For The ERS V2 By Ryan
Story Summaries By Christopher
Henry is sent to take a “pitifully
small load” for the extended loop section near Thomas's Junction; an additional road bridge makes visibility from the
station platform difficult. When Henry arrives, a Porter – new to the railway – orders Henry to run round his
train and clear the line for Edward to save time. Unfortunately, he neglects to inform the Signalman about it, and Edward
is signalled through where upon he collides with Henry on the Main Line. No one is hurt and no damage is done – except
to Henry's pride.
The Fat Controller
arranges a special train for a friend's birthday and orders Henry to pull it. Henry forgets to be cross and begins cheering
up. However, on the night he sets off with the excursion, the bar coach suffers a power failure, and Henry is forced to stop
at Edward's Station to replace it himself. The passengers disembark the train before the shunting operation except one...who
gets a nasty shock when the coaches suddenly bang together and the unfortunate gentleman gets covered with foods and drink
from the replacement bar coach!
weather arrives on Sodor, and the other engines tease Henry of the time he was shut up in a tunnel because of the rain. To
add insult to injury, the weather delays Thomas meeting with Henry at the Junction. Thomas warns Henry to take care on Gordon's
Hill, but Henry is confident that he could manage better than him. He manages the hill easily – but at a cost when his
connecting rod fractures and causes a hold-up on the Main Line. Eventually, BoCo arrives to take over the train, and Henry
is shunted into a siding ahead of the faulty bar coach, exposed to the downpour and complaining about his rotten luck...
BLESSING IN DISGUISE
Henry is still
sulking as his crew try to lift his spirits - “Every cloud has a silver lining.” Amongst some passengers waiting
at the station halt is a young man and his pregnant wife, who suddenly goes into labour. Acting quickly, they take her into
the bar coach (which had just recently cleaned and repaired) and attach Henry's brake pipe for electricity and heating. The
Station Staff bring up a Doctor, and throughout it all, Henry forgets his troubles and worries about what more he could do
to help. Eventually, the Doctor delivers the baby safely, and an Ambulance takes the happy couple and their infant to the
A few weeks later when Henry is mended, the couple arrive with their new baby to thank Henry for being their
“blessing in disguise” – and to add to their gratitude, they also name their child after him.