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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Sunday, April 15, 2018


A fundraising BBQ at the Rockdale signalbox way back in the 90s.
This is what we did back in the days before the advent of the railfan Nazi.

The legend that is Roy Howarth.

David Xuereb and James '42101' Gray

Paul Vonweiller and David Kirkland

Daven Walters, David Xuereb and Keiren Ryan

Danny Webb and Keiran Ryan

Stuart Ellis, Daven Walters and David Xuereb

And to finish off.
A friend visiting from New York. Monty timed his visit right when the World Trade Centre was hit by the planes. :-(

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