|Don't walk this way. Trainspotting ban to be enforced next year|
Until recently train nerds were more than welcome to indulge in their passion for spotting the wide variety of different engines and rolling stock on our rails, no more so than at Stockport station.
|Signs like these will be a thing of the past in a year today|
But from 1st April 2018 - the same year the withdrawal of Pacer Railbuses is due to begin - Northern, along with other rail operators, will not allow non-travellers on the platform, bringing an end to a much loved (though often maligned) pastime.
|Two things of the past - no more railbuses and no more train nerds in 2018|
At least my YouTube Channel is well stocked with vids of the wide range of trains we get up north. Enjoy them while you can, as you won't see the likes of this cracker from next year.
I'll have to take up a new pursuit - any suggestions on what is a step-up/down from trainspotting or minigolf course hunting?
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