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TAOT: Wired Up
Narrator: As soon as Percy came home, the two controllers came to see Wilbert. 
Fat Controller: "You've done well so far, apart from filling your engine's tank with all that milk."
Wilbert: "Err... I'm sorry about that sir, I..."
Fat Controller: "It's quite alright, Wilbert, it's honestly a mistake that anyone could have made."
Thomas: "Yeah, there was the time I accidentally filled my engine's tanks with fish."
Celestia: "Quite right Thomas, anyway, now that Percy's back, you can go help out Duck on the Little Western as we had originally intended for you."
Narrator: Wilbert set off for the Little Western, as the Ffarquhar branchline staff were sorry to see him go. Both Duck, Vinyl, Oliver and Cheerilee all made him welcome. Duck even let Wilbert's engine travel in front of his on his train, so that he could see what the line was like. Wilbert quite enjoyed it, he felt that running alongside the coast was very different to the valley in Gloucestershire. The next day, he bega
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TAOT: Foaming at the Funnel
Narrator: There's a dairy on Thomas' branchline at the station where the lines divide to go either to the harbor, or to the junction. Every afternoon, special tanker wagons are shunted into the dairy siding, where they are filled with milk and Percy takes them to the junction on his first train every morning. As Percy's engine was still being repaired, Wilbert was to take care of it. Thomas explained this to Wilbert.
Thomas: "There's this hosepipe which puts the milk into the tankers, they'll be ready by the time you get there for the first train."
Wilbert: "That sounds easy enough."
Narrator: Thomas told Wilbert a great many other details as well, he listened carefully, trying hard to remember them all. Next day, he was enjoying himself,  his engine was much more powerful than Percy's, so he found that he could handle Percy's trains easily. The delinquents behaved well too, which was a help. 
Delinquents: "oy, he's strong, he is. Don't upset 'im. you never know what he mi
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TAOT: Cab Over Wheels
Wilbert: "You are all lucky to have such a long line, mine's only one and a half miles long, with a station at Norchard and another at Lydney, The scenery's beautiful though, and most of my passengers say that its better up the valley. Our railway's volunteers are going to open up that bit too, they work hard, but it does take a long time."
Narrator: One of Wilbert's first jobs was to work in the old lead mines. Thomas gave him some advice.
Thomas: "Don't pass the danger notice, because one time, I drove my engine down one of the mines."
Twilight: "Yes, I remember you being scolded severely by Assistant Controller Celestia that day."
*Thomas blushes from embarrassment*
Wilbert: "Prior to working on my current railway, I worked in a colliery, so I do know about Danger notices, but there was a chap I knew who once thought he knew better. 
Toby/Henrietta/Applejack/Thomas/Twilight: "Well, what happened?"
Wilbert: "He didn't really have a name, we just called him by the numbe
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TAOT: Percy's Porridge
Narrator: Donald, Douglas, Lyra and Bon-Bon were all rushed off their feet, and so were their engines, being rushed off their wheels. Sunset Shimmer came to see them as part of her controller training. 
Sunset: "Now, I know you don't mind hard work, but you can't be everywhere at once. You'll need some help on the branchlines."
Narrator: The two crews were grateful.
Donald: "Thank ye, Sunset."
Douglas: "Aye, a wee bit of assistance shall shurely be a big help for us."
Sunset: "The two controllers have a plan."
Narrator: The Fat and Assistant Controllers were visiting an old friend of Sir Topham's, who lived in Gloucestershire on the mainland where Celestia explained the problem.
Celestia: "So, as you've heard from both of us, our two Caledonian mixed traffic engines need assistance on the multiple branchlines our railway has. And we need a little extra help."
DFR Controller: "I think I have just the solution, Sir Topham."
Narrator: The friend took them to see Wilbert, who drove a
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TAOT: Henry Sees Red
Narrator: Henry found life boring at Crovan's Gate Works, while he did have Victor, the man who helped run the workshops to talk to, as well as Kevin, Victor's assistant who was rather clumsy at times, he still was rather bored. Fluttershy had pre-occupied herself by helping out on the Skarloey Railway. The men had worked hard to fix his engine but it had seemed ages before his engine was ready. At last, however, when his engine had passed its final tests to make sure it was fixed properly, men came to repaint his engine. But Henry saw that instead of his engine's usual nice green paint, they had something very different in their paint pots.
Henry: "Th.that's not right! The Controllers want my engine to be green with red stripes, not red all over, like tomato sauce!"
Victor *laughs*: "Don't worry my friend, your engine's looking very distinguished and this paint's a special sort of undercoat to help keep water out and to prevent rust damage. Your engine's going to have its proper liver
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TAOT: Sliding Scales
Narrator: Now because Henry's engine was at the Works, the others had to help with the Flying Kipper as well. This is a rather special and important train of vans loaded up with boxes of fish which goes to markets in London and other places on the mainland. James, in particular didn't like the train, 
