THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GUS
probably wouldn’t remember the first time they saw a train. But Gus
does... Alright he couldn't actually see the train - he was in
his pram at the time - it was more the feel of it. The feel of
it's presence. But he remembers it alright. It was the
moment his life changed forever.
Gus Gascoigne is
a trainspotter. He has a one-track mind and a simple mission - to spot
every train in England. He's not alone - there are half a million
spotters in England, although few of them are as good or as dedicated as
Gus. He’s a career spotter, a true believer and he’ll do whatever it
takes to get a good view of the track. Even if it means lying to his mum
and staying up really, really late. Outside. In the Dark. By himself.
Gascoigne, the James Bond of trainspotting, invites you to take a roller
coaster journey in the front carriage of his train obsessed world. From
those carefree kindergarten days, bunking off early to watch the trains
go by, to his epiphany at Crewe station at the age of seven; from his
adventures in later years, including a spotting duel with his arch enemy
Eric Spate of the notorious Manchester Maf, to his exposé of the
intrigue surrounding the Great Illegal Nuclear Waste Transport Scandal
(even the Young Liberals were interested!). There’s romance
too...though not much.
Gus as he tempts you to experience the joys and sacrifices of
trainspotting for yourself. Learn the secrets of his midnight passion.
Behold - as he explains the origin and power of his most sacred
possession - his Anorak of Fire!