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A Cow On The Line and Other Thomas The Tank Engine Stories - Full is Pikachufreak's fan-fiction thing to make.

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  • Here's the full version of the A Cow On The Line and Other Thomas The Tank Engine Stories CD. Stories narrated by Ringo Starr included: Double Trouble, A Cow On The Line, Old Iron and Percy Takes The Plunge.

Transcript

  • (We open this CD with the Thomas Season 1-7 theme and then the start of Double Trouble)
  • Ringo Starr: It was a beautiful morning on the Island of Sodor. Thomas the Tank Engine's blue paint sparkled in a sunshine as he puffed happily along his branch line with Annie and Clarabel. He was feeling very pleased with himself.
  • Percy: Hello, Thomas
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Percy.
  • Percy: You look splendid.
  • Thomas: Yes indeed.
  • Ringo Starr: Boasted Thomas.
  • Thomas: Blue is the only proper color for an engine.
  • Toby: Oh, i don't know. I like my brown paint.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Toby.
  • Percy: I've always been green. I wouldn't want to be any other color either.
  • Ringo Starr: Added Percy.
  • Thomas: Well, well, anyway.
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: Blue is the only color for a really useful engine. Anyone knows that.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy said no more. He just grinned at Toby. Later, Thomas was resting when Percy arrived. A large hopper was loading his freight cars full of coal. Thomas was still being cheeky.
  • Thomas: Careful.
  • Ringo Starr: He warned.
  • Thomas: Watch out with those silly cars.
  • Cars: Go on, go on!
  • Ringo Starr: Muttered the cars.
  • Thomas: And by the way.
  • Ringo Starr: Went on Thomas.
  • Thomas: Those buffers don't look really safe to me.
  • Ringo Starr: The last load poured down.
  • Thomas: Help, help!
  • Ringo Starr: Cried Thomas.
  • Thomas: Get me out!
  • Ringo Starr: Percy was worried, but he couldn't help laughing. Thomas' smart blue paint was covered in coal dust from smokebox to bunker.
  • Percy: Ha, ha!
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Percy.
  • Percy: You don't look really useful now, Thomas. You look really disgraceful.
  • Thomas: I'm not disgraceful.
  • Ringo Starr: Choked Thomas.
  • Thomas: You did that on purpose. Get me out!
  • Ringo Starr: It took so long to clean Thomas that he wasn't it time for his next train. Toby had to take Annie and Clarabel.
  • Annie: Poor Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Annie to Clarabel. They were most upset. Thomas was grumpy in the shed that night. Toby thought it made a great joke, but Percy was cross with Thomas for thinking he had made his paint dirty on purpose.
  • Percy: Fancy a really useful blue engine like Thomas becoming a disgrace to Sir Topham Hatt's railway.
  • Ringo Starr: Next day, Thomas was feeling more cheerful, as he watch Percy bring his cars from the junction. The cars were heavy and Percy was tired.
  • Driver: Have a drink.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Then you'll feel better.
  • Ringo Starr: The water column stood at the end of the siding with the unsafe buffers. Suddenly, Percy found that he couldn't stop. The buffers didn't stop him either.
  • Percy: Ooh!
  • Ringo Starr: Wailed Percy.
  • Percy: Help!
  • Ringo Starr: The buffers were broken and Percy was wheel deep in coal. It was time for Thomas to leave. He had seen everything.
  • Thomas: Now Percy has learned his lesson too.
  • Ringo Starr: He chuckled to himself. That night, the two engines made up their quarrel.
  • Percy: I didn't cause your accident on purpose, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Percy.
  • Percy: You do know that, don't you?
  • Thomas: Of course.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: And I'm sorry I teased you. Your green paint look splendid again too. In future, we're both be more careful of coal.
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin A Cow On The Line)
  • Ringo Starr: Edward was getting old. His bearings were worn, and he clanked as he puffed along. He was taking empty cattle cars to a market town. The sun shone, birds sang, but Edward was heading for trouble.
  • Edward: Come on! Come on!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed.
  • Cars: Oh! Oh!
  • Ringo Starr: Screamed the cars. Edward puffed and clanked, the cars rattled and screamed. Some cows were grazing near by. They were not used to trains. The noise and smoke disturbed them. As Edward clanked by, they broke through the fence and ran across the line. A coupling was broken and some cars were left behind.
  • (Cows mooing)
  • Ringo Starr: Edward felt a jerk, but didn't take much notice. He was used to cattle cars.
