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..
We occasionally publish information on the locomotives, and rollingstock, from railways in Australia and the Philippines.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It has been a while since we delved into the archives of foam. Have been on a long holiday, been on the prowl for more work and now have a few other worries.
Still, I have been busy getting photographs ready (usually involving photographing old shots and then downsizing them - which dosen't always give spectacular results) and have quite a few backed up for your viewing pleasure.
This is just a quick selection as I must attend to a real paying job tomorrow.

1991 FL403 preserved at Woy Woy Public School.
Is it still there?

1991 Bridge to the south of Cowra.

A place in South Australia (just) with the very unfortunate name of Cockburn.
It was obvously the location of many a childish railfan giggle.

Now it is back to March 1988 when we turned up at Merriwa railway station in a Corona with a smashed front end (thanks to a driver falling asleep at Dunedoo).
Merriwa is currently in the middle of a new preservation attempt.

1990 Marinna station in the Riverina.

Up to the present with a photo of Philippine National Railways U14C #906.
4-2-2010 Caloocan Workshops Manila, Philippines


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