|Season 2, Episode 1|
|Air date||October 14th, 2017|
Tinsel on the Tracks
Disappearing Diesel is the first episode of the second season.
Diesel is a devious diesel shunter who loves playing tricks on the other engines. One day at the dieselworks, he saw Paxton shunting a line of trucks into a siding, Diesel saw his chance, he pushed Paxton into his trucks, and Paxton hit the trucks with a bump. Diesel cackled while Paxton glared at him.
"What was that for Diesel?" Paxton asked.
Diesel sniggered. "Oh, sorry Paxton." he said pretending to feel innocent. "I wasn't meant to bump you."
"But why were you laughing?" asked Paxton confusedly.
"Oh, um..." Diesel tried to think of an excuse to pretend that he hadn't laughed at all, he then oiled away blowing his horn loudly, causing Paxton to jump.
"Woah!" Paxton cried as Diesel cackled away. Diesel bumped into Sidney roughly who was just leaving the dieselworks to begin work. Sidney was cross.
"Diesel!" he exclaimed. "Watch out, or else you'll make me forget where I'm supposed to be going." But Diesel just scoffed.
"You should've stayed up on that hoist so you wouldn't be able to remember anything." he remarked and he oiled away. Paxton pulled up alongside Sidney and the two rolled their eyes together.
Diesel arrived at Knapford Yards, Percy was just about to leave with a goods train when Diesel bumped into the backside of Percy's train, Percy jolted forward and shrieked, with Diesel laughing at him.
"Diesel, what was that for?" asked Percy crossly.
"Oh, I'm just being my usual self." oiled Diesel and he cackled loudly, he then left the yard leaving Percy to pout.
"Oh, don't listen to Diesel." said Percy's driver. "You know he always loves playing tricks."
"I know," Percy sighed. "He's always causing accidents on the railway."
"And that is why he is always given a stern punishment." His driver said. Percy chuckled a little and then chuffed off with his goods train.
The next place Diesel arrived at was Great Waterton, he saw engines passing through the town, Diesel thought of who he could bump next, then he found his target. "Stanley!" Diesel burst out and he oiled slowly up to Stanley and bumped him hard, Stanley jolted forward and his trucks hit the bridge by the water works and come off the tracks causing a terrible mess, Diesel gasped. "Oops..." he muttered. Stanley looked at the derailed trucks and then turned to look at Diesel, he was cross.
"Diesel, why did you do that?" he asked eying the suspicious diesel. Diesel was unsure what to say, he said nothing and oiled quickly away. Stanley just rolled his eyes. "Now we'll have to clean up all this mess." he muttered. As Diesel backed away quickly, he saw Daisy at the platform, she looked at Diesel as he went by.
"So you've caused another accident Diesel?" she asked.
"Uh..." Diesel didn't say nothing, but cackled sheepishly.
"You aren't going to bump me again so my springs brake will you?" asked Daisy snootily.
"No!" Diesel said and he oiled away, he came into the yard and bumped the trucks hard, the trucks hit the sidings with a bang.
"Ow! Ow! Watch it Diesel!" they cried, but Diesel didn't care, he continued bumping them until he thought of an idea. "Lots of trucks!" he thought, so Diesel shunted lots of trucks into one line, and soon, he had a long line of fifteen trucks. "I won't pull twenty this time, I'll pull fifteen instead." oiled Diesel and as the shunter coupled Diesel and the trucks together, with a mighty strain, Diesel pulled the long line of trucks out of the yard. Ryan had arrived at Great Waterton with Judy and Jerome to help clean up the mess.
"Was this all Diesel's doing?" asked Judy.
"Of course you should know it, yes." sighed Stanley.
"Ooh, that diesel is always causing trouble." groaned Jerome. "He needs to learn how to be nice so he has more friends."
"He is nice on a couple of occasions you know." wheeshed Stanley. "But not very often."
"Speaking of Diesel, where is he?" thought Ryan.
"I don't know." puffed Stanley. "He's probably left Great Waterton to play tricks on some other engines." he said, then everyone heard grunting and groaning, they all looked over to find Diesel struggling and straining with his long line of trucks, everyone was confused. "Diesel, what are you doing?" asked Stanley.
