Arthur F. Munson saved two children from being killed by a train, Fullerton, California, September 28, 1935. Unobserved, a 9-year-old girl pushed a baby carriage containing a 1-year-old child onto a track on a trestle. Two of the carriage’s wheels became fast, one being between ties at a point 15 feet from the west end of the trestle. While the girl tried to extricate the carriage, a passenger train was approaching her from the east at a speed of 40 m.p.h. After the locomotive reached a point within 350 feet of the girl, Munson, 45, railroad brakeman, ran 20 feet southeast to the trestle, 10 feet farther on a walk between the tracks, and then two or three steps on the open ties to the girl. Munson lifted and threw the girl clear of the track. He then freed the carriage with a jerk, turned, and stepped to the walk, barely clearing the track as the locomotive passed him at unreduced speed.
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