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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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.

Alex McCann rated it really liked it Jan 14, Have owned this book for many years and just bought the updated version. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. We discussed this issue extensively. Hoppingg encourages us to go right up to rail workers and ask them point blank when the next amercia to such and such place is leaving, because rail workers are union members and would be happy to help you get amerixa over on The Man.

Even if you never plan on being a hobo, fauxbo, or tramp anyone interested in railroads and railroad history will certainly enjoy this book. I wish I had been a bit better at meditation, because I might have reached enlightenment during all that time we spent waiting for trains.


He ambled over to us, and said rather paternally: We were in pure, magical bliss. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book is a “how to” manual on just that.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: But actually getting on a train was more difficult. Alas, that was our first, and last, successful trainhopping exercise. It includes everything you need to know to have a safe adventure aboard america’s rail system.

Hopping Freight Trains In America by Littlejohn, Duffy

Books by Duffy Littlejohn. Written in an accessible and humorous style, this is a frekght have for anyone wishing to catch out. For many years I have looked at freight trains and wished I could just jump on board and travel to where ever they were going. Ducfy rated it it was amazing May 15, You are commenting using your Facebook account. Jul 14, Jina rated it really liked it. Just the right amount of hobo and railroad history along with everything you need to be an informed rail adventurer or an armchair adventurer.

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It’s obvious he has vast knowledge and experience with the subject, and he mixes in enough sassiness and jokes to pull you through some of the boring material how much do I really care about signal switching? You are commenting using your Twitter account. There are experts out there that can give more useful information, and I try to provide some citations to them. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.


Please try again later. A manual for future hitchhikers, hobos, and other misfit wanderers. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Not detailed in a tedious way, though. One of the only and the most complete how-to on hopping freight trains I have one other but littlejohn find it on goodreads.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Secondly, most trainhopping and hitchhiking trsins are by men. Alice Doherty rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Many people hitchhike and trainhop ride clandestinely inside or outside a freight trainand quite a few have written on their experiences, most of which are much more colorful and interesting than mine. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Trainhopping is an activity infused with history and mystique, immortalized in literature and song Steinbeck, London, Kerouac, Guthrie, Ellington, etc. You write for a while.