Spring Special, later retitled Spring Time Special, is a magazine story.
Thomas is taking the "Spring Time Special" along his branch line. At the windmill, Harvey is unloading the new sails. Unfortunately, the sails accidentally damage the windmill and it's due to be re-opened that afternoon. Luckily, Thomas remembers the garden centre on his branch line, so Edward collects flowers and takes them to the windmill to cover up the damage. At the grand re-opening of the windmill, Thomas jokes that the windmill is a "flower mill".
- Sir Topham Hatt
- The Mill Manager
- Edward (does not speak)
- Harvey (does not speak)
- Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
- Bertie (cameo)
- The height of Thomas' cab and whistle varies throughout the stories.
- Thomas' funnel is a little bit too tall in the last illustration.