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Man who stopped train with his bare hands
May 16, 2001 6:42 AM   Subscribe

Man who stopped train with his bare hands "was a longtime railroad man from an era when such boardings were routine.... Today, it is strictly against the rules -- sometimes a firing offense -- to step aboard moving locomotives or cars."
posted by dfowler (6 comments total)

 
I almost wish I'd still been in Bowling Green, since you're almost always close enough to the tracks there that I'm sure I would've seen the runaway train.
posted by binkin at 7:44 AM on May 16, 2001


I smell a new event in the Worlds Strongest Man competitions...Magnus Ver Magnusson is probably training now...
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 8:37 AM on May 16, 2001


I saw the footage of this on Good Morning America today. Incredible.
posted by summer1971 at 9:17 AM on May 16, 2001


Interesting to note that the runaway train forced another train to move off the main track -- that other train being a public safety awareness vehicle which films drivers performing risky RR crossings. Imagine if some idiot had tried to outrun the runaway train?

Kudos to Hosfeld, in any case, for a job well done.
posted by Dreama at 9:36 AM on May 16, 2001


I smell a new event in the Worlds Strongest Man competitions...Magnus Ver Magnusson is probably training now...

Magnus, your my hero.
posted by mother at 3:32 PM on May 16, 2001


A video link, please....
posted by ParisParamus at 3:38 PM on May 16, 2001


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