Saturday, January 10, 2009

Woolwich Arsenal Station

Yes, OK. I admit it.  The DLR Woolwich Arsenal extension opened today so I went for a ride.

The train was full of train-spotter types with notepads and cameras.  At least one of them was muttering things under his breath for most of the journey and there was near ecstasy amongst others when the train lost power in the tunnel and started rolling backwards.

It made me wonder at what point one makes the transition from being an "interested observer" to a trainspotter.   My self image is strongly aligned with the former.  But I can't stop worrying that I may have crossed the line and just not noticed...

5 comments:

IanVisits said...

But I can't stop worrying that I may have crossed the line and just not noticed...

Welcome to the Dark Side :)

kyb said...

I think the line is crossed when you start carrying around a notebook and pen to record what you see.

Richard Brown said...

"Welcome to the Dark Side"

This is not helping. You're supposed to be *supporting* me not making me feel worse.

As for kyb, does it count if I was typing the odd note into my phone? I think it's sufficiently different to a notebook to be OK.....

jt said...

Train-spotter spotter instead maybe? That could be worse.

Pen and paper or recording what you see on a blog...

...and, I kid you not, the word verification for this comment is a thinly disguised anagram of train: trian.

All the signs are that the line is a dot to you.

Richard Brown said...

"All the signs are that the line is a dot to you."

:)