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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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Monday, May 30, 2011



Oh looksie, we have reached the end of May in our April celebration to the 44 class.

Despite bypassing heaps of photos, it seems they are still showing up.

While becoming more random, they will continue until the death threats from EMD fans start to roll in.

Thank you to all those who have been visiting, the numbers of which have been impressive, I appreciate your interest in my strange little website - or is it just the 44s that currently grace it?


Saturday mornings at Cooks River, it become a ritual for all those who loved ALCo.

7SP5 was the star attraction, with its guarantee of at least three or four 80 class, at best some 44s and 45s shoved in for good measure.

Here 4496 lends assistance to a pair of her more modern 80 class counterparts.



4492, 4497 and 4872 sit around Broadmeadow awaiting their next duty.

You would be mistaken for thinking this is an old LVRF livery :-)
4495 is said to have been in for repaint but only just started when a motive power shortage saw her pulled back into traffic. Regardless of the truth, she was certainly the pride of the fleet when seen here at Goulburn.


4495 looking a bit better at Taree.


4494 in her reverse livery, carrying the blue L7 logo when seen at Delec, and without when caught at a much more accessable CTAL siding at Port Botany.


44?? 4492 heading north to Brisbane, sitting at Taree.


4491 at Delec.


4488 also at Delec.


Broadmeadow was to ALCo fans what Darlinghurst was to perverts and this day in 1991 was no exception. 3507, 44220, 4717 and 4471 sit around awaiting some sort of work.



4487 at the Chullora.


Stay tunes - more delightful 44 class just around the corner.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bloody awesome work Brad!

Really nice to see good coverage of the 44 class at their prime.

Lots of memories of Broadmeadow roundhouse there and of 4497 & 4488 holding onto their reverse liveries to the very end. Great!

Best wishes,
Alex