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Stories from East Moors Steelworks is a compilation of stories written by the Author of Adventures on Rails for a writing class. Because of this, these stories feature solely characters not seen in the series nor The Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry and television series adaptation which forms the basis for Adventures on Rails. Jessie is an original character and therefore, she makes appearances in these stories.

Stories from East Moors Steelworks
Season C, Episode 1
Air date 7 November 2021
Written by MainLineEngines
Directed by MainLineEngines
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These are the stories featuring Jessie and her sisters.

Too Many Trucks

East Moors Steelworks is a very large and busy place located in Cardiff, Wales. There is a large network of tracks that go to various buildings that manufacture steel for use on the railway or other purposes. There is also a large shunting yard where scrap parts are brought in to be melted down and used again. There is also a shed for the eighteen saddle tank engines that work there. They all had numbers and names given to them by the workmen at the Steelworks. The newest engine was called “Jessie” by the workmen at the Steelworks. She was number 18 and like her sisters, she was painted maroon and had six driving wheels. Part of Jessie’s job consisted of taking loaded ladle trucks up a slope to a place called the Tip, which is right by the sea. The slag was then poured out into the sea.

Jessie was preparing to take her ladle trucks.

“Got all your trucks there,” said Eden, who was the oldest of all the engines that work at the Steelworks.

“I have eight ladle trucks ready to go,” replied Jessie.

“Remember: that is the maximum amount of trucks you can take. The trucks are heavy and filled with molten slag which is very hot and dangerous,” said Eden.

“I know! I’ll soon sort them out,” said Jessie.

She came up to the trucks and bumped them into place.

“Get a move on!” said Jessie.

“All right, all right,” grumbled the trucks.

Jessie moved the trucks with ease up the slope. She arrived at the top and workmen let the slag pour out of the trucks and into the sea. As the slag poured out into the sea, the sky seemed to light up.

“What a wonderful sight,” thought Jessie.

After the trucks were empty, she brought them back into the yard.

“You did a good job,” said Eden. “You are learning fast.”

“What else is there to do?” asked Jessie.

“Plenty of things! Trucks need to be shunted for other engines as well as hauling trucks of molten iron ore,” said Eden.

For the most part, Jessie was used to working at the Tip. She soon found out that the Steelworks could get very busy. She would take a load of ladle trucks up to the Tip then come back down to see another eight trucks ready to be taken up.

“I am always going up and down. I wish there was some way I could save time,” Jessie thought to herself.

One day, one of her sisters, who was called “Kelly”, brought over some ladle trucks. Jessie had already arranged six into place.

“I’ve got four more for you Jessie,” said Kelly.

“They just keep coming, don’t they,” said Jessie.

“Don’t worry. You get used to the rush after a while.”

“Yeah. I just wish I didn’t have to make so many trips.”

Then she thought of something.

“I think I could manage ten trucks. It is only two over the limit,” said Jessie.

Her sister was concerned.

“None of us have ever taken more than eight,” said Kelly.

“I’m sure I can handle it,” assured Jessie.

Her Driver agreed, so she soon had ten trucks in line. Then, slowly but surely, she began pushing the heavy ladle trucks up to the Tip.

It was hard work but she got to the top safely. Then, she came back down again.

“I knew I could do it,” smiled Jessie.

“That was impressive,” said her sister, “but we do have a limit for a reason.”

“I know, but it can’t hurt to surpass the limit at times. Besides, I can manage it.”

Her sisters remained concerned.

“She really shouldn’t do it,” said Eden.

“Yeah, she could lose control and slide right down the slope!” added Kelly.

Jessie remained unconcerned.

“I’m strong enough to do it, so I shall,” said Jessie.

The Manager allowed it at busy times since it would be better to take more ladle trucks up to the Tip and avoid the accumulation of trucks in the Yard.

A few months later, several of Jessie’s sisters needed repairs. The other engines found there was more work to do.

“Manager has arranged for another engine to come help us,” Eden told Jessie one night.

“Thank goodness,” sighed Jessie.

The next day, the new engine arrived. She had six driving wheels like Jessie, but was a bit smaller than her.

“Jessie, this is Lucy,” said the Foreman. “Please show her around.”

“Come along then,” said Jessie, and the two tank engines set to work.

“I usually work at the Tip, but I have been doing a lot of shunting lately since several of my sisters are out for repairs,” explained Jessie.

