Edward C Hodgkiss wins award. Harriburg Telegraph, 21 Nov 1933
AWARD P. R. R. HERO CARNEGIE MEDAL AND $1000 FUND Edward C. Hodgkiss, freight conductor conductor on the New York division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, has just been awarded, a Carnegie Hero Fund medal , and $1000 in recognition recognition of heroic service rendered in saving the life of a child at Linden, N. J., in the summer of 1931. While Hodgkiss was in charge of a ballast - cleaning train, working in the vicinity of Linden, the foreman of the train observed a four - year - old boy crossing the tracks near Stiles street. At the same time a Washington - New .York passenger train was approaching on the east - bound track. Realizing he was too far away to rescue the boy, the foreman blew his track watchman's whistle as a warning. This attracted the attention of Conductor Hodgkiss, Hodgkiss, who saw the little fellow di rectly on the track on which the passenger train was approaching at j ingii ayetu. At wie hsk oi nis me Hodgkiss. dashed across the main tracks and caught hold of the boy while running and pulled him to safety an instant before the express train passed. For this act Hodgkiss was also awarded the Pennsylvania Railroad heroic service medal by W. W. At - terbury, president, in the presence of the members of the board of di - rectors.