North Western Tales Christmas Special: ForgivenessEver since their big fallout in August, Donald and Douglas had not spoken to each other. They refused to sleep next to each other and not even Edward could stand the tension building up in the sheds. "Alright boys, that's enough," he said one time in November, but the Caledonian 812 twins didn't listen. Even Sir Topham Hatt's stern words failed to work. "Well, you two need each other more than you think!" he angrily said to them one day in November. "But if you wish to stay apart, than be that way!" And that was the way it stayed.North Western Tales Christmas Special: Forgiveness by NorthWester1
December arrived, and with it came the snow. Donald and Douglas would normally be drafted on snow ploughing duties, but Douglas refused to work with Donald, so the NWR's number 9 was forced to do them alone. He found it boring and lonesome without his twin to talk to. So, on the 14th, after finishing his snowplough duties, he decided to apologize to his twin. He found him resting near the coaling stage. "Hey, Douggie," Donald said. "Whit dae ye want Donal'? A
North Western Tales Episode 25 - Easy BreakingWritten by TheAdrianRailwayNorth Western Tales Episode 25 - Easy Breaking by NorthWester1
It was a late Sunday, Autumn afternoon, on the North Western Railway, the sky had a few clouds, and it was going a beautiful deep red, Edward was finishing his last passenger train of the day, but when he pulled in to Wellsworth station he over shot the platform a little.
"Oh my," he thought to himself, "that's never happened before! Oh well, hopefully it's just a one off." As he reversed into the platform, he pushed the thought of the matter to the back of his mind.
After his train, he went to Brendam Docks to collect some supplies needed for the mainline. But as he prepared to stop at a signal, he once again slid. It took a while for him to stop. "Oh dear, this can't be good," he said to himself. He reversed slowly and backed down onto some trucks. Jessie came over, having seen what happened. "Are you ok Edward?" she asked. "Yeah, I think so," said Edward. "Just some brake troubles." "Ya know," said Jessie, "I've been working here since 1994, but have neve
North Western Tales Episode 24 - Express DanielBased on "Edward and the Express" by Marvel ComicsNorth Western Tales Episode 24 - Express Daniel by NorthWester1
Daniel is a class 47 who lives at Crovans Gate. Although his main job is to bring engines in need of repairs to the shops, he also does a few other things around the area. He also works on the Kirk Ronan branch line, with Donald and Douglas, along with three ex-Midland Railway engines, helping him out. Daniel is friendly, cheerful, and always willing to help, although there was a time when Daniel actually got rather nervous when he did a job he had never done before.
It all began on November 21st, and Gordon was taking the Wild Nor Wester to Barrow-in-Furness as usual. But as he passed Killdane, he felt something odd with his cylinders. "Driver, something's wrong: I feel funny." "Alright Gordon," said his driver, "I'll look you over when we get to Crovans Gate." But they never got the chance: as soon as Kellsthorpe Road was in view, one of his cylinders snapped and punctured his running board! The train came to a standstill outside of
North Western Tales Episode 23 - KidnappedAs the month of November passed, the temperature also began to drop. The air grew colder and colder as the months passed. The engines also found themselves with less tourists, carrying mainly citizens instead. They didn't mind though: they were just happy to be working. Gordon, James, and Henry in particular were glad that they didn't have to feel overworked.North Western Tales Episode 23 - Kidnapped by NorthWester1
But on the morning of November 18th, in the Vicarage Orchid, Jem Cole came to see Trevor the Traction Engine. "Morning Trevor," he said, "ready for another day of work?" Trevor the Traction Engine opened his eyes, for he was having a doze, and looked at Jem. By now, Jem had white hair and seemed older, in fact, too old to drive Trevor. However, Jem said that he would rather continue driving Trevor than retire, even if it was bad for his health. "Morning Jem," said Trevor, "you bet I am!" "That's good to hear," said Jem, as he started Trevor up, "because the vicar has set up a fair and he wants you to be the star attraction for the
