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, September 28, 2009


Presented by: Cooties

When your a fulltime railfan you spend plenty of hours lineside and at gunzel special occasions, thus it is obvious that over time you will meet many fellow fans with similar interests.

Of course all people are different, so some that you meet become life time friends, some an occasional aquaintence, some purely are pains in the bottom, while many just want to play with your bottom.

OH YES, you may laugh, but you show me a railfan than can't tell you a scary story of a penis predator and I will show you a liar. They come in all shapes and sizes, not to mention all different types of railfan or even bus gunzel interest.

Thankfully the better mates have way outnumbered the loonatics, well perhaps not 'way', but they are outnumbered.

Many shots of these people over the last two decades were recently found and tonight we start a series, sharing the memories, sharing the fun, forgetting the violations.


What better a way to start than with my brother Woodrow,
the nomad of the railfan hobby.
There ain't many places around Australia that Woody has not
lived including good ol Sydney.

Here we have Woody again, seen during the party following
my first son's christening.
Many people are surprised to learn he has a real name, Daven Walters, and with him is SuperX, father of fellow foamer MrX who appears below.

Strawb was certainly an interesting character.
He has since disappeared into the mists of time.

Here we have good ol Woody again, this time he is seen with Proserpine (Queensland) identity, David Rowe (aka Rowie, Sugarbush and Sugarpubes).
This shot was taken during our 'Operation Hurricane' trip where we netted well over 200 cane locos in a two week period.

Well what can we say - there is nobody that comes close to the Colonel, both for his unique views on the world and his record breaking
consumption of alcoholic beverages.
A self proclaimed 'Feral Backpacker', he has travelled to most parts of the world in a serious effort to spread his word of gloom, doom and strange sex practises.
Colonel is worshipped by many and is the first railfan to have had a church set up in worship of him (see FACEBOOK).

MrX, also occasionally known as David Xuereb, is seen here during a chase of 4306 4490 and 4520 from Sydney to Brisbane and return via the now closed Murwillumbah line.

Twas a young, and somewhat pissed, MrX taken at my sons christening.
He was still some years away from discovering pure blondes, both
the beer and two legged types.

Ahhhhh every now and then you reach a historic moment in your railfan career, and so it was on this day opposite the Redband locomotive depot that my good mate Paul Henderson become Huggies.
WHY? Well I will leave that to readers to find out or Huggs to tell you himself.
Haven't seen ol Huggies for a long time, hopefully be able to catch up again soon.
COMING SOON: Brad's Archive returns with a look through the Port Kembla steelworks railways before Bluescope moved in and screwed them over.


pingupost said...

I think I still have the photos from that day somewhere in the fridge.

I'm surprised a photo of Jacob or Mr English isn't on here.

alcogoodwin said...

Hi Huggs,
I have no pictures of Jacob, however a shot mof Shakey would have to turn up eventually :-) Especially some quality stuff from that day around Nambour and North Arm......