Rail Rider (1916)

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Jim Lewis (House Peters) is an engineer on the D. & O. railroad. The line's employees get frequent, brusque telegrams from the offices back East, signed with only the initial "B." They assume the sender to be railroad president Theodore C. Barker. When Jim is reprimanded without reason via one of these telegrams, the fed-up workers are ready to riot. But instead they have a meeting and Jim is sent to visit the president. Barker turns out to be a kindly old man, and Jim falls in love with his daughter, Mildred (Zena Keefe). "B" turns out to be the crooked general manager Bradley (Bertram Marburgh), who absconds with a million dollars of the railroad's securities. Jim goes after Barker, gets the stolen stock back and saves the railroad from bankruptcy. The grateful Barker gives him a management position and his daughter's hand.