For some reason, many people are drawn to take photos on or next to this one spot in Michigan without realizing it's private property.

Whether you are an influencer, a professional photographer, or just a lover of taking selfies, you can get in big trouble taking photos on private property without permission.  In some cases, you would not only be putting yourself in legal trouble for trespassing but also, putting yourself in danger.  The junction where illegal and dangerous meet would be railroad tracks.  So, what will happen if you get caught taking photos on railroad tracks?

Taking pics near railroad tracks in Michigan is illegal
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The railroad is considered private property.  So, regardless of the safety concerns that walking on or near railroad tracks presents, it is simply trespassing.  However, there are specific laws revolving around railroad tracks.  The Railroad Code of 1993 in Michigan states that you can serve up to 30 days in jail and/or a $100 fine according to Legislature.MI.gov,

462.273 Walking, riding, driving, or being upon or along right-of-way or yard; permission required; “right-of-way” defined; being upon, entering, or damaging buildings, rolling stock, or equipment; applicability of section; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.

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Do not take photos near railroad tracks in Michigan
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