Bob Tempest, just home from college, tells his father he wants to go to work and applies for a job. His father, president of the W. and R. Ry., writes to his superintendent asking him to give his son a position as fireman and cautions him to let no one on the line know who he is. While on his first trip over the road as fireman. Bob meets Peggy, the line superintendent's daughter, and it is a case of love at first sight. Later Bob and Peggy meet again under dramatic circumstances. The train stops at a way station and fire is discovered in a car next to one that is loaded with powder. The agent happens to be busily engaged at the station and Peggy notifies Bob of the fire. They back the train to the water tank, where a stream of water is turned on the burning car and the fire extinguished. During the next three weeks Peggy and Bob become ardent lovers. This is much to the displeasure of Peggy's father, who orders the young man from the house, saying he is only a fireman and has "nerve"...
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