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, March 29, 2010


For a brief change of pace from all the old shots, here we see some from last weekends journey down to Port Botany to show my American mate Ted around.
Work continues in an effort to upgarde the yard before the third port is opened, with the focus on this day being the entry into the P&O Terminal.
With any luck, along with some enthusiasm (a rare commodity nowdays), I hope to show the results of this work later.

New points being installed at P&O.

Ted enjoying the minimal amount of rail action, while awaiting the 48 class.

Align Center48136 4898 4903 shunt Patricks.

4903 4898 48136 arrive at Botany from Sandown with a very excited
Colonel (Davo Phillips) up front.

1445 and 1446 pass through Gelco enroute to Botany.

1431 shunts past the trackwork at Port Botany, pushing back into Patricks.

Same again, just a tad earlier.

A third 1431 helping for those with a weird liking for these beasts.

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