The Orphan Train: Forced From His Sister & Sent To Work In The Mines - A child and his sister are sent on an orphan train out west and then fostered separately, with different families. Unfortunately, the boy is treated indifferently and forced to work in the mines and is left unschooled. The only thing he has to look forward to is the next visit from his caretaker and the remote possibility of one day being reunited with his sister.
The Orphan Train: Underground And Hounded By Bounty Hunters - A woman working at an orphanage that houses many boys decides to escape with a large group of them and try to find loving homes along the way west for as many as possible, as they travel by wagon and train across country. Hounded by bounty hunters, strangers assist them, leaving food and providing shelter. All of the boys are placed with families except for one and his caretaker promises a special home for him at the very end.