Too Much Talk is the ninth episode of Delete the Mixed-Traffic Engine.


After a week James had double headed Henry's train with Delete, Delete was constantly talking about that, and about his life on the BR, and life on the LNER. The engines, were now growing fond of Delete, however, they thought he was talking too much.

One day, Delete was telling Toby, "So, James had to help me, in case the chain..."

(Signal drops and Toby is off)

"The signal, Delete!", shouted Toby, as he left.

"But, oh!", and Delete was off.

Later Toby met Duck at a junction.

"Hullo, Toby", said Duck.

"Hullo", replied Toby. "You know, I'm worried for Delete."

"When I think of all that talk. I too am starting to worry for him", replied Duck.

Meanwhile, Donald and Douglas were trying to talk some sense into him.

"Ya can't always talk", said Donald

"It ha' ta be morre work an' les' tal', lad", added Douglas.

But still, Delete told his adventures to anyone he could.

The next day, he had to take some rails and ties to Maron. But, the train was heavy, and he came to a standstill at Gordon's Hill

"Bother!", thought Delete.

Stanley came to help.

"Ah, Stanley!", exclaimed Delete. "You know once I..."

But, Stanley had now pushed Delete to the top of the hill, Delete was not concentrating.

"Look out, Delete!", screamed Stanley

"Oh! AHHHH!", yelled Delete.

Delete was still new, only a few years old, but that didn't mean he had perfect brakes. Workmen had been putting a siding in front of the platform, they had marked where the were going to build it, but they had no rails, so Delete slid right off.

"Darn it", said Delete.

Oliver was there to assist,

"We'll have you on the rails again", said Oliver.

And with Stanley's help, they had Delete on the rails in no time.

Delete had learned a lesson, and talked sense now.


  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Stanley
  • Delete
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • James (mentioned)
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