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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, 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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Friday, January 12, 2018

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EL56 (DORIEMUS) was not far from entering service when captured here (courtesy of the Sunnyside Tavern's garbage bin) near the entrance (exit in her case) to the Goninan factory in Broadmeadow.
At the time, none of us could have imagined the interesting life they would go on to have. They have done just about all type of duty possible.
Built for passenger trains and fast freight, the idea that one day they would be hauling coal trains on the South Maitland Railways, well, would have seems quite ludicrous. Interestingly, these runs bringing them back very close too where they were built.

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