This article is about 'the magazine story'. You may be looking for 'the steam engine, the 1991 board book, the 1999 board book, the Story Library book, the Engine Adventures book or the Railway Series book'.

James is a rhyming magazine story.


James sees a train that consists of tidy carriages, a guard's van loaded with luggage, and tight couplings. He wonders, enviously, whose train it is. Suddenly, his name is called. The train is for him.



  • In the final illustration, James could be coloured in by the reader.


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