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Re: PC: Fwd: [dandh] Fw: NS Is Stepping Up Tresspassing Prosecution!

Don't forget local police departments will enforce tresspassing laws

---Bill K <pontiac -AT- dreamscape.com> wrote:
> I can tell you already that for some reason the last thing a
railroad wants
> is to hire railfans.  Why is that? I don't know, but I really had to
> down the resume I sent to Conrail for possible NS employment.   I
> half the reason I want a railroad job is to get that ID card so that
when I
> am out taking pictures I don't get arrested for crossing some
> property line by 2 or 3 steps.   Makes no sense to me, I haven't
heard of
> any trains delayed by the crew taking pictures or getting
> wrecks in the process of doing so.  In fact quite often it's the
> someone who has a clue what's going on is more likely to make the
> decision and find ways to speed things up and save the road money.
> On the other hand it may just be scare talk.  Conrail in NY state has
> police in Buffalo and Albany, and ONE in Syracuse who covers just
> anything in between - as long as you stay out of Dewitt yard you can
do all
> kinds of things.  I think the Tier may become like that, where now
> with the low traffic it's nice because it's extememly fan-friendly -
> railroad simply can't possibly afford enough RR cops to patrol
> they'll just go to the trouble spots and watch the vans and military
> Anyone in the NS zone may want to get out there and get your unique
> while you can, though - I wouldn't be surprised if they did make
some kind
> of patrol when things start, to make their presence known.   
> Bill's Syracuse rail page 
> http://www.dreamscape.com/pontiac/rail.html
> ----------
> : From: Gerhard A. Stuebben <stuebben -AT- flash.net>
> : To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> : Subject: Re: PC: Fwd: [dandh] Fw: NS Is Stepping Up Tresspassing
> Prosecution!
> : Date: Monday, July 20, 1998 11:41 PM
> : 
> : 
> : But I don't see how targeting railfans for prosecution contributes
> : the bottom line, or will positively affect the safety of CR
> : I know individuals who have alerted railroad employees to
defective cars
> : in a consist -- perhaps saving the railroad the cost of cleaning
up a
> : derailment.  I personally returned a FRED to the UP that had
fallen off
> : a train. Other railfans are no doubt in corporate positions and
have the
> : capacity to determine how a company ships its goods.  
>  : Scenario 6:  Railroad has a shortage of train crew members and
will have
> : to hire off the street. Prospective employees must be willing to
> : long, hard, irregular, and often boring shifts -- in the cold of
> : and heat of summer.  How much will it have to pay to get people to
> : under these conditions? Might it depend on how much the person
> : the job, vs. just doing it for the paycheck? Might the quality of
> : the employee does also depend on his motivation?
> : Scenario 7:  Railroad wants to spin off an unprofitable branch to a
> : short line, but requires regulatory approval.  What does the railfan
> : write to his congressman?
> In this last case i think the fan will support it because chances
are the
> shortline will be a lot less fussy with fans than the big raod

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