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briancray

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Below I have posted links to my blog posts written about my recent travels riding trains over the past 5 months, with some hitchhiking. Pictures are also included. They are scattered about, but I tried to keep them in order. I am heading back to work in a few weeks as my travels come to an end for the summer. Maybe I'll get some more writing in on my down time to keep my mind occupied.

JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL / MAY
Oregon
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Portland, OR
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Near K. Falls
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Bakersfield, CA
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Headin' to Colton, CA
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Comin' into Roseville on a piggy
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Near Roseville, CA
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Tucson, AZ
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Texas
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Texas
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Santa Teresa, NM
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Sierra Blanca, TX
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The dude who claimed his dog was kicked in the face by a moose...Met him outside of Love's Gas Station in Van Horn after getting pulled off by Border Patrol.
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Pecos to Fort Worth, T&P
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Louisiana > Alabama
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Riding through Louisiana
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Mississippi River

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Alabama
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Space and Rocket Center
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Tennessee River again
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Catching a train that sided out outside of Rossville IM Facility
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Downtown Memphis, TN
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Empty Coal somewhere in Missouri
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Kansas
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Kansas
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Topeka, KS
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North Platte, NE
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Hitching to Denver from North Platte
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La Junta, CO
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Ridin' the unit to Amarillo, TX after getting pulled off in La Junta, CO
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Amarillo, TX
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Somewhere in Missouri
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Springfield, MO
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Memphis, TN
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Tennessee River again
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Huntsville, AL
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Chattanooga, TN
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Chattanooga, TN
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CSX patches
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Assassin's Bug in the Enchanted Forest
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The Enchanted Forest in Titusville, FL
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The Enchanted Forest
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Pensacola beach after getting our IDs ran by a bicycle cop
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Graffiti Bridge
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Penscola, FL
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Somewhere in Northern Florida
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Northern Florida
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Chattahoochee River
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Northern Florida
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Baldwin, FL
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Miami, FL
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Ginnie Springs
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Savannah, GA
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Florence, SC
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Florence, SC
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Florence, SC
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Freight Pimps
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Colonial Heights, VA
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Richmond, VA
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Richmond, VA
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Richmond, VA
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Richmond, VA
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Richmond, VA
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Charlottesville, VA
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Somewhere in VA
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Somewhere near PA
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Susquehanna River...can you see the fingers and dead bodies floating in the water?
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Very nice - and that's a lot of traveling! I was at graffiti bridge a couple years ago - there was a well marked porta-potty there too - hehe I tagged the toilet seat :D
 

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Freaking awesome photos!

Your photos of Florida actually make me a bit proud to reside in Florida, as I usually do, which isn't easy....!

Thanks for sharing :)
 

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I like the way you got everything planned out, it appears you travel to locations that keep us guessing all the time. At this rate, I had no idea if you're either taking a break from traveling, or bringing everyone up to date here and returning.
 

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You are a great writer and picture taker. I wouldn't be surprised to see a book published with your name on it some day. Not in the least. Thanks for posting this stuff.
 

briancray

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You are a great writer and picture taker. I wouldn't be surprised to see a book published with your name on it some day. Not in the least. Thanks for posting this stuff.

Thanks man. I don't know about that. Most of these stories are just what I write on my phone on my down time waiting for the train. Whenever you get money involved in hobbies it always complicates things. As for photography it's point and shoot. I'm too afraid to save money and get a decent camera for fear of breaking it, it getting stolen, etc. I appreciate your kind words. I will continue to write. I am grounded atm as I finally made it back to work, so I will be posting more stories from my recent travels. Below I have a short edited video of riding freight. It's not a documentary. It's nothing special, just nice scenery, train noise and a small taste of what's out there on the road.


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ntdxc1878

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Thanks man. I don't know about that. Most of these stories are just what I write on my phone on my down time waiting for the train. Whenever you get money involved in hobbies it always complicates things. As for photography it's point and shoot. I'm too afraid to save money and get a decent camera for fear of breaking it, it getting stolen, etc. I appreciate your kind words. I will continue to write. I am grounded atm as I finally made it back to work, so I will be posting more stories from my recent travels. Below I have a short edited video of riding freight. It's not a documentary. It's nothing special, just nice scenery, train noise and a small taste of what's out there on the road.


May
It's Not Fuckin' Rocket Science
Dude, that's an amazing video! You should make it its own thread. Love the stuff your putting out and maybe I'll see you on the rails once you're back on the road.
 

briancray

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Dude, that's an amazing video! You should make it its own thread. Love the stuff your putting out and maybe I'll see you on the rails once you're back on the road.

Not sure when that will be...I'm working atm to save money for New Zealand and we wanna hike the Appalachian Trail as well. I'll be back out there at some point. Money just makes ridin' easier, it's not necessary. It would be rad to ride in NZ...I'd also like to ride through Canada. Guess that's my tramp side kickin' in with the dreamin'...there's just too much to do and not enough time is what it comes down to...

If you come through Buffalo let me know. I'm in a small town called Albion. I have some money now...I'm down to kick it by a camp fire, drink beers and throw down on a pizza or somethin'...on me.
 

ntdxc1878

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Not sure when that will be...I'm working atm to save money for New Zealand and we wanna hike the Appalachian Trail as well. I'll be back out there at some point. Money just makes ridin' easier, it's not necessary. It would be rad to ride in NZ...I'd also like to ride through Canada. Guess that's my tramp side kickin' in with the dreamin'...there's just too much to do and not enough time is what it comes down to...

If you come through Buffalo let me know. I'm in a small town called Albion. I have some money now...I'm down to kick it by a camp fire, drink beers and throw down on a pizza or somethin'...on me.
Yeah I feel you, there are so many other places out there waiting to be experienced. Best of luck with your travels. And I may have to take you up on that offer sometime...
 

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