VIDEO: Britain’s most dedicated trainspotter finishes marathon effort to visit every UK station, in Cambridgeshire village
David Brewer is Britain’s most dedicated trainspotter after he spent four years photographing every station in Britain.
The dad-of-two decided to take on the mammoth challenge after he retired from his job as a ticket office clerk in 2007.
David, 68, had already travelled on every line in Britain so decided to try and take a picture of a train at all 2,550 railway stations in the UK.
And his record journey was completed recently right here in Cambridgeshire at the tiny Manea Train Station.
David, who said he’s been a keen trainspotter all of his life, has now published a book about the least used train stations, like Manea, that he came across on his journey.
He added: “I decided a couple of years after copleting the stations to publish a book and it’s called Britain’s Least Used Stations, and it focuses on around 200 of the least used stations in Britain.
“Each station has three or four photographs with facts on the stations, when they were opened, frequency of trains, numnber of passengers who use the station and the number of communities they serve and so on.”
David’s also photographed every London tube station, plus all the stops on the Docklands Light Railway, Croydon Tramlink, Midland Metro, Nottingham Tram, Manchester Metrolink, Sheffield Supertram, Tyne and Wear Metro, and Edinburgh Tram.
After publishing his book, one reader got in touch to say he’d also visited every station in Britain. But - once you include the trams and light railways - it’s thought no-one is more travelled than David.