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Donald and Douglas & Other Stories (Different version) - Full Script is Pikachufreak's idea.

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  • Here's the full script to Donald & Douglas and Other Stories, which is an alternate version released on September 10, 1991. Stories in order: Donald and Douglas, The Deputation, Daisy, Percy's Predicament, Whistles and Sneezes, The Diseasel, Wrong Road, and Edward's Exploit.

Characters

  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Bill and Ben
  • BoCo
  • Daisy
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Thomas (does not speak)

Transcript

  • (We open this video with the Strand VCI FBI Warning)
  • (We then see the 1988-1992 Strand VCI Entertainment logo)
  • (The Britt Allcroft Presents logo is then followed)
  • (We soon see the Thomas Season 2 intro and we begin Donald and Douglas)
  • Ringo Starr: Donald and Douglas are twins and had arrived from Scotland to help Sir Topham Hatt, but only one engine had been expected. The twins meant well, but did cause confusion. Sir Topham Hatt had given them numbers, Donald 9 and Douglas 10, but he was still planning to send one engine home. There was a break van in the yard that had taken a dislike to Douglas. Things always went wrong when he had to take it out. His trains were late and he was blamed. Douglas began to worry. Donald, his twin, was angry.
  • Donald: You're a muckle nuisance!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Donald.
  • Donald: It's to leave you behind I'd be wanting.
  • Break Van: You can't!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the van.
  • Break Van: I'm essential!
  • Donald: Och are you?
  • Ringo Starr: Donald burst out.
  • Donald: You're nothing but a screeching and a noise when all set is done. Spite Douggie, would ya? Take that!
  • Break Van: Ow! Oh, oh!
  • Ringo Starr: Cried the van.
  • Donald: There's more coming should you misbehave.
  • Ringo Starr: The van behave better after that. Until one day, Donald had an accident. The rails were slippery. He couldn't stop in time. Donald wasn't hurt, but Sir Topham Hatt was most annyoed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I am disappointed, Donald. I didn't expect such, er, clumsiness from you. I had decided to send Douglas back and keep you.
  • Donald: I'm sorry, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Donald.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I should think so, too. You have upset my arrangements. Now James will have to help you with the goods work, while you have your tender mended. James won't like that.
  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt was right. James grumbled dreadfully about extra work.
  • Douglas: Anyone would think.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Douglas.
  • Douglas: That Donald had had his accident on purpose. I heard tell about an engine and some tar wagons.
  • James: Shut up!
  • Ringo Starr: Said James.
  • James: It's not funny.
  • Ringo Starr: He didn't like to be remind about his own accident.
  • Douglas: Well, well, well!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Douglas.
  • Douglas:Surely, James, it wasn't you. You didn't say.
  • Ringo Starr: James didn't say. He slouched sulkily away.
  • Break Van: He's cross!
  • Ringo Starr: Sniggered the spiteful break van.
  • Break Van: We'll try to make him crosser still!
  • Cars: Hold back!
  • Ringo Starr: Giggled the freight cars to each other. James did his best, but he was exhausted when they reached Edward's station. Luckily, Douglas was there.
  • James: Help me up the hill, please!
  • Ringo Starr: Panted James.
  • James: These freight cars are playing tricks.
  • Douglas: We'll show them.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Douglas. Slowly but surely, the snorting engines forced the freight cars up the hill. But James was losing steam.
  • James: I can't do it, I can't do it!
  • Douglas: Leave it to me!
  • Ringo Starr: Shouted Douglas. The conductor was anxious.
  • Conductor: Go steady! The van's breaking!
  • Ringo Starr: The van was in pieces. No one had been hurt, and soon Edward came to clear the mess. Sir Topham Hatt was board.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I might have known it would be Douglas.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Edward: Douglas was grand, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: James had no steam left, but Douglas worked hard enough for three. I heard him from my yard.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Two would have been enough.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I want to be fair, Douglas, but I don't know. I really don't know.
