Freighthopping or train hopping is the act of surreptitiously boarding and riding a
railroad freight car. In the United States, this became a common means of
transportation following the American Ci...
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Aug 21, 2011 ... Gus Melonas, regional spokesman for BNSF Railway, grew up in the early 1960s
in a railroad station house in Wishram, Wash. He and his twin ...
Oct 20, 2015 ... Train hopping (also called train surfing, train hitching or, in parts of the United
States, .... Hobos rides on the rods underside a freight car.
Jul 29, 2013 ... Day 5 of my cross-country hitchhiking journey across America begins with me
tracking down hobos in Portland to learn how to hop freight trains ...
Often the only way they could get there was by hopping on freight trains, illegally.
... If the farmer was generous, the hobo would mark the lane so that later ...
To "beat a train" was a challenge and a thrill. Where the hobo ended up riding
depended on the type of train and the obstacles on it, like railroad bulls or other ...
Jan 16, 2013 ... An article on the history of train hopping and current status of the culture ... A big
country with lots of trains, and hobo history, makes the United ...
Aug 17, 2013 ... A report from the National Hobo Convention. ... Iowa Blackie, Steam Train Maury,
the Pennsylvania Kid and many others are buried nearby.