A tabby cat is expected to make a full recovery after nearly freezing to death while hitching a ride on a CN train — and the conductor who rescued the cat may have found its original owners.
A train crew happened to find the feline under the engine deck of their train in Wainwright, Alta. on Sunday.
Train conductor Brad Slater and engineer William Munsey were called early Sunday morning to take CN train Q199 from Wainwright to Edmonton. It was bitterly cold  — almost –40 C with the wind chill, and the train was delayed.
A priority train was coming through Wainwright, and it’s protocol for other train crews to wait for and inspect these trains coming by. Slater decided to kill time and walk past the train’s two engines, inspecting them in the morning darkness with a flashlight to ensure everything was safe.
One engine had stopped working and was frozen solid. 
“All I heard was the angriest, saddest …