Harter E. Gleim, 42, brakeman, saved Elizabeth M. Main, 13, from being struck by a train, Pine Grove Furnace, Pennsylvania, June 21, 1928. Elizabeth ran upon a track on which a train was approaching at a speed of 20 m.p.h. in an effort to get hold of her dog. Facing the train, Gleim ran 40 feet to Elizabeth, reaching her when the locomotive was about 30 feet from him and was moving at a speed of 15 m.p.h. He seized Elizabeth and carried her as he ran 16 feet ahead of the train to get around the end of a high platform that paralleled the track. As he got in the clear, the locomotive was not more than five feet from him, the speed having been reduced to about 5 m.p.h.
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Harter E. Gleim, 69, of Carlisle, Pa., a retired Reading Railroad baggage master, died on Aug. 10, 1955, at his home. He was the son of Samuel Gleim and Emma Rudolph Gleim.
In 1930, he was awarded the Carnegie Medal and $1,000 for saving the life of a 13-year-old girl in the path of a train in 1928. He attended the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Carlisle.
Burial was in Kutz’s Church Cemetery.
(Edited from an obituary in The Gettysburg, Pa., Times, August 11, 1955.)