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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Monday, April 21, 2008

Rozelle & The Mungos Shunt!

Went out to Rozelle for a looksie today.
The train that was due to come out (thought to be the last one, but the issuing of a safe notice for the Parramatta Road making us unsure) had been badly delayed.
With husband type duties to perform a little later I decided not to risk the lecture and just try my luck at Mungo Scotts. Mungos still used rail to recieve its wheat, but this, the last regular traffic on any part of the Rozelle line, is expected to transfer down to Maldon shortly.
The running of T363 and T381 was not to happen until after this train had shunted and cleared the line.If the rain holds up it could be a good opportunity for anyone in the area this afternoon.
Try as it may, the Rozelle line still refuses to die. Endless false alarms of closure are recieved, but still something else happens to ensure another train goes down.
It can't go on forever - but hopefully more chances will be had.


Looking back towards Wardell Road Junction! May look overgrown and disused, but there are far worse sections!

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