 GM22 GM27 Port Botany

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