Union Pacific Implores Photographers: Do Not Take Pictures On or Near Railroad Tracks #photosafety
Omaha, Neb., March 20, 2017
Continuing its outreach that launched nearly two years ago, Union Pacific implores photographers and the entire photography community to not take pictures on or near railroad tracks.
Union Pacific uses animated videos, promoted via multiple social media channels, to warn of the dangers related to taking photos on railroad property. One pair of videos compares the dangers of taking photos on tracks to posing for pictures on a busy highway. Another addresses pedestrian safety and the dangers of taking selfies on or near tracks.
Railroad tracks are private property. Trespassing along railroad rights of way is the leading cause of rail-related deaths in America, according to the Federal Railroad Administration, which reports more than 400 trespass fatalities occur each year.
View this release online along with any supplemental materials at http://www.up.com/media/releases/170320-do-not-take-pictures-on-tracks.htm