Information for riding the rails, from rules of the road to common misconceptions. LibraryThing Review. User Review – listorama – LibraryThing. The most comprehensive instruction on freight-hopping by far. And the guy is a lawyer!. : Hopping Freight Trains in America () by Duffy Littlejohn and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books.

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Trivia About Hopping Freight T It includes everything you need to know to have a safe adventure aboard america’s rail system. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Once we waited for a train for thirty hours 30! Written in an accessible and humorous style, this is a must have for anyone wishing to catch out. Contents Rules of the Road. Rules of the Road. Duffy Littlejohn has a very clear and concise writing style, and the book makes for an easy read-whether reading from front to back or just periodically paging through.

A great how-to book written by a character of a duffj who gives freibht on travelling by freight train. See the continent from the inside. Bacchus rated it really liked it Nov 10, Prior to attempting it, we studied the different types of train cars boxcars, hoppers, piggybacks, gondolas, reefers, auto racks, rear units, flatcars, engines, etc.

According to Shawn, trainhopping is dying in this security-conscious era. Emphasis in the original. Periodically updated but when I got my copy five years ago even the latest one is several years out of date; this is relevant because merger-mania and cost-cutting have both made the amount of freight trains and rideable cars trend ever lower over the past several decades.


Information for riding the rails, from rules of the road to common misconceptions. Not that I’m about to hop freight trains, but Mr.


Paperbackpages. While some of books in the bibliography are currently out of print, it is still a useful resource for people interesting in learning more background history about freight hopping. That part isnt a big thing in the book though. From the style of it, I feel like I got all of this information sitting on a bar stool. But in the end, our one train actually stopped in the ideal position slightly outside the trainyard, which helps ih avoid the bullsso we easily tossed our gear I think this is must be how I got that mysterious dent in my stainless steel water bottleand hopped off.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It even includes a bit of operational backround that is informative and just plain interesting. Not detailed in a tedious way, though.

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He had been back yrains forth across the country many times, and gave us tons of tips. Reading non-fiction is normally more for expanding my mind, challenging my opinions and adding to the body of information floating around ameruca my head.

Littleejohn follows are some reflections from my journey hitchhiking and trainhopping across the United States, from California to New York City. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. And the guy is a lawyer!

Books by Duffy Littlejohn. Way more detailed than I would have expected, including an overview of both railroad and hobo history. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The book’s got some typos, weird alignments, Well, it’s not a rigorously scientific manual, but it sure as hell is entertaining.

Mar 19, Skye rated it really liked it. My copy was smerica signed so that was a bonus! Bruce Spang rated it really liked it Jan 26, Later, it occurred to me that I might also have had more patience had I approached these situations as Whiteblack the Penguin, who leaves the comfort of Penguinland to see the world to collect stories for his radio show, would amrica.


I give it four out of five stars. We were trying to think of a name for me, but never really could.

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Twitter Facebook Reddit Tumblr Pinterest. We were told over and over how shocking it was that we as women were hitchhiking and such. You put on more clothes. Feb 06, Reagen Ward rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s a little bit of train-hopping “how to,” a little bit of history of hobo culture, a little bit of the thrill of riding freight trains, a little bit of safety, a little bit of history of the railroad, a little bit of engineering, a little bit of geography, a little bit of North American history, a lot of adventure and a lot of magic.

Have owned this book for many years and just bought the updated version. It’s a little bit of train-hopping “how to,” a little bit of history of hobo culture, a little bit of the thrill of riding freight trains, a little bit of safety, a little bit of hi I love this book! You write for a while.