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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In ''Magic Railroad'', Burnett's childhood friend Tasha had long since passed when he finally fixed Lady. In this story, Cadence, who takes the role of Tasha, is quite alive and well, meaning that [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Shining Armor is able to keep his promise to take her on a ride with Lady]].

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In ''Magic Railroad'', Burnett's childhood friend Tasha had long since passed when he finally fixed Lady. In this story, Cadence, who takes the role of Tasha, is quite alive and well, meaning that [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Shining Armor is able to keep his promise to take her on a ride with Lady]].Lady.


* AdaptationDistillation: While the main story itself is based on the 1999 cut of ''Thomas & The Magic Railroad'', it takes a few cues from the final version, with Diesel 10 having his much less frightening personality from the final cut, but with Pinchy being concealed underneath his roof until he needs it.



* AscendedExtra: Sir Topham Hatt was only mentioned in passing and never seen in person in the original movie. Here, however, he is seen telling Diesel 10 to behave while he's away. And later, when he returns, he ensures that Diesel 10, Sunset, Trixie, and Lightning are all punished for their crimes.

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* AscendedExtra: Sir Topham Hatt was TheGhost in the movie, only being mentioned in passing a few times and never seen in person in as a garbled voice over the original movie. phone. Here, however, he is seen telling breaks up the argument between James and Diesel 10 at the sheds and telling the latter to behave while when he's away. awak. And later, when he returns, he ensures that Diesel 10, Sunset, Trixie, Lighting, and Lightning the other antagonistic characters are all punished accordingly for their crimes.causing trouble on his Railway.


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* GadgeteerGenius: Discord, who modified Diesel 10 with his claw "Pinchy".Tpin


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* SecretKeeper: Edward, who helped hide Lady after her first crash, kept her location a secret from all the other engines.


* CharacterNarrator: Twilight, who assumes the role of Lily in the story, serves as its narrator. At the end, it's revealed that she's been narrating the story not only to the audience, but also to her children, Dusk Charger and Velvet Glow.



** Also, when Chrysalis and Discord are arrested, the latter yells that Chrysalis is crazy because she just attacked him.



** Shining Armor: Simon Armstrong Sparkle
** Cadence: Mi Amore Cadenza Sparkle
* EvilerThanThou: Chrysalis is this to both Diesel 10 and Discord. Discord even lampshades this at the story's end, where he calls out Chrysalis for being insane when she attacked him.



* ShoutOut:Chrysalis quotes "Film/BackToTheFuture" after she, Diesel 10, and Discord fall from the crumbling viaduct and into a passing barge full of trash.

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* ShoutOut:Chrysalis OfficialCouple: Twilight and Flash. They even have two children together in the epilogue.
* ShoutOut: Chrysalis
quotes "Film/BackToTheFuture" after she, Diesel 10, and Discord fall from the crumbling viaduct and into a passing barge full of trash.



** And at the end, when Sir Topham Hatt returns, he reprimands Sunset and her fellow delinquents for causing "confusion and delay", which was a common thing for him to say a lot whenever an engine went wrong.
** Also, when Discord is introduced as the driver of Diesel 10, he asks, "Who were you expecting, Creator/GeorgeCarlin?" On ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', Carlin was the second actor, after Ringo Starr, who portrayed Mr. Conductor, the whose role in the fic is assumed by Celestia. Carlin was also the narrator for the American dubs of the first four seasons of''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' before he was replaced by Alec Baldwin in the fifth.

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** And at the end, when When Sir Topham Hatt returns, he reprimands Sunset and her fellow delinquents for causing "confusion and delay", which was a common thing for him to say a lot whenever an engine went the engines do something wrong.
** Also, when Discord is introduced as the driver of Diesel 10, he asks, "Who were you expecting, Creator/GeorgeCarlin?" On ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', Carlin was the second actor, after Ringo Starr, who portrayed Mr. Conductor, the whose role in the fic is assumed taken by Celestia. Carlin was also the narrator for the American dubs of the first four seasons of''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' before he was replaced by Alec Baldwin in the fifth.


