- Stephen trying his hardest to find his special job. Being a refined version of one of the first engine designs built, he spent most of his early life as The Ace. However, in the modern world, Stephen is slow, outdated and unable to pull even small loads that current steam engines can. He is rejected every place he tries to prove his worth (despite sympathetic treatment from Paxton and Skarloey) and finds his old mines to have closed down, lamenting sadly he now has no place on the railway.
Tear Jerker / King of the Railway