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In U.S., Railroad Police and Transit Police are not the same thing and are governed by very different laws and have a very different history.
I removed the redirect for railroad police and created a separate article. This article seems to define mainly the role of transport police in the U.K., with bits and pieces of info on U.S. railroad police mixed in. The conclusion that I could come to be reading this article is that "transport police" and "railroad police" in the UK and most of the rest of the world are synonomous, however in the U.S., they are two completely different animals. In the U.S., transit police are typically employed by the government itself (such as the NY/NJ Port Authority Police) and railroad police are employed by private carriers, such as Union Pacific. Both have similiar duties, however their history and jurisdiction (railroad police have both state and federal) are very different, as the previous poster noted. Equinox137 09:13, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
I think this would be better served by separate sections in the same article. The British Transport Police, for instance, are now a national force policing the railways and London Underground, but they are a descendant of the private railway company forces, since Britain's railways began as private companies, but then amalgamated together as the nationalised British Rail. The term "transit police" is not used at all in the UK. To divorce the two may make sense in the United States, but it doesn't make sense in most other countries and I really don't think it needs two different articles. And to claim that "railway police" and "railroad police" are two totally separate concepts is ludicrous. It's merely a semantic difference. -- Necrothesp 23:57, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
Ok, but either way, railroad police and transit police are completely separate entities with seperate histories in the US. As stated before, this article mainly defines the role of tranpsort police in the UK and other areas of the world with bits of U.S. Railroad Police mixed in. 220.127.116.11 07:35, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
I've renamed the Railroad Police article to specify that it pertains to the U.S. and explained the differences between the two. Hope this helps. Equinox137 08:19, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
Whatever it calls, where there is a mass of a population, where there should be policing--18.104.22.168 (talk) 04:20, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Of course, a security camera is even needed for a taxi too nowadays ^__^--22.214.171.124 (talk) 04:23, 6 May 2009 (UTC)