  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt was making up his mind about which engine to send away, but that's another story.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin The Deputation)
  • Ringo Starr: Snow came early to the Island of Sodor. It was heavier than usual. Most engines hate snow. Donald and Douglas were used to it. Couple back to back with the van between their tenders and the snowplough in their fronts, they set to work. They puffed backwards and forward patrolling the line. Generally, the snow slipped away fiercly, but sometimes they found deeper drifts. Presently, they came to a drift which was larger than most. They charged it, and were just backing for another try when...
  • (Henry's whistle toots)
  • Douglas: Losh shakes, Donald! It's Henry!
  • Donald: Dinna fash yourself, Henry! Wait a while! We'll help you out!
  • Ringo Starr: Henry was very grateful. He saw all was not well. The twins were looking glum. They told him Sir Topham Hatt was making a decision.
  • Donald: He'll send us away for sure.
  • Percy: It's a shame.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy.
  • Gordon: A lot of nonsense about a broken signalbox.
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Gordon.
  • James: That spiteful break van too.
  • Ringo Starr: Put in James.
  • James: Good riddance. That's what I say.
  • Henry: They were splendid in the snow.
  • Ringo Starr: Added Henry.
  • Henry: It isn't fair.
  • Ringo Starr: They all agreed that something must be done, but none knew what. Percy decided to talk to Edward about it.
  • Edward: What you need...
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: ...is a deputation.
  • Ringo Starr: He explained what that was. Percy ran back quickly.
  • Percy: Edward says we need a depostation.
  • Gordon: Of course.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: The question is...
  • Henry: What is a desperation?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Henry.
  • Percy: It's when engines tell Sir Topham Hatt something's wrong.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy.
  • Duck: Did you say tell Sir Topham Hatt?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Duck thoughtfully. There was a long silence.
  • Gordon: I purpose.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: That Percy be our...um...disputation.
  • Percy: Me?!
  • Ringo Starr: Squeaked Percy.
  • Percy: I can't!
  • Henry: Rubbish, Percy.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Henry.
  • Henry: It's easy.
  • Gordon: That's settled then.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon. Poor Percy wished it wasn't.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Hello, Percy. It's nice to be back.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy jumped.
  • Percy: Uh, yes sir, please sir.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You look nervous, Percy. What's the matter?
  • Percy: Please, sir, they made me a desperation, sir, to speak to you sir. I don't like it, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt pondered.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Do you mean a deputation, Percy?
  • Percy: Yes sir, please sir. It's Donald and Douglas, sir. They say, sir, that if you send them away, sir, well, they'll be turned to scrap, sir. That would be dreadful, sir. Please, sir, don't send them away.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Thank you, Percy. That will do.
  • Ringo Starr: Later, Sir Topham Hatt spoke to the engines.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I had a deputation. I understand your feelings and I give a lot of thought to the matter.
  • Ringo Starr: He paused impressively.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Donald and Douglas, I hear that your work in the snow was good. You shall have a new coat of paint.
  • Ringo Starr: The twins were surprised.
  • Donald: Thank you, sir.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: But your names will be painted on you. We'll have no more mistakes.
  • Douglas: Thank you, sir. Does this mean that the both of us?
  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt smiled.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It means...
  • Ringo Starr: But the rest of his speech was drowned in a delighted chorus of cheers and whistles. The twins were here to stay.
  • (Engines whistling)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Daisy)
  • Ringo Starr: Percy and Toby were worried. Thomas' recent accident had caused a great deal of trouble, and Sir Topham Hatt was waiting with them with important news.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Here...
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: ...is Daisy the Diesel Rail-car, who has come to help while Thomas is...indisposed.
  • Percy: Please, sir?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Percy.
  • Percy: Will she go, sir, when Thomas comes back, sir?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: That depends.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Meanwhile, however long she stays, I hope you will both make her welcome and comfortable.