“I do like shunting,” said Lucy. “I do it all the time at the station.”

“Good. You know, sometimes, other engines come for deliveries of steel. At other times, we're allowed to take the trucks out on the line," Jessie explained to Lucy.

Lucy and Jessie shunted for the next hour.

"All right, you've got the hang of shunting here. Now, I'll show you the Tip,” said Jessie.

"What's that?" asked Lucy.

"I'll show you," replied Jessie.

Jessie collected eight ladle trucks to demonstrate Lucy the procedure. Once all the slag had been emptied, she brought the trucks back down.

"All finished," said Jessie.

"All right. So, is eight the maximum amount of trucks allowed?" asked Lucy.

"Yes. Although, I will admit, I sometimes take up to twelve ladle trucks. You probably shouldn't do that," said Jessie.

"I'm sure I can push just as much as you," replied Lucy.

"Really?"

"Of course. Just wait and see!"

Lucy collected ten ladle trucks and began to climb the slope to the Tip. She pushed and pushed with all her might.

Jessie could tell she was struggling. “I better go and help her,” she thought.

But before she could do anything, Lucy’s Driver and Fireman jumped clear and she slid down the slope out of control, forced on by the heavy ladle trucks. Finally, she was diverted into a siding. She crashed into the buffers and slag poured everywhere, including over Lucy.

Jessie had seen everything and was horrified. She quickly went for help. When the wreckage was cleared, it was later found that Lucy was beyond repair and she was taken away.

The next day, Jessie was back at work at the Tip.

Eden puffed over. “I see you’ve got eight trucks there.”

“Yeah,” said Jessie. “Better safe than sorry. I know that now.”

“You still look upset,” said Eden.

“Well, it is partially my fault she took more trucks up to the slope,” explained Jessie.

“Now you know why we have the eight trucks limit. Remember that from now on.”

“I will.”

Jessie worked for many more years at the Steelworks. But she never exceeded the limit of trucks ever again. Her sisters would often remind her of Lucy but they knew that Jessie had already learned a valuable lesson.

Frozen Points

Time passed and soon it was winter in Cardiff. The sky was dark and grey and the wind was icy and cold. The engines at the Steelworks had to take care because the tracks would get icy and slippery.

“It is so cold,” said Jessie one night in the sheds, “that Driver and Fireman come to work with two coats on.”

“The only saving grace is that there is no snow,” said Nellie, another of Jessie’s sisters.

The next morning, it seemed like it was colder than ever but the engines were glad as the Firemen started the fire.

“That’s a lot better,” said Jessie.

Eden had already gone out to work. Jessie met her at the Yard.

“I’m taking those trucks in that siding to be filled with slag,” said Jessie.

Then there was trouble. As Jessie switched lines, she suddenly felt that her wheels were lifted off the rails.

“Stop!” yelled a workman.

Jessie wasn’t moving very fast and she managed to stop but by the time she did, she had all six wheels firmly off the track.

“What happened?” asked Jessie.

They soon found out. The points were frozen and the frost had caused Jessie’s wheels to be lifted off the track.

Eden had seen everything.

“I suppose you think this is funny,” said Jessie.

“It is - kind of,” replied Eden. “Anyways, let’s get you back on the track.”

Kelly came to take the trucks away. Then, Eden was coupled up to Jessie and with a huge effort, pulled Jessie firmly back onto the track.

“Thank you,” said Jessie.

After that, Jessie’s Fireman spread hot cinders from Jessie’s fire to melt the ice. Jessie continued about her work that day. But her accident was the main talking point that night.

“Well it seems like the frost got the better of you,” teased Helen. “I’m sure the Manager wants you to stick to the rails!”

The next day, Jessie was still upset with Helen. Ffion, another one of Jessie’s sisters could see this.

“Never mind her. She’ll get tired of it soon,” she said to Jessie.

Jessie tried to get on with her work but she was still upset.

“Perhaps talking to Lynette again will help,” thought Jessie.

She saw her near the slope up to the Tip.

“Helen can be quite a nuisance,” she complained to Lynette. “She always thinks she’s better than all of us.”

“I see what you mean,” replied Lynette. “But it is best if you just focus on your own work instead of her.”

“Hmm, I guess you’re right. Besides, I know that she can’t push more than five trucks up the slope. Heck, I have never even seen her around here.”

