Sir Topham Hatt had decided to build a new terminus station on the Kirk Ronan branch line. Neville was kept busy delivering building materials, so the others sometimes took turns looking after his trains.
One day, however, Gordon was complaining. This was starting to annoy James and Rarity.
James: Why are you complaining all the time?
Rarity: It's starting to become rather obnoxious.
Gordon: Because I'm an important and awesome driver. I can complain whenever I want. You, James, are just a mixed traffic engine driver with ideas above the station.
Pinkie Pie: *looking up at the sky with a telescope* I can't see any.
Gordon: See what?
Percy: Ideas above the station.
Pinkie Pie: Apart from the clouds, the sky's empty.
James: Like your noggins. *laughs*
Rarity: James! Don't be rude!
Rainbow Dash: Same for you, Gordon. Being awesome is no excuse for complaining for no reason.
Gordon: Ugh! Whose side are you on anyway, Rainbow Dash?
Rainbow Dash: I always remain loyal to my friends.
Gordon: Well, one day, I'll show you all what an grand engineer like me can do.
Percy: So what can an "grand engineer" really do?
Gordon: Not talk to silly little tank engine drivers, for one thing.
Later that day, Gordon was having a lemonade when Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
Sir Topham Hatt: Gordon, I would like you and Rainbow Dash to take an empty express to test out Kirk Ronan station.
Gordon: Why can't Neville do it? It's his branch line, after all.
Sir Topham Hatt: You will do as you are told.
Rainbow Dash: Come on, G. It's not going to be that bad.
Gordon: *sighs* Very well then. If you insist.
As they got out onto the line, Gordon started to complain once again.
Gordon: The engine can't get up to speed!
Rainbow Dash: Might have to take it to the works. Maybe the pipes are clogged.
Gordon: Great! This is all we need.
At last, they arrived at Kirk Ronan station. Gordon was impressed, but his mood soon changed. Up ahead was a blank wall with huge buffers.
Gordon: What a boring view! Important fellows like me should have a panoramic view, where I can see people, and people can see me.
Rainbow Dash: Ugh! This is going to be a long day.
Gordon: *insulted* Is that supposed to mean something?
Rainbow Dash: How much of an ego do you have?
Gordon: You're one to talk.
Eventually, it was time to leave.
Rainbow Dash: Now we can enjoy our run as long as the pipes let us.
Gordon: I hope they do.
As they sped down the line, Gordon began feeling better.
Gordon: *calling to his engine* Come on! Come on! You can go faster than that. Sick, my engine? Never!
But the engine began to go slower and slower. They had no choice but to stop on a siding.
Gordon: What on earth happened?
Rainbow Dash: The pipes are well and truly clogged now
Gordon: For crying out loud! Just as we were going so nicely too.
Gordon was still upset when Neville and Comet Tail arrived to take his coaches. He had heard from James and Rarity about Gordon's attitude and couldn't help but chuckle.
Nevile: Well well well, Gordon. So much for knowing about everything. From what I've been told, you've had quite an over inflated ego, so it serves you right.
Gordon: Bah! It was just some clogged pipes. Might happen to anyone. At least there was nothing wrong with the brakes. You would know about that, wouldn't you Neville?
Comet Tail: At least he is more humble then you, Gordon!
When Gordon's engine was repaired a few days later, he was still boastful.
Gordon: I am the finest driver on the North Western Railway. Probably the finest in the world.
Rainbow Dash: You'd better get ready, Gordon. We have to take Sir Topham Hatt to the opening of Kirk Ronan station.
Gordon: Of course.
With Sir Topham Hatt on board, they set off. Unfortunately, Gordon was about to get into more trouble. As they approached Kirk Ronan station, neither Gordon nor Rainbow Dash could apply the engine's brakes. Something had jammed!
Rainbow Dash: You were saying about brakes, Gordon?
Gordon: This isn't the time for a karma comment! We're going to crash!
Gordon reduced steam, but the engine was still going too fast to stop properly. Everyone jumped clear as the engine crashed through the station wall.
Gordon: You've got to be kidding.
Sir Topham Hatt: Well Gordon, you did say you wanted a panoramic view. But this is not the way to get one!
Gordon: *sheepishly* Yes sir. Sorry sir.
Sir Topham Hatt: And from what I've been told, you can consider this punishment for your pompous attitude and for being rude to Neville.
Gordon: *sighs* Right, sir.
When Gordon's engine was repaired again a few days later, they went to Kirk Ronan station for its second official opening. This time, Gordon and Rainbow arrived safely, but the station had a small change.
The wall where the engine had crashed had been repaired, but a hole remained. It was shaped like a smoke box with a short funnel on top, and there was a notice next to it which read "Gordon's View".
Rainbow: Whoa. How did that get there?
Gordon: I haven't a clue, to be honest.
Sir Topham Hatt made a little speech.
Sir Topham Hatt: Your accident, Gordon, gave the workmen an idea. This new panoramic view is here to stay. And I hope you will enjoy it in safety.
Gordon: Thank you, sir. I will.
Gordon: And Neville, I owe you an apology. It was wrong of me to tease you about your engine's brake troubles.
Neville: Thank you, Gordon. I forgive you.
Rainbow Dash: Glad you learned your lesson, Gordon.
Gordon: Same here, Rainbow.