Best Regards, Big John
Kiva Valley Railway- Freelanced road in central Arizona. Visit the link to see my MR forum thread on The Building of the Whitton Branch on the Kiva Valley Railway
QUOTE: Originally posted by canazar
Well, from first hand knowledge here is my advice.
First. You have to know you are in the right. Meaning, You know you are not on private property, or have permission. You are with in the safe legal limits of the trains and yards.
Second: If she approaches you again, remain completly gentleman like and polite. "I am sorry Mam', but it is my understanding that I am not breaking any rules, therefor, can be here if I so chose." She will yell some threat about the police. Respond to something like.. "Well, Mam' if you insist. I am sorry if you feel that is needed. If you do, I will be right here for another half hour"
Most likely, that will roast her goat more than anything else. Old busy bodies love drama. Kill that, and they have nothing on you. Plus if the cops do show up, Same deal, be polite and nice as you can. Explain. "I am sorry officer that she called you guys out. She always threatens me with this and that. It hard to ernjoy wathcing trains with harrassing me. Sorry you got dragged into this too." Cop will probably give her a lecture and you will make and important freind.[;)]
QUOTE: Originally posted by Amtrakid
okay, I'm 12 years old and just about every day i walk down to the trax to watch a ES or local. So i'm sitting there with my scanner and some lady who lives across the trax calls csx on me and now i could have to pay a huge fine. Can csx fine me even though i never did anything??? to be honest with you all i should of told the lady to mind her own *** buisness. P.S. I never got near the trax about 50ft or so and there was no signs.
if people keep doin this no kids such as myself will ever enjoy trains like they used to.[:(]
QUOTE: Originally posted by trainman2244
That has happened to me once before...Some dumb@$$ lady called the cops because I was at a museum on the switch engine they have. She said it was railroad property and i said no it isnt, it is a museum. So she called the cops, they came down and she got HER FAT @$$ hauled away in a police car becauseshe called the cops for a false alarm [:D]