Jessie shunted her trucks into place feeling a lot better. Then, that afternoon, she was sent to help Helen at the exchange siding. This part of the Steelworks is where all the iron and steel produced can be loaded onto lorries. The end of the siding has no buffers.

Helen was waiting for Jessie.

“It’s about time you got here. Did the frost hold you up?” teased Helen.

“Very funny,” retorted Jessie. “Let’s just get to work.”

“All right, all right,” said Helen.

Helen was coupled up to a flat-truck of steel girders.

“I’ll show you how it’s done,” said Helen.

“I’m watching,” replied Jessie.

As Helen approached the end of the siding, her Driver put on the brakes but the track here was very icy. Helen’s wheels skidded along the tracks!

“Horrors!” she cried.

She reached the end of the siding and came right off the track. Jessie had of course seen everything.

“Well, it seems like the frost caused trouble for you too,” chuckled Jessie.

Helen said nothing.

“Never mind. Let’s get you back on the track,” said Jessie.

First, her Fireman sanded the rails so Jessie could grip the rails better. Then, Jessie slowly approached the end of the siding. She was coupled to Helen, and then pulled her back onto the track.

“Thanks,” said Helen, once she was back on the rails.

“It’s my pleasure,” replied Jessie.

“No-one needs to know about this, right.”

“Word will probably get ‘round somehow.”

Jessie was right. That night, the Manager came to see the engines.

“What’s this I hear about all of you trying to take the road now?” he asked, chuckling.

The engines looked at Helen and Jessie.

The Manager laughed and continued, “I know you’re all doing your best despite the weather.”

“If there’s one thing we can agree on,” said Jessie, “is that we’d rather stick to the rails.”

All the other engines had to agree.

Jessie and the Old Engine

The engines at the Steelworks are regularly maintained. Most repairs can be done right at the workshop at the Steelworks but sometimes, the engines have to go to Caerphilly, the main engine works in Cardiff which is several miles away.

Jessie continued to work hard but one evening, she came back to the shed feeling “stuffed up”. Black smoke billowed from her funnel.

“You don’t look too good,” observed Kelly.

“Yeah, that’s kind of obvious,” coughed Jessie.

“You may need to go to the Works,” continued Kelly.

“I’ll be fine. Fireman just has to clear my firebox, that’s all.”

But the Manager decided to send Jessie to the main engine works.

“I’m sure Fireman just has to clean my fire-box. I shouldn’t have to go to the Works,” complained Jessie. “Now I’ll be out of commission for the next few days.”

“Never mind,” soothed Eden. “You’ll get some rest and then come back as good as new and ready to work again.”

Still, Jessie found the next few days rather boring as she waited to travel to the Works. Finally, the day came and Jessie puffed out of the shed. As she was passing through the yard, she saw that another engine had broken down. The engine was older than Jessie and her sisters. He was a medium sized tender engine that had four driving wheels and four smaller wheels in front. He was painted all black. Kelly was helping the engine onto a siding.

“What’s going on?” asked Jessie.

“This engine broke down. I have to take his train to Swansea now,” explained Kelly.

“Well, I’m heading to the Works now,” said Jessie.

“You don’t suppose you could help me there,” chuckled the old engine.

“That’d be no problem at all,” replied Jessie.

So Kelly took charge of the train and Jessie got ready to help the old engine to the Works. Soon, they were ready and waiting for the signal to turn green.

“My name is John,” said the old engine.

“I’m Jessie. It’s very nice to meet you,” replied Jessie.

Just then, the signal dropped and they started their journey. The engines puffed through tunnels and under bridges. The two engines talked as they went on their way.

“You know, it’s good to see you and your sisters still have work,” said John. “Nowadays, I’m lucky to have any jobs. Usually just the occasional goods train and run to the Steelworks.”

“You probably have been working for a long time now,” replied Jessie.

“Yes indeed. But there’s newer engines now that are bigger, faster, and stronger than me. Like you’re very strong for a tank engine.”

“Still, all of us need repairs every now and then.”

“Yeah, but to be honest, I don’t know how many more Works visits I have left,” sighed John. “Many of my brothers have already been taken out of service.”

Jessie felt sorry for John.

Presently, they reached the Works. Another engine came out to help John into the Works. The engine was very different from both Jessie and John.

“What an interesting engine,” said Jessie.

