Childrens story list
Page last updated 19 November 2008
(Age 6 - adult)
Sultan is an old diesel engine and due for retirement. He sits in a siding at Christmas waiting for some work. A special train movement is given to him and on a foggy Christmas Eve he heads down a branch line. From here onwards the Christmas magic begins; he meets Santa becoming a part of the magical distribution chain getting the presents delivered to all good children everywhere!
This story helps to explain the mystery of how Santa can get all the presents delivered from just one sleigh.
Published as the Christmas fiction feature in January 2001 edition of Railway Magazine.
Featuring Hasty the 125 - modern alternatives to TTTE
(Age 2 to 5)
Hasty is bored and pretends to breakdown. He really does breakdown. Once repaired he saves the day for a party of school children heading to the seaside.
Hasty meets the Queen
The Royal Train breaks down and Hasty takes the Queen to York
Hasty gets tickled
Hasty hates wet days, the carriage washer tickles. Read about Hasty's wet day
Featuring Penguin Peggy
(Age 2 to 5)
Peggy's big mistake
At the dawn of time when the birds and animals are being created Peggy listens to a fish. A reason why penguins do not fly.
Peggy and the explorers
It is a cold snowy Tuesday and Peggy meets the explorers. She knows it is a Tuesday explorers always come on Tuesdays. A tale of the Antarctic.
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