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Name:
Michael Laing
Birthdate:
6 September 1963
Location:
Old punk rocker from Edinburgh, Scotland. Bassist. Former train driver. Passionate about punk and metal music. Doesn't like cars yet. Believes wealth should be distributed according to need, not greed. Doesn't possess a televisual apparatus. Absolutely hates football. Vegetarian.





Stuff I love:
Afternoons in the pub ★ Beautiful women ★ Big boots ★ Cats ★ Co-operation ★ Creativity ★ Equality ★ Freedom ★ Guitar solos ★ Heavy metal ★ Hot goth babes ★ LiveJournal ★ Meaningful conversation ★ Peace ★ Punk style ★ Railways, trains and travelling ★ Stockings ★ Scottish independence ★ Sunshine ★ Wacky hairdos

Stuff I hate:
Advertising ★ Attention-seekers ★ Being a fat bastard ★ Capitalism ★ Depression ★ Drama-merchants ★ Facebook ★ Greed ★ Inequality ★ Metallica ★ Narcissists ★ People who blame poverty on the poor and unemployment on the unemployed ★ Racism ★ Religion ★ Selfishness ★ Violence and war

My LiveJournal goals:
To post at least one entry daily. ★ To make new friends. ★ To note and record my achievements, large or small.

My music communities:
Glasgow GigsPunk in EdinburghPunk in Fife

My Scottish locomotive communities:
Diesel locomotivesDiesel multiple-unitsBR Standard steam locomotivesCR locomotivesGCR locomotivesGNoSR locomotivesGSWR locomotivesHR locomotivesLMSR locomotivesLNER locomotivesNBR locomotives

