Each VCD contains 5 episodes:
~ Spic and Span
The railway inspector is coming to the island of Sodor. He will be giving a special prize to the smartest engine so all the engines want to look their best. Gordon, James and Emily are all confident that they will win the prize. Thomas is sure that he and Percy stand just as good a chance. The two engines are working at the docks and Thomas gets covered in quarry desk. Thomas was worried that hell dirty for the inspector so he heads to the wash down. Finding Emily already there, Thomas sadly went back to work. Emily was at the wash-down the next time Thomas tried so Thomas sadly went back to work. When Thomas and Percy had finished they headed to the wash down one last time to find Gordon just finishing his wash. Thomas and Percy finally get their wash, but Thomas is sure they wont win. James, Emily and Gordon are all looking splendid and all are certain that they are going to win the prize. Suddenly, James hits a truck which hits a lever which empties coal all over Gordon, James and Emily just as the inspector arrives. Thomas and Percy win the prize!
~ James Goes Too Far
Its winter on Sodor and James is less than impressed when all the other engines seem to have more important jobs than him. So when the Fat Controller gives James the important Job of delivering coal to all the stations in Sodor, so that waiting passengers dont get cold, James is very excited. James thinks his new job is the most important on the whole island, and he has no hesitation in letting the other engines know. He decides hes too busy to wait at the water tower and hes too busy to help Edward take his trucks to the quarry. James puffs harder and harder until his water tank goes dry. He asks Edward for help, but he is now too busy as James wouldnt help with his quarry trucks! Salty comes to the rescue and reminds James that no job is more important than helping another engine. Back on his way again, James sees Diesel. He has broken down. James heeds Saltys advice and pushes Diesel back to the sheds. James has to work late to deliver all the coal, but The Fat Controller is so pleased with James that he declares him a really useful engine......