Police in far-west New South Wales say a woman who hitched a 300-kilometre ride on the roof of a freight train for four hours is lucky to be alive.
The driver of the train called police from Ivanhoe Railway Station after noticing a woman climbing down.
Detective Inspector Mick Stoltenberg says it was incredibly dangerous.
"Inquiries show that she'd actually got on top of this train some four hours earlier whilst it was stopped at Broken Hill," he said.
"That train reached up to 115kph with this female perched on top of it.
"Absolutely ludicrous to think that someone would put their life in danger such as that." The 27-year-old woman has been charged with travelling on a part of the train not intended for travel and will face court in March.