  • Percy and Toby: Yes, sir, we'll try, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the engines.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Good. Run along now and show her the shed. She will want a rest after her journey.
  • (Percy's whistle toots, Daisy's horn blows and Toby's bell rang)
  • Ringo Starr: Daisy was hard to pleased. She shuddered at the engine shed.
  • Daisy: This is dreadfully smelly. I'm highly sprung, and anything smelly is bad for my swerves.
  • Ringo Starr: Next, they tried the carriage shed.
  • (Percy's whistle toots, Toby's bell rang and Daisy's horn blows)
  • Daisy: This is better.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Daisy.
  • Daisy: But whatever is that rubbish?
  • Ringo Starr: The rubbish turned out to be Annie, Clarabel and Henrietta who were most offended.
  • Annie: We won't stay here to be insulted.
  • Ringo Starr: They fumed. Percy and Toby had to take them away and spend half the night soothing their hurt feelings.
  • (Toby's bell rang)
  • Ringo Starr: The engines woke next morning feeling exhausted. Daisy, on the other hand, felt bright and cheerful.
  • Daisy: Oooh! Oooh!
  • Ringo Starr: She tooted, as she came out of the yard and back to the station.
  • Daisy: Look at me.
  • Ringo Starr: She purred to the passengers.
  • Daisy: I'm the latest diesel, highly sprung and right up to date. You won't want Thomas' bumpy old Annie and Clarabel now.
  • Ringo Starr: The passengers waited for Daisy to start, but she didn't. She saw that the milk van was about to be coupled to her and was most indigment.
  • Daisy: Do they except me to pull that?
  • Daisy's Driver: Surley.
  • Ringo Starr: Said her driver.
  • Daisy's Driver: You can pull one van.
  • Daisy: I won't.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Daisy.
  • Daisy: Percy can do it. He loves messing about with freight cars.
  • Ringo Starr: She began to shudder violently.
  • Daisy's Driver: Nonsense.
  • Ringo Starr: Said her driver.
  • Daisy's Driver: Come on now, back down.
  • Ringo Starr: Daisy lurched backwards. She was so cross that she blew a fuse.
  • Daisy: Told you.
  • Ringo Starr: She said and stopped. Everyone argued with her but it was no use.
  • Daisy: It's fitter's orders.
  • Ringo Starr: She said.
  • Passengers: What is?
  • Daisy: My fitter's a very nice man. He comes every week and exames me carefully. Daisy, he says, never never pull. You're highly sprung and pulling is bad for your swerves. So that's how it is.
  • Ringo Starr: Finished Daisy.
  • Stationmaster: Stuff and nonsense.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the stationmaster.
  • Shunter: I can't understand.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the shunter.
  • Shunter: Whatever made Sir Topham Hatt send us such a feeble...
  • Daisy: Feeble? Feeble?!
  • Ringo Starr: Spluttered Daisy.
  • Daisy: Let me...
  • Passengers: Stop arguing!
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled the passengers.
  • Passengers: We're late already.
  • Ringo Starr: So they uncoupled the van, and Daisy purred away feeling very pleased with herself. She can now enjoyed her journey.
  • Daisy: That's a good story.
  • Ringo Starr: She chuckled.
  • Daisy: I'll do just what work I choose, and no more.
  • Ringo Starr: But she said it to herself.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Percy's Predicament)
  • Ringo Starr: Daisy the Diesel Rail-car's work in the countryside was full of surprises. But she was frightened to bulls and cows, and she remain very lazy and scuttled. One day, Toby brought Henrietta to the station where Percy was grumbling shunting.
  • Toby: Hello, Percy. I see Daisy's left the milk behind again.
  • Percy: I had to make a special journey within i suppose. Anyone would think i've nothing to do.
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Percy.
  • Toby: Tell you what?
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Toby.
  • Toby: I'll take the milk, you fetch my freight cars.
  • Ringo Starr: Their drivers and stationmaster agreed. Percy had never been to the quarry before. He began ordering the freight cars about.
