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Train Hopping

After three years of travel by foot, bicycle, bus and plane, Brian Cray hopped his first freight train outta Flagstaff, AZ, riding blind on a boxcar on the Southern Transcon.  He had no idea what he was doing or where he was going, but somewhere between the chaos, the innocence, the paranoia, train hopping stuck with him through the years, flowing in his gypsy blood.  Now he spends his free time between jobs wandering the country by freight train whenever he has the money and the time.

A Night on the Steel

Slowly I tiptoe Shadows drown glistening steel She creeps to a halt I wait patiently Grass joins the chorus of wind Whirs fade to a hiss I jump to my feet She starts rolling inch by inch Rocks slip under foot I clench...
Train Hopping Loaded Coal

Hidin’ in the Shadows of Unit Coal

Train Hopping Memphis With the recent rainfall, and playing hide and seek from workers and the bull, I threw up my white flag.  Never again will I waste two days trying to infiltrate BNSF Memphis...

Trainless Days in the Woods

Vermont Railway Systems in Rutland The air suffocates my face as mucous dribbles down my nose and onto my lips. I lay there on layers of moist cardboard, wrapped in a cocoon of nylon, listening...
Train Hopping Grainer

A Year of Freight Trains

The Adventures of Brian Cray A Year of Freight Hopping WATCH THE 2017 RECAP OF FREIGHT HOPPING! Please like, subscribe or comment if you haven't already...the more exposure will help to self-publish a book if...

Sentimental Scribblings

Immersed in the wax, Scribbling, writing emotions, Leaving marks behind...