Work and Play is the thirteenth short in Adventures on Rails due for release on 11 March 2019.

Work and Play
Season B, Episode 13
Air date 11 March 2019
Written by MainLineEngines
Directed by MainLineEngines
Episode guide
Real Engines
Home Sweet Home


The Fat Controller acquires another engine to help out with the heavy workload on his railway.


Gordon, James, Toby, David and Mavis are also likely to appear.

Characters Introduced

  • Jessie - An 'Austerity' Tank Engine who comes to help out on Thomas's Branch Line.
  • Jessie's Owner - Current owner and Driver of Jessie after purchasing her in 1980.


  • This short takes place in 1994, a year after the events of Wilbert the Forest Engine and will conclude in 2003-4. It is also a continuation of That's What Friends Are for
  • The format of this will be Railway Series styled with four stories comprising the short and a foreword at the beginning.
  • Jessie was featured in the revised version of The Escape Plan as a teaser to this short.