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Ash Ketchum the Pokemon Trainer & Friends Season 1 (Corus Entertainment version) is Pikachufreak's idea featuring all the twenty-six episodes from the first season of Ash & Friends, as told by Ringo Starr for the UK.

Cast

  • Ash Ketchum (from Pokemon) as Thomas
  • Marty McFly (from Back To The Future) as Edward
  • Shaggy Rogers (from Scooby-Doo) as Henry
  • Scott Summers (from X-Men: Evolution) as Gordon
  • Al Smith (from Hoop-a-Joop) as James
  • Kevin Whitney (from Krypto The Superdog) as Percy
  • Tai Kamiya (from Digimon) as Toby
  • Marcella and Teodora (from Legend Quest) as Annie and Clarabel
  • Natalie Blackstone (from Pretty Cure) as Henrietta
  • Freakazoid (from Freakazoid!) as Terence
  • Sonic The Hedgehog (from Sonic X) as Bertie
  • Bugs Bunny (from Looney Tunes) as Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lola Bunny (from Looney Tunes) as Lady Hatt
  • Buster and Babs Bunny (from Tiny Toon Adventures) as Stephen and Bridget Hatt
  • Nora Shepherd (from Jumanji) as Mrs. Kyndley
  • Beedrill as Troublesome Trucks
  • Arcanine as Coaches

Episodes

  1. Ash and Scott
  2. Marty and Scott
  3. The Sad Story of Shaggy
  4. Marty, Scott and Shaggy
  5. Ash's Arcanine
  6. Ash and The Beedrill
  7. Ash and The Breakdown Ambulance
  8. Al and The Arcanine
  9. Troublesome Beedrill
  10. Al and The Express
  11. Ash and The Guard
  12. Ash Goes Fishing
  13. Ash, Freakazoid and The Snow
  14. Ash and Sonic
  15. Characters and Turntables
  16. Trouble In The House
  17. Kevin Runs Away
  18. Medicine
  19. The Flying Kipper
  20. Whistles and Sneezes
  21. Tai and The Stout Bunny
  22. Ash In Trouble
  23. Dirty Objects
  24. Off The Road
  25. Down The Mine
  26. Ash's Christmas Party

Script

Ash and Scott

  • Ringo Starr: Ash is a Pokemon trainer who lives in a big station on the land of Cartoons. He's a cheeky little trainer with black and white shoes, a red cap, black hair and blue jeans. He's a fussy little character too. Always pulling coaches about ready for the big characters can take on long journeys. And when trains come in, he pulls the empty coaches away so that the big characters can go on rest. Ash thinks no character works has hard as he does. He loves playing tricks on them, including Scott the biggest and proudest character of all. Ash likes whistling rudely at him.
  • Ash: Wake up, lazybones. Why don't you work hard like me?
  • Ringo Starr: One day after pulling the big express, Scott had arrived back on the sidings very tired. He was just going to sleep when Ash came up in his cheeky way.
  • Ash: Wake up, lazybones. Do some hard work for a change. You can't catch me!
  • Ringo Starr: And off Ash ran laughing. Instead of going to sleep again, Scott thought how he can back at Ash. One morning, Ash wouldn't wake up. His driver and fireman couldn't make him start. His fire went out and there was not enough steam. It was nearly time for the express. People are waiting, but the coaches weren't ready. At last, Ash started.
  • Ash: Oh dear, oh dear!
  • Ringo Starr: He yawned. He fussed into the station where Scott was waiting.
  • Scott: Hurry up, you!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Ash: Hurry yourself.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Ash. Scott began making his plan.
  • Scott: Yes.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Scott: I will.
  • Ringo Starr: And almost before the coaches had stopped moving, Scott reversed quickly and was coupled to the train.
  • Scott: Get in quickly, please!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled. Ash usually pushed behind the big trains to help them start, but he was always uncoupled first. This time, Scott start so quickly they forgot to uncouple Ash. Scott's chance had come.
  • Scott: Come on, come on!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Scott to the coaches. The train went faster and faster. Too fast for Ash, he wanted to stop, but he couldn't.
  • Ash: Peep peep! Stop, stop!
  • Scott: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed Scott.
  • Coaches: You can't get away, you can't get away!
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed the coaches. Poor Ash was going faster than he had ever gone before. He was out of breath and his feet hurt him, but he had to go on.
  • Ash: I shall never be the same again.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought sadly.
  • Ash: My wheels will be quite worn out.
  • Ringo Starr: At last, they stopped at the station. Ash was uncoupled and he felt very silly and exhausted. Next he went on to the turntable thinking of everyone laughing at him. And then he ran on to a siding out of the way.
  • Scott: Well, little Ash.
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Scott.
  • Scott: Now you know what hard work means, don't you?
  • Ringo Starr: Poor Ash couldn't answer. He had no breath. He just puffed slowly away to rest and had a long long drink. He went home very slowly and was careful afterwards never to be cheeky to Scott again.

Marty and Scott

  • Ringo Starr: One day, Marty was in the house were he lived with the other characters. They were all bigger than Marty and boasted about it.
  • Scott: The driver won't choose you again.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Scott: He wants strong characters like us.
  • Ringo Starr: But the driver and fireman felt sorry for Marty.
  • Driver: Would you like to come out today?
  • Marty: Oh yes, please.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Marty. So they lit his fire, made lots of steam and Marty puff away. The other characters were very cross of being left behind. Kevin worked hard all day. The coaches thought he was very kind and the driver was very pleased.
  • Marty: I'm going out again tomorrow.
  • Ringo Starr: Marty told the other characters that night.
  • Marty: What do you think at that?
  • Ringo Starr: But he didn't hear what they thought, for he was so tired and happy that he fell asleep at once. Next morning, Kevin woke up to find nothing had change. Scott was still boasting.
  • Scott: You watch me, little Marty, as I rush through with the express. That will be a splendid sight for you. Goodbye, little Marty. Look out for me this afternoon.
  • Ringo Starr: Marty went off to do some shunting. Marty like shunting. It was fun playing with Beedrill. He would come out quietly and gave them a push. Then he would stop, and the silly Beedrill will go bump into the each other.
  • Beedrill: Oh!
  • Ringo Starr: They cried.
  • Beedrill: Whatever is happening?
  • Ringo Starr: Marty played till there were no more Beedrill. Then he stopped to rest. Presently, he heard a whistle. Scott was very cross. Instead of pulling shiny new coaches, he was pulling a very dirty Beedrill.
  • Scott: A goods train, a goods train, a goods train!
  • Ringo Starr: He grumbled.
  • Scott: The shame of it, the shame of it, oh, the shame of it!
  • Ringo Starr: Marty laughed and went to find some more Beedrill. Then, there was trouble.
  • Porter: Scott can't get up the hill.
  • Ringo Starr: The porter called to Marty's Driver.
  • Porter: Will you take Marty and push him please?
  • Ringo Starr: They found Scott halfway up, and very cross. His driver and fireman were talking to him severly.
  • Driver: You're not trying.
  • Scott: I can't do it!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Scott: The noisy Beedrill hold a character back so!
  • Ringo Starr: Marty's driver came up.
  • Driver: We've come to push.
  • Scott: No use at all!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Driver: You wait and see.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Marty's driver. They brought the train back to the bottom of the hill.
  • Marty: I'm ready.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Marty.
  • Scott: No good.
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Scott. They pulled and pushed as hard as they could.
  • Scott: I can't do it, I can't do it, I can't do it!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Scott.
  • Marty: I will do it, I will do it, I will do it!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Marty. Marty pushed and puffed and puffed and pushed as hard as ever he could. And almost before he realized it, Scott found himself at the top of the hill.
  • Scott: I've done it, I've done it, I've done it!
  • Ringo Starr: He said proudly. He forgot all about kind Marty and didn't say thank you. Marty was left out of breath and far behind. He ran off to the next station, and there he found that the driver and fireman were very pleased with him. The fireman gave him a nice long drink and the driver said...
  • Driver: I'll get out my paint tomorrow, and give you your beautiful coat of blue with red stripes, then you'll be the smartest character in the shed.

The Sad Story of Shaggy

  • Ringo Starr: Once a character hooked to some Arcanine was afraid of a few drops of rain. It went into a tunnel and squeaked through its funnel, and wouldn't come out again. The character's name is Shaggy. His driver and fireman argued with him, but he would not move.
  • Shaggy: The rain would spoil my lovely green paint and red stripes.
  • Ringo Starr: He said. The guard blew his whistle till he had no more breath, and waved his flag till his arms ached, but Shaggy still stayed in the tunnel and blew steam at him.
  • Shaggy: I'm not going to spoil my lovely green paint and red stripes for you.
  • Ringo Starr: Then, along came Bugs Bunny, the man of charge of all the characters on the land of Cartoons.
  • Bugs: We will pull you out.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny. But Shaggy only blew steam at him. Everyone pulled except Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: Because... (clears his throat)
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Bugs: ...my doctor has forbidden me to pull.
  • Ringo Starr: But still, Shaggy stayed in the tunnel. Then, they tried pushing from the other end. Bugs Bunny said...
  • Bugs: One, two, three, push!
  • Ringo Starr: ...but he didn't help.
  • Bugs: (clears his throat) My doctor has forbbiden me to push.
  • Ringo Starr: He said. They pushed, and pushed, and pushed, but still, Shaggy stayed in the tunnel. At last, Ash came along. The guard waved his red flag and stopped him. Everyone argued with Shaggy.
  • Everyone: Look, it has stopped raining.
  • Ringo Starr: They said.
  • Shaggy: Yes, but it will began again soon.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: And what will become with green paint with red stripes then?
  • Ringo Starr: Ash pushed and puffed and pushed as hard as ever he could, but still Shaggy stayed in the tunnel. Eventually, even Bugs Bunny gave up.
  • Bugs: We shall take away your rails...
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Bugs: ...and leave you here for always and always and always.
  • Ringo Starr: They took up the old rails, and built a wall in front of him so Shaggy couldn't get out of the tunnel anymore. All he could do was to watch the trains rushing through the other tunnel. He was very sad, because he thought no one would see his lovely green paint and red stripes again. As time went on, Marty and Scott would often pass by. Marty would say...
  • Marty: Peep, peep! Hello!
  • Ringo Starr: And Scott would say...
  • Scott: Boop, boop, boop! Serves you right!
  • Ringo Starr: Poor Shaggy had no steam to answer. His fire had gone out. Soot and dirt from the tunnel had spoilt his lovely green paint with red stripes anyway. He wondered if he would ever be allowed to pull coaches again. But I think he deserved his punishment, don't you?

