Best of Henry is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea dedicated to Henry. Released in June 2005, it has four Season 1 episodes, one Season 3 episode, two Season 4 episodes and two Season 5 episodes.


  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Terence
  • Cranky
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Donald (does not speak)
  • Trevor (does not speak)
  • Douglas (cameo)
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Rheneas (cameo)

Story Stops

  1. Come Out Henry (George Carlin)
  2. Henry To The Rescue (George Carlin)
  3. Henry and The Elephant (George Carlin)
  4. Henry's Forest (George Carlin)
  5. Henry's Special Coal (George Carlin)
  6. The Flying Kipper (George Carlin)
  7. Fish (George Carlin)
  8. Something In The Air (Alec Baldwin)
  9. Haunted Henry (Alec Baldwin)

Bonus Features

  1. 3 DVD Games: Best of Henry Trivia, Henry's Spot The Differences Game and Fun With Colors
  2. Thomas and The Big Big Bridge Read-Along
  3. Character Gallery
  4. Web Fun


  • Narrated by George Carlin and Alec Baldwin.
  • Released on June 14, 2005 by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
  • The Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (2000-2005) and the Season 7 outro are used together.
  • The "Next Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Make Someone Happy" 2000 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Thomas and The Jet Engine" 2004 VHS.
  • These are the following nine episodes that are dedicated to Henry.
  • The end credits are taken from the "Thomas and The Jet Engine" 2004 VHS.
  • The back cover features a deleted scene picture of "Haunted Henry".

Opening Previews

2005 VHS version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro
  6. First few seconds of Come Out Henry

2005 DVD version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas and Friends DVD Collection Trailer
  5. Best of Henry DVD Menu
  6. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  7. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro
  8. First few seconds of Come Out Henry

Closing Previews

2005 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Haunted Henry
  2. Thomas and Friends Season 7 outro
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)

2005 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Haunted Henry
  2. Thomas and Friends Season 7 outro
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)

Opening Credits

  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Cover Artwork

Front Cover (VHS)

  • Henry

Back Cover (VHS)

  • Henry going under a bridge from "Henry To The Rescue"
  • Henry and the workmen at the tunnel from "Henry and The Elephant"
  • Gordon (happy) and Henry (angry) from "Haunted Henry"

Front Cover (DVD)

  • Henry

Back Cover (DVD)

  • Henry going under a bridge from "Henry To The Rescue"
  • Gordon (happy) and Henry (angry) from "Haunted Henry"

Cover Color

  • Dark Green

Running Time

  • 45 Minutes


  • Who's green and big? It's Henry the Green Engine. Join him as he goes for some of his favorite adventures in 9 episodes of usefulness. First, Henry came into a tunnel and refuses to get out. So, Sir Topham Hatt bricked him up. Next, Henry has to take a train called The Flying Kipper and has an accident. Then, Henry tries to save the forest after a storm destroys it. Finally, Henry gets scared of ghosts. But not Old Bailey. So join Henry, our number 3 green engine, in his greatest adventures on the Island of Sodor.


