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Murdoch is the forty-third book in the My Thomas Story Library series.


Murdoch arrives on Sodor to help pull freight on the mainline, but can hardly find peace and quiet. Murdoch soon makes friends with Salty and Harvey when noisy sheep stray onto the track and the two engines come to his rescue.



  • This book is based on the seventh season episode, Peace and Quiet.
  • Harvey and Salty came to help Murdoch when he stopped due to sheep instead of Toby as Murdoch's fire went out and had no more steam.


  • Salty is said to have steamed after Harvey says "No need to be rude".
  • Murdoch's name is written in black on his nameplate, when it should be gold.