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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Thursday, November 26, 2015


  It is perhaps timely that I share these shots given that the recent development at the racecourse has seem much of the remaining rail related infrastructure wiped from the face of the earth.
  The signalbox survives at the Rail Transport Museum in Thirlmere, but most everything else here is no more than a distant memory.

Quarter of a century later and the 'Strange Modelers of Universal Trains' run a tour that saw me again return to the racecourse station, this time by bus.
For more details regarding this group and their future tours, check out the website.

Coming Soon:
More delicious Red Rattlers.

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