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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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.

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