Lite Locomotive Consist Law and Legal Definition

According to 49 CFR 218.93 [Title 49 – Transportation; Subtitle B -- Other Regulations Relating to Transportation; Chapter II -- Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation; Part 218 -- Railroad Operating Practices; Subpart F -- Handling Equipment, Switches, and Fixed Derails], lite locomotive consist means “two or more locomotive units coupled without cars attached, regardless of whether the locomotive units are connected so that they may be operated from a single control stand.”