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Occasionally we would realize a cow or horse had jumped the rails, and my cowboy-husband would rope them in before the police did.
According to a JR study, the train should not have jumped the rails unless it was moving at 133 kph or faster.
The 74-year-old's first brush with death came in 1962 when a train he was travelling on from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik jumped the rails and plunged into an icy river.