COAL SHIPMENTS FROM FALUN IN JEOPARDY
MAYOR POSSIBLY STRANDED NORTH
FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED
THE FELLS, NB — The city of New Babbage was stupefied on the evening of 5th January to discover that the tracks in the Fells, north of the city limits, had been completely destroyed. A city messenger witnessed the destruction, calling it a 'terrific explosion'.
The cause of the abject ruination has yet to be ascertained by officials, but due to the complete destruction, foul play has been suspected. It is unknown at this time if the destruction of the tracks is in any way related to the minor explosion in the New Babbage Train Station, earlier in the evening.
Coal shipments from Falun in the north have been put temporarily on hold until alternative routes may be made available; it is currently unknown whether Mayor Clockwinder Tenk was en route to New Babbage via rail when the destruction took place, and his whereabouts are still unknown as this goes to press. Acting mayor Mr O Underbean was unavailable for comment, however a Mr R Dorchester from his office was quoted as saying 'citizens should not panic.'