Union Pacific Railroad, the largest railroad company in the United States, has launched a new campaign that warns photographers and the public from taking photos on train tracks.
The videos are designed to warn high school seniors from taking their senior pictures on train tracks. “Choosing to take your senior photos on railroad tracks is not only illegal; it can be deadly,” Union Pacific says.
“Sure, railroad tracks seem like a cool backdrop for a photo. But imagine a massive locomotive coming at you, with momentum so great it’s unable to stop. You’re certain you’ll be able to hear it and get off the tracks in time — but chances are you won’t. Why take that chance?”
“Tracks are for trains, not your senior photos.”
Union Pacific has launched a new photo safety website to spread this message, and the company is also encouraging the public to share this warning with friends and family using the hashtag #TracksAreForTrains.