  • Percy: Hurry along.
  • Ringo Starr: He said. The freight cars grumbled to each other.
  • Freight Cars: This is Toby's place! Percy's got no right to poke his funnel in here and push us around.
  • Ringo Starr: They whispered and pass the word.
  • Freight Cars: Pay Percy out! Pay Percy out!
  • Percy: Come along.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Percy.
  • Percy: No nonsense.
  • Freight Cars: We'll give him nonsense.
  • Ringo Starr: Giggled the freight cars. But they followed so quietly that Percy thought they were under control. Suddenly, they saw a notice ahead: All Trains Stop To Pin Down Brakes.
  • Percy: Peep peep! Brakes, Conductor, please!
  • Ringo Starr: But before he could check them the freight cars surged ahead.
  • Freight Cars: On! On!
  • Ringo Starr: They cried.
  • Percy: Help! Help!
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Percy. The man on duty at the crossing rushed to warn traffic with his red flag but was too late to switch Percy to the runaway sidings. Frantically trying to grip the rails Percy slid into the yard.
  • Percy: Peep! Peep! Look out!
  • (Crash!)
  • Ringo Starr: The break van was in smithereens. Percy's driver and fireman had jumped clear but Percy was stranded. Next day, Sir Topham Hatt arrived. Toby and Daisy had helped to clear the wreckage but Percy remained on his perch of freight cars.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: We must now try.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: To run a branch line with Toby and a diesel. You have put us in an awkward predicament.
  • Percy: I am sorry, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Percy.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You must stay here till we are ready. And you really must be more careful with freight cars.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy sighed. The freight cars groaned beneath his wheels. He quite understood about awkward predicaments. Sir Topham Hatt spoke severly to Daisy too.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: My engines work hard. I send lazy engines away.
  • Ringo Starr: Daisy was ashamed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: However, Toby says you worked hard after Percy's accident. So you shall have another chance.
  • Daisy: Thank you, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Daisy.
  • Daisy: I will work hard, sir. Toby says he'll help me.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Excellent. What Toby doesn't know about branch line problems isn't worth knowing. But our Toby's an experienced engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Next day, Thomas came back, and Percy was sent to be mended. Annie and Clarabel were delighted to see Thomas again and he took them to a run at once. All were now friends, and Toby has taunt Daisy a great deal. She shooed a cow all by herself the other day. That show's you, doesn't it?
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Whistles and Sneezes)
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon was cross.
  • Gordon: Why should Henry have a new shape?
  • Ringo Starr: He grumbled.
  • Gordon: A shape good enough for me is good enough for him. He goes gallivanting off to crewe, leaving us to do his work, and comes back saying how happy he feels. It's disgraceful. And there's another thing: Henry whistles too much. No respectable engine ever whistles loudly at stations. It isn't wrong, but we just don't do it.
  • Ringo Starr: Poor Henry didn't feel happy anymore.
  • Percy: Never mind.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Percy.
  • Percy: I'm glad you're home again. I like your whistling.
  • Gordon: Goodbye, Henry.
  • Ringo Starr: Called Gordon.
  • Gordon: We're glad to have you with us again. But remember what I said.
  • Ringo Starr: Later, Henry stopped at Edward's station.
  • Edward: Hello, Henry.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: You look splendid. I was pleased to hear your happy whistle yesterday.
  • Henry: Thank you, Edward.
  • Ringo Starr: Smiled Henry.
  • Henry: Shh, shh. Can you hear something?
  • Edward: It sounds like Gordon.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: And it ought to be Gordon. But Gordon never whistles like that.
  • Ringo Starr: It was Gordon. He came rushing down the hill of a tremendous rate. He didn't look at Henry and he didn't look at Edward. He screamed straight through the station and disappeared.
  • Edward: Well.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Henry: It isn't wrong.
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Henry.
  • Henry: But we just don't do it.
