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, October 8, 2010


Sparks were something I never took much notice off.
Rarely went out of my way, except for some last minute videos of old red rattlers, to get photos of them. Those shot I was lucky enough to obtain were just ones taken between the trains I was really waiting for.
However going through a reasonably sized collection of EMU shots I find many shots that are nowdays very historically interesting, despite being as boring as grannies dental health lectures back in the old days.

Lets take a squiz at a small collection.

W set at Campsie

Comeng and parcel vans at Spencer Street

Campsie again, this time on the goods road.


A Sydney parcel van this time - C3780 at Elcar.

Sydney's only candy parcel van at Elcar.

Brown set at Blacktown

Remember when they were all clear and silver before the rail operators started throwing paint over them, graffiti artists did the same, followed by other human vermin and their window scratching garbage.

These refurbs did NOTHING to improve the appearance.

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