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Kansas City Southern to operate remote-controlled locomotives at its Laredo yard


During next few weeks, the Kansas City Southern Railway Co. (KCSR) will begin using remote-control locomotives (RCL) at its Laredo, Texas, yard. Train and engine-service crews at the yard have completed RCL training and are awaiting certification documentation.

So far, KCSR has equipped 50 locomotives with remote-control systems at yards in Kansas City, Mo.; Wylie, Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas; and Shreveport, Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, La. The railroad plans to implement RCL at other locations throughout its system.

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