"Those trucks are too heavy for you." added Ryan. Diesel noticed everyone looking at him, he scowled at them. "What?" he exclaimed. "Look away, there's nothing to see."
"Well... okay Diesel." Ryan stammered as Diesel pulled his long line of trucks towards the hill.
"I can get over this hill." Diesel struggled, he pulled with all his might while the trucks tried to hold back, plus making Diesel struggle even more. "Ugh, stop it!!" he boomed, so the trucks stopped holding back, Diesel struggled with the heavy trucks, but as he was nearing the top, his wheels began to slip on the rails while Diesel tried to keep his grip. "Must *pant* not give *pant* uppp!!!!" Diesel grunted sharply, but it was too late, the coupling between Diesel and the trucks snapped and the trucks came racing down the hill. "Oh no!" Diesel cried, as he quickly rushed down the hill, even the trucks were scared.
"Aah, this is too fast for me!" cried one truck.
"Agreed." yelled another. The trucks shouted and yelled as they were heading towards Great Waterton. Stanley saw the trucks approaching them.
"Oh no, runaway trucks!" he cried out.
"What?" exclaimed Ryan as he, Judy and Jerome looked over to the runaway trucks.
"They're going to crash into the standpipe tower!" shrieked Stanley, and with a loud crash, the trucks crashed right into the tower, Stanley, Ryan, Judy and Jerome cleared the area while the tower came tumbling down onto the platform crushing the trucks while bricks scattered everyone, clouds of brick smoke filled the area as Stanley, Ryan and the breakdown train open their eyes to find a horrific sight. "T-The tower, h-has broken!" Stanley stuttered.
"Oh no, what will the Fat Controller say?" wondered Ryan.
"Well, he's not going to be happy that's for sure." muttered Judy.
"We'll have to clear up this entire mess." groaned Jerome. Diesel raced down the hill quickly and saw the disaster, he could not believe his eyes, that has got to be the worst disaster he had ever caused, on either Sodor or the Mainland.
"I've caused... a destruction!" Diesel stammered. "Now I'll be sent away from Sodor forever, oh no, what to do..." Diesel thought of what he could do, then he had an idea. "I know, I'll hide." he suggested. "Then no one will know it was me." And Diesel oiled quickly away through the station platform of Great Waterton, Ryan noticed Diesel go by.
"Look it's Diesel." Ryan pointed out. "Is he responsible for this?"
"He must be." said Stanley, "I never knew he'd be this troublesome."
"Me neither." wheeshed Ryan.
Meanwhile, Diesel was travelling across the island looking for somewhere to hide. "Mustn't be noticed, mustn't be noticed!" he panicked as he refused to look at any engines as he went by. Thomas was pulling a goods train when he noticed Diesel's scared expression.
"Mmm, that's strange." he thought. "Diesel's never usually scared." So Thomas decided to ask. "Diesel, what's wrong?" he asked concerned, but Diesel said nothing as he just oiled by. Thomas was so confused. "I must follow him to see what's wrong." he said. "Well, after I've delivered this goods train of course."
Diesel had oiled into Ffarquhar Quarry, Mavis was shunting trucks of stone under the hopper when she saw Diesel.
"Oh, hello Diesel." said Mavis politely. "What are you doing here?" But Diesel didn't say a word as he passed Mavis either, Mavis was confused. "I wonder what's wrong with him?" she thought. Next, Diesel oiled into Whiff's Waste Dump, he thought of a place to hide, but there were no hiding spots there, so Diesel oiled quickly out of the dump before Whiff had a chance to see him. Then Diesel oiled into the smelter's yard where 'Arry and Bert were, they were surprised to see Diesel wimping.
"Uh, what's up with Diesel?" mumbled 'Arry.
"I don't know." Bert replied. "He ain't usually a wimp."
"Well, by the looks of it, it looks like he's headin' over to the scrap pot at the end of the smelter's." 'Arry chugged.
"Ya never know boss, well bro." mumbled Bert. "It looks like Diesel's getting ready for scrap."
"Oh, I do hope he isn't." 'Arry muttered, starting to feel worried. Diesel had reached the end of the scrapyard right in front of the scrap pot.
"Oh no, anywhere to hide?" he thought to himself, he looked around until he found the right spot. 'Arry and Bert decided to look for Diesel in the smelter's.
