It is 1981. A gang of four railway workers have a secret they are anxious to keep. They work on the Taitapu to Westing railway line which has not had a train on it for years. They have managed to fly under the radar until now, turning up for work each day as if nothing was amiss, but when an overzealous ministry official turns up to conduct an audit, their livelihood is suddenly in jeopardy. Together they must come up with a plan to save their jobs. Meanwhile one of their number, Michael, a university student, is hopelessly in love with Sue, another of the workers, but struggles to crack her rough exterior. Barry, the undoubted boss of the crew tries to save their jobs with some creative accounting but fails. Michael however inadvertently stumbles upon some documentation which gives him leverage over the official, and in so doing wins the affections of Sue. A vital sacrifice is made, their jobs are saved and the ministry official is sent packing.
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