BOCO'S TRACTOR BANG
During the busy market period, the Vicar employs Shane, an unruly
Tractor, to deliver his apples for him. Shane is unimpressed with the prescence of the old fashioned machinery
on Sodor, and isn't shy about saying so. But the tables are soon turned when he breaks down on the level crossing, just
as Boco is approaching with a long line of heavy trucks. Boco fails to stop in time, running into Shane in the
process. Luckily for Shane, the damage is limited, but all the same, he's sent home in disgrace.
EDWARD'S ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE
Whilst Boco is away the works for repairs, the Fat Controller drafts James
in to help instead. James doesn't enjoy the fact he has to shunt his own trucks, and his rough handling of trucks from
the Other Railway makes them cross - and determined to pay him out. However, when Edward has to take them instead, the
new trucks decide to play tricks on him instead. When they begin trying to push him along, Edward knows he has
to think fast - and uses the knowledge of his branch line to his advantage and regains control of the train.
THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE SHED
Bill teases Ben about ghosts and ghouls in their yard, but soon finds this
backfiring on him when he's left alone in the shed and hears some strange noises. Bill is convinced there is a monster
living in their shed, but Ben doesn't believe him. The following night, the same noises happen again - so the Drivers
decide to investigate. Much to their surprise, they find something - but it's not a monster, it's some little birds
trapped in the pipes in the shed! The Vicar makes a safe home for them in the Orchard, and the twins make up their quarrel.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Edward begins to wonder about life beyond the Island of Sodor, and
stretching his wheels elsewhere. But he soon forgets all about these passing notions when a storm rages across the Island
- and puts him and his train in grave peril when a tree in the Orchard begins hanging procariously over the line. The
quick thinking of Trevor, Boco and Terence - together with Edward's own determination averts a very serious accident, and
the old blue engine realises that there is nowhere he'd rather be than with his friends on the Island of Sodor.