7 Responses

  1. Al Cyone says:

    I thought we’d already resolved this “taking pictures is forbidden” nonsense. I’m not saying that confronting the police on the job is the best place to educate them but, really, shouldn’t they know the laws they’re hired to enforce?

    • Emily says:

      I know, it is such nonsense. Unfortunately, the woman looked like she was a mere rent-a-cop type security guard, and she was very nice about it. I really didn’t have the desire to fight with anyone that day, and it was clear that she wasn’t much of a policy maker, merely an enforcer. And probably a poorly paid one at that.

  2. T Man says:

    That floor inside looks clean! Sorry to hear about not being able to take pictures. The MTA has a letter which explicitly states that you are allowed to take pictures.

    • Emily says:

      True, but it is a difficult situation in Connecticut, where the stations aren’t owned by the MTA, but the state of CT.

      • Bob says:

        Interesting. I’ve luckily never had a problem but had expected the MTA letter to cover it. I’m not sure how many CT stations you still have left to photograph (vs. publish on the blog), but to try to avoid problems in the future it might not hurt to send a letter to ConnDOT asking them to clarify exactly what you were doing “wrong” and asking for their specific written policy (attaching a copy of the MTA letter). The only time I’ve had a problem so far was in Cleveland where an officer told me I wasn’t allowed to take pictures. I asked the local transit agency to clarify whether the problem was that particular station or the system as a whole (and pointed out that I was in a public area not impeding passengers or employees). I got back a letter from the police chief saying it appeared the officer was in error, and he would remind all officers of the policy. Having such a letter from CT would probably help in the future.

  3. Tyler says:

    I always carry a copy of the T’s photography policy in my bag for the next time someone challenges me. I’ve already been told to stop shooting in New Haven, had the cops called on me in Newark, and been kicked out of Downtown Crossing station here in Boston. I always obey them and will continue to do so even knowing I’m in the clear, but it’s just a matter of time before I’m in the wrong place at the wrong time and it goes beyond “you can’t take photos here…”

  4. Tyler says:

    Also, with all the photos of actual trains in this post, I think it’s time for you to come out of the railfan closet. Just sayin’.

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