"Diesel!" called 'Arry. "Where'd you go?"
"You're not scrapping yourself are you?" Bert asked rhetorically, but Diesel didn't answer. 'Arry and Bert worried. "Um, where is he?" Bert thought.
"I don't know Bert." mumbled 'Arry, "But I'm going over to the end of the smelter's."
"Count me in, 'Arry." greased Bert as the two diesels headed over to the end of the smelter's, but when they reached there, there was no sign of Diesel, Diesel was hanging on some chains above where the two diesels were, he cackled, but worried also. 'Arry and Bert on the other hand began to think that Diesel had been scrapped.
"Oh noooo!!!" groaned 'Arry. "Diesel's been scrapped."
"Why would he do such a thing?" asked Bert, Diesel overheard the two and felt quite offended.
"What do you mean I've been scrapped?" he asked aloud, 'Arry and Bert heard Diesel and looked above only to find him hovering over them with the chains attached to him, but 'Arry and Bert couldn't tell whether it was Thomas or not, they thought he was a... "GHOST!!!" wailed 'Arry.
"All those ghost rumours were right after all!" Bert cried.
"Ghost! Ghost!" Diesel exclaimed crossly. "You two groaners thought I was a ghost and I'd been scrapped? Pathetic!" he huffed.
'Arry and Bert were embarrassed. "Uh, yes right Diesel." 'Arry said sheepish.
"But what were you wimping for anyway?" Bert asked. Diesel didn't really want to explain his situation, but that was the only way to stop 'Arry and Bert from asking questions, so he explained everything. Afterwards, 'Arry and Bert understood everything.
"I see." mumbled 'Arry. "An accident at Great Waterton caused the standpipe tower to collapse over the platform."
"Uh... yes." Diesel muttered. "And I'm just worried that the Fat Controller will send me away from Sodor forever."
"Or worse, he'll scrap you!" Bert said unenthusiastic, but Diesel didn't believe this one.
"Bert, you do realise that the Fat Controller would never scrap engines, neither steam or diesel, don't you?" said Diesel raising an eyebrow.
"Well uh, no not really." said Bert naively.
"Then there you go!" Diesel said sharp. "Anyway, I must get away from the Fat Controller or else..." And Diesel oiled out of the smelter's without saying another word.
Meanwhile at Great Waterton, the Fat Controller was expecting the serious damage to the tower, he was not happy at all. "Oh dear, oh dear." The Fat Controller muttered. "Another time it's happened, this tower cannot stay up right can it?"
"Well, I suppose not sir." sighed Thomas.
"But how did it fall down in the first place?" asked Percy.
"Well, I can explain." said Stanley.
"Okay, what happened Stanley?" asked the Fat Controller.
"Sorry sir, it all started with Diesel shunting a long goods train together, he added fifteen trucks to his train and tried pulling all of them up the hill, but then next minute I saw them racing down the hill at full speed and then they crashed into the tower." Stanley explained.
"So, is this all Diesel's doing?" The Fat Controller asked.
"Well... yes." Stanley sighed.
The Fat Controller face-palmed. "Oh, I can't believe what Diesel has done." he said. "The worst ever accident he's caused ever."
"But sir." Ryan wheeshed. "I don't think Diesel did it on purpose."
The Fat Controller became confused. "Really? But how?" he asked concerned.
"Well..." Ryan began. "I think when Diesel went up the hill, the trucks were heavy for him and they must've snapped when he was trying to pull them all." The GNR 1/2 explained.
The Fat Controller rubbed his chin. "I see, thank you for explaining to me Ryan." he said. "But anyway, where has Diesel got to now?"
"I don't know sir." said Thomas.
"Well, he went off wimping sir." Stanley explained. "But I'm not sure where he went."
"Oh." The Fat Controller scratched his head and thought carefully of where Diesel could be.
- 'Arry and Bert
- Jerome and Judy
- The Fat Controller
- Whiff (does not speak)
- Edward (cameo)
- Henry (cameo)
- James (cameo)
- Bill and Ben (cameo)
- Murdoch (cameo)
- Charlie (cameo)
- Scruff (cameo)
- Trevor (cameo)
- Jem Cole (cameo)