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: instagram.com/marcusjohns/
    Jesse: instagram.com/jesseshaw/
    Greg: instagram.com/gregorycurtin/
    Chris Gibson - instagram.com/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 • 2 477

  • Marcus Johns
    Marcus Johns  2 months ago +229

    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!

    • christopher coleman
      christopher coleman 5 days ago +1

      cool stuff

    • Bullet Dicipline
      Bullet Dicipline 8 days ago

      +Tammy Bunting same with the people using the system against people 2 ruin others lives reward themselves and trashy behavior manipulate 4 profit and control and enslave reasons

    • Tammy Bunting
      Tammy Bunting 9 days ago

      the court's are so corrupt today .

    • Bullet Dicipline
      Bullet Dicipline 14 days ago

      Get ya some moonshine or some hooch and give it 2 a real hobo 4 his time and knowledge and he will teach u how 2 read an atlas and youll be able 2 ride in any town from there bless all those nice people who helped out have some fam from cali 2 washington state but from kansas city and a hobo named shoestrings hes both experienced and respected & 1 of the hobos that runs this area if u ride in the kc 2 tenn area hes the man 2 learn from brother and loved the tubage vid guys reminds me of the days of me and the boys 1st experiences ✌

    • SneakyCrocodile
      SneakyCrocodile 22 days ago

      Come on man he said he has issues with his teeth and wants you to stop recording the second time he plays it off by showing his tongue and you still don't get that he's annoyed? Seriously he's helping you and you can't respect him. You turn the camera away knowing you should listen then show him again.. What a bunch of immature brats.


    Please do "Yard Boys 2" Hitchhiking Across The Small Towns in America ♥

  • Dustin Keeton
    Dustin Keeton 14 hours ago


  • Anton io
    Anton io 16 hours ago

    Me beast where are you

  • Anton io
    Anton io 17 hours ago

    What I got from the first 20mins
    Sleep in hootchies
    Dumpster dive
    Scout the yards

  • Miles Daniel
    Miles Daniel 19 hours ago

    y'all took a hot shit on Stobe's good name

  • Flofy387
    Flofy387 Day ago

    Why are you guys such pussys ?
    All of you except the one with the black cap. You were all like little whiny school girls...
    Oh no one night in Jail with 2 free meals how gruesome...

  • Aurielle G.
    Aurielle G. Day ago

    The first 2 minutes are so intriguing I’m shook. Let me get my snacks

  • Brandon Lunday
    Brandon Lunday Day ago

    Man, I told y'all look out for them rail cops in Montana

    • Brandon Lunday
      Brandon Lunday Day ago

      I mean hell you got me right there on video tellin y'all to watch out for them. :-b

  • Aaron Davis
    Aaron Davis Day ago

    New term: Globo-ing Glamorous hoboing

  • Diego Sanchez
    Diego Sanchez Day ago

    Summary: classic LA kids film documentary train hopping and get arrested and quit a week into the trip

  • kyle bradley
    kyle bradley 2 days ago

    So sick, I live in Springfield Oregon which is next to Eugene. I pass the rail yard everyday

  • EpicCole1
    EpicCole1 2 days ago

    Great video! watched the whole thing and loved every second.

    DIRTYGRIME RxR 2 days ago


  • Jordan Frazier
    Jordan Frazier 2 days ago

    Guy with lisp needs to get hit by a train

  • Loefi Loefi
    Loefi Loefi 2 days ago

    Why they get arrested for anyone ??

  • nick
    nick 2 days ago

    yo fuck that justin and all his bitching and complaining. vibe ruiner lmao

  • cactus heat
    cactus heat 3 days ago

    White bitches always get a sweet deal.

  • Chris Nunya
    Chris Nunya 3 days ago

    Marcus is fine as fuck

  • Cycling Adventures With AustinRocks

    Whats the names of the music you used? They're sound awesome and I might consider using them for a future video.

  • Sweaty Fishsticks
    Sweaty Fishsticks 4 days ago

    Round 2 ? All or nothing ?

  • Tyler Moore
    Tyler Moore 4 days ago

    I want to give Betty a huge hug. What a sweet lady.

  • Sarah
    Sarah 5 days ago +1

    Imagine if they were black instead of white. They would’ve been shot

    • deeroc417
      deeroc417 Day ago

      Sarah Of course you are going to bring race into a situation where it is irrelevant.

  • Silvio Quitete
    Silvio Quitete 5 days ago

    Well done folks, congratulations !

