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Old 09-22-2005, 02:33 AM   #11
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Pretty much all Class 1 roads have eliminated torpedoes. Their primary use was "flagging" but traffic control procedures and better radio communication in recent years have made following moves in the same block a thing of the past. Other uses for torpedoes:
Local switch crews leaving cars on the main used to place a torpedo a short distance away from the cut of cars as a warning signal to alert them when they were getting close on the return trip. A maintenance crew repairing a master retarder in a hump yard placed a few torpedoes higher up on the hump in case someone accidently shoved a car in their direction.
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