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Train Gang

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by Spokack, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. Spokack

    Spokack Member

    Joined: May 24, 2001 Messages: 286 Likes Received: 0
    Have any of you heard of the guys that ride frieghts around the country and murder bums and other people around the tracks where they are stopped at? Yah anyways..... Just wondering if anybody here had ran into and of these guys?
  2. fr8lover

    fr8lover Guest

    when i was really into lore about muderers on the rails and the ftra, the classic "high line" where youre at always came up as being a hot spot for ftra and violent activity. wasnt spokane where they tracked down robert silvera aka sidetrack? i cant remember...that area has been known to harbor a lot of hobo murders and violent crimes, im pretty interested in this topic.
  3. eessee

    eessee Guest

    i've heard about that ... thats freaking crazy...:confused:
  4. omone

    omone Member

    Joined: Mar 26, 2001 Messages: 750 Likes Received: 0
    walk softly and carry a big stick

    SIKFUK Guest

    i met an FTRA cat here where i live, he was cool as fuck, and had the markings and knowledge to back it up. he gave me a great interview, cost me $20, but shit i wasnt gonna argue with him:p ,the FTRA didnt start out like the rep it has now, the ''new breed'' has brought it to that level, adapting the 4 letters as there own, cuz alot of the origional FTRA members have retired, or been low key. also despite whats been rumored,or heard, ''john easley'', is not a serial killer, i know him personally, just dont piss him off, and if your'e in oregon, or washington, and you stumble upon him, give him $5 for beer, and a can of paint if he asks, he likes to catch a tag'' U.S.'' once in awhile, whatever you do, dont say no....hahah:p get your hands on A&E -''murder on the rails'' documentary, it will give you a little insight on some of this activity. beware.
  6. HAL

    HAL Guest


    3rd Rail to trainspotting
  7. KaBar

    KaBar Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 1,397 Likes Received: 28

    Founded in Libby, Montana in 1982 by a number of long term tramps, some of whom were allegedly Vietnam veterans. The O.G.'s traditionally rode the Burlington Northern Hi-Line. Spokane was one center of several for FTRA activity, and also the origin of the FTRA's nemesis, Detective Bob Grandinetti, formerly of the Spokane Police Department. Mr. Grandinetti has tried to make something of a career of investigating the FTRA's alleged involvement in a series of murders of tramps and homeless people on the rails. Two alleged members (they now deny it) of FTRA actually confessed to several murders once apprehended.
    The O.G.'s are sometimes called the "Black Bandanas" by the cops, because their colors are a black bandana rolled cowboy style and fastened with a silver concho.
    The Goonie Squad rides the central U.S. on the lines that once constituted the Frisco Line. They wear blue bandanas, rolled cowboy style and fastened with an inexpensive concho. They allegedly are called the Goonie Squad because they often carry a short baton, like a cut-down axe handle, as their primary source of defense, supposedly called a "Goonie stick," or a "goon stick." A more likely source would be the silver mylar bags out of 5-liter boxes of inexpensive wine, called "goonie bags."
    The Wrecking Crew rides the West Coast and the southern lines (the old SP and Santa Fe lines.) They wear red bandanas, rolled cowboy style and fastened with an inexpensive concho. (The name "Wrecking Crew" was borrowed from an old IWW enforcement group that used to dispense frontier justice to jackrollers preying upon harvest workers after the harvest was done and the men were paid off by the farmers and were heading for home with their bankrolls.) The WC are allegedly rather aggressive. Rumor has it that all three groups have a high percentage of ex-convicts. Stories abound of the FTRA being violent, throwing wild booze-and-amphetamine parties in remote locations, robbing cargo, etc. I have met two, possibly more FTRA members. They were pretty decent people, and I had no problems with them. They remind me of 1% bikers. Treat them with respect and they will treat you with respect. Failure to treat them with respect will result in them becoming pretty aggressive and violence prone. Never (and I do mean never) hassle or insult a woman or girl traveling with FTRA or wearing FTRA colors.


    This is a pic shot by North Bank Fred of some FTRA people. Look closely--one member is a young woman. This pic can be found on Jak's "unofficial" FTRA web site. The story below the pic is complete nonsense, ignore it. North Bank has a couple of other shots of people that look like FTRA to me on his web site, plus an uninspiring pic of "an old FTRA jungle" which looks like a ratty canyon without much change. If you ever actually meet any FTRA guys, treat them like you would treat a Hells Angel or a Bandido. They aren't that bad ass, but you get the idea.
  8. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,443 Likes Received: 192
    thats some fucked up shit
  9. L.RonHubbard

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  10. Paper Street

    Paper Street New Jack

    Joined: Feb 6, 2002 Messages: 17 Likes Received: 0
    once time i had pee wee herman's great adventure and saw the hobo on that train. i hope the ftra has some better singers then that shit face
  11. BucketHead

    BucketHead Member

    Joined: Jun 1, 2000 Messages: 563 Likes Received: 0
    oh fuck yeah all them hobos are drinkin the beast. (milwaulkee's best)
    that got me stoked as all hell.
  12. Intangible

    Intangible 12oz Legend

    Joined: Jul 9, 2001 Messages: 17,479 Likes Received: 6
    Your telling me, I cant walk down the street here in Spookaloo without being haggled by bums and hobos...and when they put that rehabilitation clinic downtown near the highschool..haha all hell broke loose...As for a murderer, well I havnt met one of those guys yet...but maybe some day..I did live close to that Yates guy..the one who killed like 20 some prostitutes in the northwest..
  13. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

    i remember hearing about the FTRA a few years back. i wonder how fast they can run. its good to know how to spot a FTRA though, ill be on the lookout form now on
  14. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

    we had Robert Yates who murdered all those people all around washington. probably all around the world actually, he was a helicopter pilot for the navy i think, and he flew all over the world. there were murders in germany while he was stationed there, they just dont have enough evidence to link him to those. id bet hes commited much more murders than well ever know. we also had the guy who killed some people and burned their bodies in the incinerater, and the guy who killed his daughter and burried her in the middle of a field. there was the greenriver killer. he kidnapped girls then murdered them and dumped them in a river.he get one girl right next to my high school baseball field. then there was that cowboy killer, i forget his real name. we also have a huge meth problem. and snoop doggy dog said it was easy to get drugs in spokane. spokanes swell actually, im not really scared to walk around the streets at night. im young and invincible, right?
  15. Dr. Doom

    Dr. Doom Guest

    Spokack ain't shit mein!! It's all about E-town batch!! And what??