- “The Fat Controller is always right.”
Thomas For Sale is a magazine story.
One summers day, Thomas is waiting at the station, when he sees a couple looking at him and talking to each other. It turns out that the couple wants to buy Thomas and take him back to their country. Thomas is shocked to hear this as they go off to find the Fat Controller. That night he tells the other engines about it and they are dismayed to hear it but Edward reassures him. The news go all around and the staff and passengers are upset. The next day all the passengers and staff gather outside the Fat Controller's office waiting for the news. Thomas is waiting as well with Annie and Clarabel. In the end, the Fat Controller tells them that he has no intention to sell Thomas and everyone is happy.
- Gordon and Edward's front bogey wheels are not blue in the seventh illustration.
- Edward's face is out of proportion in the eighth illustration.