Garfield B. Muse, 45, brakeman, saved Harold E. Wallace, 4, from being killed by a train, Devon, West Virginia, October 9, 1929. Harold was walking on the ties of a track, just outside the rail, on which a freight train was approaching behind him at a speed of 30 m.p.h. Muse was riding in the opposite direction on the rear platform of the caboose of a train that was running 15 .m.p.h. on an adjacent track. He jumped to the ground and ran 65 feet, at an angle across the track on which the train was approaching, to Harold. He grasped Harold with his right arm and stepped off the track when the locomotive, running at reduced speed, was but five feet from him.
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