Hello, I was born in the UK in 1966 and am a keen rail enthusiast. I enjoy many aspects of the hobby, from simple train watching, to "bashing" (travelling behind different loco's or on multiple units). I spent most of my early years in the UK and then started travelling to Ireland in 1988 before broadening my horizons to mainland Europe in 1992 and have enjoyed some superb times in the Benelux countries, France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland, plus a few shorter visits to a few other countries.
After meeting my partner and future wife in 2002 my rail intersts continued but have broadened my horizons and have indulged in some "normal" activities and we have had some fantastic family holidays in Italy, which always seem to include some trains.
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