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, June 30, 2008

The Gunzel Diaries!


What an interesting lot our readers are, never have I had so much feedback both on the site and in private email than when I include shots of railfans in action :-)
Seems every man and his gerbil wants to see railfans plying their seedy little trade around the place.
To prove that I hear you, and due to the fact it is easier than looking for another new subject to enthrall you with, here is another riveting selection of photos to get you blood racing and your skin crawling.
Please - don't mention it. It was the least I could do and, to be honest, I always do the LEAST I can do!

The now deceased Marrickville carpark location, famous for, amongst other things, our beloved Digest editor earning the nickname 'PUDDLES'
Oh yeah - don't ask me why!!

Mascot level crossing!
What ever become of ol Frank? Anyone know!

The world famous Steve Miller at West Dapto!

Queensland's answer to the 'Mainliners'!

A bit of perversion captured in Randwick in the days before
our money was run off with!

1 comment:

stuart said...

You've sucked me in!
I now check in every few days for updates.
There should be more of your humour in the railfan world.
Why has being a rail photographer become such a serious business these days?
How serious can you be standing trackside when almost every bloody train that turns up has one of those horrible GE's on the front.
It seems more like a competition these days of either who you know or what lash up you got.
My favourite part of gunzeling is still the "social" side of it.
Nice photo of the Ample one!