BiggestThomasFan's The Adventure Begins sequels ideas is a series of ideas made by BiggestThomasFan.
Since the Thomas and Friends special, The Adventure Begins, is based on the first two books of The Railway Series by the Reverend W. Awdry, and a sequel is planned for the future, I thought of some ideas for sequels to The Adventure Begins, as seen here. Each special is based on two of the books written by the Reverend W. Awdry.
(Note: These are not officially canon to my episodes ideas because some railway series stories will appear on both here and as an episode idea by me.)
Red and Blue Engines Adventures
James is very proud of his new coat of red paint, and thinks he's a really splendid engine. A few days after he returned from the steamworks, Sir Topham Hatt asks him to work with Edward on pulling coaches. Then, when some passengers come to admire James, he gets so happy that he lets off steam and sprays a shower of water on Sir Topham Hatt. The next day, he goes so fast with some coaches, he causes a hole in one of his coaches that has to be repaired with some newspaper and bootlace from a passenger named Jeremiah Jobling. When Sir Topham Hatt hears the news, he decides that James needs to stay in the sheds for a while.
Meanwhile, Thomas has become proud of his branch line, and thinks it's the most important part of the whole railway. One day, Thomas gets impatient when he has to wait for Henry's train, which is late. Thomas' driver tries to remind the tank engine of what happened the last time he got impatient with a train, but Thomas doesn't listen. When Henry arrives, the passengers climb aboard Thomas' train, and the guard trips on a lady's umbrella, causing him to be left behind. But Thomas doesn't realize this until they come to a signal telling him to stop. When the guard finally reaches them, he tells Thomas, his crew and the passengers what had happened.
The next day, Thomas sees some people fishing near the Elsbridge viaduct and wishes he can go fishing. The next time Thomas comes to Elsbridge station, he needs more water, but the water tower there is out of order. So Thomas' driver decides to get water from the river. They do so, but then Thomas has a pain in his boiler. At Ffarquhar station, Thomas puffs into a siding. Soon, Sir Topham Hatt and an inspector arrive. They soon find out that there's fish in Thomas' boiler. So Thomas' driver and fireman, Sir Topham and the inspector take turns fishing in Thomas' tanks. Then they have a lovely picnic supper of fish and chips. Thomas decides afterwards that fishing is too uncomfortable for engines.
A few days later, Sir Topham Hatt comes to see James at Tidmouth Sheds and lets him out to pull a goods train. The trucks play tricks on James and even break away on Gordon's hill. But James tries again, and manages to get the trucks to Maron. Sir Topham Hatt is very pleased with James.
Then, autumn comes to Sodor. Thomas meets an orange tractor named Terence plowing fields by his branch line. Thomas teases Terence about his caterpillar tracks, even though Terence tells him that he can go anywhere. When winter arrives, Thomas has to wear a snowplough, which he dislikes. Thomas bangs his snowplough so much that he is unable to wear it. But when he gets stuck in a snowdrift, a bus takes his passengers and Terence pulls him out of the snowdrift. Thomas thanks Terence, and the two of them become good friends.
In the spring, Thomas meets Bertie, the bus who took Thomas' passengers when he was stuck in the snow. After Bertie teases Thomas about being slow, they have a race. During the race, Thomas worries that he'll lose due to having to stop for passengers. But in the end, he ends up winning because he goes through the tunnel near Ffarquhar while Bertie has to go over the hill. Afterwards, Thomas and Bertie become great friends.
- Annie and Clarabel
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Jeremiah Jobling
- Gordon (cameo)
- Jerome and Judy (cameo)
- James the Really Splendid Engine
- The Snow Song
- This special is based on the events of James the Red Engine and Tank Engine Thomas Again.
- A reference to Thomas' Train is made.
Trouble on Sodor
Ever since Thomas left the yard to run his branch line, Henry, Gordon and James have missed him very much, and are even more upset that they now have to fetch their own coaches. But they soon forget to be cross when a circus comes to Sodor. But then Gordon and Henry get cross all over again James gets to take the circus train away.
