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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, 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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Saturday, April 23, 2011


Streeewth, am running out of month, but far from running out of 44 class.

4403 42220 8168 are passing Hope Street on their way to Rozelle yard to work the Griffith Speedfreight. The final weeks of the 44 class saw us here on many an evening in an effort to grab our last glimpses of these magnificent beasts in action.

4403 has since been preserved and just recently painted back into indian red (because there isn't already enough in that livery), 42220 is now CFCLA's FL220 and I suspect 8168 is running around the start in either Freightrail blue or the more attractive PN one.

4480 at Broadmeadow.

Distinguished from her similarly painted sister, 4480, by the lack of number on the nose door.

4403 at Port Botany

4471 and 42220 on a down limestone approaching Moss Vale station.

4474 idles at Taree on a southbound container service.

4489 has just arrived at the former Beachamp Road level crossing in Matraville and proceeds to run around before pushing back into the port.

44221 44211 4451 on a container rake up in the Hunter Valley.

4438s days are number as she awaits to be purchased in the Cardiff auction.

4483 on works train passing Concord West.

4492 at Delec

Steven Karas inspecting the awesome power that is a 44 class.

That beautiful ALCo nose. 4431 awaits scrapping at Junee, while 4486 had just been restored at Cowra.

This time it is the nose of 4446.

The final Goulburn passenger has arrived at Sydney Terminal and the locomotives will soon run around.

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