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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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.
Chris Donald, a keen railway collector who is currently writing a book about train-spotting and obsession, found the writing case at a railwayana auction in Sheffield in the 1990s.
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.
8 Who is the train-spotting member of the team in New Tricks .
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.
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.
With most of the team train-spotting, they were 3-0 down at half-time.
The place was full of men who looked as though they'd taken a break from train-spotting and women whose other idea of a day out is throwing crusts at passing buses.
Name the author of Train-spotting who is turning his hand to film directing.
Train-spotting was next, followed by 1962 screen classic Lawrence of Arabia.