Dennis was built at Brighton Works in 1903 for the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway. Originally he was used for freight trains at the harbour, but he was switched to passenger trains after his class were discovered to be reliable for those trains. At first Dennis was immature, and often had to stay in his shed but he proved his value to the railway. Dennis always enjoyed working at the harbour with an E2 tank engine named Thomas, until Thomas was sent to Sodor, after Thomas was sent to Sodor, Dennis was sent to France along with a few of his brothers and sisters for a few years before returning in time for the "Big Four" to be formed. Dennis survived into the Southern Railway days where he was always doing his usual jobs. He also had a run in with two mean-spirited engines, Thomas' brother Charleston, and a SR Z class named Sandra. During the war Dennis was often found pulling passenger trains of refugees to the countryside to avoid the bombings in the big cities like London, and he befriended three USA Dock Tank Engines, Rosie (who was sent to Sodor after the War ended), Sally, and Mason. Sally was considered one of his best friends until she disappeared after the war. After the war, BR was formed and Dennis was repainted in the passenger livery. During the 1960's BritishRail decided to use Diesels over Steam Engines, and Dennis was withdrawn from service. He had to witness the deaths of his brothers and sisters, until he and his sister were saved at the last minute. His sister was purchased by the Bluebell Railway and was renamed Birch Grove, and Dennis was purchased by a man named Sir Mike Moreno for the Golden State Railroad Line. Nowadays Dennis works in California for Sir Mike Moreno, and he has had a much happier life as well. He has never forgotten about witnessing the deaths of his brothers and sisters, and their screams still haunt his mind to this day...
Here is Dennis the E4 tank engine's profile and backstory!
hmm...i like the ideea..
he seems rather old?
he seems rather old?
Actually he is much younger than a majority of the E4's which the first batch was built in 1897! But he is still a young engine at heart. Besides Thomas the Tank Engine was built in 1915, and he still acts like a child!
So, is this a fan made project?