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Commercial Photography and Film Location Fees
Posted by Teresa Propeck on February, 19 2018

Texas State Railroad

Commercial

Film Rates

Filming – Steam Locomotives

$8,000 – Non-train day

Eight-hour rate for film crews – exclusivity and privacy guaranteed

$5,000 – Non-train day

Four-hour, rate for film crews – exclusivity and privacy guaranteed

Filming – Diesel Locomotives

$5,000 – Non-train day

Eight-hour rate for film crews – exclusivity and privacy guaranteed

$2,500 – Non-train day

Four-hour, rate for film crews – exclusivity and privacy guaranteed

Filming Options

  • Fully functional or stationary
  • Anywhere accessible, along TSRR route, including both depots and/or shop yards
  • Choice of passenger or freight cars
  • Shooting schedule flexible
  • Equipment can be decorated, or altered, to accommodate client’s needs for an additional fee

Requirements/Restrictions

Texas State Railroad grounds and equipment are private property.  All photography and video footage of train, grounds and structures is restricted to authorized use.

 No commercial photography or video can be taken without pre-approved authorization from the company.  Texas State Railroad will provide an “escort” during approved filming/shooting time and crew must abide by all safety restrictions.

 Please email teresa@texasstaterailroad.net or call 602-316-9887 prior to anticipated date of request.  A certificate of insurance must be submitted prior to photographing along with a signed liability release form.

Texas State Railroad

Commercial

Photography Rates

 Photo Shoots

Diesel or no locomotive power

$100 per hour – Non-train day

  • Depot grounds; lake, pavilion, church
  • Along tracks, where accessible
  • Onboard stationary train cars

$50 per hour – Train day

  • Depot grounds; lake, pavilion, church
  • Along tracks, where accessible
  • Onboard stationary train cars; scheduled prior to train departure
  • On train days, there is no guarantee of exclusivity and passenger experiences must not be interrupted

Steam Engine

$200 per hour – Non-train day

  • Stationary, unmoving

 $2,500 per day – Non-train day

  • Fired up and belching steam

$1,000 per day – Train day

  • On train days, there is no guarantee of exclusivity and passenger experiences must not be interrupted

Requirements/Restrictions

Texas State Railroad grounds and equipment are private property.  All photography and video footage of train, grounds and structures is restricted to authorized use.

 No commercial photography or video can be taken without pre-approved authorization from the company.  Texas State Railroad will provide an “escort” during approved filming/shooting time and crew must abide by all safety restrictions.

 Please email teresa@texasstaterailroad.net or call 602-316-9887 prior to anticipated date of request.  A certificate of insurance must be submitted prior to photographing along with a signed liability release form.

 
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