James and the Flying Scotsman is the second episode of the ninth season.

James and the Flying Scotsman
Season 9, Episode 2
Air date October 23rd, 2012
Written by MainLineEngines
Directed by MainLineEngines
Episode guide
Gordon's Brother
Edward's Heating Solution


Gordon was proud to have Flying Scotsman to help whilst Henry was away. One day, James overheard a conversation between Flying Scotsman and Gordon.

"I see you've changed alot Gordon since we saw eachother in the works in 1923", Flying Scotsman remarked.

"Yes. After an incident with a B12, I chose to be repainted to NWR blue."

"So, what other engines work here?"

"An ex-LB&SCR E2, an ex- FR K2, Henry, was a mix of us and a C1, a ex- L&YR Class 28, and an Avonside 0-4-0ST named Percy. He was the one who believed you were Henry. But only Henry and I work the Main Line", Gordon replied.

"Liar", James thought, and wondered how to pull the Express.

Percy shunted the first Wil' Nor Western.

"Here are the coaches, Gordon."

"Thank you, Percy."

"And James, I'll fetch your goods train."

"You almost said that in front of Flying Scotsman", James told him.


Later that day, James was resting in a siding at Kildane. He had brought a goods train there and had to wait for Gordon to pass with the Wil' Nor Western.

"I should be pulling the Express", sighed James.

Gordon was speeding along the line, when he heard something bang onto the tracks, and felt weaker.

"What's happened? I feel weak."

"One of your firebars collasped Gordon."

Just then, Flying Scotsman puffed in with a stopping train.

"What's wrong?"

"His firebars collasped", James said.

"We'll need someone to..."

"I'll do it!", James perked up.

"Are you sure?", asked Flying Scotsman. "It's ten coaches long."

"Nothing for an ex- L&YR Class 28 is hard."

"You're only a goods engine", grumbled Gordon.

James snorted and backed down. He struggled to start the train, but he got it moving. Gordon grumbled all the way to Crovan's Gate. James was tired when he reached Barrow-in-Furness.

"You were right", James told Flying Scotsman later the evening. "The Express is hard."

"Well, I wouldn't know, but I'll tell Gordon you have the power for Express."



  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Flying Scotsman
  • Thomas (mentioned)
  • Henry (mentioned)
  • Edward (cameo)
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