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Thomas is sent to collect the families of the railway staff and is puzzled when the Fat Controller tells him to take them to a "party station", but Thomas' driver takes him back to the sheds that have been decorated. The Fat Controller tells him he had said 'a party at the main station' not "party station". It turns out to be a party for the oldest retired railwayman, aged one hundred.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Henry (does not speak)
- James (does not speak)
- Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)