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Hi to all:  Been working security @ night the past 3 days, so, have not been able to check messages. Glad to hear from all of you.

In my 50 plus years of being around rr tracks and even when I was a kid living next to the Sacramento Northern and the main line for Southern Pacific, I have never seen anyone get busted for walking the tracks anywhere and with the NWP tracks here now, I don't think anyone would say anything about a few guys walking (mostly in plain view of the highways) taking pictures or just walking.

Also, as far as trouble with homeless and others, I'm a licensed Security Guard and have a license to carry a sidearm and I would probably carry one of my smaller caliber weapons with me on this kind of walk, especially in certain areas.  More from varmites than anything else.  I deal with these types of people at all hours at night in Eureka, so, they don't worry me.  Anyway, I figure that sometime around the end of March would be a pretty good time to go on the first little jaunt, maybe sooner if the weather settles down more.  If you would be a little worried about me carrying a weapon, let me know.  I can adjust. 

Thanks for all for wanting to take this walk with history.

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Comment by Eldon G. Whitehead on February 26, 2012 at 2:16pm

Well, I'm not a police officer, but, I am a licensed Security Officer and licensed to carry a firearm, so I feel comfortable in my capabilities of handling things.

Comment by Chad Gustafson on February 25, 2012 at 8:24pm
Eh my parents wouldn't let me go unless you were a cop,
And with my luck, we would be busted for trespassing.
If we could get permission it would be...a lot...safer?
Comment by Zachary M. Toler on February 25, 2012 at 5:27am

I don't have a problem with you carrying heat, but others might. I think it's a good idea, myself. Anyone coming should chime in with their opinion if they would take issue with this. And here’s to hoping and praying the weather gets nice!

 

Zachary M. Toler

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