This article is about 'the 1997 magazine story'. You may be looking for ' the engine, the excavator, the Railway Series book, the Story Library book, the Engine Adventures book or the 1998 magazine story'.

Oliver is a rhyming magazine story.


Oliver recalls the time he was waiting to be scrapped before being saved and coming to work on Duck's Branch Line.



  • Many of the events that occurred in the third series episode Escape are referenced.
  • In the final illustration, the reader is tasked with drawing steam rising from Oliver's funnel.


  • Oliver does not appear to be on the rails in the second illustration.
  • In the sixth illustration, Duck's undercarriage is white instead of black.


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