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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You watch the sun set. A different challenge we faced is that we had much difficulty picking hoping trainhopping names, which we had heard was required.

Duffy encourages us to go right up to rail workers and ask them point blank when the next fteight to such and such place is leaving, because rail workers are union members and would be happy to help you get one over on The Man.

Get to know where the trainyards are, and understand the routes of trains in order to identify which freiht can get you to your intended destination; check out the target trainyard during the day if possible; go back, usually at night, dressed in dark clothing; find a train going to your destination; find a safe car to ride you hoppimg have previously done your homework to understand the types of cars trains are composed of, and which ones are safe to ride ; climb onto the selected car, and finally, hop off when you arrive at the destination.


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Than you Duffy Littlejohn! This was accomplished over a period of three months, together with a friend, one sizzling summer in amerixa time of global warming. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. You are supposed to run after it and throw your pack and then your dog, if you have one onto the train and then jump on yourself.

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Then you have to hop on. They might be hanging out in parks or on the sidewalk; sometimes they ask for money at street corners, shopping centers, or intersections. It was resplendently breathtaking. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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Information for riding the rails, from rules of the road to common misconceptions. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy non-fiction books, but the kind of books that usually get my heart pumping littlrjohn suck me into a different world are usually fiction books. Is this book legal? Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


Christina dudfy it it was amazing May 15, He ambled over to us, and said rather paternally: Firstly, because I was asked to give a history of the undertaking, by a friend who I discovered is hopeless to attempt to deny.

Hopping Freight Trains In America

But Duffy Littlejohn, author of Hopping Freight Trains in America, claims that trainhopping is also increasingly a recreational pastime for other sectors, such as for yuppie professionals like computer programmers, doctors, and lawyers Duffy himself is a lawyer, though he had been trainhopping prior to becoming so and continued thereafter.

He had been back and forth across the country many times, and gave us tons of tips. Account Options Sign in. May 17, Jackson rated it it was amazing Shelves: A travel book I purchased on the U. The fifth challenge was that when you actually get on a train, you have to make sure that you are safe, i. For ourselves, we ran around through many a night chasing many a train, but most attempts fizzled into failure: For myself, I pieced together a black outfit mostly from thrift stores, except for a khaki canvas shoulder bag that I ended up having to stuff into my black jacket when trying to trainhop.