Still riding the rails

Citizens for a poodle free Montana, by Mike BrodieMy fetish for train travel led me to this incredible gallery of photos by Mike Brodie aka “The Polaroid Kidd“, described as an “accidental” documentary photographer whose subject matter consists primarily of young hobos, punks and squatters who ride the rails across the U.S.A.

Like their fabled predecessors during the height of the Great Depression, when some quarter of a million teenaged hobos roamed around the US, these modern day tribes, in their shacks and boxcars and with their elegant rugged dining habits certainly expand the definition of budget travel.

Absolutely enthralling photos. I suggest you start with Boys & Girls of Modern Days Railways, and move on from there. Take your time. There’s absolutely no rush.

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