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"You'd be surprised what you miss when you whizz along quickly!"
— Thomas

Oh-So-Slow! is a magazine story.


Thomas puffs breathlessly along his branchline. He can only move very slowly as he badly needed a service. Then, Daisy speeds past on the other track. To make matter worse, even a team of cyclists pedal past Thomas.

As Thomas carries on cautiously, he spots a speedboat skimming across a lake, pulling a water-skier. Windsurfers and yachts speed along too. Presently, Thomas reaches a hill and watches Bertie motor effortlessly over it, closely followed by a group of runners. Even Terence the Tractor is going along quickly on the back of a lorry.

At last, Thomas clatters into the Main Station and finds Gordon there, boasting as usual about how fast he can pull the express. Thomas tells him that going slow isn't that bad; you can miss an awful lot going fast.



  • Thomas is missing his eyebrows in the fourth illustration.


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