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Pulling the Post

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"Make way for the Sodor Mail sled!"
— Tom Tipper
Pulling the Post

Thomas and Friends 604


December 8th, 2010

Pulling the Post is a magazine story.


One freezing cold morning, Thomas set about his journey with his snowplough. Shortly, he met Terence who had been fitted with a snowplough, too; he was busy clearing the main road into Wellsworth. At the station, he saw children playing on sleds, a man pulling his shopping on a sled, and some people using skis. Thomas' trucks were full of sleds, too. He had to deliver them to people along his line. As he waited at a signal, Thomas saw Tom Tipper, the postman, skid by on the icy roads into a snowdrift.

That night, Thomas couldn't sleep; more snow was falling and all he could think about is how hard it would be for Tom Tipper to do his rounds. Next morning, Thomas had an idea. He asked the Fat Controller to arrange for the post van to go to the works. The engineers made special skis for the mail van's wheels and Terence came to pull it along, much to Mr. Tipper's delight!



  • One of the boys sliding down the hill on a sled appears to be missing one of his feet.


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