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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A NJ Transit conductor is being hailed as a hero for his efforts to go above and beyond to ensure the safety of a lost dog.

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Howard Kempton, the train’s conductor, called dispatch to have all train traffic stopped so that he could safely get to the dog that was on the tracks. Once he was able to catch the dog, Kempton used his tie to make a leash.

A passenger aboard the train called the number on the dog’s tags to alert them of the location of the wayward hound.

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The dog was turned over to police at the next station and is back in the owner’s possession.