  • True Bitch
    True Bitch 5 days ago

    Highlight of the vid is that one guy buying apples from the store after the boys found an apple tree. Legit cannot figure out the logic there. Epitome of stupidity

  • Zac postin92788
    Zac postin92788 5 days ago

    This is sad. Our generation is doomed. Literally the dumbest dudes ever and the gay guy was a little bitch. Wouldn't expect more from dudes that live in California. Disgrace to the legit train hopping legends. RIP STOBIE

  • Drippin’n Uchiha
    Drippin’n Uchiha 5 days ago

    My boys actually made it to the 5-0-3🌹🤯

  • KLPRpilot
    KLPRpilot 5 days ago

    Brave Dave and Stobe would be disgusted

  • Patapotomous
    Patapotomous 5 days ago

    that older women at 44:08 is amazing!!!

  • TheDarkRider YT
    TheDarkRider YT 6 days ago

    Watched this bout 3 times I love it good job boys

  • Simon Mckenna
    Simon Mckenna 6 days ago

    we need some real niggas to do this smh good vid still.

  • George Washington
    George Washington 6 days ago

    Bunch of queers...

  • Fiachra O'Floinn
    Fiachra O'Floinn 6 days ago +1

    marcus was right the entire time no one else took it seriously the lisp guy was a cunt throughout and the others werent following how serious it is, that is why it failed and then lisp dick got all defensive and switched it round on him saying you got us arrested and its your fault you pressured us into this. What a dickhead, i wouldn't have lasted 24 hours with a human version of a blister like that on an adventure .

  • Ryan Phelan
    Ryan Phelan 6 days ago

    why was jakobus facing the most trouble?

  • Chad Wilson
    Chad Wilson 6 days ago +1

    Taking money from people at a shelter was total bullshit.

    • Chris Gibson
      Chris Gibson 4 days ago

      If you care or are concerned about the church/shelter you can donate as Marcus has put the link to their page in the description of this video. I guarantee you Marcus has donated way more than they were given. But here's your opportunity to put your convictions into action.

  • Scott H
    Scott H 6 days ago +1

    After watching the documentary it's great, good job guys, you're very cool. Why the fuck did you take that church's money you slimy rich pricks?
    I'm not even religious, fuck you guys honestly.

    • Chris Gibson
      Chris Gibson 4 days ago

      If you care or are concerned about the church/shelter you can donate as Marcus has put the link to their page in the description of this video. I guarantee you Marcus has donated way more than they were given. But here's your opportunity to put your convictions into action.

  • Jared Bauer
    Jared Bauer 6 days ago

    That church service was amazing

  • Chuck Wilkins
    Chuck Wilkins 7 days ago

    What a great group of friends!!!!

  • Nature boyfriend
    Nature boyfriend 7 days ago

    great part 34;46 and music .

  • Novaturient Nomads
    Novaturient Nomads 7 days ago


  • Chance Moschell
    Chance Moschell 7 days ago

    A black magic for a job like that? lol that'd be like my last choice.

  • test jackson
    test jackson 7 days ago

    33:02 😂😂

  • Skank Hunt
    Skank Hunt 7 days ago +2

    So many questions. Most of them concern the financial status of every one of you. You all took money out before you hopped the first train, you made it seem like this was to last the entire journey. You ended up spending a lot of that at your first stop. Then down the line you run into the church folks who feed you, and then give you more money because you didn’t have any. You all discussed the moral dilemma while getting your ride to the gorge. Then even further down the line when you get arrested you all post bail? How? Going even further, after your brief stint in jail, you guys stay at a hotel, eat good food, take a trip to a park and rent rafts and ATV’s!? My point is-wtf is your problem taking money from someone under the false pretense that your a bunch of poor hobos that are train hopping.

  • Skank Hunt
    Skank Hunt 7 days ago

    Should build a wall around California.

  • Milan Pechiva
    Milan Pechiva 7 days ago +1

    Bunch of rich trust fund babies. Trustafarians.

  • jack barber
    jack barber 7 days ago

    God is Good
    Walk By Faith, Not By Sight!

  • Maurice Bell
    Maurice Bell 7 days ago

    If ya ever wanna give it another shot would totally be all the way down for a trip 👌 #marcus4theWin

  • Alex Glassman
    Alex Glassman 7 days ago

    This is the only movie I've ever watched in my life where I actually cried. This is the only video on TheXvid that has actually made me feel so many emotions ❤

  • Merv Watson
    Merv Watson 7 days ago +1

    Hated the ending. Everyone became soft and dramatic about an arrest with no charges laid. Most people would be like "Phew, that was lucky!" lol. Then its time to jam out and go back to being care-free, soft, white guys and fuck pretend time. No stake or determination. Cool video otherwise!

