Pictures of CSX Rail from Alabama

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These are a few pictures at a switch track point in central Alabama. The bridge was built in 1913, painted in 1971. Its around mile post 365.
 
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I'm guessing the unit the the satellite is what controls the switch. The one with the pole and 2 antennas is a repeater I think.
 
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I'm not sure what response you're expecting...

Railroad tracks are private property, and you have no business being there. DO NOT trespass on private property again. I'm sure that CSX has plenty of signs warning you of this.

Take your pictures from a safe distance, just like everyone else.
 

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I'm not sure what response you're expecting...

Railroad tracks are private property, and you have no business being there. DO NOT trespass on private property again. I'm sure that CSX has plenty of signs warning you of this.

Take your pictures from a safe distance, just like everyone else.
WOW!! Im not looking for a response, just showing off some pictures to other rail fans.

Who are to tell me what I do and don't do? These pictures where taking from a safe distance. There were no trains in the area, how did i know that i can hear them on the radio when they are.
 

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Trespassing or not, the very first picture is pretty cool, looking down the track. Where I am there is a BNSF railyard that can be seen from the top of the hill. The railroad owns the fence and property on the other side. The BNSF Police are constantly booting people from the area, especially when they are looking through and touching the fence.

Seems like overkill but what do I know. :)
 

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Trespassing or not, the very first picture is pretty cool, looking down the track. Where I am there is a BNSF railyard that can be seen from the top of the hill. The railroad owns the fence and property on the other side. The BNSF Police are constantly booting people from the area, especially when they are looking through and touching the fence.

Seems like overkill but what do I know. :)
Trust me, taking it from someone who lives a stones throw away from these tracks, there are no police ever seen buy anyone on these tracks. These tracks are traveled more be ATVs and people more than trains! If they to patrol these rail lines they stop at the jeffco line.
 

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Trust me, taking it from someone who lives a stones throw away from these tracks, there are no police ever seen buy anyone on these tracks. These tracks are traveled more be ATVs and people more than trains! If they to patrol these rail lines they stop at the jeffco line.
Sure it's probably that way in the boonies, but where I am it's in the city and they are out and about. They have nice unmarked Tahoes to boot.
 

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Speaking of RRs

This is/was a major N&W freight bridge located between Kenova WV / South Point OH. The top half just went through a major renovation/celebration a couple of years ago. The bridge is over 110 years old and was reported to be on the Nazi top ten bombing target list during WW2. Seems someone overlooked the sad condition of the peirs during renovations. I wonder what it looks like under the water line?
 

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I think burner50 was trying to look out for you. As a kid I used to frequent railroad yards too. Not any more. It's become a much greater concern since 9/11.

Just a friendly FYI:

CSX Cullman Alabama



NO Trespassing in the Railroad Tracks it is Illegal and you can Be Fined or Serve time In if Cought. FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS: It is Also Illegal for you to take Photos on the tracks and if you are cough with a Camera at the time of Arrest it can be used in court as evidence for the trespassing case against you or you and the group or Person cought trespassing . If you are to take Pictures near the tracks Make sure you are not on Railroad Property or Stay 50 Feet from from the tracks As that is the length that the Railroad has Right Of Way for Both Sides of the tracks (indicate in the Drawing blow).
The 3 Photos are of a Group that was Having the there Photos taken over the weekend by another Professional Photographer it also appeared that this Group had a Beer (beer was in front of the Cullman L&N Depot) as well to drink, Again If you are cought trespassing on Railroad Property you will be confronted and could risk Jail time. City of Cullman Municipal Government

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https://www.facebook.com/CSXCullman/posts/696476207082121
 

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Cool photos, OP.

What does the dish haft to do with Verizon?? Or the Verizon network ?
Verizon provides satellite data services for large customers. Not sure what they're using it for, though.

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I'm not sure what response you're expecting...

Railroad tracks are private property, and you have no business being there. DO NOT trespass on private property again. I'm sure that CSX has plenty of signs warning you of this.

Take your pictures from a safe distance, just like everyone else.
Thanks for giving the OP a stern lecture. Didn't realize "Database Admin" was code for forum Den Mother. You must be a blast at parties. :roll:
 

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WOW!! Im not looking for a response, just showing off some pictures to other rail fans.

Who are to tell me what I do and don't do? These pictures where taking from a safe distance. There were no trains in the area, how did i know that i can hear them on the radio when they are.
Who am I to tell you what to do?


I'm a career railroader, and the guy who has to deal with you and the results of any "mishaps" that should occur. :roll:

The simple fact is that you're trespassing in a very dangerous place.
 

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I have asked the FORUMS MANAGER to remove this thread. It has gotten a little out of hand I do believe. Just trying to show off a few pictures then a database admin came in and just couldn't mind his own business and had to give his 2 cent worth. Y'all can thanks Mr. burner50.
 
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I do believe tresspassing on railroad property is a federal offense. Theres a current tresspass case here in maine thats in the federal court.
 

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Would have liked to see the pictures. The OP now feels guilty about something?? and has removed them?
 

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Since your not being appreciated here why not take the photo's over to one of the Railfan groups, I'm sure they would like them there. I have never heard of 50 ft sideage from the rails, we are lucky in some areas if we have 3ft between our track clearance and adjacent properties, and I would like to see the pictures also.
 

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Unbelievable... The family is sueing CSX for her death, when they DENIED Permission to film on their property?

Easier to blame someone else I guess...

I really hope the judge throws the suit out.


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Would have liked to see the pictures. The OP now feels guilty about something?? and has removed them?
Well, he took pictures while on the tracks (which is trespassing) and his Amateur Radio badge let's people know who he is...so...

And I'm neither condoning or condemning what he did.
 
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