Newspaper article The Canadian Press

BRITE-Train-Cat

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

BRITE-Train-Cat

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EDMONTON - This is one lucky cat.

Canadian National Railway conductor Brad Slater was checking the engines on his train early Sunday in Wainwright, Alberta, when he heard a pathetic cry.

He found the cat under the second engine above the wheels on a steel platform covered with ice and snow -- the temperature was minus 39 degrees Celsius.

Slater says he couldn't leave the cat, and asked engineer Will Munsey if he could bring the cat into the engine.

Munsey says he balked a bit, but agreed and Slater called the cat, which jumped right into his arms, and brought him into the cab of train Q199.

He wrapped him in a T-shirt from his bag, slowly peeled off the ice that covered the feline, and gave the cat some water and bits of beef jerky that he had.

Slater says the cat likely climbed under the warm engine in Saskatoon, but at some point, the engine konked out. …

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