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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Sunday, December 11, 2011


Last week I returned to the old Belmont line to look at how the bike track was progressing and how it was approached in the Redhead to Belmont section was handled.

The result is this small item I did showcasing areas two decades apart.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011





Maitland and Chullora


Richmond line.


Port Kembla with some old 70 class behind.


Dry Creek South

Friday, July 29, 2011


Self Propelled Bundles Of Fun!

Fugly at Spencer Street.

Down DEB set passes Picton.

And Menangle

And Nowra

The famous Silver City Comet in Parkes.

Same again.

Once so common - now sadly missed. A wiesel at Waratah station.

And Richmond.

Mayne i beautifl Brisbane.

DERM at Ballarat Workshops.

These short captions were brought to you by being in a hurry.

Monday, July 4, 2011

4619 - A rare visitor to Port Botany.

Seen on the remains of the Bunnerong Powerhouse branch.

Monday, June 27, 2011


A return ticket, a bag of snacks, a lousy Kodak Instamatic and I was ready to head noirth and ride the last train to Sandgate Cemetery.

Not sure if the 13th of October 1985 was the most wet and miserable of Newcastle's history - but it sure came close.

Featuring in this months Murrumbidgee Mail E-zine.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Come join in discussions on Sydney's best little goods railway.

Historical discussion, Current news, Photos, Sightings, Questions

and anything else pertaining to this goods railway.

Also covering the former tramways and other railways of the Botany Bay area.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Another random selection of photos taken over the years.

Display at Maroubra Junction by the 'Eastern Suburbs Light Rail Association'.

This former group were pushing for a light rail system serving Randwick, Coogee and Maroubra, something that people still dream of to this day.

Oops, what happened there. Daven 'Woodrow' Walters aims to get a better shot.

Tanker at Port Augusta.

Classic Qantas jumbo departing Sydney Airport.

All of these have since been retired.

Rodney Nugent

Botany Yard

A lesser known plane fact is their occasional getting of worms.

Not unlike dogs, one of the easiest ways to tell is when they scrape their butts along the tarmac. A weeks treatment usually solves the problem - see your vet.

GY at Ballarat.

Gunning Station 1993

Coal hopper whoosie near Glenlee!

Glenalta station back in broad gauge days.

Bitumen wagon at Sandown.

British Airways

Ariah Park station on the Cootamundra to Griffith branch.


Albury signalbox back in the days before the yard was raped and pillaged.

Air New Zealand at Sydney Airport.


Join us again soon, for another delectable helping of random piccies from the last few decades.