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I started reading this thread a couple of years ago and took a lot of advice to heart. I read north bank fred's site and he seems to be downing Britt as a set up. Any insight on this? Is Amory still cool? I ask mostly because I want a CCG the honest way.

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Boxcarro, that is some bizarre shit right there, fella. Texas Mad Man has lived for years with Collinwood Kid , who is Jewish. Your beefs with people probably have more to do with your own personality and your own interactions with other people than with them being any sort of Yankee Nazis, etc. This is actually pretty funny, Tex is one of the most militant pro-liberals and anti-conservatives I've ever met. We are friends, sort of, but we do not agree on hardly anything when it comes to politics. I did drive 250 miles to go pick him up at the Highway 80 Rescue Mission up in Longview one time, and he and Stretch stayed at the Eureka Hilton about a month one winter.

 

I admire your ability to survive in the world of trainhopping, but I'm thinking that you need to let go of blaming other people for your problems and accept responsibility for yourself. If you can't get a Driver's License, that is nobody's fault but your own. Do whatever you have to do to rectify that problem, get another license and get on with life. Or not. It's up to you.

 

The truth is that 99% of the rest of the world finds it to be way too much work to hassle you and find ways to frustrate you. They just don't care that much one way or the other, they are busy dealing with their own lives. They are not responsible for you, and are not required to help you get what you want. Your life is all up to you. You aren't entitled to a thing. You know (or at least you ought to know, by now, at your age) that one either earns whatever one needs to live in this world, or learns to do without it.

 

"Leave no trace. Do no damage. Make no disturbance."

 

"Keep a Clean Camp."

 

"Take care of your own business, and let the rest of the world take care of its own."

 

These simple rules will allow you to to avoid 99.99% of conflict and problems in life. Frankly, I obey them because it is too much hassle to do otherwise.

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KING IWEGAN RICK RIPPED OFF BY STREAMLINER!

 

Stretch told me that while he was down in Amory, Mississippi, he had heard that King Iwegan Rick had been ripped off by a streamliner in Chicago, supposedly somebody travelling with Froot Loops. Iwegan lost all his gear--pack, sleeping bag, everything. Because he was in Chicago, he borrowed some money from his family and headed south to New Orleans, where it's considerably warmer.

 

THIS IS AN UNCONFIRMED REPORT. If anybody sees Froot Loops, tell him to get with Iwegan immediately to get it straightened out. I'd hate to find out later that Froot Loops had nothing to do with it, but yet his name is associated with this streamliner who ripped off Iwegan.

 

Anybody who can ID rippee Iwegan's gear, keep your eyes open. It may turn up in a jungle somewhere in the possession of the rippor.

 

Woe be it unto streamliners who rip off the Boys. They are asking for it big time.

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I think what that guy was referring to was loaded auto racks. Loaded auto racks are very hot, because the cargo (new cars) is so valuable and so easily damaged. People who hit a loaded auto rack pretty much already now that if they get popped, they are most def going to jail. If the cars are damaged in any way, the railroad may have you charged with "criminal mischief," "felony vandalism" or "interfereing with raiload operations."

 

EMPTY auto racks are not considered to be hot cargo by anybody. I've ridden them several times. If you look at the latch on the doors of an auto racks, you will see a square hole in a round knob. This hole is exactly the same size as a railroad spike (try it.) If you can find an anti-creep bracket (it attaches to the BOTTOM of the rail to keep the rails from moving forward on the ties when a train dumps the brakes.) The anti-creep bracket has a place on it that is exactly the same side as a railroad spike.

 

You can stick a spike in the hole on the auto-rack doors, and then use the anti-creep bracket as a wrench to turn it. If I remember right, "clockwise" opens the latch on the doors. We always shut the doors when we board, it makes it a lot less of a skyline ride. Be carefull walking around--the auto-rack cars have steel mesh on the sides and at a little bit of a distance somebody could see right through the side and you would be skylined---silhouetted against light from the other side of the car.

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Well, when I met Rollin' Nowhere, I don't think he had ever caught out before. He's out trainhopping towards California last time I heard. He taught himself how to catch out. He is a pretty smart guy, but if he can do it, so can you.

 

If you read this whole thread a couple of times, then read "Hopping Freight Trains in America" a couple of times and buy a railroad atlas or some railroad maps you ought to be able to do it. Start out by "living the lifestyle" for a while. Pack up the stuff you think you will need, but no more than 35 pounds, including water, sleeping bag, cook gear, etc.

