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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Sunday, February 2, 2014


A lunch with friends yesterday lead to my partaking in a long desired plan to check out the long removed Toongabbie to Prospect Reservoir quarry railway.
Due to time constraints only the first section was followed, with a quick look around Toongabbie Road where all trace seems to have been removed.
This initial section now forms a path, with a shallow cutting being the most obvious sign of its former usage.
  Just beyond the former steel siding the formation seems to do a slight S bend before disappearing into factories.
It is planned to go back for a better look in the near future.

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