Tales from the Iron Road

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FIRST HOBO RIDE

I was with Terry Terrific in a borrowed VW van that had 10% brakes. In the early evening in Lansing, Michigan, in ‘78 we approached RR tracks… ...where the lights were flashing and no swing-down gate was present. I looked left and right twice, then proceeded slowly... BAM! The train emerged from behind a building [...]

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Executives and Kings of the Road

Hobos are America's historic backbone. Reams of books describe how townspeople, and even RR bulls during the depression, helped them get to the fields and orchards to get the crops to market and feed the citizens. The definition of a hobo is a train rider who rides from job to kind words and helping hands. [...]

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