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“Dirty or clean, I'm a famous machine!”

The Trouble With Mud! is a magazine story illustrated using a photo from the television series supplied by Buzz Books.


Gordon refuses to be cleaned so the Fat Controller tells Henry to pull the express. Later, James ignores Gordon's advice about the slippery leaves on the hill. James then struggles to climb the hill and fails. Gordon arrives just in time to push him up. That night, the Fat Controller allows Gordon to pull the express again, providing he washes daily.