Hi kids, I am smoky a steam engine. I am old but still working. I have no room for an excuse to retire from the service. I have been into the railways for many years.
Day and night I run tirelessly. When I stop, it is for my passengers to get down or get into my wagons. I enjoy my job traveling the countryside because everybody, especially kids love me for my punctuality. My pistons are made up of iron, strong enough to pull many wagons behind me. I eat a lot of coal for more speed. When I stop and start, a thick dark smoke covers me. Now you might have guessed how I got my strange name Smoky. My entire service life is full of adventures. You can read my story in the kindle version here.