Culdee's Mountain RescueThe mountains at Culdee Fell are a popular attraction for hikers. The engines enjoy seeing them climb to the summit as they pass with their trains. But sometimes, things can go wrong.Culdee's Mountain Rescue by ThomasandStanley
One windy day, the Duke of Boxford held an expedition up the mountain. As they got to the top, a teenage girl began struggling for breath.
"Are you alright?" the team leader asked.
"Need... Inhaler..." she croaked. The team leader was worried.
"Wait, everyone!" he called.
"We can't wait," said a boy, "this wind is picking up. We have to find shelter immediately."
"But Shannon here is having trouble breathing. Help me get her to the station, now!" The team quickly ran to help and carried her to the station.
The stationmaster saw the commotion and hurried over to help.
"Would you like me to do anything?" she asked.
"We need a helicopter and an ambulance quickly! This girl is asthmatic, and if help doesn't come soon..." the team leader's voiced trailed off. The stationmaster understood and hurried to telepho
Recalled to Life Pt4 Ch3CHAPTER 3Recalled to Life Pt4 Ch3 by loonyowl
Drip. Drip. Drip.
Drops of water bouncing off his smokebox, making it throb. Reluctantly, Smudger opened an eye. His lids were heavy: he was almost burnt out. The only thing he had left to keep him going was the remote chance of being found, and of the people responsible for that thinking him worth anything, anything at all.
He didn’t care what ‘anything’ might mean. He was even prepared to go back to being a generator. Anything but be scrapped. Anything but die alone, trapped here in the darkness. Anything but give in to the elements and the strain they put on what little was left of him.
Every second was a fight to stay conscious, stay in control. He was afraid that if he let the dreams and hallucinations take hold one more time, he’d never wake up. Actually, he was just afraid. He had to admit it to himself. There was nothing more to it.
He was afraid of the drops of water hitting him. Not because they hurt when they did, but
Recalled to Life Pt4 Ch1CHAPTER 1Recalled to Life Pt4 Ch1 by loonyowl
Crovan's Gate, Island of Sodor, 1969
Duke hadn’t quite known what to expect when he’d first been told about the Skarloey Railway. He’d heard of it, of course, but that didn’t mean he hadn’t been nervous imagining the long journey that would bring him there.
Even after the long period of isolation and the building’s slow decay, it had been hard leaving the familiar surroundings of his old shed for the last time. He’d slept there all his life. It was home.
After a friendly crane had carefully lifted him out of the crumbling building, he’d had the uncomfortable and rather humiliating experience of making the first leg of his trip by lorry. It had been a relief to be lifted onto a good old flatbed to complete the rest of it on the back of a North Western goods train.
But in the end, it had all been worth it. Worth it when his wheels touched better-kept rails than he’d known in many a long year. Worth it
The Railway Series 70th AnniversaryAs some of you can see, I'd been posting these in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Railway Series-The Railway Series 70th Anniversary by ChipmunkRaccoon2
Books written by the Rev. W. Awdry
1) The Three Railway Engines (1945) - First appearance of Edward, Gordon, Henry, and Sir Topham Hatt (also known as the Fat Director, and later the Fat Controller).
2) Thomas the Tank Engine (1946) - First appearance of Thomas, the Breakdown Train, James, Annie & Clarabel.
3) James the Red Engine (1948)
4) Tank Engine Thomas Again (1949) - First appearance of Terence and Bertie.
5) Troublesome Engines (1950) - First appearance of Percy.
6) Henry the Green Engine (1951)
7) Toby the Tram Engine (1952) - First appearance of Toby and Henrietta.
8) Gordon the Big Engine (1953)
Damn, Thomas has so many crashes in the show.How many did you count?Damn, Thomas has so many crashes in the show. by KPsaurusrex
Dinosaur Month: Tale of The BraveHey everyone and welcome to the fifth installment to dinosaur, today I will be taking a look at a childhood friend of mineDinosaur Month: Tale of The Brave by KPsaurusrex
Okey, yea, I know what your thinking. What does Thomas the Tank Engine have to do with dinosaurs? Well that's what I'm here to talk about. While this movie might not be all about dinosaurs, dinosaurs still have a big part of this movie (sorta). So let's take a look at Thomas & Friends: Tale of The Brave.
So we start off with Thomas who is sent to work with Bill and Ben at the China clay-pits due to his branch-line being closed down for repairs. As a storm approaches, he takes a train of trucks filled with clay when another tank engine named Timothy (*GASP* RUN THOMAS, ITS THE EVIL GHOST OF YOUR DEAD BROTHER, no not really ) warns him that the line he's about to take gets really dangerous when it rains. As you guess, it begins to rain hard and some rocks from a cliff are knocked loose and land right next to Thomas.
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