Then one morning, a few days after the circus leaves, Henry is told to take some workmen to his tunnel, which is blocked. The workmen try to dig at the block, but it grunts and moves. So the foreman decides to ride in the trucks and have Henry push it out. The blockage turns out to be an elephant from circus, who pushes Henry and his trucks back out. The workmen give the elephant some cake, sandwiches and water. But then Henry lets off steam, which frightens the elephant, who sprays water all over Henry. This makes Henry feel very silly.
The next day, Gordon tries turn on a turntable, but he unbalances it, and ends up having to pull the express backwards. Thomas teases Gordon when he sees the latter pulling the express backwards. Even James laughs at Gordon. But then, when James has to turn around on a turntable, the wind picks up and James spins around very fast. That night, Gordon, Henry and James have an indignation meeting, where they all agree to go on strike.
When Sir Topham Hatt hears what the big engines have done the next day, he decides to ask Edward to fetch coaches for the big engines. However, Gordon, Henry and James tease Edward. So, Sir Topham Hatt decides that they need another tank engine on his railway. He goes to workshop, and finds a small green engine, who he names Percy. Sir Topham Hatt then asks Thomas and Edward to run the main line while Gordon, Henry and James are shut up in the sheds for a while, and Percy to run the branch line.
A week later, Sir Topham Hatt comes to see the big engines at Tidmouth Sheds. He tells them that he'll let them out if they promise to work hard and never go on strike again, which Gordon, Henry and James agree to do. Afterwards, Sir Topham Hatt decides to take his family on holiday to the mainland.
While on holiday, Sir Topham Hatt meets a tram engine named Toby, who runs a tramway line with his coach, Henrietta. The Hatt family take a ride on Toby, and Sir Topham Hatt is impressed. They visit Toby everyday for two weeks. But when it is time for them to leave, Toby is very sad.
Back on Sodor, other things have been happening. Percy becomes careless on the main line, and gets horrified when Gordon almost crashes into him. Then he races backwards with no driver or fireman, and rolls into a bank of earth. Then, Thomas gets into trouble with a policeman, who calls the tank engine "dangerous to the public", due to not having cowcatchers and side plates. Sir Topham Hatt tries to straight things out, but it's no good. Sir Topham Hatt starts to think that they would have to make cowcatchers and side plates for Thomas when he remembers meeting Toby while on holiday. So he writes to Toby's controller and requests for Toby to come to Sodor.
Soon, Toby and his coach, Henrietta arrive on Sodor. Toby makes the trucks behave better than Thomas did. Thomas is jealous at first. But he is so pleased when Toby rings his bell and frightens the policeman that they become firm friends.
James is rude to Toby at first, and calls him and Henrietta "dirty objects". But then, James has to take a slow goods train, which he hates. He bumps his trucks so much that the trucks are determined to get back at him. At the top of Gordon's hill, the trucks push James down the hill. James ends up crashing into some tar wagons and get covered in tar. When Toby and Percy arrive to help clear the mess, they tease James. Sir Topham Hatt is very pleased with them for clearing the mess and helping James home. He awards Toby with a new coat of paint, and also promises him that Henrietta will have one too.
When Christmas time comes, Thomas and Toby are very busy on the branch line. One rainy day, Thomas is traveling along when he notices a red dressing gown hanging from the cottage window. It belonged to Mrs. Kyndley, an old lady who lives by the line. She was warning Thomas about a landslide blocking their line. Thomas, his driver and fireman are very grateful.
On Christmas Day, Toby, Thomas, Annie, Clarabel and Henrietta travel back to Mrs. Kyndley's cottage to thank her for preventing the accident and saving the lives of Thomas's driver, fireman, guard and passengers. Sir Topham Hatt gives Mrs. Kyndley a ticket to Bournemouth and hopes that she gets well in the sunshine. Thomas is very grateful to have Really Useful Friends on his branch line.
