Proud Percy! is a magazine story.
One day, whilst helping out on Thomas' branch line, Percy sees a man led in a field. His driver investigates, only to find it was an old, disused scarecrow that had fallen down. Gordon teases Percy about it when he hears. Next day, Percy sees another person in the mountains. They race to the Main Station where Thomas says he saw it too. The Fat Controller goes and helps the man who had hurt his ankle and they take him to hospital. A few days later, he comes to the Main Station to thank, the Fat Controller, Thomas, and most of all, Percy.