First off I have been leaving this forum alone because there are too many people here on train hopping who have never been on a freight train.
I agree with Meatroll, some of the people that log onto this site want everything handed to them, before they dare to ride a train.
And another thing, there is not such thing as a rubber tramp. You either tramp or you drive, and someone driving has no right to class themselves as a freight train rider.
Look it up. Tramp 1 (also hobo) [COUNTABLE] a person with no home or job who travels from place to place, usually asking people in the street for food or money
2 [SINGULAR] the tramp of somebody/something the sound of somebody's heavy steps the tramp of marching feet3 [COUNTABLE, USUALLY SINGULAR] a long walk
TREK We had a long tramp home.4 (OLD-FASHIONED, NORTH AMERICAN ENGLISH, DISAPPROVING) a woman who has many sexual partners
Nothing there about driving is there?
There is some good stuff here, and things change. Looking at the links from Meatroll, I can see I can see a lot of useful info there.
However I am tempted to just view and not post because if I post I have to deal with these members who talk shit and shouldnâ€™t be on this hopping forum anyway.
Thatâ€™s right, and if they have never even rode a train they should stay on the hitchhiking forum â€“ anyone can travel by sticking their thumb out, freight train riding takes a little more brainpower.
Widerstand you should shift these people onto the right forum, which you might set up. Call it the wannabes forum. There they can cuss and talk garbage all they want and we donâ€™t have to read it.
Well rant over â€“ take it or leave it.
Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™m going to have a hundred insults claiming this, claiming that, but unless they are from a proper freight train rider I will not be taking any notice.