#02 - From Railroad Engineer to Hobo (1 Viewer)

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In this second episode of the podcast, we interview Eng Jr Lupo, a former engineer for Union Pacific about his experiences working for the railroad and why he gave that up to ride the rails as a hobo.

This is the first episode of a weekly series discussing various topics related to underground travel and the community around the website Squat the Planet. Join us each week as we have a rotating cast of folks sharing their experiences in travel and answering your questions.

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-- Show Notes --

Here's two of the stories Eng Jr Lupo wrote that was discussed at length in the show; Lupo is a great writer and there's some awesome pictures to go along with them, so check it out:

https://squattheplanet.com/threads/...d-me-when-i-broke-my-leg-riding-trains.26079/
https://squattheplanet.com/threads/boxcar-party-six-hobos-and-a-hoghead.26122/

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