Nightly News   |  October 27, 2011

Black lab safe after riding top of freight train

A black lab puppy somehow ended up on top of a moving freight train in South Carolina. But he’s safe thanks to a family who called 911 and followed the train.

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>>> know is how a black lab puppy ended up on top of a moving freight train but everything ended up okay. a south carolina family was waiting at a crossing when they saw him. they called 911, followed the train for six miles before norfolk southern had the engineer stop the train. the puppy was rescued by the fire department , was given to the family that saved him. tonight he has a new home and a new name, boxcar hunter. he's three months old and the family is urged to keep an eye on him given his previous track record.