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Rude residents call csx on me

  • i would like to ask you.... have you told your parents or a good friend of your parents who would be very understanding... you must do something about this because you may now be on some data base or something also if you donot pay any fine it will only get larger and one day it may cause you a problem with employment etc... please seek advise from a "grown up" ( sorry ) contact the department who issued the fine and explain to them... do not approach the lady... hope this helps...peter
  • Everyone who has posted on this fourum is very right.

    I am 14, love railfanning, and have been hassled a few times, mostly by people ( security cops) who thought a young kid with a camera and a tripod was big trouble.
    They should go find real criminals.

  • [:(!]I was just blamed today by a nother jerk, becuase other kids abbuse the trains. GO figure they blame the only person in my neighborhood who respects trains! And than people wonder why kids in the teens dont really like trains, they cant do what they enjoy without getting scoulded!

  • QUOTE: Originally posted by Amtrakid

    [:(!]I was just blamed today by a nother jerk, becuase other kids abbuse the trains. GO figure they blame the only person in my neighborhood who respects trains! And than people wonder why kids in the teens dont really like trains, they cant do what they enjoy without getting scoulded!


    WTF!!!!???. That has to be the worst generalization that i have ever heard. Sure some kids do, but people should not always think that. I am 15, and i am lucky that i have not been scolded for anything yet. That is rude though someone would say someting like that. But the best thing you can do is just brush it off, or ignore the person. I love to ignore people because some people cannot stand not getting attention.[:D][:D]
    Colin from
  • The only time anyone with the railroad has said anything I was with my dad (a UP employee) sitting in my car at the passenger shops in Council Bluffs. This guy comes out and tells us we can't do that (probably thinking we're wanting to go inside) so we left...but later as we drove by he flagged us down and was nice and gave us a tour of some of the cars. (FYI for anyone interested he said that you can call down there and -possibly- get tours...I forget if that was pre or post 9/11 so that could have changed)

    Another time a jogger came up to me when I was railfanning at a Metra station asking why we do it, she said that she always sees people taking pictures of trains and was wondering why we do it. Nothing bad...just sort of funny!

    I do agree that if you pay the fine you admit guilt. Appeal! Even if it was some miniscule amount I'd still appeal...(although part of my reasoning would have to be getting to argue a case!)
        GIFs from -Erik, the displaced CNW, Bears, White Sox, Northern Illnois Huskies, Amtrak and Metra fan.
  • I was actualy aressted once for checking out some old coaches sitting on a long-abandoned line. Their windows were all smashed an vandalized and I was looking for builder's names on the trucks. The cops caught me and took me in! I got a good lawyer and I got what's call and Ajournment in Contemplation of Dismissal or ACOD. So I have to be good for 6 months and NEw York expunges it from my record.

    I have to aggree with being coopretive with the cops because that will come back to help you in court. In my case both the DA and my lawyer ended up arguing with the judge in my favor. (The DA wanted me to do 16 hours of comunity service but *&^%ing judge Judy wanted me to do 50).

    Modeling the Pennsylvania Railroad in N Scale. 

  • my class mates thinks im just wasting my time with trains. do yall agree or disagree. oh by the way im just 15 feet from the csx railroad track on a country road in florida.
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by coborn35
    She asked me if was going to kill myself, i thought about saying, yes, want to come?,
    [(-D] LOL........That is very bold and very funny.
  • Another thing I want to ask you young Teens out there..........
    Why do you young kids always let others bother you or wreck your lives just because you like Trains. I mean for God sake I was your age once. Don't let others tell you what they think. Don't let them push you around. You have a great hobby,go out and enjoy it while you can. As for the residents do what you have been telling them,I like Trains or,I am Railfanning. I know it is hard but my god guys don't let them get to you for goodness sake. Just ignore them. Now get out there and enjoy those Trains. Let's put it this way guys. I am 32 Years old now. And even I still get people who come up to me asking what am I doing. I just tell them that I am a Railfan and I am out watching Trains. Allan.
  • i agree bnsf railfan.bnsf railfan have you seen the new bnsf logo and any es44dc locomotives?
  • Well you got a lot of hits ,on your tangle with the old lady turning you in to the csx . my ?- is did you get a ticket from an csx offical namely the railroad security officer.. if not and no one asked to see you I>D> your are OK>>>>>glennbob
  • AC6000CW no I have not seen any of the newer BNSF logo on any of BNSF's Locomotive's just yet.
    But I did see the new logo on some Stack cars that came through Blair today. I like them,they are realy nice. Allan.

  • No, i havn't gotten in anymore trouble, i got a cabride! The NYS despatcher is in the family, so i wont be gettin blamed anymore!![:D]

  • 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.[:(]
  • you are correct if you keep 50 feet from the center of the track you are outside railroad property unless you are in a yard... the only ones who can give you a ticket are the rail road police they are a special federal agency set up a long time ago becouse railroad property is always crossing city ,county, and state bordes. ther are an independent police force and look like real city police ,with blue uniforms and a big silver badge, sometimes they may dress diferently like a swat team member. but they do have full athority on railroad property and are mainly looking for theft of cargo on the railroad>>>>>[^][8D][:)]glennbob