Project 365, Day 281; FreightHopping

I’ve seen the trains parked on these tracks for months now. I finally got out there today for photos (I love long weekends).

The trains intrigue me, and I began to do a little googling and came up with some interesting stories on freighthopping, or hitching rides on freight trains.

Our good friend Wiki tells the story of times past and the hobo of yesteryear.

It wasn’t an easy life, by any means, but it was freedom.

I found this great (what I think is fascinating) YouTube on the subject. I hope you find it fun to watch; it’s eight minutes, but sit back and enjoy the ride.

http://youtu.be/qhlaCvOJPig

Hobo image courtesy of Wikipedia

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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4 Responses to Project 365, Day 281; FreightHopping

  1. Madhu says:

    Neat post Angeline. Wish I could cadge a lift on cargo planes 🙂

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  2. ShimonZ says:

    Like the pictures, and yes the subject is very romantic. I’ve read many stories on the subject, and also heard some good songs.

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