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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Saturday, January 5, 2008


Despite semi-retirement from foaming, one still heads out for a day of lineside dribbling with fellow gunzel sufferers.
One of the more common locations that I can be found is Belfield on the goods lines. While it dosen't get an incredible amount of use nowdays, the overhead still exists here. However one can get around this bollocks to achieve a half decent shot.

Photos: 17-10-2007
1427 (Push/Pull) containers from Port Botany to Minto pass through Belfield with 4703 coming up the rear. Hmmmmm sounds a little unsavoury. These fugly locos imported second hand from Denmark are making their presence felt around Sydney nowdays.

K206 (English Electric) passes through earlier in the day with the Mannway trains from Leightonfield to Port Botany. This service is run by 'South Spur Rail', you can click HERE for an earlier rant about this company.

1 comment:

Fed Up Foamer said...

Yes K206. Surprised it made it to your location without dumping 20 liters of quality oil.
Maintanence! A foreign word.