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Confessions of a Dadspotter by Zimmer on 13 November 2005 4:19pm
 
In “Confessions of a Trainspotter“, there is a shot at Inverness station just as a train is arriving. My father, who is now deceased, can be seen on the platform waiting for me to arrive after I had travelled up from Euston on that very train. My question is, does anybody know or know how I could find out, the actual date when this film was taken? Would a date have been noted/kept by the camera crew who shot the scene? I’ve contacted the BBC, but they were unable to help, in fact it was they who put me in touch with this site. My guess would be late summer 1979 and it was definitely 8 0'clock on a Monday night, as that was when the train in the shot, “The Clansman” was scheduled to arrive
Thanking you in advance, Neal.
 
Re: Confessions of a Dadspotter by sighthound on 14 November 2005 1:32pm
 
How wonderful to have your Dad preserved in a film that will be watched by many for a very long time! I hope someone will be able to come up with the info for you.
 
Re: Confessions of a Dadspotter by Ken Dunn on 14 November 2005 8:42pm
 
If you were on the train is there any particular reason you were travelling at that time? Perhaps school holidays had just begun or you were on holiday from work. If that is the case then perhaps old schoolfriends or workmates may be able to help you find the exact date.
There is also the SRPS (Scottish Railways Preservation Society) who may be able to give you details of the timetabling for the 'Clansman' at the time - provided that the 'Clansman' is the name of the train.
 



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