Under the Stars by SuchasBombalurina Dinah encounters an accidentally-on-purpose training accident with her boyfriend, Dinah. Obviously before he uncoupled her. I know not many people acknowledge these two as a couple anymore, but I honestly think it's sort of cute. Rated T just in case because I used one swear word. R&R. I don't own Starlight Express.
T, English, Romance & Humor, words: 519, 6/30
Struck Out-Too Much Too Fast » by QtheBoar Two years after a certain rusty, little steamer wins a world championship, a chain reaction of events leads to the awakening of a long broken down diesel engine. A has been before he ever could be thanks to a tragic accident which ended not only his racing career, but everything he knew and loved. Thanks to the young steamer's victory, railfans across the nation, and a severe lack
T, English, Angst & Drama, chapters: 7, words: 24k+, updated: 4/28 published: 2/20
1 Where's Greaseball? by AnimeFangirl46 Dinah the Dining Car is having trouble looking for her alpha boyfriend so she asks a couple of trains to help her out
K+, English, words: 544, 9/23/2019
1 A Budding Friendship by FantasyNerd306 Dusk felt alone in this cold, cruel world we live in, and her past had finally started to take it's toll on her. During her darkest hour, she finds a savior, and a new friend in the most unlikely of places. Rated T for mentions of depression, suicide, and several character deaths. Note: This takes place in my AU.
T, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 4k+, 2/22/2019
La Morada Con El Jefe by Zabbie Q [Mexican production inspired] A young Ferro (Rusty) reflects on his home with El Jefe (Poppa)
K, English, words: 929, 11/12/2018
2 The Sun Barque by Zabbie Q [Retelling of the Egyptian myth of Ra's underworld journey] Poppa and Rusty visit a museum where an old boat tells them of the Sun Barque.
K, English, words: 3k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 10/23/2018
12Off The Rails » by mystifyre A tragic childhood accident. One fateful mistake. It's what Ashley has been trying to run from all these years. But when a familiar face appears at the yard, history starts to repeat itself. Can she face and fight the demons of her past and finally break free or will it be the start of her undoing?
T, English, Angst & Drama, chapters: 5, words: 14k+, follows: 1, updated: 10/20/2018 published: 6/15/2018
2 Too Late by Zabbie Q "What if he couldn't wait? Have I left it too late?" An AU where Pearl and Rusty didn't reconcile
K, English, words: 500, 9/26/2018
2 Elsewhere: Milton Keynes by Zabbie Q [Original London inspired] Poppa and Dustin were able to race in the third heat because the British train was mysteriously scrapped - but how did THAT happen?
K+, English, words: 5k+, favs: 2, 8/24/2018
2 Chance Encounter by Zabbie Q After being uncoupled, Dinah remembers how she met Greaseball
K, English, words: 7k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 7/20/2018
7 The Gentle Giant by FantasyNerd306 This is the closest thing I could get to writing a story through the reader's point of view without violating the guidelines. Sorry if it's written a little weird. You were forced to work overtime tonight, and the weather wasn't the most pleasant either. However, it came with one perk, a new friend from the most unlikely of places. Rated K to be safe.
K+, English, Fantasy & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 4, follows: 2, 7/10/2018
2 A Private Race by Zabbie Q [Gift for a friend] It's hard for a diesel and an electric to be friends when their families hate each other.
K, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 7/3/2018
1 Carhart the Caledonian Sleeper by Zabbie Q [Gift for a friend] A shy Scottish sleeper has a moment with an amiable American sleeper.
K, English, words: 4k+, 6/25/2018
4 From the Stars by Zabbie Q [Inspired by the new 2018 show] A satellite in orbit is visited by a train; a carriage is given a new assignment.
K, English, Spiritual, words: 2k+, 6/18/2018
25 Complicated Matters » by Redonkadonk It's almost time for racing season, and new arrivals throws the trainyard into a kind of chaos some are far too familiar with. (Language and content warnings are present; read at your own decision.)
K+, English, Drama & Humor, chapters: 37, words: 94k+, favs: 9, follows: 6, updated: 6/13/2018 published: 11/13/2015
2 Mama's Tale by Zabbie Q The new lady engine, Mama McCoy, tells little Rusty a story about the Starlight Express
K, English, Family, words: 2k+, favs: 3, 6/11/2018
2 Finished by Zabbie Q [One shot] A young man approaches the former diesel champion.
K, English, Family, words: 1k+, favs: 2, 6/6/2018
1 Chats Between Side Characters by Zabbie Q [One shot] Espresso discusses his role in the show with Buffy.
K, English, Friendship, words: 3k+, 5/23/2018
4 Of Shunters and Mainliners » by Zabbie Q Rusty would really like to be in the world championship railroad race. Unfortunately, he's an overworked shunter with no time to train, and no carriage will partner with him.
K, English, chapters: 2, words: 17k+, updated: 5/13/2018 published: 3/9/2018
2 Elsewhere: Flying Hamburger by Zabbie Q In the Japan show, Germany had two Nationals: Weltschaft and Flying Hamburger. This story is about the lesser known of the two.
K+, English, words: 3k+, 5/8/2018
4 At the Back by Zabbie Q [One shot] Red Caboose has a conversation with his human conductor
K+, English, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 4/27/2018
27 Gifted From Starlight » by mystifyre A discovery takes the train yard by surprise, but whilst at first it seems like a gift, it soon becomes a source of damage, conflict and grief.
T, English, Angst & Drama, chapters: 10, words: 29k+, favs: 2, follows: 4, updated: 4/27/2018 published: 1/10/2018
3 Elsewhere: Belle by Zabbie Q [Original London inspired] After how horribly Belle treated Poppa in her youth, she couldn't understand why he was so nice to her now
T, English, words: 8k+, favs: 1, 4/15/2018
4 Elsewhere: CB by Zabbie Q [Original London inspired] After "The Rap" C.B. is glad that Rusty is in the final instead of the French TGV - because that means his master plan has a chance at working.
K+, English, words: 7k+, favs: 2, 4/8/2018
2 The Strange Life Of Being A Component by Engineoflove This is just a small one-shot to take a break and regain some inspiration for the other fanfic I'm working on right now. C.B is a newly turned component and is getting a little taste of how it feels to live this "luxurious electric life". Rated T for NSFW hints at the end.
T, English, Humor, words: 503, 4/7/2018