Recalled to Life Pt2 Ch3CHAPTER 3Recalled to Life Pt2 Ch3 by loonyowl
Snetton Brickworks, 1884
Four’s first day at the brickworks was far from easy, although he didn’t mind the hard work. He’d never understood engines who complained about it. They were engines, for crying out loud! What did they expect? Not only that, but after a year of sitting around with nothing to keep him busy he was so desperate to start that he felt his boiler would burst if he didn’t get going as soon as he was ready to.
He couldn’t have been more disappointed, not to mention frustrated, when he was told that his first job was just to trundle around the yard while his new footplate crew got used to working with him. Well, they should have come up to Lowca and got it over with, shouldn’t they? He had better things to do than sit around waiting for them to get their heads round his unusual design!
He was only too relieved when his crew finally did get their heads round it, and he progressed to moving empty
Sneak PreviewIt was the end of another cold day and the engines of the Little Western were beginning to settle down for the night, except for Douglas. He was to take the last ballast train of the day, but Donald was not happy about the winter conditions, and he wasn’t shy of saying so.Sneak Preview by GBHtrain
Donald: Brrr, this winter's th' wirst a've seen fur decades. Ah cannae mibeez aye, mibeez naw gang oot thare 'til spring comes.
Duck: Unfortunately Donald, we don’t have a choice. There’s work that must be done.
Donald: It's a'richt fur ye duck, ye kin juist fly sooth tae warmer weather.
Oliver chuckled from his side of the shed, but Douglas didn’t. Donald noticed this.
Oliver: Oh well, at least we have warm fireboxes to keep us warm. The diesels have to keep moving to stay warm.
Donald: All th' identical, tis ridiculous. Isnae it Douggi? Eeh? Doug? Ye lost yer tougne?
Douglas: Why dae ye keep trying tae mak' me blether Donnal, tis sae annoying!
Donald, Duck and Oliver were taken aback. They h
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