Come Out Henry

  • George Carlin: Once an engine attached to a train was afraid of a few drops of rain. It went into a tunnel and squeaked through its funnel, and wouldn't come out again.
  • (Edward's whistle blows)
  • George Carlin: The engine's name is Henry. His driver and fireman argued with him, but he would not move.
  • Henry: The rain would spoil my lovely green paint and red stripes.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • (The conductor's whistle blowing)
  • George Carlin: The conductor blew his whistle till he had no more breath, and waved his flag till his arms ached, but Henry still stayed in the tunnel and blew steam at him.
  • Henry: I'm not going to spoil my lovely green paint and red stripes for you.
  • George Carlin: Then, along came Sir Topham Hatt, the man of charge of all the engines on the Island of Sodor.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: We will pull you out.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt. But Henry only blew steam at him. Everyone pulled except Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Because...
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: doctor has forbidden me to pull.
  • George Carlin: But still, Henry stayed in the tunnel. Then, they tried pushing from the other end. Sir Topham Hatt said...
  • Sir Topham Hatt; One, two, three, push!
  • George Carlin: ...but he didn't help.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: My doctor has forbidden me to push.
  • George Carlin: He said. They pushed, and pushed, and pushed, but still, Henry stayed in the tunnel. At last, Thomas came along. The conductor waved his red flag and stopped him. Everyone argued with Henry.
  • Everyone: Look, it has stopped raining.
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Henry: Yes, but it will began again soon.
  • George Carlin: Said Henry.
  • Henry: And what will become with green paint with red stripes then?
  • (Thomas arrives at that moment)
  • George Carlin: Thomas pushed and puffed and pushed as hard as ever he could.
  • (Thomas attempts to push)
  • George Carlin: But still Henry stayed in the tunnel.
  • (Thomas continues to push but fails)
  • George Carlin: Eventually, even Sir Topham Hatt gave up.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: We shall take away your rails...
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: ...and leave you here until you're ready to come out of the tunnel.
  • George Carlin: They took up the old rails, and built a wall in front of Henry, so the other engines wouldn't bump into him.
  • (Everyone locks Henry in the tunnel with bricks)
  • George Carlin: All Henry could do was to watch the trains rushing through the other tunnel. He was very sad, because he thought no one would see his lovely green paint and red stripes again. As time went on, Edward and Gordon would often pass by. Edward would say...
  • Edward: Peep, peep! Hello!
  • George Carlin: And Gordon would say...
  • Gordon: Boop, boop, boop! Serves you right!
  • George Carlin: Poor Henry had no steam to answer. His fire had gone out. Soot and dirt from the tunnel had spoilt his lovely green paint with red stripes anyway. How long do you think Henry would stay in the tunnel before he overcomes his fear of the rain, and decides to journey out again?

Nameplates after Come Out Henry

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

Henry To The Rescue

  • George Carlin: Gordon always pull the big express. He was proud of being the only engine strong enough to do so. It was full of important people like Sir Topham Hatt and Gordon will see how fast he can go.
  • Gordon: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Coaches: Trickety-trock, trickety-trock, tricktey-trock!
  • George Carlin: Said the coaches. In a minute, Gordon will see the tunnel where Henry stood bricked up and lonely.
  • Henry: Oh, dear. Why did I worried about rain spoiling my lovely coat of paint? I'd like to come out of the tunnel.
  • George Carlin: But Henry didn't know how to ask.
  • Gordon: I'm going to boop boop at Henry.
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon. He was almost there when... Wheesh! And there was proud Gordon going slower and slower in a cloud of steam. His driver stopped the train.
  • Gordon: What has happen to me?
  • George Carlin: Asked Gordon.
  • Gordon: I feel so weak.
  • Driver: You burst your safety valves.
  • George Carlin: Said the driver.
  • Driver: You can't pull the train anymore.
  • Gordon: Oh dear.
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: We were going so nicely too. And look, there's Henry laughing at me.
  • George Carlin: Everyone came to see Gordon.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Hmph.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: These big engines are always causing me trouble. Send for another engine at once.
  • George Carlin: While the conductor went to find one, they uncoupled Gordon who had enough puff to slink on the siding out of the way. Edward was the only engine left.
  • Edward: I'll come and try.
  • Gordon: Hmph.
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: That's no use. Edward can't push the train.
  • George Carlin: The kind Edward puffed and pushed and pushed and puffed but he couldn't move the heavy coaches.
  • Gordon: I told you so.
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: Why not let Henry try?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Yes.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I will. Will you help pull this train, Henry?
  • Henry: Oh yes.
  • George Carlin: Said Henry. When Henry had got up steam, he puffed out. He was dirty and covered with cobwebs.
  • Henry: Oh, I'm stiffed, I'm stiffed.
  • George Carlin: He groaned.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Have a run to ease your joints and find a turntable.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt. When Henry came back, he felt much better. Then they coupled him up.
  • Edward: Peep peep.
  • George Carlin: Said Edward.
  • Edward: I'm ready.
  • Henry: Peep peep peep.
  • George Carlin: Said Henry.
  • Henry: So am I. Pull hard, we'll do it! Pull hard, we'll do it!
  • George Carlin: They puffed together.
  • Edward: We've done it together! We've done it together!
  • George Carlin: Said Edward and Henry.
  • Coaches: You've done it hurray! You've done it hurray!
  • George Carlin: Sang the coaches. Everyone was excited. Sir Topham Hatt leaned out on the window to wave at Edward and Henry. But the train was going so fast, that his hat blew off into a field where a goat ate it for tea. They never stopped til they came to the station at the end of the line. The passengers all said thank you, and Sir Topham Hatt promised Henry a new coat of paint. One their way home, Edward and Henry helped Gordon back to the shed. All three engines are now great friend. Henry doesn't mind the rain now. He knows that the best way to keep his paint nicely not to run into tunnels, but to ask his driver to rub him down when the day's work was over.

