James and the Bootlace is the third episode of the eighth season.

James and the Bootlace

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James the Red Engine

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One morning, The Fat Controller warns James that if he doesn't behave, he will have his red coat taken away and be painted blue as a punishment. James did not want that to happen at all. Rather than keeping calm, James gets very angry and bumps his coaches while bringing them to the station, grumbling that he should not have to fetch them himself. To make matters worse, none of the passengers dare go near James, which makes him even crosser.


Trivia Edit

  • The coaches who did have faces were actually Annie and Clarabel, but without nameplates so that the audience would not make out who they were.



The Railway Series - James and the Bootlace

The Railway Series - James and the Bootlace

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