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11th Dec '16 8:46:33 PM dmcreif
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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]].

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' did a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhc1hWXH5IM sketch,]] supposedly an excerpt from the latest WestEnd West End hit "It ''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".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]].
22nd Nov '16 12:30:40 PM Jhonny
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* Wikivoyage of course also has [[https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Travel_for_rail_enthusiasts an article]] on the travel aspects of railfanning.
22nd Nov '16 7:13:48 AM TheBigBopper
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[[caption-width-right:350:The American Rail Enthusiast in their natural habitat]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:350:Some American Rail Enthusiast Enthusiasts in their natural habitat]]
17th Oct '16 1:13:54 PM Jhonny
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* Vice President UsefulNotes/JoeBiden, aka "Amtrak Joe." His thing isn't so much model trains or watching trains as getting people to ride trains and getting government to invest in trains--he got his nickname because he rode the Amtrak from his home in Wilmington, Delaware to Washington DC every day (about an hour's commute) and has been one of the most consistent advocates for expanded Amtrak and expanded passenger rail in the US. In his honor, Amtrak named the train station in Wilmington (from which he had made ''7,000'' trips) after him in 2011.

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* Vice President UsefulNotes/JoeBiden, aka "Amtrak Joe." His thing isn't so much model trains or watching trains as getting people to ride trains and getting government to invest in trains--he got his nickname because he rode the Amtrak from his home in Wilmington, Delaware to Washington DC every day (about an hour's commute) and has been one of the most consistent advocates for expanded Amtrak UsefulNotes/{{Amtrak}} and expanded passenger rail in the US. In his honor, Amtrak named the train station in Wilmington (from which he had made ''7,000'' trips) after him in 2011.
9th Oct '16 12:07:59 PM nombretomado
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* The ClassicDisneyShort ''Out of Scale'' has DonaldDuck building a very elaborate model train set in his backyard. HilarityEnsues when he removes Chip n' Dale's tree because it's out of scale with the rest of the set. [[spoiler:Donald and Chip n' Dale reached a compromise when the duo proposed their tree would be part of the set as a "giant redwood"]].

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* The ClassicDisneyShort WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''Out of Scale'' has DonaldDuck building a very elaborate model train set in his backyard. HilarityEnsues when he removes Chip n' Dale's tree because it's out of scale with the rest of the set. [[spoiler:Donald and Chip n' Dale reached a compromise when the duo proposed their tree would be part of the set as a "giant redwood"]].
8th Oct '16 8:48:09 PM Mullon
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* Rail Enthusiasm is so prevalent on the internet, that Website/ImageBoard almost always have a /n/ board, for "Transportatio'''n'''". It's not called just "trains", because they allow talking about buses, commercial jets, subways, and even bikes as well as trains. As said above, the [=F40PH=] is always popular.
* There's even a whole Website/ImageBoard dedicated to trainspotting called 1chan.net. They feel very strongly about the political aspects of rail infrastructure.

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* Rail Enthusiasm is so prevalent on the internet, that Website/ImageBoard ImageBoard almost always have a /n/ board, for "Transportatio'''n'''". It's not called just "trains", because they allow talking about buses, commercial jets, subways, and even bikes as well as trains. As said above, the [=F40PH=] is always popular.
* There's even a whole Website/ImageBoard ImageBoard dedicated to trainspotting called 1chan.net. They feel very strongly about the political aspects of rail infrastructure.
8th Oct '16 7:04:17 PM Mullon
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* The [=F40PH=] locomotive, depicted in the page image, is a subject of MemeticMutation. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext For some odd reason]],[[note]]weekly posting of trains have replaced weekly posting of furry artwork on [[{{Imageboards}} 4chan,]][[/note]] it's common to post it coupled with the phrase "{{Yiff}} in hell, [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furfags]]!" on Image Boards. Also, [[BerserkButton don't call it a train]] in front of Rail Enthusiasts.
* Rail Enthusiasm is so prevalent on the internet, that [[ImageBoard Image Boards]] almost always have a /n/ board, for "Transportatio'''n'''". It's not called just "trains", because they allow talking about buses, commercial jets, subways, and even bikes as well as trains. As said above, the [=F40PH=] is always popular.
* There's even a whole ImageBoard dedicated to trainspotting called 1chan.net. They feel very strongly about the political aspects of rail infrastructure.

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* The [=F40PH=] locomotive, depicted in the page image, is a subject of MemeticMutation. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext For some odd reason]],[[note]]weekly posting of trains have replaced weekly posting of furry artwork on [[{{Imageboards}} 4chan,]][[/note]] Website/FourChan,[[/note]] it's common to post it coupled with the phrase "{{Yiff}} in hell, [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furfags]]!" on Image Boards. Also, [[BerserkButton don't call it a train]] in front of Rail Enthusiasts.
* Rail Enthusiasm is so prevalent on the internet, that [[ImageBoard Image Boards]] Website/ImageBoard almost always have a /n/ board, for "Transportatio'''n'''". It's not called just "trains", because they allow talking about buses, commercial jets, subways, and even bikes as well as trains. As said above, the [=F40PH=] is always popular.
* There's even a whole ImageBoard Website/ImageBoard dedicated to trainspotting called 1chan.net. They feel very strongly about the political aspects of rail infrastructure.
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....)
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