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Iconic Train Enthusiast Appears To Also Be A Singer As Spotify Track Is Discovered

by : Julia Banim on :
Iconic Train Enthusiast Appears To Also Be A Singer As Spotify Track Is DiscoveredFrancis Bourgeois/Instagram

Iconic train enthusiast Francis Bourgeois has delighted fans far and wide with his inspiring sense of joy, introducing a whole new generation to the wholesome sport of trainspotting.

With his likeability and knowledge of all things rail-related, the 20-year-old engineering student – whose real name has recently has come under speculation – already has a legion of fans, his infectious excitement providing some much needed warmth during these chilly winter months.

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However, it would appear there is even more to Francis than meets the eye, as a Spotify link embedded in what is believed to be his personal Instagram bio would suggest.

Whatley Quarry (Spotify)Spotify

This link takes us to a track called Whatley Quarry by an artist named Boggy Can. The cover art features a car, a truck and – perhaps unsurprisingly – a freightliner train, all photoshopped against the craggy backdrop of Whatley Quarry.

Based four miles west of Frome, Somerset – close to where Francis seemingly grew up – Whatley Quarry supplies crushed limestone aggregate to local markets via road, according to its website, as well as to London and South East England depots through its dedicated rail link.

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One quick browse through Google images and it becomes immediately clear why someone like Francis would be so creatively struck by such a place. Whatley Quarry has trains galore, taking the limestone out to where it’s needed by track.

Check the track out below:

At four minutes nine seconds, Whatley Quarry contains lyrics such as ‘Whatley Quarry, don’t you worry, it’s alright, I’ll be back in four hours’ and references to a Nissan Micra.

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The track has a very funky beat to it, full of autotuned vocals and a catchy by melancholic chorus, and I can imagine listening to it on headphones at my favourite train station, or raving away at the Warehouse project.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Music, Francis Bourgeois, Spotify

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    Boggy Can