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The Trainspotter's Notebook: The unmissable book from TikTok's trainspotting sensation

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Being a train enthusiast at secondary school is difficult," he explained, "gym memberships and trendy clothes took precedence at that point, regrettably. That yellow train, I now know why people chase it round the area though I've always laughed when I post an instant shot and read people say they're setting off to see it. Bourgeois appeared in episode 2 of the Kathy Burke channel 4 documentary, Kathy Burke: Growing Up, where the former discussed his career. Bourgeois takes inspiration from his grandfather's wardrobe, the latter inspiring him to paint one of his fingernails for "good luck. uk (powered by TrainSplit) helps support the running of the forum with every ticket purchase, and we can sell Great British Rail Sale fares!

I'm not sure that the trainspotting / enthusiast 'fraternity' wants any public or media attention brought to the hobby, they've been perfectly happy going about their business, often being the butt of jokes and general disdain / ridicule for decades, indeed that's probably just how they like it. Why everyone – from Joe Jonas to Gucci – is obsessed with TikTok trainspotting sensation Francis Bourgeois".

On 23 May 2022, Transport for London gave Bourgeois special access to promote London's new Elizabeth line, making him the first passenger to board the railway's Class 345 train.

In the promotional video, Bourgeois is seen admiring freights on site, as well as scootering through their warehouse.The book has been described as “funny and heart-warming, meditative and reflective, and always joyous”.

As a Rail enthusiast, yeah i admit Francis stuff isn't something i would watch and i think the hobby already has good ambassadors. At least his former friend Ryan Windridge is still presenting as his true self and living a normal life. In June 2022, he attended a Gucci and Adidas' event at Peckham's Liberal Club commemorating a collaboration between the brands, which he promoted on TikTok prior. After multiple media appearances and collaborations with public figures such as Thierry Henry, Joe Jonas, Rosalia and Sam Fender, plus brands such as Gucci and Spotify, Bourgeois has a growing social media following of more than 4.

My heart in the last remarks of the book 🥺 I also appreciated the audio clips of the different trains and his reactions to him. In mid-February 2023, Bourgeois was sponsored by Prologis UK to visit their warehouse at the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal, a major rail freight hub in Northamptonshire. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

I especially enjoyed his discussions about his content, how that is viewed by other trainspotters, and how its changed the way they interact with him. Another shows his reaction to the arrival of a British Rail Class 377 train travelling from Littlehampton to Southampton Central, during which he waves at the train driver and then proceeds to fall out of his chair; the video has garnered over six million views. A signature component of Bourgeois' content is his incorporation of the GoPro fisheye lens, which distorts his face.The book was launched in October, alongside his new Channel 4 digital series Trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois. He is also known for his penchant for scootering, which he frequently incorporates into his videos and other public appearances.

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