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James and the Tar Wagons (Buzz Book)

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This article is about the Buzz Book. You may be looking for the episode or the magazine story.

James and the Tar Wagons is the eleventh Buzz Book. It is based on the first season episode, Dirty Objects. It is illustrated using photographs from the television series.


James calls Toby and Henrietta old-fashioned. Later, whilst pulling a slow goods train, James runs into a line of tar wagons and gets covered in sticky tar. Toby and Percy come to his rescue.



  • Toby is told to be painted "chocolate and blue" by The Fat Controller, however, he is never painted blue in the TV series.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese まっくろになったきかんしゃジェームズ James Who Became a Multiplicity


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