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Any of you done Freight hopping ?

Discussion in 'Urban Community Portal' started by seaven, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. seaven

    seaven renown for nothing
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    hi all ,

    just a quick q , as the tile says : have any of the people on here done any FH ?
    I think people who do it as a hobby advance from UE , or are hobos or ex-cons ( not suggesting anything ahaha )

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    link to the wiki page just in case - Freighthopping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     

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  2. Styru

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    "advance from UE" :crazy
     
  3. seaven

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    Styru , I appreciate I'm a mere spec of shit on your boots , but Its what I've read and heard.
    So sorry for being a complete idiot
     
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    er, no, just a strange way to word it mate - different pastimes totally surely?
     
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    This is what happens when you have a conservative government, convicts can't find jobs and fill the days riding up and down in freight trains talking with hobos (not really a term used in the UK)

    Why would anyone do this?
     
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    I think seaven has probably got very severe PMT :rolleyes:
     
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    I used to jump the barriers if that helps :). It's not Really the same over here as the states,much harder to get on the carriage and not many long distances
     
  8. seaven

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    Styru : I probably slightly overreacted a bit ( just a tiny bit :) ) and I probably read it wrong in my head , so sorry about that.
    what I sort of meant was the people I've talked to who have done it have previously done quite a bit of UE , and have said they sort of " graduated " up to it.

    On a general note I though some of you may of had a crack at it if you were ever on the other side of the pond.
    apologies for any offence caused
     
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    very much doable and tempting,
    but are the risks worth it, £1000 fine or prosecution.
     
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    I seem to remember it used to be called freight bagging and was the pursuit of a large cross section of society from lawyers accountants to even a chef, i have an article from one of the Sunday paper supplements from many years ago on the subject must dig it out sometime. I have indulged though only briefly and that was also many years ago far too old now sadly.
     
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    Sounds interesting.... and you're never too old... so dont say that. ;)

    I havent tried it though... too freightened to.
    **I'll get me coat** :coat
     
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    old flicks these are now, excuse the quality, can't find the good uns.
     
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    it's quite fun if you like visiting crap towns
     
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