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Thu May 27 12:46:17 EDT 2010
Photographs from public places (which Amtrak platforms are not....) is very
much allowed. I hope your friend stood his ground and politely asked the
yardmaster to check with his superiors.
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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