In 1968, Doug slung his backpack & guitar onto a freight train bound for New York.
His joyride became a mythic journey to the world's most bizarre barbecue, a guitar concert at gunpoint,
and new relationships to his father and the draft.
On the bouncy road to becoming a conscientious
objector, he faced inner city war zones and railroad
detectives - and spent seventy-two hours living like
Bonding with a friend to escape death, he rediscovered the true heroes of his childhood.
The Light Brigade
Pulling Away from Chicago
Singing at Gunpoint
Rattling Through Cleveland
Living As Cargo
New York Dawn.
The stories are interspersed with singing and 12-string guitar. "Lipman not only paints bold pictures of male characters, he also shows insight into male character....Hopping Freights is worth the trip." - Boston Phoenix.