With high school graduation ceremonies sparking up in a few months, senior pictures are starting to be discussed across Acadiana.

If the idea of taking senior pictures on train tracks is part of the plan, you're going to want to throw that idea out.

Is It Illegal To Take Pictures On Railroad Tracks?

My wife saw a post in the Acadiana Moms Group on Facebook from someone looking for a good place with railroad tracks to take Senior pictures.

Everyone started replying telling her it's illegal to take any kind of picture on railroad tracks.

McConnell Adams, Townsquare Media Lansing
McConnell Adams, Townsquare Media Lansing

I did a little research and sure enough, it is indeed against the law.

Aside from being dangerous, I honestly didn't know it was illegal. I asked a few people around the building here, and they didn't know either.

From slrlounge.com -

"Trespassing onto railroad property, including tracks, bridges, buildings, and signal towers, is illegal. Violators are subject to a citation for trespassing. Union Pacific will seek removal from publication any photograph or video that violates this policy."

Looks like if you need railroad tracks in the background for your Wedding or Senior pictures, Photoshop is the safest and more legal way to go.

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