Southern Sun chapter 16Early Excursions (part 2) :Southern Sun chapter 16 by AmericanHero45
Alexandria Virginia, July 26, 1973:
After the reveal event, it didn't take long for Casey to figure out where Cassidy was, she was at an old station to pick up some passengers to take to Washington D.C. and then back a couple of days later, little did she know that on the line next to her, a familiar Southern Consolidation was chugging up quietly to surprise her. When he got up to the point where he could see her always big 630, he found that she had a bigger tender than when she was in service, of course to be fair, so was his in order to hold more water along with the auxiliary tender that most steam engines have nowadays, and the tenders they have now look much better on them than the originals did. But this gave him an idea, especially since he noticed that she was gossiping with a young diesel about a possible merge between the Southern and Norfolk & Western Railways.
"I don't know if it's a go
Southern Sun chapter 15Early Excursions(part 1) :Southern Sun chapter 15 by AmericanHero45
Sodor, March 2015:
The winter was not kind to the old Southern Consolidation. The snow was nice to see at first but after unlucky avalanche after unlucky burning brakes, Casey was more than ready for the spring warmth and flowers. Although he had to admit, he did enjoy the visit from the Flying Scotsman, particularly when he started to embarrass Gordon by telling stories to Erika about him. He chuckled to himself at the thought of it every time. But this day, Sir Topham Hatt has requested him to come to the steam works for something special. The whole trip there he kept wondering if The Fat Controller was going to paint him black for his 110th birthday, that would be a nice change, he had almost forgotten what he looked like when he came out of the factory. It wasn't like there were any good pictures of him when he was young just laying around in Norfolk Southern's archives of the Southern Railway or even the
Southern Sun chapter 14Scotsman:Southern Sun chapter 14 by AmericanHero45
It took Erika a couple of days to get over the scare prank Casey pulled on her, when she did she got a good laugh out of it, it was one of the only times she's only seen Gordon look frightened silly. As for Casey's relationship with Daemon, they have formed a good friendship, often times Daemon would come for advice or ask him about the Southern Railway days. As the snow melted with the transaction to spring, the amount of trains skyrocketed as well as becoming longer and longer. Oh the American engines had the longest trains, because they were indeed the strongest on the island. One morning Casey was double heading with Henry with a long train of brand new automobiles to split up at different towns around the island for the dealers and then Casey was to take them to the mainland of England while Henry takes an express from Erika at Vicarstown.
"Just how many dealers are there on this here island?" Casey asked when
Michigan Fast Freight Chapter 11Michigan Fast Freight Chapter 11 by metalheadrailfan
Chapter 11: Lima Reunions
August 2, 1991, Owosso, MI
The cloudy, overcast skies couldn't damper Peter's excitement as this was a day he thought would never happen. Later in the day he would depart Owosso for Huntington, West Virginia to attend the 1991 National Railway Historical Society convention.
MSTRP members were busy finishing last minute preparations for his first big outing away from Michigan rails, including a fresh coat of black paint to many of the fittings inside the cab. The group accepted the invitation from the NRHS after a year of successful break-in runs on Peter's old stomping ground between Plymouth and Grand Rapids, now under control of the new CSX Corporation.
While this made Peter excited, the main reason his excitement was so high was that for the first time in 40 years, he would be reunited with his best friends Nicholas, and what a better place to do it than in their birthplace of Lima, Ohio.
Randy had told Peter that his arrival in Lima would be
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