train spotter


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train spotter

a person who collects the numbers of railway locomotives
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I was a train spotter - I had all the books - and I always wanted to see an engine that was a 'namer.
We're all labelled 'anoraks' and you have the typical image of a train spotter but we're more sophisticated than that.
With railways in his genes, the young James was an enthusiastic train spotter from the age of 10, founding the railway society at his school, Bryanston in Dorset.
SHE may not look like your average train spotter in this designer dress but pop pin-up Kylie Minogue is definitely a rail superstar.
Now you can fly in an hour and 20 minutes from Birmingham to Paris no one other than a fervent train spotter would want to spend more than four hours on the train," he said.
Also in the sale were 17 albums of black and white photographs of steam locomotives taken by a Sunderland train spotter, which sold for pounds 260.
Train spotter Eric Marshall spent three years lovingly building the model railway, complete with tiny passengers, stations and its own cable car, on his lawn in Bagby, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
When he submitted those pictures we asked him to recall his days as a young train spotter.
Pete, aged 61, who has had hits with Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley and Jason Donovan, was a teenage train spotter at the Leamington station and once worked on the railways.
A self-confessed childhood train spotter, Palin has two trains named after him in recognition of his journeys by rail.
YOU don't have to be a train spotter to see yourself living in a railway cottage.
The five-year-old, who knows exactly what to do if his mum is ill, is a keen train spotter.