Episode #02 - From Railroad Engineer to Hobo

Matt Derrick

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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.


-- 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:



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Oh, @Matt Derrick your hat is so much dirtier now vs. your profile picture. Hahaha
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@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.
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