Is Francis Bourgeois a character? Is he real?
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Francis Bourgeois: 12 facts about the 'Train Guy' on TikTok you need to know
9. Is Francis Bourgeois a character? Is he real?
Contrary to popular belief, Francis Bourgeois is not a spoof character. He's 100% real and actually has a passion for trainspotting. Francis hopes to become a civil engineer and create new railways or revitalise older lines in future. He told The Face: "It’s the sound of the engines, the honks, the wheels on the tracks, they’re therapeutic noises." [via TikTok]