Lights and Sounds James was a special model of James that was released in 2006 and discontinued in 2009. He had a working headlamp and made a chugging noise when he pulled. He also made the sounds of his whistle blowing or letting off steam when the button on his roof was pushed.
- Roll and Whistle James is considered the successor to this item.
- The Lights and Sounds James was part of the Lead Paint Crisis.