Thomas and Duck have to take Harold for repairs. Thomas thinks it would be nice show Harold some sights, but Duck is determined to carry out the job "the Great Western way" which means taking the most direct and prompt route.
Bill and Ben tease Harvey about his hook and say he must be going fishing. However, Harvey knows being a crane has its advantages which he proves when he derails some flatbeds and is able to clear up his own mess.
Stephen is given the job of being the Afternoon Tea Express for Ulfstead Castle. He is not very fast and gets the other engines to give him a push to speed him up. Unfortunately, Spencer pushes him too fast.
After hearing an eerie noise at the docks, Salty tells Thomas that it's the Flatbeds of Fear looking for an engine to couple up to. The word spreads and soon Henry and Emily hear the spooky noise and are running scared.
Diesel gets all the other diesels to hide from Paxton who thinks they've all disappeared. Diesel gets carried away and takes the joke a bit too far, but despite this, Paxton still helps him when he runs out of fuel.