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..
We occasionally publish information on the locomotives, and rollingstock, from railways in Australia and the Philippines.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Welcome to the LocoShed BLOG!

Hello all,

I admit that I am a former foamer. I know, 'railfan' is the more accepted terminology, however looking at what the hobby is producing nowdays you can't help but wonder if 'foamer' is far more descriptive.

After more than 25 of being a foamer I find myself with thousands of photos sitting in albums and doing just about buggar all. Oh what to do with these gems of the past, so long forgotten and seemingly of little use to the dribbly magazines thrown at us nowdays.

The result of all this effort is this blog. It will not be based on any particular topic, it will just cover many random topics (info and photos) from my past years as a foamer and those times I get out nowdays.

For the modern day foamer I shall put up some of the latest news happening in the more interesting locomotive fleets and perhaps even the occasional fleetlist if I can be bothered.

So sit back with your box of tissues and try to enjoy my regular bollocking on about the railways of Australia, with the occasional extensions to exotic locations like the Philippines and Fiji.


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