- Annie and Clarabel
- Jerome and Judy
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Lady Hatt
- Stephen Hatt
- Bridget Hatt
- Mrs. Kyndley
- Terence (cameo)
- Bertie (cameo)
- Little Engines
- This special is based on the events of Troublesome Engines and Toby the Tram Engine.
Henry and Gordon in Trouble
Sometimes, Henry is able to pull trains, but other times, he feels as if he has no strength at all. One morning, he feels very ill, and very sorry for himself. Sir Topham Hatt tells Henry that if they can't make him better, they would have to get another engine to do his work. Sir Topham Hatt decides to ride in Henry's cab when the green engine takes his first train to find out what the problem is. At Wellsworth station, he and Henry's fireman find out that it's coal is wrong. Henry's fireman suggests using Welsh coal for Henry, which Sir Topham Hatt agrees. A few days later, the Welsh coal arrives, and Henry is now able to work a lot better than before.
Soon, winter arrives on Sodor. And one evening, Henry has to pull the Flying Kipper. He has a good run until he and his crew see a yellow signal that warns them to slow down. But the signal arm is down, which shows them that they can go through. However, Henry and his crew can't tell that the points from the main line to a siding are frozen, and Henry gets diverted into the siding. A goods train is waiting in the siding to let the Flying Kipper past, and the engine's driver and fireman are drinking cocoa in the brakevan. They get out of the van to return to their engine just in time, as Henry crashes into the van and comes off the rails. Sir Topham Hatt decides to send Henry to Crewe, a place on the mainland for sick engines. Henry is given a new shape and a larger firebox, and does not need Welsh coal anymore. Henry pulls the express so well that Gordon is jealous.
A few days after Henry returns to Sodor, Gordon complains about the green engine getting a new shape and that Henry whistles too much. This makes Henry feel upset. But later that day, Henry meets up Edward at Wellsworth station when they hear a loud whistle. It turns out to be Gordon, who's whistle is jammed. He whistles all the way to Knapford, where Sir Topham Hatt orders his crew to take him away and stop the noise. So Gordon puffs away into a siding, and two fitters knock his whistle valve in place. The other engines find it funny, but no one mentions whistles.
A week later, Gordon has to take a goods train from Vicarstown to Knapford, which makes him cross. Edward pushes Gordon to the turntable, due to the latter's fire being slow to start. As Gordon is being turned on the turntable, he comes up with an idea to get out of pulling his train. When the table is halfway around, Gordon moves slowly forward to jam it, but can't stop himself and rolls into a ditch. Sir Topham Hatt tells Edward to take the goods train, and leaves Gordon in the ditch, as there's no time to help him now. It's not till evening when Gordon is pulled out of the ditch. Sir Topham Hatt scolds Gordon severely, and punishes him by putting him on goods work until he can be trusted.
Henry and James take turns pulling the express. One day, Henry is pulling it when he goes under a bridge and some boys throw stones at him and the coaches. The stones scratch Henry's paintwork and break the windows in the coaches. But Henry's driver comes up with a plan to get back at the boys. He's going to have Henry sneeze at the boys. At the station just before the bridge, Henry's driver tells the passengers that Henry has plenty of ashes and suggests that they keep all the windows shut until they've past the bridge. When they arrive at the bridge, Henry sneezes as hard as he can and blows smoke and ashes at the boys. Henry is then sent to get a new coat of paint to cover his scratches.
The next day, James is taking the express. When he comes to Gordon's hill, he wheels slips on some leaves that had been blown off trees during a storm. He slips all the way back down the hill. However, Gordon is nearby with a goods train and offers to help James over the hill. Thanks to Gordon, James was able to get over the hill and be on time with the express.
The next day, Thomas meets Gordon at the junction to his branch line. Thomas teases the big engine about his ditch incident, much to Annie and Clarabel's dismay. Thomas is then sent to work at the lead mines. The lines are strong enough to hold up trucks, but not the weight of engines. There's also a large board warning engines about it, but Thomas thinks the board is silly and decides to go past it. He does so, but he falls into the mine. Sir Topham Hatt saw the whole thing, and scolds Thomas severely. Thomas then asks to come out of the hole. So Sir Topham Hatt asks Gordon to pull Thomas out. Gordon does so, and then Thomas apologizes to Gordon for teasing him. Then the two engines form an alliances.
