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Gordon and Stanley both want to arrive at Great Waterton first. The first engine there gets to take some very important passengers and the second has to take workmen. Gordon wants get there first, so he decides to take a shortcut, but eventually gets lost. After a while, he sees Stanley is trapped by logs on his line. Gordon calls for Harvey's help and he soon moves the logs. Stanley and Gordon arrive at Great Waterton together, and Gordon decides not to take a shortcut again.
- This story is based on the twelfth season episode, Gordon Takes a Shortcut.
- The photos are taken from the twelfth season episodes, Gordon Takes a Shortcut and Saved You!
- Harvey appears with a CGI face, unlike in the episode.