YARD BOYS: Freight Train Hopping America (Full Documentary 2018)

  • Published on Aug 15, 2018
  • The Yard Boys set out on a journey to hop trains from LA to NYC in one month.
    The Guys:
    Marcus: marcusjohns
    Jesse: jesseshaw
    Greg: gregorycurtin
    Chris Gibson - chrisgibson54
    VFX: Joe Vaccarino
    Huge thank you to the Helping Hands and Pastor Jim. Thank you for your blessings. Please help bless them back here:
    Original Music:
    Jesse Shaw and Alex Bennett- "On The Land"

Comments • 4 313

  • Marcus Johns
    Marcus Johns  Year ago +788

    First of all thank you for watching. Some things to note.
    1.)This film is about a group of friends doing something that they have NO IDEA what they are doing. It’s a story about the friendship, group dynamics and struggles that ensue. Not a how-to or history lesson on train hopping. I would have filmed on a go pro, gone with or interviewed experienced hoppers and been more low key. But some people don’t consider we are each walking around with a large DSLR camera ( myself being a black magic 4K camera) which is a little less than low key. Lol 😂
    2.) This was filmed over 3 years ago, so a lot of people’s pre conceived notions (especially socio-political ones) about those in the film should be taken with a grain of salt. Times were different, even just with the little time that has passed.
    3.) The film portrays and highlights a lot of group drama because quite frankly, it is what makes a story interesting. Contrary to what you may think, 80 percent of the trip was a great laid back time 😄🤙.
    4.) Duh, if I wanted to make it across the US way easier if I would have done it by myself. But that wouldn’t be as fun or interesting, and pushing the limits of the experience is the whole point ( to run into conflict, problems etc.) most people don’t realize but from where we started in Southern California to where we got caught was over 1700 miles away. There are much quicker (and easier) ways to get across America Via train. But we took the high line because we are a shooting a documentary and wanted to experience and film the most scenic and beautiful parts of America. If we would have put that into eastbound miles as apposed to northbound ( the direction we took ) we would have been nearly 3/4ths the way there. So all considering I think it’s amazing we even got as far as we did considering our footprint. Anyways, I wouldn’t have done it any other way🤷🏼‍♂️😀.
    I feel like this will answer most questions or comments that have been left. Thank you all so much for watching and all your support!

    • Letucces Satan
      Letucces Satan 3 days ago

      27:33 does anyone know the name of that song? Anyone?

    • Braappy McBraapface
      Braappy McBraapface 9 days ago

      @biggreenleaf If that were true then the vast majority of the country would be in trouble.

    • biggreenleaf
      biggreenleaf 9 days ago

      You guys just ruined your life by getting a criminal record

    • Braappy McBraapface
      Braappy McBraapface 19 days ago

      @Derek Charette *Some* Christians are good people. *Some* and not most. The vast majority of them I've interacted with have been extremely judgemental and discriminated against me and others like me. So just because one or a few Christians show legit kindness, it doesn't mean that they all (or a large amount of them) are good people. One good egg doesn't make the dozen worth buying. Christians have a *lot* to make up for as far as all the murder, wars, and generalized ruining of others lives they've caused in the name of their faith in the existence of an unproven God.

    • Ussery David
      Ussery David 28 days ago

      @Larry thrap Larry....I am 58 and thinking about doing this. Gotta get to the bucket list sooner, there might not be a later.

  • The green tea Dragon
    The green tea Dragon 10 seconds ago

    This is my 7th time watching

  • Chris Graves
    Chris Graves 2 hours ago

    Great video!!

  • Blue 227
    Blue 227 Day ago

    His friends aren't as cool as he proclaimed.

  • Gotta-Gomoto Gotta-Gomoto

    Did he just say dope. I'm out

  • Gotta-Gomoto Gotta-Gomoto

    This is the type of shit that pisses people off. Like poor abused run away kids start train hoping. Then this rich faggoty looking dudes shoot this shit pop stick.

  • Letucces Satan
    Letucces Satan 3 days ago

    27:33 does anyone know the name of that song? Anyone?

  • skerty mcskertface
    skerty mcskertface 3 days ago

    This guy is in expelled the movie, its one of the best movies ever!!!

  • Letucces Satan
    Letucces Satan 3 days ago

    10:58 wow, another trench coat mob ready to make another Columbine statement.

