A Proud Day For James is the 10th episode of the 1st Season. It was narrated by George Carlin.
Henry and Gordon often tease James about his Bootlace incident and reckon he's not good enough. However, after Gordon is diverted on the wrong line and ends up back where he started it's James who pulls his Express. James does such a good job that Sir Topham Hatt rewards him by allowing him to pull The Express sometimes to give Gordon a rest. After that, Gordon and James become good friends, especially since they both disagree with cars!