- "What better way to thank those men for their work in getting me repaired than giving them a delicious, slap-up dockers' dinner!"
Dockers' Dinner is a magazine story.
The dockers work so hard. Salty, Percy, and Gordon think that they deserve to have a well-earned break and a dinner in the dockside café. One day, the café is destroyed in a fire. Percy and Salty are upset for the dockers. Then, Gordon bustles in with his express coaches. He invites the dockers into his buffet car where they enjoy slap-up meals.
- Gordon's coaches do not look much like express coaches.
- Thomas appears on the front cover of the magazine along with Percy, Salty, and Cranky, however, he is not in this story.