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Freight Hoppin

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by Rimshot, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Rimshot

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    Freight Hoppin

    Discussion started by Rimshot - Apr 6, 2004

    Ive been contimplating hoppin on a freight and going down south for a week, i have a chill spot where i could easly hop on a freight. I know where the freights go to.

    Do i need to know anything else? Advice/suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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  2. ODS-1

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    ODS-1 - Replied Apr 6, 2004

    It's different now because everyones freaked out about terrorists on trains after that bomb in spain. Just don't get caught in the yard you paint or you can say bye bye to painting in that yard.
     
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  3. why write?

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    why write? - Replied Apr 6, 2004

    have fun hoppin'!
     
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  4. lepthebeard

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    lepthebeard - Replied Apr 6, 2004

    ...first of all read the thread Hobos, Tramps and Homeless Bums thread by KaBar right hear in Trainspotting...then read everything you can find on the topic...it's not really as easy as it sounds there brah!.....don't just do it...
     
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    afterten - Replied Apr 6, 2004

    www.deadtrainbums.com has some pictures of what will happen if you fuck up, but it also has a lot of information on how to prevent such accidents. be careful.
     
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  6. Rimshot

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    Rimshot - Replied Apr 6, 2004

    i actualy have read KaBar's thread its a good one, and i do know my way around yards, i know what to look out for and what to ignore.

    i just want to know if there is anything that i have missed, or if you guys have any additional information on freight hopping you wouldnt mind sharing.
     
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  7. K.O.S.

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    K.O.S. - Replied Apr 7, 2004

    take lots of water and make sure you keep an exit open at all times... beware of cops in yards cuz of train-related terrorist threats... good luck...
     
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    This could easily become a long talked about subject, hell, I could write 4 pages on this subject. Not because I hop myself, atleast not yet, but because I surround myself with true hobo's from time to time, and have gained valuable knowledge on the activity. Someone mentioned Kabar's thread, this is some serious, dedicated, and accurate knowledge, read it, memorize it, and live by it. Also, alot of ''Real hobo's'' give discredit to him, but Duffy Littlejohns book called, ''Hopping freight trains in America'', has alot of good info in it, accurate, and reliable..I forget the reason behind the hatred, and disrespect for him, but the majority of things learned come with trial and error, and any true rail rider will tell you that. Common sense is key, and being alert at all times, will save your life..Those are 2 rules you should always live by, no matter which shape or form you are part of, while around trains....Be safe..and enjoy the ride.
    FR8HOUND:cool:
     
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    DANKMAN - Replied Apr 10, 2004

    It sounds like you need to know a little more than you know.... you should definatley do some research before you go. And take lots of water, its gettin hot down here in the south, you'll need it
     
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    skrib139 - Replied Apr 12, 2004

    yeh. cos it would be a great idea to blow up a freight train with no passengers on it, in the middle orf nowhere.

    dickhead. :lol:
     
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    nvOne - Replied Apr 13, 2004

    A freight train with no passengers maybe.. but plenty of dangerous chemicals or watse of somekind.
    Who's the dickhead now? jeez.


    As far as hopping advice... Be sober on the train pleeeease.

    Anything Kabar says is gold though. Read up. I chilled with him for a day and probably learned 100x what I already knew. The guy is an encyclopedia.
    Stay safe.

    Email me if you want and I'll get more specific.
     
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    ghostvandal - Replied Apr 17, 2004

    bring 2 2l bottle of water, one to keep with you and the other one to drink while you wait for your ride, bring gloves, a map, binoculars, some lube and porno mags. and a camera..do a post when you get back! ..if you do :D
     
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    InDY_500 - Replied Apr 18, 2004

    agreed....be prepared and youll be str8.....good luck sir....
     
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    Average White Railfan - Replied Apr 18, 2004

    pack that gat son you know how we do.
     
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    simeone - Replied Apr 18, 2004

    ha that shits soo old the last news report was in 2001...maybe shit like that just doesnt happen anymore:D
     
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