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In a railroad yard chugs a little trolley, called a dinky, about to have another BIG adventure! When the Olympic athletes find themselves stranded on their way to the 1904 World's Fair, Delmar the Dinky is determined to get the athletes to the Olympic games on time. Can he save the day?


Join the little trolley on another adventure...

When a circus train gets stuck on the tracks, Delmar the Dinky chugs to the rescue. But some of the mischievous zoo animals have escaped! Can the little trolley save the day and get the stranded animals to the World's Fair on time?

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Delmar the Dinky-- the little trolley that time forgot. The big trolleys doubt that Delmar has what it takes to carry passengers to the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. Can the little dinky prove them wrong? Follow Delmar as he overcomes his challenges and does something no other trolley can do.

Delmar the DInky
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All about

Pat Danna

Pat Danna has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and an M.A.Ed  from Lindenwood University. She taught Social Studies and worked as a library assistant. Pat is a member of SCBWI and lives in St. Louis with her dog, Lucy.


What is a 


A small streetcar, called a dinky, carried as many as 40 passengers on the same rail lines that were used by trains and larger streetcars. The dinky ran on electric power connected to overhead wires with a trolley pole. In St. Louis, the Loop Trolley travels down Delmar Boulevard to Forest Park. Who knows? Maybe someday you will ride a dinky.


With permission of the 
Brentwood, Missouri, Historical Society.

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