Cliff Ride is a rhyming magazine story.
The Thin Controller is planning to build a cable railway line high up in the mountains. The narrow gauge engines are furious and think that the cable locomotives might replace them. Duncan persuades the engines to go on strike. However, the Thin Controller insists there is nothing to fear and orders the engines to work. When the cable railway line is complete, a big celebration is held and Duncan cannot help but smile.
- In the final illustration, Duncan could be coloured in by the reader.
- This story may be based off another magazine story, The Cliff Railway.
- Peter Sam has his old funnel through out the whole story.