James *gags*: "All those smelly vans, you can't get the smell off your clothes for weeks!"
Rarity: "I have to agree, I've had to take numerous baths after our turns, and I still reek of the sea. But, it's got to be done anyway."
Gordon: "That may be true, but I'm very fond of a good kipper, add some potatoes, and mmmm" *he smacks his lips*
James *retorts*: "You're welcome to it!"
Rarity: "A right old misery today, aren't you, old friend? You must've woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning and no mistake, now come on, we've got work to do, or the Fat Controller's going to give you something to moan about."
*James begrudgingly opens the re
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A New Life in Equestria: PROLOGUE
Life in the human world had its ups and downs for sure, but eventually, even I had had enough of it. I read from various sources how they've experienced visiting Equestria, which lay in an alternate dimension. I truly wanted to leave the world behind, and all it took was to summon Princess Celestia which I did, staring at a photograph of her which I had printed off of the internet.
"Oh Princess Celestia, please, hear my case." I called out. Within just a few moments, a blinding beam of light filled my small apartment and within the light was an alicorn, who shone as bright as the sun. "Yes?" came a soft and kind voice. "What is it?" *I can't believe it worked." I thought to myself as my eyes adjusted to see Celestia standing there. "Dear Princess, I don't like living in the human world anymore. I feel as if my true calling would be to live in Equestria, amongst your friends and subjects, and just so you know I'm being one hundred percent about going forward with this. I definetl
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TAOT: Overhaul
Narrator: One day, as Henry's engine was idling in a siding in Tidmouth, Sunset Shimmer, (who under the tutelage of both controllers, seeking to succeed the Fat Controller once he retired) came to see him and Fluttershy. 
Sunset: "Hey guys, the Fat Controller's told me about what happened to your engine last week, it sounds like what it needs, is an overhaul."
Henry: "Yes, but does it mean that my engine has to go all the way over to Crewe again?"
Sunset: "Not at all, Henry, You won't believe this, but nowadays, the people over at Crewe couldn't do the work that your engine needs."
Narrator: Henry stared, and Sunset laughed.
Sunset: "Don't worry, the workmen at Crovan's Gate can do all the work, all that has to be done is getting your engine there. If James and Rarity get assigned to the express tomorrow, we can couple your engine up in front. Do what you can to help, and you can go to the Workshops in style.  
Narrator: That night, Henry told James about the arrangements,
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TAOT: Out of Puff
Narrator: The Wild Nor Westor Express service is a long heavy train and Gordon's big engine usually pulls it but only as far as Barrow, the connecting point to the Other Railway on the Mainland. There, another engine takes over and takes the train to London. It's a very important train too and must always run, no matter what happens. If Gordon is ill, or busy with another job, James or Henry's engines take charge of the train. They try their best and do well. Too well, perhaps because sometimes, the importance of the occasion goes to their head and makes them boastful. One day, Henry was feeling rather pleased with himself. His engine had run the express to time, and the two controllers had congratulated both he and Fluttershy for being so punctual and for a job well done.
Henry: "Honestly, I don't know what the Fat or Assistant Controllers would do without an engine like mine or a crew like Fluttershy and I.'
Fluttershy: "Uh, Henry, don't boast too much, we don't need you
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TAOT: Percy Runs Away (Re-Upload)
Narrator: Henry, James, and Gordon were miserable, they had been shut up for several days and suspended without pay for going on strike and longed to be able to go out and work with their engines again. At last, Assistant Controller Celestia came into the living room where all three were sitting on the couch. 
Celestia: "I hope that you three are sorry, and understand that you are not so important after all. we have a new employee named Percy who helps pull coaches, and Thomas, Twilight, Edward, and Octavia have worked the main line nicely. But, both the Fat Controller and I'll let you go back to work if you promise to be good and behave."
Gordon/James/Henry: "Yes ma'am, we will."
Celestia: "That's right, but please remember that this no shunting nonsense must stop."
Narrator:Then, Celestia told Percy, Pinkie Pie, Thomas, Twilight, Edward, and Octavia that they could go play on the branchlines for a few days as Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Fluttershy would return
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TAOT: Thomas' Train (Re-Upload)
Narrator: Thomas was grumbling to the others as he worked his engine in the yard, bringing coaches to the Big Station. 
Thomas: "I spend my time shunting coaches about the yard, ready for you and your engines to take out on journeys".
Narrator: The other drivers and their firewomen only laughed.
Thomas: "Why can't I pull passenger trains too?"
Gordon: "Little Thomas, you're too impatient"
Henry: "Precisely, you'd be sure to leave something behind"
Thomas: "Rubbish, I'll show you"
Narrator: One night, he and Henry were alone, Henry was ill, the doctors worked hard but he didn't get better. He felt just as bad next morning. Henry usually pulled the morning local, and Thomas had to get his coaches ready.
