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Trainspotting (the hobby)

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Trainspotting (the hobby)

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Trainspotting (the hobby)

The English have an immense fascination with trivial factoids (pub quizzes, etc). This is just one version of an 'anorak' (ie, twitchers, bell-ringers, etc). These people do not exist in other countries the way they do here - but perhaps, in the case of train spotting, there is a relationship between this obsession and the development of rail travel and the national rail network. Otherwise, there are some really bored/boring people in England.

Amanda Grieve

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