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railfan (plural railfans)

  1. A railway enthusiast.
    • 1961, Augustus Wolfman, Photo Methods for Industry
      A previewing railfan pointed out a mistake in the animation showing articulation.
    • 1975, Paul B Cors, Railroads
      From my own experience, I cannot say how one becomes a railfan...
    • 1989, M Thomas Inge, Handbook of American Popular Culture
      A number of US and Canadian book dealers regularly channel British titles to railfan collectors...


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