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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #300 on: March 01, 2017, 09:50:04 pm »
I can understand trainspotters - trains are wonderful things (particularly steam trains)...


...but bus spotters ???  ???  Why?

There's a chap who spends most days stood in the Addenbrookes bus station taking down numbers.

and I know a guy who spends all day and night trolling cycle chat and other forums and winding people up ....a nob and his name starts with R and ends with an r  >:(
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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #301 on: March 01, 2017, 11:03:56 pm »
I can understand trainspotters - trains are wonderful things (particularly steam trains)...


...but bus spotters ???  ???  Why?

There's a chap who spends most days stood in the Addenbrookes bus station taking down numbers.

and I know a guy who spends all day and night trolling cycle chat and other forums and winding people up ....a nob and his name starts with R and ends with an r  >:(

Somewhat lacking in excellence there, I feel.
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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #302 on: March 02, 2017, 10:48:49 am »
I can understand trainspotters - trains are wonderful things (particularly steam trains)...


...but bus spotters ???  ???  Why?

There's a chap who spends most days stood in the Addenbrookes bus station taking down numbers.

and I know a guy who spends all day and night trolling cycle chat and other forums and winding people up ....a nob and his name starts with R and ends with an r  >:(

Somewhat lacking in excellence there, I feel.

Digging up a post the thick end of six years old?  Nothing much to see on the platforms at Lime Street ATM, I suppose.
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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #303 on: March 15, 2017, 09:31:04 pm »
Because you want to get close ...

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--aLupcuyc--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/lu50zwzimma12ir1nv9v.gif

Maybe a bit too close this time, look at the lady with the hat.

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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #304 on: October 08, 2017, 09:28:57 pm »
At Darlo station last Tuesday  :D


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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #305 on: October 08, 2017, 09:55:46 pm »
They weren't so shiny when they were hauling freight in the 50s!

My father was a bit of a trainspotter and rode in the cab of the LMS Turbomotive, about the only unconventional steam locomotive to be superior to the conventional type (Gresley tried a water tube boiler, Bulleid got away with some shocking things like the Leader class and chain-driven valve gear, but none of them worked well).  Turbomotive was damned by its umiqueness in the end, being rebuilt as piston-engined Princess Anne when it needed spare turbine parts and promptly being written off at Harrow & Wealdstone.
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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #306 on: October 08, 2017, 09:57:19 pm »
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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #307 on: September 14, 2018, 04:10:46 am »
Spotted in Marc's in Broadview Heights, Ohio.


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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #308 on: September 14, 2018, 08:45:59 am »
I didn’t know there was a train spotters thread, if I had I’d have got photographic evidence1.

The florist where we got the flowers for mum’s funeral was in a garden centre whose owner I assume was a train spotter because suspended in the roof space in more than one place where G scale rail tracks complete with trains trundling around them.
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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #309 on: September 14, 2018, 08:57:43 am »
I didn’t know there was a train spotters thread...
Just like there is an app for that, there's a thread for that :)

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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #310 on: September 29, 2018, 08:13:44 pm »

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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #311 on: March 24, 2019, 08:09:13 pm »
Steam on the underground!
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In conjunction with the London Transport Museum, TfL will run a steam train along the District line later this year. The modernisation of signalling on the Hammersmith & City, District, Circle and Metropolitan lines means that this will be the last time a steam train will be able to travel through the central section of the Underground.

Details of the steam train tours will be announced later this year.


Could be rather smelly...
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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #312 on: March 25, 2019, 09:37:56 am »
I still have the picture and article from the Grauniad about the last steam train on London Underground.* It was an ex-GWR Pannier in London Transport red, with a couple of wagons and a brake van. The picture was taken at the same location as the one above, but from a different angle.


*We were doing painting at Playgroup and the newspapers were covering the tables**. I was allowed to use the scissors to cut the item out myself :smug:

**I seem to have a lot of Grauniad articles from that time, mainly covering rail and aviation topics.
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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #313 on: March 26, 2019, 08:59:56 am »
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #314 on: March 27, 2019, 06:24:03 pm »
Thanks for the links @pcolbeck. I'd never seen those before  :thumbsup:
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