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MSR No. 2/MSHR No. 7 'Stanley' by Nictrain123 MSR No. 2/MSHR No. 7 'Stanley' by Nictrain123
Stanley was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1917 by order of the War Derpartment for use in trench railways in France. When the war ended a few years later Stanley was put up for sale and was bought by the Mid-Sodor Railway. Stanley wasn't regauged properly, and so because of this he would often derail. Later, he was stripped of his parts and turned into a stationary boiler to power the pumping engine at the Cas-ny-Hawin mines. By the heavy winter of 1947, Stanley was becoming too worn out and could not power the pumping engine right which led to the mines becoming flooded by the melted snow. Because of this, the MSR had to close down and Stanley was sent to the scrapyard. Luckily before he could be scrapped, a man bought him along with another ex-MSR engine named Jerry and they were both kept in a warehouse until the funds could be raised to restore them. Luckily, the man's son managed to sell them to the Skarloey Railway where they were completely rebuilt with modern adjustments. After touring railways across Sodor, Wales and Ireland, Stanley and Jerry were given to the Mid-Sodor Railway Preservation Society where they were repainted into their original liveries, and put back into service on the Mid-Sodor.

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RenamonFan15 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Really love this, always thought Stanley as the rather incredibly overlooked character of the Mid Sodor fleet.  Stanley and I have a thing in common, we're both American, and that fact alone is why he's always peaked my interest amongst all of the characters from the Railway Series.  Very well done on this mate! ^^ 
vincentberkan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
If I were to write a story about Stanley, I would make him a kinder character but very timid because of his experience in the battlefield. (May I remind you that World War 1, was one of the bloodiest battles in history (involving mustard gas, and shell shock) and he's probably seen things that scared him for life). When he was sold to the Army, his frames were a little bent but he still worked hard despite having a few major spills. He replaced Smudger when he arrived on the Mid Sodor Railway and was still working when Stuart and Falcon arrived (I'm guessing Falcon arrived in 1921) and Stanley continued to work well into the early 1930s until he was involved in an accident which destoryed his cylinder gear. He was then turned into a stationary boiler at the mines until he was abandoned when the line closed in 1946. He was later discovered in the 1990s and was repaired and now works on the Skarloey Railway. Well whadda think?
08newmanb Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
So does this also happen to Smudger in the tv series?
atsf Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
say have you heard the ERS story of stanley. Basically they went into fuller details about his down fall, so what happend was he was rushing with the horse and cart which he shouldn't have been, rocking violently along the line until he had to make an emergency stop to avoid hitting some stray sheep, which led to him shattering his frames. thus ending his career as locomotive its really interesting story thought you might be interested.
dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Train48 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Very nice job on Stanley.
AferVentus Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
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