Old 09-23-2009, 01:03 AM   #1
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Default NYC trains may have been terror target

Maybe this is what the recent thing with the Home Land Security people was about with photographing trains. In today's paper.

Link here: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...ning22-ON.html
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:32 AM   #2
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After all this time and so many false reports, it has reached the point where its crying wolf. Not saying that there is a better way to go about things, but reports of suspected terrorism barely make a blip on the radar now adays.
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:38 AM   #3
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Lovely.

You can't photograph NYC trains because terrorists will find out when the trains are running..

oh wait.. THEY PUBLISH THE SCHEDULES!!!!

genius.

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It's only going to take one terrorist threat on a class-one railroad to ruin it for every railfan out there. Amtrak already bans photography on their platforms. Now NYC trains are banning photography in general.

Tisk Tisk..

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:43 PM   #5
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It's only going to take one terrorist threat on a class-one railroad to ruin it for every railfan out there. Amtrak already bans photography on their platforms. Now NYC trains are banning photography in general.

Tisk Tisk..

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Old 09-23-2009, 05:15 PM   #6
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Now NYC trains are banning photography in general.
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Not so. While there have been efforts by the MTA in the past five years to ban photography on New York City trains, those have been shouted down.

PATH however, I understand, does have a ban. Perhaps you were thinking of this.

Legally, I could go out today and shoot wherever I want on the MTA. However, I go being prepared to face the possibility of being hassled.

It is my belief, reading between the lines of reports of false arrest of photographers in NYC, that the photographer had a confrontational attitude.
This certainly would cause more trouble in these cases.

Thus when an LEO approaches me I make eye contact, have a pleasant, non-confrontational, conciliatory attitude. They leave, I leave.

This is supposed to be fun. Trouble is not worth it.
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I believe that the PATH ban on photography pre-dates 9/11, by the way. I could be wrong about this, but I feel like it goes way back, for some reason.

When shooting in NYC or the Tri-State Area, if I see a LEO around, I will often approach them first and tell them what I am up to. Never once had one respond with a, "Well, you can't do that."

I have to say, shooting at Penn Station in NYC is something beyond my capabilities. It's so cramped and dark down there, I don't know what kind of a shot you'd get. Honestly not worth the trouble.
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