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Modern Day Hobos Catching A Ride

In a scene that used to be connected to the depression era, train hoppers on a Union Pacific train heading over Donner Summit, were spotted and cited for hitching a ride on a locomotive. Placer County Sheriff’s Lt. Alfredo Guitron says an engineer on a passing train spotted the modern day hobos in the rear of a train traveling in an opposite direction.
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Prior to alerting the Sheriff’s Office, the two train engineers were in contact with each other.
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Four individuals were removed form the train along with two dogs. The individuals were from Montana and Florida ages 20-34. The dogs were taken by Animal Control Officers.
Lt. Guitron says this is not an uncommon occurrence as people try to catch a free ride west into California or east through Nevada.

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