Gordon is to take a special passenger train to Wellsworth for the New Year's celebration in the town square. Gordon is disappointed when he is not able to be there at midnight. But then Harold, who is carrying a net of party supplies, is blown by the wind and the net hits the town clock - causing it to stop. Then Gordon has an idea, and at midnight he whistles twelve times to replace the clock.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Sodor Brass Band (do not speak)
- Thomas (cameo)
- James (cameo)
- The Mayor of Sodor (cameo)
- In this story, the brass band has blue uniforms instead of their usual maroon ones.