Second, it’s insanely unsafe. I know, it seems like it would be easy to see a train coming. Trains, after all, are huge and loud, right? And there are all those lights and signs! And yet still, roughly a thousand people get injured or even killed every year in the US. Do a quick Google search for “Photographer Killed Traintracks” and you get hundreds of thousands of results. It happens, and it seems rather likely those people went into that situation thinking they would be totally fine, too.