North Western Tales Episode 22 - Newcomer1094 is a small little narrow-gauge diesel engine who was built by Motor Rail in 1985 and worked at a small colliery somewhere located in York. The colliery was owned by the National Coal Board and was connected to the East Coast Main Line by a standard gauge track that was also at the colliery. 1094 was a hard worker. His job was to fill up trucks of coal and unload them into standard gauge coal wagons that belonged to EWS or any other freight-hauling company. The coal would then be delivered to power plants and other locations where it was needed. 1094 sometimes got bored with the job, but no matter what, he would always do his work without any fuss.North Western Tales Episode 22 - Newcomer by NorthWester1
But by 1994, the colliery was starting to go out of business: the mines close to where the colliery was located at were producing less and less coal, and a mine shaft had collapsed in 1995, killing 3 men who were inside and didn't get out in time. By the year of 1997, poor 1094 was starting to run out of work. He had less trucks to fill
North Western Tales Episode 21 - RevengeOn the morning of November 2nd, Oliver the Little Western Engine was shunting some ballast wagons to take down to Tidmouth. He didn't normally do this, but Douglas was having trouble getting steam up and the 1400 was the only engine available. With Donald and Douglas still refusing to go near each other after their fallout and with Duck still filling in for Thomas on the Ffarquhar Branch Line, the workload had to be split between Arnold and Oliver. Both found it very stressful and wished they could get help from another engine.North Western Tales Episode 21 - Revenge by NorthWester1
Eventually, once all of his trucks had been collected, he buffered them up to Toad, his old brake van. "Ah, Mister Oliver, it's so good to be working with you again," he said happily. "Well Toad, I've missed working with you too. But we better get this ballast to Tidmouth, otherwise James will start complaining." "Aye, you've got a point there, Mr. Oliver," Toad replied. Oliver said no more and pushed the empty ballast wagons under the chute. As he waited for hi
North Western Tales Halloween SpecialAs October drew to a close, so too did the holiday of Halloween get closer. The engines loved Halloween, except for Henry: he couldn't understand why people dressed up in costumes.North Western Tales Halloween Special by NorthWester1
"I just don't get it," he said to the other engines at Tidmouth Roundhouse on Halloween evening. "Why exactly do people dress up in costumes for Halloween? What purpose does it serve?" "They wear costumes to scare away the ghosts," James answered. Henry just snorted. "Pah! Ghosts? There's no such thing!" "That's not what the Celtic people once believed," said Duck, who was staying at Tidmouth with Oliver and Arnold while Arlesburgh Shed was undergoing maintenance. The other engines stared at him. "Whitiver dae ye beir, Dook?" asked Douglas. "I mean," Duck replied, "that in ancient times, the Celtic people of England would prepare themselves for the dark winter days by having a festival, where they lit bonfires and sacrificed animals. They believed that evil spirits were about, so they dressed up in costumes
North Western Tales episode 20 - Guard DutyOne night at the China Clay Works, three men crept into the area. They looked around for a while, then collected some dynamite. They also stole a wrench and a toolbox. "Roight, that's all the stuff we need," said one in a Birmingham accent. "Let's get ert of eya before we get caught." The other men agreed and they all left the China Clay Quarry before the sun came up.North Western Tales episode 20 - Guard Duty by NorthWester1
The next morning, when the workmen arrived, they were surprised to find nearly all of their stuff gone! "What happened to the dynamite?!" asked one in alarm. "We were going to blast today," added another. "Me tewbox isn't ed de table whuz ay left it!" another complained in a Liverpudlian accent when he saw an empty table. "My favorite wrench is gone too!" cried a third. "Alright boys, what's going on?" asked the foreman who came running up. The other workmen told him about what had been stolen. "Alright, I'll contact the police. However, I don't see why we could replace them." "Actually, my favorite wrench can't be replac
