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The Semi-Retired Foamer has been a railfan since he was around 5 years old, oh yes a very young age, an 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 preservation overlords lead to an even greater decrease in my hobby participation.
However things have changed thanks to our small group of trusted mates, interest has returned, and now I have become a bit more involved yet again.
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Over the years I have tried my best to further both the hobby, as well as the friendships that it brings. I have done this by setting up proactive groups both here in Australia, as well as the Philippines.
It is with huge honour that I am often considered the founding father of the railfan hobby in the Philippines (my second home).
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I don't take the hobby too seriously and I am a friend to anyone who is good and genuine.

Let's Make The Hobby Great Again!
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Monday, January 14, 2013

EDWARDS CROSSING
A Forgotten Halt on the Tumbarumba Line.

Buggar all is known about this little Riverina halt, not far east of Tarcutta on the long closed Tumbarumba line. It may have opened with the line in 1917 and quite possibly was available for passengers until flood damage caused service suspension beyond Ladysmith in 1975.
Despite its no longer being needed, Edwards Crossing survived nearly four decades as an interesting relic of better times on our railways. A shot of her back in 1985 can be found HERE.
  
Sadly, the start of 2013 has seen New South Wales plagues with bush fires ranging from small, to the extremely large. One of these was in the Tarcutta area, it was huge and it received much media coverage around the country.

Our final stop after a weekends Riverina railfanning saw us taken to see this little halt hidden well away from where others would normally go.
However, as we got closer we found ourselves entering the fire zone and the chances of finding an intact halt were not looking good, far bigger structures having been destroyed all over the place.
What we found was a dismal reminder of what fire can do and how our rail heritage can be wiped out in the blink of an eye.










COMING SOON

More views from the Semi-Retired Foamers Riverina jaunt.

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