train-spotting

Related to train-spotting: Trainspotter

train-spotting

n
Brit (of a train enthusiast) the activity of going to train stations and recording the numbers of trains
Translations

train-spotting

[ˈtreɪnˌspɒtɪŋ] n to go train-spottingandare a osservare i treni
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Chairman of the trust Jon Tyler said it was a day full of nostalgia for those who had spent their childhood train-spotting in the north-east.
I did my early "train-spotting" at Pengam (Mon) station as a preteenager as well as other stations mainly in south Wales, travelled on the last southbound passenger train from Brecon on Saturday December 29 1962, although some freight traffic continued over some parts of that system.
The highest rate of death was in 40 to 49-year-olds, the "Train-spotting Generation" hooked in the 80s and 90s.
Train-spotting was all the rage back in the golden age of steam - and grime - when atmospheric railway stations were filled with obnoxious smells and covered in soot emanating from those hissing, smoking beasts.
The very mention of train-spotting will send many into a stupor, but you've reminded me of countless boyhood days on Lime Street's platform 9 where the engine turntable fascinated us.
He said: "This really tested my train-spotting skills of many years ago."
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And a high-speed rail link for Britain is long overdue, when the rest of Europe has been speeding around the Continent's highly-burnished, super-fast rail tracks almost since Mussolini started taking an interest in train-spotting.
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The train-spotting classes just love to regale anyone within earshot of the fact that Waqar Younis is the only international cricketer to have scored 1,000 Test runs without managing a single half-century or that Hamilton Masakadza has piled up the most runs in a bilateral one-day series.
If not, you could meet a nice chap who shares your interest in train-spotting and he may allow you to use his binoculars, if you ask him nicely.