Unique Photography – Empty Freight Trains by Stephan Vanfleteren

Photographer Stephan Vanfleteren for few months traveling the U.S., along with the criminals, fishermen, veterans of Vietnam and just vagrants who illegally traveling in the empty freight cars.

1. Near Klemet Falls, Oregon
After the war in Vietnam, many veterans began aimlessly traveling around America. This homeless man is one of them.

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25-year-old homeless man Harold rides in freight trains from Texas to Alaska to get there on a fishing boat.

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3. To the south of Eugene, Oregon
Homeless man named Tollmen traveling in freight trains for 21 years. And all this time, friends and fellow travelers write their names on his jacket.

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The person who catches the dog, calls himself a “Southern fried in a pan rider from the south.”

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This homeless jailbird named “box” was part of the Bandidos biker gang, and almost all the time from 18 years to 31 years spent behind bars. He sat on heroin, but now pills and booze is enough.

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40-year-old environmentalist Tvilli jumps on the train. Tvilli chaise rides on freight train because it is “cheap, fun and gives a feeling of freedom on the road.”

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On the left – the shadow of the photographer Stephen Vanfleterena, right – the shadow of the homeless (name unknown) around – the shadow of boxcar.



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