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, February 3, 2011

From The Murky Depths Of The Archive

Not the countries biggest loco, this wonderful little unit (MSB #2) now resides at the Menangle Machinery Museum. This museum is open a few times a year and well worth a look for railfans who like smaller industrial items.

JL404 1872 at Gelco (near Port Botany).
The JL has lost its logos nowdays, while the 18 has racked off to South Australia and doing goodness knows what.

Rowie (aka Sugarbush) very busy at work with his railfan duties.

Shakey (aka Matt English) enjoys a brief respite from attacks by MrX while Matty Green looks at something else.

A very sexy looking 4497 between duties at Leightonfield.

Twas a strange livery, but alas it is now one.
4488 at Leightonfield with one of them EL things

And for the heck of it another 44, this time in the shape of 4458 arriving at Gelco with containers for Port Botany. She two has lost her unique livery seen here.

3930 on a catle train somewhere along the Ipswich line.

To some it is so very boring, to others it brings on strange desires best not talked about, the famous 3801 is seen here crossing the very old Menangle bridge.

101 in the process of becoming a GL.

101 waiting to be vandalised and turned into a GL.

D17 on a torpedo ladle run.
Port Kembla steelworks.

Menangle Machinery Museum again, this time an operational kettle.

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