** Celestia and Luna get their gold dust back after having deciphered the clue.
** Shining Armor and Cadence, who spent most of the story fighting to protect Lady from Chrysalis and Diesel 10, are not only able to share a ride with Lady on the magic railroad, but also move to where they can stay close to the railway with Lady. Furthermore, the former eventually lands a job with Sir Topham Hatt and the Northwestern Railway while the latter learns to use gold dust like her aunts.

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** Celestia and Luna get their gold dust back after having deciphered the clue.
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** Shining Armor and Cadence, who spent most of the story fighting to protect Lady from Chrysalis and Diesel 10, are not only able to share a ride with Lady on the magic railroad, but also move to where Sodor so they can stay close to the railway with Lady. Furthermore, the former eventually lands a job with Sir Topham Hatt and the Northwestern Railway while the latter learns to use gold dust like her aunts.


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Towards the end, many of Diesel 10's allies eventually abandon him because of his extremism towards steam engines among other reasons. For example:
** George the Steamroller leaves Diesel 10's fold by refusing to destroy the magic buffers, as while he hates railways and wishes they'd be ripped up and turned into roads, he actually doesn't want to actually hurt the engines.
** Also, when Chrysalis and Discord are arrested, the latter yells that Chrysalis is crazy because she just attacked him.
** Devious Diesel also abandons Diesel 10 because he doesn't want to inflict harm upon the Steam Team either.


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* VillainousBreakdown: Diesel 10 gets one at the climax when all his allies abandon him because EveryoneHasStandards.
** Chrysalis has a similar moment when she falls into the barge full of sludge, beating up Discord out of pure rage until the two are broken up by the police.

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** Twilight's being the narrator is a nod to the original 1999 script, where an adult Lily and Patch narrate the story to the audience.

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** Discord is a GadgeteerGenius who created the hydraulic claw that Diesel 10 calls Pinchy.


* EasilyForgiven: In the end, George, Splatter, and Dodge get off unpunished for betraying Diesel 10, with the former confessing his involvement and the latter two heading to work at the Scrapyards, replacing Arry and Bert.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After having faced a number of hardships on their journey together, all the main protagonists come away much happier and better off than before. For instance:
** Twilight and the other five girls discover the importance of friendship. Twilight also starts dating Flash and later has two children with him.
** Celestia and Luna get their gold dust back after having deciphered the clue.
** Shining Armor and Cadence, who spent most of the story fighting to protect Lady from Chrysalis and Diesel 10, are not only able to share a ride with Lady on the magic railroad, but also move to where they can stay close to the railway with Lady. Furthermore, the former eventually lands a job with Sir Topham Hatt and the Northwestern Railway while the latter learns to use gold dust like her aunts.
** Lady, after having spent decades being hidden away in Shining Armor's workshop, is finally restored to life and is able to run her railroad once again.
* EasilyForgiven: In the end, George, Splatter, and Dodge get off unpunished for betraying Diesel 10, with the former confessing his involvement and the latter two heading to work at the Scrapyards, replacing Arry and Bert.Bert as they were meant to do when Sir Topham Hatt brought them to Sodor.



** Chrysalis and Discord get arrested and sent to jail.

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** Chrysalis and Discord get arrested and sent to jail.jail, with the former getting a more lengthy sentence.



** Other antagonistic characters like Devious Diesel and Bowler are also sent away because their return to Sodor was unauthorized.

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** Other antagonistic characters like Devious Diesel Arry, Bert, Diesel, and Bowler are also all sent away because their for making an unauthorized return to Sodor was unauthorized.Sodor.



** Also, when Discord is introduced as the driver of Diesel 10, he asks, "Who were you expecting, Creator/GeorgeCarlin?" On ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', Carlin was one of two actors who portrayed Mr. Conductor, whose role in the fic is assumed by Celestia.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The final chapter features a brief epilogue showing Twilight telling her [[spoiler: and Flash's]] children the story, and showing them a scrapbook of pictures from their earlier years.

