Grace Lane, the daughter of the operator at Ferndale, is in love with Billy Warren, the engineer on a local train. Jim West, a rough character employed as section foreman in the yards, ... See full summary »

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John Lane - the Telegraph Operator
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Grace Lane - John's Daughter
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Grace Lane, the daughter of the operator at Ferndale, is in love with Billy Warren, the engineer on a local train. Jim West, a rough character employed as section foreman in the yards, endeavors to force his attentions on Grace and is roundly thrashed by Billy. West plans to ditch Billy's train. Grace discovers him tampering with the switch and runs for help, but he overtakes her and ties her near the tracks. During the struggle his revolver slips from his pocket unnoticed and when he leaves to watch Billy's train dash to destruction, Grace, struggling with her bonds, secures the revolver and fires at the telegraph wires. She succeeds in breaking one of the glass insulators and a broken wire falls within her reach. With her hands still tied, she taps the end of the wire on the rail, crossing the circuit which operates the telegraph instrument in her father's station. Grace's father, receiving the warning, flags Bill's train in the nick of time and releases the girl, none the worse for... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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10 March 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Absent Minded Abe (1913). See more »

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We have had several Kalem railroad melodramas
13 August 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A fair offering of a conventional kind. We have had several Kalem railroad melodramas, in character and general outline like this. They have been popular, and this offering has enough of freshness in incident to make a good choice for the average audience. The acting of the villain, Stewart Holmes, who is well known, is better than that of the rest of the cast, among whom are Irene Boyle, the heroine, and E.A. Miller, the hero. The scenes, especially the trains and the switch, are very good. It is clearly photographed. - The Moving Picture World, March 22, 1913


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