Hobo Chic

Collection by Mark Pinkerton • Last updated 4 hours ago

Mark Pinkerton


Old trains by rebecca.vanhulle on Flickr.

The Idea Of Rubber Time: How Traveling Will Help You To Live Longer

The concept of time, and particularly the evasive passing of time, has always frightened me beyond measures. It’s a self-defeating fear, really, since fearing the ticking of time only makes its quick passing that much more noticeable and…

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Produced on analogue film with no additional staging or editing from the photographer, Todd Hido’s Homes at Night plays on the interaction of artificial lighting with the shadows of night.

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There've been lots of stories in the news lately about unused boxcars being parked on latent railroad tracks all over the country. There's just such a set of parallel tracks about two hundred yards from my house. For the past half year there's been a succession of boxcars parked on that track. They are occasionally moved around to access either the ink plant or the R.R.Donnely's plant. Mostly, they just sit there. Dar and I were walking Breeze and Ariel along those tracks the other day. The…

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Not Your Typical Travelogue: A Photographer’s Train-Hopping Adventures

The first time Swampy hopped a freight train, he was 18. He was traveling north of his native California when he ran into a train-hopping friend in Portland, Oregon, who suggested they hitch a ride back down south. He was broke, so the idea was appealing. “It was pouring, and we were hiding under the […]

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Riding the Rails

I learned something I didn't know. In addition to the millions of men who became hobos during the Great Depression in the US, this disruption also unleashed 250,000 teenagers onto the roads. These teenage hobos were in many ways like

Nat on the train

heading east to Montreal.

Atop A Train To America: Documenting The Epic Journey

Michelle Frankfurter documents Central American migrants as they make the harrowing journey through Mexico to the U.S.

F&O Fabforgottennobility

FABRIZIO, Italy. But call me FAB. Welcome to my Journey, welcome onboard (+130.000 friends) "eppure, come ogni grande viaggiatore, mi pare di non essermi mai mosso da casa"

Road trip across the USA, from New York to San Francisco, inspired by Jack Kerouac’s book “On the Road”, focusing on nomadic America: people moving because of work reasons or out of ideology: hobos, musicians, hippies, custom harvesters, cowboys or | Matthieu Paley

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…

How To Catch A Freight Train Ride To Freedom

Ever wanted to pack it all in, become a hobo and ride the rails? Dusty Blackthorn's been doing that for the last 16 years. We caught up with the American in Guatemala and asked him how. He shared his best photos too. Don't be an oog.


gonorthandthenwest: “ I always wanted to jump on one and see where it took me. ”