Steam trains are nostalgic, majestic and unique in their heritage and rich with wonder for many of us.
However with these trespassing incidents that continue to occur, it is a deteriorating state of general social standards, many of these individuals haven't witnessed consequences/punishments that deter them from these behaviors.Look at the rampant chaotic vandalism of rollingstock, assets and property related to our railway operations. When these individuals are caught, the punishment, rehabilitation applied to the culprits are inadequate and do not deter. In many cases these individuals are so repressed in their own individual existences they have no capacity to respect themselves, therefore are unable to develop an understanding of societal development and devoid of and cannot be trusted to model their lives independently.
This perspective would be unlikely related to those who follow heritage steam tours and arrogantly disregard boundaries. However, it demonstrates that these degenerative traits of individuals are not corrected or treated and therefore is allowing the manifestation of these criminals and persistent pests to continue to generate their distorted and twisted habits, leaving the civilized to absorb this mutation into our society.
As a result of our trespassing hobbyists of heritage steamrail tours, these individuals are even less likely to receive punishment. Reckless conduct to capture a unique view of photographic angle, they may be detected by lawmen and receive punishment, though relatively minor as a fine, fortunately they are more likely than the disease brought with paint spray cans to respect boundaries in the future.
Those however, who have no interest in respecting the boundaries determining the safety lines drawn for a clear reason are the most difficult to rehabilitate. They cannot, and in many other cases will not discern the consequences of their actions and hazardous risks.
For those without the capacity to reform from vandalism, as long as we do not have adequate punishments for a caught number of culprits we cannot eliminate this problem. There is no example to broadcast for eradicating this degenerative disorder. Even when they are caught, deterrence maybe achieved, but rehabilitation is essential to restore dignity and reform their existence, because they will only return to society and continue with their sickened habits and fall back onto their warped views.
Maturity is often lacking in those who breach boundaries for these heritage train tours, even the children are led to follow their parents into these breaches, this creates a cycle that persists in each generation.
Reading dthead's response above, to which I interpret is a sarcastic response to demonstrate the invalidity of prohibiting heritage tours:
Propose that such a case were to occur, it won't stop individuals from trespassing across tracks to vandalise, it won't cease the problems we have with those disregarding active crossings sounding alarms, bells and closing gates, and, if all trains are removed from existence, it won't solve the problems in society.
Because, they will not have received any reform, any form of uncivilized nature presents itself from them in many different forms. Examples are through robberies and assaults, those offenses generally considered petty and insignificant can occur resulting in activities such as the recent phone application, 'Pokemon Go!' It has created many examples of delirious behaviour often resulting in a disregard to the reality of boundaries.
Therefore, sacrificing the precious heritage to which ultimately is the real means of providing nostalgic experience and it's purpose to educate individuals with the true meaning and will to live for humanity. It is an affront to prohibit heritage tours based on this very issue and a destruction to fostering civilized society. Lacking adequate measures to correct these distorted individuals and allowing this pattern to continue in their uncivilized nature with their belief that it is inconsequential is a denigration to the civilized and a failure from those we entrust to administer our society.