  • Ringo Starr: And he told Edward what Gordon had said. Meanwhile, Gordon screeched along the line. The noise was awful. At the station, everyone covered their ears. Sir Topham Hatt covered his ears too.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Take him away!
  • Ringo Starr: He bellowed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: And stop that noise!
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon puffed sadly away. But he wouldn't stop whistling until two fitters climbed up and knocked his whistle valve in place. That night, Gordon slunked into the shed. He was glad it was empty.
  • Henry: It isn't wrong.
  • Ringo Starr: Murmured Henry to no one in particular.
  • Henry: But we just don't do it.
  • Ringo Starr: No one mentioned whistles. Next morning, Henry was enjoying himself enormously.
  • Henry: I feel so well, I feel so well.
  • Ringo Starr: He sang.
  • Coaches: Trickety-trock, trickety-trock.
  • Ringo Starr: Hummed his coaches. Then he saw some boys on a bridge.
  • Henry: Peep-peep. Hello.
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled.
  • Henry: Ohh.
  • Ringo Starr: He called. The boys didn't wave and take his number. They thought it fun to drop stones on him instead.
  • Coaches: They've broken our glass, they've broken our glass.
  • Ringo Starr: Sobbed the coaches. The passengers weren't hurt, but they were cross.
  • Passengers: Call the police!
  • Henry's Driver: No.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
  • Henry's Driver: Leave it to Henry and me.
  • Passengers: What will you do?
  • Ringo Starr: They asked.
  • Passengers: Can you keep a secret?
  • Henry: Yes, yes.
  • Henry's Driver: Well then.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
  • Henry's Driver: Henry is going to sneeze at those boys.
  • Ringo Starr: Lots of people were at the station just before the bridge. They wanted to see what would happen.
  • Henry's Driver: Henry has plenty of ashes.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
  • Henry's Driver: Please keep all windows shut until we haved passed the bridge. Henry's is excited as we are. Aren't you, old fellow?
  • Ringo Starr: Henry felt more stuffed up. Soon, they could see the boys. And they all had stones.
  • Henry's Driver: Are you ready, Henry?
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Henry's Driver: Sneeze hard when I tell you. Now.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Henry: Ah-choo, shoo.
  • (Henry sneezes at the boys and they were covered in ashes)
  • Henry's Driver: Well done, Henry.
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed his driver. Henry went home, hoping that next time he saw Gordon and the boys, they would have learned not to be so mean.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin The Diseasel)
  • Ringo Starr: Bill and Ben are tank engine twins. Each has four wheels, a tiny chimney and dome and a small squat cab. Their freight cars are filled with China Clay. It is needed for pottery, paper, paint and many other things.
  • (Bill and Ben's whistles toot)
  • Ringo Starr: The twins are now kept busy pushing and pulling the cars for engines on the main line and for ships in the harbor. One morning, they arranged some cars and went away for more.
  • (The Freight cars disappeared)
  • Ringo Starr: They returned to find them all gone. The Twins were most surprised. Their drivers examined a patch of oil.
  • Drivers: That's a Diesel.
  • Ringo Starr: They said.
  • Bill: It's a what'll?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Bill?
  • Ben: A diseasel, i think.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Ben.
  • Ben: There's a notice about them in our shed.
  • Bill: Coughs and sneezles spread diseaels.
  • Ben: You had a cough in your smokebox yesterday. It's your fault the diseasel came.
  • Bill: It isn't!
  • Ben: It is!
  • Drivers: Stop arguing, you two.
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed their drivers.
  • Drivers: Let's go and rescue our freight cars.
  • Ringo Starr: Bill and Ben were horrified.
  • Bill: But the diseasel will magic us away like the freight cars.
  • Drivers: He won't magic us.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied their drivers.
  • Drivers: We're more likely magic him. Listen, he doesn't know you're twins. So we'll take away your names and numbers and then this is what we'll do.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffing hard, the twins set off on their journey to find the diesel. They were looking forward to playing tricks on him. Creeping into the yard, they found the diesel on a siding with missing cars. Ben hid behind, but Bill went bodly alongside. The diesel looked up.
