- “We engines always pull or push together, when we need to!”
- ―Duck to James
James Needs a Push is a magazine story.
When James sees Duck shunting at Wellsworth, he teases him. But when James loses steam and gets stuck on Gordon's Hill, Duck comes to the rescue. Later, James apologises to Duck for teasing him and realises that Duck is just as useful as he is.
- Duck's face is undersized.