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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, loonatics, mental defectives and self appointed experts lead to an even greater decrease in my hobby participation.
However things have changed thanks our small group of trusted mate, interest has returned, and now I have become a bit more involved yet again. Having learnt to laugh, with others, at all the more 'Moronic Foamers'.
.Oh the irony that lays behind that term.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

~~ DIESEL AND DUST ~~
A brief afternoon around Gelco!


With apologies to Midnight Oil!

With my good friend Chris heading to town, an immense blanket of dust covering the city and the pending removal of the level crossing at East Botany (a regular foamer favourite), it was deemed a good time to extract the digit and head on down to our local goods line.

Having spent most of the morning around the airport a fair portion of the dust had racked off by the time I got lineside. Still there was a cloud thicker than that which regularly hangs around the table on a Neath night.




1446 passes over the doomed crossing at East Botany.
Starting as a level crossing, the cars were removed many years
ago when it was converted for pedestrians only.
Still this was not to stop the most desperate, with a stolen sports car hitting the dirt ramp and landing onto the rails a few years ago.


Visitors from the South Coast and the United Kingdom!


The doomed crossing!

Should you wish to join all the whinging bastard residents complaining about
port developments and extra train movements.


4898 and 44208 approach Port Botany!

Underneath a cloud as dusty as the 442, 4498 waits to depart for Minto while 442s2 and RL306 pass by!


World Series ALCos - Locomotive Hornbag



A 'China Southern' jet is seen in the dust after a last minute aborted landing.

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