Marty, Scott and Shaggy

  • Ringo Starr: Scott always pulled the express Arcanine. He was proud to be the only character strong enough to do so. It was full of important people, like Bugs Bunny, and Scott was seeing how fast he could go.
  • Scott: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Coaches: Trickety-trock, trickety-trock, tricktey-trock!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the coaches. In a minute, Scott will see the tunnel where Shaggy stood bricked up and lonely.
  • Shaggy: Oh, dear.
  • Ringo Starr: Thought Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: Why did I worried about rain spoiling my lovely coat of paint? Will Bugs Bunny forgive me and let me out again?
  • Scott: I'm going to boop boop at Shaggy.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott. He was almost there when... (wheesh) And there was proud Scott going slower and slower in a cloud of steam. His driver stopped the train.
  • Scott: What has happen to me?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Scott.
  • Scott I feel so weak.
  • Driver: You burst your safety valves.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
  • Driver: You can't pull the train anymore.
  • Scott: Oh dear.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Scott: We were going so nicely too. And look, there's Shaggy laughing at me.
  • Ringo Starr: Everyone came to see Scott.
  • Bugs: Hmph.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: I never liked these big characters, always going wrong. Send for another character at once.
  • Ringo Starr: While the guard went to find one, they uncoupled Scott who had enough puff to slink on the siding out of the way. Marty was the only character left.
  • Marty: I'll come and try.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Scott: Hmph.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Scott: That's no use. Marty can't push the train.
  • Ringo Starr: The kind Marty puffed and pushed and pushed and puffed but he couldn't move the heavy coaches.
  • Scott: I told you so.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Scott: Why not let Shaggy try?
  • Bugs: Yes.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: I will. Will you help pull this train, Shaggy?
  • ​Ringo Starr: He asked.
  • Shaggy: Oh yes.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Shaggy. When Shaggy had got up steam, he puffed out. He was dirty and covered with cobwebs.
  • Shaggy: Oh, I'm stiffed, I'm stiffed.
  • Ringo Starr: He groaned.
  • Bugs: Have a run to ease your joints and find a turntable.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny. When Shaggy came back, he felt much better. Then they coupled him up.
  • Marty: Peep peep.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Marty.
  • Marty: I'm ready.
  • Shaggy: Peep peep peep.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: So am I. Pull hard, we'll do it! Pull hard, we'll do it!
  • Ringo Starr: They puffed together.
  • Marty and Shaggy: We've done it together! We've done it together!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Marty and Shaggy.
  • Coaches: You've done it hurray! You've done it hurray!
  • Ringo Starr: Sang the coaches. Everyone was excited. Bugs Bunny leaned out on the window to wave at Marty and Shaggy. But the train was going so fast, that his hat blew off into a field where a goat ate it for tea. They never stopped til they came to the station at the end of the line. The passengers all said thank you, and Bugs Bunny promised Shaggy a new coat of paint. One their way home, Marty and Shaggy helped Scott back to the shed. All three characters are now great friends. Shaggy doesn't mind the rain now. He knows that the best way to keep his paint nicely not to run into tunnels, but to ask his driver to rub him down when the day's work was over.

Ash's Arcanine

  • Ringo Starr: Ash Ketchum was grumbling to the other characters.
  • Ash: I spent my time pulling coaches about ready for you to take out on journeys.
  • Ringo Starr: The other characters laughed.
  • Ash: Why can't I pull passenger trains too?
  • Scott: You're too impatient.
  • Ringo Starr: They said.
  • Scott: You'd be sure to leave something behind.
  • Ash: Rubbish!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I'll show you.
  • Ringo Starr: One night, he and Shaggy were alone. Shaggy was ill. The men worked hard, but he didn't get better. He felt just as bad next morning. Shaggy usually pull the first train and Ash had to get his coaches ready.
  • Ash: If Shaggy is ill.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • Ash: Perhaps I shall pull his train.
  • Ringo Starr: Ash ran off to find the coaches.
  • Ash: Come along, come along.
  • Ringo Starr: He fussed.
  • Coaches: There's plenty of time, there's plenty of time!
  • Ringo Starr: They grumbled. Ash took them to the platform and wanted to run round at once. But his driver wouldn't let him.
  • Driver: Don't be impatient, Ash.
  • Ringo Starr: Ash waited and waited. The people got in, the guard and stationmaster walked up and down, the porter banged the doors and still Shaggy didn't come. Ash got more and more excited. Bugs Bunny came to see what was the matter, and the conductor and stationmaster told him about Shaggy.
  • Bugs: Find another character.
  • Ringo Starr: He ordered.
  • Both: There's only Ash.
  • Ringo Starr: They said.
  • Bugs: You'll have to do it then, Ash. Be quick now.
  • Ringo Starr: So Ash ran round to the front and back down on the coaches ready to start.
  • Driver: Let's not be impatient.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We'll wait till everything was ready.
  • Ringo Starr: But Ash was too excited to listen. What happened then, no one knows. Perhaps they forgot to couple Ash to the train, or perhaps the Driver pulled the leather by mistake. Anyhow, Ash started without his coaches. As the pass the signal tower, men waved and shouted, but he didn't stop.
  • Ash: They're waving because I'm such a splendid character.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought importantly.
  • Ash: Shaggy says it's hard to pull trains, but I think it's easy. Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed, pretending to be like Scott.
  • Ash: People had never seen me pulling a train before. It's nice of them to wave.
  • Ringo Starr: And he whistled.
  • Ash: Peep peep! Thank you.
  • Ringo Starr: Then he came to a signal at danger.
  • Ash: Bother!
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • Ash: I must stop, and I was going so nicely too. What a nuisance signals are.
  • Ringo Starr: He blew an angry "Peep peep!" on his whistle. The signalman ran up.
  • Signalman: Hello, Ash.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Signalman: What are you doing here?
  • Ash: I'm pulling the train.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Can't you see?
  • Signalman: Where are your coaches then?
  • Ringo Starr: Ash looked back.
  • Ash: Why bless me.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Ash: If we hadn't leave them behind.
  • Signalman: Yes.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the signalman.
  • Signalman: You better go quickly and fetch them.
  • Ringo Starr: Poor Ash was so sad he nearly cried.
  • Driver: Cheer up.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Let's go back quickly and try again.
  • Ringo Starr: At the station, all the passengers were talking at once. They were telling Bugs Bunny what a bad railway it was. But when Ash came back, they saw how sad he was and couldn't be cross. He was coupled to the train, and this time he really pulled it. But for a long time afterwards, the other characters laughed at Ash and said...
  • Shaggy: Look! There's Ash, who wanted to pull the train, but forgot about the coaches.

Ash and The Beedrill

  • Ringo Starr: Ash Ketchum wouldn't stop being a nuisance. Night after night he kept the other characters awake.
  • Ash: I'm tired of pushing coaches. I wanna see the world.
  • Ringo Starr: The other characters didn't take much notice, for Ash was a little character with a long tongue. But one night, Marty came to the shed. He was a kind little character and felt sorry for Ash.
  • Marty: I've got some Beedrill to take home tomorrow. If you take them instead of me, I'll push coaches in the yard.
  • Ash: Thank you.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: That would be nice.
  • Ringo Starr: Next morning, Kevin and Ash asked their drivers, and when they said "yes", Ash ran off happily to find Beedrill. Now the Beedrill were silly and noisy. They talked a lot and don't attend to what they are doing. And I'm sorry to say they play tricks on a character who is not used to them. Marty knew all about the Beedrill. He warned Ash to be careful but Ash was too excited to listen. The shunter fastened the coupling and when the signal dropped, Ash was ready. The conductor blew his whistle.
  • Ash: Peep Peep.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered Ash and started off. But the Beedrill weren't ready.
  • Beedrill: Oh! Oh! Oh!
  • Ringo Starr: They screamed.
  • Beedrill: Wait, Ash, wait!
  • Ringo Starr: But Ash wouldn't wait.
  • Ash: Come on come on.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed.
  • Beedrill: All right, all right, don't fuss! All right, don't fuss!
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled the Beedrill. Ash began going faster and faster.
  • Ash: Whee!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled, as he rush through Shaggy's tunnel.
  • Ash: Hurry, hurry.
  • Ringo Starr: Called Ash. He was feeling very proud of himself. But the Beedrill grew crosser and crosser. At last Ash slowed down as he came to Scott's Hill.
  • Ash's Driver: Steady, now, steady.
  • Ringo Starr: Warned the driver, as he reach the top. He began to put on the brakes.
  • Ash: We're stopping, we're stopping!
  • Ringo Starr: Called Ash.
  • Beedrill: No, no, no!
  • Ringo Starr: Answered the Beedrill bumping them to each other.
  • Beedrill: Go on! Go on!
  • Ringo Starr: Before the driver could stop them they had pushed Ash down the hill and were rattling and laughing behind them. Poor Ash tried hard to stop them from making him go too fast.
  • Ash: Stop pushing, stop pushing!
  • Ringo Starr: He hissed. But the Beedrill took no notice.
  • Beedrill: Go on! Go on!
  • Ringo Starr: They giggled in their silly way.
  • Ash: There's the station! Oh dear, what shall I do?
  • Ringo Starr: He cried. They rattled straight through and swerved into the goods yard. Ash shut his eyes.
  • Ash: I must stop!
  • Ringo Starr: When he opened his eyes, he saw he had stopped just in front of the buffers. There watching him was Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: What are you doing here, Ash?
  • Ringo Starr: He asked.
  • Ash: I brought Marty's Beedrill.
  • Ringo Starr: Ash answered.
  • Bugs: Why did you come so fast?
  • Ash: I didn't mean to. I was pushed.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Bugs: You've got a lot to learn about Beedrill, Ash. After pushing them about here for a few weeks you'll know almost as much about them as Marty. Then you'll be a Really Useful Trainer.

