Feeding Time is a magazine story.
Thomas often stops at a signal by the canal, where his driver always feeds some noisy ducks. One day, Thomas learns that it will soon be the Fat Controller's birthday. The staff wants to hold a party in the station waiting room, but Thomas has a better idea and the Fat Controller enjoys his birthday party on the Sodor Maid canal boat. Soon, the hungry ducks come over because Thomas' driver has forgotten to feed them and everyone joins in throwing bits of bread to the ducks.
- The Horrid Lorries
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Annie (cameo)
- Lady Hatt (cameo)
- Stephen Hatt (cameo)
- Bridget Hatt (cameo)
- An unnamed canal boat with a face appears.
- The Sodor Maid's driver looks like Farmer Collett.
- Thomas is only pulling Annie.
- The trucks are called 'freight cars', despite being a British magazine.