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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Friday, April 2, 2010

Howdee and welcome back to another random selection of old photos, guaranteed to bring on more foam than a buggared clothes washing machine.

Last thing we expected to see at Stirling North while awaiting a
Leigh Creek coalie was this ol clapper.
Not only did it make for an interesting shot, it briefly took our minds of Steve Millers endless whinging!

February 2010, yup only two months ago, and I am seen here with fellow Aussie MrX and a number of local Manila railfans. Location is Paco station.

Isabel and Jollivee at Evers Commonwealth shopping centre.

Quezon City - Philippines

The 1990s saw me involved with the, then, 'Eastern Suburbs Light Rail Association' that were based at Kensington. The group promoted the idea of light rail around, not surprisingly, the Eastern Suburbs area.

Sadly, despite much effort, including marches (above), to date there has been no further development in this direction and I think the group has since dispersed.

Newest railcars of the Philippine National Railways seen here at Tutuban station.

No idea what this was for, why it was in Sydney streets, or why I even decided to take a photo of it. Twas in the 90s though.

A more recent interest has been aircraft, especially larger commercial aviation

Certainly the hornbag of commercial aviation today would still have to be the Boeing 747. Still an awesome looking plane, even when compared to the impressive, but far from attractive, A380.

Be back again shortly with another steaming selection!


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