By CHARLES WINOKOOR
Staff Writer
Posted Jun 01, 2011 @ 04:22 PM
Last update Jun 01, 2011 @ 11:43 PM

Taunton — A CSX railroad engine en route to a delivery in Taunton’s Myles Standish Industrial Park derailed Wednesday afternoon after thieves cut away two 8-foot sections of solid steel track, authorities said.

No one was injured as a result of the incident, which observers on scene said ranks as the most audacious example of metal theft in recent memory.

“It stopped a little too late and derailed — it just dropped down on both sides,