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23rd Nov 2021

Trainspotting treasure Francis Bourgeois finally gets to ride Dick Mabbutt train

Charlie Herbert

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Everyone’s favourite trainspotter, Francis Bourgeois, has achieved another long-time dream of his by going on a cab ride in one of his favourite locomotives.

Bourgeois was treated to a journey in the 73962 ‘Dick Mabbutt’, sitting in the cab and even getting to use some of the controls.

He shared his joyous experience to his 857k Instagram followers with the caption: “I went on a cab ride in one of my favourite locomotives, 73962 “Dick Mabbutt” – thank you @gbrailfreight.”

He even has his own fans on the lookout for him, waiting at a passing station and giving him a waving.

Truly a man living his best life and enjoying every second – and it seems like his followers are loving the content as well.

One person commented: “Return of the King.”

Another said: “This guy makes me so happy.”

A third echoed the sentiment, writing: “Francis I am in love with you.”

Along with his hundreds of thousands of Insta followers, Bourgeois also boasts a staggering 1.5 million followers on TikTok.

It all seems to have paid off too, with Bourgeois recently announcing that he has been able to start doing his trainspotting full time. What a guy.

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