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** Also, when Discord is introduced as the driver of Diesel 10, he asks, "Who were you expecting, Creator/GeorgeCarlin?" On ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', Carlin was one of two actors the second actor, after Ringo Starr, who portrayed Mr. Conductor, the whose role in the fic is assumed by Celestia.
Celestia. Carlin was also the narrator for the American dubs of the first four seasons of''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' before he was replaced by Alec Baldwin in the fifth.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The final chapter features one with Twilight narrating the fates of all the main characters, including the engines and the girls, as well as a brief epilogue scene showing Twilight telling her [[spoiler: and Flash's]] children the story, and showing them a scrapbook of pictures from their earlier years.

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** And at the end, when Sir Topham Hatt returns, he reprimands Sunset and her fellow delinquents for causing "confusion and delay", which was a common thing for him to say a lot whenever an engine went wrong.


** Chrysalis, who takes the role of P.T. Boomer, the villain who was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen cut from the original movie]] because test audiences found his character to be too dark for a story like that of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'', is given a FreudianExcuse, which is that she lost her boyfriend Sombra in the crash that almost destroyed Lady, and she blames Shining Armor for it, since he let Sombra and some other bullies drive Lady. In turn, she wants to make Shining Armor feel the same pain she felt by destroying what he loves most.

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** Chrysalis, who takes the role of P.T. Boomer, the villain who was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen cut from the original movie]] because test audiences found his character to be too dark scary for a story like that of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'', kids, is given a FreudianExcuse, which is that she lost her boyfriend Sombra in the crash that almost destroyed Lady, and she blames Shining Armor for it, since he let Sombra and some other bullies drive Lady. In turn, she wants to make Shining Armor feel the same pain she felt feels by destroying what he loves most.Lady.


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** Along with several other standard gauge engines, Edward the Blue Engine also appears. In the fic, it's revealed that he knew about Lady and where she was hidden, as he had helped Shining Armor hide her after she had crashed. Later, after stopping Diesel 10's crew and getting himself wrecked, Lady returns the favor by using her magic to fix him.
* AdaptedOut: While gold dust, Lady, and Muffle Mountain are all still integral to the fic's plot, ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' is not mentioned at all. Furthermore, any scenes that take place around Shining Time instead take place on Sodor, with most of the major human characters' roles being assumed by the ''Equestria Girls'' characters.


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** Also, when Discord is introduced as the driver of Diesel 10, he asks, "Who were you expecting, Creator/GeorgeCarlin?" On ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', Carlin was one of two actors who portrayed Mr. Conductor, whose role in the fic is assumed by Celestia.


* AdaptationExpansion: Of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', taking the original uncut version of the movie and expanding upon it to make it more understandable. For example:

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* AdaptationExpansion: Of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', taking the original uncut version of the movie and expanding upon it to make it adding even more understandable.depth to the story. For example:



** Unlike in the original film, where the Steam Team's drivers and firemen were never shown to be operating their respective engines, they are shown here. Notably, Rainbow Dash takes over as Gordon's fireman when his normal one gets sick and the relief man is unable to make it. Also, Discord is revealed to be the driver of Diesel 10.

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** Unlike in In the original film, where all the Steam Team's engines' drivers and firemen were never shown not present and the vehicles seemed to be operating acting completely on their respective engines, they own. In the fic, the crew members are shown here.present. Notably, Rainbow Dash takes over as Gordon's fireman when his normal one gets sick and the relief man is unable to make it. Also, Discord is revealed to be the driver of Diesel 10. And during the climactic chase scene, Spike helps save Thomas from Diesel 10 by opening his regulator to maximum.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Most of the EQG Characters' names are explained to be nicknames that everyone prefers to address them by in place of their real names. And, of course, the engines call Sir Topham Hatt the Fat Controller.

