With snow beginning to accumulate in mountain areas, and soon across much of the north and northwestern part of the Union Pacific network, these locations become prime scenic and train photography locations. Union Pacific Railroad urges photographers to resist the temptation to take photographs of trains from railroad property.
"As part of our UP CARES initiative, we want to remind photographers that walking on or near railroad tracks is extremely dangerous because you never know when a train will come along," said Dale Bray, Union Pacific director – public safety. "We urge professional and amateur photographers alike to set the right example for others by adhering to the safety guidelines.
"It can take a mile or more to stop a train and by the time a locomotive engineer sees you on the track, it is too late."
Union Pacific urges photographers to read and understand the company's policy for photographers as they follow their passion or work. Continued