How to Ride a Train for Free

Popular Mechanics, Jan 1911, offers some tips on how to be a "hobo tourist":

Riding between cars -- dangerous

On the springs -- risky

The Blind Baggage Method -- a favorite

Under the Vestibule Door -- greatly in favor

On the pilot -- warm on a cold day.

Across a plank between the rods -- gritty and perilous
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Dec 30, 2008
     Category: Travel

With the prices AmTrak charges this HAS to be #1 on the best seller list. 😉
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/30/08 at 09:27 AM
I wonder if they ever had a story on how to cross the border inside the dashboard of a car. Or maybe how to get to America from Cuba inside the anchor compartment on a ship while surviving on your own piss.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 12/30/08 at 10:20 AM
I think that's innate knowledge for them Maxx, doesn't have to be taught.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 12/30/08 at 10:25 AM
Popular Mechanics should be ashamed for training people to do this. :shut:
Posted by Madd Maxx on 12/30/08 at 10:36 AM
The railroad companies propably trie to sue them, but the 1st Amendment derailed their argument :roll:
Posted by Matt in Florida on 12/30/08 at 12:13 PM
Also, Popular Mechanics realized that the railroads were just blowing smoke.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 12/30/08 at 12:27 PM
Dumbfounded, please keep chugging along with the puns. They really get me stoked.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 12/30/08 at 12:59 PM
Let's not branch out too much...I'd hate to see us get disrailed.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 12/30/08 at 01:35 PM
WOW! Did you Know that the Mexicans are skillfull in Dressing Fleas. What have I learned today: Jules is out of Hiding, Maxx Stepped up his game for a year end run,and at Transients were once called HoBo's not because they were from Hoboken.
Posted by avmayes614 in the wt"F"-State on 12/30/08 at 02:11 PM
Okay, loud whistle, everyone. This is no way to conduct yourselves.
Posted by lostinthevalleygirl on 12/30/08 at 02:21 PM
I agree lostinthevalleygirl, everyone's going loco.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 12/30/08 at 02:57 PM
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