THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE ANNUAL 1994

 REVIEWED BY CHRIS 

Grandreams, ISBN 1-85830-055-X

Written by Christopher Awdry & Jenny Lewis. Illustrated by David Palmer

THE MERRY-GO-ROUND THAT WOULDN’T

Percy is excited when a funfair sets up near the branch line. He and Trevor talk about it. Trevor thinks he would like to help out at the fun fair. Trevor’s wish to go along and give the children rides comes true sooner than expected, when the Merry-Go-Round breaks down.

 

THOMAS AND THE TICKLES

One winter's night, Thomas has a nasty case of 'the tickles'. Next morning the mystery is solved when his crew discovers a mother cat and her kittens asleep in Thomas’ cab.

 

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY

A reprint of the earlier story from 1985 with the same title, but with the trucks pushing James down the hill instead of holding him back.

 

JAMES’ REST CURE

High winds whistling around the shed keep the big engines awake one night. Next day, Gordon has a near miss when a workmen’s hut “walks” along the platform by itself, with the help of the wind…

BERTIE THE SNOW BUS

Returning to the bus station one winter’s day, Bertie gets stuck in the snow. His driver leaves him to go for help, and the snow soon mounts up around the bus, covering him like a blanket. After a while, Terence the tractor is able to clear the snows away and tow Bertie back to where the snow is less deep. Bertie is very glad get home to his nice warm bus station at Wellsworth.

THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE ANNUAL 1994

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