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TRAIN SPOTTING Clutching sandwiches, pencil and pop we awaited the eight  forty-five,tickets in hand;we scrambled aboard the LMS, carriage, with  engine and van; from the High Street, ‘ere long smoke billowed  over the vale ,as we chugged along Non stop, five miles the grimy coach rocked and swayed. ’All change, All change’ loudly, the Station-master barked out his refrain, we trainspotting lads so quickly de-trained, all day to remain; Crossing, noting  and recording each London-bound train.

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Date: 10/3/2021 1:48:00 AM
I can smell the steam that cascades from your words Brian. I bet you all leant out of the window and just lived the moment. Steam trains were disappearing the year I was born but for me..they'll never disappear. Cheers - Gary
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Brian Strand
Date: 10/4/2021 1:07:00 AM
Always like tv visits to places where folks have restored Beeching's handiwork
Date: 10/2/2021 10:01:00 PM
Oh, I Love this Brian, Wish i had kept all of my combination Books, also had pre-British rail LMS manuals. My only regret, never copped a Southern region train. But lucky i was when i returned to the UK for a holiday, 1987, saw my first in Keighley near to home. Thanks for the memories.
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Brian Strand
Date: 10/3/2021 12:45:00 AM
We were fortunate Harry,both LNER LMS in our town
Date: 10/2/2021 5:20:00 PM
I love this train spotting poem, such simple pursuits in those days Brian and those wonderful steam engines were a joy to behold and I still get excited when I see one and hear one, even more so when I am on one... kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Brian Strand
Date: 10/3/2021 12:44:00 AM
Indeed Ann,but a bit grimy so would not happen in this pc era
Date: 10/2/2021 5:11:00 PM
this is cool, Brian. And I am surprised. You say pop in England? I thought it was a midwestern thing in the US only.
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Brian Strand
Date: 10/3/2021 12:43:00 AM
Your'e forgetting Andrea,how influenced we were.by Hollywood films& early tv
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harry horsman
Date: 10/2/2021 10:04:00 PM
Pop, took me back to my youth growing up in England. Andrea, Hearing the word again when returning on holidays.
Date: 10/2/2021 4:45:00 PM
Sounds like you master the railroads! Very nice!
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Brian Strand
Date: 10/3/2021 12:41:00 AM
Simply hobby for earlier era Kim,(40's childhood)