Train engineer pointing to the Southern Railway freight train that nearly hit two young girls
Date: May. 14 1982 |
A black and white photograph of train engineer Gerald Johnson pointing to the Southern Railway freight train that nearly hit two young girls. The photo was originally taken for The Havelock Progress to accompany an article about a train accident. The article tells how two young children, Samantha and Shaniena Tompakov, were nearly killed while playing on the railroad tracks but were saved by the quick thinking of the train’s front end brakeman, Joe Dunn. The youngest child, who was in the middle of the tracks, was ordered to lie down so that she went under the train, while the other child was next to the tracks and escaped with minor injuries. more...