Photography and Railroad Safety

Did you know railroad tracks are not public property? And it can take trains up to 1 mile to stop? Next time you're near railroad tracks and thinking of some ideas for photos, keep these facts in mind. For more important info about keeping safe around railroad tracks, and why it's better to avoid them generally read over this article.

Lori Peterson writes:

Railroad tracks are private property. They are not public property. It is illegal to shoot on railroad tracks. You can see what your particular state says about even being on the tracks by going HERE. You might say “Well, these tracks are abandoned”. Unused tracks are not abandoned. They are still owned by the railroad company and you are still trespassing. Ignorance of the law will only get you so far when you are confronted by a police officer or a tragedy because you didn’t follow the law.

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