Donald and Douglas were sent to Brendam Docks to pick up a new engine and take it to Crovans Gate for re-gauging . “Dun’t yu think that it’s a wee bit dangerous for a large engine to be carried by flatbed?” said Donald. “It’s the best we can do on short notice.” Said the foreman. “Besides, Boco will be helping keeping him balanced with these chains.
Soon, the engine arrived by boat and was waiting to be loaded. He was black with red lining, had the number 207 on both sides of his top lantern, a small cowcatcher and the words “Dean Harvey” written on his wheel arches. “Welcome to Sodor, matey!” called out a small red diesel. “The name’s Salty.
He responded with a simple “Hey.”
“What’s gonna to happen to my tender?” he asked
“Their taking it by road, which is more or less difficult taking you to the works.” Replied Boco.
“Is it gonna take long?”