Thomas: *pondering in his engine's cab* "If Henry is ill, then perhaps Twilight and I shall pull his train". 
Narrator: So away Thomas and Twilight went to fetch the coaches. 
Thomas: "Come along, Come along" 
Stewardess: "There's plenty of time, there's plenty of time
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TAOT: Thomas and Twilight Come Home
Narrator: Workmen were repairing the road near the level crossing. They sectioned off part of it with red and white cones, and a rather familiar steam roller rolled importantly along. Its driver's name of course, was George.
George: "Pah, I still think railways are no good, and that they should be torn up and turned into roads."
Narrator: He was a most unpleasant steamroller operator. 
Daisy: "Nonsense, no one could reach the villages in the valley without our railway."
George: "I'd build a road along your old tracks, nothing to it, my mates have done it all over the place." 
Narrator: At the station, Daisy told Percy and Toby what George had said to her. Toby was worried because he knew George was right. 
Toby: "George may be right about that, but the Fat and Assistant Controllers would never allow that to happen."
Narrator: But, he wasn't convinced. Daisy, on the other hand was reassured, but as she did her passenger runs each day, she was careful not to do anyt
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TAOT: Toby's Megatrain
Narrator: Toby was delighted to take Percy's stone trucks down to the harbour, he thought it to be a wonderful treat. Percy however, couldn''t understand why.
Percy: "It's only a harbour, nothing special about it."
Toby: "I like it, because, it reminds me of the old days, before Henrietta and I came to the Island. I worked at a harbour on the mainland. I told you about that, remember?"
Narrator: Because Toby's tram engine had only a small water tank, He always had to refill it at the station by the river. 
Toby: "Now, what if the tank runs out of water half way?" 
Henrietta; "We won't, dear." 
Toby: "But what if the water column breaks down, remember what Thomas told us years ago, and warning us about the river water?" 
Henrietta: "Don't worry my love, we're not going to go fishing."
Narrator: The harbour was busy, and Toby and Henrietta in their engine worked hard, Not only did the stone trucks have to be taken down, but also when they had been unloaded
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TAOT: Washout!
Narrator: Near the end of Thomas' branchline, there is a small station and close by, the railway crosses a stream on a small bridge. As the snow melted, the water levels rose higher and higher, rushing and swirling in a hurry to reach the river at the bottom of the valley. Each time that he and Pinkie Pie passed the place with their trains, Percy watched the river anxiously.
Pinkie: 'Aww, Percy-wercy, you don't need to worry. Besides, it has to come a lot higher before it can stop us."
Narrator: Percy could only shiver, he well remembered what happened the last time the branchline was flooded. He had gotten very cold, very wet, and ended up getting sick for a few days. The next morning, Toby and Applejack came up from the harbor.
Toby: "There's no problem with the stream, you two, the water's much lower today."
Percy: "That's good."
Narrator: the guard's whistle blew and Percy and Pinkie Pie set off happily with their train. But, when they stopped at the station, Percy climbed down fro
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TAOT: Snow Problem
Narrator: While Thomas and Twilight were away in York, Percy and Pinkie Pie looked after Annie, Clarabel, and their coaches. taking the majority of Thomas' passenger services. Daisy ran the fast one, which connected with the Express at the Junction. This made her feel very important. Toby and Applejack were in charge of the goods work and he'd run the trains down to the Harbor. The two enjoyed that. The stone traffic was dealt with by Mavis and her diesel engine. One day, snow on the Mainland had delayed the train from London, so Gordon and Rainbow Dash ended up running late too. While Daisy was waiting for them at the junction, the blizzard spread across the island. Huge white flakes whirled all around and Spike, who again was assisting her was worried. Daisy, however, wasn't.
Daisy: "What fun, the others don't like snow, but I think its pretty. Plus, I've got these trusty rails to guide me, so it won't give my railcar here any trouble."
Spike: "That railcar hasn't got the weight that
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TAOT: Thomas, Twilight and the Railtour
Narrator: Everyone was excited, there were to be some special railtours to the seaside. and nobody knew which engine would be chosen to pull them.
Terri: 'It ought to be my engine, Mallard, after all, that seaside place helped to pay for the repairs."
Narrator: The others thought that someone else should be given the chance to take it. Thomas knew that his engine wouldn't be chosen.  But he did enjoy listening to the others argue.
Thomas: "After all, we're just visitors, Twilight." 
Twilight: "Well, you never know Thomas, if we are then, it'll be a great experience for the both of us."
Narrator; He was however pleased in the end when it was decided that Oliver Queen, and his engine the Green Arrow, would be taking the train. And when Oliver Q. returned after the first tour.
Oliver Queen: "Well, Thomas, I'll tell you this, I've never seen so many people before."
Thomas: "Wow, I actually sort of know the feeling, you see, years ago, Twilight, and I as well as some
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Narrator: As soon as Percy came home, the two controllers came to see Wilbert. 

