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HASSLED BY NJT EMPLOYEE OVER VIDEO

Posted by NJCL2308 on Wed Apr 15 18:23:27 2009

Today, I went on a railfanning excursion to Morristown and Danbury. The train I had coming back to Long Branch, where I live, was a doubleheaded train powered by 4214 and 4141. As I recorded the train leaving, two gentlemen approached me. I will here refer to him as "Suit," since that's what he was wearing.
Suit: "Hey, How ya doin?"
Me: "I'm doing alright, how about you?"
Suit: "I'm doing okay. What are you doing?"
Me: "I'm recording."
Suit: "Excuse Me?"
Me: "I'm recording."
Suit: "Recording what?"
Me: "The train."
Suit: "Why?"
Me: "Because it's my hobby."
-At this point, I switched the video off, which I really wish I hadn't.
Suit: "Okay. Taking a video of that train isn't really allowed, since it's going through a railyard. Following 9/11, we clamped down on a lot of things of that nature."
Me: "It's my understanding that Warrington issued a letter precisely to the contrary."
Suit: "Well, Warrington isn't the GM anymore. It's no problem being at a station and getting a passing trains, I understand that-a lot of guys have that hobby, but certain points, such as tunnels, bridges, and yards, can not be videod or photographed anymore. Especially railyards, since it also draws unwanted attetion to employees, which is what we are. It's no problem being at a station and getting a passing trains, I understand that-a lot of guys have that hobby, butI'm not trying to bust your chops, I'm not going to confiscate your camera or anything, but I'm telling you that you're not allowed to do that."
Me: "I'll remember that." (I had a strong desire to terminate the encounter)"You have a nice night."
Suit: "You too."

Should I write to NJT and complain? If so, what should I write without coming across as an ass. I have the first few lines on video. Up until RIGHT before he tells me I "Can't Do That." Will that be sufficient evidence? (The video will be uploaded shortly)

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