King of the Railway (Thomas & Friends)

King of the Railway (Thomas & Friends)

Wilbert Awdry

Language: English

Pages: 8


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Thomas the Tank Engine discovers mysteries of the past--and may even find a treasure!--when a stranger comes to the Island of Sodor. Train-obsessed little boys ages 3--7 will thrill to this retelling of the newest Thomas & Friends direct-to-DVD/Blue-ray movie, King of the Railway.

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straightened, and his boiler was fixed. With a fresh coat of paint, he was good as new. “You look Really Useful again,” peeped Thomas. James and Percy tooted their horns. Just then, Sir Topham Hatt arrived. “James, Thomas, and Percy, the Earl of Sodor asked me if you could help with a special job.” As Thomas rolled away to work, he noticed that Stephen looked sad. Suddenly, an idea flew into Thomas’ funnel. He thought it must be hard for Stephen to see the other engines being Really Useful.

Steamie!” said Diesel. “We have work to do.” “There’s no work here for an old engine like you,” Cranky said. Stephen puffed sadly away from the docks. Stephen wound his way up to the Blue Mountain Quarry. It was bigger and busier than any quarry he’d worked in before. “I’m looking for my new job,” Stephen said to a Narrow Gauge engine named Luke. “We can always use help,” Luke peeped. But each truck Stephen tried to pull was just too heavy. He steamed and strained, but none would move.

He found the entrance to the mine, but it was boarded up. No one had worked there in years. “The other engines are right,” he sighed. “I’m too slow, old, and weak. There’s no job on this island for me.” Meanwhile, at the top of the same slope, Thomas prepared to haul away dirt in the Troublesome Trucks. Suddenly, the trucks slipped loose and roared down the hill. Thomas didn’t know it, but they were headed right toward Stephen! Stephen had no choice but to push into the abandoned mine. His

funnel struck the roof, and rocks crashed down behind him, sealing up the entrance. Thomas retrieved the trucks, not knowing that Stephen was trapped in the mine! Ulfstead Castle’s grand reopening was just a day away, and the Island of Sodor was buzzing with excitement. Visitors hurried from the mainland to be part of the festivities. Two special engines named Connor and Caitlin were brought over to help carry the extra passengers. With all the activity, only Thomas noticed that Stephen was

and lifted his mask. It was the earl! “Ladies and gentlemen, engines and coaches, welcome to Ulfstead Castle. There is still work to do, but we’ll soon restore King Godred’s castle to its former glory. “Now let me introduce my special steam engine, Stephen! He and Millie will be more than happy to show you the grounds.” Stephen rolled into view. His new funnel glittered like gold. It reminded Thomas of something. But what? “Most importantly,” the earl said, “Stephen has found something that I

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