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Old 11-07-2004, 04:12 AM   #21
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Location: West Virginia
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I'd think long and hard before giving the finger to the RR cop. Not sure about where you are, but in WV, VA, KY and OH railroad cops are not security guards, they are certified police officer that happen to be employed by the RR and they have the same authority and arrest powers as any deputy or cop.
As for the train crews and track workers not telling you to get off RR property, its not their job. They get paid to run trains. RR cops get paid to protect life and property. Especially RR property!
Just make sure you are not on RR property, or at least not where it appears that you can do damage or get hurt and most cops and RR cops will cut you some slack.
This may not apply in New York City
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