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Railroads try to shut down train photographers

Railroads try to shut down train photographers
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Trains have long been popular subjects for photographers, even highly-prized backdrops for some wedding and engagement photos, family portraits and graduating seniors. But now, railroad companies are trying to shut down photography of their trains.

Photographers have been snapping shots of locomotives and train cars probably dating back to the invention of photography. Tracks winding through beautiful countrysides, dramatic bridges spanning canyons and waterways, plus clouds of billowing steam combine to create scenes that a big part of American culture.

So it's no wonder than trains and railroads are also such a popular backdrop for important photos.

When it's portrait time, everything has to be just perfect. The hair, the makeup, the clothes, the backdrop, and if you have a professional photographer, no detail is too small.

But what you, and your photographer, may not know is that if you are planning to include a train in your photos, the railroad companies want you make other plans.

Next page: Find out why railroads want to stop train photography.
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