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The Friendliest Little Bull

 

Here is the story of the nicest bull I have ever ran across.

I had just caught out of Eugene, Oregon on a northbound GM train going back up to Portland and I was riding one of them gainers with the really high lip around the porch and it was a really nice no thrill average ride that I have done many times in the past.

When we got near Oregon City (just a little bit south of Portland) we came to a slow stop on a siding and sure enough we stop with my grainer just about right in front of a Union Pacific police car. I was just trying to lay as flat as I could in hopes that I am not seen at all but sure enough I hear a voice saying "All right come on down from there" so I look up and there is a short little guy (under 5'5") standing there, so I climb down and the conversation went like this:

(Rail cop) All right come on down from there!
(Me) Ok.
(Rail cop) You got some I.D.?
(Me) Yeah, but the info on it isn't that current.
(Rail cop) That's fine. So just what do you think you're doing?
(Me) I'm just trying to get to Portland.
(Rail cop) Well I don't need to tell you that what your doing is illegal and you can get up to 5 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
(Me) Yeah.
(Rail cop) Well tell you what I'm just going to give you a warning this time and keep your info on me so don't let me see you again ok! Grab your bag I'll give you a ride into town where there is a bus stop.
(Me) Ok thanks!
(He drives me into downtown Oregon City where there is a transit station that I get out at)
(Rail cop) Hey! Come back here a second... here take this.
(He hands me a little rubber bracelet like those yellow Live Strong bracelets except this one says "LOOK LISTEN LIVE" "OPERATION LIFESAVER + Union Pacific")
(Me) Ok... thanks.
(Rail cop) Hold on to that cause it might be worth something someday.
(Me) Sure.
(Rail cop) Don't ever say a cop never did anything nice for you ok.
(Me) I won't.

I guess it wasn't all that bad cause I still got where I had to go and I got a little rubber piece of junk!