Humphrey McGee is an extreme railroad freight train hopper. Some riders grab a ride while the train is sitting in the yard or stationary along a siding. Not Humphrey! Part of the thrill of riding a freight train for Humphrey is the initial contact. Humphrey likes to jump from this pedestrian crossover and land on a train. Then he lays low until the train gets out of the yard. Once the train gets up to motoring speed, Humphrey starts looking for open cars. You would be surprised how many cars are actually unlocked.
The above story is fictitious. The railroad always locks their cars and Humphrey is really a train engineer, but, he does jump off this overcrossing to access the engine. The act adds some excitement to his normally pretty mundane job.
Bakersfield, California 2011
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