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America's Greatest Living Hobos Share Their Secrets to Riding the Rails

Published On 03/21/2017 Published On 03/21/2017
Hobo tips on riding rails
Jason Hoffman/Thrillist
Jason Hoffman/Thrillist
This is all stuff I learned from the older guys who started riding in the '40s and '50s.
That's the difference between a tramp and a bum.
Jason Hoffman/Thrillist
In total I've ridden 5,000 miles on freight trains. I've never been afraid.
Jason Hoffman/Thrillist
You can bring a flashlight, but I wouldn't myself because you'll end up babysitting people all the time.

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