HAVE YOU EVER JUMPED ON A FRIEGHT TRAIN? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czRtMiSZxzw
Well, I have with a group of friends a long time ago and let me say, it was not a fun trip. We were in Banff and had partied the night before (all night), and next day were spaced out and hung over as we could be, so hitch hiking back to Calgary was out. We saw a freight train nearby and asked the Engineer if we could catch a ride if he was going to Calgary. He said yes but just don’t ride on the Units (Locomotive Engines), and to hop off before 11th street as the Railway Police would not think too kindly of us doing this. In the box car we found a pile of left over wheat seeds and laid down on them which turned out to be like lying down on fibre glass. Then as cars were being shunted about on a siding the summer heat in the box car that we were in turned up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or 48 degrees Celsius. So a couple of us ran to a nearby farm house and borrowed an old wine jug from a kindly grandmother type. Filled it up with water from the garden hose ran back to our box car before the shunting was over and drank our wine/garden hose flavoured water in that 120 degrees Fahrenheit heat and promptly puked. Then the train started moving again…
A Memory from Sir Richard.