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#1 CNJRoss

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:14 PM

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Union Pacific Implores Photographers: Do Not Take Pictures On or Near Railroad Tracks #photosafety

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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

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:52 PM

KAIT-TV Jonesboro, AR 9/27/17:
 

Photographers could be fined for using railroad tracks as scenery

 

 

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -  County officials are warning local photographers of the illegal use of train tracks as a picture-taking hot spot.

 

According to Greene County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Erik Wright, photographers frequent a downtown Paragould railroad crossing to take pictures.

 

Fall is a popular time of year for photography.s Wright said people need to be aware of the law.

 

A railroad track that sits behind several businesses in downtown Paragould is owned by Union Pacific.

 

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According to Wright, Union Pacific police are coming to town next month to enforce all railroad crossing laws, including photography.

 

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