Allan Peters, just out of college, the son of a railroad president, calls at his father's office. The indignant parent suggests that as he has studied hard for several years, a trip to ... See full summary »
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Allan Peters, just out of college, the son of a railroad president, calls at his father's office. The indignant parent suggests that as he has studied hard for several years, a trip to Europe would be in order. Allan, however, tells his father he is ready to go to work and wants to begin at once. Further, that he wants to learn the railroad business from the bottom up and asks for an opportunity to start as a fireman. While following his vocation he meets the daughter of Steve Martin, his engineer and falls in love at first sight. Industriously prosecuting his suit they become formally engaged and Allan advises his father by wire. The receipt of the message angers President Peters. He orders his private car got ready and hurries to the division where Allan is employed in an effort to rescue him from what he terms a misalliance. While the president's car is bowling along at a high speed the following message is flashed over the wire: "Runaway engine on the main line, notify all ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 January 1911 (USA)  »

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The picture is thrilling
26 October 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is the film, to make which, the producers leased a railroad, and actually smashed two locomotives. And it is quite as thrilling as the title would indicate. A girl runs an engine to meet the wild locomotive, jumping just as the monsters meet, thus saving the special of the president of the road from being smashed by the runaway. As may be expected, the president speedily withdraws his objections to his son's marriage, when he learns that this is the girl to whom the young man is engaged. The picture is thrilling, but the enterprise in making it is one of its most remarkable features. The acting seems almost too realistic in places. - The Moving Picture World, January 21, 1911


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