Ash and The Breakdown Ambulance

  • Ringo Starr: Every day, Bugs Bunny came to the station to catch his train.
  • Bugs: Hello.
  • Ringo Starr: He always said to Ash.
  • Bugs. Remember, don't be impatient, Ash. You can never be as fast as Scott, but you can be a really useful trainer. Don't let the silly Beedrill tease you.
  • Ringo Starr: There were lots of Beedrill and Ash worked very hard pushing and pulling them into place. There was also a small coach and two strange things his driver called cranes.
  • Ash's Driver: That's the breakdown train.
  • Ringo Starr: He told Ash.
  • Ash's Driver: The cranes are for lifting heavy things like characters and coaches and Beedrill.
  • Ringo Starr: One day, Ash was in the yard. Suddenly he heard an character whistling.
  • Al: Help! Help!
  • Ringo Starr: A goods train came rushing through much too fast. The character was Al and he was frightened. His brake blocks were on fire.
  • Al: They're pushing me, they're pushing me.
  • Ringo Starr: He panted.
  • Beedrill: On! On! On!
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed the Beedrill. Still whistling...
  • Raimundo: Help! Help!
  • Ringo Starr: Poor Al disappeared.
  • Ash: I like to teach those Beedrill a lesson.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash Ketchum.
  • (We hear an alarm ringing)
  • Ringo Starr: Soon came the alarm.
  • Signalman: Al is off the line. The breakdown train quickly.
  • Ringo Starr: Ash was coupled on and off they went. Ash worked his hardest.
  • Ash: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed. He wasn't pretending to be like Scott. He really meant it.
  • Ash: Bother those Beedrill and their tricks. I hope poor Al isn't hurt.
  • Ringo Starr: Al's driver and fireman were feeling him all over to see if he was hurt.
  • (Cows mooing)
  • Driver and Fireman: Never mind, Al.
  • Ringo Starr: They said.
  • Driver and Fireman: It wasn't your fault. It was those old wooden blocks they gave you. We always say they were no good.
  • Ringo Starr: Ash pushed the breakdown train alongside. Then he pulled away the unhurt Beedrill out of the way.
  • Beedrill: Oh, dear. Oh, dear.
  • Ringo Starr: They groaned.
  • Ash: Serves you right, serves you right.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Ash. He was hard at work puffing backwards and forwards all afternoon.
  • Ash: This'll teach you a lesson, this'll teach you a lesson.
  • Ringo Starr: He told the Beedrill. And they answered...
  • Beedrill: Yes it will, yes it will.
  • Ringo Starr: They left the broken Beedrill. Then with two cranes they put Al back on the rails. He tried to move, but he couldn't so Ash helped him back to the shed. Bugs Bunny was waiting anxiously for them.
  • Bugs: Well, Ash.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Bugs: I heard all about it and I'm very pleased with you. You're a really useful trainer. Al shall have some proper brakes and a new coat of paint and you shall have a branch line all to yourself.
  • Ash: Oh thank you, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash. Now Ash is as happy as can be. He has a branch line and two girls called Marcella and Teodora. He puffs proudly backwards and forwards with them all day. He is never lonely. Marty and Shaggy stop quite often and tell him the news. Scott is always in a hurry but never forgets to say...
  • Scott: Boop Boop.
  • Ringo Starr: And Ash always whistles...
  • Ash: Peep Peep.
  • Ringo Starr: In return.

Al and The Arcanine

  • Ringo Starr: Al was enjoying his life on the land of Cartoons, but he still had a lot to learn.
  • Bugs: You're a special mixed traffic character.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: You can pull Arcanine or Beedrill quite easily, but you must learn by your mistakes.
  • Ringo Starr: Al knew what Bugs Bunny meant. He could well remember that dreadful accident on his first day.
  • Marty: Be careful with the coaches, Al.
  • Ringo Starr: Said kind little Marty.
  • Marty: They don't like being bumped.
  • Ringo Starr: Everyone came to admire Al.
  • Al: I'm a really splendid character.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought and suddenly let off steam. A shower of water fell on Bugs' nice new top hat. Just then, the guard blew his whistle and Al thought they had better go.
  • Al: Go on, go on!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed to Marty.
  • Marty: Don't push, don't push!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Marty. The Arcanine were grumbling too.
  • Arcanine: Don't go so fast, don't go so fast!
  • Ringo Starr: But Al wouldn't listen. When at last they stopped at the next station two Arcanine were beyond the platform. They have to go back to let the passengers out. But no one seems to know about Bugs' new hat so Al felt happier. Presently they came to the station where Ash was waiting with his two coaches.
  • Ash: Hello, Al.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Feeling better? That's right. Oh, that's my conductor's whistle. I must go. I don't know what Bugs Bunny to do without me to run this branch line.
  • Ringo Starr: And he puffed off importantly. Marty and Al passed the field where Al had had his accident. The fences were mended and the cows were back again. They ended their journey and rested before setting off for home. Al was still wondering what Bugs would have to say about his new hat. Next morning, Bugs Bunny spoke severely to him.
  • Bugs: If you can't behave, I shall take away your red coat and have you painted blue.
  • Ringo Starr: Al didn't like that at all. He was very rough with the grumbling Arcanine as he brought them to the platform.
  • Al: Don't talk, come on!
  • Ringo Starr: He called to them.
  • Al: Scott never fetches his own Arcanine.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought to himself.
  • Al: And he's only painted blue.
  • Ringo Starr: To make Al even more cross, this time no one came near him.
  • Al: I'll show them.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • Al: They thought Scott is the only character who can pull Arcanine. Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Al.
  • Arcanine: You're going too fast, you're going to fast!
  • Ringo Starr: Replied the Arcanine. Al laughed and tried to go faster, but the Arcanine wouldn't let him.
  • Arcanine: We're going to stop!
  • Ringo Starr: They said.
  • Arcanine: We're going to stop!
  • Al: What's the matter?
  • Ringo Starr: Al asked his driver.
  • Driver: The brakes were on, leak in the pipe most likely. You banged the Arcanine enough to make a leak in anything.
  • Guard: How should we mend it?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked the guard.
  • Driver: We'll do it with newspaper and a leather bootlace.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied the driver.
  • Guard: Well, where's the bootlace coming from?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked the guard.
  • Driver: Ask the passengers.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
  • Guard: You have a leather bootlace there I see, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the guard to a smartly dressed man.
  • Guard: Please give it to me.
  • Man: I won't.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the man.
  • Guard: Then....
  • Ringo Starr: Said the guard.
  • Guard: I'm afraid the train will just stop where it is.
  • Ringo Starr: The passengers all said what a bad railway it was. Then they told the man how bad he was instead. Everyone was very cross. At last, he handed his laces over. The driver tied a pad of newspapers tightly round the hole in the brake pipe, and Al was able to pull the train. But he was a sadder and wiser Al, and took care never to bump Arcanine again.

Troublesome Beedrill

  • Ringo Starr: Al had not seen Bugs Bunny for several days. He was left alone for being naughty and was not even allowed out to work with coaches or Beedrill in the yard.
  • Al: Oh dear.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • Al: I shall have to stay in here for always and no one will see my red coat again. All because I went so fast that I made a hole in one of my coaches that had to be mended with, of all things, a passenger's bootlace.
  • Ringo Starr: At last Bugs Bunny arrived.
  • Bugs: I know you are sorry, Al.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Bugs: I hope now you will be a better kid. You have given me a lot of trouble. People are laughing at my land and I don't like that at all.
  • Al: I'm very sorry, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Al.
  • Al: I will try hard to behave.
  • Bugs: That's a good boy. There's nothing like determination. I want you to pull some Beedrill for me.
  • Ringo Starr: Al was delighted and puffed away.
  • Ash: Here's your freight train, Al.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Have you got some bootlaces ready?
  • Ringo Starr: And he ran off laughing.
  • Beedrill: Oh, oh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: We want a proper character, not a red monster.
  • Ringo Starr: Al took no notice and started as soon as the guard was ready.
  • Al: Come along, come along.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed.
  • Beedrill: We won't, we won't.
  • Ringo Starr: Screamed the Beedrill. But Al didn't care and he pulled the screeching Beedrill sternly out of the station. The Beedrill tried hard to make him give up but he still kept on. Sometimes their brakes will slip on and sometimes their axles will run hot and each time the trouble had to be put right and each time Al will start again, determined not to let them beat him.
  • Beedrill: Give up, give up! You can't pull us! You can't, you can't!
  • Ringo Starr: Called the Beedrill.
  • Al: I can and I will! I can and I will!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Al and slowly but surely, he pulled them along the line. At last they saw Scott's Hill.
  • Driver: Look out for trouble, Al.
  • Ringo Starr: Warned his driver.
  • Driver: We'll go fast and get them up before they know it. Don't let them stop you.
  • Ringo Starr: So Al went faster and soon they were halfway up.
  • Al: I'm doing it, I'm doing it.
  • Ringo Starr: He panted.
  • Al: Will the top never come?
  • Ringo Starr: Then with a sudden jerk, it all came easier.
  • Al: I've done it, I've done it.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed.
  • Al: Hooray! It's easy now.
  • Ringo Starr: But his driver shut off steam.
  • Driver: They've done it again. We've left our tail behind. Look.
  • Ringo Starr: The last Beedrill were running backwards down the hill. A coupling had snapped. But the guard stopped the Beedrill and got out to warn approaching characters.
  • Al: That's why it was easy.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Al as he backed the other Beedrill carefully down.
  • Al: What silly things Beedrill are. They're might have been an accident.
  • Marty: Shall I help you, Al?
  • Ringo Starr: Called Marty.
  • Al: Uh, no thank you.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered Al.
  • ​Al: I'll pull them myself.
  • Marty: Good, don't let them beat you. You're doing well!
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Marty as Al slowly struggled up the hill.
  • Al: I can do it, I can do it.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed. He pulled and puffed as hard as he could.
  • Al: I've done it, I've done it!
  • Ringo Starr: He panted. They reached their station safely and Al was resting in the yard when Marty pulled up.
  • Marty: Peep peep!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled. Then, Al saw Bugs Bunny.
  • Al: Oh dear, what will he say?
  • Ringo Starr: He asked himself. But Bugs Bunny was smiling.
  • Bugs: I was in Marty's train and I saw everything.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Bugs: You made the most troublesome Beedrill on the line behaved. After that, you deserved to keep your red coat.

Al and The Express

  • Ringo Starr: One night, Shaggy and Scott were alone with Al. Although Bugs Bunny was beginning to think well of them. Whenever a chance came the other characters will talk of nothing but bootlace.
  • Shaggy: Remember when they had to use a bootlace to get you out of trouble Al?
  • Ringo Starr: They would tease. Al tried to get back by talking about Shaggy who got shut up in a tunnel and Scott who got stuck on a hill. But they wouldn't listen.
  • Scott: You talk too much little Al.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Scott: A fine strong character like me has something to talk about. I'm the only character who can pull the express. When I'm not there, they need two characters. Think of that. I've pulled expresses for years, and have never once lost my way. I seem to know the right line by instinct.
  • Ringo Starr: Every wise character knows of course that the signalman sets the switches to make the characters run on the right track. But Scott was so proud he had forgotten.
  • Scott: Wake up, Al.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott next morning.
  • Scott: It's nearly time for the express. What are you doing? Odd Jobs? Ah well. We all have to begin somewhere, don't we? Run along and get my coaches. Don't be late.
  • Ringo Starr: Al went to get Scott's coaches. They were all shining with new paint. He was careful not to bump them and they followed him smoothly into the station, singing happily...
  • Coaches: We're going away, we're going away.
  • Al: I wish I was going with you.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Al.
  • Al: I should love to pull the express and go flying above the line!
  • Ringo Starr: Scott with much noise and blowing off steam, got ready to back on to the train. Bugs Bunny was on the train with other important people and as soon as they heard the conductor's whistle, Scott started.
  • Scott: Look at me now! Look at me now!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed and the coaches glided after him.
  • Scott: Boop boop boop boop boop! Goodbye, little Al, see you tomorrow!
  • Ringo Starr: Al watched the train disappeared and then went back to work. He pushed some Beedrill into their proper sidings and went to fetch the coaches for another train. Al had just brought the coaches into the platform when he heard a mournful noise. There was Scott trying to sneak into the station without being noticed.
  • Al: Hello, Scott. Is it tomorrow?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Al. Scott didn't answer. He just let off steam feebly.
  • Al: Did you lose your weight, Scott?
  • Ringo Starr: Said Al.
  • Scott: No, it was lost for me. I was switched off the main line onto the loop. I have to go all around and back again.
  • Al: Perhaps it was instinct.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Al. Meanwhile, all the passengers hurried to the booking office.
  • Passengers: We want our money back!
  • Ringo Starr: They shouted. But Bugs Bunny climbed onto a cart and blew the conductor's whistle so loudly that they all stopped to look at him. Then he promised a new train at once.
  • Bugs: Scott can't do it.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Bugs: Will you pull it for us, Al?
  • Al: Yes sir, I'll try.
  • Ringo Starr: So Al was coupled on, and everyone got in.
  • Bugs: Do your best, Al.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Al: Come along, come along!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Al.
  • Coaches: You're pulling us well, you're pulling us well!
  • Ringo Starr: Sang the coaches. Bridges and stations flashed by the passengers cheered and they soon reached the station. Everyone said thank you to Al and Bugs Bunny was very impressed.
  • Bugs: Well done.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Bugs: Would you like to pull the express sometimes?
  • Al: Yes, please.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered Al. Next day when Al came by, Scott was pushing Beedrill.
  • Scott: I like some quiet work for a change.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Scott: I'm teaching these Beedrill manners. You did well with those coaches I hear. Good, we'll show them.
  • Ringo Starr: And he gave his Beedrill a bump. Al and Scott are now good friends. Al sometimes takes the express to give Scott a rest. Scott never talks about bootlaces, and they are both quite agreed on a subject of Beedrill.

