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Union Pacific locomotive reported missing from Omaha yard

(The Associated Press circulated the following on January 18, 2010.)

OMAHA, Neb. — Omaha police are trying to track down an 8,000-pound Union Pacific locomotive and those responsible for its disappearance.

The four-ton engine was recently discovered missing by employees of Rail Sciences. The consulting firm is contracted to diagnose and fix problems with Union Pacific equipment.

A police report says the General Electric locomotive traction electric engine is valued at $45,000.

It also says the engine's theft happened sometime before Christmas. The engine was last seen in the Rail Sciences yard in downtown Omaha.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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