- "That'll give you hiccups!"
- ―Gordon after seeing an icicle fall into Thomas' funnel
A Special Story About Thomas is a rhyming magazine story.
One frosty morning, Thomas pulls into Tidmouth Station. He is very wary of the icicles hanging from the footbridge. He thinks they are very sharp and scary. Then, Gordon pulls in and makes the icicles shake. Thomas closes his eyes and prepares for the icicles to fall on him. One does fall, but it falls into Thomas' funnel and is converted to steam.