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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, loonatics, mental defectives and self appointed experts lead to an even greater decrease in my hobby participation.
However things have changed thanks our small group of trusted mate, interest has returned, and now I have become a bit more involved yet again. Having learnt to laugh, with others, at all the more 'Moronic Foamers'.
.Oh the irony that lays behind that term.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015



  Continued packing for a move of residence is bringing forth copious amounts of photos taken over the years.
  Many are newish, even more that bring on the depressing reality of how old I actually am now, all however just seem to sit around doing buggar all of use to humanity.

  Many of these shots are being gradually placed on my FLICKR SITE, so if your not content to wait here for my less than regular updates, then you are invited to take a squiz there.



Hendo and MrX find the excitment of going to Naradhan a little bit to much.



I suppose "reflecting on a long career" is the usual overused caption for this one.



4464 stares down the approaching storm at Ungarie while the patrons head off for lunch.




Mk2 Leopard 1722 nears the end of its days driving passengers around Sydney.
In the garage at Waverley bus depot.



1717 doing similar.



The long trip from Redbank to Rockdale saw a temporary stopover at Werris Creek.
Locomotive 4705 in the background.



D34 during some steelworks shunting action at Port Kembla.



A still clean 4717 hauls a mostly empty rake of container flats out of Port Botany.



GL104 prepares to run around its train at the Elouera dump.
A ceasing of coal production has seen this line fall out of use recently.



Always a great feeling when the day is about ended, you think your daylight shots have ended and then something like these 48ers roll up.
Still one of NSW's best engines.

More delicious picks shortly.




Monday, February 2, 2015


GOODBYE 2014 HEADING