Ash and The Guard

  • Ringo Starr: Ash Ketchum is very proud of his route. He thinks it's the most important part of the whole land. His two girls, Marcella and Teodora, agree with him. Marcella could only take passengers but Teodora can take passengers, luggage and the conductor. They were both old and need new paint but Ash loves them very much. As they run backwards and forwards along the line, they sing songs to each other. When Ash starts from the station he sings...
  • Ash: Oh, come along, we're rather late. Oh, come along, we're rather late.
  • Ringo Starr: And the ladies sang...
  • Marcella and Teodora: We're coming along. We're coming along.
  • Ringo Starr: They don't mind that Ash says to them because he know he was trying to please Bugs Bunny, and to know to that if Ash is cross, he's not cross with them. One day, they have to wait for Shaggy's train which made Ash very cross.
  • Ash: How could I run my line properly if Shaggy is always late? He doesn't realize that Steven depends on me.
  • Ringo Starr: Ash whistled impatiently. He wanted to leave, but he have to wait for Shaggy's passengers. At last Shaggy came.
  • Ash: Where have you been, lazybones?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Ash.
  • Shaggy: Oh dear, my system is out of order. No one understands my case. You don't know what I suffer.
  • Ringo Starr: Moaned Shaggy.
  • Ash: Rubbish!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: You're too slow. You need exercise.
  • Ringo Starr: The guard blew his whistle and Ash started so quickly that he left him behind. The conductor waved his red flag to stop Ash, but he was on his way steaming out of the station.
  • Ash: Come along, come along.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Ash, but Teodora didn't want to come.
  • Teodora: I've lost my nice conductor, I've lost my nice conductor!
  • Ringo Starr: She sobbed. Marcella tried to tell Ash what had happened.
  • Marcella: We haven't a guard, we haven't a guard!
  • Ringo Starr: But he was hurrying and wouldn't listen. Marcella and Teodora tried to put on their brakes, but they couldn't without their guard.
  • Marcella and Teodora: Where is our guard? Where is our guard?
  • Ringo Starr: They cried, but Ash didn't stop till they came to a signal.
  • Ash: Bother that signal.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: What's the matter?
  • Driver: I don't know.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: The guard will tell us in a minute.
  • Ringo Starr: They waited and waited but the guard didn't come.
  • Ash: Peep peep peep, where is the guard?
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Ash.
  • Marcella and Teodora: We've left him behind!
  • Ringo Starr: Sobbed Marcella and Teodora together. Everyone looked, and there he was running as fast as he could along the line, with his flag on one hand and his whistle in the other. He was very hot, so he had a drink, and told them all about it.
  • Ash: I'm very sorry, Mr. Guard.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Guard: It wasn't your fault, Ash.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied the conductor.
  • Guard: Look, the signal's down. We can go. Let's make up for lost time.
  • Ringo Starr: Marcella and Teodora were so pleased to have their guard again, but they sang...
  • Marcella and Teodora: As fast as you like, as fast as you like!
  • Ringo Starr: ...to Ash all the way. They reached the end of the line quicker than ever before.
  • (Ash arrives at the last station)

Ash Goes Fishing

  • Ringo Starr: When Ash walked along his route, he always looked forward to something special: the sight of the river. As they rumble over the bridge, he would see people fishing. Ash often wanted to stay and watch, but his driver said...
  • Driver: No! What would Bugs Bunny say if we were late?
  • Ringo Starr: Every time he met another character he say...
  • Ash: I want to fish.
  • Ringo Starr: But they all had the same answer.
  • Al: Characters don't go fishing.
  • Ash: Silly stick in the muds.
  • Ringo Starr: Thought Ash. One day, he stopped as usual to take him water at the station by the river. Out of order.
  • Ash: Bother!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I'm thirsty.
  • Driver: Never mind.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We'll get some water from the river.
  • Ringo Starr: They found a bucket and some rope and went to the bridge. Then the driver left the bucket down to the water. The bucket was old and have five holes, so they had to fill it, pull it up, and empty it into Ash's tank as quickly as they could several times over. They finished at last.
  • Ash: That's good, that's good.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Ash and Marcella and Teodora ran happily behind. Suddenly, Ash began to feel a pain in his boiler. Steam began to hiss with his safety valve in an alarming way.
  • Driver: There's too much steam!
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Thomas: Oh dear!
  • Ringo Starr: Groaned Ash.
  • Ash: I'm going to burst! I'm going to burst!
  • Ringo Starr: They damped down his fire and struggled on.
  • Ash: I've got such a pain, I've got such a pain!
  • Ringo Starr: Ash hissed. They stopped just outside the last station, uncoupled Marcella and Teodora and ran Ash, who was still hissing fit to burst, on a siding right out of the way. Then, while the conductor telephoned for an engine inspector, the driver found notice in large letters, which he hung on Ash in front and behind. Danger: Keep Away. Soon, the inspector and Bugs Bunny arrived.
  • Inspector: Cheer up, Ash.
  • Ringo Starr: They said.
  • Inspector: We'll soon put you right.
  • Ringo Starr: The driver told them what had happened.
  • Inspector: So the feed pipe is blocked.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the inspector.
  • Inspector: I'll just look in the tanks.
  • Ringo Starr: He climbed up and peered in, then he came down.
  • Inspector: Excuse me, sir, please look in the tank and tell me what you see.
  • Bugs: Certainly, inspector.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Bugs Bunny. He clambered up, looked in and nearly fell off in surprise.
  • Bugs: Inspector.
  • Ringo Starr: He whispered.
  • Bugs: Can you see fish?
  • (Ash is horrified upon hearing this)
  • Bugs: Gracious goodness me! How did the fish get there, driver?
  • Driver: We must have fished them from the river with our bucket.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Ash's driver.
  • Bugs: Well, Ash, so you and your driver had been fishing. But fish don't suit you. We must get them out.
  • Ringo Starr: They all took turns and fishing into Ash's tank while Bugs Bunny looked down and told them how to do it. When they had caught all the fish, they had a lovely picnic supper of fish and chips.
  • Bugs: Mmm. That was good.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: But fish don't suit you, Ash, so you mustn't do it again.
  • Ash: No, sir, I won't.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash sadly.
  • Ash: Characters don't go fishing. It's too uncomfortable.

Ash, Freakazoid and The Snow

  • Ringo Starr: Autumn had come to the land of Cartoons. The fields were changing from yellow stubble to brown earth and a computer hero was hard at work as Ash walked along. Later, Ash saw the Computer hero close by.
  • Freakazoid: Hello.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the computer hero.
  • Freakazoid: I'm Freakazoid, I'm plowing.
  • Ash: I'm Ash, I'm pulling a train. What ugly wheels you got.
  • Freakazoid: They're not ugly, they're caterpillars.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Freakazoid.
  • Freakazoid: I can go anywhere. I don't need rails.
  • Ash: I don't want to go anywhere.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I like my rails, thank you.
  • Ringo Starr: Winter came with dark clouds full of snow.
  • Driver: I don't like it.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash's driver.
  • Driver: A heavy fall is coming. I hope it doesn't stop us.
  • Ash: Huh!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Ash.
  • Ash: Soft stuff, nothing to it.
  • Ringo Starr: And he puffed on feeling cold but confident. They finished their journey safely but by now the country was covered.
  • Driver: You need your snowplough for the next journey, Ash.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Ash: Huh! Snow is silly soft stuff it won't stop me.
  • Ringo Starr: The snowplough was heavy and uncomfortable and made Ash cross. He shook it and he banged it and when they got back it was so damaged that the driver had to take it off.
  • Driver: You're a very naughty boy.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to Ash. Next morning, Ash's driver and fireman came early and worked hard to mend the snowplough, but they couldn't make it fit. Ash was pleased.
  • Ash: I shan't have to wear it, I shan't have to wear it.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed to Marcella and Teodora. But they were rather worried.
  • Marcella and Teodora: I hope it's all right, I hope it's all right.
  • Ringo Starr: They whispered to each other. The driver was worried too.
  • Driver: It's not bad here.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to the fireman.
  • Driver: But it's sure to be deep in the valley.
  • Ash: Silly soft stuff.
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Ash.
  • Ash: I didn't need that stupid old thing yesterday and I shan't today. Snow can't stop me.
  • Ringo Starr: He rushed into a tunnel thinking how clever he was. But there was trouble ahead.
  • (Crash)
  • Ash: Cinders and ashes!.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I'm stuck.
  • Ringo Starr: And he was.
  • Driver: Back, Ash, back.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver. Ash tried but his feet run and he couldn't move. The guard went back for help while everyone else tried to dig the snow away. But as fast as they dug, more snow slipped down until Ash was nearly buried.
  • Ash: Oh, my feet and coupling rods. I shall have to stop here till I'm frozen. What a silly trainer I am.
  • Ringo Starr: And Ash began to cry. At last the bus came to rescue the passengers. And then who should come to Ash's rescue but Freakazoid. Snow never worries him. He pulled the beautiful ladies away, then came back for Ash. Ash's feet were clear but still spun when he tried to move. Freakazoid tugged and slipped and slipped and tugged and at last dragged Ash clear of the snow ready for the journey home.
  • (Freakazoid goes away into the tunnel with Ash following him)
  • Ash: Thank you, Freakazoid. Your caterpillars are splendid.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Driver: I hope you'll be sensible now, Ash.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Ash: I'll try.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash and he puffed slowly away.

