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Toby The Tram Engine and Other Thomas The Tank Engine Stories - Full is Pikachufreak's fan-fiction thing to make.

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  • Here's the full version of the Toby The Tram Engine and Other Thomas The Tank Engine Stories CD. Stories narrated by Ringo Starr included: Toby The Tram Engine, Thomas Breaks The Rules, Saved From Scrap and A New Friend For Thomas.

Transcript

  • (We open this CD with the Thomas Season 1-7 theme and the start of Toby The Tram Engine)
  • Ringo Starr: Toby is a tram engine. He has cowcatchers and side plates and doesn't look like a steam engine at all. He takes from farms and villages to the main line and is cheerful to everyone he meets. He has a coach called Henrietta who has seen better days.
  • Henrietta: It's not fair at all.
  • Ringo Starr: She grumbles remembering she used to be full and nine cars would rattle behind her. Now there were only 3 or four for the farms and factories send their goods mostly by truck. Toby is always careful. The cars, buses and trucks often had accidents. Toby hasn't had an accident for years. But the buses are crowded and Henrietta is empty.
  • (Toby's bell rings)
  • Ringo Starr: A lady and a stout gentleman stood on Toby's platform. He was of course Sir Topham Hatt. But Toby didn't noticed yet.
  • Children: Come on, grandfather.
  • Ringo Starr: Cried the children.
  • Children: Do look at this engine.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: That's a tram engine, Stephen.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Bridget: Is it electric?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Bridget.
  • Toby: Whoosh!
  • Ringo Starr: Hissed Toby.
  • Stephen: Sh sh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said her brother.
  • Stephen: You've offended him.
  • Bridget: But trams are electric, aren't they?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: They are mostly, and this is a steam tram.
  • Children: May we go in it, grandfather, please?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Stop!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt to the conductor. They all scrambled into Henrietta.
  • Henrietta: Hip-hip hooray!
  • Ringo Starr: Chanted Henrietta. But Toby didn't sing.
  • Toby: Electric indeed! Electric indeed!
  • Ringo Starr: He snorted. He was proud of being a steam tram.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What is your name?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Toby: Toby, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Thank you, Toby, for a very nice ride.
  • Toby: Thank you, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Toby. He felt better now.
  • Toby: This gentleman...
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Toby: ...is a gentleman who knows how to speak to engines.
  • Ringo Starr: The children came every day for two weeks. Sometimes they rode with the conductor, sometimes in empty cars. On the last day of all the driver invited them into his cab. All were sorry when they had to go away and Sir Topham Hatt and his family thanked everyone.
  • Toby: Come again soon.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Toby.
  • Children: We will, we will.
  • Ringo Starr: Called the children. And they waved till Toby was out of sight. The months passed. Toby had few cars and fewer passengers.
  • Driver: Our last day, Toby.
  • 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 Toby and his driver wish they wouldn't.
  • Passengers: Goodbye, Toby.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the passengers afterwards.
  • Passengers: We are sorry your line was closing down.
  • Toby: So am I.
  • Ringo Starr: Sighed Toby.
  • Toby: Nobody wants me.
  • Ringo Starr: Toby thought and went unhappily to sleep. Next morning, the shed was flung open and old Toby woke with a start to his driver waving a piece of paper at him.
  • Driver: Wake up, Toby!
  • Ringo Starr: He shouted excitely.
  • Driver: The mail has just arrived and there's a letter for us from the stout gentleman! Maybe it's good news.
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas Breaks The Rules)
  • Ringo Starr: There's the line to a quarry at the end of Thomas' branch. It goes to some distance along the road. Thomas was very careful to whistle here in case anyone was coming. Early one morning, a large policeman was sitting close to the line. Thomas liked policemen. He had been a great friend of the officer who had just retired.
  • Thomas: Peep! Peep!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled.
  • Thomas: Good morning.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas 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 engines come whistling suddenly behind me.
  • Thomas: I'm sorry, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I only said good morning.
  • Ringo Starr: The policeman pointed to Thomas.
  • Policeman: Where's your cowcatchers?
  • Ringo Starr: He asked.
  • Thomas: But I don't catch cows, sir.
  • Policeman: Don't be funny.
  • Ringo Starr: Snapped the policeman. He looked at Thomas' wheels.
  • Policeman: No side plates either.
  • Ringo Starr: And he wrote in his notebook.
