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Old 09-17-2007, 04:15 AM   #13
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Why the outrage over being questioned? Rail photography isn't the most normal hobby in the world, and in this age of terrorism, you might as well get used to the cops questioning you. Presumably, for every railfan that responds respectfully and politefully to a cop, another one doesn't have to do deal with it. In other words, don't give railfans a bad name.

For those that don't keep up with the news, about 2 years ago in New York City, two egyptian nationals (who were in the country illegally) were found video taping the track and third rail in a subway station at 2am. I believe in the end the men were linked to an Al Qaeda cell. Terrorists "recon" their targets all the time. When the CIA finds laptops and computer hard drives during raids, these "recon" pictures and videos are usually present.
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