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Hey /out/

Long story short, I'm .mil and deployed. My gf of four years broke things off and so I'm not going home to anything. I'll have two weeks of r&r and two and a half months of leave to burn through. Among other things, I'd like to spend some of that time train hopping.

Is it worth it? Would the penalties of getting caught completely fuck me at work? Anything else I should know?
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I did it as a kid without realizing how f'ing dangerous it can be. (probably no more dangerous than being deployed in a hot zone though). When I was young, if the bulls caught you, they'd just yell and you and run you off. I was 13 then though. As an adult, they might be the cops involved.

There are a few hobos that have really entertaining channels on Youtube Look up Jaw Tooth, Stobe and Hobo Shoestring. I think Stobe is dead now. Got run over.
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You wouldn't get fucked. Most le give 0 fucks what you do. But you have money. Do something with it and live. Train hopping isn't shit. You're sitting there stressing about getting caught and looking like a hobo. It's fucking summer right now bro. Go have real fun. Ain't a woman on the planet hooking up with a mil bro unless she's fat or trad. Live life with that knowledge my brother.
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I have dreamed about train hopping since I was in college. I live in a part of New York where there are barely any freight trains so I’d have to travel some to be able to find a yard. I do have a Baofeng already in case I finally do go.
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>2 jews who didn't want to pay shekels for a ticket
typical
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>>2400313
>>2398563
>>2398563
>>2398563
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What was that retard hobos name who died and was famous on jewtube?
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I've worked as a train driver and if you're in a very low populated area I doubt you'll be caught. At worst I would have to stop the train and walk all the way back to tell you to get off
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You probably should be careful around rail yards if they have crazy security guards and it would mean a populated area where police aren't far away
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>>2400952
>>2400523
>>2400313
https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/stobe-the-hobo-dath/
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Snip all dangling bits from your gear because those getting caught and pulling you in the tracks is a common way to become roadkill
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if you've got some free time and money for the next few weeks, go to the Rainbow Gathering nationals in Rocky Mtn Natl Park. the main thing is July 1-7 but people are already there helping build it. you'll meet plenty of trainhoppers / dirty kids and a bunch of other interesting folks besides
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>>2400313
Rules of thumb:
-If you can't count the bolts on the wheels, it's going too fast.
-Entrain on the car to the left of the knuckle/drawbar, not the right (if you entrain on the right and miss a grip or footing, you fall in between the cars
-Lay low and hop on at dawn or dusk
-Intermodal (shipping container) trains typically go further and faster than other stuff, even though grain hoppers are more comfortable to ride. For intermodals, look for burgundy-coloured car wells because they have floors, rather than just bars across.
>If you're not sure which was a grain car is going, smack the side of the car. If it sounds/feels like concrete, it's loaded, which means it's probably moving away from the midwest. In Canada, it's almost certainly going to the west coast for export to Asia.
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>>2400313
youre going to get the shit beat out of you if you get caught by train security
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>>2402104
Op boutta get BULLed
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I'm not from NA but they have changed the way the security operates etc and train hopping is a federal offense now. It's not as free as it used to be, hasn't been for many years now.
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Train conductor here, you should do it. Every time one of you guys gets turned into paste we get 3 days off paid.
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>>2402284
On clutch? Dat be bussin asl. Ion no how y'all get on a jawn like that.
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>>2402107
why not, his exgf did... thats why she left
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How do you identify and figure out where a train is going?
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>>2400952
>>2401004
he was a dumb drunk but i guess the moral is even with all the experience in the world the rails will get you
though you'd fair better not being an alcoholic like he was
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>>2402284
For what? Potential psych issues or cleanup?
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>>2402969
Look left and right and then think very hard which way it is going. It can either go left or right.
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>>2401034
Fucking glorious
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another trainman reporting in
you are a gullible idiot for even buying into the meme of trainhopping. it always used to be an act of desperation and now the hipsters have hyped it up to the same category as tiny homes, craft beer, and minimalism. if you don't get thrown under a train meeting le quirky dirty train kids will make you want to
the only other people that trainhop are violent crackheads and you wouldn't want to meet them either
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>>2400313
>I'm .mil
Yeah go ahead and fuck that all up too for some meme "experience"
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Still sad that he died bros!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7iKSjwaMuA
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>>2402969
Depends where you are. In Canada, basically all loaded grain goes west and empties go east. Vice-versa for intermodals (can't always tell if the containers are loaded, but check the springs on the truck): empties go west (to load in Asia) and loads go west and south to major centres.
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>>2404317
I'm a conductor too. The only reason I tried (and failed) at train hopping was because I wanted to see the CP mainline between Revelstoke and Calgary and ride through the spiral tunnels. Great scenery.
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>>2404377
Fuck what up? A v6 camaro at 26% interest lmao. Joining the military is a fucking meme
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>>2400313
Yes this should fuck up your job, and secondly, this is stupid. One mistake and you get caught on something and mangled up. LITERALLY just go OUT. Innawoods.
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>>2405540
You are so, so naive



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