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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.

Freight Train Hopping out of Hamilton

Night Rider of the Blue Dusk

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Train Hopping Auckland Loud nasally snores echoed from the living room and I tapped Zep to wake him, but he did not budge. He lay there stone cold on the blue suede couch from a...

The Wood Chip Train Can

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Train Hopping Millinocket, Maine I woke up covered in a thick, wet, film of condensation from the crashing raindrops running rampant throughout the rough night, festering from the ambush of humidity. I glanced through the...

Into the Deep Blue, Crater Lake

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Seasonal Work in Crater Lake https://youtu.be/mm52e6JaFnI The smoky haze, its tendrils of deep gray, black, plumes of burning pines, hemlocks, firs and hardwoods filled the air with a suffocating noxious gas by Crater Lake.  While I...

The Bipolar Express

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Train Hopping Poetry This vessel of emotion is like a sinking ship.   He tries to mend the wound, but the stitches are infinite.   To mask intense sorrow with a hedonistic lifestyle allows the depiction of...
Train Hopping

Train Hopping Across America

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Train Hopping Across America A few years ago when I first really contemplated about train hopping across America I did not think I would really do it.  After four years of on and off homelessness,...