By Angus Duncan. Published in The Daily Record 25 March 2013:

A TRAIN driver turned life saver after he spotted a man having a heart attack beside his locomotive.

Rob Buchanan Scott was passing through Edinburgh Waverley on Saturday night with an empty train when he saw an elderly man teetering along the platform with his wife.

Rob, who grew up in Edinburgh, said “I thought he had been drinking.”

But he soon realised it was a heart attack.

He added: “I saw his yellow colouration combined with unsteadiness.

“I got out onto the platform. The woman told me that he wasn’t well and that he’d had heart problems.”

The Devon and Cornwall Railway driver said he sat the man in the doorway of his cab to stop him getting a chill.

He said: “I didn’t want him collapsing on the cold station platform.”

Rob, 43, who lives in Peterborough, said he learned how to recognise heart attacks when he was training to be a pilot in South Africa.

He added: “I wouldn’t have done anything that any other railwayman would have done.”


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