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    Default The first transspotter - In 1861

    Seems trainspotting is an older hobby than previously thought

    A new record of trainspotting has been discovered from 1861, 80 years earlier than the hobby was first thought to have begun.

    The National Railway Museum found a reference to a 14 year old girl writing down the numbers of engines heading in and out of Paddington Station ...
    Cutting edge stuff when most kids and nerds with nothing better to do were still hanging about outside coaching inns stagecoachspotting
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    She'd have got some Broad Gauge locos then.

    Wonder if she cabbed any....?

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    They could even spell train back then as well
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    I think Paddington Station was called Paddington Bishop Road Station back then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    They could even spell train back then as well
    Drat, yes!

    Well maybe "she" was a tranny. After all, trainspotting seems more of a male thing
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    The first transspotter
    Berlin and Amsterdam are probably good places to start, and both within a short trip from the UK. Apparently Rio is good for that too, but it's a long way to go for a walk on the wild side.
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    Aparently Dvořák was a bit of an anorak.

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