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- “Dirty or clean, I'm a famous machine!”
Gordon refuses to be cleaned so the Fat Controller tells Henry to pull the express. Later, James ignores Gordon's advice about the slippery leaves on the hill. James then struggles to climb the hill and fails. Gordon arrives just in time to push him up. That night, the Fat Controller allows Gordon to pull the express again, providing he washes daily.
- This story is based on the third season episode of the same name.
- Britt Allcroft and David Mitton are credited for the story and Buzz Books are credited for the photograph.
- The whole story has been copied, word for word, from The Trouble with Mud Buzz Book. The photograph used is not used in the Buzz Book however.