Many young men left home and rode freight trains in search of work and adventure during the Great Depression of the 1930s. This is the true story of such a 15 year old and three of his buddies hopping freights across America. His journey will reflect the meager and frugal existence of both the younger and older hobos who rode the rods during this period in our nation's economic struggle for survival. Many times, survival hinged upon numerous incidents of hunger and near death situations. As you travel across the country on the Chicago & North Western and Union Pacific railroad, you'll recall the immortal words of the Jimmy Rogers and his ballads of the bums and hobos who rode the rails.