New York City, 1854…there are over 10,000 orphaned children living on the streets. Emma Simms (Jill Eikenberry) is a worker at the Children’s Rescue Mission. After seeing a child being hanged for stealing, she feels she must do something. She decides to carry on her deceased uncle’s work with the Orphan Train to place the children with families our West. With the help of Frank Carlin (Kevin Dobson), a newspaperman, she vows to go to the end of the line, no matter what the cost.