Everett J. Young saved Stanley C. Henderson from being killed by a train, Topeka, Kansas, September 13, 1964. As a passenger train approached a station at a decreasing speed of 20 m.p.h., Stanley, 3, started to run across the track but fell prone between the rails when the diesel engine was within 175 feet of him. Young, 48, switchman, ran 45 feet on the uneven ballast and ties of the other tracks and reached Stanley when the engine was approximately 35 feet from him and then approaching at about 15 m.p.h. Without stopping, Young seized Stanley, jerked him upward, and carried him from the track just clearing the path of the train when it was within 15 feet of them. The engine stopped 175 feet beyond them.
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