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.
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).
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!
We occasionally publish information on the locomotives, and rollingstock, from railways in Australia and the Philippines.
All are available for

Friday, May 12, 2017

A Random Selection

  The BXLA coal hopper was a privately owned coal hopper owned by the steelworks in Port Kembla.
In their later years they were mostly used to service the coal mines at Wongawilli and in the Kemira Valley.
The last were withdrawn a f\couple of years back, though one survivor was recently noticed in use amongst a rake of other hopper types.

BHP Rail History SIG - Research Group
For anyone with a interest in all aspects of BHP railway history
around Australia and the world.

Pacific National are destroying Illawarra steelworks heritage.
Help us raise awareness of this vandalism.

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