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|This article is about the 2011 magazine story. You may be looking for the episode, the 2010 magazine story or the 2016 magazine story.|
One day the Fat Controller sends James to the Sodor Steamworks for a new coat of paint. At the Steamworks, James has all his old paint scraped off and a pink undercoat is applied. Before the workmen have a chance to apply the shiny red coat, the Fat Controller orders James to pick up some children for his granddaughter's birthday party.
Steaming along, James worries that the other engines may laugh at him for being pink and decides that he must hide whenever he meets another engine. He hides underneath a tree whilst Toby trundles past, then behind a line of trucks from Diesel, and finally he hides in a tunnel to avoid Gordon. But Gordon needs to go through the tunnel and James is forced to emerge. Gordon laughs, but James had other things on his mind - he was running late!
He hurries past Henry and Spencer who stare in amazement, but James no longer cared. Finally he pulled into Maithwaite where Bridget was waiting with her friends, they were all wearing pink. They explain that pink is their favourite colour and James is so happy that he blushes a lovely shade of pink!
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Bridget Hatt (not named)
- Toby (speaks in speech bubble only)
- Bridget Hatt's Friends (do not speak)
- Henry (mentioned)
- Spencer (mentioned)
- Diesel (mentioned)