  • Oby Watel
    Oby Watel 3 days ago

    Can you add captions pls ;(

  • Jason Williams
    Jason Williams 3 days ago

    Ball brothers!!! They could have been the roasted ball brothers.

  • Badge #1st Amendment Ohio

    That judge is a stupid biotch

  • Badge #1st Amendment Ohio

    Justin. Is the biggest “yes man” I’ve ever seen

  • Badge #1st Amendment Ohio

    You should’ve never taken Justin.. dude you went to jail for something so petty get a grip be a man smfh and other dude “I told them I didn’t wanna get arrested” hahah dog no one wanted to get arrested you y’all did it to yourselves I think it was wrong for everyone to hang up on Markus your all to blame not just Markus

  • Badge #1st Amendment Ohio

    I’m so sick and annoyed of Justin’s Pusey ass he should’ve stocked up on more tampons lmfao fr though

  • Badge #1st Amendment Ohio

    Justin is that one annoying ass friend with a stick up his ass always ruining the fun timen

  • Badge #1st Amendment Ohio

    They were 70 ft from the woods they should’ve gotten off smfh

  • Badge #1st Amendment Ohio

    “Get down truck on the right”...props camera up obnoxiously you guys did it to yourselves getting caught

  • Badge #1st Amendment Ohio

    Markus your a bit of a know it all except you DONT know it All..slow your roll and lose the unnecessary ego

  • Badge #1st Amendment Ohio

    Something that an LA kid says “I don’t use soap, water and natural oils work for me” damn millennials

  • Badge #1st Amendment Ohio

    If they ran out of water they should’ve just asked the train conductors to stop at the gas station for something to drink😂😂😂

  • Badge #1st Amendment Ohio

    Goes hitchhiking train hopping for a month it every single one takes there phone lmao...typical LA kids

    • RassBerry
      RassBerry 3 days ago

      Holy shot like 7

    • RassBerry
      RassBerry 3 days ago

      You complained in 4 comments damn

  • Badge #1st Amendment Ohio

    I wish they made it to see what they were going to do and the look on there faces when they got to NYC

  • Ben Hobson
    Ben Hobson 4 days ago

    I'm really surprised no one caught and discussed what was said a little after 31:10? There is a reason why all the roads supplied vitamins and nutrients

  • John Doe
    John Doe 4 days ago

    All of you forgot ear plugs.....#1 must have xD

  • Jagger Bane
    Jagger Bane 5 days ago

    I love raw American footage like this Good Job boys! This is Awesome!

  • Ryan Cx
    Ryan Cx 5 days ago

    Cool adventures thanks for sharing

  • DarklyTravelingBox Official Vods.

    I like train, I want to do that

  • Jonny Greeneyes
    Jonny Greeneyes 6 days ago

    I freight train hopped from NY to Boston it's a thrill. What got u guys caught was the guys that were out in the open letting ppl see u. Freight train hopping is illegal obviously. My respect goes out to the guy who tried to continue on to make it to NY I'm sure u guys would have made if u were more cautious. But yea the guy with the glasses is a jerkoff.

  • MoRB_HD
    MoRB_HD 7 days ago

    59:49 ... im angry

  • Vijay Kumar
    Vijay Kumar 7 days ago

    Damn the judge is so confusing

  • Google User
    Google User 7 days ago

    You guys are so lucky yall did get caught, 1st if yall would have stayed on that train yall my have died due to the wild fires, 2nd if yall would have hopped off a train may have not come by due to the fact the line was shut down latter that day and the fire could have spread to where yall were at. And you cannot out run a forrest fire that big on foot. Trust me. 3rd yall were met by the nicest cops ive EVER seen. 4th that is the 2nd nicest judge i have ever seen.5th the chicago rail yard has one of the highest murder rates in the country, and ALL odds suggest you most likely would have been shot by a guard or murdered by train robbers. They find a dead body every 3 or 4 days there. And the political system does not believe in the right for you to protect yourself with a firearm. Many bad people know this, so they think committing a crime and getting away with it is much easier when their victims cant stop them! Proof that god was watching out for you!