Fat Controller: "You've done well so far, apart from filling your engine's tank with all that milk."

Wilbert: "Err... I'm sorry about that sir, I..."

Fat Controller: "It's quite alright, Wilbert, it's honestly a mistake that anyone could have made."

Thomas: "Yeah, there was the time I accidentally filled my engine's tanks with fish."

Celestia: "Quite right Thomas, anyway, now that Percy's back, you can go help out Duck on the Little Western as we had originally intended for you."

Narrator: Wilbert set off for the Little Western, as the Ffarquhar branchline staff were sorry to see him go. Both Duck, Vinyl, Oliver and Cheerilee all made him welcome. Duck even let Wilbert's engine travel in front of his on his train, so that he could see what the line was like. Wilbert quite enjoyed it, he felt that running alongside the coast was very different to the valley in Gloucestershire. The next day, he began regular work, and during the afternoon, he took some ballast trucks to the chute at the Small Railway, and the drivers of the Arlesdale fleet were delighted to show their line off to Wilbert. Like the others, the delinquents on the Little Western decided that they better behave as well. The Scottish twins had kept them all in order, but Wilbert made sure that they didn't forget what the twins had told them, One day, Wilbert was at the ballast loader, as he tried to reverse with some full trucks, there was a loud CRACK! and his engine shot suddenly backwards. Spike, who was still assisting Wilbert, got down to look.

Spike: "Look Wilbert, the coupling on that wagon, has pulled away and broken off, Now what?"

Narrator: Nearby, Bert, who was watching with interest and was scheduled for a passenger train which wasn't due for departure for another 20 minutes, spoke up.

Bert: "I remember when my old engine pulled a train which was glued together once, after my engine's tender coupling broke."

Wilbert: "That's great, but we're going to need more than just glue here."

Narrator: Then, Wilbert noticed a coil of signal wire. 

Wilbert: "Do you think we could do something with that?"

Spike *shakes his head*: "Your engine'd never be able to pull the train with that wire."

Wilbert: "But what about just the one truck? I bet I can take that one truck with wire."

Stationmaster: "Brilliant, I'll notify the signalman about what you are doing. Let me know when you're ready." 

Narrator: Spike quickly wound the wire around the truck's buffer beam, leaving long loops, these he twisted into a rope, making a small loop at the end, which he fastened to the front coupling hook. a shunter than uncoupled the front truck from the rest and at last, everything was ready. 

Wilbert: "Right, gently now, old girl." 

Narrator: Wilbert opened the regulator very carefully, easing his engine slowly backwards. the wire tightened and stretched and held. Slowly, the truck followed Wilbert's engine out of the siding where he could shunt it into another, out of the way. Then, he went back to his ballast train, This time, there was no trouble, and he reached the Big Station late, but, safely. By the end of his stay, both controllers knew that an engine like Wilbert's was exactly what they needed.

Fat Controller: "I am delighted Wilbert, please take our best wishes to our friends in the forest of Dean, we hope that your line there will be as successful as your work here was."


Wilbert: "Thank you sir, and ma'am, for a lovely visit."

Narrator: Those that worked on the Ffarquhar branchline came to the junction to see Wilbert off. He blew his engine's whistle cheerfully as he passed. 

Wilbert: "I've had a wonderful time! But I am looking forward to getting home. Goodbye and thank you!"

