I was just told that you can't take pictures on a train. Not of yourself, not of others, not of the scenery out the window, nothing. Amtrak.com policy seems to confirm this. An inservice train is a "restricted area". You have asked people to break your policy to win a cash award. The conductor on my train told me that "people go to jail for this" (his words), and "it's not a joke" (also his words). I thought maybe the policy was created after the contest, but he said its "an old policy" and they're just "getting serious about enforcing it". Nice job.
Snap a Pic & Tag #AmtrakVacay to Win $200!
Simply tag your Instagram pics with the hashtag #AmtrakVacay by midnight on Sept. 2, 2013. Then we'll pick our favorite and contact you to collect your prize!
It’s easy, just use the hashtag #AmtrakVacay to get started.
Here's how to officially enter the contest:
1. Follow @Amtrak on Instagram … which you probably do already!
2. Take your best photo or video on board an Amtrak train or at one of our 500 destinations and use the hashtag #AmtrakVacay by midnight on Sept. 2, 2013.
3. Sit back and enjoy the rest of your journey.
See what everyone else is already doing by searching #AmtrakVacay
For the full official rules, go here.