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Hopping freight trains in America

by Duffy Littlejohn

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Published by Sand River Press in Los Osos, Calif .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Tramps -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.,
    • Railroad travel -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.,
    • Railroads -- United States -- Freight -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 336-338) and index.

      Statementby Duffy Littlejohn.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV4505 .L57 1993
      The Physical Object
      Pagination353 p. :
      Number of Pages353
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1147366M
      ISBN 10094462734X
      LC Control Number94119750

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The first time Swampy hopped a freight train, he was He was traveling north of his native California when he ran into a train-hopping friend in. The Freight Train Riders of America (FTRA) is a supposed group of Americans who move about by freight hopping ("catching out") in railroad cars, particularly in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada, and have sometimes been linked to crimes and train derailments.

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