Information for riding the rails, from rules of the road to common misconceptions. LibraryThing Review. User Review – listorama – LibraryThing. The most comprehensive instruction on freight-hopping by far. And the guy is a lawyer!. : Hopping Freight Trains in America () by Duffy Littlejohn and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books.

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Courtney Bradford rated it really liked it Oct 18, You watch the moon rise. I love this book! Way more detailed than I would have expected, including an overview of both railroad and hobo history. Ryan rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Hopping Freight Trains in North America gave me litt,ejohn the excitement and sucked-in-ed-ness I would normally only get from reading fiction or memoir, but also had my brain making connections and adding stuff to my knowledge bank of ideas and facts that I normally experience with good dduffy.

The book’s got some typos, weird alignments, and Duffy’s not the most spectacular writer, but a fun and informing read nonetheless.

The final challenge was that, once we got on a train, we then had to get off it too. Littlejohn covers every topic imaginable. If you have read this book before catching out, you should feel pretty confident about what you are doing.

Gabriela Nicole rated it it was amazing Dec 21, A manual for future hitchhikers, hobos, and other misfit wanderers. Product details Paperback Publisher: As It Ought to Be. Nice job Duffy and Thank you!!!!!! A good portion of the book is dedicated to safety and rightfully so. There is nothing like this online for researching train hopping. Some of the treight by trians info is off, or not complete. The book does not even mention trainhopping as frright option to be disdained and discarded, presumably because it was unthinkable, being an even more illicit and potentially physically dangerous activity than hitchhiking.


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? This is an amusing and historical frsight on how to get where you want to go by somewhat “illegal” means. Want to Read saving…. Reading non-fiction is normally more for expanding my mind, challenging my opinions and adding to the body of information floating around in my head. Even if you never plan on being a hobo, fauxbo, or tramp anyone interested in railroads and hopping history will certainly enjoy this book.

A second challenge we faced was that it was very hard to figure out what train was actually going where, and when it was leaving.

hopoing When we set out to get ourselves across the country, trainhopping and hitchhiking were our transport of choice for a number of reasons: No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Alex McCann rated it really liked it Jan 14, They might be hanging out in parks or on the sidewalk; sometimes they ask for money at street corners, dfufy centers, or intersections. Under this classification, Joey americaa I were probably a combination of 2 and 3, even though we were slowly making our way to New York for a job, so could have perhaps tried to argue that we also fit into 1.

Hopping Freight Trains In America

It goes without saying that the U. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? There are experts out there that can give more useful information, and I try to provide some anerica to them.

Litlejohn was so glad I found a copy. While some of books in the bibliography are currently out of print, it is still a useful resource for people interesting in learning more background history about freight hopping. But Duffy Littlejohn, author of Hopping Freight Trains in America, claims that trainhopping is also increasingly a recreational pastime for other sectors, such as for yuppie professionals like computer programmers, doctors, and lawyers Duffy himself is a lawyer, though he had been trainhopping prior to becoming so and continued thereafter.


Lists with This Book. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I can’t say that I have personal experience on this one, although there is something inside me that really wants to try this.

However, that advice was issued before Bruce Spang rated it really liked it Jan 26, We were told over and over how shocking durfy was that we as women were hitchhiking and such. Firstly, because I was asked ligtlejohn give a history of the undertaking, by a friend who I discovered is hopeless to dyffy to deny.

Have owned this book for many years and just bought the updated version. How, when and where to catch a train.

Hopping Freight Trains In America by Duffy Littlejohn

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jun 09, David Gross rated it really liked it Shelves: Written in an accessible and humorous style, this is a must have for anyone wishing to catch out.

Sep 29, Richard Iurilli rated it really liked it Shelves: There are some tensions between them and the newer amefica of tramps and travelers; just one public example manifested during the National Hobo Convention organized annually in Britt, Iowa by the Hobo Foundation where there were problems last year that were blamed on drunk, unruly, young tramps.

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