Train Conductor in Chile Stops Train to Pull Dog From Tracks

Earlier this week, we shared the story of an Air Canada pilot who diverted an international flight to save a French Bulldog that was traveling in the cargo hold after a heating system failure.

Now, we have another story of quick thinking and compassionate actions taken by a transit employee.

In Santiago, Chile, a conductor stopped a commuter train and ventured onto the tracks after seeing that a stray dog had wandered into the path of the train. He pulled the dog from the tracks and got back onto the train, delivering the announcement, “I’m sorry for the delay, but I couldn’t kill a dog.”

A passenger captured the whole thing on her phone and uploaded it to Facebook:


Acabamos de presenciar esto con Diego Rodríguez! El chofer paralizó el tren, bajó al andén y rescató al perrito ❤️ después cuando llegamos a la estación dijo: "lo siento por el retraso pero no podía matar a un perro" que bello!! Aplaudimos smileSíganme en twitter! @rarezasdevaneza

Posted by Vanesa L. Machuca on Wednesday, September 16, 2015