Ash and Sonic

  • Ringo Starr: Ash was waiting at the junction when a hedgehog arrived.
  • Ash: Hello.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Who are you?
  • Sonic: I'm Sonic. Who are you?
  • Ash: I'm Ash. I run this branch line.
  • Sonic: So you're Ash, eh? I remembered now. You got stuck in the snow. I took your passengers and Freakazoid pulled you out. I've come to help you with your passengers today.
  • Ash: Help me?
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I can go faster than you.
  • Sonic: You can't.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sonic.
  • Ash: I can.
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Ash.
  • Sonic: I'll race you!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sonic. Their drivers agreed for the race going ahead. The stationmaster said...
  • Stationmaster: Are you ready? Go!
  • Ringo Starr: Ash never could go fast at first and Sonic drew in front.
  • Marcella and Teodora: Why don't you go fast, why don't you go fast?
  • Ringo Starr: Called Marcella and Teodora.
  • Ash: Wait and see, wait and see.
  • Ringo Starr: Hissed Ash.
  • Marcella and Teodora: He's a long way ahead.
  • Ringo Starr: They wailed. But Ash didn't mind. He remembered the level crossing. There was Sonic fuming at the gates while they sail gaily through.
  • Ash: Goodbye, Sonic!
  • Ringo Starr: Called Ash. After that the road left the railway so that they couldn't see Sonic. Then, they had to stop at the station to let off passengers.
  • Ash: Peep peep peep! Quicky please!
  • Ringo Starr: Called Ash and off they went again.
  • Ash: Come along, come along.
  • Ringo Starr: Sang Ash.
  • Marcella and Teodora: We're coming along, we're coming along.
  • Ringo Starr: Sang Marcella and Teodora.
  • Ash: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Panted Ash, then he looked ahead. There was Sonic tooting triumphally on his horn.
  • Ash: Oh dearie me, oh dearie me!
  • Ringo Starr: Groaned Ash.
  • Driver: Steady, Ash.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We'll beat Sonic yet.
  • Marcella and Teodora: We'll be Sonic yet, we'll beat Sonic yet.
  • Ringo Starr: Echoed Marcella and Teodora.
  • Ash: We'll do it, we'll do it.
  • Ringo Starr: Panted Ash.
  • Ash: Oh bother! There's the station.
  • Ringo Starr: Then he heard Sonic.
  • Sonic: Goodbye, Ash. You must be tired. Sorry I can't stop. We hedgehogs have to work here you know. Goodbye.
  • Ash: Oh dear.
  • Ringo Starr: Thought Ash.
  • Ash: We've lost.
  • Ringo Starr: But he felt better after a drink. The signal dropped.
  • Ash: Hurrah, we're off! Hurrah, we're off!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Ash. As they crossed the bridge, they heard an impatient...
  • Sonic: Honk honk!
  • Ringo Starr: There was Sonic waiting at the traffic lights. he started with a roar and chased on after Ash once again. Now Ash reached his full speed. Sonic tried hard but Ash was too fast. Whistling triumphantly he plunged into the tunnel leaving Sonic toiling far behind.
  • Ash: We've done it, we've done it!
  • Ringo Starr: Panted Ash.
  • Marcella and Teodora: We've done it, hooray! We've done it, hooray!
  • Ringo Starr: Chanted Marcella and Teodora as they whooshed into the last station. Everyone was there to celebrate Ash's victory. But they gave Sonic a big welcome too.
  • Sonic: Well done, Ash.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sonic.
  • Sonic: That was fun. But to beat you over that hill, I should have to grow wings and be an airplane.
  • Ringo Starr: They now kept each others very busy. They often talked about their race, but Sonic's passengers don't like being bounced like peas in the frying pan, and Bugs Bunny has warned Ash not to race at dangerous speeds. So although, between you and me, they would like to have another race. I don't think they ever will, do you?

Characters and Turntables

  • Ringo Starr: Shaggy and Scott were lonely when Ash left the yard to run his route. They missed him very much. They had more work to do and had to fetch their own Arcanine. They didn't like that. Al grumbled, too.
  • Shaggy: We get no rest, we get no rest!
  • Ringo Starr: They all complained. But the coaches only laughed.
  • Coaches: You're lazy and slack, you're lazy and slack!
  • Ringo Starr: They answered. All together, the characters were causing Bugs Bunny a great deal of trouble. The big stations both ends on the line each have a turntable. Bugs Bunny had made them so that the tender characters can be turned round because it is dangerous for them to go fast and backwards. Characters like Ash don't need turntables. They can go just as well backwards as forwards. But to hear Scott talk, he would've thought that Bugs Bunny had given him a tender just to show how important he was.
  • Scott: You don't understand, little Ash. We Big Characters have a position to keep up. It doesn't matter where you go, but we are important, and for Bugs Bunny to make us to shunting, fetch coaches and go on some of those dirty sidings it's, it's, well, it's not the proper thing.
  • Ringo Starr: Ash chuckled and went off with Marcella and Teodora.
  • Scott: Disgraceful!
  • Ringo Starr: Scott hissed as he ran backwards to the turntable. The turntable was in the windy place close to the sea, and he was not on it just right, he put amount of balance and made a difficult to turn. Today, Scott was in the bad temper, and the wind was blowing fiercely. His driver tried to make him stop in the right place but Scott wasn't trying. The fireman tried to turn the handle, but Scott's weight and the strong wind prevented him.
  • Driver: It's no good.
  • Ringo Starr: They said at last.
  • Driver: Your tender upsets the balance. If you're a little character, you be all right. Now you have to pull the next train backwards.
  • Boys: Look!
  • Ringo Starr: Called some boys.
  • Boys: There's a new character! Oh, it's only Scott, back to front.
  • Ash: Hello!
  • Ringo Starr: Called Ash.
  • Ash: Playing little characters? Sensible character. Take my advice, scrap your tender and have a nice bunker.
  • Ringo Starr: Scott said nothing. Even Al laughed when he saw him.
  • Scott: Take care.
  • Ringo Starr: Hissed Scott.
  • Scott: You might stick too.
  • Al: No fear.
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Al.
  • Al: I'm not so fat as you. I mustn't stick.
  • Ringo Starr: Thought Al. He stopped on just the right place to balance the table. It could now swing easily. Scott arrived and time to see everything. Al turned much too easily. The wind puffed him round like a top. He couldn't stop!
  • (Al spins faster and faster until he slows down, and as the turntable stops, he is all green and dizzy)
  • Scott: Well, well!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Scott: Are you playing roundabouts?
  • Ringo Starr: Poor Al feeling quite giddy rolled off to the shed without a word. That night, the three characters had an indignation meeting.
  • Scott: It's shameful to treat tender characters like this. Scott has to go backwards and people think he's a tank character, Al spins like a top and everyone laughs at us. And to add to that, Bugs Bunny makes us all shunt in dirty sidings. Blech! Listen.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott. He whispered something to the others.
  • Scott: We'll do it tomorrow. Bugs Bunny will look silly.
  • Ringo Starr: The characters had decided to go on strike.

Trouble In The House

  • Ringo Starr: Bugs Bunny sat in his office, listening to the noise outside. The passengers were angry. The stationmaster came in.
  • Stationmaster: There's trouble in the house, sir. Shaggy is sulking, there are no Arcanine, and the passengers are saying this is a bad land.
  • Bugs: Indeed.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: We cannot allow that.
  • Ringo Starr: He found Scott, Al and Shaggy looking very cross.
  • Bugs: Come along, Shaggy. It's time your train was ready.
  • Scott: Shaggy's not going!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Scott: We won't shunt like little characters. That was Ash's job. We are important tender characters. You fetch our coaches and we will pull them. Tender characters don't shunt.
  • Bugs: Oh, indeed.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: We'll see about that. Characters on my railway do as they're told.
  • Ringo Starr: And he hurried away to find Marty.
  • Bugs: The yard has never been the same since Ash left to run his branch line.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought sadly. Marty was shunting.
  • Bugs: Leave those Beedrill please, Marty.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: I want to push coaches for me in the yard.
  • Marty: Thank you, sir. That will be a nice change.
  • Bugs: That's a good boy. Off you go then.
  • Ringo Starr: So Marty found coaches for the three characters and that day, the train's ran as usual. But next morning, Marty looked unhappy. Scott came clanking pass hissing rudely.
  • Bugs: Bless me!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: What a noise!
  • Marty: They all hissed me, Sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered Marty.
  • Marty: They say tender characters don't shunt and last night they said I have gray feet. I haven't have I, sir?
  • Bugs: No Marty, you have nice blue ones, and I'm proud of you. Tender characters do shunt, but all the same we do need another character here.
  • Ringo Starr: He went to the workshop and they showed them all sorts of characters. At last, he saw a smart little kid with brown hair.
  • Bugs: That's the one.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • Bugs: If I choose you, will you work hard?
  • Kevin: Oh sir, yes sir.
  • Bugs: That's a good boy. I'll call you Kevin.
  • Kevin: Yes sir, thank you sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Kevin. And Bugs Bunny brought him back to the yard.
  • Bugs: Marty.
  • Ringo Starr: He called.
  • Bugs: Here's Kevin. Will you show him everything?
  • Ringo Starr: Kevin soon learned what he had to do and they had a happy afternoon. Then Shaggy came by hissing as usual.
  • Kevin: Wheesh!
  • Ringo Starr: Went Kevin. Shaggy jumped and ran back to the shed.
  • Marty: How beautifully you wheeshed him!
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed Marty.
  • Marty: I can't wheesh like that.
  • Kevin: Oh.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Kevin.
  • Kevin: That's nothing. You should hear them in the workshop. You have to wheesh loudly to make yourself heard.
  • Ringo Starr: Next morning, Ash arrived.
  • Ash: Bugs sent to me. I expect he wants help.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to Marty.
  • Marty: Sh, sh, here he comes.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Marty.
  • Bugs: Well done, Ash, you've been quick. Listen, Shaggy, Scott and Al are sulking they say they won't shunt like little characters, so I have shut them up and I want you both to run a line for a while.
  • Ash: Little characters indeed.
  • Ringo Starr: Snorted Ash.
  • Ash: We'll show them.
  • Bugs: And Kevin will help too.
  • Kevin: Oh sir, yes sir, please sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered Kevin. Marty and Ash worked the main line greeting each other as they pass by. Kevin puffed along the branch line. Ash was anxious about Marcella and Teodora, but both driver and conductor promise to take care of them. They were fewer trains but the passengers didn't mind. They knew the three other characters were having a lesson. Scott, Al and Shaggy were cold, lonely and miserable. They wish now they haven't been so silly.

