Train hopping video

HEROIN -Lou reed

samedi 17 janvier 2009

Hobos and train hopping.....

Train hopping or Freight hopping is the act of surrepetitiously hitch a ride a on railroad freightcar.
By the year 1930,the great depression tuched so many peoples due to the economic crash untill 1930' s to 1940's for different countries..
It was the largest and most important economic depression in modern hitory ,and it did push poor peoples to moov aruond in quest of a better life...might be...
When the poor farmers had no more work and no more monney,they had a think to moov around watching a freight train I guess...They becames hobos...can be traduce by homeless bohemian...
A lifestyle..a risque lifestyle..,but when you have nothing more to loose......train hopping is a free way to travel and discover and propably getting lucky about getting a job..or a better job in somewhere else.
Freight hopping is still popular in U.S.A,probably less peoples do it compare to the great depression time,freighopping is surely popular in others places of the world..where there is possibilyties to do...and I ve discover myself that can be easely possible in France !
Since long I wanted to try this way of travelling ,and I did it....2 months ago about,in compagny of Andrew that is a ..let s say...modern hobo,adrenaline seeker,angaged 100% into freight hopping and alternatives way to moov ,free and ecologic..
After about 7 hours of observations night time and daytime in a field (Gare de triage)naerby my parents home (St Jory)...we went closer to the mooving trains.. we hopp that train while it was mooving....still slow..but quick enought!!!thought my bag first...and myself in second!!after ...a chek with Andrew..to make sure we was going to hopp...that gondola. that is for conteiners...but theses ones had none...
We rode 10 hours thought center of France...adrenaline rush strait away, the noise of the machinery,the cars other side of the barrier that the crosses with the roads.the stars and big cables dancing when i was looking at the sky,enjoying lanscapes,feeling the air in my face...and that makes me cry once again....just like riding my bike..... but 110km-hours...and still free as the wind..thinking at all the peoples that mooved that way,overthere in U.S.A and others parts of the world...
Glad i know this feeling...glad I ve done it...now...I got a new addiction ,is it bad is it wrong...don 't know..all I know...it 's REAL.

1 commentaire:

gihnny a dit…

AMAZING!!! I've added your blog to my favorites, and will be reading more about your fantastic voyages. I hope they are all safe and rewarding!!!

-- Ginya