Mainline EnginesWell, unfortunately I couldn't find any clues that could lead to why Peter Sam was upset in the last book. While I keep looking, let's head on down to Edward's branch to meet some new faces....Mainline Engines by TobyandMavisforever
Bill and Ben are working at the quarry, when suddenly they find their trucks gone missing. They speculate that a "Diseasel" has taken it, recalling that "coughs and sneezles spread diseasels". They do find the "truck stealer", and try to trick him into giving the trucks back. But, it turns out to be a misunderstanding and BoCo the diesel decides to forgive them.
Heh, those tricky twins Bill and Ben are. Remind me a little of young Skarloey and Rheanes in a way. And, if I didn't know any better, this story could be the start of a mentor/student relationship between Edward and the twins, as well as BoCo and the twins. Great start to it as well. But, how did the points change fast enough for the twins to "circle" BoCo?
Duck is unsure about diesels since his last
Very Old EnginesAlright. Looks like the mountain engines are going fine. Now, I heard there was a 100th birthday going on in this book. Oops, sorry. I mean, two engines celebrating their 100th birthday together. But, before we get to that, let's head all the way back in time to the mid 1860s...Very Old Engines by TobyandMavisforever
Skarloey decides to tell Nancy about his very few first days on Sodor. Back then, he was nothing like he is now; young, foolish and very cocky. He only wanted to take coaches, but to his dismay he has to take trucks, and refuses to get steam up and is put under a tarpaulin.
Goodness me. After the last three books, seeing Skarloey act like this in his young days was a riot. Makes me wonder how Edward acted in his young days... Someone get on that. Ugh, going off track. Anyway, a very comedic start to the book.
Skarloey is given a second chance, and he works well with Mr. Bobby. Rheanes arrives shortly after the railway had finished construction, and is a lot more sen
Mountain Engines reviewOk. We've visited the North Western a lot and the SkR three times now. But, there is another railway that is older then the former and younger then the latter that we need to take a look at. Oh and the SkR engines feature a tiny bit as well... As does Donald.Mountain Engines review by TobyandMavisforever
Mountain Engine (As a sidenote, add an 's' and you get the book title.)
After some trouble with the coaches, Sir Handel has an argument with Skarloey and Rheanes about mountain railways, and then a strangle looking engine named Culdee shows up. He then proceeds to tell the engines about his own railway, which is a mountain railway, much to Sir Handel's disbelief.
Ok, this is another one of those 'whisper' stories that start off the evolution of a new railway and it's new set of characters. Culdee appears to be the words of wisdom for his railway of engines, like Skarloey and Rheanes for the Skarloey line and Edward and Toby for the NWR. As a sidenote, in the SkR and CFR's cases, the engine named after the railway just so happens t
Rough DayNarrator: In the yards, the coaches were having a conversation about what their lives were like prior to meeting each other.Rough Day by TobyandMavisforever
Agnus: Oh, I say, Skarloey may be very good with us now, but in his young days, he was very bouncy and bumped us.
Ruth: Uh, tell me about it. I think I had my buffers dented for 3 days after the incident with the directors train.
Cora: You think that was bad? Well, on my old railway, there was this engine and he frighted me when we took out the horse and cart.
Lucy: Uh, who is this engine? And what's the horse and cart?
Narrator: Cora gulped. She had given something away that she wasn't suppose to.
Cora: Uh... well, I can't exactly remember.
Beatrice: Hold on. Didn't you mention Peter Sam and Sir Handel used to work with you on your old line?
Cora: Um... er... (To self) Oh no! I've done it now.
Narrator: Just then, Sir Handel came to pick up his coaches.
Cora: (To self) Oh great. Here’s Sir Handel, Sweetie Belle and Mr. Holden.
Sweetie Belle: Good morning,
I'm an intellectual teenage boy with a sense of humor. I'm also a good artist. For those who think otherwise, don't bother me.|
Current Residence: none
deviantWEAR sizing preference: NONE
Print preference: NONE
Favourite genre of music: NONE
Favourite photographer: NONE
Favourite style of art: NONE
Operating System: NONE
MP3 player of choice: NONE
Shell of choice: NONE
Wallpaper of choice: My Engine Form
Skin of choice: NONE
Favourite cartoon character: Thomas the tank engine
Personal Quote: "BACK OFF, FOO!!!!"