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Freight Hoppin

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

  1. Rimshot

    Rimshot Member

    Joined: Feb 4, 2003 Messages: 386 Likes Received: 0
    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.

  2. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  3. why write?

    why write? Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2003 Messages: 5,859 Likes Received: 1
  4. lepthebeard

    lepthebeard Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 26, 2003 Messages: 4,126 Likes Received: 26
    ...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...
  5. afterten

    afterten Member

    Joined: Jan 28, 2004 Messages: 263 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  6. Rimshot

    Rimshot Member

    Joined: Feb 4, 2003 Messages: 386 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  7. K.O.S.

    K.O.S. New Jack

    Joined: Mar 20, 2004 Messages: 22 Likes Received: 0
    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...

    FR8HOUND Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 21, 2001 Messages: 6,795 Likes Received: 38
    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.

    DANKMAN Member

    Joined: Jan 11, 2004 Messages: 923 Likes Received: 0
    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
  10. skrib139

    skrib139 Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2002 Messages: 1,000 Likes Received: 0
    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:
  11. nvOne

    nvOne Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2002 Messages: 355 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  12. ghostvandal

    ghostvandal Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003 Messages: 1,644 Likes Received: 0
    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
  13. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 5,169 Likes Received: 67
    agreed....be prepared and youll be str8.....good luck sir....
  14. Average White Railfan

    Average White Railfan Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2001 Messages: 1,120 Likes Received: 0
    pack that gat son you know how we do.
  15. simeone

    simeone New Jack

    Joined: Apr 14, 2004 Messages: 85 Likes Received: 0
    ha that shits soo old the last news report was in 2001...maybe shit like that just doesnt happen anymore:D