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Spotters

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 11:43 am
by Deepol
Some photos from the collection gathered over the years featuring the legions of boys- and some girls - who lined platforms with small notebooks and/or Ian Allan abcs to record the passing traffic.

Re: Spotters

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 11:53 am
by Deepol
Spotters in action.....

Re: Spotters

Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 11:28 am
by Deepol
Some more spotters indulging in their passion.

Re: Spotters

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:12 am
by Deepol
And some more

Re: Spotters

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:53 am
by Deepol
More spotting memories.

Re: Spotters

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:16 pm
by Deepol
More spotters' attention.

Re: Spotters

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:11 pm
by Deepol
Spotters on their own.

Re: Spotters

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:23 pm
by Deepol
Some more spotting memories

Re: Spotters

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:07 am
by Deepol
Modern day spotters and an oldie.

Re: Spotters

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:33 am
by Deepol
I remember this but not the circumstances in this old cutting of either 60027 MERLIN or 60031 GOLDEN PLOVER leaving Buchanan Street I think for Dundee. The reason for all the spotters eludes me.

Re: Spotters

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:04 pm
by Deepol
More spotters in action.

Re: Spotters

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:19 pm
by Deepol
"Cabbing" was just as popular as "copping" and it was great if you could do both at the same time! Here some spotters alight from A4 60026 MILES BEEVOR's cab at Perth doubtless when she was working an Aberdeen to Buchanan Street service.

Re: Spotters

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:24 pm
by Deepol
Towards the end of the Deltic era on the East Coast nameplate rubbings took off and in this cutting taken at Doncaster some spotters do the business with 55005 PRINCE OF WALES'S OWN REGIMENT OF YORKSHIRE. One hopes they managed to complete it in time before departure! MELD or PINZA might have been better!

Re: Spotters

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:08 pm
by Deepol
A young spotter watches as Polmadie based 46220 CORONATION leaves Edinburgh Princes Street on a somewhat menial duty, a local stopping train to possibly Glasgow Central in the 1950s.

Re: Spotters

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:09 am
by Deepol
Another couple of spotter pics at Buchanan Street.

Re: Spotters

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:43 am
by zaaf5710
In the mid sixties my pal and I were spotting at the St Rollox shed in the north of Glasgow. We wandered down to the coaling tower to watch an A4 being loaded. I can't remember which one it was but will have it in a notebook somewhere. To our surprise the driver asked if we would like a ride on the footplate down to Buchanan Street station. Obviously we could not refuse but once on board we realised that we had left our bikes chained to a pole at the shed. We had to work out how to get public transport from the City back to St Rollox. I don't think anything like that could happen nowadays. Good times.

Re: Spotters

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:11 pm
by Deepol
A memorable day-pity about your bikes! I'm sure you got back OK, maybe on a trolleybus?
I've done Buchanan Street to St Rollox in the cab of a BR Standard 5. again can't remember which one....

Re: Spotters

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:16 pm
by Deepol
Another spotter memory. One of the Bulleid diesels at Euston with spotters.

Re: Spotters

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:38 pm
by Deepol
This was sad although nobody thought so at the time. Spotters at Derby Works pass pioneer diesels 10202 and even more so, 10000. The five locos languished there for many years and remember them there in 1965.
Now there is an ambitious scheme to build a replica of 10000.

Re: Spotters

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:21 pm
by Deepol
55002 KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY in blue with admirer at Doncaster in August 1980.
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The future appearing in the background......