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- “I might be a bit smelly, but a job well done is its own reward!”
One day, Gordon arrives at the Sodor Steamworks where the Fat Controller tells him to look after the waste dump. At the dump, Spencer arrives and Gordon hides because he is so embarrassed. Later, Diesel arrives and Gordon hides again. Soon, the Fat Controller arrives on Thomas and Gordon is really embarrassed because he has not been a really useful engine. Scruff comes to help and they are soon sorting through the rubbish trucks. When Whiff returns, he is delighted; his waste dump has never looked tidier. Gordon is very proud too - he may be a bit smelly, but he has certainly been Really Useful.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Spencer (speaks in speech bubble only)
- Scruff (speaks in speech bubble only)
- Thomas (does not speak)
- Diesel (does not speak)