Experiences with Railroad police in Canada? (1 Viewer)

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I am asking because people say CN police is pretty bad. I want to know about specific experiences and if any of that included jail time and/or fine's paid and what that specific amount was.
 
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Ironically, YouTube viewers witnessed Brave Dave outrunning railroad police at an IM yard in Regina back in 2016. He escaped the jaws of justice, but a warrant was later issued where Dave himself would not return to Canada for a while. And the warrant itself remains valid for 10 years. He paid no fines or jailtime, but he was banned from the country.
 

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Brave Dave is a dildo.
This guy I know has been asking me alot about riding trains whenever we bump into each other at the bar and hes like yeah i was watching this guy on youtube..bravedave. Haha. I was drunk and went on a rant about how dumb that dude is for a good while. Brave dave.ugh
 

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For the most part you won't see any although most of the major yards and big cities have bulls.
 

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ide imagine its not all that different from how the states treats trespassing on railroad property. despite canadas reputation for being alot more lax about minor stuff i know for a fact people still do jail time in canada for riding trains.

if you want specific info, look up the crime yer being charged with at the time of yer arrest. this shit can vary from a basic trespassing charge, which could be a weekend in jail, or time served, or a few hundred bucks, or nothing. or it could be a felony charge depending whats in yer pack or if yer drunk or the cop wants to put this or that on the report. this shits not black or white. if yer scared of having a charge on yer record or spending a week or two in county i dunno what else to say because if you ride long enough its gonna happen regardless of how careful you are.
 

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ide imagine its not all that different from how the states treats trespassing on railroad property. despite canadas reputation for being alot more lax about minor stuff i know for a fact people still do jail time in canada for riding trains.

if you want specific info, look up the crime yer being charged with at the time of yer arrest. this shit can vary from a basic trespassing charge, which could be a weekend in jail, or time served, or a few hundred bucks, or nothing. or it could be a felony charge depending whats in yer pack or if yer drunk or the cop wants to put this or that on the report. this shits not black or white. if yer scared of having a charge on yer record or spending a week or two in county i dunno what else to say because if you ride long enough its gonna happen regardless of how careful you are.
At the risk of sounding like a braggart, I never once was arrested or given a ticket that wasn't just a warning. But that said, I was extremely careful, very ninja, and very very patient. I think overall it would take me about twice as long as most people to get where I was going, but that never really bothered me.

I do think I'm the exception to the rule tho, and I'm not saying I never fucked up, but when I did I was smart about it and managed to get away before I was found.
 

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At the risk of sounding like a braggart, I never once was arrested or given a ticket that wasn't just a warning. But that said, I was extremely careful, very ninja, and very very patient. I think overall it would take me about twice as long as most people to get where I was going, but that never really bothered me.

I do think I'm the exception to the rule tho, and I'm not saying I never fucked up, but when I did I was smart about it and managed to get away before I was found.
holy shit never even a ticket??? i believe you but agree thats also super rare. ide say not being patient leads to most people getting busted and i admit i wasnt the most patient person when i first started getting into trains.
 

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holy shit never even a ticket??? i believe you but agree thats also super rare. ide say not being patient leads to most people getting busted and i admit i wasnt the most patient person when i first started getting into trains.
nah, i got one 'warning' ticket for being near the yard in detroit somewhere (NS in 2001)? and another warning ticket for being on a boxcar just south of dunsmir (2003?), where the railroad cop was like 'just get back on and don't let anyone see you this time' no idea who saw and reported us previously all i'd seen for hours was trees and mountains.

that said, i've been told to kick rocks by railroad workers plenty of times, but i was always just super nice and apologized for getting in their way.
 

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nah, i got one 'warning' ticket for being near the yard in detroit somewhere (NS in 2001)? and another warning ticket for being on a boxcar just south of dunsmir (2003?), where the railroad cop was like 'just get back on and don't let anyone see you this time' no idea who saw and reported us previously all i'd seen for hours was trees and mountains.

that said, i've been told to kick rocks by railroad workers plenty of times, but i was always just super nice and apologized for getting in their way.
yea being nice and saying sorry for getting in the way or causing and trouble etc etc is pretty much the only good way to handle those situations when yer just straight up busted. i think for the most part its just a shock for a worker to find you anyway so ive always tried to not surprise anybody and be polite.
 
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ide imagine its not all that different from how the states treats trespassing on railroad property. despite canadas reputation for being alot more lax about minor stuff i know for a fact people still do jail time in canada for riding trains.

if you want specific info, look up the crime yer being charged with at the time of yer arrest. this shit can vary from a basic trespassing charge, which could be a weekend in jail, or time served, or a few hundred bucks, or nothing. or it could be a felony charge depending whats in yer pack or if yer drunk or the cop wants to put this or that on the report. this shits not black or white. if yer scared of having a charge on yer record or spending a week or two in county i dunno what else to say because if you ride long enough its gonna happen regardless of how careful you are.
Ironically, YouTube viewers witnessed Brave Dave outrunning railroad police at an IM yard in Regina back in 2016. He escaped the jaws of justice, but a warrant was later issued where Dave himself would not return to Canada for a while. And the warrant itself remains valid for 10 years. He paid no fines or jailtime, but he was banned from the country.
Who doesn't know about bRAVE dAVE at this point
 

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This guy I know has been asking me alot about riding trains whenever we bump into each other at the bar and hes like yeah i was watching this guy on youtube..bravedave. Haha. I was drunk and went on a rant about how dumb that dude is for a good while. Brave dave.ugh
The biggest dildo. He makes me fucking cringe
 

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What's wrong with Brave Dave? I watched some of his vids -- seemed like a British guy who caught trains. And then?
 

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