  • BoCo: Do you mind?
  • Bill: Yes.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bill.
  • Bill: I do. I want my cars back.
  • BoCo: These are mine.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the diesel.
  • BoCo: Go away.
  • Ringo Starr: Bill pretended to be frightened.
  • Bill: You're a big bully.
  • Ringo Starr: He whimpered.
  • Bill: You'll be sorry.
  • Ringo Starr: He ran back and hid behind the cars on the other side. Ben now came forward.
  • Ben: Car stealer!
  • Ringo Starr: Hissed Ben. He ran away too. Bill took his place. This went on and on till the diesel eyes nearly popped out.
  • BoCo: Stop! You're making me giddy.
  • Ringo Starr: The two engines gazed at him.
  • BoCo: Are there two of you?
  • Bill: Yes, we're twins.
  • BoCo: I might have known it.
  • Ringo Starr: Just then, Edward bustled up.
  • Edward: Bill and Ben, why are you playing here?
  • Bill: We're not playing.
  • Ringo Starr: Protested Bill.
  • Ben: We're rescuing our cars.
  • Ringo Starr: Squeaked Ben.
  • Ben: Even you don't take our cars without asking, but this diseasel did.
  • Edward: There's no cause to be rude.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward severly.
  • Edward: This engine is a Metropolitan Vickers, diesel electric type 2.
  • Ringo Starr: The twins were most impressed.
  • Bill: We're sorry, mister...er...
  • BoCo: Never mind.
  • Ringo Starr: The diesel smiled.
  • BoCo: Call me BoCo. I'm sorry I didn't understand about the cars.
  • Edward: That's all right then.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: Now off you go, Bill and Ben. Fetch BoCo's cars, then you take this lot. There's no real harm in them.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to BoCo.
  • Edward: But they're mattening at times.
  • Ringo Starr: BoCo chuckled.
  • BoCo: Mattening...
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • BoCo: ...is the word.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Wrong Road)
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas' branch line is important and so is Edward. But their tracks and bridges are not so strong as those on the main line. Sir Topham Hatt does not allow the heavier main line engines like Gordon to run on them. But one day, the way Gordon was talking, he would have thought Sir Topham Hatt had given this order for quite another reason.
  • Gordon: It's not fair!
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Gordon.
  • Edward: What isn't fair?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Edward.
  • Gordon: Letting branch line diesels pull main line trains.
  • Edward: Never mind, Gordon. I'm sure BoCo will let you pull his freight cars sometimes.
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon spluttered.
  • Gordon: I wont pull BoCo's dirty cars. I wont run on branch lines.
  • Edward: Why not it will be a nice change.
  • Gordon: Sir Topham Hatt would never approve.
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Gordon.
  • Gordon: Branch lines are vulgar.
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon puffed away. Edward chuckled and followed him to the station. Every evening the two engines pulled two fast trains from the station. Gordon always leaves first with an express for the main line. Edward follows five minutes later with his train for the branch line. Usually everything runs like clockwork. But tonight there was trouble. A Lady in a green floppy hat was saying goodbye to a friend. It was nearly time for Gordon to start. The fireman looked back towards the conductor's van and saw something green waving.
  • Gordon's Fireman: Right away, mate!
  • Ringo Starr: He thought the conductor had waved his flag. Gordon started. Leaving luggage, his passengers and the conductor all standing on the platform. Everyone was very surprised and cross. To make matters worse, by the time Gordon had been stopped and brought back, Edward was already late with his train.
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: So now, he set off first. But the signalman at the junction wasn't told about the change. By mistake, he sent Edward along the main line. Gordon was sent along the branch and arrived cold and cross on one of the sidings near the harbour. Next morning, Bill and Ben peeped into the yard. There were no cars for them but they didn't mind that. Teasing Gordon will be much better fun.
