|For other uses, see Fred (disambiguation).|
- “You're not scared, are you?"
"Of course not. I'm Fearless Freddie!”
- ―Skarloey teasing Freddie
Freddie, re-titled Freddie the Fearless Engine in 2011, is the forty-fourth book in the My Thomas Story Library series.
"Fearless" Freddie has barely returned to the Skarloey Railway when he sees Skarloey and Rheneas having a race. Freddie challenges them to a race down the hill, but he soon realises that he is going to lose and takes a shortcut. Skarloey and Rheneas are surprised and challenge him to a rematch, but Rheneas accidentally derails and Freddie has to put his knowledge of the line to good use. In the end, everyone is pleased that Freddie is back.
- In one illustration, Rheneas' siderod is not connected properly.