- “No one said we have to pull a steam engine too!”
- ―The strong man, realising Thomas is still coupled to the trucks
Sodor's Strong Man is a magazine story.
The island is holding a strong man contest. For the grand finale, the men have to pull a box car, a flatbed, an empty milk tanker, and a truck. None of the men can pull them. One of Farmer Collett's workers discovers the problem - Thomas is still coupled to the trucks. After uncoupling Thomas, the worker pulls the trucks easily. He is declared the winner for having the brains and the muscle.
- Lady Hatt is seen watching the contest on TV at home, but she can be seen at the contest.