Once, James picked up a special load of eggs from a battery farm. James' driver explained how battering worked and that the eggs were for the children. When some chickens strayed onto the track and his trucks broke, Farmer Finney and Terence helped deliver the load to the school while help arrived.
Despite not having any speaking roles in the television series, his name was revealed in the 1996 annual story, James Gets Cracking. He also had a couple of speaking roles in the magazines, but was never referred to by name.