Old 08-10-2004, 11:01 AM   #26
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Expect movement on any track at any time.
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Old 08-10-2004, 12:51 PM   #27
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Expect movement on any track at any time.

Once again...LARGE lens from a very low angle shot from across the spiral of the curve....and if you have so much fun trying to catch me in something, at least have the guts to sign your post like everybody does...

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Old 08-10-2004, 11:06 PM   #28
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Ok I give up here a shot
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=41666
In between the main and track 2 and 3. There's 1.7 miles of striaght track in front of me and another 3/4 of mile behind, with visability over ten miles. In this example I'll take my chances
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Old 08-11-2004, 12:00 AM   #29
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I think that I need to add something to this convo. If I ever plan to journey out on the rails I make sure that I check a signal and have my scanner on hand usually with the fred chanel on priority scan which means i have the EOT and FOT devices monitored and my scanner will alert if a train comes within a mile of me, but most importantly I make sure I can read the signals. I am not saying that I like to walk the rails, but there are precautions that can be taken if you are going to take the chance. I know that I am going to get a lot of feed back from this
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Old 08-11-2004, 04:48 AM   #30
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Yeah, that's what I was doing!!!
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Old 08-11-2004, 06:08 PM   #31
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How amusing this thread has become. I'll add is that any shot can be very deceiving as to where it was shot from.

While I doubt I would go between tracks, I might push the limit a bit if permission is had, and/or circumstances are favorable. It really can be a fine line. I just try to remember that my most relaxing times can be by the rails and I don't want to do anything to jepordize that. As hard as it is, we must use restraint at times, even when treated unfairly. In the end most of law enforcement is just doing their job (not ruin our day), and even when I don't agree I will respect them for who they are and what they do.

Just the same, I am not beyond some respectful education of such cops on what I am doing!!
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Old 08-16-2004, 12:35 AM   #32
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I've been traveling. Great to see I'm not alone in having problems pursuing my hobby.

A new article about my experiences with the police while photographing trains appeared in The Harford Courant on August 11th, 2004. If you'd like to read it, click here:

http://www.ctnow.com/features/lifest...,5567581.story

Thanks to all for their advice and support!!! I've got some catching up to do on these boards. It's great to see so many comments from around the country!

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Hi Dave!!

Well, my original post was directed at you, so I am glad you finally caught it. How interesting our hobby has become!!

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Old 08-17-2004, 03:49 AM   #34
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This is interesting however I have photographed all over the eastern USA recently including Perryville and no problems

I try to put myself where I would not alarm people and I usually keep my gear in my bag. To the casual observer I look like a passenger. To others who see my radio I am sometimes mistaken for someone who works for the RR however I make efforts to not look like a railroader.


Unfortunatly some law enforcemnet (I work in Emergency Services) do not take the right approach to things.

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Old 08-17-2004, 05:01 AM   #35
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however I make efforts to not look like a railroader.
Hmmm. I guess we take a whole different approach to it then. I always go out and railfan wearing jeans and steel toed boots (complete with a GE two-way radio). I've found that people don't ask any questions other than, "Do you work for the railroad?" Usually, that answer is "yes".
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Old 08-17-2004, 09:24 PM   #36
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Here's something crazy:

July 30th found my dad and me waiting for the PRR Es 5711 & 5809-lead Buckeye Limited in West Park. While my dad sits near the steps on the signal bridge, a cop pulls up and talks to my dad. Apparently some local idiot called the police on him saying he was "a terrorist messing up the signal box" but never opened the it! People around here are always stupid
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