- "Don't get all steamed up or you'll need some shade to cool you down, too!"
- ―Thomas to Percy
Rain or Shine is a magazine story.
One sunny morning, Thomas puffs out of the main station to collect some umbrellas. Percy is puzzled; it does not look like rain. Percy has to take some schoolchildren to the beach to study the seashore. Percy rattles along the coastal line. It is now hotter than ever. Soon the children are in desperate need of some shade. Thomas arrives, but Percy insists that it is not going to rain. Thomas explains that they are beach umbrellas.
- The top of Percy's coal bunker is green in one illustration.