- "I do like the sea, but not this much!"
- ―Salty after being covered in fish
Thomas in a Rush is a book illustrated using photographs from the television series.
One morning, Thomas takes some passengers to town. He quickly drops off the passengers and hurries to the harbour to pick up some fish trucks. Thomas does not like the job and cannot wait to finish. In his hurry, Thomas accidentally goes through a signal and crashes into Salty; both engines are covered in a shower of fish. Thomas has learnt his lesson and in future he will work carefully in order to prevent such silly mistakes.
- Certain elements of the plot (as well as most of the photographs) are taken from the eighth season episode, Fish.