posted by Seanthehedgehog
Date: January 10, 1957
Location: East of Ogden, Utah
Duke was driving his train eastbound to Cheyenne. He was feeling fine when all of a sudden, he blacked out again.
Duke: I gotta stay awake.... *Falls asleep, and leans on speed lever*
The train started to go faster much to the surprise of the passengers. The conductor was worried, and got on his walkie talkie to talk to Duke.
Conductor: Hey, you're going too fast.
Conductor: Hey Duke, this isn't like Du buddy. Wake up!
Duke: *Wakes up* I blacked out. Who won the war?
Conductor: There's no war going on. Stop the train.
Duke: *Applies brakes*
The train stopped, and the conductor called for help. Anxious ponies waited in their seats on board, while others were outside waiting to get on.
Conductor: *Talks into loudspeakers on train* Attention, our current engineer is not feeling well. Two other engineers are coming to take his place. We will still get to Cheyenne on time.
Fifteen Minuten later, Roger, and Anthony arrived. They climbed into the cab of Duke'e engine.
Anthony: This is the day.
Roger: We're taking over for the old stallion. *Laughing*
Conductor: *On walkie talkie* Are Du two ready?
Anthony: Yeah. The real engineers are me, and Roger. Duke will be the innocent bystander, as he watches his career slip away from his hooves.
Duke: That's not funny.
Roger: But it's true.
Conductor: All aboard.
Anthony: *Drives train*
Roger: What was Duke saying after Du told him we'd take over?
Anthony: He sagte *Speaks in German accent* Humpf. That'll be the day.
Roger: When I die.
Anthony: I sagte those three words right after he told me what he said. Then, I sang the song to him Von Buddy Holly.
Roger: What song?
Anthony: Du idiot, I just told Du the name of the song.
Roger: Can Du tell me again?
Anthony: That'll be the day.
Hours passed, and the sun was setting. Anthony had to stop at a station seven miles from Cheyenne. Roger had to get out to work on a freight train, leaving Anthony with just Duke.
Anthony: This is the Tag for me, and Roger, but not for Duke. Poor old stallion.
Conductor: All aboard to Cheyenne!
Anthony: *Blows horn twice, rings the bell, and drives to Cheyenne*
Duke had a plan to get back in control of his train, but he wanted to wait for the right time.
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