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Railroad Trespassing...

Started by Woolly Bugger, September 14, 2021, 21:32:37 PM

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Do you know first hand of anyone being ticketed for trespass on railroad tracks?

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Woolly Bugger

September 14, 2021, 21:32:37 PM Last Edit: September 14, 2021, 21:42:59 PM by Woolly Bugger

Doug said he ran into some railroad bulls who warned him about trespassing on the tracks...


§ 18.2-159. Trespassing on railroad track.

Any person who goes upon the track of a railroad other than to pass over such road at a public or private crossing, or who willfully rides, drives or leads any animal or contrives for any animal to go on such track except to cross as aforesaid, without the consent of the railroad company or person operating such road, shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor. A second violation of the provisions of this section occurring within two years of the first violation shall be punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor. A third or subsequent violation of the provisions of this section occurring within two years of a second or a subsequent violation shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. This section shall not apply to any section of track which has been legally abandoned pursuant to an order of a federal or state agency having jurisdiction over the track and is not being used for railroad service.

For purposes of this section, track shall mean the rail, ties, and ballast of the railroad.

Code 1950, § 18.1-148; 1960, c. 358; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 1993, c. 845.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.


Trespassing Crimes Related to Transportation

VA Code 18.6-160 considers trespass on a train as a Class 4 misdemeanor punishable with a $250 fine. Trespassing other public transport systems is also unlawful (Class 4 misdemeanor) under VA Code 18.2-160.2. Your case may be treated as a Class 4 misdemeanor for trespassing on a railroad.

https://www.virginiacriminallawfirm.com/practice-areas/property-crimes/trespassing

https://railroads.dot.gov/sites/fra.dot.gov/files/fra_net/1576/compilationofstatelaws2009.pdf

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Trout Maharishi

I'll post bail for you if you get caught. They probably thought Doug was some homeless guy waiting to hop a train out of town.  :drum

There's more B.S. in fly fishing than there is in a Kansas feedlot.

Lefty Kreh

jwgnc

My brother and I got caught playing on the railroad right of way and had to go to juvenile court.  I was fined 35¢ when I was 7 years old.   My allowance was 7¢ a week (a penny per year of age) so it took me 5 weeks to pay it off.  No penny candy for 5 weeks!

For those of you who may be too young to know, ¢ is the cents symbol, and the corner stores used to sell an array of candies for 1¢ each.

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Trout Maharishi

September 14, 2021, 22:32:00 PM #3 Last Edit: September 14, 2021, 22:40:23 PM by Trout Maharishi
Quote from: jwgnc on September 14, 2021, 22:11:29 PM

My brother and I got caught playing on the railroad right of way and had to go to juvenile court.  I was fined 35¢ when I was 7 years old.   My allowance was 7¢ a week (a penny per year of age) so it took me 5 weeks to pay it off.  No penny candy for 5 weeks!

For those of you who may be too young to know, ¢ is the cents symbol, and the corner stores used to sell an array of candies for 1¢ each.

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Brutal :P Some of that candy was actually 2 for 1 cent.

There's more B.S. in fly fishing than there is in a Kansas feedlot.

Lefty Kreh

The Dude

Quote from: jwgnc on September 14, 2021, 22:11:29 PM

My brother and I got caught playing on the railroad right of way and had to go to juvenile court.  I was fined 35¢ when I was 7 years old.   My allowance was 7¢ a week (a penny per year of age) so it took me 5 weeks to pay it off.  No penny candy for 5 weeks!

For those of you who may be too young to know, ¢ is the cents symbol, and the corner stores used to sell an array of candies for 1¢ each.

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Trout Maharishi

Quote from: The Dude on September 15, 2021, 07:08:30 AM

Quote from: jwgnc on September 14, 2021, 22:11:29 PM

My brother and I got caught playing on the railroad right of way and had to go to juvenile court.  I was fined 35¢ when I was 7 years old.   My allowance was 7¢ a week (a penny per year of age) so it took me 5 weeks to pay it off.  No penny candy for 5 weeks!

For those of you who may be too young to know, ¢ is the cents symbol, and the corner stores used to sell an array of candies for 1¢ each.

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I think I had that at a Phish concert one time back in the 90s

I ate both sheets <-;:

There's more B.S. in fly fishing than there is in a Kansas feedlot.

Lefty Kreh

benben reincarnated

Definitely known of people getting warned, but none actually ticketed.


streamereater_101691

The only reason I know anything about this subject is my college roommate was killed by a train in 2015 in Pennsylvania. Trespassing law is in place to protect the railroad of possible criminal charges resulting in carelessness, injury, or death. The laws are also in place to deter civil lawsuits against the railroad. After his death, the family quickly found out that it is nearly impossible to win a case against the railroad, but they did receive some funeral expense help from norfolk southern. I'm not sure if that was a customary thing or only under the circumstances.


Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

creakycane

September 15, 2021, 11:44:39 AM #9 Last Edit: September 15, 2021, 15:12:46 PM by creakycane

Doesn't surprise me given the increased traffic in the spot advertised.

There was a flurry of similar warnings back 15 or more years ago when it was special regs and a few articles appeared,  and like now, started getting considerable foot traffic.  Since then, until the pandemic, there wasn't the activity to worry about.  I rarely saw another person in those years.  I can see now, when there are small groups walking the tracks, that they are more concerned.


Woolly Bugger

poll edited to add Warning and you can change your vote... <-;:

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Big J

Just google James River Trestle Riverside Park  :o


Dee-Vo

Had a hell of a scary incident while crawling across the mouth of the Ararat via railroad when I was younger. I swear those ties get further and further apart as you go.  p;-



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