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UK Narration

Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller works his engines hard, but they are very proud when he calls them really useful.

Edward: I’m going to the scrapyard today.

Ringo Starr: Edward called to Thomas.

Thomas: What, already? You’re not that old!

Ringo Starr: Replied Thomas cheekily. Thomas was only teasing. The scrapyard is full of rusty old cars and machinery. They are broken into pieces, loaded in to trucks, and Edward pulls them to the Steelworks, where they are melted down and used again. Today, there was a surprise waiting for Edward in the yard. It was a traction engine.

Edward: Hello!

Ringo Starr: Said Edward.

Edward: You’re not broken and rusty. What are you doing here?

Trevor: I’m Trevor, they’re going to break me up next week.

Edward: What a shame!

Ringo Starr: Said Edward.

Trevor: My driver says I only need some paint, polish, and oil to be as good as new, but my master says I’m old-fashioned.

Ringo Starr: Edward snorted.

Edward: People say I’m old-fashioned, but I don’t care. The Fat Controller says I’m a useful engine. What work did you do?

Trevor: My master would send us from farm to farm. We threshed corn, hauled logs, and did lots of other work. The children loved to see us.

Ringo Starr: Trevor shut his eyes, remembering.

Trevor: Oh yes, I like children.

Ringo Starr: Edward set off for the station.

Edward: Broken up, what a shame! Broken up, what a shame! I must help Trevor, I must!

Ringo Starr: He thought of all his friends who like engines, but strangely none of them would have room for a traction engine at home.

Edward: It’s a shame! It’s a shame!

Ringo Starr: He hissed. Then.

Edward: Peep! Peep! Why didn’t I think of him before?

Ringo Starr: There on the platform was the very person.

Vicar: Hello, Edward, you look upset. What’s the matter, Charlie?

Ringo Starr: He asked the Driver.

Edward's Driver: There’s a traction engine in the scrapyard, Vicar; he’ll be broken up next week. Jem Cole says he never drove a better engine.

Edward: Do save him, sir! He saws wood, and gives children rides.

Vicar: We’ll see.

Ringo Starr: Replied the Vicar. Jem Cole came on Saturday.

Jem Cole: The Reverend’s coming to see you, Trevor; maybe he’ll buy you.

Trevor: Do you think he will?

Ringo Starr: Asked Trevor hopefully.

Jem Cole: He will when I’ve lit your fire, and cleaned you up.

Ringo Starr: The Vicar and his two boys arrived that evening. Trevor hadn’t felt so happy for months. He chuffered about the yard.

Vicar: Show your paces, Trevor.

Ringo Starr: Said the Vicar. Later, he came out of the office smiling.

Vicar: I’ve got him cheap, Jem, cheap!

Jem Cole: D’ye hear that, Trevor?

Ringo Starr: Cried Jem.

Jem Cole: The Reverend’s saved you, and you’ll live at the Vicarage now.

Trevor: Peep, peep!

Ringo Starr: Whistled Trevor. Now Trevor’s home is in the Vicarage Orchard, and he sees Edward every day. His paint is spotless and his brass shines like gold. Trevor likes his work, but his happiest day is the church fête. With a wooden seat bolted to his bunker, he chuffers round the orchard giving rides to children. Long afterwards, you will see him shut his eyes, remembering.

Trevor: I like children.

Ringo Starr: He whispers happily.

Ringo Starr US Narration

Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt works his engines hard, but they are very proud when he calls them really useful.

Edward: I’m going to the scrapyard today.

Ringo Starr: Edward called to Thomas.

Thomas: What, already? You’re not that old!

Ringo Starr: Replied Thomas cheekily. Thomas was only teasing. The scrapyard is full of rusty old parts and machinery. They are broken into pieces, loaded in to cars, and Edward pulls them to the Steelworks, where they are melted down and used again. Today, there was a surprise waiting for Edward in the yard. It was a traction engine.

Edward: Hello!

Ringo Starr: Said Edward.

Edward: You’re not broken and rusty. What are you doing here?

Trevor: I’m Trevor, they’re going to break me up next week.

Edward: What a shame!

Ringo Starr: Said Edward.

Trevor: My driver says I only need some paint, polish, and oil to be as good as new, but my owner says I’m old-fashioned.

Ringo Starr: Edward snorted.

Edward: People say I’m old-fashioned, but I don’t care. Sir Topham Hatt says I’m a useful engine. What work did you do?

Trevor: My owner would send us from farm to farm. We threshed corn, hauled logs, and did lots of other work. The children loved to see us.

Ringo Starr: Trevor shut his eyes, remembering.

Trevor: Oh yes, I like children.

Ringo Starr: Edward set off for the station.

Edward: Broken up, what a shame! Broken up, what a shame! I must help Trevor, I must!

Ringo Starr: He thought of all his friends who like engines, but strangely none of them would have room for a traction engine at home.

Edward: It’s a shame! It’s a shame!

Ringo Starr: He hissed. Then.

Edward: Peep, peep! Why didn’t I think of him before?

