Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Railroad Photography Safety


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Railroad Photo Backdrop Prompts UP Employee Action"

"Union Pacific photography policy"

10/29/2013 6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We Hear from the UP"

10/30/2013 8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Think a Moment About Me and My Crew in the Cab ... "

11/01/2013 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also see train accidents.

11/01/2013 12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hollywood Reporter:
A Train, a Narrow Trestle and 60 Seconds to Escape: How 'Midnight Rider' Victim Sarah Jones Lost Her Life

"... reveals harrowing new details of what happened when a 20-person film crew tried to shoot a scene on a live train track."

3/07/2014 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gregory Plitt, the fitness model, a West Point graduate, and reality TV star was killed Saturday, while filming video for his website, trying to get action shots when he tripped and was struck by an oncoming train.

1/19/2015 4:36 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Stay safe! Don't get yourself killed by playing on the tracks or by wandering off into the wilderness.

1/19/2015 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Update: Film Director Sentenced to Prison Time

3/10/2015 9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The US Federal Railway Administration (FRA) reports about 500 trespassing deaths along railroad tracks each year. ... it's illegal to be on railroad property without permission of the railroad which owns and uses the tracks. Going there without permission is criminal trespass and the railroads are prosecuting those found trespassing. ... The average train overhangs the track by at least three feet. You don't have to be directly on the tracks to be hit by an oncoming train. ... Trains moving at high speed induce a vortex which can suck people into the train if they are standing too close to it."

3/25/2015 5:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Violators are subject to a citation for trespassing and it's normally accompanied by a hefty fine, which in the US is as high as $10K though often the fine is more like $2K. ... Railroads like the Union Pacific and Amtrak will also seek removal from publication, any photograph or video which was made while the photographer and/or the subject of the photograph was trespassing on their property. ... It's highly possible a train attempting to avoid a photography shoot on or near the tracks will derail."

3/25/2015 5:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Another railroad photography related death in the US."

3/25/2015 5:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Peoples' natural instincts fail them: what we automatically reason about being on railroad tracks is wrong. Everybody assumes that they'll know exactly where the train is as it approaches; everybody assumes they'll have time to get out of the way. Those assumptions just aren't true. ... 'Trains are quieter than people think; their size makes them look slower; if they’re coming right at you, gauging speed is difficult.'"

9/20/2015 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also see Wilderness/RR SAFETY WARNING!

3/05/2023 2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Union Pacific photography policy

Union Pacific wrote (June 7, 2013):

"Safety is of paramount importance to Union Pacific Railroad. Taking pictures or video while on Union Pacific property is dangerous, so when taking pictures or video of Union Pacific Railroad trains or structures:

Stay off Union Pacific Railroad property. This includes tracks, bridges, buildings and signal towers.
At passenger stations, Amtrak and Union Pacific's commuter partner guidelines must be followed.
Obey all safety rules, regulations and instructions provided by law enforcement and Union Pacific employees.
Violators are subject to a citation for trespassing on railroad property.

Union Pacific will seek removal from publication any photograph or video that violates this policy."

4/20/2023 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Union Pacific photography policy

4/20/2023 6:33 PM  

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