A Railfan Code of Conduct

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Re: A Railfan Code of Conduct

Post by Backshophoss » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:33 am

Comedy Central self created material(aka Tosh.0)is not that great to begin with :(
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Re: A Railfan Code of Conduct

Post by hazmatmess » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:35 am

MEC407 wrote:
hazmatmess wrote:DO NOT yell at kids (unless their life is in danger) to be quiet because you don't want their voices in your video. Deal with it, young children get excited to see trains (especially my son). I try to keep him quiet when someone is filming but he's 3, he gets excited easily.
I'd much rather hear the happy sounds of kids excited to see the choo-choo than hear a bunch of adult railnerds yacking in the background, trying to out-do each other with how much rail knowledge they have.
Well that's good to hear. Too many times "your kid's screaming is ruining my video!" Now I try to keep him quiet or move to a different area but he's 3. LoL

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Re: A Railfan Code of Conduct

Post by charlie6017 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:24 am

hazmatmess wrote:
MEC407 wrote:
hazmatmess wrote:DO NOT yell at kids (unless their life is in danger) to be quiet because you don't want their voices in your video. Deal with it, young children get excited to see trains (especially my son). I try to keep him quiet when someone is filming but he's 3, he gets excited easily.
I'd much rather hear the happy sounds of kids excited to see the choo-choo than hear a bunch of adult railnerds yacking in the background, trying to out-do each other with how much rail knowledge they have.
Well that's good to hear. Too many times "your kid's screaming is ruining my video!" Now I try to keep him quiet or move to a different area but he's 3. LoL
I'm with you and MEC407. These young children like your and many others can be the next generation of railfans. Even if not,
hearing the excitement of children when they see a train is music to my ears. Maybe it's because I'm a Dad and my own boy enjoys
seeing trains.

My thoughts on people shooting video......if they don't want other people's voices in there, then they should shoot somewhere that it
is quiet.....away from train stations and the like.

Charlie
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Re: A Railfan Code of Conduct

Post by ACeInTheHole » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:14 am

Hazmat and Charlie... You guys gave me an idea for another one.. And this one is probably more important than every other one... Make sure you ALWAYS have more video of your children than your railfanning excursions... Because nothing is more important than the little ones. :-D.

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Re: A Railfan Code of Conduct

Post by lirr42 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:33 pm

Here's a useful tip...if your taking videos or photos of a train and somebody (railroad employee, police officer—local or railroad, anyone) says something to you, just walk away. Don't put up a fight or contest them. It's not worth getting in trouble, arrested, etc. chances are trains will be there tomorrow, or some other time. It's not worth it.

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Re: A Railfan Code of Conduct

Post by charlie6017 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:37 pm

beanbag wrote:Hazmat and Charlie... You guys gave me an idea for another one.. And this one is probably more important than every other one... Make sure you ALWAYS have more video of your children than your railfanning excursions... Because nothing is more important than the little ones. :-D.
Well said. :wink:
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Re: A Railfan Code of Conduct

Post by ACeInTheHole » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:59 pm

Backshophoss wrote:Comedy Central self created material(aka Tosh.0)is not that great to begin with :(
Agreed. I never watch it, but still. Ha.

Thanks Charlie.

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Re: A Railfan Code of Conduct

Post by hazmatmess » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:07 pm

beanbag wrote:Hazmat and Charlie... You guys gave me an idea for another one.. And this one is probably more important than every other one... Make sure you ALWAYS have more video of your children than your railfanning excursions... Because nothing is more important than the little ones. :-D.
Couldn't agree more. :-D

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Re: A Railfan Code of Conduct

Post by Idiot Railfan » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:26 pm

Here's one I forgot: No flash photography unless previously arranged with the crew. An unexpected flash can blind and distract an engineer.
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