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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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Saturday, December 13, 2014


SMUT NARADHAN TOUR

Part 3

After months of organising and stress, the day had finally arrived that we were to set forth to Naradhan and into history.
  But actually boarding the train was no guarantee of our getting to this far flung terminushe fact the train was at the platform eased concerns a lot, but until we pulled into Naradhan yard there was no to be total relief.






Stunning weather, sunny but not hot, greeted as on arrival at the station.
Spirits were high, a chance meeting of a ol Coota North Box friend from two decades ago had been considered a good sign, and we quickly offloaded the drinks and snacks for the weekend and loaded the train.





Mel tries in vain to keep her hubby from getting over excited and jumping up and down in from of the other tour patrons.


A good morning greeting from a passing steel train bound for Melbourne.


Colonel prepares of two days full of living in the good ol days, back when things were a lot more civilised.


I don't whinge..........much.
Those kind Lachlan Valley guys hang up our groups banner.



Roddy puts his little unit on display for all to see.



Excited travelers hop out for photos at Temora station.


Storm clouds threatened as we arrived in Ungarie for lunch at the local Central Hotel.
Luckily rail held off for our walk to the hotel and back again, and it did provide a lovely backdrop.



Time to eat and then we are off on our history making journey to Naradhan.

More to come in Part 4 - Control yourselves until then.


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