"I am a gricer
(railway enthusiast) of 50 years' standing and find the sound of moving trains a very soothing and benign intrusion to my prison cell,'' he wrote.
"In 1962, I was a pupil at the Liverpool Institute, and regularly travelled home from the city centre to Childwall, becoming something of an aficionado of buses and their routes (OK, a bus gricer
, if you must!)."
is an alternative to a train-spotter, while a pollinctor is someone who prepares bodies for cremation and embalming.
However, there are a few 'gricers
' like me who will drive miles to see a preserved Napier 'Deltic' locomotive, hauling a special excursion.
| Huddersfield Town Hall: Gricers
Years 2012 by Chris Taylor tomorrow, 7.45pm (Huddersfield Railway Circle).
in a guards van get ready to leave Birkenhead Woodside, in August, 1966, on the Branch Line Society and Locomotive Club of Great Britain's Hundred of Wirral Rail Tour around forgotten goods lines (is that a young James Fox on the left?) A few more comfortable seats remain on our York Yuletide Express this Sunday, tel: 01553 661500; quote AAM for pounds 5 discount Picture: NEVILLE WILLASEY .