There were no trains today between Bedford and East Midlands Parkway, due to “essential engineering works”. Instead there was a complex web of “replacement bus services”. Arriving at Leicester Station, I spotted a man taking photographs of the replacement buses. Waiting for the bus back to Harborough, I saw another man writing the registration numbers of the buses down in a little notebook. He seemed to be having the time of his life, bantering excitedly with the station staff “That’s the second one to East Midlands Parkway in a row!”. Back at Harborough – another man, another notebook.
Perhaps this is what trainspotters do when there are no trains to spot?