|Ottawa Journal 12 July 1927|
HAD A TRAIN RIDE LIKE A MOVIE THRILLER
Expected to meet death but escaped.
Kingston, Ont., July 11th. - forced to endure a drive of 12 miles, when every minute he expected to be thrown to the ground and probably instantly killed, W. C. Hodgins, young Kingston, barrister, had a most remarkable experience Saturday.
Mr. Hodgins had to catch a train to go to Napanee, and on arriving at the outer station he found the train was just pulling out. He made a run for it, and succeeded in grabbing hold. The train was fast gathering speed, and Mr. Hodgins discovered that the door was closed, and he could not get inside. There he was left standing, with only a few inches of space on which to place his feet, and his body pressed close to the closed-door, while the train speeded along on its Journey, the crew entirely oblivious of the fact that a would-be passenger was hanging on for dear life outside.
Mr. Hodgins was able to use one hand to pound on the door, but the sound could not be heard within, and he was forced to cling to his perilous position until the train stopped at Ernestown.