Kevin Runs Away

  • Ringo Starr: Shaggy, Al and Scott were miserable. They had been shut up for several days for being naughty and longed to be let out again. At last, Bugs Bunny arrived.
  • Bugs: I hope you are sorry.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Bugs: And that you understand that every job on the railway is important. We have a new character named Kevin who helps pull coaches and Ash and Marty had worked the main line nicely, but I will let you now if you promise to work hard.
  • Scott: Yes sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the three characters.
  • Al: We will.
  • Steven: That's right, but please remember that this no shunting nonsense must stop.
  • Ringo Starr: He then told Kevin, Marty and Ash that they can go and play on a branch line for a few days, and they ran off happily to find Marcella and Teodora at the junction. The two ladies were very pleased to see Ash again. Marty and Kevin played with the Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: Stop, stop, stop!
  • Ringo Starr: Screamed the Beedrill as they pushed them to their proper sidings. But the two boys laughed and went on shunting till the Beedrill were tightly arranged. Next, Marty took some empty Beedrill from the quarry. Kevin was left alone. He didn't mind that a bit. He like watching trains and being cheeky to the other characters.
  • Kevin: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: He would call, and they got very cross. After a great deal of shunting, Kevin was waiting for the signalman to set the points so that he can go back to the yard. He was eager to work, but was being rather careless and not paying attention. Marty had warned Kevin.
  • Marty: Be careful on the main line. Whistle to the signalman that you are there.
  • Ringo Starr: But Kevin didn't remember to whistle, and so the busy signalman forgot him. Buster waited and waited. The points were still against him so he couldn't move. Then, he looked along the main line.
  • Kevin: Peep, peep!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled in horror, for rushing straight towards him was Scott with the express.
  • Scott: Oh!
  • Ringo Starr: Groaned Scott.
  • Scott: Get out of my way!
  • (Scott approaches Kevin, who then shuts his eyes and the big character comes to a frightening halt)
  • Ringo Starr: Kevin opened his eyes. Scott had stopped with Kevin's buffers a few inches from his own. But Kevin had begun to move.
  • Kevin: I won't stay here, I'll run away!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed. He ran straight through Marty's station, and was so frightened that he ran right up Scott's hill without stopping. After that, he was tired, but he couldn't stop. He had no driver to shut off steam and applied his brakes.
  • Kevin: I want to stop! I want to stop!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed. The man in the signalbox saw Kevin was in trouble, so he kindly set the points. Kevin puffed wearily onto a nice empty siding, ending in a big bank of earth. He was too tired now to care where he went.
  • Kevin: I want to stop, I want to stop! I have stopped!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed thankfully.
  • Workmen: Never mind, Kevin.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the workmen as they dug him out.
  • Workmen: You shall have some drink and some coal and then you feel better.
  • Ringo Starr: Presently, Scott arrived.
  • Scott: Well done, Kevin. You started so quickly that you stopped the nasty accident.
  • Kevin: I'm sorry I was cheeky.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Kevin.
  • Scott: You were clever to stop.
  • Ringo Starr: Then Scott helped pull Kevin out from the bank. Kevin is still cheeky because he's of that sort of character, but he was always most careful that he goes out on the main line.

Medicine

  • Ringo Starr: One morning, Shaggy was feeling very sorry for himself. Sometimes he can pull trains, but sometimes he felt he had no strength at all.
  • Shaggy: I suffer dreadfully and no one cares.
  • Al: Rubbish, Shaggy!
  • Ringo Starr: Snorted Al.
  • Al: You don't work hard enough!
  • Ringo Starr: Bugs Bunny spoke to him too.
  • Bugs: You're too expensive, Shaggy. You have lots of new parts and new paint too, but they've done you no good. If we can't make you better, we must get another character instead of you.
  • Ringo Starr: This made Shaggy, his driver and fireman very sad. Bugs Bunny was waiting when Shaggy came to the platform. He had taken off his hat and coat and put on overalls. Shaggy managed to start but his fireman was not satisfied.
  • Fireman: Shaggy is a bad steamer.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to Bugs Bunny.
  • Fireman: I built up his fire, but it doesn't give enough heat.
  • Ringo Starr: Shaggy tried very hard, but it was no good. He didn't have enough steam, and came to a stop outside Marty's station.
  • Shaggy: Oh dear!
  • Ringo Starr: Thought Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: I shall have to go away! Oh dear, oh dear!
  • Ringo Starr: All he could do is to go slowly onto a siding, and Marty took charge of the train. Bugs Bunny and the Fireman went on discussing Shaggy's troubles.
  • Bugs: What do you think is wrong, fireman?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Bugs Bunny.
  • Fireman: Excuse me, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: He answered.
  • Fireman: But the fact is the medicine was wrong. We've had a poor lot lately, and today's it's worse. The other characters can manage. They had big fireboxes. Shaggy's is small and can't make the heat. With Welsh medicine, he'd be a different character.
  • Bugs: It's expensive.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: But Shaggy must have a fair chance. Al shall go and fetch them.
  • Ringo Starr: When the Welsh medicine came, Shaggy's Driver and Fireman were excited.
  • Fireman: Now we'll show 'em, Shaggy old fellow.
  • Ringo Starr: They carefully made his fire, putting large lumps of coal like a wall round the outside, then the glowing middle part was covered in smaller lumps.
  • Shaggy: You're spoiling my fire.
  • Ringo Starr: Complained Shaggy.
  • Fireman: Wait and see.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the fireman.
  • Fireman: We'll have a roaring fire just when we wanted.
  • Ringo Starr: The fireman was right. When Shaggy reach the platform, the water was boiling nicely, and he had to let off steam.
  • Bugs: How are you, Shaggy?
  • Shaggy: Peep, peep!
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: I feel fine!
  • Bugs: Have you a good fire, driver?
  • Driver: Never better, sir, and plenty of steam.
  • Bugs: No record breaking.
  • Ringo Starr: Warned Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: Don't push him too hard.
  • Driver: Shaggy won't need pushing, sir. I'll have to hold him back.
  • Ringo Starr: Shaggy had a lovely day. He had never felt so well of his life. He wanted to go fast, but his driver wouldn't let him.
  • Driver: Steady old fellow.
  • Ringo Starr: He would say.
  • Driver: There's plenty of time.
  • Ringo Starr: They arrived early at the station. Ash puffed in.
  • Shaggy: Where have you been, lazybones?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: Oh, I can't wait for dawdling trainers like you. Goodbye.
  • Ash: Whoosh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash to Marcella and Teodora.
  • Ash: Have you ever seen anything like it?
  • Ringo Starr: Both Marcella and Teodora agreed that they never had.

The Flying Kipper

  • Ringo Starr: One winter evening, Shaggy's Driver said...
  • Driver: We'll be out early tomorrow. We've got to take the Flying Kipper. Don't tell Scott, but I think if we pull the Kipper nicely, Bugs Bunny will let us pull the express. The special medicine they gave you is working well.
  • Shaggy: Hurrah!
  • Ringo Starr: Cried Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: That will be lovely.
  • Ringo Starr: All kinds of ships use the harbour at the big station by the sea. There are passenger ships, cargo ships and fishing boats also come here. They unload their fish on the quay. Some of them goes the shops in the town, and the rest in a special train to other places far away. This is the train the railwaymen called the Flying Kipper. Shaggy was ready at 5:00. There was snow and frost. Men hustled and shouted loading up the vans with the crates of fish. The last door banged, the guard showed his green lamp, and the Flying Kipper was ready to go.
  • Shaggy: Come on, come on, don't be silly, don't be silly.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Shaggy to the vans. The vans shuttered and groaned.
  • Vans: Trock-trock, trock-trick, all right, all right!
  • Shaggy: That is better, that is better.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Shaggy. Clouds of smoke and steam poured from his funnel into the cold air, and the fire's light shown brightly.
  • Shaggy: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Panted Shaggy. They were going well. The light grew better, signal light shown green as they passed. Then, a yellow signal appeared ahead. His driver prepared to stop, but the home signal was down.
  • Driver: All clear, Shaggy. Away we go.
  • Ringo Starr: They couldn't know the points from the main line to a siding were frozen, and a home signal should have been set a danger, but snow had forced it down. A freight train was waited in a siding to let the Flying Kipper past, and a Driver and Fireman were drinking cocoa in the break van.
  • Guard: The Kipper is due.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the guard.
  • Fireman: Who cares?
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fireman.
  • Fireman: This is good cocoa.
  • Ringo Starr: The driver got up.
  • Driver: Come on, fireman, back to our engine.
  • Ringo Starr: They got out just in time.
  • (Shaggy crashes into the break van and comes off the rails completely)
  • Ringo Starr: Shaggy's driver and fireman had jumped clear before the crash, but Shaggy lay dazed and surprised. Bugs Bunny came to see him.
  • Shaggy: The signal was down, Sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Shaggy.
  • Bugs: Cheer up, Shaggy. It wasn't your fault. Ice and snow cause the accident. I'm sending you to Crewe, a fine place for sick characters. They'll give you your new shape and a larger firebox. You'll feel a different character, and won't need special medicine anymore. Won't that be nice?
  • Shaggy: Yes, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Shaggy doubtfully. Shaggy liked being a Crewe, but was glad to come home. A crowd of people waited to see him arrive in his new shape. He looked so splendid and strong that they gave him three cheers.
  • Shaggy: Peep, peep!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled.
  • Shaggy: Thank you very much!
  • Ringo Starr: I'm sorry to say that a lot of little children were often late for school, because they waited to see Shaggy go by. They often see him pulling the express. He does it so well that Scott is jealous. But that's another story.