  • Jay Cole
    Jay Cole 7 days ago

    Awesome video, now I wanna hop trains with my friends

  • Charlie Tate
    Charlie Tate 7 days ago

    I wish my friends were as cool as yours, mine just wanna get high and look at walls. Perhaps a sequel? Motorcycle Boys? You can definitely make it to NY without going to jail :D

  • HA RE
    HA RE 7 days ago


  • Carl Herrera
    Carl Herrera 7 days ago

    Have a good time but get the fuck out of town!!! 😀😀

  • Carl Herrera
    Carl Herrera 7 days ago

    1:05:25 best shower in a week

  • Andrew Poole
    Andrew Poole 7 days ago

    You guys are morons who are lucky you didn't die.

  • Allan Mueller
    Allan Mueller 7 days ago

    What a bunch of douche bags

  • Carl Herrera
    Carl Herrera 8 days ago

    40:55 Helping Hands 619. 9th ave

  • Carl Herrera
    Carl Herrera 8 days ago

    Out of Eugene!!! 36:27 😀

  • Carl Herrera
    Carl Herrera 8 days ago

    Tooth Box at 26:00 to hilarious

  • Carl Herrera
    Carl Herrera 8 days ago

    19:20 in So far so good

  • Vincent Videos
    Vincent Videos 8 days ago

    Fucken Amen Betty

  • Gustav Freudenthal
    Gustav Freudenthal 8 days ago

    What the fuck?!? Did they bring a Black Magic Freight Hopping? 51:40

  • Michael Keister
    Michael Keister 8 days ago

    Awesome Video! Did you see the hiker in the frame at 1:08:08?

  • BCFC
    BCFC 8 days ago +1

    this is like a movie

  • Sasha White
    Sasha White 8 days ago +1

    Amazing documentary Marcus, I think if you had a legit crew of travellers who were more experienced and took things more seriously, you'd go far and maybe even make it!
    Having a more serious crew would mean that everyone does their best to stay hidden, even if its uncomfortable etc, which some of your friends didn't do. You should try again..........AGAIN MR JOHNS!!!!

  • drew white
    drew white 8 days ago

    Great movie!!!!!!!!

  • ZMech
    ZMech 8 days ago

    cool film by a bunch of freaking idiots. I remember when I was 6. Yuppies, please stay the hell out of MT

  • SneakyCrocodile
    SneakyCrocodile 8 days ago +1

    So you waste all your money partying then steal from a church by making them feel bad for you when it was actually a trip not you guys trying to get somewhere because you have to. Alright.

    • SneakyCrocodile
      SneakyCrocodile 3 days ago

      Chris Gibson They confirmed in the video that they needed it to finish the trip after they got it and got alone. Now you’re jumping to conclusions and that point is literally every travelling video it’s not hard to “get”

    • Chris Gibson
      Chris Gibson 3 days ago

      +SneakyCrocodile They used it to continue on their journey. Just because they didn't make their goal doesn't mean it was wasted. This film is about the journey, not the destination. If you didn't get that, unfortunately you missed the point.

    • SneakyCrocodile
      SneakyCrocodile 4 days ago

      Chris Gibson I’m an atheist so no, but it was still wrong of them to be so wasteful that they needed it then didn’t even use it due to getting arrested. Plus I don’t donate to foreign countries.

    • Chris Gibson
      Chris Gibson 4 days ago

      If you care or are concerned about the church/shelter you can donate as Marcus has put the link to their page in the description of this video. I guarantee you Marcus has donated way more than they were given. But here's your opportunity to put your convictions into action.

  • Miles H.
    Miles H. 9 days ago


  • AllGameriffic
    AllGameriffic 9 days ago

    This is awesome. I love the story and the adventure. Such an inspiration in many ways. Also first video I completely watched that was this long and kept me watching

  • Tammy Bunting
    Tammy Bunting 9 days ago +3

    the court's are so corrupt that judge is so smug an rude. typical .

  • John Kavanaugh
    John Kavanaugh 9 days ago

    There's a new law shoot on sight because of terrorist if you're hopping trains don't get caught.

  • Voltan
    Voltan 9 days ago

    lisp guy is a bell end.

  • jonsiiin
    jonsiiin 9 days ago +2

    wow..... so this was a nice glimpse into white privilege.

  • Wes Jay
    Wes Jay 9 days ago

    This was amazing! Highly enjoyed. Bless that church! thats a group id wanna praise with. good stuff Yard Boys!

