Two of these gondola freight cars were pushed by Coffee Creme in her engine.
Date: January 6, 1957
Location: West of Cheyenne
Coffee Creme was told by Pete to get some workers at a tunnel which was blocked. She found the job boring, as she was driving an engine, and pushing two gondola freight cars where the workers, and their equipment were on.
They stopped outside the tunnel. The workers went inside. It was very dark, and quiet, but not for long. A sound was heard, as if it was a big animal, and the workers ran out looking terrified.
Worker Leader: What happened?
Worker 46: We started to dig at the block, but it grunted, and moved.
Worker Leader: That's ridiculous.
Worker 62: It's not ridiculous. It's big, and alive!
Worker 53: We're not going in there again.
Worker Leader: Right. I'll ride on the train, and Coffee Creme will push it out.
Coffee Creme: *Jumps out of engine, and walks to Leader* Whoa, whoa, wait. What?!
Worker Leader: You're driving the train into the tunnel, and pushing whatever is blocking that tunnel out.
Coffee Creme: No thank you. (I hate the dark, but this is worse. Something big, and alive is inside.) I don't want to go in.
Worker Leader: Neither do I, but we must clear the line.
Coffee Creme: *Sighs, as she nervously walks back into her engine, and slowly drive inside*
Worker 34: Do you think they're going to die?
Worker 62: Oh shut up.
Coffee Creme: *Gets train into tunnel*
The train stopped, then all of a sudden, it started moving backwards. First out was Coffee Creme in her engine, then the freight cars, and last of all was an elephant pushing the train back.
Worker 51: I don't believe it.
Worker Leader: Believe it. It's an elephant from the circus that was here earlier. Somepony go call them, and get some food for this thing.
Worker 58: I got it. *Goes off to call the circus*
Shortly after calling the circus, the worker returned with peanuts, and water for the elephant.
Worker 62: What is the name of this elephant?
Worker 58: I don't think they named it yet.
Elephant: *Drinking water*
Coffee Creme: *Getting impatient* Let's go! I wanna get out of here! *Blowing whistle on her engine*
Elephant: *Gets scared, and blows water on Coffee Creme*
The elephant was reunited with one of the circus ponies, and they walked by the railway line together. All the workers thought it was fun, but Coffee Creme was not pleased.
Coffee Creme: An elephant pushed me! Then it blew water onto me!
That night, just before the work day ended, she talked about it with Gordon, Jeff and a few others. They felt sorry for Coffee Creme, but still teased her.
Jeff: First the dark, then an elephant. Whatever will you be afraid of next?
Hawkeye: I don't think you did a bad job dealing with it.
Coffee Creme: You don't think so?
Hawkeye: No. As a matter of fact, I think you were brave to take it on.
Coffee Creme: *Laughing* I didn't even do anything.
Hawkeye: Anything you say. Listen, I know you're having a bad week so far, but when something gets bad, it can only get better, right?
Coffee Creme: I think so.
Hawkeye: Good. Don't forget that, and I'll see you tomorrow.
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