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    This is an old old silent film from about 1915, and it is what it is. Lady telegrapher on the railroad in a remote office saves the day when a locomotive runs away. Enjoy it for what it is.


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    Brasspounder.

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    Per railroad Standard Operating Procedure - Superintendent to the crew and Helen, "Thanks for your service to the company for preventing a disaster and saving lives and equipment. Now because of the excessive amount of rules infractions in performing this task you all are fired. Have a good day."


    I wasn't sure of this until I did some digging with Google but the kid on the motorcycle was played by a young "Hoot" (Edmund Richard) Gibson.
    Last edited by Drawbridge; 08-28-2011, 05:41 PM.
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      Sad but true...no tolerance for good performance these days.
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