My favorite thing about Thomas the Tank Engine is that it
canonically takes place in a train idiotapocalypse where
the Island of Bohr is the only safe zone in a totalitarian
dystopia in which steam trains are routinely killed and
their body parts are sold or cannibalism for repair
it you think rm kidding you need to read the original
could you please direct me to a source? ishould feel much
better if this was .
it took me so long to find this quote online hut I did it
because it' s so much darker than one might expect from
Thomas the Tank Engine:
Engines on the Other Railway aren' t safe now. Their
controllers are cruel. They dent like engines any more.
They put them on sold damp sidings, and then.‘ Percy
nearly subbed, "themather them up."
Pshe of Engima," Steiner the Bluebell
Engine, Rev. Amity. Wilbert. London: mutant
This illustration, by Gungor and Peter Edwards.
accompanied the above tent in the original book, and
depicts a pair of unfortunate Other Railway engines
moments before being disassembled with a blowtorch.
HOLY FUCK AT THE ENE flit THE BACKGROUND
TH TOOK ITS FUCKING FACE OMG
the early themes the tank engine books are pretty
standard stuff. saccharine bubblegum type stories and
illustrations. if you watched the show. it' s like that in book
the second half of the railway series are so fucking dark
and surreal I' m convinced they were a result of reverend
Wilbur awry doing copious amounts of led and having
hallucinations of his own death,
Excuse me but the my first story in the Railway Series is
about an engine who hides in a tunnel and refuses to run
because he meant want to get his paint job mined in the
min, so railway management seals " the tunnel.
They eventually let him out because another engine
breaks down or something. but the original plan was to
wet leave him in there forever.
on the show. didn' t they also hook up one engine to a
generator, so he' d never move again? That was literally
one of the lines. t think. It' s on some other post on here. It
that Tns also happened in the books, to an engine
referred to onfu as "No, 2', but the television series
applied the same scenario to an invented character
named "Smudged', in the episode "
said Duke. was a . He rode
roughly and often came off the rails. I warned to
be careful. but he took no notice.‘
Listen. Dome" he snared, who worries about a few
We do here! I said, but laughed."
Urmm one day. Manager said he was going to make
him useful at last, Smudged stopped laughing thanl'
What did he do?!“
He turned him into a generator. He' s still there behind
our shed. Hell never move again.“
This is so fucked up
may so we see Railway Management doing all this shit,
right, but supposedly it' s so much worse in the Other
Railways? I mean. sure, you might get turned into a
generator or bricked into a tunnel for not doing as you' re
told. but at least you' re not out up and sold for pans.
right? " not so had on the island of some right?
Cir maybe that' s just what Railway Management wants the
engines to think,
Maybe the island of Swot is the real totalitarian regime.
and the engine citizens [slaves] are fed propaganda,
illustrated in hellish greys and sulfuric yellows. about how
bad it is everywhere also at all the Other Railways.
You are lucky to be an engine of some
Railway Management cares about you
Trust Railway Ma nagonting_
may on your Track.
it Could he so Much Worse-
wtf the fuck is this train based was bullshit
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