trainspotter


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trainspotter

(ˈtreɪnspɒtə) or

train spotter

n
1. someone who is very interested in trains and spends time going to stations and recording the numbers of the trains that they see
2. informal someone who is odd or boring because they are interested in knowing everything about a particular subject, even very small, unimportant details
Translations
Pufferküsser

trainspotter

[ˈtreɪnspɒtəʳ] N (Brit)
1. persona cuyo hobby es apuntar los números de serie de los trenes que pasan
2. (Brit) → pelmazo/a m/f, petardo/a m/f
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"I'm not a trainspotter but I've been interested in trains for as long as I can remember," said Robert, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, who repairs steam carriages in his spare time.
Mr Bell, described as `Jarrow Man', is known to be a keen trainspotter. He often spends time in Berwick, Leeds and York railway stations.
FRINGE: Craig Kohlweg plays Gus Gascoigne, trainspotter, in Anorak of Fire, Stephen Dinsdale's funny and often touching tale of the original anorak.
A known trainspotter, Mr Magrath, 64, was spotted yesterday by a police officer in south-west England.
RAIL campaigners hit back today at a transport minister's accusation that a "trainspotter mentality" was influencing decisions to invest more in railways than roads.
Roger McGuinn, resembling a bearded John Fortune, tuned his 12-string ('because I can') and presented a singalong trainspotter's inventory of 60s hits.
Their cries for help were heard by a trainspotter who raised the alarm.
Whether you worked on the railway or you were a trainspotter, a passenger or a bystander, this is your chance to help write history.
Gus Gasgoine is a nerd, a trainspotter. We meet him on the platform with his triangular foil-wrapped sandwich, his yogurt and his binoculars, and we are drawn irresistibly into his life's mission of looking out for locos.
A known trainspotter and photographer, he spends time at Cardiff Central and Newport railway stations.
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A TRAINSPOTTER was ordered to stop taking pictures on a station platform because of the alleged "security threat" he posed.