Since it is Culture Day today, I thought I should share with you some Japanese culture.
When you live in a country with trains, you'll run into people who are train fanatics...they are called "tetsudo fan" (literally railway fans).
The nickname for males who love trains is "Tetsuo", and for females it is "Tetsuko".
(If your name or middle name is Tetsuo or Tetsuko, it doesn't necessarily mean you were named for a liking of trains, but you may possibly have been.)
Within the realms of being a train fanatic, there are different types...
There are many who love to take photos of trains...these people are called "tori-tetsu". In this case, "tori" means to take and "tetsu" means literally means steel, also means rails.
You'll usually see these people at the far end of the platform, waiting for a special model to roll into the station.
There are those who love to ride different trains...these people are called "nori-tetsu". In this case, "nori" means to ride.
These fans usually ride different lines and take notes on what they ride and when they ride certain trains.
There are those who love the different songs that play before a train enters a station or just before a train departs a station....these people are called "oto-tetsu". "Oto" means sound.
I've actually seen people walking around with a long stick pointing their attached microphones to the speakers in order to catch the various songs that play before the train arrives or departs.
There are also those who love trains because they bring their children to see the trains...these are "mama-tetsu".
With everything, there are rude fanatics that do not have any manners, telling people to move to get out of their shots or that the car they are riding in are only for railway fans.
There was even an incident (or more) where fans would come so close to the tracks, there was fear of someone getting hit by the train!
I think it is good to have a hobby, but not lose your life over it...