I HAVE HEARD ABOUT TRAIN SPOTTERS
On my visit to the UK i decided to go and look how serious is the train spotting .I then went to the local Model train shop in Chesterfield and ,asked the owner where the best spot is.He then he gave me direction to the rail station ,as well as directions to a footbridge over the rail which is well known.
I walked about 2 miles to the footbridge,armed with my camera ,sunglasses(sun was shining in the UK) cellphone.I met a train spotter on the bridge(Scotsman).When i saw all his equipment around him(stool,a zoom lens ,lunchbox,hat those are the items i could see) i knew he was a professional .He then produced a book showing the train time table ,and a notebook
I was impressed,after a while he started talking to me ,about trains going in all directions which i did not understand,and of course trains running late etc.Another train spotter arrived which he new very well.So at 12.30 i decided to walk back to the station platform ,to see how many trainspotter are on the platform,i counted 9 off them.There was even youngsters with cameras around.
What a experience i did not know it was so serious.Well i did takes some nice photos myself from the footbridge and on the platform.Well then i got hooked and went to STOCKPORT and SHEFFIELD STATIONS took photos of the Virgin Pendolina and cross country Voyager.
Trainspotting is the much-maligned pastime which revolves around the writing down of the serial numbers of locomotives. The Holy Grail of trainspotting is to have seen every train in the country. The practice involves anorak-clad brethren hanging around the ends of railway platforms .
It is a term of mild abuse directed almost exclusively at men. Such men are usually obsessively interested in an obscure subject and/or activity - the archetypal one being trainspotting. Such activities often require the participant to spend hours out of doors doing not much and occasionally writing something in a little book. Hence, such people often wear anorak because they are (a) cheap (b) practical (c) have lots of pockets for flasks, notebooks, pencils, other pencils etc. Obsessive participation in such activities into later life is often regarded with derision by soi-disant normal people, whereas in fact it has actually been linked to a mild form of autism.