Another rider by the name of Stepdad was hit by a train this summer, he's in a coma. Idk what happened with that, we just have lots of mutual friends and know everyone was surprised it happened to him. Then there's another kid I heard about who's name I don't know, I just heard he fell off a train near Truckee and died. Some college kids in Pittsburgh tried hopping a train this year too and one died. Just a reminder this isn't a game I guess. You can and will get hurt if you slip up. Shoestring has been doing this for like 30+ years, he says he didn't slip up, it's his eyes, he's so old he's losing vision and misjudged a step and fell off the train.
> I'm really curious how often do you think Amtrak hits people?
They're fast and they're quiet. I don't have statistics but I'm sure they kill more people than freights, proportionate to the number of them running. They come out of nowhere sometimes.
Don't hobo while under the influence.
Amtrak 58 and 59 are having about 2 fatal hits every year in my area.
79 mph coming around a curve doesn't leave you a whole lot of time to beat the train if you're trying to go around the gates.
That's so true, so many times I'll be on a train that sides out and suddenly Amtrak just flys by without a horn, or warning. Other freight I usually hear before I see them.
Don't hobos avoid the NEC for obvious reasons?
OP just curious why did you mislike the man?
I mean it's kinda dangerous but really you should be on alert at all times, that area is pretty active with all sorts of trains.
He was kind of a huge idiot. So he's mostly known for running a YouTube channel. On his YouTube he acquired a huge following made up of mostly non train hopping people, people who had no idea he was just kinda bad at ridding trains. He would constantly get on cars that were just not safe/bad to ride, get on the wrong train, bring nothing but beer (dehydration is a real threat when all you have to drink is beer), complain. So much of his channel is "I think this is going the wrong way" and him complaining about not having anything to do in the tiny town he arrived to at 1am (spoiler, all tiny towns are like that after dark). But my biggest issues with him were he monetized his channel, he actually charged people to view certain videos, monetizing homelessness is something I can't stand people doing, but only did he do that he did it while simultaneously talking down on riders with addictions (the guy was an alcoholic you'd think he'd have solidarity with them) and riders who were just younger than him. He also had racist tendencies only those fortunate enough to run into him on the rails when he wasn't filming for his YouTube got to experience.
Pic, some hobo tags at a jungle.
Sounds like an overall unpleasant guy. I can understand the monetizing homelessness thing though, when you're an addict you'll do anything you can think of for money. Sad story
I just spotted one of his best friends (Wingman) tags from 2005 in Portland OR a few days ago. Shocked me, I'm guessing if Wingman was here then so was Stobe since they often rode together. But also maybe not since Stobe notoriously hated BNSF or as he called them FNBS. I spotted the tag in a BNSF yard, I was there photographing super hobo tags that can be found deep in that yard if you know where to look. Unrelated but I recently rode Amtrak, my fourth time ever and I gotta say I'm not a fan. 3 out of for times my train has been delayed and I know sometimes it's out of their control but man if it weren't so dang comfortable I wouldn't ride again. It just made more sense to pay 50$ than to ride thru -4 weather considering my sleeping bag is only a 15 - 20 degree, which means I won't die at 15 degrees but I also won't get any sleep. So pay up or die possibly were my options. A 4 hour delay wasn't the biggest deal but I just kept saying "if you'd ride freight you would of been there 12 hours ago. Or dead." To myself.
>>4884> dehydration is a real threat when all you have to drink is beer
It's already a threat when its 90ºF and have to carry all your water with no possibility of refill for long stretches. Carrying alcohol is like carrying negative water.
>>4913>Carrying alcohol is like carrying negative water.
No kidding. I don't know why you all bother carrying around booze, but I suppose it's self evident already that you all don't care too much about life.
My post would imply that I didn't carry around booze at all. In fact I met hobos who were completely straight edge, never touched drink or drugs ever.
I care very much about life but more about enjoying it than prolonging it. I don't expect certain people to understand that though.
He didn't "constantly" get on trains that where dangerous or going the wrong way.
I think you're just fucking jealous because Stobe was doing decently on Patreon and bringing his fans more content
DirtyKid. Nah, not all small towns are like that after dark. Stobe wasn't ever homeless, as he himself stated many times. He charged $ and made $ off his vidz cuz freight riding was what he wanted to do. His videos took time to create, edit and show. You say Stobe eas drunk, but you didn't know. You also state how silent Amtrak is later on. Got some reality news for you, the damn world is racist, including you. Yawn. I sense some serious jealousy in your opinions. Too bitter. Hey, continue to live that way, kid. Do your thang.
"The whole world is racist" no, just you. I am bitter, he was some freakin yuppie housie making money off other housies by living homeless while actual homeless people struggle. If being homeless for 'entertainment' is your idea of fun you can get f*cked. This guy kinda deserved to get hit by a train, justice was served.
I don't know why I would be jealous of that, I don't have a fan base so why would I care about his and I don't care about money. I say this all the time, I rarely have more than 5$ at any given moment because I don't buy anything. I have food stamps and I don't drink/smoke/use drugs. So bus fare is about all I ever purchase with actual cash and that can easily be panhandled in a few minutes at a bus stop.
There's reasons why he died without ever getting added to The Jungle, he asked to join many times but was rejected every single time because 1. He blew up the spot 2. He was making money off a lifestyle some people can't just stop doing when it gets too cold or they're bored. He wasn't the only one I felt/feel this way about. All the guys over at Indecline get the same treatment, in fact they get it worse than Stobe ever did. There's countless of oogles and a few youtubers who post videos/photos of themselves train hopping that never give away as much info as Stobe did and never try to make money off it. Well besides the kids flying signs on the corner that say "traveling broke n' hungry" which is how Stobe was supposed to also make his money instead of that patreon crap.
Dirty kid your a joke. Get a life and leave the d ad alone sicko
Dirty kid your a joke. Get a life and leave the d ad alone sicko
Your grammar is the only joke here, lad.
How do you like it? I went a couple of years ago, the layout was honestly a bit of a let-down IMHO.