  • Josh Rosen
    Josh Rosen 9 days ago

    There were a few magnificent moments in this film, definitely made it worth watching. Overall though? I've never been more disappointed in my life.

  • SlippersTheMoose
    SlippersTheMoose 9 days ago

    Watched the whole thing, great video

  • Liam Rigler
    Liam Rigler 10 days ago

    Yuppie soy boys

  • Anton S. Tomac
    Anton S. Tomac 10 days ago

    I see where Johnny Depp went after getting fired from Pirates

  • Zack Bobby
    Zack Bobby 10 days ago

    I wish I could know more about their story. Maybe a second, less illegal adventure?!?!?!?!

  • Elsweyr
    Elsweyr 10 days ago

    Your group of friends reminds me way too much of mine

  • I'm into Fitness
    I'm into Fitness 10 days ago +2

    No redeeming qualities. Quiters. Cons. Petty criminals. You kids are lucky that you were just tourists. You couldn't live that life.

  • Gui Moraes
    Gui Moraes 10 days ago

    At 34:20 he has weed on his hand

  • Beth Carden
    Beth Carden 10 days ago

    All I can say is..Thank You, this film is Amazing!

  • Samuel Thompson
    Samuel Thompson 10 days ago

    Whats the song at 1:10:40?

  • b6521
    b6521 10 days ago +1

    Lisp guy is def annoying like everyone has said

  • Erik Laframboise
    Erik Laframboise 10 days ago

    RIP Jim :(

  • S 3033
    S 3033 10 days ago

    What a great documentary! I was hoping y'all would finish the trip, but I understand why y'all didn't. I'm from New Orleans, and I've been a Police Officer for 14 years now, but I've been out since September awaiting a surgery. I must say two things; 1: in all my years as a Policeman I have never even thought about checking trains for people, and even if I did see someone on a train I wouldn't stop. I just don't think it's big deal. 2: That small town judge was on a SERIOUS power trip and treated y'all like serious criminals for hopping a damn train! She said, "This is MY town...". It is indeed NOT her town, it belongs to the people. She's an elected tyrant obviously! I guess they don't have anything else going on there though. Good job guys!!!!

  • Alex Clark
    Alex Clark 10 days ago

    The pastor has past 😔

  • Alex Clark
    Alex Clark 10 days ago

    This. Is. Such. A. Good. Video.

  • Mn_Hockey34
    Mn_Hockey34 11 days ago +3

    Should of ran into the forest

  • Steven Bryant
    Steven Bryant 11 days ago

    Here's a tip if you want to try this again: take a travel hammock they hang perfectly under the semi trailers on those piggyback cars

