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 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.

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