  • Edward: Bother those cars!
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • Edward: Why can't they come quietly?
  • Ringo Starr: He was at the next station before either he or his driver realized what had happened.
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: When Gordon and Henry heard about the accident, they laughed and boasted.
  • Gordon: Fancy allowing cars to break his train! They wouldn't dare do that to us. We'd show them!
  • Ringo Starr: Old Toby was cross.
  • Toby: You couldn't help it, Edward. They've never met cows. I have, and I know the trouble they are.
  • (Edward's whistle toots and puffs away)
  • Ringo Starr: Some days later, Gordon rushed through Edward's Station.
  • Gordon: Poop poop! Mind the cows! Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Gordon.
  • Coaches: Don't make such a fuss! Don't make such a fuss!
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled his coaches. A long stretch a line lay ahead. In the distance was a bridge. It seemed to Gordon that there was something on the bridge. His driver thought so too.
  • Gordon's Driver: Whoa, Gordon!
  • Ringo Starr: He said, and shut off steam.
  • Gordon: Pooh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: It's only a cow! Shooh! Shooh!
  • Ringo Starr: He moved slowly on to the bridge, but the cow wouldn't "Shooh"! She had lost her calf, and felt lonely.
  • Cow: Mooooh!
  • Ringo Starr: She said sadly. Everyone tried to send her away, but she wouldn't go. Henry arrived.
  • Henry: What's this? A cow? I'll soon settle her. Be off! Be off!
  • Cow: Mooooh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the cow. Henry backed away nervously.
  • Henry: I don't want to hurt her.
  • Ringo Starr: At the next station, Henry's Conductor told them about the cow, and warned the signalman that the line was blocked.
  • Porter: That must be Bluebell.
  • Ringo Starr: Said a porter.
  • Porter: Her calf is here, looking for her mother. Percy will take her along.
  • (Percy's whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: At the bridge, Bluebell was very pleased to her calf again, and the porter led them away.
  • (Cows mooing)
  • Henry: Not a word.
  • Gordon: Keep it dark.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Gordon and Henry to each other. They felt rather silly, but the story soon spread.
  • (Crickets chirping; owl hoots)
  • Edward: Well, well, well!
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Edward.
  • Edward: Two big engines afraid of a cow.
  • Gordon: Afraid? Rubbish.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: We didn't want the poor thing to hurt herself by running up against us. We stopped so as not to excite her. You see what mean, my dear Edward.
  • Edward: Yes, Gordon.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward. Gordon felt somehow that Edward "saw" only too well.
  • (Another nameplate sequence happens and we begin Old Iron)
  • Ringo Starr: One day, James have to wait at the station till Edward and his train came in. This made him cross.
  • James: Late again!
  • Ringo Starr: Edward laughed and James fumed again.
  • (James' whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: After James had finished his work, he went back to the yard, and puffed on to the turntable. He was still feeling very bad tempered.
  • James: Edward is impossible!
  • Ringo Starr: He grumbled to the others.
  • James: He clanks about like a lot of old iron and he is so slow, he makes us wait!
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas and Percy were indictment.
  • Percy: Old iron! Slow!
  • Thomas: Why, Edward could beat you in a race any day!
  • James: Really!
  • Ringo Starr: Said James.
  • James: I should like to see him do it.
  • (James' whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: Next morning, James' driver was suddenly taking ill. He could hardly stand, so the fireman uncoupled James ready for shunting. James was impatient. Suddenly, the signalman shouted. There was James puffing away down the line.
  • Signalman: All traffic halted!
  • Ringo Starr: He announced at last. Then he told the fireman what had happened.
  • Signalman: Two boys were on James' footplate fiddling with the controls.
  • Fireman: Whew.
  • Signalman: They tumbled off and ran when James started.
  • (Phone rings)
  • Ringo Starr: The signalman answered the telephone.
  • Signalman: Yes? He's here? Right, I'll tell him. The inspector's coming at once. He wants a shunter's pole and a coil of wire rope.
  • Fireman: What for?
  • Ringo Starr: Wondered the fireman.
  • Signalman: Search me, but you better get them quickly.
  • Ringo Starr: The fireman was ready when Edward arrived. The inspector saw the pole and a rope.
  • Inspector: Good man, jump in.
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • Edward: We'll catch him, we'll catch him.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Edward. James was laughing.
  • James: What a lark! What a lark!
