CRS Fact Files: DennisDennis 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,
CRS Fact Files: Sir Mike MorenoThe Original Controller and founder of the Golden State Railroad Line. Sir Mike Moreno originally worked for BritishRail during the late 1950's and the early 1960's, however a combination of BR's dieselisation plans and Dr Beeching's shutting down branchlines caused him to open up a railway line in in the state of California in the United States of America. When he went to America, he bought along the entire class of E2's, a Claude Hamilton, an E4 tank engine, a few Class 08's and quite a few more engines with him to run the line. He mainly bought lines that were not being used by the Union Pacific Railroad, and was also the man in charge of the West Sacramento Abandoned Railyard restoration project. Sir Mike Moreno disappeared overboard while on a ship to Cuba to purchase another engine, and it is assumed that he may be deceased, or still alive.