Jay's Chicago

An Epic Journey to Meet "Railroad Tramps"

Clip: Season 2022 Episode 7 | 4m 47s | Video has closed captioning.

When Dale Wickum was a young man he set off with his camera to meet and photograph the men and women who call themselves "railroad tramps." Dale rode the rails with them, heard their stories and took stunning photos of their lives on the trains, and in their camps. When a book project fell through he stored it all away. Until now. He’s created a website with their photos and stories.

Aired: 03/24/22

Rating: NR

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Jay's Chicago is a local public television program presented by WTTW.