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These are BiggestThomasFan's ideas for mini-series of Thomas and Friends. These are kind of like the Jack and the Sodor Construction Company spin-off episodes and the episodes and the DVD, Engines and Escapades, except most of them focus on other characters.

Proteus the "Old Genie" Engine

Sigrid and the Old Genie

Plot

The Arlesdale Railway is being extend. Bert, the Blister Twins and Sigrid of Arlesdale have all helped the workmen with the construction. While they are at work, come across an old mine that had once been part of the Mid-Sodor Railway. The Small Controller and the workmen are very impressed, but Sigrid finds the mine to be very spooky. The Small Controller decides that the mine would make a find place for visitors, but will take some hard work first.

Sigrid is sure that the old mine is haunted, and is very scared when her driver tells her that they have to stay at the mine on nightshift to help the workmen. Mike warns Sigrid to beware of the Old Genie Ghost. He says that whenever you're near the Old Genie and his magic lamp, you feel a rush of wind, then you hear a creaking noise, and then you see it flicker on and off, off and on.

When nighttime comes, Sigrid thinks the mine looks very spooky. Then suddenly, she feels a rush of wind and a creaking noise. Sigrid is sure that the Old Genie is here, and thinks that it's come to hunt her down. Her driver decides to go and investigate. He returns soon, and tells Sigrid that the Old Genie wants to meet her. Sigrid wants to wait till morning, but her driver reminds Sigrid that ghosts do not work day shifts.

So Sigrid rolls forward slowly, and sees a light flickering on and off, off and on. And there, in a little old shed, is a little yellow engine who introduces himself as 'Proteus', even though some people call him 'the Old Genie' because he says his lamp is magical because it shines so brightly. Sigrid says that she wishes she was more brave of the mine, but Proteus tells Sigrid that bravery isn't something that comes from a wish, but from you when you face your fear. Proteus says that he wishes that he can be a working engine again, but the tracks of the Arlesdale Railway are too small for him to run on. So Sigrid promises to talk to the Small Controller tomorrow.

The next morning, Sigrid tells the Small Controller all about Proteus. The Small Controller has an idea on what to do with Proteus. So he calls Mr. Percival asking if he could use another engine on the Skarloey Railway.

Later that afternoon, Sigrid returns to the old mine to see Proteus. Proteus says that he's going to work on another railway on the other side of the island. Sigrid is sad to say goodbye, but Proteus promises to ask his new controller to write to Sigrid and her friends telling them how he's getting on. Just then, Madge arrives and takes Proteus to Crovan's Gate.

Characters

  • Proteus
  • Bert (small railway)
  • Mike
  • Blister I and Blister II
  • Sigrid of Arlesdale
  • Madge
  • The Small Controller
  • Rex (cameo)
  • Frank (cameo)
  • Jock (cameo)
  • Mr. Percival (mentioned)

Notes/Trivia

  • This episode and the other ones in this mini-series take place after my episode idea, Chinese New Year.
  • This episode would mark the first appearance of Proteus in the CGI series, as well as his first speaking role in the whole series.
  • Nigel Anthony (who also worked on TUGS) would joined the voice cast as the voice actor of Proteus.
  • This episode is similar to the Season 5 episode, Toby's Discovery and the Season 9 episode, The Magic Lamp. Also, the ending is loosely based on "Storm Damage" from WildNorWester's "Sodor: the Modern Years".
  • This would be the second time Madge carries an engine on her flatbed. The first time being in the Season 11 episode, Cool Truckings.

Brothers Reunited

Plot

Sir Handel and Peter Sam have both gotten scratches on their boilers after some slate at the Blue Mountain Quarry fell on them. Mr. Percival sends both of them to the steamworks to have new coats of paint. He also tells them that he has a surprise for them at the steamworks. When Sir Handel and Peter Sam arrive at the steamworks, they try to find their surprise. They see Victor and Kevin, then they see Thomas, who's being given some new wheels. Then, they puff towards the back of the steamworks and find Proteus there.

Sir Handel and Peter Sam are both surprised to see Proteus. Peter Sam didn't know that Proteus was actually real, and Sir Handel, who is Proteus' brother, thought that the yellow engine was scrapped after the Mid-Sodor Railway. Proteus explains that he had been in a shed at one of the Mid-Sodor Railway's mine for years. Peter Sam also asks how Sir Handel and Proteus got to know each other. And so Sir Handel and Proteus tell him, as well as Thomas, Victor and Kevin, the story.

