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“I've never seen a steam bus before!”

All Steamed Up! is a magazine story.


It is unusually warm on Sodor as Thomas steams along his branch line. At the next station, Thomas pulls up at the water tower for a drink. Bertie pulls up at a nearby bus stop and teases Thomas for being so hot. Thomas and Bertie argue about rails and roads until Thomas' tank was filled. Down the line, there is trouble for Thomas; the sun had bent the rails. Thomas has to chuff very slowly over the bent rails, whilst Bertie roars past, but roads do not buckle in the sun. Later, Thomas has to return to the broken rails with engineers to fix it. He then sees Bertie stuck in a traffic jam with clouds of steam gushing from his radiator. Now, Bertie wishes that he had not teased Thomas earlier.