Nameplates after Henry To The Rescue

  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Harold
  • Trevor

Henry and The Elephant

  • George Carlin: Thomas the Tank Engine puffed happily along his branch line with Annie and Clarabel. Sir Topham Hatt was waiting on the platform. He looked at his watch.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done, Thomas. You're right on time and really reliable.
  • Thomas: Thank you, Sir.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Ooh, right on time and really reliable.
  • George Carlin: Hummed the coaches. But the big engines were not feeling cheerful at all.
  • Henry: Where's Percy?
  • George Carlin: Mumbled Henry.
  • Henry: He suppose to fetch our coaches.
  • James: We get no rest.
  • George Carlin: Complained James. He edged angrily onto the turntable and spoke rudely to Henry.
  • James: What's the matter, Henry? There's no rain today. Stop worrying and do some work instead.
  • Henry: I'm not afraid of getting wet anymore.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Henry.
  • Henry: Anyway, you looked silly enough to be a clown you should join the circus.
  • Percy: Oh.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Percy.
  • Percy: So you heard the news?
  • Gordon: What news?
  • Percy: About the circus.
  • James: Percy, what are you talking about?
  • Percy: The circus has arrived.
  • George Carlin: Explained Percy.
  • Percy: I've been shunting special cars. Sir Topham Hatt need your help too.
  • George Carlin: The engines soon forgot to be tired and cross. Until it was time for the circus to leave. Then Gordon and Henry were cross all over again when James got to pull the train away. A little later Sir Topham Hatt returned.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Come along, Henry. A tunnel has blocked down the line. You must take some workmen to investigate.
  • Henry: Pushing cars, pushing cars.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Henry. They stopped outside the tunnel. The workmen went inside. It was very dark and quiet. But not for long.
  • (Elephant trumpeting)
  • Workmen: Help!
  • George Carlin: Shouted the workmen and they ran out.
  • (The Workmen race out of the tunnel)
  • Workman: We started to dig at the block but it grunted and moved.
  • George Carlin: One said.
  • Foreman: Rubbish!
  • George Carlin: Said the foreman.
  • Workman: It's not rubbish. It's big and alive. We're not going in there again.
  • Foreman: Right.
  • George Carlin: Said the foreman.
  • Foreman: I'll ride in the cars and Henry shall push it out.
  • Henry: Weesh!
  • George Carlin: Said Henry unhappily. He had been shut in the tunnel for being afraid of the rain but this was worse. Something big and alive was inside.
  • Henry: Peep! Peep! I don't want to go in.
  • Driver: Neither do I.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: But we must clear the line.
  • Henry: Oh, dear. Oh, dear.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Henry.
  • (Henry goes into the tunnel)
  • George Carlin: Then there was trouble. The block was indeed alive and very strong it began to push the train backwards. Out of the tunnel came Henry, then the cars and last of all a large cross elephant.
  • (Elephant trumpeting)
  • Foreman: Well I never!
  • George Carlin: Cried the foreman. The workmen gave him some cake.
  • (Elephant trumpeting)
  • George Carlin: He drank three buckets of water and it was just about to drink another when Henry let off steam.
  • (Elephant trumpets)
  • George Carlin: Cried the elephant. Water went all over Henry. Poor Henry! The elephant and his keeper was so reunited, but Henry was most upset.
  • Henry: An elephant pushed me! An elephant hoosed me!
  • George Carlin: That night, he told the other engines all about it. Gordon and James felt sorry for Henry, but still teased him.
  • Gordon: First the rain, then an elephant. Whatever will you be afraid of next?
  • Thomas: Never mind, Henry.
  • George Carlin: Murmured Thomas.
  • Thomas: I think you are brave today, and really reliable too.

