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Easy for Edward is a magazine story.

Plot

One day, the Fat Controller speaks to Edward and Dennis in the yard. He wants one of them to collect some coal trucks and the other to deliver a wagon. Dennis immediately offers to take the wagon; believing it to be the easier job. Before Edward can protest, Dennis speeds off to a small station with the wagon.

Meanwhile, Edward steams off to Wellsworth where the line of heavy coal trucks were waiting. Edward is soon coupled up and hauling the trucks out of the station. The trucks cause trouble by bouncing around and singing loudly.

Back at the small station, Dennis was pleased to have delivered the wagon so quickly. Just as he was leaving, the stationmaster called out to him; he had more work for the lazy Diesel. Dennis pretended he had not heard and continued out of the station. Before long, Dennis had caught up with Edward who was struggling up Gordon's Hill. Two trucks break away from Edward's train and stop just in front of Dennis' buffers. Edward puffed on, oblivious to what had happened. Dennis could not go back and had to push the runaway trucks up the hill and follow Edward back to the yard. Dennis really did need a rest after that.

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Goofs

  • It is said that the trucks roll down the hill and stop just in front of Dennis, but, judging by the illustration, they would have bumped into him.
  • Gordon's Hill does not look like its television series counterpart.
  • Edward's tender's running board is red instead of blue.

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