One day, James is chosen to pull the express. However, a storm had swept across Gordon's Hill, blowing leaves onto the tracks. When James is half way up, his wheels begin to slip and he rolls back down the hill. Thankfully, Gordon helps buffer up to James' coaches, and together they manage to climb the slippery hill.
- This story uses pictures from the episodes, The Trouble with Mud and No Joke for James.
- This story is loosely based on the third season episode, The Trouble with Mud.