From: Hull Quebec
Phil is a drifter-traveler, and recently met up with Tim Knapp. They know a lot of the same people from hopping trains.
He loves trains and likes the fact that train routes are different than highways. He rides in box cars or in a small space on a #48 car. They carry containers.
They get kicked off occasionally but usually they are accepted.
He plans to go back to Calgary and be with his girlfriend there and eventually be working and have a home.
Advice to young people thinking of a life on the street:
“I wouldn’t discourage anyone, but really think about it. As a bum you don’t always find work.”