New Jersey Transit engineer rescues small dog on tracks

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Transit says a train engineer has come to the rescue of a small dog that was on the tracks in northern New Jersey.

Anthony Guzuman saw the animal near Newark while he was working on the Morris & Essex line. The 18-year veteran engineer stopped the eastbound train, climbed down and nabbed the dog, then took it to the Secaucus station where crews were working to reunite the dog with its owners.

This marked the second time in the last six months that train crews have spotted a dog in distress on a busy rail line.  NJ Transit Conductor Howard Kempton performed a similar rescue last October, when he spotted a dog on the tracks in East Orange. That dog, named Shelby, was eventually reunited with its owners.