J T wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:Taking photos on the tracks for high school, weddings, ect has become a very common occurance lately.....needless to say, the railroads aren't happy...
Yeah, my source at the railroad tells me they aren't happy at all.
And, MQT which railroad is it you work for?
This involves a 'holy sh!t' moment in recent memory for me. I am a CSX employee, and used my CSX switch key to gain access to a depot on a CSX line. It is/was used by MOW forces. I just wanted to see what the inside looked like after being taken over by MOW. No illicit intentions, just checking things out, but off duty. My heart sinks when I hear a car pull up. Then a knock on the door. I figure I'm busted. They come up to the door and ask if its 'ok' to shoot a girl's senior pictures next to the old doors on the freight house. "Oh, yeah, sure. I thought you were someone else." A puzzled look, and then they take their photos.
I should have asked for a copy, she was kind of cute.
Anyway, as long as they maintain 'situational awareness' that behavior is no worse than what I've done trackside as a kid, and seen trackside by other railfans. One of my favorite photos of my brother, my late grandfather, and myself 'faking' pointing at a train coming at us from behind along the Mississippi River near Potosi, WI.
Practice Safe CSX