Peter Sam/Stuart had once gotten into a bad accident on the Mid-Sodor Railway. His brakes hadn't been working right, and he derailed at a bend and tumbled down a hill. Stuart was taken inside the maintaince shop for repairs. The manager told Duke and Sir Handel/Falcon that another engine will be brought in to help them until Stuart is repaired. He also mentions that the engine's basis was adapted from Falcon's, leaving the blue engine to wonder what the new engine will be like.

The next day, a little yellow engine arrives and introduces himself as Proteus. When he sees that Falcon shares the same basis as him, Proteus says that they can be brothers. But Falcon thinks that's a silly idea, and huffs away to start his work. Duke tells Proteus that Falcon tends to be grumpy most of the time, and that Proteus will get use to it. He also mentions that Falcon isn't as bad as Smudger, who was turned into a generator.

Proteus offers to help Falcon when it seems like he'll need it, but Falcon refuses as he thinks he can manage on his own. Falcon becomes so cross with Proteus that he forgets to take on more coal. That evening, Falcon is returning from the mines with some trucks when he runs out of coal near the cliff where he had once almost fallen off. His driver and fireman walk up to the cottage nearby, but there's no one home. All they can do is wait and hope help will come soon.

Back at the sheds, Duke and Proteus are worried about Falcon. So Proteus decides to go look for him. Meanwhile, Falcon is feeling cold, lonely and miserable and wishes for help to come. Then, he feels a rush of wind, then he hears a creaking noise, and then, through the tunnel, he sees a light flickering on and off, off and on. And out of the tunnel comes Proteus. Falcon is very happy to see him, and Proteus helps him home. Falcon apologizes to Proteus for being rude, and thinks his lamp is very bright. Falcon then thinks that maybe Proteus' lamp is magical because he wished help would come and when he saw the lamp, his wish came true.

Falcon and Proteus start to work well together, and the story of him rescue Falcon soon spreads across the island. When passengers hear about Proteus and meet him, they call him the 'Old Genie' because of his bright lamp that is believed to be magical.

Back on the present day on Sodor, Peter Sam asks why Proteus was lift the shed near the old mine. Proteus explains that just before Peter Sam returned to service, he broke down and was shunted into the shed until his new parts where ready, but they never were. Peter Sam, Thomas, Victor and Kevin all thank Sir Handel and Proteus for tell them the story, and Proteus says that he's looking forward to working with Sir Handel and Duke again, and making new friends.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Sir Handel/Falcon
  • Peter Sam/Stuart
  • Duke
  • Proteus
  • Victor
  • Kevin
  • The Mid-Sodor Railway Manager
  • Mr. Percival
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Rusty (cameo)
  • Luke (cameo)
  • Smudger (mentioned)

Notes/Trivia

  • This episode would mark the first of a few things:
    • The first appearances of the Mid-Sodor Railway and its manager in the CGI series.
    • The first time Sir Handel and Peter Sam are referred to by the Mid-Sodor names (Falcon and Stuart) since the Season 4 episode, Four Little Engines.
  • References to the Season 4 episodes, Granpuff and Bulldog are made.

The Broken Lamp

Plot

Proteus' restoration is completed, and he's ready to start work on the Skarloey Railway. Word of Proteus returning to service had gone around while he was in the steamworks, and a crowd of people are waiting at Crovan's Gate when Proteus starts his first passenger run. They cheer for him, and call out "Welcome Back, Old Genie!". Even Gordon and James are impressed by Proteus. Proteus is very happy that everyone wants to see.

As he puffs along the Skarloey Railway, he takes a good look at the scenery and thinks it's very nice. At Rheneas station, he meets up with Sir Handel, who asks Proteus how his first run on the line is going. Proteus says that it's going great and tells him about the crowd at Crovan's Gate, as well as what he thinks of the railway. Sir Handel replies saying that he's glad his brother is having a good time on his first day here.

Things go smoothly with Proteus for the next few days. Then, one foggy morning, Mr. Percival asks Proteus to pick up some slate from the Blue Mountain Quarry and take it to the Wharf. As it's foggy, Proteus' lamp gets lit, so he can see ahead.

At the Blue Mountain Quarry, Luke is getting a train of slate ready when he sees a light in the distance. It turns out to be Proteus' lamp. Luke chuckles and says that Proteus' lamp must really be magical, as he could see it before Proteus got closer to him, and even Merrick, Owen and Thumper chuckle at this. But as Proteus puffs away, he begins to wonder if his lamp really is magical.

