2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge by a freight train that surprised them as they walked along the tracks.

Eric Powell with Indiana Railroad says the train engine's video camera recorded the incident earlier this month on a bridge near Bloomington.

He tells WTHR-TV (http://bit.ly/1zpVXxN ) the engineer of the 100-car coal train activated its emergency braking when he saw the women. He says the women had few choices because jumping from the tracks would have meant serious injuries, perhaps even death.

Indiana Railroad says the women, who somehow survived their ordeal, have been identified.

Monroe County Prosecutor Chris Gaal says Indiana Railroad officials have turned over evidence to the county sheriff's department, which is still investigating the incident.

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Information from: The Herald Times, http://www.heraldtimesonline.com