“You should hear them in the workshop. You have to wheesh loudly to be heard.”

The Workshop was a shed on the Mainland, where engines, old and new, were built/repaired and stored until they could be bought by railways or other industrial workplaces. One time, the Fat Controller visited the workshop with hopes of finding a tank engine. He looked at them all until he saw a green saddle tank and when the engine confirmed he was willing to work hard, the Fat Controller bought him and named him Percy.

It appeared in The Railway Series book, Troublesome Engines, the television series' first season episode, Trouble in the Shed and a Story Library book.



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