Proteus makes good time along the line. But as he gets closer to the wharf, the bulb in his lamp goes out. They stop so his crew can change the bulb. However, they have stopped by a bridge where some boys throw stones at Proteus. Some stones scratch Proteus' yellow paintwork, and another hits Proteus' lamp off his funnel and to the ground, breaking it. Proteus' driver, fireman and the guard immediately walk up to the boys and tell them that they've been very bad. Then they go to the nearest signalbox and tell the signalman all about it. The boys are reported to their parents, and Skarloey is sent to help lead Proteus all the way to the wharf, where they arrive right on time.

When Mr. Percival hears the news, he sends Proteus back to the steamworks to have his scratches painted over and be given a new lamp. But Proteus is now worried because he has had his old lamp for years. And it was that lamp that made everyone call him the 'Old Genie'. Freddie asks Proteus if his lamp really was magical, and Proteus admits that it probably isn't magical and that it might have just been a rumor. That makes Proteus realizes that it doesn't matter if his new lamp is as bright as his old one. As long as it shines bright enough for others to see it and he works hard, Proteus will still have his nickname, 'The Old Genie'.

Characters

  • Gordon
  • James
  • Skarloey
  • Sir Handel
  • Freddie
  • Proteus
  • Luke
  • Thumper
  • Colin
  • Merrick
  • Owen
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Stephen Hatt
  • Bridget Hatt
  • Nancy
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Miss Jenny
  • Lord Callan
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford
  • Mr. Percival
  • Mrs. Percival
  • The Percival Children
  • Sir Robert Norramby
  • The Thin Clergyman
  • Mr. Gilbert Jones
  • Mrs. Tilly Jones
  • Adam, Bonnie and Chip Jones
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Victor (cameo)
  • Kevin (cameo)

Notes/Trivia

  • This episode would mark the first appearances of Nancy and Rheneas Station in the CGI series.

Proteus' Letter

Plot

A few days after the stone incident, Sir Robert Norramby gets permission from Mr. Percival to use Proteus to give tours around Ulfstead Castle while Millie is being repaired. Normally, he'd ask for Duke since Sir Robert is the old tender engine's grace. But since Proteus has returned to service, he thought the castle's visitors would like to ride with him, and he wants Proteus to share the story of his magic lamp.

Proteus has something else on his mind right now. He had promised Sigrid of Arlesdale that he would ask his new controller to write to her and her friends, but he's not sure on what to say in his letter. But he soon forgets about it when he arrives at the castle. Stephen and Glynn give him a big welcome. And Proteus soon starts his first tour of the castle. He begins telling the visitors the story about his lamp. And when they go to the Dinosaur Park, Proteus tells the visitors about his restoration and returning to service.

Afterwards, the Earl and Mr. Percival ask Proteus if he would like to work part-time on the Estate Railway, and Proteus accepts the offer. Then, Proteus remembers his letter and now he knows exactly what to say in it. So he asks Mr. Percival to write the letter saying:

Dear Sigrid and her friends,

I promised I'd write to you letting you know how I'm getting on at my new home. Everything's been going well. I met up with Duke and my brother, Falcon (now known as Sir Handel) for the first time in years. I also met some new friends on the Skarloey Railway. I got into an incident with some boys though. They threw stones at me, and broke my old lamp. But I've been given a new one now, and it shines just as bright my old one. I also work part-time at a castle called Ulfstead Castle, owned by Sir Robert Norramby, the Earl of Sodor. I give tours of the castle and the Dinosaur Park nearby it. I'm very happy to work on the Skarloey Railway and the Earl's Estate Railway, and I hope you've been doing well since I left the old mine by your railway.

Sincerely,

Proteus, the "Old Genie"

When the Small Controller reads Sigrid the letter, the latter is very glad to hear that Proteus is doing well. And Proteus is proud to work on the Skarloey Railway, and part-time on the Earl's Estate Railway.

Characters

  • Stephen
  • Glynn
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Sigrid of Arlesdale
  • Mr. Percival
  • Sir Robert Norramby
  • The Small Controller
  • Duke (does not speak)
  • Millie (does not speak)
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Duncan (cameo)
  • Mighty Mac (cameo)
  • Frank (cameo)

City of Truro the Great Western Engine

Surprise Visitor

Plot

One day, Sir Topham Hatt arranges a party at Knapford Station. He tells some of his engines that a famous engine is coming to the island for a two week visit. Most of the engines have jobs to do. Some engines help bring people to Knapford and some help bring decorations and food.

