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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Wednesday, November 5, 2014



  The Semi-Retired Foamer was honoured to be invited, along with other leading preservationalists, to the recent 'Kywong Heritage Railway' celebrations in the township of, not surprisingly, Kywong.
  My last visit here was way back in 1989 during a chase of the Flying Scotsman from Violet Town to Bethungra (twas to be Parkes, however a sick Corona had other ideas).
  Way back then the grass was a lot lower, trees a lot smaller and the station
 sign much more erect.
  But alas time has wearied Kywong, with some rails ripped out and the platform edging in an advanced state of decay, and like most of mankind, the very end will come when her sign will not be able to stand upwardly erect no longer.
  The days activities including the ceremonial Kywong chair unveiling, some archaeological displays and the pouring of the sacred Gundagai sand on the site.  The sand ceremony marked the start of the 'Kywong Heritage Railway'project.

  We thank the following for making us welcome:
Trevor from Roto, Brian Guild, Roger and Jean Holt, Ernie Tomlinson and the 
Uranquinty Oompah Band.


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