A story that caught my eye in one of our in-house magazines tells of a stray dog that jumped onto the track at NEP and headed off down the WB tunnel towards GAH. Fortunately he was seen, the service was halted and a train sent slowly after him with a CSA on board to assist.
When they caught up with him they tried to tempt him into the cab with a piece of cake donated by a passenger but the dog wasn’t interested. They discharged the juice, the CSA got down on the track and finding him to be a very freindly dog lifted him into the cab. When they got to GAH the Super collected the dog and kept him in the control room until Redbridge Council arrived.
The dog was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and I absolutely adore Staffies. From now on I’m carrying a pack of dog treats in my train equipment bag, just in case.