  • Bill: What's that?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Bill?
  • Ben: Shh!
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Ben.
  • Ben: It's Gordon.
  • Bill: It looks like Gordon but it can't be. Gordon never comes on the branch lines. He thinks they're vulgar.
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon pretended he hadn't heard.
  • Ben: If it isn't Gordon.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ben.
  • Ben: It's just a pile of Old Iron.
  • Bill: Which we better take it to the scrapyard.
  • Ben: No Bill, this blocks used for scrap we'll take it to the harbour and dump it in the sea.
  • (Gordon's Whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon was alarmed.
  • Gordon: I am Gordon. Stop, stop!
  • Ringo Starr: When BoCo suddenly arrived, Gordon thought him the most beautiful sight he had ever been.
  • Gordon: BoCo, my dear engine, save me.
  • Ringo Starr: BoCo quickly sized up the situation and threathened to take away the cars he brought for Bill and Ben. This made the twin behave at once. Gordon tought BoCo was wonderful.
  • Gordon: Those little demons. How do you do it?
  • BoCo: Ah well.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered BoCo.
  • BoCo: It's just a knack.
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon still believed that BoCo saved his life. But he knows the twins were only teasing. Don't we?
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Edward's Exploit)
  • Ringo Starr: Bertie the Bus was giving some visitors the tour on the Island of Sodor. It was their last afternoon, and Edward was preparing to take them to meet Bill and Ben. He found it hard to start the heavy train.
  • Henry: Did you see him straining?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Henry.
  • James: Positively painful.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Remarked James.
  • Gordon: Just pathetic.
  • Ringo Starr: Grunted Gordon.
  • Gordon: He should give up and be preserved before it's too late.
  • Duck: Shut up!
  • Ringo Starr: Burst out Duck.
  • Duck: You're all jealous. Edward's better than any of you.
  • BoCo: You're right, Duck.
  • Ringo Starr: Said BoCo.
  • BoCo: Edward's old, but he'll surprised us all.
  • Edward: I've done it, we're off! I've done it, we're off!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward, as he finally puffed out of the station. Bill and Ben were delighted to see the visitors. They loved being photographed. Later, they take the party to the China Clay Works in the break van special. Everyone have a splendid time, and the visitors were most impressed. Then, Edward took the visitors home. On the way, the weather changed. Wind and rain buffered in Edward. His sanding gear failed, and his fireman rode in front dropping sand on the rails by hand. Suddenly, Edward's wheels slipped fiercely and with a shrieking crack, something broke. The crew inspected the damage. Repairs took some time.
  • Driver: One of your crank pins broke, Edward?
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We've taken your side rods off. Now you're like an old fashioned engine. Can you get these people home? They must start back tonight?
  • Edward: I'll try, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Promised Edward. Edward puffed and pulled his hardest. But his wheels kept slipping, and he couldn't start the heavy train. The passengers were anxious. The driver, fireman and conductor went along the train, making adjustments between the coaches.
  • Driver: We've loosened the couplings, Edward. Now you can pick up your coaches one by one, just as you do with freight cars.
  • Edward: That'll be much easier.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: Come on!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed, and moved cautiously forward. The first coach moving help to start the second and the second help the third.
  • Edward: I've done it, I've done it!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Edward.
  • Driver: Steady, boy.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Well done, boy! You've got them, you've got them!
  • Ringo Starr: And he listened happily to Edward's steady beat, as he forced slowly but surely ahead. At last, battered, wearly, but unbeaten, Edward steamed in. Henry was waiting for the visitors with the special train.
  • Edward: Peep peep!
  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt angrily pointed to the clock, but excited passengers cheered and thanked Edward, his driver and fireman. Duck and BoCo saw to it that Edward was left in peace. Gordon and James remain respectfully silent.
  • (The story comes to a still and we soon go to the end credits)
  • (While they roll, the Thomas end theme plays)

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