Barbwire, fences, rails and the law:

Texas law once said: When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing: each train shall come to a full stop and neither train shall proceed until the other has gone. Huh??

A New York City Ordinance prohibited the shooting of rabbits from the rear of a Third Avenue street car if it was in motion. 

Believe it or not, putting salt on a railroad track in Alabama was once punishable by death.

It is considered a misdemeanor offense to throw pickle juice at a trolley in Rhode Island..

In Seattle, Washington, women who sit on men’s laps on trains without placing a pillow between them would face an automatic six-month jail term.

It is against the law for a railroad to remove itself from a town of more than five hundred people in South Carolina.

In Washington state, a dog must have accompanied the cowcatcher to scare livestock from the tracks. 

In West Virginia, it was once illegal to sleep on a train.

If you attack a train in Indiana, you’re gonna be jailed!

In South Dakota, it is illegal to place firecrackers on railroad track. The fine doubles if they are lit. 

In Rhode Island, it is illegal to operate a passenger car between a locomotive and a load of dirt.


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