Railway and locomotive engineering Volume 21 ; a practical journal of railway motive power and rolling stock

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Sinopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...Lackwanna & Western Railroad, also saved the life of a young girl by running out to the pilot of his engine and picking her up from the track in front of the moving train, both escaping injury. George H. Williams, Braintree, Mass., an engineer on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, was less fortunate as far as he himself was concerned. While preventing a lady from a rash attempt to cross the railroad track in front of a rapidly moving train, near where his engine was standing. He managed to save the lady from injury, but was struck by the engine himself necessitating his removal to a hospital for about three months. A similar incident occurred to Edward A. McGrath, station agent at Stowell Station, on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, at Milwaukee. A girl of six years, crossing the track in front of an approaching train, and heedless of the warnings shouted to her, would certainly have been killed but for the heroic act of Mr. McGrath, who rushed to the child and picked her up, but was himself struck down by the pilot beam of the engine though not seriously injured. Other acts equally heroic are included in the report, and we have selected these merely as illustrative of the read iness with which railroad men risk their lives in the saving of others. The ribbons, rosettes and bronze medals of honor are fitting and proper as far as they go, but we are hopeful that Congress may eventually empower the Commission to make more suitable rewards to those who may be permanently disabled by reason of extreme daring in endeavoring to save lives. The Railroad Companies generally act very liberally towards their employees in such cases, but it must be remembered that it is a public duty to reward in a public way, acts of the kind that we ...

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