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

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Luke Nicolson (professional name Francis Bourgeois) is just an author who chose to create a name for his online and now publishing, activities, which no more make him a 'fake' than the 13 members posting in this thread with their RUK handles (which includes me, - I do not live my life using the class number of a 1960's EMU).

Why everyone – from Joe Jonas to Gucci – is obsessed with TikTok trainspotting sensation Francis Bourgeois".

Tom Daley to appear in festive special of Channel 4 digital series Trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois". I too have got up early and travelled far and wide, from Thurso to Penzance to see interesting and unusual trains and trams. was on 99p Kindle deals, I am already a bit of a plane spotter (keep that quiet) and I was curious to find out a bit more about trains seeing as my local station Huddersfield has the most cancellations in the UK.

I particularly like the bucket-list at the end of things to achieve in your trainspotting life, of which I've reached about 3/4 so far. Francis Bourgeois addresses accusations of being inauthentic after photographs from his adolescence emerge. Winner of the Book of the Year – AudioBook: Fiction Award Cressida Cowell collects her Nibbie from Francis Bourgeois live on stage!In the first year of his social media presence, it was widely believed that Bourgeois had borrowed his moniker from the 18th-century court painter of the same name. Francis shared that he loved writing the book and said: “The anticipation of a train coming by or finding the next spot to watch a loco coming along the tracks is a time of complete focus for me, disconnecting from the rush and busyness of life. Throughout his adolescence, his hobbies consisted of BMX, mountain biking, and going to the skate park.

In most of his trainspotting videos, Bourgeois will often be seen wearing vintage rail garb and what he describes as a "blend between railway memorabilia and streetwear.I'm not sure if a non-rail enthusiast would understand quite what the excitement about rail enthusiasm is , however and might not get as much out of the book. In the promotional video, Bourgeois is seen admiring freights on site, as well as scootering through their warehouse. The books aims to immerse readers “in the sights and sounds of the railway” as Francis takes readers “on an epic journey and shows you the joy of following your own passions. 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. 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.

Yeah i admit the following have done some good work for the hobby (Geoff Marshall, Jago Hazzard, Sams trains, Lawries Mechanical marvels, Tim Dunn and Chris Eden Green) but the reality is very few people will see any of their stuff as unless you see Geoff on Youtube Trending and watch out of curiosity or watch 'Architecture the railways built' on Channel Yesterday. It's no more unusual than quite a few posters on RUK that seem to have some psycological dependency on travelling on every train of an indential class, or cover every inch of a line in both directions including sidings and relief tracks. It's more important to be true to your passions than what anybody else thinks according to Francis and I agree strongly with this.Francis Bourgeois is an English trainspotter and social media personality, best known for his videos posted on Instagram and TikTok on the topic of trains. Francis isn't having any of this - he is an open and proud trainspotter who encourages all rail fans to nail their colours to the mast. It's a good book to capture these scenes and learn Francis's niggling doubts about things and his double image. View image in fullscreen Two sweet, awkward men making small talk … Jesse Lingard goes trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois. Given the perception amongst his school peers that trainspotting was uncool, he explained that his pseudonym allowed him to "feel a bit more protected" when making videos.

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