#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.

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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/looking-for-john-the-guy-who-saved-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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Oh, @Matt Derrick your hat is so much dirtier now vs. your profile picture. Hahaha
This is awesome. All of you are so badass.
@Engineer J Lupo always been intrigued by your experience with this culture. Thank you for sharing, and all of the valuable explantations for railroad rubbish.
fuck yeah fuck yeah
hopefully our paths will cross one day*
 

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