Thomas and the Whistle is a magazine story.
Gordon wants the small engines to whistle at him to show respect towards him, but when the small engines refuse to whistle at Gordon, he gets cross. So cross that it makes the small engines whistle at him after all. Thomas however, doesn't mind whistling at Gordon. But when Thomas whistles at Gordon, his whistle becomes stiff and he can't stop whistling until his driver finally makes him stop. That night in the sheds, Thomas' driver gives his whistle one last test, and Thomas' whistle becomes stiff once again and it keeps the other engines up and makes Gordon cross. Thomas' driver heads to the workshop to fetch a workman to knock Thomas' whistle into place, but the workshop is closed. So Thomas had to wait until morning, in the shed, for his whistle to be fixed. Percy thought it was very funny. It took a long time for Thomas' whistle to grow quieter but at last a workmen, who brought his tool bag, gave Thomas' whistle a hard knock and finally it had stopped. Gordon vowed that he never want to hear Thomas' whistle again. But Thomas smiled cheekily and gave Gordon a whistle.
- Gordon wanting the small engines to whistle at him would later be used as a plot point in the ninth season episode, Respect for Gordon.