But Duck is one of the engines who's not helping with the party. He begins to feel envious that nobody comes to Sodor to see him. Oliver, Donald, Douglas, Toad and the Slip Coaches, Gary, Julie and Russell all try to cheer up Duck, but Duck wants to be left alone.

Soon, the visitor arrives. He thunders over the Vicarstown Bridge and through Vicarstown Station, where Carter, the Class 40 Diesel, is waiting to take a train to the mainland. The visitor then races through Crovan's Gate station, where Rusty and Bertram are at. They are surprised to see an engine they've never met before racing along the line.

The visitor doesn't stop until he reaches Knapford. The engines see that the visitor is City of Truro. Sir Topham Hatt tells them that City of Truro has returned to another visit to Sodor. City of Truro looks around Knapford for a certain engine. When he doesn't find him, he puffs away from the party.

He puffs towards Tidmouth Sheds, where Duck is resting in the goods shed nearby. City of Truro tells Duck that he's the visitor on Sodor for two weeks, and Duck is not envious anymore.

They puff back to Knapford for the party, and Sir Topham Hatt tells City of Truro that they've built an extra birth in the shed on Duck's Branch Line, and that he can rest there for his visit. This makes City of Truro happy, and he hopes his second visit on Sodor goes well.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • James
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • City of Truro
  • Carter the Class 40 Diesel/D261
  • Rusty
  • Bertram
  • Toad
  • Gary, Julie and Russell the Slip Coaches
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Toby (cameo)
  • Emily (cameo)
  • Murdoch (cameo)
  • Molly (cameo)
  • Neville (cameo)
  • Rosie (cameo)
  • Stanley (cameo)
  • Flora (cameo)
  • Charlie (cameo)
  • Ryan (cameo)
  • Gina (cameo)
  • Frieda (cameo)
  • Yong Bao (cameo)
  • Wendy the Light Blue Tender Engine (cameo)
  • Daisy (cameo)
  • BoCo (cameo)
  • Derek (cameo)
  • Dennis (cameo)
  • Norman (cameo)
  • Sidney (cameo)
  • Paxton (cameo)
  • Philip (cameo)
  • Bear (cameo)
  • Stafford (cameo)
  • Hugo (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Henrietta (cameo)
  • Old Slow Coach (cameo)
  • Isabel and Dulcie (cameo)
  • Gina the Yellow Coach (cameo)
  • Bertie (cameo)
  • Lady Hatt (cameo)
  • Stephen Hatt (cameo)
  • Bridget Hatt (cameo)
  • Dowager Hatt (cameo)
  • The Mayor of Sodor (cameo)
  • Lord Callan (cameo)
  • Sir Robert Norramby (cameo)

Notes/Trivia

  • This episode and the other ones in this mini-series take place after my episode idea, The Lost Boxy Engine.
  • This episode would mark the first proper appearance of City of Truro in the CGI series (as he was seen in a photo in the Season 16 episode, Flash! Bang! Wallop!), as well as his first speaking role in the whole series.
  • This episode is partly based on the magazine story of the same name.

City of Truro and Spencer

Plot

The morning after City of Truro arrived on Sodor, he's getting ready for the day at the Arlesburgh Shed. Duck, Oliver, Donald and Douglas had told him a bit about Sodor last night, and City of Truro is looking forward to seeing it as he takes passengers up and down the main and branch lines.

At Knapford Station, City of Truro meets up with Gordon. Gordon tells him about when he last visited Sodor and how he tried to go 100 mph too, but ended up losing his dome. City of Truro can't help but laugh, and even Gordon laughs.

For the next couple days, City of Truro carries passengers who have always wanted to travel with him. He takes them up the main line, and some of the branch lines. He gets to meet some new friends on his journeys, and lots of people wave at him as he passes by. City of Truro is starting to really enjoy himself while visiting Sodor.

Five days after City of Truro arrived, Spencer comes to Sodor with the Duke and Duchess of Boxford. When Spencer meets City of Truro for the first time and hears about his record, he grows jealous. Spencer thinks he can beat Truro's record easily. Gordon tries to tell Spencer of what happened when he tried to do it, but Spencer ignores him.

Later, City of Truro visits Stepney's branch line. He's glad to meet Stepney and all the bluebell engines who work on it, and tells them stories of his past.