When Thomas and Gordon arrive home that evening, Sir Topham Hatt tells all the engines that Queen Elizabeth II is coming to visit Sodor. All the engines start to wonder who will pull the royal train. Edward thinks he's too old to pull, and Gordon thinks he's in disgrace. James thinks he'll be chosen, but Henry tells the red engine that he can't climb hills and that he'll be chosen to pull the train. But a few days later, Henry's smoke blinds a painter on a ladder. The painter falls on Henry's tender and his paint pot falls on Henry's dome. Sir Tohpam Hatt remarks that that won't do for the royal train and needs to make other arrangements. He then meets up with Gordon and Thomas. They both apologize for their behavior lately. Gordon also asks if Thomas can have his branch line back, and Thomas asks if Gordon can pull coaches again. Sir Topham Hatt decides that when the queen comes, Thomas will look after the coaches, Edward will go in front to clear the line and Gordon will pull the royal train.
On that day, Henry, James, Percy and Toby work hard bringing people to Knapford. Thomas sorts out their coaches in the yard. And soon, Edward steams in telling everyone that the queen is here. Then Gordon arrives pulling the royal train. Queen Elizabeth II thanks Sir Topham Hatt for a splendid ride and sees all the engines. When it's time for her to leave, Queen Elizabeth II speaks specially to Thomas, Edward and Gordon. No engines ever felt prouder than those three.
- Annie and Clarabel
- Jerome and Judy
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Queen Elizabeth II
- Emily (cameo)
- Henrietta (cameo)
- Night Train
- That's What Friends Are For
- This special is based on the events of Henry the Green Engine and Gordon the Big Engine.
- This is much like ThomasandMichael's Adventure Begins sequel idea, "Big Engines in Trouble", except this one includes the RWS stories, "Henry's Sneeze" and "Leaves".
- Emily cameos as the engine with the goods train that Henry crashes into.
Big Adventures for Edward and Percy
Edward starts to get old, and clanks as he puffs along. One day, while taking empty cattle trucks to a market town, he puffs by a cow field. The cows are not used to trains, as the noise and smokes disturbs them. The cows break through the fence, run across the line and break a coupling on Edward's train, leaving some of his trucks to be left behind. Henry and Gordon soon hear about the accident and laugh and tease Edward, but Toby tells Edward that they've never met cows, and that he has and knows the trouble cows are.
A few days later, Gordon is puffing along the line when he comes to a bridge and notices that there is a cow on it. His crew try to send the cow away, but she wouldn't go. Then Henry arrives, and backs away nervously saying that he doesn't want to hurt her. Henry's guard hurries back to the nearest station to warn everyone about the cow on the line. The porter says that it might be Bluebell and that her calf is hear looking for her mother. So Percy takes the calf to the bridge, where Bluebell and her calf are reunited. The story soon spreads, and that evening, Edward chuckles about Gordon and Henry's encounter with Bluebell the Cow, which makes the big engines feel embarrassed.
The next day, Edward is delivering scrap to the Crocks Scrapyard, where he finds an old traction engine named Trevor. Trevor tells Edward that he's going to be broken up next week, and tells Edward about all the work he used to do. Edward wants to help Trevor, but he's not sure how. Later, at Wellsworth Station, he meets the Vicar of Wellsworth. Edward and his crew tell him about Trevor and ask him to buy Trevor, and the vicar replies saying "We'll see".
Trevor's driver, Jem Cole comes to see the traction engine on Saturday, and tells him that the vicar might buy him, which makes Trevor excited. So Jem Cole gives Trevor a polish, and when the vicar arrives, Trevor rides around the scrapyard feeling happier than ever. The vicar manages to buy Trevor cheap, and now Trevor lives at the vicarage orchard.
