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The Trams are Revolting!

Late in the evening, Tepic was running at top speed along the tracks, heading for the Circus Tent. As he passed the Dyeworks, he screeched to a halt….. where the Steamworks had been was an empty space, except for small piles of rubble! He was astonished, what could have happened to the Works, it was…. big….. solid…. errrr….. not there!

Stunned, the boy walked forward, by habit skirting the outline of the vanished building. Then he saw it, standing proud and menacing in the centre of the empty space, one of the old wild trams, green and gold livery gleaming in the gaslight.

He had heard that Mr Holmes’s pet tram had gone missing a few days before, could this be Georgie? He crept closer, well remembering the fearsome nature of these transports of delight, eventually standing before it, though not too close.

Was it Georgie? He was not sure, this tram had a vibrancy about it that the one in the yard had never had, a feeling of danger and terror. He stepped forward, hoping to get close enough to determine if it was, but the tram shook slightly, as if preparing to suge forward, and seemed to turn towards him.

Tepic fled to the corner and hid behind the wall, peeping back to see if he should keep running. The tram had settled back, and he felt it was no longer looking at him directly but just keeping a watchful eye on him.

Could it be that the tram had demolished the Steamworks? And if so, why? Strange indeed, thought Tepic, as he sidled quietly away….


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  1. Garnet Psaltery Garnet Psaltery June 6, 2015

    My goodness, a tram so powerful is a danger to all.  Be careful!

  2. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk June 7, 2015

    this is why we dont feed wild animals. it never ends well.

  3. violet Solano violet Solano June 7, 2015

    but Mr Tenk, can Urchins be concidered wild animals?



  4. Emerson Lighthouse Emerson Lighthouse June 7, 2015

    I always knew the tramapocalypse was coming. Thank god I have that bunker in the basement.

  5. Nyanka Jinx Nyanka Jinx June 7, 2015

    Here’s an idea. Maybe we could prevent trams from ramming into people by actually hiring drivers?!

    HELLO?!? They didn’t put the steering wheel in the front for nothing, ya know!

    – Edward Hyde

    • Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin June 7, 2015

      Ah… well…. yer see, we ain’t had drivers in the trams since the Great Tram Drivers Walkout of 18xx when there was that dispute over people bringing live Wiggyfish on the trams. Some engineer said it would be easy ter make the trams work automatically, someone else said “What’s the worst that can happen?” an so the wild trams were made….

      Our new trams have been very well behaved though, so we got no troubles from them…. less they pick up some bad habbits from Georgie, but that ain’t gonna happen, is it?

      • Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna June 8, 2015

        Maybe they have gotten smarter with the new batch, biding their time, working together on a common goal, that of course being the destruction of Babbage and their imminent rule of the world… or something like that.

  6. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk June 7, 2015

    someone get a bowl of 40 weight. maybe we can lure it out, or distract it long enough to get a couple of mechanics onboard to safely dismantle it.


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