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Aaron Dactyl is an adventurer, photo-journalist, railroad hobo, and train enthusiast living in Eugene, OR. He has been traveling via freights since the 90s and documenting these trips. He is a freelance photographer and his work has appeared in the Indecline Times, The Reader, Whisky Business Review, Pacific Northwest Buzzard News, and XXX Weekly.

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The Trains of Serendib: A Rail Journey Through Sri Lanka, Part 1: The Coast

The Trains of Serendib: A Rail Journey Through Sri Lanka, Part 1: The Coast

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After a lifetime of extensive travel in the states, hopping freight trains and sleeping in the wild, Aaron Dactyl, …

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$35 Superpack: Rainbow of Books

$35 Superpack: Rainbow of Books

by Alexander Barrett Author, Raleigh Briggs Author, Aaron Dactyl Author, Isabelle Gauthier Author, Super Pack! Author, Eleanor C. Whitney Author and Helen Wildfell Author

We all could use more rainbows in our lives these days... so here's a rainbow of books for your shelf. They're …

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Railroad Semantics: Better Living Through Graffiti & Trainhopping

Railroad Semantics: Better Living Through Graffiti & Trainhopping

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Devoted to train-hopping, graffiti, and railroad culture, Aaron Dactyl's Railroad Semantics zines describe the …

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Railroad Semantics #4: Train Hopping Across Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California, and Oregon

Railroad Semantics #4: Train Hopping Across Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California, and Oregon

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In the fourth issue of Railroad Semantics, seasoned train-hopper Aaron takes you along on an epic train journey through …

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$20 Superpack: Live the Adventure

$20 Superpack: Live the Adventure

by Aaron Dactyl Author, Bert Davis Author, Holly Davis Author, Super Pack! Author and Robert Wildwood Author

Do you dream of letting go setting off on a new, adventurous life with less stuff, less work, and less to take care of? …

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$20 Superpack: Couch Traveler

$20 Superpack: Couch Traveler

by Alexander Barrett Author, Bill Brown Author, Aaron Dactyl Author and Super Pack! Author

Got the urge to see the world but no time or money just now? We feel you! Satisfy and stoke your travel urge from the …

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$25 Superpack: The Railroad Life's for Me

$25 Superpack: The Railroad Life's for Me

by Aaron Dactyl Author, Bill Daniel Author, Erica Dawn Lyle Author and Super Pack! Author

Study up on your freighthopping history, railroad graffiti interpretation, and hobo life of yesteryear and today. Bill …

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$20 Superpack: Stuporpack

$20 Superpack: Stuporpack

by Aaron Dactyl Author, Erica Dawn Lyle Author, Erik Spellmeyer Author and Super Pack! Author

Maaaaan! I have the worst hangover! Whaaaaaat happened? Let's get you back up to speed with some water and reading …

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Railroad Semantics #3: Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, California, Wyoming, Eugene, Portland, Cheyenne, Roseville, Dunsmuir, Denver

Railroad Semantics #3: Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, California, Wyoming, Eugene, Portland, Cheyenne, Roseville, Dunsmuir, Denver

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Railroad Semantics' third issue combines personal accounts of train hopping with a slew of diverse railroad-themed …

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Railroad Semantics #7

Railroad Semantics #7

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Railroad Semantics is no less a high spirited an adventure to read than the train hopping it describes. You are swept …

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Railroad Semantics #2: Southern Oregon, Northern California

Railroad Semantics #2: Southern Oregon, Northern California

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From train-hopping to hobo graffiti, maps to camps, Aaron gives the goods in a well-written style that's both …

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Railroad Semantics #6

Railroad Semantics #6

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Man, could Railroad Semantics get any better? Each issue Aaron Dactyl takes his zine up a notch. This issue of …

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Railroad Semantics #5

Railroad Semantics #5

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Railroad Semantics is no less a high spirited an adventure to read than the train hopping it describes.  You …

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Railroad Semantics #1: Eugene, Portland, Pocatello, and Back!

Railroad Semantics #1: Eugene, Portland, Pocatello, and Back!

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Devoted to trainhopping and railroad culture, Aaron Dactyl's first Railroad Semantics zine describes the …

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