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“If it's a change you want, you can shunt trucks until you can prove to me that you are a Really Useful Engine!”
―Sir Topham Hatt to Gordon

Timetable Trouble is a magazine story.


Gordon complains about having a timetable. Even after Edward explains that they are essential, he decides to work without one. Unfortunately, Gordon goes so slowly that he is late at his first destination. He goes fast to make up time, but the passengers start wondering if they are on the right train. When the Fat Controller finds Gordon left his passengers behind at his second destinations he makes him haul trucks as a punishment.



  • In some illustrations, the sleepers are missing.


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