- “Thomas, meet Dave, your new guard!”
- ―Sir Topham Hatt
The New Guard is a rhyming magazine story.
The Fat Controller introduces Thomas to his new guard, Dave. He explains that Dave's duties will include keeping the luggage tidy and helping the passengers. He explains that, between trains, Dave will work at the station checking tickets, sweeping up and giving out information. The Fat Controller finally tells Thomas that, next week, Dave will be the guard on Gordon's night train.
- Thomas' coupling hook is not coloured.