Narrator: And with a blast from his engine's whistle, he rounded the curve and disappeared into the tunnel.

INTERMISSION
TAOT: Wired Up
Percy is soon back in service on the Ffarquhar Btranchline meaning Wilbert can officially go to the Little Western as originally intended, while on the Little Western, he meets the Arlesdale Railway's staff, and when he has an incident involving a truck, Bert gives him an idea. It works and soon Wilbert's visit comes to an end.



Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (c) HiT, Mattel, and Gullane/Britt Alcroft. 
Railway Series (c) the Awdry Family
MLP (c) Hasbro
FiM characters (c) Lauren Faust and the Friendship is Magic production team
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Narrator: There's a dairy on Thomas' branchline at the station where the lines divide to go either to the harbor, or to the junction. Every afternoon, special tanker wagons are shunted into the dairy siding, where they are filled with milk and Percy takes them to the junction on his first train every morning. As Percy's engine was still being repaired, Wilbert was to take care of it. Thomas explained this to Wilbert.

Thomas: "There's this hosepipe which puts the milk into the tankers, they'll be ready by the time you get there for the first train."

Wilbert: "That sounds easy enough."

Narrator: Thomas told Wilbert a great many other details as well, he listened carefully, trying hard to remember them all. Next day, he was enjoying himself,  his engine was much more powerful than Percy's, so he found that he could handle Percy's trains easily. The delinquents behaved well too, which was a help. 

Delinquents: "oy, he's strong, he is. Don't upset 'im. you never know what he might do to get 'is own back."

Narrator: "One day, Wilbert took some loaded stone trucks to the harbor, On his way back with empty ones, he stopped at the station by the dairy, shunting the empties into a siding. He left them and headed for the junction, pulling a couple of vans. 

Wilbert: "Right, I'll leave this vans at the junction, and bring the empty tankers back. Then, when those are put in the dairy's siding, I'll take the stone trucks onto the Top Station."

Narrator: At the junction, Wilbert met James. James knew who Wilbert was of course.

James: "Hullo Wilbert, how's your day and your time on the Island been so far."

Wilbert: "Pretty good, and thank you for asking. I must say, that Percy fellow has some pretty amazing jobs on this line."

Rarity; "It sounds as if you are enjoying yourself darling, but take my advice, it's best to take things slowly at first."

Wilbert *tips his cap*: "Will do, Miss Rarity."

Narrator: Wilbert was soon on his way again, continuing his journey. He reached Toryreck which housed the dairy station easily, but, Spike, who was volunteering during Wilbert's stay as his fireman was worried about the water situation.

Spike: "We should have filled up at the junction. whilst you were busy chatting to James and Rarity."

Wilbert *tousles Spike's hair*: "Never mind, we can get water here."

Narrator; The tankers were at the end of the train, so all Wilbert had to do was shunt them into the dairy siding, Then, he drew forwad and stopped beside a hosepipe. Spike carefully climbed onto the tank where Wilbert helped him get the hose into the tank.

 Spike: "Just in time too." 

Narrator: As Spike turned the tap, Wilbert spoke to him. He went to reply, but when he had turned, he found out that they had stopped at the wrong hosepipe. True, the tank was full, but not with water, but with milk!"

Spike: "Oops, sorry Wilbert."

Wilbert: 'Nevermind Spike, these hosepipes aren't labelled and we need to hurry or else, we'll be foaming at the funnel if any of that milk gets into the boiler."

Narrator: Quickly, they put out the fire. and Spike telephoned for help. Thomas and Twilight came as soon as they could, and then they helped Wilbert's engine back to the Top Station. The tank was soon emptied and given a thorough clean. Next morning, he was quite alright again.

Thomas *chuckles*: "You and Percy make a fine pair, he had the porridge, and you had the milk."

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TAOT: Foaming at the Funnel
Thomas tells Wilbert about a daily task which Percy does every morning regarding milk. His day goes on uneventful until he reaches the dairy.

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (c) all respective owners of the TV series
Railway Series (c) Egmont, the Awdry Family
MLP (c) Hasbro
FiM characters (c) Lauren Faust, FiM production team.
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Wilbert: "You are all lucky to have such a long line, mine's only one and a half miles long, with a station at Norchard and another at Lydney, The scenery's beautiful though, and most of my passengers say that its better up the valley. Our railway's volunteers are going to open up that bit too, they work hard, but it does take a long time."

Narrator: One of Wilbert's first jobs was to work in the old lead mines. Thomas gave him some advice.

