Sorry, no review (read while away on vacation)
About the author: Edward Marston is a pseudonym of Keith Miles.
Caleb Andrews, locomotive driver
Madeleine Andrews, his daughter
Frank Pike, locomotive fireman
Polly Roach, doxy (prostitute)
Kate Piercey, doxy
Daniel Slender, locksmith
Arthur Jukes, crook
Vernon and Harry Seymour, crooks
Sir Humphrey Gilzean, MP (Member of Parliament)
Superintendent Edward Tallis
Inspector Robert Colbeck
Sergeant Victor Leeming
Synopsis: Locomotive driver Caleb Andrews and fireman Frank Pike are driving a train with a cash shipment and a mail shipment. They are flagged down by crooks disguised as railway police. When they stop, the train is robbed. Caleb is seriously hurt in the process. Frank is forced to restart the locomotive and run it into a sabotaged piece of track, derailing it.
Inspector Robert Colbeck visits Caleb, and is enchanted by his daughter, Madeleine Andrews.