Ringo Starr: There on the platform was the very person.

Vicar: Hello Edward, you look upset. What’s the matter, Charlie?

Ringo Starr: He asked the driver.

Charlie: There’s a traction engine in the scrapyard, Vicar; he’ll be broken up next week. Jem Cole says he never drove a better engine.

Edward: Do save him, sir! He saws wood, and gives children rides.

Vicar: We’ll see.

Ringo Starr: Replied the Vicar. Jem Cole came on Saturday.

Jem Cole: The Reverend’s coming to see you, Trevor; maybe he’ll buy you.

Trevor: Do you think he will?

Ringo Starr: Asked Trevor hopefully.

Jem Cole: He will when I’ve lit your fire, and cleaned you up.

Ringo Starr: The Vicar and his two boys arrived that evening. Trevor hadn’t felt so happy for months. He chuffered about the yard.

Vicar: Show your paces, Trevor.

Ringo Starr: Said the Vicar.

Ringo Starr: Later, he came out of the office smiling.

Vicar: I’ve got him cheap, Jem, cheap!

Jem Cole: D’ye hear that, Trevor?

Ringo Starr: Cried Jem.

Jem Cole: The Reverend’s saved you, and you’ll live at the Vicarage now.

Trevor: Peep, peep!

Ringo Starr: Whistled Trevor. Now Trevor’s home is in the Vicarage Orchard, and he sees Edward every day. His paint is spotless and his brass shines like gold. Trevor likes his work, but his happiest day is the church fair. With a wooden seat bolted to his bunker, he chuffers round the Orchard giving rides to children. Long afterwards, you will see him shut his eyes, remembering.

Trevor: I like children.

Ringo Starr: He whispers happily.

George Carlin Narration

George Carlin: Sir Topham Hatt works his engines hard but they are very proud when he calls them really useful.

Edward: I’m going to the scrapyard today.

George Carlin: Edward called to Thomas.

Thomas: What, already? You’re not that old!

George Carlin: Replied Thomas cheekily. Thomas was only teasing. The scrapyard is full of rusty old parts and machinery. They're broken into pieces, loaded in to cars, and Edward pulls them to the Steelworks, where they are melted down and used again. Today, there was a surprise waiting for Edward in the yard. It was a traction engine.

Edward: Hello!

George Carlin: Said Edward.

Edward: You’re not broken and rusty. What are you doing here?

Trevor: I’m Trevor, they’re going to break me up next week.

Edward: What a shame!

George Carlin: Said Edward.

Trevor: My driver says I only need some paint, polish, and oil to be as good as new, but my owner says I’m old-fashioned.

George Carlin: Edward snorted.

Edward: People say I’m old-fashioned, but I don’t care. Sir Topham Hatt says I’m a useful engine. What work did you do?

Trevor: My owner would send us from farm to farm. We threshed corn, hauled logs, and did lots of other work. The children loved to see us.

George Carlin: Trevor shut his eyes, remembering.

Trevor: Oh yes, I like children.

George Carlin: Edward set off for the station.

Edward: Broken up, what a shame! Broken up, what a shame! I must help Trevor, I must!

George Carlin: He thought of all his friends who like engines, but strangely none of them would have room for a Traction-engine at home!

Edward: It’s a shame! It’s a shame!

George Carlin: He hissed. Then.

Edward: Peep, peep! Why didn’t I think of him before?

George Carlin: There on the platform was the very person.

Vicar: Hello Edward, you look upset. What’s the matter, Charlie?

George Carlin: He asked the driver.

Charlie: There’s a traction engine in the scrapyard, Vicar; he’ll be broken up next week. Jem Cole says he never drove a better engine.

Edward: Do save him, sir! He saws wood, and gives children rides.

Vicar: We’ll see.

George Carlin: Replied the Vicar. Jem Cole came on Saturday.

Jem Cole: The Reverend is coming to see you, Trevor; maybe he’ll buy you.

Trevor: Do you think he will?

George Carlin: Asked Trevor.

Jem Cole: He will when I’ve lit your fire, and cleaned you up.

George Carlin: The Vicar and his two boys arrived that evening. Trevor hadn’t felt so happy for months. He chuffered about the yard.

Vicar: Show your paces, Trevor.

George Carlin: Said the Vicar.

George Carlin: Later, he came out of the office smiling.

Vicar: I’ve got him cheap, Jem, cheap.

Jem Cole: D’ye hear that, Trevor?

George Carlin: Cried Jem.

Jem Cole: The Reverend’s saved you, and you’ll live at the Vicarage now.

Trevor: Peep, peep!

George Carlin: Whistled Trevor. Now Trevor’s home is in the Vicarage Orchard, and he sees Edward every day. His paint is spotless and his brass shines like gold. Trevor likes his work, but his happiest day is the church fair. With a wooden seat bolted to his bunker, he chuffers round the Orchard giving rides to children. Long afterward, you will see him shut his eyes, remembering.

Trevor: I like children.

George Carlin: He whispers happily.

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