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, February 10, 2008

Victoria: Trains, Trams and the Odd Taco! Pt6


This is going to be a quick one as even foamers need to get some sleep. Anyway, I don't think anyone can honestly say they are disappointed with a quickie.

The splendid VR blue livery was getting a bit tatty by the time we found T356 at Geelong loco on March 10th, 1987. Regardless, a grotty VR loco was always savoured and many shots were exposed on this beast.
T356 is today preserved with Steamrail Victoria.

DRC41, a member of Victoria's least successful railcar type. It was only in their final years did they overcome the reliability problems that plagued them.
On March 5th it is seen waiting to leave Spencer Street. Today, according to Wikipedia, it is in store at Newport.

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