Whistles and Sneezes

  • Ringo Starr: Scott was cross.
  • Scott: Why should Shaggy have a new shape?
  • Ringo Starr: He grumbled.
  • Scott: A shape good enough for me is good enough for him. He goes gallivanting off, leaving us to do his work, and comes back saying how happy he feels. It's disgraceful. And there's another thing: Shaggy whistles too much. No respectable character ever whistles loudly at stations. It isn't wrong, but we just don't do it.
  • Ringo Starr: Poor Shaggy didn't feel happy anymore.
  • Kevin: Never mind.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Kevin.
  • Kevin: I'm glad you're home again. I like your whistling.
  • Scott: Goodbye, Shaggy.
  • Ringo Starr: Called Scott.
  • Scott: We're glad to have you with us again. But remember what I said.
  • Ringo Starr: Later, Shaggy stopped at Marty's station.
  • Marty: Hello, Shaggy.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Marty.
  • Marty: You look splendid. I was pleased to hear your happy whistle yesterday.
  • Shaggy: Thank you, Scott.
  • Ringo Starr: Smiled Shaggy.
  • (We hear a screeching noise)
  • Shaggy: Shh, shh. Can you hear something?
  • Marty: It sounds like Scott.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Marty.
  • Marty: And it ought to be Scott. But Scott never whistles like that.
  • Ringo Starr: It was Scott. He came rushing down the hill of a tremendous rate. He didn't look at Shaggy and he didn't look at Marty. He screamed straight through the station and disappeared.
  • Marty: Well.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Marty.
  • Shaggy: It isn't wrong.
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: But we just don't do it.
  • Ringo Starr: And he told Marty what Scott had said. Meanwhile, Scott screeched along the line. The noise was awful. At the station, everyone held their ears. Bugs Bunny held his ears too.
  • Bugs: Take him away!
  • Ringo Starr: He bellowed.
  • Bugs: And stop that noise!
  • Ringo Starr: Scott puffed sadly away. But he wouldn't stop whistling until two fitters climbed up and knocked his whistle valve in place. That night, Scott slunk into the shed. He was glad it was empty.
  • Shaggy: It isn't wrong.
  • Ringo Starr: Murmured Shaggy to no one in particular.
  • Shaggy: But we just don't do it.
  • Ringo Starr: No one mentioned whistles. Next morning, Shaggy was enjoying himself enormously.
  • Shaggy: I feel so well, I feel so well.
  • Ringo Starr: He sang.
  • Coaches: Trickety-trock, trickety-trock.
  • Ringo Starr: Hummed his coaches. Then he saw some boys on a bridge.
  • Shaggy: Peep-peep. Hello.
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled.
  • (The boys smash the coaches' windows with stones)
  • Shaggy: Ohh.
  • Ringo Starr: He called. The boys didn't wave and take his number. They thought it fun to drop stones on him instead.
  • Coaches: They've broken our glass, they've broken our glass.
  • Ringo Starr: Sobbed the coaches. The passengers weren't hurt, but they were cross.
  • Passengers: Call the police!
  • Shaggy's Driver: No.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
  • Shaggy's Driver: Leave it to Shaggy and me.
  • Passengers: What will you do?
  • Ringo Starr: They asked.
  • Passengers: Can you keep a secret?
  • Shaggy: Yes, yes.
  • Shaggy's Driver: Well then.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
  • Shaggy's Driver: Shaggy is going to sneeze at those boys.
  • Ringo Starr: Lots of people were at the station just before the bridge. They wanted to see what would happen.
  • Shaggy's Driver: Shaggy has plenty of ashes.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
  • Shaggy's Driver: Please keep all windows shut until we've passed the bridge. Shaggy's is excited as we are. Aren't you, old fellow?
  • Ringo Starr: Shaggy felt more stuffed up. Soon, they could see the boys. And they all had stones.
  • Shaggy's Driver: Are you ready, Shaggy.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Shaggy's Driver: Sneeze hard when I tell you. Now.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Shaggy: Ah-choo!
  • (Shaggy sneezes at the boys and they were covered in ashes)
  • Shaggy's Driver: Well done, Shaggy.
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed his driver. Shaggy went home, very pleased with himself. He had told Scott and silly boys a lesson with a whistle and a sneeze.

Tai and The Stout Bunny

  • Ringo Starr: Tai is a Digimon master. He has brown hair and brown eyes and doesn't look like a normal character at all. He takes Beedrill from farms and villages to the main line and is cheerful to everyone he meets. He has a partner called Natalie Blackstone who had seen better days.
  • Natalie: It's not fair at all.
  • Ringo Starr: She grumbles remembering she used to be full and nine Beedrill would rattle behind her. Now there were only 3 or four for the farms and factories send their goods mostly by truck. Tai is always careful. The cars, buses and lorries often had accidents. Tai hasn't had an accident for years. But the buses are crowded and Natalie is empty. A lady and a stout gentleman stood on Hiccup's platform. He was of course Bugs Bunny. But Tai didn't noticed yet.
  • Buster and Babs: Come on, father.
  • Ringo Starr: Cried the children.
  • Buster and Babs: Do look at this character.
  • Bugs: That's a Digimon master, Buster.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Babs: Is it electric?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Babs.
  • Tai: Whoosh!
  • Ringo Starr: Hissed Tai.
  • Buster: Shh, shh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Buster.
  • Buster: You've offended him.
  • Babs: But masters are electric, aren't they?
  • Bugs: They are mostly, and this is a master.
  • Buster and Babs: May we go in it, father, please?
  • Bugs: Stop!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs to the guard. They all scrambled into Tai.
  • Natalie: Hip-hip hooray!
  • Ringo Starr: Chanted Natalie. But Tai didn't sing.
  • Tai: Electric indeed! Electric indeed!
  • Ringo Starr: He snorted. He was very hurt.
  • Bugs: What is your name?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Bugs Bunny.
  • Tai: Tai, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Thank you, Tai, for a very nice ride.
  • Tai: Thank you, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Tai. He felt better now.
  • Tai: This gentleman...
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • Tai: ...is a gentleman who knows how to speak to characters.
  • Ringo Starr: The children came every day for two weeks. Sometimes they rode with the conductor, sometimes in empty Beedrill. On the last day of all the driver invited them into his cab. All were sorry when they had to go away and Bugs Bunny and his family thanked everyone.
  • Tai: Come again soon.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Tai.
  • Buster and Babs: We will, we will.
  • Ringo Starr: Called the children. And they waved till Tai was out of sight. The months passed. Tai had few Beedrill and fewer passengers.
  • Driver: Our last day, Tai.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver one morning.
  • Driver: The manager says we must close tomorrow.
  • Ringo Starr: That day, everyone will have a chance of a last ride. The passengers joked and sang, but Tai and his driver wish they wouldn't.
  • Passengers: Goodbye, Tai.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the passengers afterwards.
  • Passengers: We are sorry your line was closing down.
  • Tai: So am I.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Tai.
  • Tai: Nobody wants me.
  • Ringo Starr: Tai thought and went unhappily to sleep. Next morning, the shed was flung open and he woke with a start to his driver waving a piece of paper at him.
  • Driver: Wake up, Tai!
  • Ringo Starr: He shouted.
  • Driver: And listen to this! It's a letter from the stout gentleman.
  • Ringo Starr: Tai listened and... But I mustn't tell you anymore, or I'll shall spoil the next story.

Ash In Trouble

  • Ringo Starr: There's a line to a quarry at the end of Ash's route. It goes to some distance along the road. Ash was very careful to whistle here in case anyone was coming. Early one morning, a large policeman was sitting close to the line. Ash liked policemen. He had been a great friend of the officer who had just retired.
  • Ash: Peep! Peep!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled.
  • Ash: Good morning.
  • Ringo Starr: Ash expected that the new officer would be friendly too. But was sorry to see that he didn't look friendly at all. He was red in the face and very cross.
  • Policeman: Disgraceful!
  • Ringo Starr: He spluttered.
  • Policeman: I didn't sleep a wink last night. It was so quiet, and now trainers come whistling suddenly behind me.
  • Ash: I'm sorry, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I only said good morning.
  • Ringo Starr: The policeman pointed to Ash.
  • Policeman: Where's your cowcatchers?
  • Ringo Starr: He asked.
  • Ash: But I don't catch cows, sir.
  • Policeman: Don't be funny.
  • Ringo Starr: Snapped the policeman. He looked at Ash's shoes.
  • Policeman: No side plates either.
  • Ringo Starr: And he wrote in his notebook.
  • Policeman: Trainers goin on public roads must have their shoes covered and a cowcatcher in front to protect people and animals from being dragged under the wheels if they stray under the line. You haven't so you are dangerous.
  • Driver: Rubbish.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash's driver.
  • Driver: We've been along here hundreds of times and never had an accident.
  • Policeman: That makes it worse.
  • Ringo Starr: The policeman answered. He wrote Regular Law Breaker in his book. Ash puffed sadly away. Bugs Bunny was having breakfast he was eating toast and marmalade. The butler came in.
  • Butler: Excuse me, sir, you're wanted on the telephone.
  • Bugs: Bother that telephone!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • (Phone chattering)
  • Bugs: I'm sorry, my dear.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to his wife.
  • Bugs: Ash is in trouble with the police and I must go at once.
  • Ringo Starr: At the station, Ash's driver told Steven what had happened.
  • Bugs: Dangerous to the public indeed. We'll see about that.
  • Ringo Starr: Bugs Bunny spoke to the policeman. But however much he argued with him it was no good.
  • Policeman: The law is the law.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Policeman: And we can't change it.
  • Ringo Starr: Bugs Bunny felt exhausted.
  • Bugs: I'm sorry, driver.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Bugs: It's no use arguing with the policeman. We will have to make those cowcatcher things for Ash I suppose.
  • Ash: Everyone will laugh, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: They say I look like a character.
  • Ringo Starr: Bugs Bunny stared, then he laughed.
  • Bugs: Well done, Ash. Why didn't I think of it before. We want a character. When I was on my holiday, I met a nice little character called Tai. He takes Beedrill from the farms but the lorries have taken most of his work and he needs a change. He has brown hair and black eyes. I'll write to this superintendent at once.
  • Ringo Starr: A few days later, Tai arrived.
  • Bugs: That's a good cat.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: I see you brought your partner Natalie.
  • Tai: You don't mind, do you, sir?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Tai.
  • Tai: The stationmaster wanted to use her as a hen house, and that would never do.
  • Bugs: No indeed.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: We couldn't allow that.
  • Ringo Starr: Tai made the silly Beedrill behave even better than Ash did.
  • Policeman: Oi you!
  • Ringo Starr: At first, Ash was jealous, but he was so pleased when Tai rang his bell and frightened the policeman, they've been firmed friends ever since.

Dirty Objects

  • Ringo Starr: Tai and Natalie are enjoying their new job on the land of Cartoons, but they do look old fashioned and need new clothes. Al was very rude whenever he saw them.
  • Al: Ugh! What dirty objects!
  • Ringo Starr: He would say. At last, Tai lost patience.
  • Tai: Al?
  • Ringo Starr: He asked.
  • Tai: Why are you red?
  • Al: I am a splendid boy.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered Al.
  • Al: Ready for anything. You never see my paint dirty.
  • Tai: Oh.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Tai earnestly.
  • Tai: That's why you once needed bootlaces to be ready I suppose.
  • Ringo Starr: Al went redder than ever and snorted off. It was such an insult to be remind how the time the bootlace have been use to mend a hole in his coaches. At the end of the line, Al left his coaches and got out to his next train. It was a slow goods, stopping at every station to pick up and set down Beedrill, Al hated slow goods trains.
  • Al: Dirty Beedrill from dirty sidings! Blech!
  • Ringo Starr: Starting an only a few, he picked up more and more Beedrill at each station till he had a long train. At first, the Beedrill behaved well, but Al bumped them so crossly that they were determined to get back at him. Presently, they approached the top of Scott's Hill. Heavy goods trains halt here to set the brakes. Al had had an accident with Beedrill before and should have remembered this.
  • Driver: Wait, Al, wait!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the driver, but Al wouldn't wait. He was too busy thinking what he would say to Hiccup when they next met. The Beedrill's chance had come.
  • Beedrill: Hurrah! Hurrah!
  • Ringo Starr: They laughed, and banging their buffers they pushed him down the hill.
  • Beedrill: On, on, on!
  • Ringo Starr: Yelled the Beedrill.
  • Al: I've got to stop, I've got to stop!
  • Ringo Starr: Groaned Al. Through the station they thundered, disaster lay ahead.
  • (Al crashes into the tar wagons)
  • Ringo Starr: Something sticky splashed all over Al. He had run into two tar wagons, and was black from smokebox to cab. He was more dirty than hurt, but the tar wagons and some Beedrill were all to pieces. Tai and Kevin were sent to help and came as quickly as they could.
  • Tai: Look here, Kevin!
  • Ringo Starr: Explained Tai.
  • Tai: Whatever is that dirty object?
  • Kevin: That's Al, didn't you know?
  • Tai: It's Al's shape.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Tai.
  • Tai: But Al is a splendid boy and you'll never see his paint dirty.
  • Ringo Starr: Al pretended he hadn't heard. Tai and Kevin cleared away the unhurt Beedrill and help Al home. Bugs Bunny met them.
  • Bugs: Well done, Kevin and Tai.
  • Ringo Starr: He turned to Al.
  • Bugs: Fancy letting your Beedrill run away. I am surprised. You're not fit to be seen. You must be cleaned at once. Tai shall have a new coat of paint.
  • Tai: Please sir, can Natalie have one too?
  • Ringo Starr: Said Tai.
  • Bugs: Certainly, Tai.
  • Tai: Oh thank you, sir. She will pleased.
  • Ringo Starr: All Al could do as watch Tai as he ran off happily with the news.