  • Policeman: Engines going on public roads must have their wheels 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 Thomas' 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. Thomas puffed sadly away. Sir Topham Hatt was having breakfast he was eating toast and marmalade. The butler came in.
  • Butler: Excuse me, sir, you're wanted on the telephone.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Bother that telephone!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • (Phone chattering)
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'm sorry, my dear.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to his wife.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Thomas is in trouble with the police and I must go at once.
  • Ringo Starr: At the station, Thomas' driver told Sir Topham Hatt what had happened.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Dangerous to the public indeed. We'll see about that.
  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt 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: Sir Topham Hatt felt exhausted.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'm sorry, driver.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It's no use arguing with the policeman. We will have to make those cowcatcher things for Thomas i suppose.
  • Thomas: Everyone will laugh, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: They say i look like a tram.
  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt stared, then he laughed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done, Thomas. Why didn't i think of it before. We need a tram engine. When i was on my holiday I met a nice little engine called Toby. He takes freight cars from the farms but the trucks have taken most of his work and he needs a change. He has cowcatchers and sideplates. I'll write to this superintedant at once.
  • Ringo Starr: A few days later, Toby arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: That's a good engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I see you brought your coach Henrietta.
  • Toby: You don't mind, do you, sir?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Toby.
  • Toby: The stationmaster wanted to use her as a hen house, and that would never do.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: No indeed.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: We couldn't allow that.
  • Ringo Starr: Toby made the silly cars even better than Thomas did.
  • Policeman: Oy you!
  • Ringo Starr: At first, Thomas was jealous, but he was so pleased when Toby rang his bell and frightened the policeman, they've been firmed friends ever since.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Saved From Scrap)
  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt works his engines hard, but they are very proud when he calls them really useful.
  • Edward: I'm going to the scrap yard today.
  • Ringo Starr: Edward called to Thomas.
  • Thomas: What? Already? You're not that old.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Thomas cheekily. Thomas was only teasing.
  • (Edward goes to the scrap yard)
  • Ringo Starr: The scrap yard is full of rusty old parts and machinery. The are broken into pieces, loaded into cars, and Edward pulls them to the steel works where they are melted down and used again. Today, there was a surprise waiting for Edward in the yard. It was a traction engine.
  • Edward: Hello.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: You're not broken and rusty. What are you doing here?
  • Trevor: I'm Trevor. They're going to break me up next week.
  • Edward: What a shame.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Trevor: My driver says I only need some paint, polish and oil to be as good as new. But my owner says I'm old-fashioned.
  • Ringo Starr: Edward snorted.
  • Edward: People say I'm old-fashioned, but I don't care. Sir Topham Hatt says I'm a useful engine. What work did you do?
  • Trevor: My owner would send us from farm to farm. We threshed corn, hauled logs and did lots of other work. The children loved to see us.
  • Ringo Starr: Trevor shut his eyes, remembering.
  • Trevor: Oh, yes. I like children.
  • Ringo Starr: Edward set off to the station.
  • Edward: Broken up, what a shame. Broken up, what a shame. I must help Tevor, I must.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought of all his friends who liked engines. But strangely, none of them would have room for a traction engine at home.
  • Edward: It's a shame, It's a shame.
  • Ringo Starr: He hissed. Then...
  • Edward: Peep-peep! Why didn't I think of him before?
  • Ringo Starr: There, on the platform was the very person.
  • Vicar: Hello, Edward. You look upset. What's the matter, Charlie?
  • Ringo Starr: He asked the driver.
  • Edward's Driver: There's a traction engine in the scrap yard, Vicar. He'll be broken up next week. Jem Cole says he never drove a better engine.
  • Edward: Do save him, sir. He saws wood and gives children rides.
  • Vicar: We'll see.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied the Vicar. Jem Cole came on Saturday.
  • Jem Cole: The reverend's coming to see you, Trevor. Maybe he'll buy you.
  • Trevor: Do you think he will?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Trevor hopefully.
  • Jem Cole: He will when I've lit your fire and clean you up.
  • Ringo Starr: The Vicar and his two boys arrived that evening. Trevor hadn't been so happy for months. He chuffered about the yard.
  • Vicar: Show your paces, Trevor.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Vicar.
  • (Trevor goes backwards)
  • Ringo Starr: Later, he came out of the office, smiling.
