Backstories and Buffers
Season 2, Episode 4
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Air date 2015 (anticipated)
Written by Rhyndale Railway
Co-written by: TheBlueSunil,
Directed by Rhyndale Railway
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Lingering Luggage 'Draggled Diesels

Backstories and Buffers is the fourth episode of the second season.


A new tank engine is transferred to Rhyndale and tells his story of when he was an LMS engine. He begins by telling that he worked with another steam engine called Patriot. Times were good for the two, they had plenty of jobs. One day, a diesel came and did his work that day. Arthur was forced to mope in the shed until the Class 08 left. A few days later, when he returned from work, two unfamiliar engines were in their places in the shed. They had to find other places to sleep. The next morning, he and Patriot were in the sheds when one of the unfamiliar diesels took Patriot away. He was scrapped, which haunts Arthur to this day. Following the incident, Arthur hid in the back of the shed until he was rescued by Sir Steven Topham Hatt in a BR Class 07 called Salty.

After hearing a shocking story, the engines reluctantly go to work. Dennis was so scared by the story that he didn't watch where he was going and crashed into a pair of buffers.



  • This episode marks Patriot's first appearance.