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Dog chases New York City train for miles

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Tie chased a New York City train for six miles earlier this week. (Courtesy: ABC News) Tie chased a New York City train for six miles earlier this week. (Courtesy: ABC News)
Courtesy: ABC News Courtesy: ABC News
NEW YORK -

A three-year-old dog chased a New York City train for miles earlier this week from Bronx to Manhattan.

According to ABC News, Tie, a shepherd-collie mix, was first spotted racing the commuter train on a parallel track around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday. She continued after the train to 125th Street in Harlem, about six miles away.

Train engineer Joseph Delia immediately notified the operations control center so other nearby trains would be warned of the running canine.

Officials feared Tie would be electrocuted or run over after she fell twice during the long chase.

Officers eventually were able to coax Tie, who was limping, off the tracks. Passengers and commuters immediately began cheering for Tie once she was safe in rescuer's arms.

"At first she appeared frightened, but started wagging her tail," MTA officer Luis Alvarez told ABC News. "Having a dog of my own, I could tell she was very friendly."

Tie was not injured during the long chase.

Tie, who is not mircochipped or wearing a tag, was named by MTA workers.

Alvarez said if an owner does not come forward he would like to adopt her and provide her with a forever home.

*ABC News contributed to this report.

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