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, March 26, 2010

Yet another selection of old photographs from the murky bowels of ones extensive photographic collection.
As always there is no particular order or theme, just as they are extracted from within.

This layout disappeared many years ago and was the last one I even actually built.
Called Murabit, its a real town, but a fictional railway,
on the NSW/Victorian border.

Yeah I know its a bit of an overused theme, but it gave me reason to utilize the V/Line stuff I had at the time.
I think the 48 is the only unit to survive in the collection as I slowly move towards modelling the 'South Maitland Railways' this year.

Angeles City, to the north of Manila (Philippines) is certainly famous for its delicious woman of questionable employment.
It has long been the destination for lonely dribblies, railfan or otherwise, who like to feel they are wanted by the female half of the species, or who wish to unload years worth of pent up frustration.
However, AS I AM MARRIED, I just went and visited the old railway yard of the 'Philippine National Railways' and then moved on to points north.
Hmmmm they were certainly colourful from the outside those bars.

Back to Australia and we find Silverton near the NSW/South Australia border.
Taken during a visit in the 1990s.

The spectacular (I think that is the official term as used by all tourist brouchers) Zig Zag Railway in the Blue Mountains of NSW.

My god its a bus.
A MAN at Cremorne wharf in the livery of old.

Yep, another bus. This time an ex-Sydney Leopard in Queensland.
Obviously I wasn't bothered noting the location and old age means I can't remember where it was.

Remember the days of orange buses and trams around Melbourne?
Doncaster Depot in 1988


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