|Season One, Episode One|
|Air date||February 4th, 2011|
Desperate Measures is the first episode of season 1.
Early one morning at Tidmouth Sheds, The Fat Controller tells Gordon that the express is a bit heavier than usual. At Knapford, Gordon collects the train and moves off. Meanwhile, at the sheds, James is taking on water and tells Percy to hurry up with his goods train.
At Tidmouth, Gordon feels a pain in his boiler and it begins to get worse and he cannot pull the train anymore. James arrives to find Gordon in a siding. With Gordon's boiler tubes collapsed, and James not being able to start the train, Percy has to help out. They arrive at Elsbridge where Henry is waiting for them. James apologizes to Percy for being rude.
- A Railway Series story, Triple Header is referenced by Gordon's driver.
- The Trainz junction arrows can be seen.
- Henry is in his old shape at Elsbridge.