Hobos, Tramps and Bums: Modern Train-hoppers

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When you think of hobos riding the rails across America, you probably think of the Great Depression or other bygone eras. Yet you may be surprised to learn train-hoppers are alive and well in modern-day America -- and, what's more, around the world.

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