When it's time to go, City of Truro heads back to Knapford Station. On the way, he meets up with Spencer again. Spencer chuckles that he's going faster than City of Truro. Truro decides to speed up to see if he can keep up with Spencer. And so the two engines race to Knapford.

But then, they come to a curve. City of Truro decides to slow down for it, but Spencer keeps racing too fast and comes off the rails. Luckily, his crew and the Duke and Duchess of Boxford jumped clear just before the crash. The Duke and Duchess climb into one of City of Truro's coaches, and Truro puffs away. At Maron Station, City of Truro tells the stationmaster about Spencer, and the stationmaster phones for help.

Rocky is called to help Spencer, and the silver engine is then taken to the steamworks for repairs. The Duke and Duchess were due to return to the mainland tomorrow, so they ask City of Truro if he can take them to Vicarstown where they can catch a train to the mainland. City of Truro agrees, but he also hopes Spencer will apologize to him soon.

Characters

  • Gordon
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • City of Truro
  • Stepney
  • Spencer
  • Bluebell and Primrose
  • Adams
  • Cromford
  • Captain Baxter
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford
  • Rocky (does not speak)
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Edward (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Arthur (cameo)
  • Molly (cameo)
  • Stanley (cameo)
  • Stephen (cameo)
  • Connor (cameo)
  • Glynn (cameo)
  • Raul (cameo)
  • Diesel (cameo)
  • BoCo (cameo)
  • Etienne (cameo)
  • Peter Sam (cameo)
  • Millie (cameo)
  • Rex (cameo)
  • Wilfred (cameo)
  • Culdee (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Wilma and Betty the Bluebell Coaches (Fan-made characters by JD THOMAS FAN) (cameo)
  • Catherine (cameo)
  • Sir Robert Norramby (cameo)

Notes/Trivia

  • A reference to the Season 3 episode, Gordon and the Famous Visitor is made.

City of Truro and the Trucks (UK)/City of Truro and the Freight Cars (US)

Plot

The day after Spencer's accident, City of Truro takes the Duke and Duchess of Boxford up to Vicarstown station, where they climb aboard Hiro's express train heading to the mainland.

A few days later, Sir Topham Hatt tells City of Truro that Henry was supposed to help James collect some stones from the Blue Mountain Quarry, and take them to Brendam Docks, but he's broken down. Sir Topham Hatt asks City of Truro if he'd be willing to help James, and Truro says that he would.

At the Blue Mountain Quarry, James warns to City of Truro about the troublesome trucks, and Truro listens carefully. He'd seen other engines pulling trucks before, but never really found out how troublesome they can sometimes be.

Once his trucks are full of stone, City of Truro puffs away with his train. However, the guard had been distracted when Truro was getting ready, and didn't see that the train was already leaving until it's too late.

However, a truck had noticed this, and told the others. The other trucks try to warn City of Truro about the guard, but Truro thinks the trucks are trying to play a trick and ignores them. The trucks try again to tell City of Truro, but he still won't listen. The trucks decide to teach City of Truro a lesson.

So when they come to Gordon's Hill, the trucks push City of Truro down the hill. Fortunately, City of Truro manages to stop safely. The trucks tell Truro that they won't move until he listens to them. So City of Truro decides to let the trucks talk. They tell him about the guard being left behind. City of Truro's driver checks the brake van and confirms the trucks are telling the truth.

Then Charlie arrives, and tells City of Truro that he was making a delivery to the Blue Mountain Quarry and found his guard there. So he decides to bring him up to City of Truro. The guard climbs into City of Truro's brake van, Truro thanks Charlie and continues on to the docks.

On the way, the trucks apologize to City of Truro for pushing him, and Truro apologizes to the trucks for not listening to them about the guard. And they make it to Brendam Docks right on time.

Characters

  • James
  • City of Truro
  • Hiro
  • Charlie
  • Duke
  • Owen
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford
  • Duck (cameo)
  • Porter (cameo)
  • Samson (cameo)
  • Salty (cameo)
  • Bear (cameo)
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Bradford (cameo)
  • Cranky (cameo)
  • Henry (mentioned)

City of Truro's Last Day

Plot

Spencer had been in the steamworks for repairs following the accident he had during his race with City of Truro. He has started to wonder if City of Truro doesn't like him since he got too jealous of his record. He shares his feelings with Duck, who went to the steamworks for a new side rod. Duck tells Spencer that he's sure City of Truro will like him, just as long as he apologizes to him. Spencer knows Duck is right, and knows what he has to do.

