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Offline Skyvalhunter

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Re: BNSF Issues?
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2017, 05:35:55 AM »
Just remember you are on Private property when on the tracks and the right of way. They will and have prosecuted so tread lightly.

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Re: BNSF Issues?
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2017, 11:39:58 PM »
Railroad police officers in WA do make trespass cases. I've known them to cite fishermen walking across railroad trestle bridges. I don't know about on the columbia. They are state authority officers so a trespass case from them goes to the same court as a deputy or WDFW Officer.

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They are over glorified security guards. They have no police power.


Actually private security on private property can do some things police can't do.
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Re: BNSF Issues?
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2017, 12:06:31 AM »
Railroad police officers in WA do make trespass cases. I've known them to cite fishermen walking across railroad trestle bridges. I don't know about on the columbia. They are state authority officers so a trespass case from them goes to the same court as a deputy or WDFW Officer.

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Actually private security on private property can do some things police can't do.
They are over glorified security guards. They have no police power.

Idk BNSF police have just as much power. I know they write tickets

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Re: BNSF Issues?
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2017, 05:49:16 PM »
Railroad police officers in WA do make trespass cases. I've known them to cite fishermen walking across railroad trestle bridges. I don't know about on the columbia. They are state authority officers so a trespass case from them goes to the same court as a deputy or WDFW Officer.

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They are over glorified security guards. They have no police power.
Not true. They have full authority police officer powers in most states, including Washington.

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Re: BNSF Issues?
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2017, 06:12:24 PM »
On the WA side of the river I think it's BNSF on the OR side of the river I think it's UP. They both have the easements for their tracks and can cite for trespassing. I for one don't want to have to hire an atty to argue before a judge that I in my opinion crossing the rr tracks has been going on for many years and now I'm claiming a prescriptive easement across the tracks. My pockets are not that deep.

 

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