Illegal spots in Montana to take photos

If I told the following place was illegal to take photos, you'd probably laugh at me and tell me I was crazy.

I'd also wager you might even have taken a photo in this location; perhaps for a senior portrait or maybe an engagement photo.

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How do I know you probably have that photo I'm talking about?

Because I have one of these photos myself.

I had no idea it was illegal when we did it.

I trusted my photographer and it turns out we all could have gone to jail had the police caught us.

What common location is it illegal to take photos?

A girl on train tracks with fog behind her
Photo by Allan Dias on Unsplash

Taking your photos on train tracks.

So many of us have had their picture on train track, but you probably had no idea you were breaking the law.

Why is it illegal to take those photos there, well because technically you were on private property.

All those tracks belong to the railroad company and without permission you were trespassing.

3 women take Pictures on a railroad track
Photo by Seth Doyle on Unsplash

Even if the tracks are abandoned, then the ownership transfers back to the original owner of the land, so you're still trespassing.

Not only is it illegal in Montana to take those pictures, it's pretty much illegal all over America as well.

According to the website Nutty Hiker, getting caught on the tracks without permission could result in a $10,000 fine and jail time for criminal trespassing.

So keep yourself out of trouble and stay off the tracks.

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