freight hopping

  1. IzzyBizzy

    I'm new

    Im new, I got a serious hard on for train/freight hopping tho cuz of Kerouac and growing up with tracks behind my house, playing on stopped trains as a kid. I'm planning a trip to start in the next 3-9 months. Hoping to start out from a rail yard in Denver. I'm doing a lil online and phone...
  2. PrisMiQue

    Lil Kenneth Stults aka The Pest

    He was hopping from freight to freight and fell... died instantly. I met him when he was 15 and I was 16. He was living in a tent in an area known as Hobo Jungle. His mom, Sunshine, was also living in that same area. I was young and already getting into the crust hobo life but he had been living...
  3. Slushy

    Railways patch

    ::joyful::::joyful::::joyful::Some patch for sale pm me !!:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  4. Forrest

    Seeking Ride Sactown to La La Land

    Departing from: Sacramento, Ca. Roseville to be specific Destination: Los Angeles Date range: soon, like before April 1st. About me: I need to get to Los Angeles to turn in my "homework", I'd definetly be willing to help drive and throw down on some gas. The homework is some info for an old...
  5. loathsomeginger

    Planning to freight hop for 6-9 months out of So Cal soon, seeking road dog

    I'm planning on heading out from Southern California--Ventura to be precise--for about 6 to 9ish months to ride the rails all over the US, Canada and possibly Mexico beginning sometime in the next 2-4 weeks. I'm not a complete greenhorn by any means but far from being a trainhopping expert, i.e...
  6. JohnMorningstar

    Jim Stobe memorial tour

    So, after many debates I've decided to do a long distance cross-country hop on memory of Jim Stobe. Hopefully from west to east coast and back. I'm looking for a wingman (or woman) to join me. Unlike Stobe we'll be busking and spanging for cash along the way. I fully plan to document this on the...
  7. kaptrein

    Hi Everyone!

    Hi everyone! I'm a 19 year old Photography student from the Netherlands. My life so far has been a bit boring and I want to explore new places and am looking for new adventures. I have a great interest in nature photography and last year I stumbled upon urbex photography. This was the start of...
  8. TrainingHoppers

    What Do You Sleep in?

    So, I'm planning on Freight Hopping sooner or later, but I'm still planning shit, getting shit, making sure I'm ready to go... I got a quick question, if you don't mind me asking, for anyone who feels like answering, specifically for "dedicated train hoppers"... What do you sleep in on the...
  9. TrainingHoppers

    Good Short-Term Jobs...

    I checked in other posts with the same information but couldn't really find what I was looking for. Are there any suggestions on short-term jobs that you can find pretty much anywhere in the U.S? I don't have much creative talent and don't have a ton of personal skills, but when it comes to...
  10. TrainingHoppers

    Youtube For Train Hopping

    Just a quick question from someone preparing/ researching to travel full-time. Via Freight Hopping, is it worth it getting a cheap GoPro and putting in the work at the local library for wherever you end up to post on Youtube or does the work outweigh the benefit of a little extra cash? I'd be...
  11. threskiornis

    Train riding in New Zealand

    Hey I just arrived in new zealand and was wondering if anyone has any info on freight movements/yards/tt/rideables/etc I'm currently in auckland and have checked out the westfield yard but havent seen much of anything promising.
  12. Izaac

    Hard time conforming.

    I dropped out of high school at 11th grade. Left my hometown a couple months later. Been hopping freight since. That was about 5 years ago. I have worked in different states. But knowing that it was just until I hopped back out. Now I'm back in my hometown area. Im having a hard time with the...
  13. Laundromatt


  14. Coywolf

    Video Anyone seen these videos?! A new freight hopping sensation!

    Trevor Jacob (or the "New Brave Dave", as I like to call him) is really poppin' off on YouTube with his train videos. MF'er jumps off of a GM in the middle of nowhere to ask the engineer when the train will start rolling again....and thats just the half of it!! Check it:
  15. Cornelius Vango

    The Littlest Hobo

    Who has seen this glorious Canadian TV show from the 90s about a freight-hopping crime-fighting dog?
  16. Lynn Rogan

    New to this community & looking for someone to travel with

    Hey there, I recently got back from riding freight starting in NY and working my way through the New England area. I fell in love with Vermont & will be traveling back between July 10-15th and the people I'm traveling with are coming back in August but I want to keep traveling and eventually...
  17. Max Arman

    Anyone in San Francisco? -- hike, freight-hopping, hitchhiking W/C

    Anyone round San Francisco or BA from the 17th--19th? First time doing this and would like to meet some people. Intend to hike, jump, hitchhike pretty much anywhere, but had the W/C in mind (south or north from BA). 18y/o from U.K.. This has been a constant ambition but I'm aware of the...
  18. J

    Hi from Revelstoke British Columbia

    Hi there just found this website randomly. I live in Revelstoke BC. I like to travel. I like trains. I like beer. New to the squat the planet community but looking to share similar interests and adventures with others! Doing a winter hop tmrw, happy travels!
  19. meadow brown


    hi i'm meadow! i' i'm 18 years old i'm new on this website. i'd really like some traveler friends! i want to hear all about your adventures and travels and journeys. what was your best experience on the road? add me on facebook!!