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, November 3, 2014


Near Harden in NSW's Riverina region.

  Taken on the 1st of November 2014 during a survey visit by the SMUT Modellers Group (Infrastructure Section).
While there photographing the silos we were lucky to observe two 48 class Alco locomotives arriving to load grain. The 48 class once numbered 165 members, but this has now dropped to less than half that exist operational.

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