Incredibly sad people who stand on the platform at Crewe Station and write down train serial numbers in small notebooks. What they then do with these is anybody's guess.

Many trainspotters fall firmly into the "nerd" catagory and there are more of them than anyone would like to believe.

Should you ever decide to go trainspotter-spotting, look out for anoraks and parka jackets, National Health Spectacles, thermos flasks, packed lunches and someone whose mother dresses him funny.

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