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A word used to describe someone that films trains. It is not a job, it’s a hobby that anyone can do. It doesn’t matter what, at what time, when, and where you railfan, as long as you enjoy it. Anyone can become a railfan if they want. It doesn’t matter what device you use to film trains
John is a railfan that always goes to a train station near him.
by nothingmuch_ October 31, 2018
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Person who gets over come with excitement whenever a train is near.
There was a railfan foaming over the U26C
by David Maciulaitis July 30, 2003
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A person involved in a hobby who appreciate the many aspects of railroading through observation, the use of the arts, education, prototype modeling and/or railroad employment. For more information, see
Many railfans turned out to watch an old steam engine come to life.
by Michael Mickens April 15, 2004
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railfan - someone who loves trains, often more than anything else (for example their partners). maybe this is why some of them can't get laid
Kirsty to David: I think your railfan mates are destined to be forever virgins
by onasugarhigh April 24, 2005
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A person who stands sits or just shows up to watch trains
Railfan. Yea I'm a serious Railfan

Cute girl. What's railfanning is that where you rail a girl and take a video.
Railfan. 😳😤 no it's where I watch trains for fun
by Andrews_trains_on_youtube March 23, 2020
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