When Gordon took a railtour to Carlisle, Pip and Emma were asked to take the Express back to Tidmouth for him. Pip's cooling system was faulty, but Emma was in order and so off they went. Unfortunately, Emma failed near Crovan's Gate and so James pulled them back home. The engines were quick to befriend Pip and Emma, and after Gordon had returned Douglas took them back to Barrow-in-Furness.
In 1995, Pip and Emma were borrowed to take a royal personage and some guests to Tidmouth for the Railway Series' Golden Jubilee. Following Privatisation, the Fat Controller purchased them to run a faster service to London.