Interesting observation

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Interesting observation
Posted by wilmette2210 on Monday, April 02, 2018 9:47 PM

Interesting story, I was rail fanning at the Wilmette metra station once and saw a UP Trainmaster's SUV parked in parking lot. Some kids were picking up ballast rocks and throwing them around, I taped on the window of the SUV and told him what was going on he siad, "ok i'll handle it." He then picked up a sheet of paper that had Wilmette PD's number written on it and he called them. Wonder why he called Wilmette instead of UPPD and/or Metra PD? Thanks

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Posted by CShaveRR on Monday, April 02, 2018 11:37 PM

Probably to ensure a quicker response.

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Posted by wilmette2210 on Monday, April 16, 2018 8:25 PM

Why would you say the response would be quicker with local PD VS RR PD? Thanks

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Posted by Firelock76 on Monday, April 16, 2018 8:46 PM

I'd suppose the railroad police aren't quite as ubiquitous as they used to be and are spread kind of thin. 

Probably a faster response from the locals.

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