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GB Railfreight recruits Britain’s coolest trainspotter

[ January 5, 2022   //   ]

The rail freight industry has a new face – TikTok trainspotting star Francis Bourgeois, the new brand ambassador for GB Railfreight (GBRf). Throughout 2022, he will be sharing his passion and insights for the railway, by showcasing the vital role of rail freight and going behind the scenes at GBRf – along with posting numerous clips of large, noisy diesel locos.

Francis first came to GBRf’s attention with a video featuring its Class 73/9, Dick Mabbutt, which has now amassed 12 million views. He has over 2 million followers on TikTok and over a million on Instagram, along with appearances on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ and collaborations with big names such as Thierry Henry and ASOS.

He said: “I have had a lifelong passion for the railway, and I can’t wait to apply this enthusiasm to my ambassadorship at the company. I am really looking forward to elevating the world of trains, rail freight, and spreading happiness and joy in general — with GB Railfreight, we will be able to achieve this together.”

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