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Thomas wants to have a race with his friend, Bertie. The bus explains that he cannot travel fast as his roads have holes in them and that Gordon was supposed to deliver stones to fill them.
Gordon thought he was too important to help Bertie; he wanted to pull passengers, not deliver stone. James pulled up and tells Gordon to pretend to be ill, that way he will not have to work with trucks. When Thomas arrived at the station, he asks if Gordon has Bertie's stone. Gordon tells Thomas that he is ill and the little tank engine kindly offers to fetch the stone from the quarry.
Thomas hauled the empty trucks to the quarry where they were filled with stones. On the return journey, Thomas tells the trucks that they need to hurry. The troublesome trucks push Thomas who comes off the rails, into a pond. Thomas' driver rushed to get help whilst Thomas is left to reflect on a lesson he had learned the hard way; never tell trucks to go faster.
Edward gave Thomas a lift back to the yard. Thomas then asks him to deliver the stones to Bertie. Back at the yards, James and Gordon apologise to Thomas. Next, Bertie arrived, looking much happier. His roads had been mended and he challenges Thomas to a race the next day.
- This story is loosely based on the third season episode, Trust Thomas.
- One of the images is from Gordon and the Famous Visitor.
- Some images are deleted scenes from Trust Thomas.