After the Cajon Group discussion on the extent of the Union Pacific property rights, I thought I'd post something from the California Penal Code...

369i. (a) Any person who enters or remains upon the property of any railroad without the permission of the owner of the land, the owner's agent, or the person in lawful possession and whose entry, presence, or conduct upon the property interferes with, interrupts, or hinders, or which, if allowed to continue, would interfere with, interrupt, or hinder the safe and efficient operation of any locomotive, railway car, or train is guilty of a misdemeanor.

As used in this subdivision, "property of any railroad" means any land owned, leased, or possessed by a railroad upon which is placed a railroad track and the land immediately adjacent thereto, to the distance of 20 feet on either side of the track, which is owned, leased, or possessed by a railroad.

Within a few seconds of my post, I got a reply from Ted York, "Just don't hinder the operation of the BNSF and you are ok. In the case of the UP just spot them a five dollar bill!" I responded with, "You ain't kidding. My buddy and I were at LAUPT Sunday checking out the Officer's Special when "Security" told us we were in a restricted area and needed to leave. His accent was so thick we could barely understand him. Should've asked if I could buy him a cup of (insert regional hot
drink here).

For those who don't know, Ted York is featured in the current Model Railroad Planning Guide. He has a great HO scale layout depicting Cajon Pass.


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