Famous train spotter (oops, rail enthusiast)

Discussion in 'UK Railway Discussion' started by Southwest93, 16 Oct 2018.

  1. Southwest93

    Southwest93 New Member

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    Follow along from the Famous people on Train I was wondering how many people are enthusiasts?

    Many moons ago, I worked with the brother of the drummer from Lieutenant Pigeon. His bag was soundtracks of steam trains, I heard some and they were bloomin' good.
     
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  3. Journeyman

    Journeyman Established Member

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    Rod Stewart is known to be a big train lover and has large model railways in his British and American homes (reflecting local prototypes - his British layout is ECML based).
     
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    Pete Waterman.
     
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    I was about to say that!

    bruce dickinson from iron maiden too.
     
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    Mark Williams and John Suchet.
     
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    Re the OP, I remember an issue of the Railway Magazine circa 1976, which had an article on all of Lt Pigeon, including Mum, being huge Western fans with a piccie of them all at Swindon recording them.

    Funny what you remember.

    May 1976, I recognised the cover.
     
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  8. driver9000

    driver9000 Established Member

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    Captain Sensible loves his trains.
     
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    Jools Holland apparently, mentioned during his recent visit to the Mid Hants.
     
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    Eddie Izzard donated his Dads OO guage layout to a local museum and they are building a new onw based on his Dad
     
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    Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri
    The Rev. Timothy Lovejoy
    Joe DiMaggio
    Frank 'Ol' Blue Eyes' Sinatra
    Buster Keaton
    Neil Young
    Tom Hanks
    Elton John
    Michael Jordan
    Warren Buffett
    Winston Churchill
    David 'The Hoff' Hasselhoff
    Walt Disney
    Gary Coleman
    Gene Hackman
    Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteen
    Johnny 'The Man in Black' Cash
    Donald Sutherland
    Phil Colins
    Ringo Starr
    Eric Clapton
    John Entwistle
    Merle Haggard
    Roger Daltrey
     
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    Michael Palin, I think his first railway journeys was called "Confessions of a trainspotter"
     
  13. Cowley

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    The Radio 6 DJ Steve Lamacq is a keen railway modeller.
     
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    Hermann Göring
     
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    :lol:
     
  16. Pigeon

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    Ian Anderson seems to have a soft spot for railways, particularly the GC/GW joint route.
     
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    Flies a 747 too. Respect.
     
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    I think you have made these up - I cant see Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio and Gene Hackman at Crewe writing down numbers somehow!
     
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    Sinatra was a Class 25 main man, along with Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin they were regulars on the North Wales Coast, hence the name 'The Rat Pack'.
     
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    You win!
     
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    What about Chris Rea - he made a Deltics album - was he a fan

    Also what about Chris Tarrant? - isn't he a friend of the owner of 86259
     
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    Good shout! I bought that album purely because it was called "Deltics" and had a picture of the prototype Deltic on the back.
     
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    Nicholas Owen? I know he's connected to the Bluebell Railway in some way.
     
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    Yes he is and is also the voice of London Trams.
     
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    Depending o whether you count industry figures as ’famous’, but at least 2 current TOC MDs are of that persuasion.

    Also Lord Adonis, and (apparently) Brother Corbyn.
     
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    True - he had a huge Baronial Hall called Karinhall , with a massive railway layout - he dynamited the lot before the Allies moved in.
     
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    BBC News reporter Ben Ando also writes on N gauge for Model Rail magazine.
     
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    Timothy West he is involved with Talyllyn and also the LNER Paddle Steamer WAVERLEY.
     
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    Yes seen Tim & Pru boarding the Waverley at Penarth many years ago. I think Tim is a big fan of anything steam.
     
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    Peter Snow has a layout to my knowledge and has done commentaries on videos and DVDs
    At least one other now deceased BBC newsreader also did commentaries on railway videos
     

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