This is how the near head-on goes in Diesel City Adventure: The Search for The Cartoon Flamers' instruments.
[Later they finished refueling]
Spongebob: Alright, let's go! Let's go!
[the train's whistle blows and then pull out]
Spongebob: We've gotta hurry. That express could be here any minute!
[but when the train is just 3 yards out of the station, the cars become uncoupled from the tender!]
Spud: Uh oh! Hey! Stop! Stop! [waving his hands] Stop!
Blackie: Sponge, we've left our tail behind!
Spongebob: Whoa! [stops the train]
Ronald: Someone uncoupled us!
Spongebob: Hold on, we're coming back! [starts to reverse the engine as Ronald preps the flatcar for recoupling]
[soon they recouple the cars on]
Squidward: Come on! Come on! get this crazy train moving! Alright, let's go! Come on. co...
[then another whistle is heard.]
Hamburglar: Oh, no.
Squidward: [gasp] [he then opens the regulator to full power]
[but the train doesn't move and the wheels slip]
Sully: We aren't moving!
Squidward: Come on! Move!
[the wheels continue slipping]
Blackie: the wheels are slipping!
Courage: EEEH!! AH!!! [grabs a bucket of sand and starts throwing sand on the rails]
Blossom: Keep going!
[soon the train's wheels start to grip and starts to move but very slowly]
[Courage then hops back on the train as it continues moving slowly, but they keep hearing the express' whistle.]
Courage: Come on, come on!
Pablo: Oh no, oh no! We're moving too slow! We're gonna crash!
Pablo: We'll never make it! There's gonna be a crash!
Pablo: We're gonna crash!
Rocko: Focus, we can make it.
[as the expreess' whistle continues, Spongebob starts blowing their own whistle]
Spongebob: Stoke the fire! Stoke the fire!
[Blackie starts throwing more wood into the fire as Mike and Waffle join in too]
[Slowly, but surely, the train picks up speed. Soon they see the siding coming up ahead, but then they also see the Crystal express' headlights]
Spongebob: [continues blowing the whistle]
[they then see the siding approaching]
Sully: The siding! The siding! Faster! [opens the regulator all the way] Come on, go faster!
[the 2 trains whistles continue blowing as Blackie, Mike, and Waffle stoke the fire]
Spongebob: Hurrry! Get more wood in!
[their train soon starts going even more faster as the whisltes continue]
Crystal Express driver; Holy!
[soon the train gets onto the siding just as the express appears]
Sully: Quick! Hurry! Pull the brakes! Brakes! BRAKES!!!!!
[Spongebob shuts the regulator and throws the brakes on hard, as the wheels lock and slide]
Zim: [watches from the back of the caboose and braces for near impact] AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
[but they make it on the sidng just in time and the express thunders past]
Harold: Oh phew. That was close, oh I think I'm gonna be sick.
Jimmy: Okay, Sponge, let's get moving the express has gone through!