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James and the Tar Wagons is the eleventh Buzz Book. It is based on the first series episode, Dirty Objects. It is illustrated using photographs from the television series.


James calls Toby and Henrietta old-fashioned. Later, whilst pulling a slow goods train, James runs into a line of tar wagons and gets covered in sticky tar. Toby and Percy come to his rescue.



  • Toby is told to be painted "chocolate and blue" by the Fat Controller, but he was never painted blue in the television series.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese まっくろになったきかんしゃジェームズ
Norwegian James og tjærevognene


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