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.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

During the 80s and 90s I spent a huge amount of time around Victoria.
I recently came across the first large bundle of shots from these trips and have started scanning them to show here. During the course of 2017 I will be pre-programming this new series to appear monthly.
If your not a big fan of the railways in Victoria (what is wrong with you?), there will still be the other regular variety of posts that probably go largely ignored.
  So sit back and enjoy the series, one that I am actually putting together way back in October 2017.

Took me some time to work out what station this was. :-)
The 'All Stations To Broadmeadow' ended up being the pivital clue.

Not a thing was rostered to run in daylight on the day we arrived in Maryborough.
Luckily this was sitting in the yard and that it was in the pre-rail nazi days

930s just float my boat.

V/Line orange and grey. It was Victoria's candy livery.

Even on the quietest of Main South days, at least you had the two 'Intercapital Daylight Expresses' to pass some time. At this stage it was normally either an 81 or a G.

Fare evader.

The Overland arrives from Adelaide after it's long overnight journey.

The Overland arriving Keswick (Adelaide) at the other end of it's nightly journey.

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