Railroad Semantics combines personal accounts of train hopping with a slew of diverse railroad-themed articles, and pictures of rail-yard graffiti. Aaron hops to Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, California, and Wyoming, and collects newspaper clippings along the way. Subjects include railway murders, track replacement efforts, the Dunsmuir Railroad Museum, the sale of Burlington Northern, and multiple train derailments.
About the Author
Aaron Dactyl is a hobo living in Eugene, OR. He was a 2012 Best American Travel Writing Selection, as edited by William T Vollman and has been traveling via freights since the 90s and documenting these trips through his zine, Railroad Semantics.