Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
They would have to prove the images were theirs.
Agree, I said claim, which means one needs to go to court and the claimant wd have to prove their case to a jury or judge if bench trial, which if they win could be costly. The risk of the photographer or his/her heirs seeing one of these prints might be rather low, but the rail yard/train line could theoretically own the negs too. Could these be dupes too and the orig negs/slides are still in the photog's/heirs possession?

Who's to say, onus is on the OP, seems like a risk to me

What about the ethics of this? Found art is quite gray, dammed if you do, dammed if you....