Mudcat Café message #1351411 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76279   Message #1351411
Posted By: Mark Ross
08-Dec-04 - 07:10 PM
Thread Name: Riding the freights
Subject: RE: Riding the freights
Hiya Art! These days I'm a homeguard pretty much except when I go out with the Rose Tattoo. Abby, I've traveled with my guitar on the trains and a pack, and sometimes another instrument as well(other than mouth harps). by the way the Eugene Mission here is still right next to the tracks, and yes, there are women riding the rails, some of them without mail companionship. I always preferred it to hitchhiking, 'cause I would always find myself being picked up in the wee hours of the morning by someone who expected me to keep them awake! On the trains I could get on, throw out my bedroll, and roll up and be rocked to sleep. No bills in the mail, no annoying phone calls, and of course, no bathroom(but that's another part of the discussion).

Mark Ross