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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Monday, May 21, 2018

Semi Retired Foamer 

A selection of videos taken in 1989, showcasing the situation at Yass Town, Yass Junction, Bowning, Galong and Boorowa.

Yass Town
Join us as we follow the line from the town, to the junction.
A look at the stations, sidings and other infrastructure, not long after the line saw it's final train.
The video finishes with a selection of current-day photos of the line.

Bowning To Boorowa via Galong
A look at these three locations back in 1989.
Signaling and services that will never be seen again.
Boorowa yard is seen back when the yard was still intact

Stay tuned for more riveting 1989 railway footage.
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