THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE ANNUAL 1991

 REVIEWED BY CHRIS 

Grandreams, ISBN 0-86227-784-1

Written by Christopher Awdry. Illustrated by David Palmer

NEAR MISS

Henry scoffs at the trap-points outside the big shed. They are used to derail runaways from colliding with trains using the main line. Next day, however, Henry is very glad of their existence when a careless firelighter meddles with his controls. Demolishing the shed doors, he runs out on his own into the yard, but is derailed just in time to avoid colliding with Gordon’s Express.

 

TRUCKS FOR SCRAP

None of the engines like taking ‘The Scrap’.  It is a train made up of the oldest, rudest and noisiest trucks from the Other Railway. BoCo has a particularly bad time one day, but makes the other trucks behave when one of the older trucks collapses and is left to be broken up.
 

THOMAS & THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OUTING

When Bertie breaks down, Thomas has to take the Sunday School outing into the mountains. He nearly misses his path home his path home when the Sunday school party is late returning to the station.
 

IN THE DRINK

Trevor the traction engine loves being given unusual jobs. He and Jem Cole are called upon one day to uproot some old cherry trees. Whilst refilling his tank at a stream, he almost ends up in the water, when the earth on the bank slips…


RUSTY RED SCRAP-IRON

A story telling of how Diesel came up with his nickname for James in Duck and the Diesel Engine. When Diesel makes a mistake arranging James’ train, the red engine gets very cross with him. As we all know, Diesel is not one to be crossed and began thinking up a nickname for James. Chatting to the trucks, he hears about the time Edward had to chase the runaway James, and eventually comes up with a suitable name…

 

THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE ANNUAL 1991

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