A few days later, Edward arrives at Wellsworth late, which makes James cross and thinks that Edward is just old iron. But the next day, James' driver starts to feel ill, and while the fireman gets a relief driver, two boys wander into James' cab and start James. Edward chases after him and after a long chase, an inspector manages to hook James with a length of rope. Afterwards, James apologizes to Edward for being rude, and Sir Topham Hatt sends Edward to the steamworks to be repaired. The boys soon get caught and punished, and James' driver recovers in the hospital.
Meanwhile, Percy starts to get a bit too cheeky to the big engines. First, he plays a trick on Gordon, making him thinking that his express is ready, only to find some coal trucks. Then, he tells James to stay in the sheds and that Sir Topham Hatt will come and see him. So James stays in the sheds, and the other engines have to do his work for him. But James soon finds out the truth when he hears that Sir Topham Hatt is away. When Sir Topham Hatt returns, he's very cross with James and Percy for causing confusion and delay.
The next day, Gordon and James play a trick on Percy, by telling him that there are backing signals on the railway. Percy believes them, and when he comes to a signal set at danger, it's arm moves up instead of down. Percy thinks it's a backing signal, and starts to reverse. But his driver tells him that there are no such things as backing signals. Then Gordon, who had seen the whole thing, puffs by and laughs and Percy. This makes Percy feel embarrassed.
A few days later, Sir Topham Hatt tells Percy that a new engine is coming to the railway to work in the yard. He tells Percy that the new engine is bigger than him and could do the work alone. He also offers Percy to help build his new harbor, which Percy accepts. Soon, the new engine arrives, and introduces himself as 'Montague', but is usually called 'Duck' because other engines have said that he waddles. Even though he doesn't really waddles, he likes Duck better than Montague. Sir Topham Hatt then asks Percy to show Duck around, and soon the two tank engines are very busy. Henry, Gordon and James meet Duck and try to order him about. They even make quacking noises to him. This makes Percy cross, and tells Duck that they try to order him about as well. So Duck comes up with plan, and whispers it to Percy. Later, they block the big engines' way to the sheds, and refuse to let them in. Sir Topham Hatt arrives and tells all five engines off. Percy then leaves to work at the harbor, and Duck manages the work alone.
Percy works hard at the harbor. One day, he stops at an airfield close by the harbor, and meets a helicopter named Harold, who thinks railway are slow and out of date. That makes Percy cross. Later, he's taking stone trucks to harbor when he sees Harold flying in the sky. Percy and his crew decide to race Harold to the harbor. So Percy puffs as fast as he can to the harbor. When they arrive, his fireman sees that Harold is still looking for a place to land, and declares Percy the winner. He even sings a song about the race, and Percy loves it.
A few days later, Thomas takes some children to their Sunday School, and asks Percy to take them home. Percy promises to do so. But when he picks up the children, it starts to rain heavily. Percy stops in front of a flooded paddock, but can't go back, as a bridge has collapsed. As he crosses the paddock, water sloshes into his fire and he stops. Percy struggles on, fuelled by floorboards from Clarabel. After Harold drops some supplies for them, they make it to safety, and Sir Topham Hatt congratulates the two.
- Annie and Clarabel
- Sir Topham Hatt
- The Vicar of Wellsworth
- Jem Cole
- Never Never Never Give Up
- Harold the Helicopter
- This special is based on the events of Edward the Blue Engine and Percy the Small Engine.
Surprises on the Skarloey Railway
When Edward went to the steamworks to be mended, he met Skarloey, an old narrow gauge engine. While Edward waits for the workmen to mend him, he gets put into a siding by Skarloey's shed. Skarloey then tells him about his friend, Rheneas, who's being repaired on the mainland and his work. When Edward goes into the steamworks, Skarloey dozes off into the sunshine.
Two new engines named Sir Handel and Peter Sam arrive on the Skarloey Railway. Peter Sam is kind, but Sir Handel is rude. When Sir Handel has to go out and work, he insults the coaches by calling them cattle trucks, and they get vengeance by holding back on a hill. Mr. Percival scolds Sir Handel, and he behaves until he is sent to work at the quarry one day. He purposely derails himself, and is sent to the shed in disgrace.
