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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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Tuesday, September 2, 2014


RANDOM SPARKS
Because some people find them interesting.

  Yes, yes, yes, I know I am not noted for my endless dreary catalogue of horizontal elevators, but sometimes boredom takes over while awaiting the real stuff and one wishes to just test ones camera.
  However, time does change things and upon revisiting these shots you find tingles in areas just number by the sight of a passenger carrying toasted.




Unanderra with a U Boat. At the time it was probably one of the most vile sights you could hope to find.
But now, well nowdays,  with the U Boats gone, the view before you seems a tad less repugnant.



Pretty sparks headed back to Flemington.



Y2 Carlingford shuttle on a warmish summers night way back sometime.



Flemington shunters in the brief period they existed in this work before repaint.
Thanks to Roy Howarth and Glenn Ryan for details.




Did the rattlers look any better than when they wore the blue and white.
Even I went crazy trying to get shots and videos of these beasties.

More random photo bollocks shortly.



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