Mudcat Café message #1351673 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76279   Message #1351673
Posted By: Metchosin
09-Dec-04 - 01:21 AM
Thread Name: Riding the freights
Subject: RE: Riding the freights
A young friend of ours and a couple of his buddies came back to BC from Ontario 3 or 4 years ago courtesy of the freight train.

They were obviously observed boarding, because when the train stopped in the hinterland of northern Ontario for a shift change, the new crew kindly pointed out more comfortable accomodation in a spare caboose and they rode the rest of the way back to BC in relative style.

No drugs, no "criminals", no sordid subculture, but it was Canada, eh, just three, broke, young lads and some crew willing to look the other way in order to carry on the tradition.