While Sir Handel is left in the shed, Peter Sam has to do all the work himself. One day, he has so much fun getting ready that he arrives at Crovan's Gate late, and Henry threatens that he will leave without Peter Sam's passengers if it happens again. Peter Sam is so worried that at the lake he starts off without the Refreshment Lady. She is rather miffed, but bursts out laughing when she hears Peter Sam's story, and explains that Henry was joking. Peter Sam is furious, but Henry has wisely left!
One Market Day, Peter Sam needs to be repaired, so Sir Handel has to take the coaches. They still do not trust him and when he has to stop suddenly they are bumped, so to pay him out they derail him at the points. Skarloey offers to take the train home, but a spring breaks and Skarloey tilts. Despite this, he braves the journey home, and Mr. Percival sends him to be mended.
With Skarloey gone, Mr. Percival has to bring in another engine to help Sir Handel and Peter Sam. He brings in a little orange diesel named Rusty. But Sir Handel still complains, as he has to mostly work with trucks, who dislike Sir Handel. Gordon sees how cross Sir Handel is, and advises him to get out of work by pretending to be sick. Sir Handel does so next morning, and Peter Sam and Rusty take his trucks for him. Peter Sam later goes to the slate mines to collect more trucks. Some mistake him for Sir Handel, and decide to play a trick on him. They snap their chain and run into him. Peter Sam is rescued by Rusty and goes to the shed. Sir Handel apologises and Mr. Percival tells him to do Peter Sam's work as well as his own. Sir Handel then tells Mr. Percival about Gordon. Mr. Percival then tells Sir Topham Hatt, who scolds Gordon severely for telling Sir Handel to play a trick and punishes the big blue engine by not letting him pull the express for a week.
Because of Peter Sam's accident, another engine has to come to the Skarloey Railway. Mr. Percival brings in a yellow steam engine named Duncan, who's bouncy and rude. He also likes sing and sway as he puffs along the line. Before long, Skarloey returns from the mainland feeling much better. Peter Sam is delighted to see Skarloey again, and they talk about the going-ons of the railway while Skarloey was away. However, they are interrupted when Skarloey's crew arrive to tell him that Duncan has gotten stuck in the tunnel. Skarloey takes some workmen to help Duncan, and takes his train home. Mr. Percival rebukes Duncan, who behaves for the rest of the evening.
The next day, Skarloey meets Rusty and compliments him on his work on the line. Rusty mentions that the line before Cros-ny-Cuirn is dangerous and he is afraid Duncan will derail. Duncan overhears, and insults Rusty. Rusty, who gets cross at Duncan, leaves him to get his own coaches. Duncan ends up being late, and James tells him about the time he "supposedly" made Diesel leave single-handedly. Duncan is impressed, and is so focused on sending Rusty packing that he comes off at the dangerous line. When Rusty hears, he grudgingly assists, and Duncan apologizes to Rusty that evening.
A few days later, some men are coming to look at the line, and Peter Sam and Sir Handel remember that people did that on their old line, and that it was later sold. The engines are miserable, until Peter Sam's driver tells them the men are producers from the BBC who will be filming the engines for a television documentary. Everyone is happy again, except Sir Handel, who tries to get out by playing sick again; Mr. Percival simply asks his crew to take him apart to show the producers how an engine works. Peter Sam is given the honour of pulling the television equipment, and, after a circuit around the line, stops to film Skarloey making a speech. To everyone's surprise, Skarloey reveals that he has a twin, Talyllyn, and that he met him while being repaired.
- Sir Handel
- Peter Sam
- Sir Topham Hatt
- The Refreshment Lady
- Mr. Percival
- Rheneas (does not speak)
- Bertie (cameo)
- Talyllyn (does not speak)
- The Narrow Gauge Engines
- Rules and Regulations
- This special is based on the events of Four Little Engines and The Little Old Engine.
- This would be the first special to not feature Thomas.