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

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

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

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In the rail enthusiast community, there have been some negative reactions to Francis, with some feeling he is making a mockery of rail enthusiasts and isn't a true rail-fan himself. It's more important to be true to your passions than what anybody else thinks according to Francis and I agree strongly with this.

At least his former friend Ryan Windridge is still presenting as his true self and living a normal life. Francis / Luke explained that at the time he began posting videos to Tiktok, he was also applying for jobs as a professional engineer. In a BBC Radio 1 interview, he demonstrated his ability to identify the make and model of a train by its horn sound. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.Trainspotting With Francis Bourgeois is a series of shorts for Channel 4 Digital, and sees Bourgeois accompany various celebrities through locomotive-based activities. Tik Tok trainspotter Francis Bourgeois visits 'awesome club' The Warehouse Project and posts up hilarious video". He is also known for his penchant for scootering, which he frequently incorporates into his videos and other public appearances. Additionally, he believes that "Francis Bourgeois" has "a bit more of a ring to it" than his given name.

He has authored one book, The Trainspotter's Notebook, and currently hosts the on-going digital series Trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois for Channel 4. His book aims to “immerse readers in the sights and sounds of the railway” as he recounts his most memorable trainspotting adventures.Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.

You can’t help but sense that this really is where his heart lies, and that he will be relieved when the bizarre ironic online fascination with him passes. I've followed Francis' journey from his TikTok beginning to this book and enjoyed every step of the journey so far. Would it be cynical to suggest that the guy is a charlatan and his whole 'Francis Bourgeois' persona is a joke (albeit occasionally mildly amusing) which the general public and media / consumer brands have fallen for? I remember a good 10 years ago when you said you like Warhammer or any Superhero genre whether it was Marvel or DC and you would have faced the same kinda 'ew really' response as we would to the hobby. In the photographs and a promotional short film by Highsnobiety, [11] he plays the part of a train conductor travelling the Swiss Alps, which were superimposed.However, when you go round and see people are happy to watch someone be enthusiastic about trains, its some good soft power for the hobby as it will encourage people to look at them through a different eye and potentially join the hobby . Bourgeois takes inspiration from his grandfather's wardrobe, the latter inspiring him to paint one of his fingernails for "good luck. As he makes his way up a carriage looking for a seat, Bourgeois is peppered with dirty looks and muttered asides and, in one instance, a two-finger salute.

Thereafter, he began posting other collaborations to social media alongside Rosalía, Thierry Henry in a Puma advert, [44] and Sam Fender. If Trainspotting With Francis Bourgeois can do more of this, if it can tap into what makes Bourgeois tick rather than use him as an object of fun, it deserves to be on television proper very soon.

He then rekindled his trainspotting pastime during the period of COVID-19 restrictions and frequented the Pot Lane overbridge in Berkley on the edge of Frome.

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