Cat's 100-mile ride under train
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.
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