Hosepipes and Shunters is a 1990 annual story.
While Mavis is away for repairs, Percy is called to an emergency at the harbour. Meanwhile, at Ffarquhar, the stationmaster calls Terence to help with the shunting. At the quarry, Toby has to take on water, but the column had been taken away. Luckily for him, a hosepipe is connected to a tap in the quarryman's restroom and Toby can get a drink.
- The events of this story take place at the same time as the events in Toby, Trucks and Trouble.