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Thomas and the Shooting Star is a book.
Thomas is having trouble sleeping one night and tries to talk to Gordon. Gordon wants to get back to sleep, so when a shooting star passes by, he tricks Thomas into following it by claiming it will tell him how to go to sleep if he can catch it. Thomas sets off to find the star. He sees a light moving on the tracks but it is just Percy delivering the night mail. Then something lands on his roof, but it's only an owl. He then spies lights in the sky which turn out to be Harold. Harold tells Thomas that Gordon was teasing him and he cannot catch a shooting star. Thomas heads home where he finds Edward awake. He tells Edward the whole story and Edward notes that Thomas might not have caught the star, but he did get sleepy. Thomas agrees and notes that Gordon was sort of right after all.
- Despite one being seen on the cover, Thomas somehow moves without a driver or fireman.
- At Tidmouth Sheds, a water tower is seen, but there aren't any tracks leading towards it.
- Percy's coal bunker is green.