I wanted to write this to get an idea of how widespread this is. I just recently started writing a book so I can publish my archive of rail photos. Since this is going to take some time I thought I would warm up with a simple article. Recently I have been noticing that the list of railfans that are being harassed by railroad employees, police or anything in between had grown significantly. Ever since 9/11 the DHS and TSA have been completely out of control. As a result railroads have also taken a great deal more time with what those three letter entities consider security. If you have been harassed, even vaguely, I would like to know. Please give as much detail as you can. I will take this into consideration as I write this. I will use no names and in fact I will not relay any of these stories directly. I will use them all as a kind of ratio meter to determine the flavor of the article. I have also contacted a few railroads to see what the deal is and what we can do as railfans so that we end up on the friend side of their friend or foe detectors. Thank you all in advance.