The London underground system was thrown into chaos today as Thomas The Tank Engine released his breaks and went on a joy ride!
Thomas was assisting engineers mending the rails (an endless task on the antiquated network) and he got bored.
Thomas then seized his moment, released his brakes and steamed off into the darkness.
The alarm was raised and many passenger trains were forced to halt. The sight of Thomas The Tank Engine hurtling through red lights and 3 underground stations was spectacular as Thomas smiled at the astonished, waving passengers.
He had three near misses with passenger trains and finally was caught as his steam run out on a small incline, he smiled a cheeky smile as the Fat Director, smoking a huge cigar, pointed his finger at the naughty engine and banned him from working on the underground ever again.
"What a relief" thought Thomas!
They towed him back to his shed and boy did he have a tall, hairy, scary bedtime story to tell to his old pals!
It's better than a goodnight fairy story any day!