Myself, no but my sister used to hop the freight train from our small town inS. Calif. into the San Fernando valley.The train slowed down in a certain spot and she would jump on.
We had no bus service in our town and back then not many teens drove or had their own cars, she was desperate to see her old friends from the old neighborhood.
I don't think our mom ever found out about her little day trips or she would of been in big trouble.
The tracks ran not too far from our home and once our neighbor who had 13 kids had her son ran over by the train, he was walking on the tracks at night and didn't jump off in time, so sad.
My husband had a few insane adventures as a refugee from eastern Europe in the late 60's.
After escaping his country and having amnesty in Italy he broke his arm.
The refugee camp he was in had a really poor quality hospital and they couldn't set his broken arm right after 8 months of trying.
he was desperate to get it fixed.
An operation was planned for a bone graft for him in the small town hospital, it was a dirt poor place where relatives of patients would sleep on the floor and bring in homemade meals.
My husband's friend from Sweden heard of his troubles and adviced him to run from that place before they did something worst to his arm.His friend made the trip by smuggling himself from Sweden to Italy to help my husband.
He helped my husband get on board the train and sent him off by himself as that was the best way without too many people as stowaways.
He told my husband exactly what to do and when to jump off the train before the guards would come looking for stowaways.
My husband walked out of the hospital with his arm in a homemade sling and jumped a train to Sweden where the medical system was much more modern and he knew they would fix him up.
He smuggled himself on wires above the passenger seats for 36 hours straight without any food or trips to the restroom, his arm just hanging useless.
He jumped off the train before the boarder guards got on with dogs and he walked into a new refugee center and they took care of his arm.
Not exactly a first class trip through Europe but he did what he had to do.
He made that crazy trip another 2 times.