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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, loonatics, mental defectives and self appointed experts lead to an even greater decrease in my hobby participation.
However things have changed thanks our small group of trusted mate, interest has returned, and now I have become a bit more involved yet again. Having learnt to laugh, with others, at all the more 'Moronic Foamers'.
.Oh the irony that lays behind that term.
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

~~ PICTON SOJOURN # 572 ~~





With the Colonel back in Australia (much to his regret) following a few months galavanting around different parts of asia in search of trains, booze and women (to photograph), it was time to again head south to the gunzel centre of Picton.

Sadly a lot of the state is in the grip of some pretty bad floods yet again, this of course having a flow on affect to train operations and frequency. So it was that only three trains were captured, one was missed and four Bundy's were downed.

Picton, so close to Sydney, but with the rural lifestyle.Quickly becoming the prefered location for my declining years - which already seem to have begun.


Twas a bit of a walk to the railway line from the Church of Colonel, so other less foamy shots were taken along the way.
Picton Botanical Gardens
8108 passes through Picton yard with a cement train bound for nearby Maldon.



Hardly rating a 1 on the railfan excitment scale, an up Tranny passes through Picton.


NR29 AN2 NR76 on an up steelie

One must always be well prepared for rain in Picton, in can strike at any time.






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