In the United States, taking photos of military trains is...
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Legal. Period.
Legal, as long as you are on public lands.
Sometimes legal, sometimes not.
Illegal in times of war (which we are technically in).
Illegal. Period.
I don't know.
I don't care.
I'm not from around those parts.
Other (please specify).

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paploothelearned's avatar
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paploothelearned's avatar
I still haven't found a definitive answer to this one, but US Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 37, Sections 795-797 seems to cover photography of military installations and equipment. Given its wording it seems to me that an executive order from the president could limit photography of military trains. I also have no idea if such an executive order does, or ever has, existed.

So the conclusion is: I don't know.
shenanigan87's avatar
I don't know, but having heard much bad press, I'd say that it's legal, but someone will bother you if you take pics. I just know that around here, it's perfectly legal, and nobody will bother you. Or those who put up military train photos by the lot got very lucky all the time.
ZCochrane's avatar
No idea at all, but here in Germany, I'd just take pictures anyway. It's in a public place, after all.