The Specter of Saluda Grade Island of Sodor, March 2015, 9:00 pm.AmericanHero45
The sun has set on the Island of Sodor, yet the tracks were lit by the street lights that hung above them and the roads beside them. The engines were returning to the sheds from a long hard days work. Casey shunted the last of his freight train back into place, ready to go to Tidmouth for the night. Then it would be off to the Vicarstown roundhouse that he shared with a few other American engines. Some were on lease while others had made the island their new home. As he left Knapford yards, he noticed dark storm clouds above him and a thick yet low level fog rise from below to just above his pilot. It would seem that he would not be able to go back to Vicarstown after all. Not in this weather at least, Vicarstown was too far away to travel with such poor visibility.
"Hmm, I never thought he'd ever come here." He said thoughtfully.
"Who?" Brittney asked from the cab.
"You'll see, keep an eye out for anything out
Locomotive Slang - A Human's Guide [Update!]Did you know engines had their own language? It's true! It's been used a few times in Waning Daylight and other stories. I've also shed some light on some phrases with the Bad Pick Up Lines series. I bet you didn't know there's way more than what's been shown so here, have a translation guide! (Iddy and a Hoe helped out :3)WaningDaylight
No one is sure exactly when locomotive slang started. Many suspect it began in the early years of steam when the first female engines were introduced and then standardized. What we do know is that it was developed to keep humans from finding out about intimate relationships between engines. The language was then expanded during the streamlining era and the introduction of diesel engines, and even later, electric. Though the steam age has long since past, the terminology still exists among the newer diesel and electric engines. And it wasn't until recently with the acceptance of engine re