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This had to be done by someone who knew what they where doing, thank god there wasnt any traffic on that track. What I don't understand is how come CSX didn't know where it was, wouldn't it trip the block system down the line somehow?


"The diesel locomotive, number 2617, was parked on a CSX siding in the Kendall area, awaiting an assignment, when it came up missing. It was there Sunday night, but missing when the railroad went working(looking?) for it Monday."


http://cbs4.com/local/locomotive.theft.CSX.2.942230.html
 

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Depending on what the RR crews due when tying down a loco they should have removed the reversing lever and not left with loco. Also there is a switch ( can't remember what it is called ) but cuts out the traction motors. Looks like this person knew what they where doing. If the signal system (if there was one) is not CTC then now one would know the loco had occupied the track. I's a good thing that they were going south towards end of track and no other trains out there or it could have been a major incident. Sounds like it could have been an ex employee. Later RJD
 
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