For The ERS V2 By Ryan
Story Summaries By Christopher
THE SECOND TIME AROUND
Work on the Small Railway becomes so
strenuous that the Small Controller is forced to bring back “Blister I”, a diesel engine which none of the others
are happy to see again. Donald sees why when Blister I becomes grumpy and impatient with how slow everyone is working. Together
with Douglas, he and Donald decide to take a leaf out of Bill and Ben's book and trick Blister I into thinking he's seeing
double. However, the Fat Controller does not approve of their games and decides to separate the Scottish Twins for a while...
BILL PROVES HIS WORTH
With Ben away for repairs,
Bill has to put up with Douglas to help in the Harbour Yard. Douglas, still angry at being so far from Donald, becomes irritable
and snappy at Bill, complaining about him being too small and slow to work with. But it's Edward who explains the reason why
Donald is so unhappy, which Bill himself realises – they miss their twins. And they soon make amends, especially after
when Douglas saves Bill from a near miss with the trucks.
Ben has repaired and sent to help Donald temporarily on Duck's Branch Line.
There they meet Blister I again, who is sorry for his previous behaviour. Blister I then explains why the other Small Engines
aren't happy to see him back – years ago, Blister I and his own twin, Blister II, were brought first to build the line
and, eventually, were kept as spare engines for the ballast trains. Blister I always thought Blister II was a boring fuddy-duddy
and tried to run the trains his way. But when taking too many trucks at once, they breakaway down the hill and crash into
Blister II, seemingly beyond repair. Blister I was sent away to another railway on the Mainland, but he still carries the
guilt for his foolishness, and wonders if he'd ever see his twin again...
ALL TOGETHER NOW
Overtime, winter arrives and the railway becomes covered in heavy snow.
With Ballast and China Clay traffic declining, Donald and Ben are delighted to help on Edward's Line and reunite with their
twins again. Meanwhile Douglas is given a chance to stretch his wheels by taking a goods train to the Other Railway. But along
the way, he becomes buried in an avalanche in the valley. Donald is sent with workmen to rescue him, while Ben helps Bill
to keep trains from the harbour running. At last, all four engines arrive back safely at Edward's Station where the Fat Controller
congratulates them all; he decides they can go back to working together again – so long as there are no more silly tricks!