Hunting and Fishing Safety

Walking on railroad tracks, railroad right of way (the areas on both sides of the track) or railroad bridges to access hunting or fishing spots is dangerous and illegal. Union Pacific urges outdoor enthusiasts to operate safely around railroad tracks.

Be aware of railroad property when enjoying outdoor activities. Remember:

  • If you must cross railroad tracks, do so only at approved public crossings.
  • If you’re near a railroad track, the only safe thing to expect is that a train is headed your way.
  • Locomotives and rail cars overhang the tracks by at least three feet on either side of the rail and loose straps hanging from rail cars may extend even further.
  • Railroad trestles and bridges are only for trains.
  • Do not navigate to a fishing hole or hunting spot if you must trespass on a railroad trestle. Find an alternate and safe access point.