History Main / RailEnthusiast

18th Sep '16 12:09:00 PM nombretomado
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* The "I Like Trains" kid from the ''{{asdfmovie}}'' series.

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* The "I Like Trains" kid from the ''{{asdfmovie}}'' ''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}'' series.
20th Aug '16 10:36:32 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* Creator/BusterKeaton loved trains, and used them many times in his films, most notably in Film/TheGeneral and Film/OurHospitality.
8th Aug '16 9:24:45 AM TimberRidge
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* The Duke of Taunton, who has an entire room of Scalefour layouts at Wolfdown House the Brunel Room, of course , is one in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' novels; as are Sir Thomas Douty and, [[Film/TheTitfieldThunderbolt naturally]], the [[TheVicar Rector]]. But with a twist: the Duke and Sir Tom have the money and influence to recreate the old Woolfonts & Chickmarsh Railway as a heritage steam railway, microfranchise it as a part of the national railway net, create a tourist boom for it, and create a whole supporting industry for it, including a community-owned ''brewery'' (for [=RailAle=] schemes). (And, next up, Sir Tom and the Duke intend to recreate the old canal....)
25th Jul '16 11:24:29 AM Jhonny
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* Creator/AlfredHitchcock was a tram enthusiast to such a degree that he would mutter the endpoints of London tram routes routes equivalent to the scene number they were shooting during his director career.
22nd Jul '16 1:54:17 AM mugiwara
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--->'''Sheldon:''' Oh don't be silly, you love trains.
--->'''Raj:''' ''[sighs]'' Yes indeed, I do. Come on.
6th Jul '16 8:17:07 AM ultimomant
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* Anna Kaboom(Kozuki in the Japanese version) from ''Anime/YuGiOh!Zexal'' has a Railway Deck, all of her monsters being one kind of train or another.

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* Anna Kaboom(Kozuki in the Japanese version) from ''Anime/YuGiOh!Zexal'' ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' has a Railway Deck, all of her monsters being one kind of train or another.
1st Jul '16 11:25:05 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', Richard Bilrer, the owner of SMS, has a sprawling model train setup with miniature cities and landscapes. Since he is a 50-foot Zentraedi, the trains come up to Alto's chest or higher when they meet and the buildings tower over him.

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* In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', Richard Bilrer, the owner of SMS, has a sprawling model train setup with miniature cities and landscapes. Since he is a 50-foot 30+-foot Zentraedi, the trains come up to Alto's chest or higher when they meet and the buildings tower over him.
16th May '16 11:44:33 AM ctempire
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In the United States, most media depictions of the ''railfan'' (sometimes also called a "trainspotter" on the East Coast, or [[CanisLatinicus "ferroequinologist"]] for "one who studies iron horses") involve model railroads, which were generally treated as a common and respectable hobby. It's more rarely depicted in recent years. Most portrayed tend to be older, and although respectable, it tends to be treated as SeriousBusiness for humor's sake. Traditional railfans--already referred to by railroad workers as ''foamers'', a term some have adopted [[TakeThatUs self-deprecatingly]]--have been massively hurt by post 9-11 changes where standing around bridges waiting to photograph trains is considered terrorist behavior.

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In the United States, most media depictions of the ''railfan'' (sometimes also called a "trainspotter" on the East Coast, or [[CanisLatinicus "ferroequinologist"]] for "one who studies iron horses") involve model railroads, which were generally treated as a common and respectable hobby. It's more rarely depicted in recent years. Most portrayed tend to be older, and although respectable, it tends to be treated as SeriousBusiness for humor's sake. Traditional railfans--already derisively referred to by railroad workers as ''foamers'', a term some have adopted [[TakeThatUs self-deprecatingly]]--have been massively hurt by post 9-11 changes where standing around bridges waiting to photograph trains is considered terrorist behavior.
28th Apr '16 9:28:22 AM HiddenWindshield
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In Japan, the most commonly depicted form is the ''densha otaku'' (not to be confused with [[Franchise/TrainMan Densha Otoko]]), also known as ''tetsuota'' (''tetsu'' is Japanese for "iron", and railroads in several languages are known as "iron roads": ''chemin de fer'' in French, ''ferrovia'' in Italian, ''rautatie'' in Finnish, ''Eisenbahn'' in German, ''Järnväg'' in Swedish, ''sikkat hadid'' in Arabic, ''железная дорога'' in Russian, ''σιδηρόδρομοι'' in Greek and ''tetsudo'' in the aforementioned Japanese[[note]]as in [[GalaxyExpress999 Ginga Tetsudo 999]][[/note]], among others), a species of {{otaku}} whose obsession is trains. This stereotype has much in common with the English trainspotter, being extremely geeky and socially awkward, and obsessed with their chosen subject. The Japanese version is more likely than the English one to be a keen photographer of railway subjects, and many depictions involve a big camera and lens. Japanese rail photography often concentrates on trains' heads, by the way.

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In Japan, the most commonly depicted form is the ''densha otaku'' (not to be confused with [[Franchise/TrainMan Densha Otoko]]), also known as ''tetsuota'' (''tetsu'' ''tetsuota''[[note]]after the "iron roads" trans travel on; ''tetsu'' is Japanese for "iron", and railroads in several languages are known as "iron roads": ''chemin de fer'' in French, ''ferrovia'' in Italian, ''rautatie'' in Finnish, ''Eisenbahn'' in German, ''Järnväg'' in Swedish, ''sikkat hadid'' in Arabic, ''железная дорога'' in Russian, ''σιδηρόδρομοι'' in Greek and ''tetsudo'' in the aforementioned Japanese[[note]]as in [[GalaxyExpress999 Ginga Tetsudo 999]][[/note]], among others), "iron"[[/note]], a species of {{otaku}} whose obsession is trains. This stereotype has much in common with the English trainspotter, being extremely geeky and socially awkward, and obsessed with their chosen subject. The Japanese version is more likely than the English one to be a keen photographer of railway subjects, and many depictions involve a big camera and lens. Japanese rail photography often concentrates on trains' heads, by the way.
15th Apr '16 1:54:27 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' did a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhc1hWXH5IM sketch]], supposedly an excerpt from the latest WestEnd hit "It All Happened on the 11:20 from Hainault to Red Hill via Horsham and Reigate, calling at Carshalton Beeches, Malmesbury, Tooting Bec and Croydon West". The characters all get involved in a murder mystery that gets solved by everyone having a nearly-encyclopedic knowledge of trains and train schedules. At the end of the sketch, we see the author, a Mr. Neville Shunt, [[CloudCuckoolander making train noises with his mouth and ringing a large bell while typing on a typewriter]].
** There's also the sketch about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgF_jwjJwys camel-spotting]].

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' did a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhc1hWXH5IM sketch]], sketch,]] supposedly an excerpt from the latest WestEnd hit "It All Happened on the 11:20 from Hainault to Red Hill via Horsham and Reigate, calling at Carshalton Beeches, Malmesbury, Tooting Bec and Croydon West". The characters all get involved in a murder mystery that gets solved by everyone having a nearly-encyclopedic knowledge of trains and train schedules. At the end of the sketch, we see the author, a Mr. Neville Shunt, [[CloudCuckoolander making train noises with his mouth and ringing a large bell while typing on a typewriter]].
** There's also the sketch about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgF_jwjJwys camel-spotting]].camel-spotting.]]
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