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White Van Man is a magazine story.
Whilst at the docks, Thomas sees a van speeding out of a ship and narrowly missing Bertie. Bertie tells Thomas that it was the famous "white van man" who recklessly delivers parcels. Later, the white van man was grumbling when he had to stop at a level crossing for Henry and Mavis. Then he is in such a hurry he does not lock the van doors properly and a mattress he is delivering flies out and George, who's behind him, flattens it. His last delivery is for Sir Topham Hatt, and whilst delivering it he parks at the Main Station, blocking Sir Topham's car in the parking space. The white van man has his van clamped and misses his ferry home.