“Ah, diesel engines,” said John. “The newest thing from British Railways. They’re more modern and require less maintenance.”

“Really?”

“Yeah. That’s also why engines like me have less work.” John paused for a moment. “With diesel engines, things are bound to change.”

“Like what?”

“Well, depending on how things go, diesels might soon be the main source of transportation. Even over us steam engines.”

“So, would steam engines be withdrawn and replaced with diesels?” asked Jessie.

“Perhaps,” replied John, slowly.

Jessie said no more. She had a lot to think about.

A few weeks went by as Jessie’s repairs were carried out. Finally, when she was fully repaired and ready to go, she said goodbye to John and headed back to the Steelworks. On her way back, a diesel engine roared past her.

“Diesel engines might be more modern but it can’t be the end of steam just like that,” thought Jessie.

Soon, Jessie was back at the Steelworks. As she was filling up with water, Kelly puffed up.

“Hey, glad to see you’re back,” said Kelly. “Feeling better now?”

“It is good to be back. I feel better than ever before,” replied Jessie. “Did you miss me whilst I was gone?”

"We certainly did,” chuckled Kelly.

“Well, except Helen probably,” laughed Jessie.

“Actually, we’ve all been looking forward to your return,” continued Kelly.

“Really?”

“Yeah, work is picking up around here,” explained Kelly.

“Well, I’m glad to hear there’s still plenty of work,” said Jessie.

“So am I,” agreed Kelly.

Just then, Jessie finished filling up with water.

“Let’s get to work, shall we,” said Jessie. “And continue to prove that we can still be very useful engines.”

“Indeed,” agreed Kelly.

So, with a cheerful ‘toot’ of their whistles, the two engines went back to work.

Jessie and the Diesel Engines

After she returned from the Works, Jessie continued to work hard at the Steelworks. Even so, the thought of being replaced by diesel engines was still in her mind.

One morning, the Manager arrived at the shed whilst the engines were getting ready for work. “Good morning,” he said. “I wanted to inform all of you that two new diesel engines are coming to the Steelworks to help out. Now, diesels are quite new for all of us so do your best and just try to get along with them.” Then he walked away.

Some of the engines were more concerned than others.

“I’ve been worried about this ever since I got back from the Works,” said Jessie. “I remember seeing diesel engines and John told me that they are the future of railways.”

“Nonsense Jessie. No-one can replace us,” said Helen.

“Well, British Railways says otherwise,” put in Kelly.

“Regardless, I think that if we continue to prove ourselves useful, we won’t be replaced,” said Jessie, boldly.

“I agree with Jessie,” said Eden, raising her voice. “If we all continue to work hard, Manager will see we’re still as reliable as any new or modern engine. So, let’s give the diesels a nice welcome and continue to work hard.”

That calmed everyone down, and one by one, the engines went to work.

Later that day, the two diesels arrived at the Steelworks. One of them, named Steph, was a small diesel shunter with six wheels and painted in all black. The other diesel, named Kim, was longer and painted in a vibrant blue and yellow livery. They both looked very modern. They observed Jessie and her sisters doing their work.

“Huh, this place is full of steam engines,” said Kim. “It’s a good thing we’ve come.”

“What do you mean?” asked Steph.

“You see my dear Steph, we diesels are the newest engines. All these steam engines are old and worn out and we have to prove that we are the future. Trust me, these steam engines are nothing compared to us.”

“Well they’re coming now.”

Jessie and Kelly had seen the diesel engines and had come over to greet them.

“Hullo there. I’m Kelly and this is my sister Jessie,” said Kelly.

“I’m Kim and this here is Steph.”

“Very nice to meet you both,” said Jessie.

“Now then, I suppose there’s plenty of work to do around here,” said Kim.

“Of course,” said Kelly.

“Well, not to worry because we can handle just about any job.”

“Really?” asked Jessie.

“Of course! We are diesel engines after all and we’re much more cleaner and reliable than you dirty, outdated steam engines,” boasted Kim.

“First of all, I’m not dirty and certainly not outdated,” retorted Jessie.

“And we’re just as reliable as any diesel engine,” said Kelly.

“Nonsense,” scoffed Kim. “It’s only a matter of time before you’re all withdrawn and replaced by us diesel engines.” Then Kim oiled away.

“Sorry about that,” said Steph, and she rolled away.

“Well that diesel was very rude,” said Jessie.

