Fred looks back with satisfaction over a life of gentle contentment.
Now on his second marriage, Fred resolves to make some concessions - but the oily cap stays.
Fred is abandoned by his family and is alarmed to find himself pursued by ladies who want to share his lonely life; however, he sticks to his work, taking on a job as dangerous as any he has ever tackled.
Fred opts to spend his holiday with a steam engine in Stockport, though his wife finds Greece a far more attractive proposition.
Fred's first film brings him a whiff of fame which is not wholly welcome, especially as it interrupts his work on the wreck of a steam tractor; he is further distracted by being taken off on a vacation to Blackpool.
This episode finds a younger Fred in the midst of a spectacular felling job that sets him on the road to fame.