Soon, Spencer is repaired, and starts to make his way back to the mainland. Meanwhile, City of Truro is approaching Henry's Tunnel, when he sees a tree had fallen onto two of the lines outside the tunnel. And sure enough, City of Truro hears Spencer's whistle and knows that he has to warn Spencer. So he whistles as loud as he can. Spencer hears the whistle in the tunnel, and stops just in time.

Harvey arrives to lift the tree off the tracks, and takes it to the timber mill. Spencer thanks City of Truro, and apologizes for being jealous. Truro accepts Spencer's apology, and the two engines go their separate ways.

City of Truro stays on Sodor for another couple days. And soon, it's time for him to return to the mainland. The morning Truro is due to leave, many engines gather around Knapford to say farewell to him. And Sir Topham Hatt asks Duck to puff with City of Truro up to Vicarstown, so the two friends can speak to each other one more time.

On the way to Vicarstown, City of Truro tells Duck about how he stopped Spencer for hitting the tree that fell onto the line, and that Spencer apologized to him. Duck's glad to hear that Spencer's jealousy has ended.

At the Vicarstown Bridge, City of Truro waits for a boat to go under the bridge, and then he gives one last goodbye to Duck, and puffs over to the mainland. Duck and the other engines hope City of Truro will visit Sodor again one day, and Truro hopes so too.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Duck
  • City of Truro
  • Harvey
  • Spencer
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Henry (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Toby (cameo)
  • Donald and Douglas (cameo)
  • Oliver (cameo)
  • Emily (cameo)
  • Molly (cameo)
  • Stanley (cameo)
  • Hank (cameo)
  • Charlie (cameo)
  • Ryan (cameo)
  • Frieda (cameo)
  • Gina (cameo)
  • Neil (cameo)
  • Wendy the Light Blue Tender Engine (cameo)
  • Theodore the Big Red American Engine (a character by JD THOMAS FAN)
  • Daisy (cameo)
  • BoCo (cameo)
  • Derek (cameo)
  • Dennis (cameo)
  • Norman (cameo)
  • Paxton (cameo)
  • Sidney (cameo)
  • Philip (cameo)
  • Bear (cameo)
  • Stafford (cameo)
  • Skiff (cameo)
  • Hugo (cameo)
  • Victor (cameo)
  • Kevin (cameo)
  • Lady Hatt (cameo)
  • Stephen Hatt (cameo)
  • Bridget Hatt (cameo)
  • Dowager Hatt (cameo)
  • Lord Callan (cameo)
  • Mr. Percival (cameo)
  • Sir Robert Norramby (cameo)
  • Captain Joe (cameo)

Tales from the Mainland

Ivo Hugh

Plot

A new engine is going to join the narrow gauge railway on the mainland. Georgia, Becky, Donna, Mary, Angela and Marie all want to know about it, but the details about the new engine are kept a secret.

When the day of the ceremony arrives, Georgia is chosen to pull a special train to collect the guests and pull them back to the sheds. However, on the way back a sow and her piglets stray onto the line, and the guests have to capture them and put them in their field. The train is late, but at last they arrive at the ceremony, and when Mr. Ivo Hugh does the naming he is amazed and honored to discover the engine has been named in his honor.

Ivo Hugh soon proves to be a hard working engine, but the female engines were a bit surprised that the engine was male, as they thought it would be a female engine like them. But Sir Albert Thompson tells them that just because Ivo Hugh has a different gender that doesn't mean he's not as useful as them.

One day, a week after the ceremony, Ivo Hugh taking passengers up the line with his new coaches, Rasmus and Sean. Along the way, they come across an old bridge. Ivo Hugh hears the bridge make some groaning noises, and wonders if the bridge is alright or not.

They soon reach the end of the line, and head back in the other direction. But as they come to the bridge again, Ivo Hugh can see that the bridge is falling apart. He hurries over to get to the other side. His train clears the bridge just in time, as a log from underneath knocks the bridge supports down and away. Then Ivo Hugh hears Marie's whistle. She's coming from the opposite direction.

Ivo Hugh whistles loudly to Marie, and Marie breaks hard. Marie stops, while still on the rails, on the tightrope bridge. Ivo Hugh pulls Marie and her train to safety.

Mr. Thompson and the engines all praise Ivo Hugh that evening for his bravery. And the female engines are happy to have Ivo Hugh as the number 7 engine on their railway.