Nameplates after Henry and The Elephant

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James

Henry's Forest

  • George Carlin: Henry the Green Engine has lived on the Island of Sodor for many years. He wouldn't want to be anywhere else. He liked every part of it from the fields filled with flowers to the white sandy beaches. But there is one place that Henry always enjoyed visiting more than any other. His driver knew this too.
  • Henry's Driver: Come on, Henry.
  • George Carlin: He would sometimes say.
  • Henry's Driver: We made good time today. We'll stop for a while by the forest.
  • George Carlin: Henry loved it here. The forest was filled with broad oaks and tall pines. Henry could remember the day long ago when he and Toby brought some new trees to be planted and Terence and Trevor helped haul them into place. Now he could see the trees growing amongst the others. Henry always felt better for being here. He couldn't really explain why but his driver understood.
  • Henry's Driver: It's peaceful.
  • George Carlin: He said to Henry. But one night, everything changed. The engines were resting in the shed.
  • Thomas: Listen.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Can you hear a strange whistling sound?
  • Toby: It's the wind blowing outside our shed.
  • George Carlin: Replied Toby.
  • Toby: But I never heard of like this before.
  • James: Do you know.
  • George Carlin: Added James.
  • James: If Gordon wasn't here now, I say it was him thundering by with the express.
  • George Carlin: All the engines laughed, except Henry.
  • Henry: I hope the wind won't harm the forest.
  • George Carlin: By morning, the fierce winds have gone but the damage was done. Henry's driver came to see him in the yard.
  • Henry's Driver: Trees have fallen on the line.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Henry's Driver: We must help clear the tracks.
  • George Carlin: Donald set off with the breakdown train and Henry followed. Trees lay everywhere. The hillside now looked so bare. Henry felt sad.
  • Henry: What will happen to all the animals who lived here?
  • George Carlin: He thought. When Henry's flat cars were full of logs, he took them to the timbermill where they will be turned to furniture and other things. Henry was glad the wood was being put to good use, but he was sorry to lose part of his forest.
  • Toby: Oh dear.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Toby to Thomas.
  • Toby: I wish there was something we can do to make things better again.
  • Thomas: Yes indeed.
  • George Carlin: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: But what? We can't mend broken trees.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Hello, Toby.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You do look glum.
  • Toby: I'm sad about the trees.
  • George Carlin: Said Toby.
  • Toby: And so is Henry. The forest is a special place to him. Now some of it was gone.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: We'll soon put that right.
  • George Carlin: Replied Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I have an important job for you, Toby. I will like you to take some freight cars to the forest.
  • George Carlin: When the freight cars arrived, Toby was delighted. They were full of splendid young trees already for plating.
  • Toby: This is the best job I've ever had.
  • George Carlin: Said Toby happily. When Henry returned, he was most surprised. There were Terence and Trevor busily helping the workmen clear the torrents stumps and branches.
  • Terence: Look, Henry.
  • George Carlin: Called Terence.
  • Terence: We're beginning again. The hillside will look better than ever before. You'll see.
  • George Carlin: Now whenever Henry stops by the forest, he could see the new trees growing strong and tall. Sometimes, everywhere was very quiet, and the other times, Henry could hear leaves rustling, or birds wing brushing the air. Often he can hear the distance sounds of children laughing, and always he is happy here.

