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The hijacking of a shipment of gold from a bullion train is thwarted by the station agent's young daughter who changes the signal lights.

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Jim Drake
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Jim Drake is station agent at Winslow Junction. One noontime his wife and little child bring his lunch, and the baby becomes interested in the chains that turn the signal light outside on the platform. Drake laughingly shows her how to work them while she claps her hands in delight. That evening Drake receives a message from the Division Superintendent instructing that No. 6 is running as a "special" with bullion from Goldfield, and will not stop at Winslow. Before turning in, Drake smokes a pipe in the moonlight and accidentally drops the message on the platform, while searching his pockets for a match. It is found by two tramps who instantly decide to stop the "special" and secure the bullion. Holding Drake up at gun-point, they bind, gag and place him under the table in the office, turn the signal light to red and hide nearby to await the coming train. Meanwhile, Mrs. Drake is called out to nurse a neighbor's sick child and little Mary, rousing from her sleep and finding her mamma ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Crime | Thriller

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9 July 1912 (USA)  »

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