Thursday, 14 July 2016

In celebration of trainspotting

Now if you grew up in the 1950s train spotting was something you did, was not the butt of jokes and was a way of meeting new people and having a bit of fun which costs next to nothing.

That said for all sorts of reasons I never got into it but I did have a model train set which was almost the same thing.

All of which is why I am writing about BBC Four’s Trainspotting Live which I fell across this evening.

It was a delightful hour of railway trains, people sending in pictures of locomotives whizzing past them on platforms and heaps more.

It was that mix of eccentricity and enthusiasm which just makes for good telly and of course is a slice of our history.

Location; a railway station near you

Picture; Planet at Liverpool Roads Railway Station, 2008

*BBC Four Trainspotting Live,

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