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Duck And The Diesel Engine (The Railway Series #13)

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Duck, the saddle-tank engine, has appeared earlier in the series, but this is the first time he has had a whole book to himself. As usual, he has fun with the other engines, and a newcomer, the Diesel Engine. Diesel is a troublemaker and soon after his arrival makes Duck unpopular with the other engines.

13.1 Domeless Engines
13.2 Pop Goes The Diesel
13.3 Dirty Work
13.4 A Clo
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Hardcover, 63 pages
Published 1995 by Heinemann Educational Books (first published December 1st 1957)
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I've never been the biggest fan of Thomas the Tank Engine, even when I was little in the 1970s because even by that time, steam trains were a thing of the past. The idea of them talking to each other seemed rather silly too. I only ever had one such book and an audiobook LP, neither of which distracted me from my Top Trumps, Corgi cars and Panini stickers too often.

Reading this now, in the cold light of day, I still feel much the same. The vocabulary about sidings, shuntings, City of Truro and w
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Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE, better known as the Rev. W. Awdry, was an English clergyman, railway enthusiast and children's author, and creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, who starred in Awdry's acclaimed Railway Series.

The characters that would make Awdry famous, and the first stories featuring them, were invented in 1943 to amuse his son Christopher during a bout of measles. The first book (The Three
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