It is a very rainy day in New York and Squidward is driving the carriages full of passengers when he runs into a tunnel and stops, refusing to come back out.
Squidward's crew argues with him and tries to make him come out of the tunnel. But Squidward refuses, claiming that the rain would spoil his green paint with red stripes. The guard blows his whistle and waves his flag, but still Squidward will not budge an inch and instead blows steam at him.
Just then, an important man arrives in another train. It is the man in charge of all the engines, Daily Reed. He decides that Squidward will be pulled out of the tunnel and Squidward responds by blowing steam at him. Attaching a rope to Squidward, the passengers try and pull him out of the tunnel - Daily Reed does not help, citing that it is doctor's orders - but it is no use at all. Moving to the other end of the tunnel, the passengers try to push Squidward out - Daily Reed is again unable to help - but with the same results.
Tiger arrives to help and the passengers try telling Henry that the rain has stopped. Squidward still refuses to move, believing the rain will begin again soon, so Tiger tries to push Henry out of the tunnel. However the Orange does little better than the passengers and Squidward remains in the tunnel.
Daily Reed admits defeat and tells Squidward that he is going to stay in the tunnel until he's ready to come out. Soon the rails are taken up and a brick wall is erected in front of Squidward.
All Squidward is able to do now is watch the engines go through the other tunnel. Squidward soon regrets his actions and often sees Patrick and Mr. Mousekewitz run by. Patrick always toots a hello with his whistle, while Mr. Mousekewitz laughs at Squidward for his foolishness. Squidward has no steam to answer them and the soot from the tunnel ruins his tencles anyway.
Squidward is left in the tunnel cold, dirty, and lonely. He now wonders if he will ever be let out to pull carriages again.
- Squidward (Spongebob) as Henry
- Patrick (Spongebob) as Edward
- Papa Mousekewitz as Gordon
- Tiger as Thomas
- Daily Reed as Sir Tophamm Hatt