Variety - 02/24/1988
"...A capably made morality tale..."
Two railroad workers from Clifford, Arkansas, become heroes when they steal a locomotive to protest the closing of the local railroad company. The two set out on a rollicking cross-country adventure to restore the dignity, pride and jobs of the small town's citizens.
Greedy businessmen decide to close a railroad and in the process kill a small town that depends on the trains. Two old codgers hijack an old train and race from Arkansas to company headquarters in Chicago to prove their town is worth saving.