What is meant by a RailFan? Why are few people so crazy about Railways

A Railfan is someone who is passionate about trains. I am one of those "so-called" Railfans. This question has been asked to me many times by many people, and I am only happy to give the answer any number of times.
Railfans love trains and most of the time anything associated with them. They spend a lot of time, money and effort in pursuing this passion, right from studying, tracking, photo/videographing trains, locomotives, their running, working and operations, to building up friendships with railway employees and so on. We are also called Trainspotters.
A railfan, railway enthusiast or trainspotter  is a person interested in rail transport. Railfans can be found worldwide. Railfans often combine their interest with other hobbies, especially photography and videography, model railroading, studying railroad history, Magazines dedicated to railfanning include Trains, Railfan Diaries & Railroad.

Railfans may have one or more particular concentrations of interest, such as:

Railway locomotives

Still-used or disused railroad lines, bridges, tunnels, stations, and other infrastructure.

Railway history

Railroad photography

Railway signalling

Playing train simulators, Rail transport modelling

Collection of railway artifacts, in particular: tickets, timetables, railway paper. Many items such as timetables and railway paper (i.e. internal railway documents) are collected for study and not just as collectibles.
Railway art or architecture.

Railway operations, economics or commerce.

Railway tickets preservation/restoration.

At last, Train photography and videography is a common activity of railfans.
What is meant by a RailFan? Why are few people so crazy about Railways What is meant by a RailFan? Why are few people so crazy about Railways Reviewed by SHERE KHOJRAHA on May 07, 2019 Rating: 5

2 comments:

  1. Bilkul sahi kaha but kuch log nhi samjte hamari feelings ko we love trains and railfanning

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  2. Bilkul sahi kaha but kuch log nhi samjte hamari feelings ko we love trains and railfanning

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