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12th Oct '17 8:34:28 AM xcountryguy
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* Giroro of ''Manga/SgtFrog'' has this as one of his quirks in the anime. One of the [[WholeEpisodeFlashback tadpole episodes]] touched on this during a plot where the PowerTrio went treasure hunting: he revealed he had a special pass for the galactic trains, which they used to go exploring off-planet. A later episode had them becoming train conductors as part of one of their schemes, to his poorly hidden delight -- and triggering a HeroicBSOD when [[spoiler: the trains got blown up]].

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* Giroro of ''Manga/SgtFrog'' has this as one of his quirks in the anime. One of the [[WholeEpisodeFlashback tadpole episodes]] touched on this during a plot where the PowerTrio went treasure hunting: he revealed he had a special pass for the galactic trains, which they used to go exploring off-planet. A later episode had them becoming train conductors as part of one of their schemes, to his poorly hidden delight -- and triggering a HeroicBSOD when [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the trains got blown up]].
12th Aug '17 1:26:46 AM HawkbitAlpha
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-->-- "I Like Trains" Kid, ''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}''

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-->-- [[Creator/EddGould "I Like Trains" Kid, Kid]], ''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}''
6th Aug '17 4:58:24 AM WillBGood
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Where British railfans use notebooks, German railfans prefer cameras, just like Japanese ''densha otaku''. German rail photographs refer to themselves as ''Fotofuzzis'' or simply ''Fuzzis''[[note]]Being German, this is pronounced "footsie" rather than "fuzzy"[[/note]] and don't need anoraks either because they usually refuse to take photos when the sun isn't shining, and be it a tiny little cloud blocking the sun the very second a train passes. Quality standards are high, and nitpicking on photographs is common in online communities whenever the standards of commercial photobooks aren't reached. For example, nothing is allowed to obstruct the view on the photographed vehicles, neither overhead catenary poles nor platforms nor signs nor vegetation (which ''Fuzzis'' sometimes cut down themselves). The common rules for vehicle portraits (45-60° angle from ahead, sun from behind and not too high, and so forth) have been used so often that some peope don't do portraits anymore because it's boring. Newer rolling stock and newer liveries are loathed by older railfans, especially those who have seen regular steam traffic in the West before 1977 and still put films in their semi-automatic [=SLRs=], and preferred prey of younger railfans who hardly know anything older and go out with a compact camera or even their phone as their camera. While British railfans wait and see what comes, German railfans love to track down particular vehicles, especially locomotives with advertising on them, using sightings and leaked schedules and [[BerserkButton go ballistic]] when the expected material doesn't show up at the expected time.

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Where British railfans use notebooks, German railfans prefer cameras, just like Japanese ''densha otaku''. German rail photographs refer to themselves as ''Fotofuzzis'' or simply ''Fuzzis''[[note]]Being German, this is pronounced "footsie" rather than "fuzzy"[[/note]] and don't need anoraks either because they usually refuse to take photos when the sun isn't shining, and be it even if it's a tiny little cloud blocking the sun the very second a train passes. Quality standards are high, and nitpicking on photographs is common in online communities whenever the standards of commercial photobooks aren't reached. For example, nothing is allowed to obstruct the view on the photographed vehicles, neither overhead catenary poles nor platforms nor signs nor vegetation (which ''Fuzzis'' sometimes cut down themselves). The common rules for vehicle portraits (45-60° angle from ahead, sun from behind and not too high, and so forth) have been used so often that some peope don't do portraits anymore because it's boring. Newer rolling stock and newer liveries are loathed by older railfans, especially those who have seen regular steam traffic in the West before 1977 and still put films in their semi-automatic [=SLRs=], and preferred prey of younger railfans who hardly know anything older and go out with a compact camera or even their phone as their camera. While British railfans wait and see what comes, German railfans love to track down particular vehicles, especially locomotives with advertising on them, using sightings and leaked schedules and [[BerserkButton go ballistic]] when the expected material doesn't show up at the expected time.
8th Jul '17 9:24:43 AM nombretomado
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TheOtherWiki also has an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railfan article on this.]]

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TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki also has an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railfan article on this.]]
10th May '17 4:26:35 AM Fallingwater
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Someone obsessed with trains and railways, sometimes to an unhealthy degree, {{otaku}}-like. This is a type especially common in British and Japanese fictional works, which makes sense since both nations in real life have a high population of such enthusiasts. The United States and Germany have a lot of such enthusiasts as well, as do most other European nations, but generally with fewer depictions in popular media.

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Someone obsessed with trains and railways, sometimes to an unhealthy degree, {{otaku}}-like.unhealthy, {{otaku}}-like degree. This is a type especially common in British and Japanese fictional works, which makes sense since both nations in real life have a high population of such enthusiasts. The United States and Germany have a lot of such enthusiasts as well, as do most other European nations, but generally with fewer depictions in popular media.
29th Apr '17 10:20:06 AM nombretomado
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* ''ThomasTheTankEngine'', a series about trains, probably has a few examples within the cast but might well have been the starting point for a lot of railfans. For that matter, its popularity with autistic and Asperger's children overlaps, with some social workers noting that a lot of rail enthusiasts are also autistic or have Asperger's.

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* ''ThomasTheTankEngine'', ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'', a series about trains, probably has a few examples within the cast but might well have been the starting point for a lot of railfans. For that matter, its popularity with autistic and Asperger's children overlaps, with some social workers noting that a lot of rail enthusiasts are also autistic or have Asperger's.



* DonaldDuck in the short "Out of Scale", which was inspired by Creator/WaltDisney's own love of trains.

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* DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck in the short "Out of Scale", which was inspired by Creator/WaltDisney's own love of trains.
24th Mar '17 5:50:56 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheTunnel'': A young man who knows the sounds of different trains is called in to help them locate where an elderly kidnapping victim has been held from those recorded going past.
28th Jan '17 4:27:12 AM StarTropes
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* One clip on ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' was filmed by an enthusiast who was so excited that at least one commentator speculated about [[JizzedInMyPants what else he was doing]].
26th Jan '17 2:42:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Flodder}}'': Grandpa is fond of railways, collects train models, and even wears a train conductor's uniform as his standard outfit. This proves fatal when he goes up to a railway for sightseeing by himself and his wheelchair gets stuck on the tracks. Then his relatives discover that he left a fortune of old coins inside his model trains.
25th Jan '17 4:37:57 PM jormis29
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* Emmett Ray, protagonist of Sweet And Lowdown, has this as one of his alienating personality quirks.

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* Emmett Ray, protagonist of Sweet And Lowdown, ''Film/SweetAndLowdown'', has this as one of his alienating personality quirks.
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