 

Walk or take the bus to some relatively safe area near a railroad and go trampin' for a weekend or so. NO FAIR CHEATING. If you didn't pack it with you, you can't use it or buy it. (Don't forget toilet paper.) Learn to cook on an open fire. If it rains, you are gonna either adapt quickly or get wet. Learn to survive. Once you have the survival thing down, start doing ground reconnaisance. Where are the crew changes? Where are the division points? What kind of vehicles do the bulls drive? Where can you get water? Grocery stores? Good dumpsters? Is there a jungle? No? Build one in the RIGHT PLACE.

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Well, when I met Rollin' Nowhere, I don't think he had ever caught out before. He's out trainhopping towards California last time I heard. He taught himself how to catch out. He is a pretty smart guy, but if he can do it, so can you.

 

If you read this whole thread a couple of times, then read "Hopping Freight Trains in America" a couple of times and buy a railroad atlas or some railroad maps you ought to be able to do it. Start out by "living the lifestyle" for a while. Pack up the stuff you think you will need, but no more than 35 pounds, including water, sleeping bag, cook gear, etc.

 

Walk or take the bus to some relatively safe area near a railroad and go trampin' for a weekend or so. NO FAIR CHEATING. If you didn't pack it with you, you can't use it or buy it. (Don't forget toilet paper.) Learn to cook on an open fire. If it rains, you are gonna either adapt quickly or get wet. Learn to survive. Once you have the survival thing down, start doing ground reconnaisance. Where are the crew changes? Where are the division points? What kind of vehicles do the bulls drive? Where can you get water? Grocery stores? Good dumpsters? Is there a jungle? No? Build one in the RIGHT PLACE.

 

 

yep yep that was almost 6 years ago. i had never hopped a train anywhere before but i had always wanted to. then one day me and 2 of my friends packed all our shit and got on a train and ended up not going where we wanted to go. but it didnt really matter to me it was pretty clear that riding trains was as awesome as i thought it would be.

starting out by living the lifestyle is a good idea because the biggest part of riding trains is not being on trains rolling around seeing awesome shit. its sitting under bridges or in weeds or in some trees waiting around maybe being cold and wet and miserable but then you get on a train and all that shit doesnt matter because youre on your way to where you wanna go. in style...for free!! before i hopped trains i had already spent a lot of time sleeping by the tracks and under some bridges at spots i painted and doing shit like dumpster diving so stuff like that wasnt any radical new idea to me. doing things like sleeping in a ditch probably doesnt sound too appealing to most people. but sometimes you gotta do it to get on that train son! basically youll figure it out(or you wont) pretty quick. its a lot of really common sense stuff. you know you get to some place youve never been and youre thirsty so you go find some place to fill up your water. could be anywhere behind a store or a warehouse (or if you have a quarter just go to one of those water machine things i guess) or you know hey wow im hungry but i have no dollars..oh look a pizza place... i bet they throw pizzas away. oooh a grocery store with dumpsters... i wonder if theres anything tasty in there? i have no money at all right now but i eat pretty good every day. i mean i cooked a fuckin delicious hamburger and had apple for breakfast...all free. shit like that. ive met people who are not really on top of things like that and they get all sad and mad when they dont have what they need. personally i do what i need to do to get the things i need. either from the trash or shoplifting/scams. i needed a sleeping bag in el paso so i handled that with some crafty scam action at walmart and got a total piece of shit sleeping bag but it kept me a little warmer than i was on the way to el paso. my shoes sucked so i decided to aquire some new comfy boots at a sporting goods store. i had actually already got another pair of boots but they didnt fit so great so i just went to another store and switched them out. some people arent down with those activities but i am. just from stores though never from people. i come up on stuff laying around all the time and i just leave it where it is. yesterday i found a small backpack and nice sleeping bag and no one was around.. both of which would have been useful to me. but im not about to steal some dudes shit. ive been squatting an abandoned house and every time i leave my shit im wondering if its gonna be there when i get back..ha. a lot of people arent so nice. nothing valuable in my pack anyway but some people are fucking jerks. im rambling...

youll figure out what you need to bring and what you wont. and then something will break and youll realize you should have brought something to repair it. ha. i have so many little weird things in my bag to fix stuff. blah blah...

 

as far as me heading to cali ...me and some comrades rode out to slab city for new years and then back to arizona. the desert is pretty rad to watch rolling by on a train... then again what isnt nice to watch from a train?

i hear a train passing right down the street... tuscon is swell...

see you soon enough texas...

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