  • Vicar: I've got him cheap, Jem. Cheap.
  • Jem Cole: Do you hear that, Trevor?
  • Ringo Starr: Cried Jem.
  • Jem Cole: The reverend saved you and you live in the vicarage now.
  • Trevor: Peep-peep!
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Trevor. Now, Trevor's home is in the vicarage orchard. And he sees Edward every day. His paint is spotless and his brass shines like gold. Trevor likes his work, but his happiest day is the church fair. With a wooden seat bolted to his bunker, he chuffers around the orchard, giving rides to children. Long afterwards, you will see him shut his eyes, remembering.
  • Trevor: I like children.
  • Ringo Starr: He whispers happily.
  • (Another nameplate sequence happens and we begin A New Friend For Thomas)
  • Ringo Starr: Trevor the Traction Engine, enjoyed living in the vicarage orchard. Edward came to see him every day. But sometimes, Trevor didn't have enough work to do.
  • Trevor: I do like to keep busy all the time.
  • Ringo Starr: He sighed one day.
  • Trevor: And I do like company, especially children's company.
  • Edward: Cheer up.
  • Ringo Starr: Smiled Edward.
  • Edward: Sir Topham Hatt has work for you at his new harbor. I'm to take you to meet Thomas today.
  • (Trevor's whistle toots)
  • Trevor: Oh!
  • Ringo Starr: Exclaimed Trevor happily.
  • Trevor: A harbor. The seaside. Children! That will be lovely!
  • (Edward's whistle toots and Trevor to the yard)
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas was on his way to the harbor with a trainload of metal pilings. They were needed to make the harbor warf firm and safe.
  • Edward: Hello, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: This is Trevor, a friend of mine. He's a traction engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas eyed the newcomer doubtfully.
  • Thomas: A what engine?
  • Ringo Starr: He asked.
  • Trevor: A traction engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Exclaimed Trevor.
  • Trevor: I run on roads instead of rails. Can you take me to the harbor, please? Sir Topham Hatt has a job for me.
  • Thomas: Yes, of course.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Thomas. But he was still puzzled. Workmen coupled Trevor's car to Thomas' train. And soon, they were ready to start their journey.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots and puffs away)
  • Trevor: I'm glad Sir Topham Hatt needs me.
  • Ringo Starr: Called Trevor.
  • Trevor: I don't have enough to do sometimes, you know. Although I can work anywhere. In orchards, on farms, in scrap yards, even at harbors.
  • Thomas: But you don't run on rails.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Thomas.
  • Trevor: I'm a tracion engine. I don't need rails to be useful.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Trevor.
  • Trevor: You wait and see.
  • Ringo Starr: When they reached the harbor, they found everything in confusion. Cars have been derailed, blocking the line. And stone slabs lay everywhere.
  • (Thomas and Trevor arrive at the harbor)
  • Thomas' Driver: We must get these pilings past.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas' driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: They are essential. Trevor, we need you to drag them around this mess.
  • Trevor: Just the sort of job I like.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Trevor.
  • Trevor: Now you'll see, Thomas. I'll soon show you what traction engines can do.
  • Ringo Starr: Trevor was as good as his work. He dragged the pilings clear with chains, and towed them into position.
  • Trevor: Who needs rails?
  • Ringo Starr: He muttered cheefully to himself.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots and Trevor's whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: Later, Thomas brought Annie and Clarabel to visit him. Thomas was most impressed.
  • Thomas: Now I understand how useful a traction engine can be.
  • Ringo Starr: The coaches were full of children. Trevor gave them rides along the harbor. He liked this best of all.
  • (Trevor's whistle toots and children chatter indistinctly)
  • Annie: He's very kind.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Annie.
  • Clarabel: He reminds of Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Added Clarabel. Everyone was sorry when it was time for Trevor to go.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas pulled him to the junction. A small tear came into Trevor's eye. Thomas pretended not to see. He whistled gaily to make Trevor happy.
  • Thomas: I'll come and see you if I can.
  • Ringo Starr: He promised.
  • Thomas: The vicar will look after you and there's plenty of work for you now at the orchard. But we may need you again at the harbor someday.
  • Trevor: That would be wonderful.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Trevor. That evening, Trevor stood remembering his new friend, Thomas, the harbor, and most of all, the children. Then he went happily to sleep in the shed at the bottom of the orchard.

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