  • llyr neumann
    llyr neumann 11 days ago

    "cant get in trouble with this bull" lmao

  • mrbaggy dave
    mrbaggy dave 11 days ago

    As someone who allowed themselves to become rather too enticed into certain 'perception exercising' substances too young to, at first: Fully appreciate their undoubted enlightenment expansion & many other beneficial properties, (but only..) if use is tempered., as with All, rightly or wrongly, labelled 'bad'/'extreme'., with restrained discernment -- "A 'little' of what does you harm, actually does you good!." (Over excitement bordering on fear to almost 'involuntary colonic expulsion' on, say., 'Nemesis' or 'Oblivion' roller coaster.. IS.., once in a 'blue moon'.., wonderful for expunging unhealthy pent up stress & worry... But., start riding multiple times a day., and not only is it no longer a treat/special., the detrimental 'impact' of, for example; 'Walking into walls/traffic' or 'bumping into/hurling over the wrong person'.. Through the ensuing inability to ambulate in a straight line or maintain food internally... Is quite likely to detract rather heavily from that 'incoherence inducing' adrenaline/endorphine/serotonin rush!!..) -- Nor, sustain the crucial proportion to avoid the obscure & obvious many pitfalls that are inextricable to such a path...
    ..Fortunately I seemed to attract(or perhaps, moreover, be attracted to..) those 'further thru' life' who imparted an uncompromising, but balanced, nurtured considerate philosophy, that, still young but through exigent effort, soon received me a 'fully apprenticed' ('time served') tradesman qualification..
    This meant I could apply it to a long held unconventional(and much more 'ostracised' back then in the late 70's/early 80's) perspective on society's "suppressive, soul crushing, 'treadmill' existence" most were oppressed(and oppressed themselves..) into... And engineer myself a 'totally independent from the system' nomadic lifestyle, tacitly involved with an emerging movement, not so accurately termed "The New Age Travellers".. Who, at the time, were unfortunately beginning to attract attention to a more & more suppressive 'state machine', and hence 'Maggie's(thatcher) Stormtroopers'(The police -- specifically the inherently corrupt 'Met') -- For, amongst other reasons, becoming unattached to our "strawman Account"(your 'name', or, 'title')., meaning we were no longer a 'viable state asset' worth money to the government...
    Anyway.. After babbling so unintentionally long... The 'Point' being: I had many experiences similar to these lad's adventure (Although 'Rail Hopping' in such a small 'much fenced off' place as the UK is not really as possible..) that only served to greatly enrich an unusually (and extremely luckily..) free spirited life, beholden to non but my family and chosen friends., while 'shirking' NO responsibility, except the 'fictitious, one sided, repressive one, deceptively shackled to us replete of any free choice by those 'corporate lackies' we call government (in Latin; Ment = Mind & Govern = Control!!.. Derrr!!..)...
    Meaning; No One should underestimate what these fella's went through.. So.. "Kudos Geezas for going out an pushing the boundaries(before they're ALL 'electrofied'!..)., and enjoying..":
    ..An expedition of 'real' people & the genuine 'grass roots' to society that everyone should tag as a vital component of their lives at one, or preferably many more, times., to help with their essential 'de-programming' away from the; Deliberately constructed, media enabled continual subliminal conditioning into the sanitised, generic, complicit routine drudgery that., just as the 'needless killing of innocent civilians in 'their' unlawful wars' is termed 'collateral damage'., is purposefully understated & misrepresented as being 'A productive, working, tax paying(passively allowing unnecessary theft of 1/5th to 1/4th of your years 'toil'..) member of society'., but, is actually endemic (but mainly hotly denied) 'contractual' slavery through an ongoing number of 'registrations' & 'man made rules'( 'civil'[legal] contracts called; 'Acts, Statutes, Codes', etc..) that's purpose(Not., the 'small dolphin'!.) is to remove us from our 'Inalienable God Given Rights' as a 'God Created Flesh & Blood Living Soul'..**
    **Something these dudes., and everyone else., should inform themselves about to; 'A Working Level' before ALL our freedoms (1st 'God Given'[God's Law, or Ecclesiastical Law]. 2nd 'Natural'[Natural Law]. & 3rd 'Freeman'[Common Law] rights) are gradually & subtly removed while you all are distracted by the mind numbing likes of; "Insert Country Here.. 'Idol'!!.." and; "Brain Dead Transgender Model Freak.."., or whatever insipid title such irrelevant, disparate nonsense has?!..
    It's OUR World!... And.. "We Want It Back"!!.. Because.. Lets face facts!.. Those 'Twisted, Sub-Human, Deviant, Perverse, Soulless Knob Jockeys' who are desperately trying to own & control it all., really have no clue to the 'infinitely wondrous deifically created absolute beauty' It contains.. To 'them'., It's nothing more than the barely infantile concept of; "Childishly needing to 'have It all'., for the simple reason so 'we can't'.. As these characterless village ejots are so totally weakly insecure that they 'can't get it up' unless perpetrating some feeble 'intangibly not real domination syndrome' in their incurably warped, clinically insane, psychotic & sociopathic, egomaniacal, excuse for a psychy!..
    ..OK!.. Rant Over!... A-n-n-d... Breathe!!.. You've got to admit (however reluctantly..) tho'.. Irrespective of the somewhat uncontrollable over-long 'soap boxing'.. This does contain at least some relevant sensibilities!?... And, with that., I'll just wish you all...
    Peace & GOD Bless(wi' TEETH!!...)

  • Lt. X
    Lt. X 11 days ago

    Bravo!! Friends like yours are rare I think.

  • weedislegal4me2
    weedislegal4me2 11 days ago

    More proof no matter where you are, the courts have accepted corrupt behavior as law. You can go without a plea, but we're keeping your bond money? No plea means no charges, why forfeit your money? Intimidation by the bench.

  • Craig
    Craig 12 days ago


  • Craig
    Craig 12 days ago

    I’m not the best but the person is a real fan but no real game in person or not a good man 👨 I know it’s the first game I have to do with my kids play with my kids because of a game play I’ve got a game for years old man I play and I got to go play it now I play the play play and it will play my car 🚗 was a fun and fun play but it is so fun to get it and it’s.

  • mike1is1cool1
    mike1is1cool1 12 days ago +2

    11:04 you almost sac tapped your mate a ruined the whole doco

  • Bluecstasy awy
    Bluecstasy awy 12 days ago

    I wish my friends were cool and wanted to do this with me