My Scottish railway communities:
Aberdeen Harbour Trustees' TramwaysAberdeen RailwayAberdour Line (North British Railway)Aberfeldy Branch (Highland Railway)Aberlady, Gullane & North Berwick RailwayAboyne & Braemar RailwayAirdrie & Newhouse Line (Caledonian Railway)Alford Valley RailwayAlloa RailwayAlva RailwayAlyth RailwayAnstruther & St. Andrews RailwayArbroath & Forfar RailwayArdrossan RailwayAyr & Dalmellington RailwayAyr & Maybole Junction RailwayAyr to Mauchline Branch & Associated Lines (GSWR)
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Balerno Loop (Caledonian Railway)Ballachulish Branch (Callander & Oban Railway)Ballochney RailwayBanff, Macduff & Turriff Extension RailwayBanff, Macduff & Turriff Junction RailwayBanff, Portsoy & Strathisla RailwayBankfoot RailwayBarnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)Bathgate & Coatbridge RailwayBathgate Branch (Monkland Railways)Berwickshire RailwayBlairgowrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)Blane Valley RailwayBoddam Branch (Great North of Scotland Railway)Border Counties RailwayBorder Union RailwayBothwell Branch (Caledonian Railway)Brechin & Edzell District RailwayBuchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)Buckie & Portessie Branch (Highland Railway)Busby Railway
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Cairn Valley Light Railway (Glasgow & South Western Railway)Caledonian & Dumbartonshire Junction RailwayCaledonian RailwayCallander & Oban RailwayCampsie Branch (Edinburgh & Glasgow RailwayCarlisle & Port Carlisle Railway & Dock CompanyCarlisle & Silloth Bay Railway & Dock CompanyCarmyllie RailwayCastle Douglas & Dumfries RailwayCathcart District RailwayCatrine Branch (Glasgow & South Western Railway)Citadel Station Committee (CR & LNWR Joint)City of Glasgow Union RailwayCleland & Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)Clydesdale Junction RailwayCoalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)Corstorphine Branch (North British Railway)Cowdenbeath Loop (North British Railway)Crieff & Comrie RailwayCrieff & Methven Junction RailwayCrieff Junction Railway
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Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)Darvel & Strathaven RailwayDarvel Branch (Glasgow & South Western RailwayDeeside Extension RailwayDeeside RailwayDenburn Valley LineDevon Valley RailwayDingwall & Skye RailwayDolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway)Dornoch Light RailwayDouglas Branch (Caledonian Railway)Duke of Sutherland's RailwayDumfries, Lochmaben & Lockerbie RailwayDunblane, Doune & Callander RailwayDundee & Arbroath RailwayDundee & Forfar Direct Line (Caledonian Railway)Dundee & Newtyle RailwayDundee & Perth RailwayDunfermline & Queensferry RailwayDunfermline Branch (Edinburgh & Northern Railway)Dunfermline Lower Line (North British Railway)
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East Fife Central RailwayEast Kilbride Line (Caledonian Railway)East of Fife RailwayEdinburgh & Bathgate RailwayEdinburgh & Dalkeith RailwayEdinburgh & Glasgow RailwayEdinburgh & Hawick RailwayEdinburgh & Northern RailwayEdinburgh, Leith & Granton Deviation Line (North British Railway)Edinburgh, Leith & Granton RailwayEdinburgh, Leith & Newhaven RailwayEdinburgh, Loanhead & Roslin RailwayEdinburgh Station & Branches (Caledonian Railway)Edinburgh Suburban & South Side Junction RailwayEdinburgh Waverley Station (North British Railway)Elgin RailwayEsk Valley RailwayEyemouth Railway
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Fife & Kinross RailwayForfar & Brechin RailwayFormartine & Buchan RailwayForth & Clyde Junction RailwayForth Bridge Connecting Lines (NBR)Forth Bridge RailwayFortrose Branch (Highland Railway)
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Garnkirk & Glasgow RailwayGeneral Terminus & Glasgow Harbour RailwayGifford & Garvald RailwayGirvan & Portpatrick Junction RailwayGlasgow & Milngavie Junction RailwayGlasgow & Paisley Joint RailwayGlasgow, Barrhead & Neilson Direct RailwayGlasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton & Coatbridge RailwayGlasgow Central RailwayGlasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)Glasgow City & District RailwayGlasgow, Dumbarton & Helensburgh RailwayGlasgow, Dumfries & Carlisle RailwayGlasgow, Paisley & Greenock RailwayGlasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock & Ayr RailwayGlasgow, Yoker & Clydebank RailwayGlenfarg Line (North British Railway)Gourock Extension (Caledonian Railway)Grangemouth Railway (Forth & Clyde Canal Company)Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
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Hamilton & Strathaven RailwayHamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
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Inverness & Aberdeen Junction RailwayInverness & Aviemore Direct RailwayInverness & Nairn RailwayInverness & Perth Junction RailwayInverness & Ross-shire Railway
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Jedburgh Railway
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Killin RailwayKincardine Line (North British Railway)Kinross-shire RailwayKirriemuir Branch (Caledonian Railway)
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Lanarkshire & Ayrshire RailwayLanarkshire & Dumbartonshire RailwayLargs Branch (Glasgow & South Western Railway)Leadhills & Wanlockhead Light RailwayLauder Light RailwayLeith Central Branch (North British Railway)Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway)Leslie RailwayLeven & East of Fife RailwayLeven Connection RailwayLeven Dock RailwayLeven RailwayLochearnhead, St. Fillans & Comrie RailwayLothian Lines (North British Railway)
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Mallaig Extension RailwayMarquis of Lothian's WaggonwayMid-Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)Monkland & Kirkintilloch RailwayMontrose & Bervie RailwayMoray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway)Motherwell Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway)Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)Musselburgh Branch (North British Railway)
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Newburgh & North Fife RailwayNewport RailwayNorth Berwick Branch (North British Railway)North British, Arbroath & Montrose RailwayNorth British Railway
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Paisley & Barrhead District RailwayPaisley Canal LinePeebles RailwayPenicuik RailwayPerth, Almond Valley & Methven RailwayPerth & Dunkeld RailwayPolloc & Govan RailwayPortpatrick Railway
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Rutherglen &
Balornock Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Rutherglen & Coatbridge Railway (Caledonian Railway)
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Scottish Central RailwayScottish Midland Junction RailwaySighthill Branch (Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway)Slamannan & Borrowstounness RailwaySlamannan RailwaySouth Queensferry Branch (Edinburgh & Glasgow RailwaySt. Andrews RailwaySt. Combs Light RailwayStirling & Dunfermline RailwayStirlingshire Midland Junction RailwayStobcross RailwayStrathendrick & Aberfoyle RailwayStrathspey RailwaySutherland RailwaySutherland & Caithness RailwaySymington, Biggar & Broughton Railway
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Tay Bridge & Associated Lines (North British Railway)
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Wemyss & Buckhaven RailwayWemyss Private RailwayWest Highland RailwayWhiteinch RailwayWick & Lybster Light RailwayWilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)Wishaw & Coltness RailwayWishaw Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway)
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