A train that was veering off of the tracks was saved Monday by the tail of a whale statue in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Instead of falling 30 feet into the water below the tracks, the train was caught and rested on one of the two tail fins (flukes).
“A team of experts is investigating how we can make it safe and get it down,” Carly Gorter, a spokeswoman for local security, reportedly told the Associated Press in a telephone interview.
The name of the artwork is coincidentally entitled, “Saved by the Whale’s Tail.” The artwork, made by architect Maarten Struijs, is made from plastic, according to The Washington Post.
“I’m surprised it’s so strong,” Struijs explained. “If plastic has been standing for 20 years, you don’t expect it to hold a metro carriage.” (RELATED: Passenger Train Refuses To Stop At Station In Order To Trap Alleged ‘Kidnapper’ Onboard)
There were reportedly no passengers on board, and the driver of the train was able to escape with no injuries, according to the Associated Press.