- "A puncture! How unfair!"
Railway Ride! is a rhyming magazine story.
One day, Caroline is motoring along gently, when one of her tyres starts to hiss and leak air. Then, Thomas puffs into view and asks the car if she is alright. Caroline explains that she has a puncture and no spare tyre. Thomas knows how he can help the stranded car and puffs away.
When Thomas returns, he is pulling the breakdown train. Caroline looks pale; she is built for roads, not rails. Thomas tells her not to be afraid and treat her journey as a special railway ride.