“True,” said Kelly. “Still, it’s best if we focus on our own work.”

Jessie agreed and then the two engines went back to work.

Throughout the day, Kim continued to be rude to Jessie and her sisters. She growled and hissed whenever they passed her.

“Such dirty smoke,” she complained to Steph.

“To be fair, we have our fair share of nasty fumes from our exhaust,” replied Steph.

“Rubbish,” snorted Kim. “We’re a lot cleaner than those nasty steam engines.”

Steph decided to say nothing more.

At the end of the day, the two diesels were looking forward to a rest. They went over to the shed where Kim was disgusted to see Jessie and all her sisters there.

“What’s this?” fumed Kim. “Is this where we’re supposed to sleep?”

“Given your attitude, you don’t have to,” called Jessie.

“Yeah. Go sleep elsewhere if you want!” called Helen.

“I will,” said Kim, “because I will not share the shed with any dirty steam engines.” Then she fumed away.

“I better talk to her,” said Steph and she followed after Kim.

“Good riddance,” said Helen.

“It’s safe to say that the first day with the diesels has been rather rough,” said Jessie.

“Well, at least we’re doing our work properly,” said Eden. “That’s all that really matters.”

Jessie agreed with her.

The following morning, Jessie was shunting trucks in the yard when Kim came up.

“There you are. You took your time getting ready unlike me. I just fill up with oil and I’m ready. You take hours getting ready!” laughed Kim. “Now get my train ready.”

“You could say please,” scoffed Jessie.

“Just hurry up!”

“All right, all right. I shan’t keep you waiting,” said Jessie.

Jessie quickly arranged all the trucks. She had just finished when Steph rolled up.

“That was some very fast shunting,” said Steph.

“Thank you. Besides, I wouldn’t want Kim to be late with her delivery of steel,” said Jessie, sarcastically.

“I heard that!” shouted Kim.

“I know,” replied Jessie, calmly.

Kim was coupled up to the heavy trucks of steel. She began to pull with all her might. The trucks were very heavy and presently, she began to feel hot and tired.

“I don’t feel well,” she wailed.

Thick black smoke billowed from her exhaust.

“You’ve overheated!” exclaimed the Driver.

“Bother,” fumed Kim.

The Manager came to see what was happening.

“She’s overheated,” explained the Driver. “She can’t pull the train anymore.”

“Well these trucks need to get to the station,” said the Manager. Then he spotted Jessie. “Ah! Jessie, come over here!” he shouted.

“What’s going on?” asked Jessie.

“I need you to take the train to the next station,” said the Manager.

“Nonsense. It’s much too heavy for her,” coughed Kim.

“Rubbish. I can move these trucks with ease,” said Jessie.

“I know you can do it,” said the Manager. “Now get going!”

Steph moved Kim into a siding and Jessie was coupled up. The Guard blew his whistle and waved his green flag and Jessie puffed slowly away. The trucks were heavy and Jessie had to work very hard to get the train moving. She pulled with all her might and soon the train was running well. They were soon in the beautiful countryside and the Fireman shovelled more coal into her firebox to keep Jessie’s pistons pumping. By now, she was enjoying her journey.

Presently, they reached the station. Jessie was tired but glad to have done a good job.

Later, she was back at the Steelworks. She was shunting trucks alongside Steph.

“You did an impressive job by moving all those trucks earlier,” said Steph.

“Thank you,” said Jessie.

“I think you definitely proved that steam engines are still reliable.”

“I do hope I made that clear!” laughed Jessie. “Thank you for being very kind,” she said to Steph.

“I’m just glad to make friends,” replied Steph. “It doesn’t matter whether they’re diesel or steam engines.”

That made Jessie glad to be working with Steph.

Later, she met Eden at the water tower and told her what had happened in the morning.

“I had to take Kim’s train to the station because she broke down,” said Jessie.

“You did a very good job, I hear,” said Eden.

“Yeah, if anything this proves that we steam engines are still reliable.”

“Indeed. As I’ve said, we just have to keep up the good work.”

Jessie agreed.

Eventually, Kim was sent away for repairs whilst Steph stayed at the Steelworks. Despite the failure of one diesel engine, it didn’t stop the arrival of more diesel engines. But that’s another story.

