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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Thursday, July 15, 2010


This is one of those photos you occasionally come across where very little still exists today.

The station platform to the right of the train, Hardies, has long now been removed. Regular passenger services had ceased even by the time of this photograph.
The large buildings behind are now just a huge vacant lot, while the semaphore signals have gone to god, having long been replaced by those coloured light things.
Of course fences now exist, at least on the left hand side of the track.
The locomotives have fared a bit better, with 4821 preserved in the same livery at Goulburn and 4904 now running around as KL80 for CFCLA.
For what its worth, I think that building to the far right of the shot remains unaltered, but I am open to correction on that.

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