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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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Where Is It?

Anyone wish to guess the location of 4904?


Stuart said...

Well knowing that you didn't seem to travel out to the west very often ... and seeing those tankers weren't often seen that close to any loco out where the 49s did operate for many years ... I'd have to say that this photo was taken at somewhere around Botany :)


alcogoodwin said...

Spot on mate, its actually coming up the AMPOL branch at East Botany.
Not much of this line left short of the rails in the Ocean and Baker street crossings. Rest has been built over or landscaped, while the entrance to the terminal seems to mostly be used to store trucks.