Footplates and Fenders is the second episode of Season 2

Footplates and Fenders
Season 2, Episode 2, (11)
Air date August 9, 2011
Written by HenryDashPaxton3000
Episode guide
Pilot 2
Trusty Ferdinand


One day Gordon's footplate is loose so he has to go to the SteamWorks to tighten it. James laughs and claims he is a old engine who needs an overhaul. Gordon is very mocked. A few days later James is still teasing and harassing Gordon and doesn't pay attention and switches on to Gordon's Express Line. They crash causing them both to have loose footplates. At the sheds Gordon says that not only him had a loose footplate but that they both had one. James crossly goes to sleep.


  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Toby (cameo)
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Oliver (cameo)
  • Dart (cameo)


  • The episode is only about Footplates but it says Fenders too.


  • In the final scenes in most episodes tender engines don't have their tender at the sheds.
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