Characters

  • Georgia the Red Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Becky the Yellow Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Donna the Blue Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Mary the Green Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Angela the Violet Narrow-Gauge Diesel
  • Marie the Orange Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Mr. Albert Thompson
  • Green Arrow (cameo)
  • Logan (cameo)
  • Digby the Green MaK / Vossloh G1206 Diesel (cameo)
  • Agnes (cameo)
  • Ruth (cameo)
  • Lucy (cameo)
  • Jemima (cameo)
  • Beatrice (cameo)
  • Cora (cameo)
  • Gertrude and Millicent (cameo)

New Characters

  • Ivo Hugh
  • Rasmus and Sean, Ivo Hugh's coaches
  • Mr. Hugh

Notes/Trivia

  • The first part of the episode is based on I Name this Engine... from the Railway Series book, New Little Engine. This episode also uses elements from the Season 3 episode, Toby's Tightrope and the Season 19 episode, Slow Stephen.
  • Unlike in the Railway Series, Ivo Hugh works on the narrow gauge railway on the mainland since an engine (Freddie) was introduced as the Skarloey Railway number 7 engine in Season 10, and New Little Engine was never adapted into the TV series.

Fast Diesel, Slow Diesel

Plot

Digby is a green diesel. He likes to help a friend in need. Jerry is a blue Class 40 diesel. Some have called him "Old Stuck-Up" because of his attitude. Jerry likes to rush his work and prove that diesels like him are the best ones in the world.

One day, Digby and Jerry are going to Vicarstown on Sodor. Digby is taking a passenger train, while Jerry is taking a goods train. Then Jerry announces that he wants a race. As Jerry races on, he ignores a cow looking for her calf. Digby notices this and stops to help the calf gets to his mother.

Then Jerry passes Pug who is stuck on the tracks due to a fallen branch. Jerry ignores him and continues on, while Digby helps Pug. Jerry passes Jinty who has broken down. Jerry ignores him as well and continues on, while Digby takes Jinty's passengers to the nearest station.

As Jerry comes close to Sodor, he stops and admires his reflection in the water. Digby passes by and wins the race. At Vicarstown, Gordon and Digby's passengers cheer for the green diesel. Jerry, on the other hand, just sulks.

Characters

  • Gordon
  • Logan
  • Jinty
  • Pug
  • Jerry/Old Stuck-Up
  • Digby the Green MaK / Vossloh G1206 Diesel
  • Sir Albert Thompson
  • Flying Scotsman (cameo)
  • Green Arrow (cameo)
  • Merlin (cameo)
  • Pip and Emma (cameo)
  • Beresford (cameo)

Notes/Trivia

  • This episode is based on the book, Fast Train, Slow Train. Digby replaces Edward, Jerry/Old Stuck-Up replaces James, Logan replaces Thomas, Pug replaces Percy, Jinty replaces Bertie and Sir Albert Thompson replaces Sir Topham Hatt respectively.

Frankie and Brenda

Plot

Hurricane, Frankie, Lexi, Theo and Merlin have all been good friends and working at the steelworks for a few months now. But one day, Hurricane is needed to take a goods train to Vicarstown, and Lexi and Merlin are called to do other jobs. Frankie and Theo can't do the work alone, so another engine is sent to help them for the day. The other engine turns out to be Brenda, the Class 14 Diesel.

Unfortunately, Brenda doesn't get along with Frankie right away, and the two spend most of the day arguing about who's the hardest-working diesel of all. No matter how many times Theo tries to help them, Frankie and Brenda just keep arguing. They even turn their jobs into a competition.

Theo becomes worried about the two diesels, but isn't sure what else he can do to stop them from arguing. He becomes so worried that he accidentally bumps into some slag wagons, causing melted steel to pour out in the steelworks. Brenda could see that it's heading towards Frankie, and pushes out of the way. Frankie is about to yell at Brenda when she sees the melted steel that poured out onto the ground. Brenda's wheels had melted from it. Theo and Frankie go to find a crane.

They soon return with a breakdown crane, which lifts Brenda off the ground. Brenda is soon given new wheels. She and Frankie apologize for being rude, and the two diesels and Theo work hard around the steelworks until Hurricane, Lexi and Merlin return. That evening, Brenda leaves the steelworks with a new opinion and Frankie, who has a new opinion on Brenda.

Characters

  • Lexi
  • Theo
  • Hurricane
  • Merlin
  • Frankie
  • Brenda the Dark Blue Class 14 Diesel

Duchess of Hamilton's Fire

Plot

Duchess of Hamilton is the red tender engine that usually works around the mainland. Sometimes, she stays at the National Railway Museum in York with other famous engines. And other times, she'll pull trains full of passengers who want to ride with her.

