Saturday, November 22, 2008

A little hobo

Cat's 100-mile ride under train

Map showing Carlisle and Billingham

A cat is believed to have hitched a ride of almost 100 miles from Teesside to Cumbria underneath a freight train.

The animal was discovered by a depot fitter in Carlisle, when he examined the empty carriage which had returned from Billingham.

The white and tortoise-shell female was dirty and extremely shaken but otherwise unharmed. She was taken to an animal refuge in Carlisle.

There are now hopes she can be reunited with her owner.

The Direct Rail Services train had been undergoing routine maintenance in Billingham.

As soon as it pulled into the depot a week ago, the fitter looked underneath a carriage and found the cat on a small ledge.


See BBC News for the full story

24 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! What a trip. I hope they find her owner.

Eduardo said...

Awww! I hope that kitty finds it's owners!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Pablo said...

'The white and tortoise-shell female...'

Faz, do you have something to tell us?

Tracey and Huffle said...

Poor kitty! I hope she finds her mum. I wonder how she got on the train.

Huffle Mawson

Beethoven said...

Wow! A long distance traveler!

Angus Mhor said...

WOW! What a brave little kitty, to have stayed on the ledge so long..I sure hope she's reunited with her people quickly!

T'Abby Normal said...

Oh, I hope she is well and finds a wonderful home. And adventuress deserves no less!

Purrs,
Abby & Stygia

GRRRETA said...

I bet that was a very scary ride. I really hope the kitty can be reunited with her beans.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Oh NOES poor babeh!! or more lucky babeh! I was so scared-ed it would be a horror story.. well it was.. but at least the kitteh is ok !!

V-V

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Oh, dear. She must have been yelling 'Halp, Halp' until her meower broked! We hope they find her humans!

Princess said...

Fazziepuffbucket, I have not been to visit is such a long time.
I hope your bucketty chum will find her home, and safe travels too.

purrrs and stay warm, CalicobuckettyFazz,

<3~always, Prinbuckettycurls

Shadow / Molly said...

We all hopes dat the kitty finds her family. Poor fing must be scared :(

Tybalt said...

How scary! I am so glad she is ok.

Sen, Tama and Tom said...

Brrrrr! It must have been COLD!

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

Holy Smokes! I don't even like to go out into the garden let alone ride on a train all the way to Cumbria.

Derby said...

That is one long ride, I would have been scared too.

Good job on getting the mousie too!

Isis said...

Wow!

Skittles said...

Awww.. I hope she gets back to her humans.

Cats said...

What an interesting but scairty story. Hope the kitty is okay and reunites with its owners soon...

Yoggie said...

What a brave cat!!

Jimmy Joe said...

Wow, what a brave kitty! I guess she doesn't get car-sick like I do. That was a lovely present you brought your Beans last week, by the way.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

The Cat Realm said...

We cross our paws that she will find her human again!
Happy Thanksgiving to you! We don't know if you actually celebrate it - but we wish you a happy day anyways!
Mrs. OZ, Tintin, Naughty, Luna, Ruis and Karl

DaisyMae Maus said...

Wow! What a trip for that kitty!


Happy Fangs-giving! Gobble, gobble, gobble ... 'urp!
DMM and the Feline Americans

Forty Paws said...

Oh my goodness! This is too scary!

Luf, Us