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.

Riding an open empty flat car to Tauranga

Tauranga Diesel Boy

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Train Hopping Tauranga I lay sprawled out in the grass.  The night dew slowly dampened my ass so I unraveled my bivy for a quick sleep under a patch of pine trees by the Hamilton...
Train Hopping New Zealand from Palmerston North to Hamilton.

In Between the Shades of Green

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Train Hopping Abroad Palmerston North to Hamilton https://youtu.be/g4Ae6x6Uz6k The sun crept its piercing fingers through the nylon draped over my head, poking my eyes, as I lay there in a steaming pool of sweat and grime....
Train Hopping

Empty Lumber in the Land of Kiwi

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Ridin' Blind on Empty Lumber Outta Napier The Big Island drifted away between blurs of deep blue ocean and wispy clouds as I set my roots in New Zealand. That night, my plane landed in...
Train Hopping Grainer

A Year of Freight Trains

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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...

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...