Thomas: "Don't pass the danger notice, because one time, I drove my engine down one of the mines."

Twilight: "Yes, I remember you being scolded severely by Assistant Controller Celestia that day."

*Thomas blushes from embarrassment*

Wilbert: "Prior to working on my current railway, I worked in a colliery, so I do know about Danger notices, but there was a chap I knew who once thought he knew better. 

Toby/Henrietta/Applejack/Thomas/Twilight: "Well, what happened?"

Wilbert: "He didn't really have a name, we just called him by the number his engine sported, which was 16. Now, 16 and his engine worked in a steelworks. One of the jobs that he and his friends had to do was take the waste from the works in special ladle trucks to a place called the tip, there the waste would be dumped. Anyway, 16 got tired of always stopping at the same place, he tried to go further, but his co-worker, who worked as the fireman always prevented him. The others tried to stop him too."

Hurricane: "Don't do anything reckless and stupid. If the notice says DANGER, you shouldn't pass it."

Frankie: "Precisely." 

Wilbert: "However, 16 paid no attention to his co-workers."

Ted the Fireman: "They're right, don't be stupid! We mustn't pass the notice, or goodness knows where we'll end up,"

Wilbert: "But 16 wanted to know."

16 *scoffs*: "Pah, I can take care of myself."

Wilbert: One wet day, 16's chance came, the rails where slippery, and when Ted tried to put on the brake, he couldn't, You see, 16 had asked the delinquents that rode in the trucks in front of him to get him past the warning sign, they did just that, and the momentum pulled 16's saddle tank with them."

Ted: "You silly fool."

16 *mutters*: "Wasn't my fault, it was those delinquents."

Ted: "But you've always wanted to pass that board, I believe you deliberately asked them to drag our engine on purpose."

Wilbert: "A foreman ran towards them."

Foreman: "What are you doing there? It's not safe!" 

Ted: "Those delinquents in the trucks dragged us."

Foreman: "Well, come to the office with me, and you, 16 get your engine back on firm ground before its too late."

Wilbert: "But, it was already too late, as the foreman turned away to go back to his office, the ground beneath the wheels of 16's engine sank, and the rails sagged, a small rush of stones clattered away and tumbled to the bottom of the bank. 16 knew that if he tried to move his engine now, that he would only make things worse,"

16: "oh, maybe I should have rethought about this."

Wilbert: "Beneath the weight of his engine, the rails sagged even more, suddenly, they fell away completely, as he leapt for safety, 16's engine overbalanced, the coupling between his engine and the trucks broke, and it rolled cab-over-wheels down the bank, his engine reached the bottom with a CRASH! and laid on its side, he looked surprised as steam leaked in all directions."

16: *HELP!"

Narrator: The staff that worked on the branch were silent.

Toby: "What happened to 16 after that?"

Wilbert: "Oh, his engine was rescued but his engine wasn't repaired and he got a severe warning and had to get his salary deducted to pay for a fine, as well as a warning that if he tried such a stunt like that again, he'd be sacked."

Twilight: "Is he still there at that steelworks?"

Wilbert: "Even though he should have been fired, he got better than what he deserved, for you see, some preservationists came and purchased his engine and hired him, and now he lives and works in the Midlands, but I think that's he super lucky to have been given a second chance."

Narrator: The others could only agree. 

Thomas *after hearing that story*: "Wow, Twilight, what I did foolishly all those years ago pales in comparison to what we heard."

Twilight: "I know, and I am glad that you're much more sensible now."

INTERMISSION
TAOT: Cab Over Wheels
After hearing about Thomas' tale in the mines, Wilbert tells his hosts about a story about something similar to that event, In this adaptation, to loosely tie into the most recent special, I do have Hurricane and Frankie as two of 16's co-workers.

Many apologies for the lack on content!

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (c) Hit, Mattel, and the Britt Alcroft Company
The Railway Series (c) the Awdry Family
MLP (c) Hasbro
FiM characters (c) Lauren Faust, and the production team
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  • Reading: the Railway Series plus Awdry's Bio
  • Watching: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Playing: PlayStation 4
I know that I'm writing this a bit late, but happy Derpy Day to all of her fans!

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Teaganm Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday Josh
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GrootandHenry Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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did you hear about adam west
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GrootandHenry Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
yes. I knew about it for over a week now. 
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Hello, Josh, I'm Euan.
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did you hear that stan lee died
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GrootandHenry Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
he isn't dead.
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DartDogBoy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
it might have been some roumer going around saying he did
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Happy Birthday!
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thank you.
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