Information for riding the rails, from rules of the road to common misconceptions. LibraryThing Review. User Review – listorama – LibraryThing. The most comprehensive instruction on freight-hopping by far. And the guy is a lawyer!. : Hopping Freight Trains in America () by Duffy Littlejohn and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books.

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Thus we were treated to constant admonitions to be careful and to go take a bus. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. From the style of it, I feel like I got all of this information sitting on a bar stool. Would you like to tell us about ligtlejohn lower price? Gabriela Nicole rated it it was amazing Dec 21, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Even if you never americx on being a hobo, fauxbo, or tramp anyone interested in railroads and railroad history will certainly enjoy this book.

Ajerica watch the sun set. Please try again later. This book is a “how to” manual on just that. It goes without saying that the U. I found it when I was living in a dirty punk house in Portland in a pile of books left behind by someone who probably hadn’t lived there for many years.

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Refresh and try again. Trainhopping is an activity infused with history and mystique, immortalized in literature and song Steinbeck, London, Kerouac, Guthrie, Ellington, etc.

I had a light blue backpack that I bought on sale, and Joey had a monstruous backpack that had a psychedelic collage of South American tapestry pieces sewn onto it, so we both bought black raincovers for the packs.


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I was so glad I found a copy. Ameriac 06, Reagen Ward rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About Hopping Freight T It’s a little bit of train-hopping “how to,” a little bit of history of hobo culture, a little bit of the thrill of riding freight trains, a little bit of safety, a little bit of history of the railroad, a little bit of engineering, a little bit of geography, a little bit of North American history, a lot of adventure and a lot of magic.

This left us with having to attempt to hop a train when it was pulling out of the yard and we could tell that it was actually going in the right direction. Jul 14, Jina rated it really liked it. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

This was accomplished over a period of three months, together with a friend, one sizzling summer in the time of global warming. Open Preview See a Problem? The fifth challenge was that when you actually get on a train, you have to make sure that you are safe, i. You sit in the weeds and the dirt and you read and you smoke fright cigar. Littlejohn covers every topic imaginable. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What follows are some reflections from my journey hitchhiking and trainhopping across the United States, from California to New York City.

And the guy is a lawyer! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So we were totally baffled by this. The usual advice given to hitchhikers frfight that they should use their common sense: I learned a few things I never asked about but wondered for 30 years!

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Hopping Freight Trains In America by Littlejohn, Duffy

But before that, while we were crouched on the train looking for the right moment to jump off, we spied a hobo on the side of the tracks, looking for his right moment to jump on. You watch the moon rise. Nice job Duffy and Thank you!!!!!! I love this book!

I’m a trainrider of a few years past. There are some tensions between i and the newer generation of tramps and travelers; just one public example manifested during the National Hobo Convention organized annually in Britt, Iowa by the Hobo Foundation where there were problems last year that were blamed on drunk, unruly, young tramps. Many people hitchhike and trainhop ride clandestinely inside or outside a freight trainand quite a few have written on their experiences, most of which are much more colorful and interesting than mine.

The book’s got some typos, weird alignments, and Duffy’s not the most spectacular writer, but a fun and informing read nonetheless.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There was a space behind the containers, a small indented platform where we could sit more or less comfortably, as well as stuff our backpacks underneath.

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