- "Cheek! Gordon is getting too big for his buffers!"
Thomas Takes a Ride! is a magazine story.
Thomas is daydreaming about being a passenger. Later, Thomas sets off for the harbour to collect some trucks when a cow strays onto the line. Thomas breaks hard and after moving the cow back to the field, his crew discovers that Thomas' brakes have jammed. Thomas' wheels are removed and Gordon pulls him to the works on a flatbed. Thomas' dream to become a passenger came true for a little while!
- In one illustration, Sir Topham Hatt's trousers and the top of his hat are blue.
- The sign board on the signal box is blank.
- Gordon's tender axle boxes are blue.