When Thomas drove his train along his branch line, he always looked forward to something special; The sight of the river. As he passed over the bridge, he would see people fishing. It would remind him of summer fishing trips with his father when he was younger. He often wanted to stay and watch, maybe even go fishing himself with Annie and Clarabel, but he never could, because he thought to himself "What would Sir Topham Hatt say if I was late?"
Everytime he would stop at a station and see another driver he would say "I want to fish," but they all had the same answer. "Engine drivers don't go fishing. They never have time."
"Silly stick in the muds," thought Thomas.
One day, he stopped his train as usual to help his engine take in water at the station by the river. But the water pipe was not working.
"Out of order? Bother," said Thomas. "Even in the future, nothing works."
"Never mind, Thomas," Said Annie. "We'll have to get some water at the river."
"Great idea," exclaimed Thoma