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Official selection for Best American Travel Writing 2012 edited by William Vollmann (Houghton Mifflin)

Devoted to train hopping and train culture, this firsthand account of a risk-taking traveler describes the sights, sounds, successes, and defeats of riding the rails without a ticket. From exhausting waits in sparse canyons to breezy sunny rides, this volume covers the authors summer riding freight trains between Portland and Northern California. The author glorifies train hopping and expounds on his grand adventures, but also provides some interesting local articles about the railroads, on topics such as shipping trash to landfills by train, Junction City's lawsuit against the rail company, and a landslide. Full of unique photographs documenting the authors railroad journeys, this real-life narrative of a self-styled hobo exudes the feel of adventure and allows readers to explore the world of freight train travel vicariously though him.

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The Railroad Semantics zine is Aaron Dactyl's big round-up of all-things train culture. From trainhopping to hobo graffiti, maps to camps, Aaron gives the goods in a well-written style that's both informative and poetic. In issue two, Aaron describes his summer riding freight trains between Portland and Northern California. Between the exhausting waits in sparse canyons and breezy sunny rides into Eugene, Aaron manages to make riding trains sound like a grand adventure. This volume also includes interesting local articles about the railroads: shipping trash to landfills by train, Junction City's lawsuit against the rail company, and a landslide.

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Aaron Dactyl is an adventurer, railroad hobo, and train enthusiast. He regularly travels by hopping trains and is the author of Railroad Semantics #1. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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ISBN:
9781621060543
Author:
Dactyl, Aaron
Publisher:
Microcosm Publishing
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Railroad Semantics
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7 x 5.5 in

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The Railroad Semantics zine is Aaron Dactyl's big round-up of all-things train culture. From trainhopping to hobo graffiti, maps to camps, Aaron gives the goods in a well-written style that's both informative and poetic. In issue two, Aaron describes his summer riding freight trains between Portland and Northern California. Between the exhausting waits in sparse canyons and breezy sunny rides into Eugene, Aaron manages to make riding trains sound like a grand adventure. This volume also includes interesting local articles about the railroads: shipping trash to landfills by train, Junction City's lawsuit against the rail company, and a landslide.
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