Nameplates after Henry's Forest

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

Henry's Special Coal

  • George Carlin: One morning, Henry was feeling very sorry for himself. Sometimes he can pull trains, but sometimes he felt he had no strength at all.
  • Henry: I suffer dreadfully and no one cares.
  • James: Rubbish, Henry!
  • George Carlin: Snorted James.
  • James: You don't work hard enough!
  • George Carlin: Sir Topham Hatt spoke to him too.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What's wrong with you, Henry? You have lots of new parts and new paint too, but they've done you no good. If we can't make you better, we must get another engine instead of you to do the work.
  • George Carlin: This made Henry, his driver and fireman very sad. Sir Topham Hatt was waiting when Henry came to the platform. He had taken off his hat and coat and put on overalls. Henry managed to start but his fireman was not satisfied.
  • Henry's Fireman: Henry is a bad steamer.
  • George Carlin: He said to Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Henry's Fireman: I built up his fire, but it doesn't give enough heat.
  • George Carlin: Henry tried very hard, but it was no good. He didn't have enough steam, and came to a stop outside Edward's station.
  • Henry: Oh dear!
  • George Carlin: Thought Henry.
  • Henry: I shall have to go away! Oh dear, oh dear!
  • George Carlin: All he could do is to go slowly onto a siding, and Edward took charge of the train. Sir Topham Hatt and the Fireman went on discussing Henry's troubles.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What do you think is wrong, fireman?
  • George Carlin: Asked Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Henry's Fireman: Excuse me, sir.
  • George Carlin: He answered.
  • Henry's Fireman: But the fact is the coal was wrong. We've had a poor lot lately, and today's it's worse. The other engines can manage. They had big fireboxes. Henry's is small and can't make the heat. With Welsh coal, he'd be a different engine.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It's expensive.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: But Henry must have a fair chance. James shall go and fetch them.
  • George Carlin: When the Welsh coal came, Henry's Driver and Fireman were excited.
  • Henry's Driver and Fireman: Now we'll show 'em, Henry old fellow.
  • George Carlin: They carefully made his fire, putting large lumps of coal like a wall round the outside, then the glowing middle part was covered in smaller lumps.
  • Henry: You're spoiling my fire.
  • George Carlin: Complained Henry.
  • Henry's Fireman: Wait and see.
  • George Carlin: Said the fireman.
  • Henry's Fireman: We'll have a roaring fire just when we wanted.
  • George Carlin: The fireman was right. When Henry reach the platform, the water was boiling nicely, and he had to let off steam.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: How are you, Henry?
  • Henry: Peep, peep, peep! I feel fine!
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Have you a good fire, driver?
  • Henry's Driver: Never better, sir, and plenty of steam.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: No record breaking.
  • George Carlin: Warned Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Don't push him too hard.
  • Henry's Driver: Henry won't need pushing, sir. I'll have to hold him back.
  • George Carlin: Henry had a lovely day. He had never felt so well of his life. He wanted to go fast, but his driver wouldn't let him.
  • Henry's Driver: Steady old fellow.
  • George Carlin: He would say.
  • Henry's Driver: There's plenty of time.
  • George Carlin: They arrived early at the station. Thomas puffed in.
  • Henry: Where have you been, lazybones?
  • George Carlin: Asked Henry.
  • Henry: Oh, I can't wait for dawdling tank engines like you. Goodbye.
  • Thomas: Whoosh!
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas to the coaches.
  • Thomas: Have you ever seen anything like it?
  • George Carlin: Both Annie and Clarabel agreed that they never had.