Off The Road

  • Ringo Starr: Scott was resting in a siding. Sometimes he thought...
  • Scott: It's really tiring to be such a large and splendid character, one does have to keep up appearance is so.
  • Shaggy: Peep peep peep peep! Hello, fat face!
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Shaggy.
  • Scott: What cheek!
  • Ringo Starr: Spluttered Scott.
  • Scott: That Shaggy is too big for his feet. Fancy speaking to me like that. Me who has never had an accident.
  • Kevin: Aren't jammed whistles and burst safety valves accidents?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Kevin innocently.
  • Scott: No indeed. High spirits. Might happen to any character. But to come off the rails like Shaggy did. Well, I ask you. Is that right? Is it decent?
  • Ringo Starr: Then it was Shaggy's turn to take the express. Scott watched him getting ready.
  • Scott: Be careful, Shaggy. You're not pulling the flying kipper now. Mind you keep on the rails today.
  • Ringo Starr: Shaggy went off in a huff, and Scott yawned and went to sleep. But not for long.
  • Driver: Wake up, Scott.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: A special train's coming and we're to pull it.
  • Scott: Is it coaches or Beedrill?
  • Driver: Beedrill.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Scott: Beedrill.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Scott: Puh.
  • Ringo Starr: Scott's fire was slow to start, so Marty had to push Scott to the turntable to get him facing the right way.
  • Scott: I won't go, I won't go!
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Scott.
  • Marty: Don't be silly, don't be silly.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Marty. At last, Scott was on the turntable. The movement had shaken his fire. It was now burning nicely and making steam. Scott was cross and didn't care what he did. He waited till the table was halfway round.
  • Scott: I'll show them, I'll show them.
  • Ringo Starr: He hissed. He moved slowly forward to jam the table, but he couldn't stop himself and slithered into the ditch.
  • Scott: Oosh!
  • Ringo Starr: He hissed.
  • Scott: Get me out, get me out!
  • Driver: Not a hope.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver and fireman.
  • Fireman: You're stuck, you silly great character. Don't you understand that?
  • Ringo Starr: They telephoned Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: So Scott didn't want to take the special train and ran into a ditch? What's that you say? The special's waiting? Tell Marty to take it please. And Scott? Oh, leave him where his is. We haven't time to bother with him now.
  • Ringo Starr: On the other side of the ditch, some little boys were chattering.
  • Boy 1: Coo, doesn't he look silly?
  • Boy 2: They'll never get him out.
  • Ringo Starr: They began to sing.
  • Boys: Silly old Scott fell in a ditch, fell in a ditch, fell in a ditch, silly old Scott fell in a ditch all in the Monday morning.
  • Ringo Starr: Scott laid in the ditch all day.
  • Scott: Oh, dear.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • Scott: I shall never get out.
  • Ringo Starr: But that evening, they lifted Scott and made a rope of sleepers under his feet to keep him from the mud. Strong ropes were fastened to his back end, and Al and Shaggy pulling hard, managed to bring him to safety. Late that night, Scott crawled home, a sadder and wiser character.

Down The Mine

  • Ringo Starr: One day, Ash was at the junction when Scott shuffled in with some Beedrill.
  • Ash: Phew!
  • Ringo Starr: Remarked Ash.
  • Ash: What a funny smell. Can you smell a smell?
  • Marcella: I can't smell a smell.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Marcella.
  • Ash: A funny musty sort of smell.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Scott: No one noticed until you did.
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Scott.
  • Scott: It must be yours.
  • Ringo Starr: Not long ago, he had fallen into a dirty ditch. Ash enjoyed teasing him about it.
  • Ash: Marcella, Teodora, do you know what I think it is? It's ditchwater.
  • Ringo Starr: Before Scott could answer, Ash puffed away. Marcella and Teodora could hardly believe their ears.
  • Marcella: He's dreadfully rude I feel quite ashamed.
  • Teodora: I feel quite ashamed he's dreadfully rude.
  • Ringo Starr: And to Ash they said.
  • Marcella and Teodora: You mustn't be rude, you make us ashamed.
  • Ringo Starr: But Ash didn't care a bit.
  • Ash: That was funny, that was funny.
  • Ringo Starr: He chuckled. He felt very pleased with himself. Marcella and Teodora were deeply shocked. They have great respect for Scott Summers. Ash left the girls at the station and went off to a mine for some Beedrill. Long ago, miners digging there have made tunnels under the ground. Their roofs are strong enough to hold up cars but not the weight of characters. A large notice warns them not to enter the area: Danger! Characters must not pass this board.
  • Ash: Silly old board.
  • Ringo Starr: Thought Ash. He had often tried to pass it but had never succeeded. But this morning he had made a plan. The fireman went to throw the switch.
  • Ash: Now for my plan!
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Ash. Bumping the Beedrill fiercely he jerked his driver off the footplate and followed them into the siding.
  • Driver: Come back!
  • Ringo Starr: Yelled his driver.
  • (A loud splash is heard as Ash falls to the mine)
  • Ash: Fire and smoke!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I'm sunk.
  • Ringo Starr: And he was.
  • Ash: Oh, dear.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Ash: I am a silly trainer.
  • Bugs: And a very naughty one, too. I saw you!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Ash: Please let me out. I wont do it again.
  • Bugs: I'm not sure. We can't lift you out with the cranes. The ground's not firm enough. Hmm, let me see. I wonder if Scott could pull you out.
  • Ash: Yes sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash. But he didn't want to meet Scott just yet.
  • Scott: Down the mine is he? Ha, ha, ha!
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed Scott.
  • Scott: What a joke! Boop boop! Little Ash, we'll have your out in a couple of puffs.
  • Ringo Starr: Strong cables were fastened between the two characters.
  • Bugs: Are you ready? Heave!
  • Ringo Starr: It was a lot harden than they all thought. But at last Ash was free.
  • Ash: I'm sorry I was cheeky.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Scott: That's all right, Ash. You made me laugh.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Scott.
  • Scott: I'm in disgrace.
  • Ash: So am I.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Scott: Why so you are Ash. Shall we form an alliance? You help me and I help you.
  • Ash: Right you are.
  • Ringo Starr: Agreed Ash.
  • Scott: Good. That's settled.
  • Ringo Starr: Rumbled Scott. And buffer to buffer the allies puffed home.

Ash's Christmas Party

  • Ringo Starr: It was Christmas on the land of Cartoons. All the characters were working hard. Ash and Tai were busy carrying people and parcels up and down the branch line. Everyone was happy. Only the girls Marcella and Teodora were complaining.
  • Marcella: It's always the same before Christmas.
  • Ringo Starr: They groaned.
  • Teodora: We feel so full, we feel so full.
  • Ash: Oh, come on!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Where's your festive spirit? Christmas day is almost here.
  • Ringo Starr: By the side of the track was a little cottage with a familiar figure waving to them.
  • Ash: It's Nora Shepard!
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Ash.
  • Ash: Peep, peep! Happy Christmas!
  • Ringo Starr: Ash always felt better for seeing her.
  • Ash: Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without Nora.
  • Ringo Starr: When work was over, Ash went to see the other characters. All their coats had been polished.
  • Scott: Huh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Scott: Just look at us. Your driver will have to work fast to get you as smart as us.
  • Ash: Never mind that.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Ash.
  • Ash: I've something important to say. Do you realize it's been a whole year since Nora Shepard saved us from a nasty accident. You remember when she was ill in bed and...
  • Marty: Yes of course.
  • Ringo Starr: Interrupted Marty.
  • Marty: You told us how she waved her red dressing gown out of her window to warn you about a landslide ahead.
  • Kevin: And you and Tai gave her presents.
  • Ringo Starr: Kevin joined in.
  • Kevin: And Bugs Bunny sent her to Bournemouth to get better.
  • Shaggy: But...
  • Ringo Starr: Said Al and Shaggy together.
  • Shaggy: The rest of us have never thanked her properly.
  • Ash: Exactly.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: So now I think we should all give her a special Christmas party.
  • Ringo Starr: Everyone was getting very excited. The drivers felt sure that Bugs Bunny will agree as indeed he did. The characters were all busy making plans, when silence fell. Bugs Bunny had bad news.
  • Bugs: The weather's changed badly. Nora Shepard is snowed up. Tai says he'll help to rescue her. You must help too, Ash. There's no party unless you do.
  • Ringo Starr: Ash hated snow, but he said bravely.
  • Ash: I'll try, sir. We must rescue her, we must.
  • Bugs: There's a good boy. You and Tai will manage splendidly.
  • Ringo Starr: Ash charged the snowdrifts fiercely. Sometimes he swept them aside, sometimes they stuck fast and the men had to loosen them. But at the cutting near the cottage, they could go no further.
  • Ash's Fireman: Look at that!
  • Ringo Starr: Exclaimed Ash's fireman.
  • Ash: Peep, peep! Here we are.
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Ash. An answering wave came from an upstairs window. Then they heard a familiar sound.
  • Ash: That's Freakazoid.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: He's come to help too.
  • Ringo Starr: Sure enough, Freakazoid had a snowplough and was working hard to clear a patch to the railroad line to safety. At long last, the rescue was complete. Kevin took the tired workmen home. Freakazoid said goodbye to Nora Shepard and promised to take care of her cottage as he watched them all set off. The characters made good time. No more snow had fallen, but the yard was dark. Ash's heart sank. Suddenly, all the lights went on. What a marvelous site awaited Nora Shepard.
  • Bugs: Well done!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bugs Bunny.
  • Bugs: I'm really proud of you all.
  • Ringo Starr: Nora especially thanked the smaller characters.
  • Nora: Ash and Tai are old friends.
  • Ringo Starr: She said.
  • Nora: And now Kevin, you are my friend too.
  • Ringo Starr: Kevin was very pleased.
  • Kevin: Three cheers for Nora Shepard!
  • Ringo Starr: He called.
  • Kevin: Peep, peep, peep!
  • Ringo Starr: They all whistled.
  • Characters: (singing) We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
  • Ringo Starr: Ash Ketchum and his friends thought it was the best Christmas ever and Nora Shepard could think of nowhere she would rather live than here with them on the land of Cartoons.

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