- Rail cars that hoboes ride.
- Railroad defect detectors and signaling systems.
- Wyoming boxcar ride with the delirium tremens.
- My Maine freight train ride took me to Nova Scotia, Greenland and Iceland.
- Protected: Deported from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Barrow, Alaska, and the cops who used my bad situation to their advantage!
Tag Archives: hopping freight trains
“BOXCARS” Boxcars are my favorite rides on freight trains. Boxcars haul almost anything and everything. From frozen orange juice to bagged concrete; the boxcar hauls it all. Me, inside the doorway of my boxcar when the outside temperature was 10 … Continue reading
Automatic Block Signaling…(ABS) The basic concept of ABS is that the track is divided into Blocks; sections that are protected by Block Signals. A block is the section of line between two consecutive block signals. Trains operate by a track warrant … Continue reading
Grand Trunk Railroad locomotive Heading up to Chicago on this winter day was a frigid one indeed! I had hopped a freight train out of the Swift Yards in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, on the Union Pacific Railroad and was now heading … Continue reading
I had just ridden into Kansas City, Missouri, this early, warm December morning, and had made camp under the I-435 Loop overpass that traverses over the Union Pacific train tracks about six miles east of downtown. The temps were actually in the … Continue reading
This had been a long trip. I had ridden a shaky boxcar from Spokane, Washington all of the way to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in four days. I was so glad that this trip was over. I had experienced nothing but rain, rain and more rain while I … Continue reading
I had just gotten more supplies here. I was in the parking lot of Fred Meyer’s store in Wasilla, Alaska. This was my eleventh trip up to Alaska since 1990. I really wanted to do something different than hopping freight trains … Continue reading