- "Fancy a steam engine pulling a boat, instead of carriages or trucks!"
Edward and the River Rose! is a magazine story.
As Edward steams past the canal he often sees Sam the horse towing a canal boat called "River Rose" up and down the tow-path. One day, Sam loses a horseshoe and cannot pull the boat full of schoolchildren. Edward has an idea and, when it is arranged, he pulls the boat up and down the river himself and the children are delighted.