The True Great Western Way (story)The True Great Western Way (story) by ThomasandStanley
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The North Western Railway had been given a contract to provide ballast for engineering works that were taking place at Barrow-in-Furness. This meant a lot of work for the Small Railway engines and, of course, Duck. The pannier tank engine was proud of his heritage, and would often try and enforce “The Great Western Way” onto the other engines.
As the work at Barrow progressed, more and more ballast was needed, and Duck’s workload piled up. Donald and Douglas helped as much as they could, but they were often needed elsewhere, so Duck would have to take as many trucks as possible by himself.
The Fat Controller was waiting on the platform as Duck puffed in.
“I’ve had a report from British Rail.” he said. “It says that not enough ballast is getting through to Barrow to complete the work on schedule.”
“I’m sorry, Sir,” Duck panted, “I’m doing the best I can, but…”
“Don’t worry,” came