  • parz1
    parz1 7 days ago

    the smoke would of killed you eh
    you know cars have a thing called recirculated airflow you turn it on while driving through shit smelling feels fires etc i mean come on man

  • Michael Lurch
    Michael Lurch 10 days ago

    Seriously considering doing this

  • Max Logan
    Max Logan 10 days ago

    I would love to be stuck in a room with that guy and a knife , I’ve never heated someone that much

  • Blake Sharette
    Blake Sharette 10 days ago

    Your friends are a bunch of busters. Especially blonde curly hair kid. I would’ve stuck though it all with you man.
    Also, those people in that church are so Christ-like. Made me tear up a bit.

  • Shawn Vail
    Shawn Vail 10 days ago

    Man, this whole documentary is amazing, efforts worth a subscribe and a like, worth the watch for sure.

  • Shawn Vail
    Shawn Vail 10 days ago

    Anyone else curious how they kept phones charged?

  • nickk382
    nickk382 10 days ago

    You know people are always going to say hateful shit on the internet and I'm sure you know that. Bottom of my heart, you're a champion that deserves better friends. At 1:15:25, the hotel room scene literally screams of full proof evidence of how shitty your friends are. I don't know if I can say all of them but Mr. Lisp with that horrifying and disgusting ego of his - he fucking makes me cringe. You deserve an award for not (deservingly) punching him straight into the mouth over multiple occasions. Marcus, I think you're a chill dude who had an awesome idea that deserved to have much better company doing it with. Mr. Lisp, if you're reading this comment, you are an absolutely fucking tool. Go fuck yourself. Good work on the video, Marcus. Sorry things didn't end the way you wanted it to.
    Best of luck on your future endeavors!
    - Nick

  • SyntheticKill
    SyntheticKill 11 days ago +1

    Scenery was cool. That was about it. All of you are rich pretentious cunts aha

  • Just Janet
    Just Janet 11 days ago

    It’s an adventure guys.... it’s flying by the seat of your pants and taking what comes at you.. good or bad...
    Obviously they went to have fun , nobody knows what will happen.
    It’s bonding, adventure, highs and low.
    I enjoyed watching this video.
    True Friendship is hard to find, cherish it and make memories when you have a chance.😘

  • Eppo
    Eppo 12 days ago +2

    I would have come from The Netherlands to America to do something these adventures.

  • tjitjo
    tjitjo 12 days ago

    so fucking gay

  • Catalina
    Catalina 12 days ago

    I'm loving this documentary, im not done yet but its so inspiring

  • Zak Tripper
    Zak Tripper 13 days ago


  • Wes H
    Wes H 13 days ago

    You're fucking over our culture

  • Komer West
    Komer West 13 days ago

    Bummer you all got busted.

  • Flow Joe ios
    Flow Joe ios 14 days ago +1

    Lmao what if the video corrupted

    BIGCAT GAMING 15 days ago

    Y’all kinda pussy just keep going

  • just sherm travels n motivation

    41.05 to44.00 thats how all Gods people should treat people in need. thank God for them.

  • giggie
    giggie 16 days ago

    It must be nice to be that rich ...

  • αмвeя ωeekley
    αмвeя ωeekley 16 days ago

    Dope af! I wish it was still as laid back to train hop like back in the day..unfortunately it's not but still glad you guys did it.💗🤸🏻💥

  • Braappy McBraapface
    Braappy McBraapface 16 days ago

    If you didn't hang off the train for shits n giggles you wouldn't have been caught.

  • Lex R
    Lex R 16 days ago

    This is by far one of the best videos I’ve ever watched on youtube. 🙌 Should really be a movie on Netflix

  • tripkhaos
    tripkhaos 17 days ago

    This movie should've been called Wannabe Yard Bros. Bunch of oogles posing with black skanks...

  • FionnMarr
    FionnMarr 17 days ago

    38:50 And God thinks "Hmmmm... Looks like they need some help... 'Bout time I stepped in here..." :)

  • Tom Vertz
    Tom Vertz 17 days ago +1

    My chick said " they sound like chicks"
    Im out, made it 10min

  • Richard Smoker
    Richard Smoker 18 days ago

    i wish i could be this rich

  • Jesse wright
    Jesse wright 18 days ago +3

    .nice spoiled idiots defraud church..
    True power of jesus

  • Robert Berry
    Robert Berry 18 days ago

    Marcus is like billy the kid