NOTE: This story contains minor spoilers for The Great Race and Henry Gets the Express. Reader discretion is advised.
Henry the green engine had been involved in a bad accident whilst pulling “The Local”. A lorry had gotten stuck on the level crossing and Henry hadn’t enough time to slow down to a stop. Apart from a few injuries, no one had been hurt, but Henry had been derailed in the accident, his front badly damaged.
Donald, Douglas, Jerome and Judy, along with Butch, had been sent to clear away the mess. Butch had towed the wrecked lorry away and the two cranes began to lift Henry onto a flatbed. Stanley had been drafted to take over for Henry’s train once the mess had been cleared up.
“The accident was not your fault, Henry,” said the Fat Controller, “you’ve done what you could to prevent it, but I’m afraid you’re going to have to be at the St