Gilbert D. Lyle saved Peggy M. Estes from being killed by a train, Moscow, Idaho, October 6, 1934. Peggy, 8, rode a bicycle to a railroad crossing toward which a passenger train was approaching at a speed of 20 m.p.h.. As the front wheel of the bicycle got on the track, a traffic officer shouted to Peggy, and she became panic stricken, moving the handlebars from side to side. Gilbert, 15, schoolboy, who was 15 feet from the other side of the track, turned and ran at an angle 24 feet to the front of the bicycle, reaching it between the rails when the locomotive was a 113 feet from Peggy. He grasped the handlebars and ran backward, pulling the bicycle across the track with Peggy mounted. The locomotive passed at a speed of 18 m.p.h., and the cylinder touched the rear wheel of the bicycle and swung the rear of the bicycle a foot. The train stopped when the last car was 15 feet beyond the crossing.
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