  • Ringo Starr: He chuckled to himself. Suddenly, he was going faster and faster. He realized that he had no driver.
  • James: What shall I do? I can't stop! Help! Help!
  • Edward: We're coming, we're coming!
  • Ringo Starr: Called Edward.
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: Edward was panting up behind with every ounce of steam he had. At last, he caught up with James.
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • Edward's Driver: Steady, Edward.
  • Ringo Starr: Called his driver. The inspector stood on Edward's front holding a noose of rope in the crook of the shunter's pole. He was trying to slip it over James' buffer. The engines swayed and lurched. At last...
  • Inspector: Got him!
  • Ringo Starr: He shouted. He pulled the noose tight. Gently braking, Edward's driver checked the engines' speed, and James' fireman scrambled across and took control.
  • Edward: So the old iron caught you after all.
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Edward.
  • James: I'm sorry.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered James.
  • James: Thank you for saving me. You were splendid, Edward.
  • Edward: That's all right.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Edward. The engines arrived at the station side by side. Sir Topham Hatt was waiting.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: A fine piece of work.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: James, you can rest, and then take your train. I'm proud of you, Edward. You shall go to the works and have your worn parts mended.
  • Edward: Oh, thank you, Sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: It'll be lovely not to clank.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Percy Takes The Plunge)
  • Ringo Starr: One day, Henry wanted a rest, but Percy was talking to some engines. He was telling them about the time he had brave bad weather to help Thomas.
  • Percy: It was raining hard. Water swirled under my boiler. I couldn't see where I was going, but I struggled on.
  • Bill: Oh, Percy, you are brave.
  • Percy: Well, it wasn't anything really. Water's nothing to an engine with determination.
  • Ben: Tell us more, Percy.
  • Henry: What are you engines doing here?
  • Ringo Starr: Hissed Henry.
  • Henry: This shed is for Sir Topham Hatt's engines. Go away. Silly things.
  • Ringo Starr: Henry snorted.
  • Percy: They're not silly.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy had been enjoying himself.
  • Henry: They are silly and so are you. Water's nothing to an engine with determination. Huh.
  • Percy: Anyway.
  • Ringo Starr: Said cheeky Percy.
  • Percy: I'm not afraid of water, I like it.
  • Ringo Starr: He ran off to the harbour singing.
  • Percy: Once an engine attached to a train, was afraid of a few drops of rain.
  • Henry: No one ever lets me forget the time i wouldn't come out of the tunnel in case the rain spoiled my paint.
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Henry. Thomas was looking at the board on the key.
  • Thomas: Danger. We mustn't go passed it.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Thomas: That's orders.
  • Percy: Why?
  • Thomas: Danger means falling down something.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I went pass danger once, and fell down a mine.
  • Percy: I can't see a mine.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy. He didn't know that the foundations of the key had sunk. The rails now sloped down into the sea.
  • Percy: Stupid board.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy. Percy made a plan. One day, he whispered to the cars.
  • Percy: Will you give me a bump when we get to the key?
  • Ringo Starr: The cars had never asked to bump an engine before. They giggled and chattered about it.
  • Percy: Driver doesn't know my plan.
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Percy.
  • Cars: On, on, on!
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed the cars. Percy thought they were helping.
  • Percy: I'll pretend to stop at the station, but the cars will push me pass the board. Then I'll make them stop. I can do that wherever I like.
  • Ringo Starr: Every wise engine knows that you cannot trust freight cars.
  • Cars: Go on, go on!
  • Ringo Starr: They yelled, and bumped Percy's driver and fireman off the footplate.
  • Percy: Oh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy, sliding pass the board. Percy was frantic.
  • Percy: That's enough!
  • Ringo Starr: Percy was sunked.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You are a very disobeident engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy knew that voice.
  • Percy: Please, sir, get me out, sir, I'm truly sorry, sir.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: No, Percy, we cannot do that till high tide. I hope it will teach you to take care of yourself.
  • Percy: Yes, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: It was dark when they brought floating cranes to rescue Percy. He was too cold and stiff to move by himself. Next day, he was sent to the works on Henry's freight train.
  • Henry: Well, well, well!
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Henry.
  • Henry: Did you like the water?
  • Percy: No.
  • Henry: I am surprised. You need more determination, Percy. Water's nothing to an engine with determination you know. Perhaps you will like it better next time.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy is quite determined that they'll won't be a next time.

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