Word Of The Day: Foamer

October 5, 2009 by
Filed under: Advanced Life Forms, Brooklyn 

Per the Urban Dictionary:

A term railroad employees use to describe a railroad enthusiast / railfan and the railfan community at large. Most often used disparagingly. (Engineer to conductor aboard a freight train)

“Man, we got some foamers ahead taking pictures…they need to just get a life and find something to do besides hang around the tracks all day.”

See: Boerum Place; October 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.







Miss Heather


2 Comments on Word Of The Day: Foamer

  1. janimpala on Mon, 5th Oct 2009 7:24 pm
  2. Hey! I resemble that remark.

    Has a 1/4″ scale Brooklyn streetcar layout in my workshop, moving to my basement lair soon.
    Owns a Philadelphia streetcar, stored in Baltimore.
    Used to work in Red Hook on the ill-fated Brooklyn trolley (and lost personal tools and rare parts in its closing)
    Helped restore a Brooklyn trolley #1001, the streamliner, up in Branford CT
    Remembered the closing of the Myrtle Ave. el on my facebook page.
    plus some other stuff.
    Foaming tends to mess up the models, so I’ve learned how not to slobber so much

  3. missheather on Mon, 5th Oct 2009 7:31 pm
  4. Brooklyn street car layout = pretty damned cool, janimpala!

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