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Thu May 27 11:55:37 EDT 2010
The yardmaster was out of line.
You can take photos of anything or anyone from public property unless it a
military facility or very unusual situation. That's the law. If you are on
their property they can tell you no, but not from a public area.
On the Amtrak issue they have had a few "misunderstanding" that they are
trying to get worked out.
Richard D. Shell
In a message dated 5/27/2010 11:17:09 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org writes:
Skip Salmon in his post to the group wrote this:
Passed around also was the latest "Trains" magazine which has an article
"Amtrak plans photo program" which outlines the new policy of Amtrak for
rail fans to photograph trains from their platforms. Now you must "notify
Amtrak officials BEFORE taking pictures".
I’m not an avid photographer, so I don’t keep abreast of these things.
What’s behind the policy?
Just 2 days ago a friend of mine related his photography experience around
the Norton, VA, area. Recently he was taking pictures of the yard area
from PUBLIC right-of-way. The yardmaster saw him, and intentionally went out
of his way to tell the photographer that photos were NOT allowed!
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