Last Day at the Steelworks

Many years passed and as time went on, Jessie’s sisters were withdrawn from service one by one and sent to the scrap-yard. Jessie knew that it was unlikely she would ever see any of them again. Eventually, she was left alone with Kelly though she was no longer in operation. Jessie continued to work hard despite everything. Diesel engines had taken over her sisters’ work. She was already friends with Steph and she made friends with some of the other diesels but not all of them were so friendly. Regardless, Jessie continued to prove herself as useful as ever with each task given to her.

“Keep up the good work,” said Kelly.

“I will,” smiled Jessie. “I hope both of us can be preserved.”

“Honestly, I think you have a better chance of being preserved,” sighed Kelly.

“Eden told me that too before she was withdrawn,” said Jessie. “I do miss her especially. Well, I miss everyone but Eden most of all. Anyways, at least we still have each other.”

“At least for now,” said Kelly.

However, one day, the Manager had bad news.

“I’m very sorry Kelly but I could not find a way to save you. I did everything I could but tomorrow, you must be taken away.”

“I understand Sir. It was an honour to work here and it was fun while it lasted,” replied Kelly.

“You were one of our best engines,” smiled the Manager. “And Jessie, I assure you that I will find some way to save you.”

“Yes Sir,” said Jessie, softly.

The Manager walked away.

Jessie could not believe what she had heard. She felt so sad that she felt like crying.

“This can’t be happening!” she cried. “Now I’m really the last engine,” she sobbed.

“Jessie! Jessie! Calm down,” soothed Kelly. “It’s going to be okay.”

“There’s no hope for me either,” said Jessie, sadly.

“There is hope. Trust me,” said Kelly.

Jessie wasn’t so sure but she knew she had to be strong.

“Let’s just enjoy our last night together,” said Kelly.

Jessie and Kelly spent the night remembering all the good times they had.

The next morning, Jessie felt a lot better.

“I’m really going to miss you,” said Jessie, “but I promise I will keep working hard till the very last day.”

“That’s my Jessie,” smiled Kelly. “I want to leave knowing that you will always do your best. And whatever happens, don’t ever forget us.”

“I won’t,” said Jessie.

Later, Jessie watched as Kelly was taken away by a diesel engine.

“Goodbye Jessie!”

“Goodbye Kelly!” called Jessie, and she blew her whistle loudly. Then she watched till Kelly was out of sight. She was silent afterwards. “I can’t believe she’s no longer with me,” she sighed. She was trying not to cry. “I have to be strong,” she said to herself. Then, she puffed back to work.

Months passed and Jessie continued to work. But then, she spent several days in the shed.

Jessie was very worried. Now she was sure her time had come.

Then the Manager came to see her.

“Jessie, I have some very important news for you,” he said. “Since you are the last steam engine to be working here, the Steelworks has offered you up to the city of Cardiff and they want to install you into a nearby park as an attraction.”

Jessie was very surprised. “So I won’t be sent for scrap?” she asked.

“Nope. I know the ideal thing would be for you to go to a heritage railway but at least this alternative will keep you away from the cutter’s torch,” said the Manager.

“I’m just glad I won’t be scrapped. Thank you very much Sir!”

“I will make arrangements right away.”

Soon, Jessie was moved to Splott Park, which is located in the city of Cardiff. There, she became the main attraction and many children loved to go and see her. She often talks about her days at the Steelworks and about all her sisters who used to work there. She enjoys talking to children and telling all her stories but sometimes she longs to be back at work.

“In the meantime,” says Jessie. “At least I have people to talk to, and so many memories to look back on. I am certainly interested in what the future has in store for me.”

Characters

  • Jessie
  • Eden
  • Kelly
  • Lynette
  • Ffion
  • Helen
  • Lucy
  • John
  • Kim
  • Steph
  • The Manager

Locations

  • East Moors Steelworks
  • Caerphilly Works
  • Splott Park

Trivia

  • All these stories are canon to the series despite the fact that Sodor is not mentioned at all.
  • Despite a few differences, these stories are written in the same style as the rest of the Writer's stories. The main difference is the lack of any Sodor characters.
  • Too Many Trucks was re-written from the story of the same name whilst Frozen Points was adapted from Jessie and the Frozen Points.
  • The Writer has mentioned that there might be more stories focusing on the Steelworks and the other engines working there. This collection was simply to satisfy the course requirements.
  • Some of these stories also formed part of The New Adventures on Rails.
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