Modern day hobos or losers?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by MCL_RDG, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

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    I found this while researching the Tropicana trains I usta see on the NE Corridor back in the 70s.

    It's a website dedicated to the subculture (as they define it) of hitchhiking, rail & road travel. Well, in this day and age and the things I've seen and read about- I have other things to do. That said, there's a thread on the site regarding riding the Tropicana Juice Train. This is the link to the article:

    http://www.digihitch.com/article837.html

    There are some marvelous quotables, one that I can excerpt from Digihitch.com, "And on top of all the rocking, every time we went over a bridge or a crossing or something like that you would be launched more than a foot in the air and come slamming...":wave:

    Feel free to comment.
    Mark
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Interesting thing is.. The Trop' still runs 2 - 3 times a day - - goes right by my house..... almost :) :)
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    One can give the benefit of the doubt to someone who's hit on hard times. These folks are just thrill seekers. In the end, it still is dangerous and illegal.
  4. spitfire

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    Hobo's with websites? The mind boggles!!! Where do I plug in my laptop on this reefer? sign1

    Val
  5. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    There is a gang that travels on trains that are extremely violent. The rob house and rape along the rail lines.

    Many hobos are the homeless you see around soup kitchens.

    They are psychotic and dangerous for the most part.

    To be sure not the Hollywood myth
  6. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    These modern "thrill seeking riders of the rails" wouldn't hold a candle to the 'Bos of yesteryear..They would have nailed that juice train the first day..You see they would know where to go to nail a hot shot when it was still moving slow.After all the 'Bos would ride passenger trains at will and nailing a hot shot was no problem :D