We watched the movie "The Big Year" (2011) last weekend starring Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson. It was about bird watching and who could spot the most different species of birds. It is a good clean show.
It got me to thinking of the parallels of the theme of the movie to train watching. I could see some of the characters in the movie in some of the railfans that I met at the get togethers and how people outside the hobby see the hobby.
IF we had a "Big Year" I guess the equivalent would be who could spot the most unique locomotives from Jan 1 to Dec 31.
Anyone up for a challenge? haha