Travelling illegally inside a freight train. Hopping freight train from La Crosse to Bay View (along the Mississipi river) near Milwaukee, with 43 year old Hobo named Stretch. ..Life of a Hobo nicknamed Stretch. Stretch was elected Hobo King in 2009, at the National Hobo convention. A Hobo is a term which is applied to a migratory worker or homeless vagabond, often penniless. Hobos move around the country, looking for work by hopping illegally on freight trains, which can be a dangerous...
more »

(13/95)


next previous Back to contact sheet Return to slideshow Add to Lightbox View Lightbox
 
Travelling illegally inside a freight train. Hopping freight train from  La Crosse to Bay View (along the Mississipi river) near Milwaukee, with 43 year old Hobo named Stretch. ..Life of a Hobo nicknamed Stretch. Stretch was elected Hobo King in 2009, at the National Hobo convention. A Hobo is a term which is applied to a migratory worker or homeless vagabond, often penniless. Hobos move around the country, looking for work by hopping illegally on freight trains, which can be a dangerous enterprise. Modern freight trains are much faster and harder to ride than in the 1930s, but can still be boarded in railyards..The first and most important rule of the hobo code is 'decide your own life', which meant 'do what you want to do'...A 4-weeks road trip across the USA, from New York to San Francisco, on the steps of Jack Kerouac’s famous book “On the Road”.  Focusing on nomadic America: people that live on the move across the US, out of ideology or for work reasons.


  • Cities_Places
  • Communities
  • Expressions
  • Feelings_Emotions_Beliefs
  • Freight train
  • HIT LIST
  • Hobo
  • Man
  • Milwaukee
  • Mississipi
  • North america
  • Other
  • People
  • Proper Name
  • Systematic Keywords
  • Train_related
  • Transportation
  • Travel Photography
  • Type
  • USA
  • Vagabond
  • america
  • american spirit
  • itinerant
  • jack kerouac
  • lifestyle
  • nomadic
  • on the road
  • outdoor
  • photography
  • photojournalism
  • rebel
  • road trip
  • travel adventure
  • wagon

Only search this gallery