train spotter

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train spotter

a person who collects the numbers of railway locomotives
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Mr Howells said the comments were "precisely the trainspotter mentality coming through here" and added that Britain's 200,000 registered trainspotters had "enormous influence on transport policy".
EWAN McGregor looks more trainspotter than heart-stopper after this makeover by Saturday Night Takeaway scamps Little Ant & Dec.
At one station a trainspotter was yelled at over a public address system and another had his camera knocked out of his hand.
A TRAINSPOTTER stole a credit card and spent pounds 7,500 travelling nearly 10,000 miles over the old Great Western Railway network.
The musical trainspotter in Malin also showed itself during charged covers of Elvis Costello's Oliver's Army and Harry Nilsson's Everybody's Talking, but Malin needn't feel in hock to the greats.
Trainspotter Waterman will name a locomotive after Trevithick at Merthyr Tydfil Railway Station at 11.30am, and Rolf will unveil a steam exhibition at Cyfarthfa Castle at 7pm.
And even today the sight of one of those old warhorses puffing into Bewdley station on the Severn Valley Railway is just as likely to inspire the same rush of nostalgia in a seasoned trainspotter as that experienced by the hero of A La Recherche De Temps Perdue.
Trainspotter Allan Wright, 25, who filmed the shocking scenes in Dawlish, Devon, said: "He jumped out the way when the train came by, but I couldn't believe it.
Other types which would help, any would-be Carrie Bradshaws include gadgetman, trainspotter, and Neanderthal.
He arrived on a No 8 bus, looking every inch a trainspotter in cords and anorak and carrying what appeared to be sandwiches in a paper bag.
The 34-year-old collected obsessively like a 'trainspotter'.
NOT quite a trainspotter's dream, this that's more the province of the other game in this genre, Trainz.