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judith wrote:What I don't understand is - what are the trainspotters recording? Random numbers on trains, like standing beside a highway and writing down car license plate numbers (which no one does, though they might record out-of-state plates)? Are they recording manufacturer's numbers? Are they recording information which correlates to train schedules? I guess what I'm wondering is if an Anorak is archiving (in their mind) something? Also, are there many trainspotters or very few? And, is this an English occupation or is it found elsewhere in the UK or Europe?
Nearly every single boy, and a few of the girls too, had a little A6 sized hardback book (from WHSmith & updated periodically) that listed all the different types & models of diesel train along with every train's individual number &/or name.
john poole wrote:Of course trainspotters do not record "random numbers"
john poole wrote:This article does however suggest that trainspotters exist in the USA.
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