Clarence J. Farris saved Gertrude Reynolds from being killed by a train, Denison, Texas, May 1, 1929. Gertrude, 14 months, toddled on a track when the locomotive of a work train was 140 feet from her and approaching at a speed of 10 m.p.h. The engineer applied the airbrakes and called to Farris, 27, locomotive fireman, who was on the locomotive. Farris grasped a handrail and jumped from the cab of the locomotive to the ground. He then ran 128 feet to a point ahead of the locomotive, which was reducing speed, grasped Gertrude around the waist, and jumped off the track. The locomotive was not more than five feet from him when he cleared its path. 30059-2497.
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