The Best Bridge is a magazine story.
Whilst waiting at Wellsworth, Thomas notices that his passengers have to cross a busy road to get to a park. He sees the Fat Controller and suggests they put a zebra crossing there. The next day, on the way to taking the Fat Controller to a meeting, Thomas takes a detour to avoid railwork. On the way they pass through an abandoned station with a rusty footbridge over the tracks. After the meeting, Thomas is sad to hear a crossing cannot be made - until he has an idea. The abandoned footbridge is removed, restored, and placed over the road for the passengers to use when crossing the road.
- Caroline is missing her bumper.
- Wellsworth isn't on Thomas' Branch Line.