“And from this day forward, I, Pete Theodor Boomer, will be the Controller of the NWR Main Line!”
Everyone staggers in shock. How can this happen? What happened to Sir Hatt? Everyone questions the boards motives.
Boomer quiets down the crowd, “As first order, everything needs to evolve. This railway will no longer use - the power of steam.”
A sudden uproar surges out of the crowd, “Why? You can’t do such a thing! There are more steam engines on the island than diesel! That’s not the point of the North Western!”
Boomer softly grins, “You need to see, that steam is out of date. No one is making them anymore. Why hold on to - such an old technology? The only way to survive is to evolve. Starting in three days, every single steam engine will be replaced with a diesel of the same caliber, as if there is no change. Now, we will start from the top of the order: the Ffarquhar Branch Line. Make your time count.”
Boomer stared do