Famous Tank Engines

i’m reading the thomas the tank engine fandom wiki

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did not expect my morning to go like this

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Biggie

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Let’s go go go on a big world adventure…

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Tenders are for coal and water.

Tank engines can be tender

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Do tank engines not still need a tender for the coal though?

i think that’s what the blur song is about

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…the worlds just a train ride awaaaay (big world big big adventures)

They usually store it in a bunker behind the cab

eg, here, on a locomotive that has pannier tanks either side of the boiler.

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The reduced capacity is why tank engines were short-distance locomotives, whereas long-distance routes would require a tender locomotive.

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They later brought out Think Tank Engine

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Tanks engines - Oners
Tender engines - Twoers, Threers etc.

Thats what im getting.

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Met this guy once, seems like a nice dude.

This is a real train.

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Had a big sulk as a kid when I realised both my brothers’ middle names were also Thomas characters (James and Edward) and mine wasn’t, insisted I was changing my middle name to Thomas

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Don’t see too many Class 73s around these days.

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Tender is the Gordon.
Lying by your sordon.

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i am serious here for the tank engine argument i wasn’t expecting

My instructor and our guard got very excited about a class 37 that was knocking about at Worcester yesterday morning. Fucking trainspotters :nerd_face:

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