Brian and two friends bought Thomas from the company they used to work for and used her to perform repairs and maintenance around Goole docks and further up and down river.
They welded in a frame on which they put a small crane with which to perform many miracles (the main miracle being that they didn't end up badly injured if the tales of daring do are to be believed!).
Thomas rescues a friend in need. Preparing for the ballast going in. The wheel house before it was enclosed.
The tide goes out...
... and then comes in again really rather suddenly!