One evening, the Mainland Controller asks Duchess of Hamilton to help Mallard with an evening train from Vicarstown on Sodor to Bridlington. When Duchess arrives at Vicarstown, she is coupled in front of Mallard, and the two engines set off for the mainland. They have an easy run at first.

They stop at Barrow-in-Furness to pick up more passengers. But Duchess of Hamilton soon starts to develop some problems. She has trouble getting started when it's time to leave.

Duchess and Mallard continue on their way. And they stop at a station in London. But when it's time to leave, Duchess has trouble getting started again, and this time sparks fly out of her funnel. Mallard tells Duchess that she needs to be more careful.

They then come to a hill, and more sparks fly out of Duchess of Hamilton's funnel. Some even lands on some very dry grass and starts a fire. Then, while the guard hurries off the phone the fire fighters, it starts raining and puts out most of the fire. Fire trucks soon arrive to put out the rest of the fire. And Duchess of Hamilton and Mallard continue on their way.

They soon arrive at a station in Bridlington late, but safe. The Mainland Controller had heard of the incident, and sends Duchess of Hamilton to be repaired. When Duchess returns to work a few days later, all her friends welcome her back.

Characters

  • Flying Scotsman
  • Green Arrow
  • Mallard
  • Duchess of Hamilton
  • The Mainland Controller
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Shane (cameo)
  • Carlos (cameo)
  • Jinty (cameo)
  • Pug (cameo)
  • Iron Duke (cameo)
  • Carter/D261 (cameo)
  • Sheldon/D199 (cameo)

Notes/Trivia

  • This episode is based on the story, Edward's Fire from the book, Thomas Noisy Book. Duchess of Hamilton replaces Edward, Mallard replaces James and the Mainland Controller replaces Sir Topham Hatt respectively.

Green Arrow Goes to the Hospital

Plot

One morning when Green Arrow was waiting at the station he saw a nurse. She was going to work at the hospital as she told Green Arrow's driver. Everyday the nurse was there, and then one morning, she was not there, but they did all they could to wait for her. Eventually, it was time to go and the train left without her.

One day it was a stormy day and the rain fell as Green Arrow traveled slowly down the line. At the station the signal said stop. Green Arrow's driver looked out of the cab to see what was wrong, but they had been held up far too long. A little girl named Amy had hurt her leg and the ambulance was stuck in the mud, so Green Arrow was needed. Green Arrow was delighted to help the girl. She was carried to a coach on a stretcher and the nurse was with her. The nurse was assuring her everything would be all right.

Green Arrow set off when everything was ready. He traveled carefully so that Amy would not hurt her leg again. At the station near the hospital another ambulance met Amy and the nurse to take them to the hospital. The nurse showed Amy an x-ray of her leg. Her ankle was not broken, only sprained. The nurse called her a lucky girl and bandaged Amy's ankle.

Amy wanted to go home on Green Arrow's train. The nurse said to ask her mother. They went to the station to thank Green Arrow and so did The Mainland Controller. Green Arrow was proud and The Mainland Controller called him a really useful engine.

Characters

  • Green Arrow
  • Duchess of Hamilton
  • The Mainland Controller
  • Flying Scotsman (cameo)
  • Logan (cameo)
  • Digby the Green MaK / Vossloh G1206 Diesel (cameo)

New Characters

  • The Nurse
  • Amy

Notes/Trivia

  • This episode is based on the book, Henry Goes to the Hospital. Green Arrow replaces Henry and the Mainland Controller replaces Sir Topham Hatt respectively.

Shane and the Balloons

Plot

There is going to be a balloon race on the mainland and Shane is chosen to take the balloons to the starting point. Shane wants to watch the balloon race, but he has to go to work. However, a red balloon has fallen on the track so Shane takes the balloonists to the finish. When he reaches the finish line, he sees the balloonists land just in time and win the race!

Characters

  • Spencer
  • Shane
  • Logan
  • The Mainland Controller
  • Hiro (cameo)
  • Connor (cameo)
  • Caitlin (cameo)
  • Carlos (cameo)
  • Mallard (cameo)

Notes/Trivia

  • This episode is based on the book, James and the Balloons. Shane replaces James, Spencer replaces Gordon, Logan replaces Thomas and the Mainland Controller replaces Sir Topham Hatt respectively.
  • This episode would mark the first appearance of the red hot air balloon in the CGI series.

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