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I was at a railroad crossing the othernight and the train was stopped.....so I got out of my car and decided to bench a little while I was waiting. Well out of no where a dick from the rail company comes up and starts drilling me about taking pics of trains and that its illegal and all that shit. Then he tells me I can either wait for the cops or give him my tag numbers.....reason he couldn't see them cause I was obviously standing in front of them. So I had no way out w/ out him seeing my tags and didn't feel like waiting for the cops...so I left.

 

Well my cousin ran in my house telling me there was a railraod cop out front asking questions about my car and where I was........

 

What can they even do.....I didn't know even know that it was illegal but the dude said since 911 they have been freaking out about shit like that??/??

 

 

any suggestions or comments...........

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I was at a railroad crossing the othernight and the train was stopped.....so I got out of my car and decided to bench a little while I was waiting. Well out of no where a dick from the rail company comes up and starts drilling me about taking pics of trains and that its illegal and all that shit. Then he tells me I can either wait for the cops or give him my tag numbers.....reason he couldn't see them cause I was obviously standing in front of them. So I had no way out w/ out him seeing my tags and didn't feel like waiting for the cops...so I left.

 

Well my cousin ran in my house telling me there was a railraod cop out front asking questions about my car and where I was........

 

What can they even do.....I didn't know even know that it was illegal but the dude said since 911 they have been freaking out about shit like that??/??

 

 

any suggestions or comments...........

 

They could get you for trespassing. I never knew it was illegal to take pictures of trains, you should probably do some research on that. If you weren't breaking any laws, file a complaint against that prick.

 

And if you're of race, MILK that race card homie.

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they could definitely get me for trespassing since I was actually walking on the tracks......but I didn't think it illegal either to take flics of a train seeing how it is public

 

but that nine 11 shit has got everything fucked up.....

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just act really wierd and tell em you're a trainspotter.

 

oh wait, if you're a trainspotter you probably already act wierd.

 

 

it's not fucking illegal to take pictures of a train going past at a fucking level crossing

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umm blow up a train car that he saw you taking a picture of then on the car in back of it write sucker you should of detained me while you had the chance with a smiley face and an arrow pointing to the car you blew up...

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I've been harassed for benching many a times, not even tresspassing either. Shit is getting out of hand

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I've been harassed for benching many a times' date=' not even tresspassing either. Shit is getting out of hand[/quote']

 

yeah I actually got caught in the main-yard benching and didn't get shit it...I was just told to leave (knock on wood)...but this shit was on a fucking road. I just walked down the tracks for like 5 seconds

 

This guy was just being a complete asshole on some "I am a railroad conductor" powertrip...what a fuckin joke

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I woulda acted like any train fruit..

 

WOW, DO YOU DRIVE THIS TRAIN?! THATS SOOOOOOO COOOOL.

Can I get a ride in it. I HAVE OVER 3000 pictures of different trains. Man, IF I hadnt flunked out of school my calling would be a conductor, thats soo cool. Where are you coming from??? My grandfather was a conductor!!..shit like that.

 

The worst thing is to get flustered and walk off.

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wrong.

 

Try taking a picture of any subway station, layup, or yard in NYC.

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i have been kicked out of many yards for taking pics.But i was trespassing.But thta is all that has happened..a simple my bad i didn't and i leave with no problem..so the key is act stupid :D

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Don't worry Fuzzy, it doesn't sound like you did anything wrong. He just seems like an asshole on a power trip.

 

But just to be safe, i would round up all graffiti related gear at your house and stash it for a quick minute...you never know how for these Napoleon types are willing to fo with shit like this.

 

Regardless, this railroad guy sounds like a f'ing idiot....don't stress.

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fuzzy-

 

 

i know where you are, i grew up there..

 

when taking this chic to prom, downtown at the football stadium, we were on our way there and we got stopped at a train crossing, the motherfucker STOPPED in the middle of the road. so i decided to get out and bench a little, i walked about ten yards down the line(wearing a tux) and the same thing happened to me. the area you are in is bad for that shit. the yard is smack dead in the middle of crack land. they have to deal with bullshit all the time. ive traveled a lot and been on many RR properties and never, NEVER been hassled like i have in the city you life in....

 

here its pretty chill, just wave at the conductors and smile...i even stop them and talk to them about lines.. its mad chill for themost part.

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yeah I was planning on acting stupid when I actually talk to the railroad cop

 

I mean I wouldn't be lying to the either of the 2 dudes really

 

I was taking pics of trains.....I had no idea it was illegal

...beside the trespassing

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Guest R@ndomH3ro

I would have acted like a railfan too, I really dont think that taking pics of trains is illegal. But walking on the tracks, probably.

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Anytime i have gone benching, i try to stay as visible as possible, make eye contact with conductors and workers and keep up a "I'm just here doing innocent stuff for a school project" vibe.

 

The worst i have ever dealt with is a worker telling me "Well, i don't care that you're here but technically you could be charged with tresspassing.......like i said, i don't care you're here."

 

but as Pffffft said, it really depends on the area and the Yard you're at.

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its not illegal..

 

these rail nerds and old railroad junkies that are like 60 years old still take pictures of trains..

 

 

just tell him you are a rail buff.

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Anytime i have gone benching, i try to stay as visible as possible, make eye contact with conductors and workers and keep up a "I'm just here doing innocent stuff for a school project" vibe.

 

exactly..

 

done this many of times.. i was in roanoke, VA and pulled this...i thought i was going to jail, we were walking through the yard and someone came over the loudspeaker from the tower and the NS po po came and were pissssed, i talked my way out of it using the schoolproject thing and the rail cop ended up TAKING US UP INSIDE AN ENGINE!!!!! SHIT WAS NUTS!!

 

and we got out of there.

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Guest R@ndomH3ro
benching = taking pics of trains?

 

 

n00b

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