Nameplates after Henry's Special Coal

  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Harold
  • Trevor

The Flying Kipper

  • George Carlin: One winter evening, Henry's driver said...
  • Henry's Driver: We'll be out early tomorrow. We've got to take the Flying Kipper. Don't tell Gordon, but I think if we pull the Kipper nicely, Sir Topham Hatt will let us pull the express. The special coal they gave you is working well.
  • Henry: Hooray!
  • George Carlin: Cried Henry.
  • Henry: That will be lovely.
  • George Carlin: All kinds of ships use the harbour at the big station by the sea. There are passenger ships, cargo ships and fishing boats also come here. They unload their fish on the key. Some of them goes the shops in the town, and the rest in a special train to other places far away. This is the train the railwaymen called the Flying Kipper. Henry was ready at 5:00. There was snow and frost. Men hustled and shouted loading up the crates of fish. The last door banged, the guard showed his green lamp, and the Flying Kipper was ready to go.
  • Henry: Come on, come on, don't be silly, don't be silly.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Henry to the freight cars. The cars shuttered and groaned.
  • Cars: Trickety-trock, trickety-trock, all right, all right!
  • Henry: That's better, that's better.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Henry. Cloud of smoke and steam poured from his funnel into the cold air, and the fire's light shown brightly.
  • Henry: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: Panted Henry. They were going well. The light grew better, signal light shown green as they passed. Then, a yellow signal appeared ahead. His driver prepared to stop, but the home signal was down.
  • Henry's Driver: All clear, Henry. Away we go.
  • George Carlin: They couldn't know the switches from the main line to a siding were frozen, and a home signal should have been set a danger, but snow had forced it down. A freight train was waited in a siding to let the Flying Kipper past, and a Driver and Fireman were drinking cocoa in the caboose.
  • Conductor: The Kipper is due.
  • George Carlin: Said the conductor.
  • Fireman: Who cares?
  • George Carlin: Said the Fireman.
  • Fireman: This is good cocoa.
  • George Carlin: The driver got up.
  • Driver: Come on, fireman, back to our engine.
  • George Carlin: They got out just in time.
  • (Henry crashes into the break van and comes off the rails completely)
  • George Carlin: Henry's driver and fireman had jumped clear before the crash, but Henry lay dazed and surprised. Sir Topham Hatt came to see him.
  • Henry: The signal was down, Sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Henry.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Cheer up, Henry. It wasn't your fault. Ice and snow cause the accident. I'm sending you to Crewe, a fine place for sick engines. They'll give you your new shape and a larger firebox. You'll feel a different engine, and you won't need special coal anymore. Won't that be nice?
  • Henry: Yes, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Henry doubtfully. Henry liked being a Crewe, but was glad to come home. A crowd of people waited to see him arrive in his new shape. He looked so splendid and strong that they gave him three cheers.
  • Henry: Peep, peep!
  • George Carlin: He whistled.
  • Henry: Thank you very much!
  • George Carlin: I'm sorry to say that a lot of little children were often late for school, because they waited to see Henry go by. They often see him pulling the express. He does it so well that Gordon is jealous. But that's another story.

Nameplates after The Flying Kipper

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James


  • George Carlin: On starry night when the moon is full and the air still, you can hear the sounds of faraway ships and distant laughter. They echoed over the hills and through the valleys, down calm canals and sleepy inlets. Every engine knows that these are the sounds that say the harbour is hard at work at the big station by the sea. One night, a special load of fish was ordered. Sir Topham Hatt decided that extra vans must be added to the train that the men called The Flying Kipper. The only vans available were old ones. They had not been used for a long time. Henry waited impatiently by the quayside as Duck shunted them into position. Thomas puffed by with the mail train.
  • Thomas: Hello, Duck. Going fishing? I'd take care if I were you.
  • Duck: Why?
  • George Carlin: Huffed Duck.
  • Thomas: Well for one thing...
  • George Carlin: Puffed Thomas remembering his own experience.
  • Thomas: ...if fish get into an engine's boiler they always cause trouble. And for another, fish can be awfully smelly. And I know what I'm talking about. Good night.
  • George Carlin: Henry grunted dreadfully.
  • Henry's Driver: You'll just have to put up with it, Henry.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Henry's Driver: At least the extra load will mean you can have another engine help us up Gordon's Hill.
  • (Henry puffs away)
  • George Carlin: Meanwhile, Duck was waiting at Edward's station so that he could help the heavy train by pushing from behind. Henry made good progress. When he reached the platform his driver stopped the train beyond the platform. Then Henry gave a special signal.
  • Henry: Peep, peep, peep, peep! I need help please?
  • Duck: Peep, peep!
  • George Carlin: Replied Duck.
  • Duck: I won't be long.
  • George Carlin: Duck buffered gently up to Henry's train. He was not coupled on. Henry would then be able to run on without stopping when they reached the top of the hill.
  • Duck: Ready!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Duck and off they went. Soon they reached Gordon's Hill.
  • Henry: Push hard, push hard.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Henry.
  • Duck: We're doing it, we're doing it.
  • George Carlin: Replied Duck. Henry was pulling his train harder than he realized.
  • (The lamp from the fourth van comes off all of a sudden)
  • George Carlin: Duck felt the weight on his buffers slacking. Then Duck noticed something else.
  • Duck: There's no sign of a tail lamp.
  • George Carlin: He thought. He whistled, but there was no reply. Meanwhile Henry had noticed something too.
  • Henry: My train's getting heavier.
  • George Carlin: He thought to himself.
  • Henry: I'm slowing down.
  • George Carlin: Then there was trouble.
  • (Duck smashes into the vans, causing Henry to come to a stop)
  • George Carlin: No one was hurt. But a strong smell of fish hung in the air. Next day, workmen found a broken tail lamp at the bottom of the hill. Sir Topham Hatt spoke kindly to Duck.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: The accident wasn't your fault. We should've checked that this tail lamp was fixed on properly. We'll soon have you in working order again.
  • Duck: Thank you, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Duck sadly.
  • Duck: Thomas told me to be careful with fish. They got me in a right pickle, didn't they?

