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The Trainspotters

Trainspotting is a hobby obsession that , because of its busy rail network, can easily be enjoyed in Belgium.

















Your typical trainspotter:




























I once saw a whole family of UK trainspotters.
The 2 sons, (age 35 - 45 !) were frantically watching outside the window , on the look out for other trains.





























Once a train was spotted, they'd quickly note down something in their notebooks. (I'm guessing the locomotive type,
passenger car type and serial numbers)















Meanwhile mom and pops were enjoying the quiet ride.

















Until we passed a station with special maintenance trains, rail inspection trains etc.















Pops spotted it immediately

















Quickly jotted it down in his notebook















And enjoyed the rest of the trip with a blissfull smile on his face.















I guess he managed to add a rare species to his collection!


4 comments:

Kristian said...

You my friend are class. Your observational skills are truly great

Tobias Gembalski said...

Great storytelling. I also like the "gif" style, just a little detail that brings so much more life.

I´m also very impressed of your drawing craftmanship and versatility (on this blog), brilliant!

Ted Blackman said...

Gosh, it's kinda different here in the US. Train spotters are pretty much nerds that have yet to discover girls. Funny gifs.

Ste said...

the expression on the old timer's face is perfect.

Every.Single.Morning.