train spotter


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train spotter

n
1. (Trainspotting) a person who collects the numbers of railway locomotives
2. informal a person who is obsessed with trivial details, esp of a subject generally considered uninteresting
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I am afraid that I am going to disappoint PP Simms in that I was never a train spotter as the steam engine was being phased out of service by the time that I was old enough to venture out alone, and did not have the same fondness for the diesels that replaced them.
Your set is from the train spotter's heyday - a period when the likes of Hornby model trains were in their prime.
"Having travelled over the Great Central before it was closed in 1969 and being a train spotter at Nottingham Victoria back in the 60s, there's little doubt in my mind that Stephen has exactly the right ingredients here for television success."
There are dramatic incidents tonight including a man threatening suicide with an overdose washed down with "a bottle of Jacky-D", and a train spotter who has tripped and hurt his head.
"We came here for Toby really, we've never seen it before and he's a train fan and probably a future train spotter.
As a 12-year-old train spotter, I would take the bus from Everton to Edge Hill and sneak into the massive yard full of hissing steam engines.
It believed that Mr Ingham-Nutbrown, who passed away on December 16, was a train spotter because he left a box containing photographs of steam locomotives and a few other simple possessions.
Sir Patrick Stewart unveils the Huddersfield Town locomotive at Huddersfield Railway Station Sir Patrick Stewart unveils the Huddersfield Town locomotive at Huddersfield Railway Station HE is probably the world's bestknown train spotter but yesterday Sir Patrick Stewart got an honour not granted to many - unveiling a Huddersfield Town locomotive!
Train driver Graham Blackett said he spotted Mr Poole at the side of the track, but thought he was a train spotter until he knelt down in front of the train and waved.
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I WAS interested in the photograph of Tamworth Station (Mercury, January 6) as I was a train spotter there in the 1950s.
I had a model railway and started train spotting at about 10 years." Young Attewell also began "bunking" (train spotter's slang for trespassing) in locomotive sheds.