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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.
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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).
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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!
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Monday, March 12, 2018

FASSIFERN - TORONTO

Semi Retired Foamer videos of the final weeks of this fascinating, and once very busy, Newcastle branch line. The first video shows a day's worth of operations, a month from closure. The second video is the last night, including the 
historic last run.



660/760 a month out from closure.
Trackside - Cab Ride - Passenger Views



The last night of the Toronto train.
A party type atmosphere fills the air, as people steadily become more crazy, one chap even being arrested.

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