North Western Tales Episode 19 - BoredomIt was now the middle of October, and the North Western engines were still not very busy. Zack was kept busy with his maintenance duties, but the other engines weren't so lucky when passengers were involved: though locals still travelled on the NWR, tourists weren't coming, due to the tourist season being over. Thomas, in particular, was upset: many people came to see him even though it wasn't summer, and although he usually enjoyed it, he was now getting tired of it. "What do I have that no other engine does?" he asked Toby on the 13th. "I mean, sure I'm the last of the E2s, but why am I so popular. Are the passengers using me for publicity and merchandising?" Toby looked thoughtful for a moment. "Well, I'm afraid that I can't answer that question Thomas," he eventually admitted. "However, your trip to the National Railway Museum did make you very popular." Thomas still looked upset. "Well the other engines deserve the same amount of attention!" he growled. "Especially Percy: he worksNorth Western Tales Episode 19 - Boredom by NorthWester1
North Western Tales Episode 18 - Track MaintenanceOn the Skarloey Railway, passenger traffic was just as low as it was on the North Western Railway, but they still had the slate quarry to keep them busy. During this time, Rusty and Fred would take turns traveling up and down the line with the maintenance crew. One of the jobs they had to do was keep the tracks in running order and free from obstructions. For this reason, branches hanging dangerously over the line would be cut, because they could harm an engine. The bridge supports of every bridge also had to be checked for cracks. Should that be the case, they would quickly be mended. It was hard and tiring work, but the diesels enjoyed it a lot. Well, at least Rusty did: Fred seemed to hate it, and nobody knew why.North Western Tales Episode 18 - Track Maintenance by NorthWester1
One morning on October 11th, Fred was taking the weed killer down the track in order to kill weeds growing close to the line. Fred had tried faking illness, but the Thin Controller, Mr. Roger Sam, saw through his lie and told him to get straight to work. Fred decided not t
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Dumbo Fan Fic Part 8 (Final)Dumbo was to perform the clown act again, to jump off a building that was much taller than the previous one. This time he wasn't afraid to do this, feeling confident that he could pull it off. Far below his friends, all except Kane, were watching with the audience. High in the air, Dumbo waited for his cue. Kane was at his side, looking down at the sea of humanity.Dumbo Fan Fic Part 8 (Final) by KaneTakerfan701
"Look at that arena. Dumbo, you're standing on the threshold of success. Don't look down too much otherwise it will make you dizzy. They have no idea what's about to happen. Are they in for the surprise of their lives!"
Kane asked if he had the magic feather. Dumbo only winked at him in answer and his friend gave him an OK sign before he left, leaving him alone. The drum sets began to play. Dumbo knew that this was his opportunity to amaze the audience. He quickly had flashbacks of what everyone had done to him, treating him badly and decided that this his way of getting payback. As the performance continued, the ring
Dumbo Fan Fic Part 7The next morning, the group woke up. The sun was shining brightly with very little clouds in blue sky. While everyone had breakfast, the team started to think about what to do with Dumbo and his future as well as thinking of how to get Mrs Jumbo free. As they did this, Kimmy and Arthur had noticed something... Dumbo was nowhere to be seen.Dumbo Fan Fic Part 7 by KaneTakerfan701
"Huh? Where did the little elephant go?" Arthur said.
"Yeah, where is he?" Kimmy said. "He was with us last night... he can't have just ran off without a trail."
"I heard nothing since I was in deep sleep." said Kiara.
Kane and Emily Life both looked at each other, feeling worried.
"I suggest we go and find him," Emily said. "He can't have gone far."
The group finished their breakfast and began searching for the little elephant. They searched the whole circus but with no luck at all. Then they decided to look in the countryside. It seemed like hours but then... they all heard something snoring softly, looked up and almost gasping in utter disbelieve.
Dumbo Fan Fic Part 6Emily, Kiara and Kane took Dumbo over to their campsite for they had decided to take care of him until something was done to get his life back on track. However, the group was so frustrated with themselves. Dumbo was sitting near a tub of water, being washed by Kiara, Emily and Kimmy. They washed off the last of his clown makeup and soapsuds. Feeling so depressed and weeping with sadness, Dumbo had never felt so upset in his life. With a slight look of anger, he slammed his little trunk against the tub and lowered his head to the floor.Dumbo Fan Fic Part 6 by KaneTakerfan701
"Look on the bright side, you’ve got friends who care about you." Emily said.
"Yeah, you should be proud of who you are." added Kimmy.
