As we learned last time, a freight train’s specially armored car carrying five million dollars in gold for the Metropolis National Bank had vanished. It was sandwiched between two other cars. The train’s last stop was a city called Bolton. Clark Kent and Lois Lane, who were at the Metropolis Train Station covering the gold’s arrival for the Daily Planet, are investigating the armored car’s disappearance. The engineer on the train says the locomotive never made any stops between Bolton and Metropolis.
While Lois and Clark are talking to the rest of the train’s crew, two thugs named Crumb and Lefty plan to get rid of the two reporters. Crumb calls their boss to explain the situation, and Lefty follows Lois and Clark. He tails Lois with no problem, but he’s lost Clark, who has changed into Superman and flown to the Bolton Train Station.
In Bolton, Superman finds two other thugs threatening the station master. They want him to tell the police that the car full of gold was gone when it got to Bolton. However, the gold car was in Bolton, and the station master saw it. He refuses to lie despite the thugs’ threats and beatings. Superman makes short work of the crooks and thanks the station master for telling him about the gold car. The Man of Steel then flies away to continue the investigation. He is about to give up when he finds a large emerald that seems to have fallen out of someone’s ring.
–from an article by James Lantz, found on The Review Page on the Superman Home Page.