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A Story About a Tank Engine is the thirteenth episode of the fourth season. It is also part of the Thomas & The Express Marathon. It was later retitled A Story About Thomas or A Tank Engine's Life.

"You fetch our coaches and we will pull them. Tender Engines don't shunt"

"What about Edward, he shunt and has a tender"

"Disgraceful, it's on him if he wants to shunt like a Tank Engine"

Gordon tells Thomas that Tender Engines do not shunt

A Story About a Tank Engine
Season 4, Episode 13
Air date December 6, 2011
Written by HenryDashPaxton3000
Episode guide
Thomas and Percy's Important Load
A Day to Remember


While Thomas' Branch Line is being repaired he shunt coaches for Gordon and Henry but they begin to complain if their coaches aren't ready if the buffers are sooty and other stupid complaints. Later Gordon tells Thomas, Tender Engines don't shunt only Edward. Thomas is still cross the next day, at Gordon espicially. Having nearly scrapped his brother he decides to wait untill the right moment. But unfortunely Gordon somehow always fools his plans. One day he arrives and shunts the normal two coaches for the Express but the brake coach is missing. It is 10 minutes late when he finds it and Sir Topham Hatt tells him he needs to prepare. As Gordon passes Thomas he chuckles and winks and Thomas is crosser than ever.


  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • Henry (non-speaking role)
  • Edward (non-speaking role)
  • Sir Topham Hatt (non-speaking role)
  • The Flying Scotsman (mentioned)