Officials: Photographers should be cautious when taking photos of holiday trains

Posted at 6:55 AM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 06:55:52-05

The Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office sent out a warning to photographers when taking photos of holiday trains.

The office shared an incident while people were photographing the Pere Marquette 1225 steam locomotive in Carland.

"Unfortunately, people don't always use good judgment when watching or photographing her along the way," the office said in a Facebook post.

The sheriff's office shared a video where a photographer's coat was ripped by the passing locomotive.

"Remember, trains overhang the tracks by at least 3 feet in both directions."

The sheriff's office reminded people that it is illegal to be on the tracks unless at a designated crossing.