Celebrities as Railfans.

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windsor_lad
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Celebrities as Railfans.

Post by windsor_lad » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:53 pm

We all know newscaster Nicholas Owen as a transport enthusiast.
Bust what about singer Rod Stewart - he is fan of american railroads and has a large layout modelled on a major US city station.

Does anybody know of anyone else?

David Goddard
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Post by David Goddard » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:08 pm

Pete Waterman, Michael Portillo and Paul Atterbury all spring to mind

EssexSteve
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Re: Celebrities as Railfans.

Post by EssexSteve » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:15 pm

A couple of others I can think of are Michael Palin and Phil Collins is similar to Rod Stewart and are into model railways also the late Bill Pertwee from Dad's Army

PCoghill
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Re: Celebrities as Railfans.

Post by PCoghill » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:49 pm

The composer Anton Bruckner was also an enthusiast.

Paddy
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Re: Celebrities as Railfans.

Post by Paddy » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:17 pm

Not really a "celebrity" but Hermann Goering had a large (naturally) Marklin "O" gauge layout on the upper story of his estate lodge "Karinhalle". He also had his own train Asien. Rumours are that some of the model layout may have been saved by staff before he personally blew up "Karinhalle" as the Russians advanced.

MaxB
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Re: Celebrities as Railfans.

Post by MaxB » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:27 pm

Another well-known train watcher is Robert Redford. Apparently, he finds going out into the desert to watch long freights rounding spirals in the mountains very relaxing.

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