Nameplates after Fish

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

Something In The Air

  • Alec Baldwin: One day, Thomas was at the quayside of a small village. Fish were being loaded into his cars. The work took a long time, the fishermen were using old equipment and Thomas was worried.
  • Thomas: I'm going to be late for Henry at the docks. He won't like this. Please hurry up.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas was rudely interrupted.
  • (The crate containing fish inside falls on top of Thomas)
  • Alec Baldwin: His driver and fireman laughed.
  • Thomas: Phew!
  • Alec Baldwin: Sniffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: What a pong!
  • Alec Baldwin: He was glad when they were speeding along the beautiful coastal run. Then, they saw a man waving a red flag.
  • Thomas: What's the matter now?
  • Man: High tides are damaging the track.
  • Alec Baldwin: Reported the man.
  • Man: I've marked the spot.
  • Thomas' Driver: We'll go and inspect.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said the Driver.
  • (Thomas heads for the damaged track)
  • Thomas' Driver: It would be dangerous for heavy engines like Henry.
  • Alec Baldwin: Agreed the driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: But for Thomas, it's safe enough.
  • Alec Baldwin: The guard left a red oil lamp by the damaged track to warn engines.
  • Guard: When we get to the docks, I'll tell them to close the line.
  • Alec Baldwin: Henry was waiting for Thomas' cars.
  • Henry: Pah! You're late and that smell is making me ill!
  • Thomas: It's the fish!
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: And there's danger on the rails. That's why we're late.
  • Henry: Pah! You're the only danger on the rails, Thomas. Now stop wasting time and get my cars hitched to my train.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas' driver and fireman were in the yard master's office when they heard Henry's whistle. He was steaming out of the station with his long heavy train called The Flying Kipper.
  • Thomas' Driver: What route is Henry taking tonight?
  • Alec Baldwin: Asked the Driver.
  • Yard Master: The coastal run. It's the quickest.
  • Thomas' Driver: But I told you!
  • Alec Baldwin: Gasped the driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: That's dangerous for a big engine like Henry!
  • Alec Baldwin: The yard master quickly phoned the signalman. Henry roared past the signalbox.
  • Henry: I'll soon make up for lost time.
  • Alec Baldwin: The signalman couldn't hear the warning. By the time he did, Henry was far away in a cloud of steam. But when Henry reached the coastal track, his hopes for a fast run were dashed. Fog floated everywhere.
  • Henry: I can't see!
  • Alec Baldwin: Cried Henry. Nor could his driver. And when he could, it was too late.
  • (Henry falls down into the deep water)
  • Alec Baldwin: As soon as the tide was high enough, Henry was craned out of the water.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Engines don't swim, Henry. You were meant to deliver fish not swim with them. You should know that by now.
  • Henry: Yes, sir. I'm sorry, sir.
  • Alec Baldwin: When Henry arrived at the docks, Cranky the Crane looked down on him.
  • Cranky: My, my, Henry. I expect you'll have some fishy tales to tell. But take my advice, have a long hosedown first.
  • Alec Baldwin: But there was worse to come.
  • Boy 1: Look! They've caught all this fish and a green whale too.
  • Boy 2: It's not a whale, it's a monster.
  • Alec Baldwin: Henry was most upset. Thomas now felt sorry for Henry.
  • Thomas: Come on. Your driver says it's time for a nice washdown. Then you'll feel much better.
  • Alec Baldwin: And Henry did.
  • Henry: I'm sorry I was rude to you, Thomas.
  • Thomas: That's all right. But can you smell something?
  • Henry: W-W-What?
  • Thomas: Fresh air.
  • Henry: Oh yes.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Henry happily.

