NBSR Conductor Ron Short recognized for saving a life

Last week, at Operation Lifesaver’s annual safety conference, national and international delegates learned of an outstanding act of heroism. The round-up of the 2005 Rail Safety Week activities included details on the New Brunswick Operation Lifesaver Committee’s presentation of a Certificate to New Brunswick Southern Railway Conductor Ron Short.

In the fall of 2004, Mr. Short had climbed out onto the knuckle of a moving caboose to save a teen walking toward the train with his head down. The youth was wearing a radio headset and didn't hear the train or its warning horn signals. Mr. Short kicked the boy in the chest, driving him off the track just before he would have been struck by the train. He was a little bruised and scraped but not badly hurt. Without Mr. Short's intervention, the boy would certainly have been seriously injured or killed.


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