Runaway train stopped in Germany by driver hero

10th October 2008, Comments 0 comments

An intrepid railwayman took a flying leap onto the running board, climbed into the cab and applied the brake.

Kassel, Germany -- A runaway train without a driver was stopped Friday in Germany after careering for 2 kilometers through the hilly city of Kassel.

After the diesel locomotive pulling a low-loader wagon had slowly rolled past cars over a level crossing and kept going, an intrepid railwayman took a flying leap onto the running board, climbed into the cab and applied the brake.

Federal police are investigating how the engine managed to roll away from a shunting yard in the heart of the city. No one was hurt in the incident.

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