Nameplates after Something In The Air

  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Harold
  • Trevor

Haunted Henry

  • Alec Baldwin: It was a moonlit night. Henry was taking a goods train to the station by the lake.
  • (Owl hoots)
  • Edward: Whenever that owl hoots, a mist rolls in.
  • Alec Baldwin: Murmured Edward.
  • Edward: There's a legend that when the mist is about, there's a ghost about too. Take care on the old line, Henry.
  • Henry: Stupid bird!
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Henry.
  • Henry: Owls, mists, ghosts. Edward's going soft to the boiler. There's no mist.
  • Alec Baldwin: But Henry was wrong.
  • Henry: What's that?
  • Alec Baldwin: Cried Henry.
  • Henry's Driver: It's an amber lamp.
  • Alec Baldwin: Murmured his driver.
  • Henry's Driver: That means proceed with caution. Who's there?
  • Alec Baldwin: No one replied. Henry crepted slowly forward. He stopped by a tree. It had a sign nailed to it: Beware of The Viaduct. The driver was surprised.
  • Henry's Driver: No one warned us about that before and look, the signal's red and the gates are closed. A-a-and there's a fogman's coat. But where is his owner?
  • Alec Baldwin: Then, they saw a light move within a station building.
  • Henry: G-g-g-g-ghosts!
  • Alec Baldwin: Exclaimed Henry.
  • Henry: Edward was right.
  • Henry's Driver: Something very strange is happening.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver.
  • Henry's Driver: I think it's best we go back.
  • Henry: So do I!
  • Alec Baldwin: Agreed Henry. By morning, the mist had cleared. A workman was talking about the unsafe viaduct.
  • Workman: Lucky you didn't cross it last night.
  • Henry's Driver: Yes, but we don't know who warned us?
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Henry's driver. Later that day, he spoke to Henry.
  • Henry's Driver: The viaduct has been repaired. We can take our train back along the old line tonight.
  • Alec Baldwin: Henry really didn't want to. But when nightfall came, he was sizzling nicely. Suddenly, an owl hooted and then Gordon thundered by.
  • Freight Car: Oh look. Henry's spooked.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said a freight car.
  • (Freight Cars giggling)
  • Henry: Be quiet!
  • Alec Baldwin: Snapped Henry.
  • Henry: I'm not scared.
  • Alec Baldwin: But he was. A little later, the fog came down. As they approached the same area, they saw the amber light again.
  • Henry's Driver: Here we go.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Henry's driver. Then, unknown to Henry, the gates mysteriously closed by themselves and the signal went red. The freight cars had seen everything and they were spooked.
  • Freight Cars: Faster, faster. There's a ghost about.
  • Henry: Stop, stop!
  • Alec Baldwin: Yelled Henry. A mysterious figure watched Henry go by. Ahead was a landslide blocking the line. Henry braked hard but the freight cars hit some of the rubble and plunged into the ravine.
  • (The freight cars fall down and crashed towards the ground with a loud Kuh-Thud)
  • Alec Baldwin: Just then, Henry's driver saw a strange sight coming towards them.
  • Henry's Driver: What's that?
  • Alec Baldwin: He said. The fireman laughed.
  • Henry's Fireman: That's our ghost. It's Old Bailey the Fogman.
  • Alec Baldwin: Old Bailey was very cross.
  • Old Bailey: I tried to warn you about the viaduct. Why didn't ye pay attention?
  • Henry's Driver: We're sorry.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied the driver.
  • Henry's Driver: Is there anything we can do to thank you?
  • Old Bailey: I like to operate that old station. If you let me, I promise I wont spook Henry again.
  • Alec Baldwin: And in a little while, Old Bailey's wish was granted.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You and your station will be really useful.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Let's hear a hearty thank you to the friendliest, eh, ghost on the island.
  • Alec Baldwin: Everyone cheered. Especially Henry, who was the happiest of all.

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