|This article is about the 2007 magazine story. You may be looking for the 1990s magazine story.|
It's winter, and James is fed up since all of his friends had been given important jobs and he wants to feel important too. The Fat Controller comes to see James and tells him to take coal to the station waiting rooms all over the Island. James is happy with his important job and thanks to him, all of the passengers stay warm.
- This story is loosely based on some elements of the eighth season episode, James Goes Too Far.
- In one of the pictures, a White Star line poster and a Southern Railway poster are seen.