The Fat Controller orders an engine from Scotland to help out with goods work, but is surprised when two engines arrive instead.
To confuse matters further, the engines claim not to know their British Railways numbers, or which of them should have been sent. The engines are Donald and Douglas , and are twins. As whichever one of them is sent back will be scrapped, they are determined to stay. Despite some misadventures, the other engines convince the Fat Controller to keep both of them. Thomas has an accident by trashing breakfast and has to be sent to the Works. The Fat Controller orders a diesel railcar named Daisy to help out in his absence.
Daisy is rather vain, neurotic, and convinced she knows it all, and decides that she is only going to do the work she wants.
After a stern talking to and an accident by Percy , she is allowed to stay, a wiser engine. At the end of the book, Thomas comes back. After his accident with slate trucks, Peter Sam loses his old funnel and gets a new one to improve his steaming. Sir Handel has been given new wheels but soon gets into a fight with a nice steamroller named George. Duncan is jealous and feels overworked.
Skarloey is shocked at Duncan's attitude, and tells the others about the time when Rheneas saved the railway, eventually changing Duncan's attitude. At the end of the book, Rheneas returns from his overhaul. Percy is sad to learn that steam engines on the Other Railway are being scrapped, and so he is glad when he hears that the Bluebell Railway has saved a number of them. Stepney , from the Bluebell Railway, comes to visit and soon makes friends with the engines, even teaching a boastful visiting diesel a lesson or two.
The Skarloey Railway engines meet Culdee, a strange-looking engine who climbs a mountain. He tells them all about his railway, and the tragic story of Godred, before returning home. At home, he meets the reckless Lord Harry, who causes trouble through his risk-taking. But when a climber runs into trouble, Lord Harry has an opportunity to redeem himself.
It is , and Skarloey and Rheneas are getting ready to celebrate their th birthday. Skarloey tells Nancy and other friends the story of his early life on the Skarloey Railway. The engines enjoy a wonderful centenary party. Readers are introduced to Bill and Ben the tank engine twins, and a new diesel named BoCo arrives. Gordon and James both run into trouble, but Edward surprises everyone by getting a train home despite breaking down.
The Fat Controller has been using a special new kind of ballast, which Donald and Douglas say is brought by "verra wee engines". Duck is intrigued, and goes to see what the fuss is about.
He discovers a miniature railway with three small engines named Mike, Bert and Rex. The focus then shifts to the small engines themselves, and some of the adventures they have. Gordon is saddened to learn that steam has ended on The Other Railway. Henry is jealous because of Flying Scotsman's two tenders and is shown up by Duck, but comes to the rescue of two failed diesels despite failing himself.
Meanwhile, Douglas saves a steam engine called Oliver and his train from scrap. The Fat Controller announces that Oliver can stay, along with the diesel engine D named Bear that he is reopening a branch line for Duck and Oliver. Furthermore, he announces that he will never, ever get rid of steam engines. Life is exciting on the Little Western. Retrieved 9 June Brass Farthing.
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Their names are known but to God. I loro nomi sono noti solo a Dio. I loro sacrifici hanno permesso di sviluppare le ricchezze della terra di cui godiamo oggi. Paddy On The Railway is a Capstan or pumps shanty finds in a great number of sea song collections. III In eighteen hundred and forty-three I packed my gear an went to sea I shipped away to Amerikee to work upon the railway..
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