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Gallant Old Engine - Ringo Starr (US) is a fan-fiction thing to make. It was created by SuperMalechi.

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • GALLANT OLD ENGINE
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Transcript

  • Ringo Starr: Duncan would not stop grumbling. He grumbled that he wasn't polished enough. He grumbled that he was overworked. Most of all, he grumbled about the passengers.
  • Skarloey: I'm ashamed of you, Duncan.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Thank goodness Rheneas was coming home soon. Perhaps he'll teach you some sense before it's too late.
  • Duncan: What is with Rheneas to do with me?
  • Skarloey: Rheneas saved our railway.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Skarloey.
  • Peter Sam: Please tell us about it.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Peter Sam.
  • Skarloey: Well.
  • Ringo Starr: Began Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: It was before you came here. Things were bad. Rheneas and I will have to keep the trains running or I'll railway will have to close.
  • Peter Sam: How awful.
  • Ringo Starr: Murmured Peter Sam.
  • Skarloey: I've tried hard.
  • Ringo Starr: Continued Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: But my old wheels ached. Rheneas understood. It's my turn now.
  • Ringo Starr: He telled me.
  • Skarloey: He was often short of steam but he always struggled to the station and then rested there.
  • Rheneas: I mustn't stop between stations.
  • Skarloey: He said.
  • Rheneas: The passengers wouldn't like it.
  • Duncan: Puh!
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Duncan. He had stopped on the viaduct and hadn't cared at all.
  • Skarloey: Passengers.
  • Ringo Starr: Continued Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Get cross if you stopped on the wrong places. Rheneas stopped on the wrong place once and this is what happened. One wet and windy afternoon and the rails were dammed, Rheneas was traveling home with a full train. They were even passengers and the caboose. It wasn't a comfortable ride at all. Rheneas' wheels kept slipping and it was a steep climb. At last, his wheels gripped the rails again.
  • Rheneas: The worse was over.
  • Skarloey: He thought.
  • Rheneas: Now we're away.
  • Skarloey: But they weren't.
  • Rheneas: Aah, I've got a cramp!
  • Skarloey: He groaned. And Rheneas stopped on the lonliness part of the line. His driver examing him carefully.
  • Driver: Your valve gear has jammed. We need to reach the next station. Do you think you still get us here?
  • Rheneas: I'll try.
  • Skarloey: Replied Rheneas. Rheneas did his best.
  • Rheneas: If I fail.
  • Skarloey: He thought to himself.
  • Rheneas: The passengers will be cross and the railway will close.
  • Skarloey: Everything blurred. He was really too tired to make the turn of his wheels, but he did, and another, and another, and another. Finally, tired but triumph, Rheneas reached the station.
  • Rheneas: I'm here at last!
  • Skarloey: He wheezed.
  • Passengers: Thank you for giving us home.
  • Skarloey: Said the passengers.
  • Passengers: We'll tell all our friends what a fine railway this is.
  • Skarloey: His driver was delighted.
  • Driver: You're a gallant little engine.
  • Skarloey: He said to Rheneas.
  • Driver: When you're rested we'll mend you, so you'll be ready for tomorrow.
  • Skarloey: And...
  • Ringo Starr: Smiled Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Rheneas always was ready for tomorrow.
  • Duncan: Thanks for telling us about him.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Duncan.
  • Duncan: I was wrong. Passengers are important after all.
  • Ringo Starr: The next day Rheneas came home. All the engines were there to greet him. Edward pushed his car to the siding where he was lifted on to his rails. This was the signal for a chorus of whistles from engines large and small. Everyone was happy and Rheneas was the happiest of all.
  • Rheneas: You know.
  • Ringo Starr: He whispered to Skarloey.
  • Rheneas: This helps an engine feel that at last he has really come home.

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