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

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Told in his inimitable style, these hilarious and heart-warming tales take you behind the scenes of his most popular videos, and celebrate the places and people of the railway. 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. Afterward, Bourgeois appeared on the Gucci Podcast alongside Bryanboy to discuss the relationship between fashion and social media. Kathy Burke: Growing Up - Worthing to take centre stage on Channel 4 programme also featuring Francis Bourgeois". Yes it describes trainspotting stereotypes (those that give the hobby its bad name) but is also an honest account of why trains "turn him on".

Francis is an interesting character, I enjoyed his videos a lot and I think I would’ve enjoyed the book more if I was more interested in trains. In 2022, he attended Daniel Fletcher's February and September AW22 London Fashion Week runway shows, [103] [104] where he met Tom Daley ten months before the two would reconvene for Trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois. 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.It encourages its audience to reconnect with the passions we all held as children, and gives readers a fresh appreciation for Britain’s industrial landscape and the extraordinary world of the railway. poss one of my favourite ever listens, such passion and enthusiasm for a hobby I also share, although I've been spotting and photting since 1982 and workrd on the railway in the 2000s . The book was launched in October, alongside his new Channel 4 digital series Trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois. Not my usual genre and if honest I had never heard of Francis - however it had a few things in its favour…. Bourgeois takes inspiration from his grandfather's wardrobe, the latter inspiring him to paint one of his fingernails for "good luck.

After watching Francis halts Aisling Bea from BIG embarrasment on YouTube, I've lost all respect for "Francis". Bourgeois remembers being "obsessed" with BRIO wooden train sets, the "stage before you go to Hornby trains," [23] as well as Hot Wheels. Traversing the fields and footbridges of the British countryside, passing through grandiose ticket halls, historic terminals and backwater stations, we chase locomotive perfection. As a Rail enthusiast, yeah i admit Francis stuff isn't something i would watch and i think the hobby already has good ambassadors.In mid-December 2021, he was accused of donning a superficial persona after photographs from his adolescence emerged, as well as videos of him raving. One word he doesn't use is 'copping' or is it 'kopping' which was to spot a loco for the first time.

Saying that a harmless gesture is a "big no no" in the "community" could cause a lot of harm to people who do it. Photograph: Channel 4 View image in fullscreen His heart hurts if people doubt him … Aisling Bea goes trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois. Halfway through the episode, Bourgeois takes Lingard to a diesel festival, where train enthusiasts pour on to diesel trains just for the thrill of the ride. Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition.However, he films himself by attaching a GoPro to his forehead; if you have seen any of his videos, you will know that this has the effect of distorting his face beyond all comprehension. On 22 December 2022, Channel 4 released a one-off Trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois Christmas special featuring Tom Daley. 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. The first, which features as a guest the comedian Aisling Bea, is an ungainly cross between his TikToks and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. After the success of the initial five episodes, the network commissioned three more episodes of Trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois for production, which will air in 2023.

Despite there being "far less railway action," he says the nearby Whatley Quarry continued to pique his interest and evolve his passion for freight trains.From sleeping in a car to get a good shot of 73962 Dick Mabbutt to trainspotting with Niall Horan, Francis Bourgeois has been on one hell of a ride over the past year. 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.

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