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Old 09-29-2016, 02:28 PM
August West August West is offline
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Originally Posted by Cardigan View Post
Do you suppose railroads still hire 'bulls' or 'bull-men' anymore? They were the brutal guards railroad companies hired to seek out and rough up hobos who tried to hop freight trains in the early 20th century.
I can confirm that the railroads still have security officers. My friend and I were stopped by one a few years back while rabbit hunting along some railroad tracks.

He introduced himself as being from the "Canadian National Railroad Police", which prompted my hunting partner to bark "Yeah, well this is America, pal!", not comprehending that the officer was affiliated with Canadian National.

Luckily, despite my friends belligerence, he took it easy on us.