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James' Rest Cure is a 1985 annual story.
James is grumbling that he has too much shunting to do and does not get to go out of the yard as much as he used to. But one day, he and Edward decide to swap jobs. After a very difficult journey to the harbour with some stone trucks, James soon realises that he much prefers to stay in the yard.
- This story uses pictures from the first season episodes, Dirty Objects, Off the Rails and Tenders and Turntables.
- A reference to James and the Coaches is made. This story is set after Troublesome Trucks and before James and the Express.