Trainspotters

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by BrushType4, 7 August 2019.

  1. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

  2. DougT

    DougT Western Thunderer

    Brilliant.

    And 2m55s in the lad couldn't have identified a more appropriate engine as his favourite!
     
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  3. steve50

    steve50 Member

    Enjoyed that, good find!
    Steve
     
  4. victorianman

    victorianman Active Member

    Absolutely wonderful. Seem to be nice kids, polite, no drugs, no knives, no 'like', no phone screen gazing and no sneering from the interviewer.
    What a pity the media, in its smugness, subsequently picked on trainspotters and railway enthusiasts in general to use as a shorthand for nerds and weirdos. I hope those kids have had a nice life.
     
  5. delticfan

    delticfan Active Member

    Fantastic and I wouldn’t mind betting those kids probably in their late 50s have had interesting lives, imagine some older people today holding a conversation in such a way ...it wouldn’t happen. Takes me back my time was the late 70s early 80s and on the east coast, how lucky lucky I was to have been there.
     
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  6. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer

    That's a great find Phil, I enjoyed that.

    Richard
     
  7. ceejaydee

    ceejaydee Western Thunderer

    Lovely nostalgia.
    Those lads are just a little bit older than me as I started spotting in 1981 aged 10.
    Not so much fun these days.
    However had most of the day without my vehicle yesterday and stuck in town 8 miles from home so I travelled the entire Bedford to Bletchley line just for a ride; I hadn't been on the line for many years and surprisingly I did enjoy the trip very much and found the class 230 units to be quiet and comfortable hiding their refurbished LUL origins quite well.
     
  8. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Would that be the old District Line D stock.
     
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  9. Lancastrian

    Lancastrian Western Thunderer

    Hi Dave,

    Yes they are. Quite distinctive when I've seen them at Woburn.

    Ian
     
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  10. Lancastrian

    Lancastrian Western Thunderer

    Even better when they started running on the TP's through Manchester to Liverpool. Many a great day with school mates at the Miles Platting end of platform 11 at ManVic.

    Ian