Sunday, 26 June 2016

A Yorkshire Terrier

A snatched shot, so not the sharpest or best quality, from the other day...

Full size version available on Flickr.

A Yorkshire Terrier had got on to the line at Gilberdyke - we're not allow to caution trains for animals of this size, however, the trains were both stoppers and when the train on the right, 2R98, stopped we saw the driver jump out, putting his vest on, to try and retrieve the dog! He was joined from by the guard from the train on the left, 2C26, to help catch it! The other guard and driver were also present!

The dog's owner is on the platform and had rung both Network Rail and the Police when she realised that her dog was on the railway - they were reunited just after this photo was taken - 2R98's driver is handing the dog to 2C26's guard! According to the driver of 2C26 the dog was "a vicious little bugger!"

All ended happily!

6 comments:

  1. Well done all, just shows it's good to have a Guard on the train! ;)

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    1. On a DOO service it would be harder to detain a dog - you can just imagine a Labrador sitting in the second man's seat!

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  2. Like an episode from Thomas the Tank engine :-) Wonderful. You can tell from the driver's body language that he is not over-enthused with the mutt!

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    1. It was only once I got the image off my camera that I noticed just how he was carrying the dog! He clearly is trying to hold him so he can't bite!

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  3. My Springer once fell onto the track whilst trying to board a train on the North Norfolk Railway. I had to pull him up by his lead then get a hand under his belly to drag him onto the platform.
    Very scary!

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    1. The issue for us is that we're not allowed to stop and caution trains for dogs - it's horrible really if you're soft when it comes to animals.

      Once a pygmy goat escaped from its owner's land and spent a few hours walking up and down the Hull mainline and, due to its size, we had to let trains run normally. However, the number of trains which did slow down meant it lasted long enough to be rescued by a manager! Even though it did try head butting its rescuer in the groin! The Up HST passed me giving a thumbs up which, it turned out, meant he'd missed the goat! A crossing keeper telling me afterwards that he'd stopped with the goat stood in the four foot - only a lot of horn blowing persuaded him to move!

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