Dumbo looked up at them, not looking particularly pleased to hear what they were saying. Kane didn't blame him, why would Dumbo be pleased after his friends had let him down so badly.
"Look, kid, we’re so sorry that we let you down," he said. "Do you forgive us?"
The little elephant couldn't answer as a tear
Dumbo Fan Fic Part 5Weeks later, the circus arrived at the other town. Kiara, Emily, Kimmy and Arthur were having bad thoughts about Kane and when he came back in telling them what the Ringmaster had done to Dumbo, they were all jaw dropped.Dumbo Fan Fic Part 5 by KaneTakerfan701
"How stupid of the ringmaster to do something like that to Dumbo!" Emily Life said, crossly, hold her head in her hands. "The little elephant doesn’t deserve to be treated like this!"
Kiara Galaway went to talk with Kane, alone. She could see that her friend was totally filled with anger, frustration, shame and sadness.
"Are you ok?" she asked him. "Ever since you've known Dumbo, you have changed. Why is that?"
Kane sighed as he turned to her.
"You know Kiara, after they locked Dumbo’s mother away, I told him that we’d be able to help get her out again. I thought that if he did something really big at that circus act weeks ago, he’d be so famous that, they would let her out to keep him happy. Instead, I just made things worse for him. Who knows
One Hundred Themes of SebWy: The Swimsuit (2) "I'm not coming out in this abomination." A familiar Australian accent escaped the dressing room Romeo was currently waiting outside of.One Hundred Themes of SebWy: The Swimsuit (2) by WillowStoleTheCookie
"Pretty-a please Wendy?" Romeo, the personification of Seborga, whined trying to persuade his crush to come out. How else was he supposed to see Wy in swim suit?
"I said no, and no means no! You've got Buckley's chance of me coming out of there wearing this!" Wendy persisted, her Strine (Aussie Slang) slipping out in frustration.
"I'm-a sure you're exaggerating! It can't-a be that bad..." Romeo moved the curtains of the changing room off to one side without thinking his actions through and was face to face with a blushing Wendy. She was wearing a simple, form-fitting, two piece with blue and white stripes kind of like the... "S-Seborgian flag?"
Wendy's cheeks turned a shade of red that rivaled the color of Sp
Dumbo Fan Fic Part 4The following day at the circus, Dumbo made his debut. The Big Top was jammed packed with hundreds of people who had come witness this show. The ringmaster told them all in which the female elephants were to balance themselves on a red ball. The female elephants, personally, did not want to do the stunt, but they knew they had too. The ringmaster obviously had high hopes for this act judging from the way he was enthusiastically describing it to the audience. Kiara, Emily, Kimmy and Arthur were among them but there was no sign of Kane. They suspected that he must have forgotten or had gone to get some extra food due to his diet, which had gotten to be very strange since his treatment recovery.Dumbo Fan Fic Part 4 by KaneTakerfan701
"To hear him talk, you'd think he was going to do it." Emily whispered to Kiara who briefly chuckled.
"I'm not sure if this act is going to work." Kimmy said nervously, fumbling with her fingers.
"It will work wee sister," Arthur said, stroking her hair in comfort. "I'm confident it's gonna pay of
Dumbo Fan Fic Part 3Hours later, the group set up camp out side the circus. They couldn't understand why Mrs Jumbo was being locked up after all she was only trying to protect her son. Emily was by far to most mad about the whole thing. She wanted to give the Ringmaster a piece of her mind. Kiara wanted to do it too but they saw Kane in a corner, with blood stains on his glove and face. They soon realized that he had gotten into a fight and that his temper had gotten the better of him. All he could think of was little Dumbo... seeing how scared he was and seeing what had happened to his mother... it was too much for him to think much more and started to show signs of weeping.Dumbo Fan Fic Part 3 by KaneTakerfan701
"Hey, has anyone seen Dumbo?" Kiara asked.
"Last time, I saw him was when Kane saved him from that man who tried to take him away from his mother," said Emily. "I haven’t seen him since."
"That little elephant can’t have ran off," Arthur said, cleaning his glasses. "He’s too young to do something like that."
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