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Most of the EQG Characters' ''Equestria Girls'' characters' names are explained to be nicknames that everyone prefers to address them by in place of their real names. And, of course, the engines call Sir Topham Hatt the Fat Controller.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: In ''Magic Railroad'', Burnett's childhood friend Tasha had long since passed when he finally fixed Lady. In this story, Cadence, who takes the role of Tasha, is quite alive and well, meaning that [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Shining Armor is able to keep his promise to take her on a ride with Lady]].



* MythologyGag: In the epilogue, Thomas has a flat running plate like the one his RailwaySeries counterpart got after an accident.

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* MythologyGag: In the epilogue, Thomas has a flat running plate like the one his RailwaySeries ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' counterpart got after an accident.


''Thomas & Friends Equestria Girls Gold Dust and Harmony'' is a crossover that combines elements of ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'', the original, uncut version of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' to create a story that feels familiar and yet provides a brand new spin on the adventure, holding true to the morals that lie at the core of both movies: That magic is real and that ThePowerOfFriendship overcomes all.

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''Thomas & Friends Equestria Girls ''[[https://www.deviantart.com/railfanbronymedia/gallery/48973430/Gold-Dust-and-Harmony Gold Dust and Harmony'' And Harmony]]'' is a crossover that combines elements of ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'', the original, uncut version of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' to create a story that feels familiar and yet provides a brand new spin on the adventure, holding true to the morals that lie at the core of both movies: That magic is real and that ThePowerOfFriendship overcomes all.
all.

A reading of the story starts here: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvIPiZDeels]]


** Unlike in the original film, where the Steam Team's drivers and firemen were never shown to be operating their respective engines, they are shown here. Notably, Rainbow Dash takes over as Gordon's fireman when his normal one gets sick and the relief man is unable to make it. Also, Discord is revealed to be the driver of Diesel 10.



* EasilyForgiven: In the end, George, Splatter, and Dodge get off unpunished for betraying Diesel 10, with the former confessing his involvement and the latter two heading to work at the Scrapyards.

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* EasilyForgiven: In the end, George, Splatter, and Dodge get off unpunished for betraying Diesel 10, with the former confessing his involvement and the latter two heading to work at the Scrapyards.Scrapyards, replacing Arry and Bert.



* ShoutOut:Chrysalis quotes"Film/BackToTheFuture".

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* ShoutOut:Chrysalis quotes"Film/BackToTheFuture".quotes "Film/BackToTheFuture" after she, Diesel 10, and Discord fall from the crumbling viaduct and into a passing barge full of trash.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Many of the villains get their comeuppance. For example:
** Chrysalis and Discord get arrested and sent to jail.
** Diesel 10 is sent away by Sir Topham Hatt.
** Sunset, Lightning, and Trixie are sentenced to repair all the buffers they smashed when looking for the ones that served as the portal to Lady's railway. It's also punishment for stealing George, which the steamroller's driver was less than pleased with.
** Other antagonistic characters like Devious Diesel and Bowler are also sent away because their return to Sodor was unauthorized.

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* MythologyGag: In the epilogue, Thomas has a flat running plate like the one his RailwaySeries counterpart got after an accident.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The final chapter features a brief epilogue showing Twilight telling her [[spoiler: and Flash's]] children the story, and showing them a scrapbook of pictures from their earlier years.

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*ShoutOut:Chrysalis quotes"Film/BackToTheFuture".


''Thomas & Friends Equestria Girls Gold Dust and Harmony'' is a crossover that combines elements of ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'', the original, uncut version of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' to create a story that feels familiar and yet provides a brand new spin on the adventure, holding true to the morals that lie at the core of both movies: That magic is real and that ThePowerOfFriendship overcomes all.

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''Thomas & Friends Equestria Girls Gold Dust and Harmony'' is a crossover that combines elements of ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'', the original, uncut version of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' to create a story that feels familiar and yet provides a brand new spin on the adventure, holding true to the morals that lie at the core of both movies: That magic is real and that ThePowerOfFriendship overcomes all.

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