Donald and Douglas is a Thomas VHS/DVD made for Anchor Bay Entertainment in August 1998 and July 2001 on VHS, and then in June 2005 on DVD, each containing two Season 1 episodes, three Season 2 episodes and two Season 4 episodes.


  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Daisy
  • Bertie
  • Skarloey
  • Peter Sam
  • Rusty
  • Duncan
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • The Spiteful Break Van
  • Henrietta (does not speak)
  • Sir Handel (cameo)
  • Duke (cameo)


  1. Donald and Douglas (Vol.8)
  2. The Deputation (Vol.8)
  3. Home At Last (Vol.14)
  4. Rock 'N' Roll (Vol.14)
  5. James In A Mess (Vol.4)
  6. Percy's Predicament (Vol.9)
  7. Thomas and Bertie's Great Race (Vol.2)


  1. Toby

Bonus Features

  1. DVD Game: Learn To Count (from Salty's Secret & Other Thomas Adventures)
  2. Character Gallery (taken from Best of Gordon)
  3. Web Fun


  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Released on August 18, 1998 and July 24, 2001 (VHS) and June 14, 2005 (DVD) by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
  • The US Season 4 intro (version 2), nameplate sequence (1998-1999) and the James Learns A Lesson outro are used together.
  • The "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" 1998 VHS and the "A Big Day For Thomas" 1998 VHS.
  • The "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is made from the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo taken from the "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" 1998 VHS and the "A Big Day For Thomas" 1998 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS, the "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" 1998 VHS and the "A Big Day For Thomas" 1998 VHS.
  • The nameplates are taken from the "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" 1998 VHS.
  • Toby has no lyrics in both VHS and DVD versions.
  • The end credits are taken from the "James Learns A Lesson" 1993 VHS.
  • The nameplate sequence for this and Henry and The Elephant have Duck, Diesel, Harold and Trevor in it.
  • The front cover to the 1998 version is based on the front cover to the Japanese Thomas VHS, Thomas The Tank Engine Vol.9.

Opening Previews

1998 VHS version

  1. Video Treasures Tracking Control
  2. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  3. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-1999)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  6. First few seconds of Donald and Douglas

2001 VHS version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  5. First few seconds of Donald and Douglas

2005 DVD version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas and Friends VHS/DVD Collection Trailer (2004)
  5. Donald and Douglas DVD Menu
  6. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  7. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  8. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  9. First few seconds of Donald and Douglas

Closing Previews

1998 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Toby
  2. James Learns A Lesson & Other Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-1999)

2001 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Toby
  2. James Learns A Lesson & Other Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2005 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Toby
  2. James Learns A Lesson & Other Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2003)
  5. DVD Digital logo

Opening Credits

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

Cover Artwork

Front Cover (1998 version)

  • Donald, Douglas and Sir Topham Hatt from "Donald and Douglas"

Back Cover (1998 version)

  • Top Left: Duncan derailed from "Rock 'N' Roll"
  • Top Right: James passing through a field from "James In A Mess"

Front Cover (2001 and 2005)

  • Top: Donald and Douglas
  • Bottom: Percy and Edward from "The Deputation"

Back Cover (2001 and 2005)

  • Top Left: Skarloey and Rusty from "Home At Last"
  • Top Right: Thomas and Bertie from "Thomas and Bertie's Great Race"

Cover Colors

  • Black (1998)
  • Silver (2001 and 2005)

Running Time

  • 40 Minutes


Donald and Douglas

  • George Carlin: 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!
  • George Carlin: Said Donald.
  • Donald: It's to leave you behind I'd be wanting.
  • Break Van: You can't!
  • George Carlin: Said the break van.
  • Break Van: I'm essential!
  • Donald: Och are you?
  • George Carlin: 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! Ooh!
  • George Carlin: Cried the van.
  • Donald: There's more coming should you misbehave.
  • George Carlin: The van behave better after that. Until one day, Donald had an accident. The rails were slippery. He couldn't stop in time.
  • (Donald crashes into the signal box)
  • George Carlin: Donald wasn't hurt, but Sir Topham Hatt was most annoyed.
  • 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.
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: Sir Topham Hatt was right. James grumbled dreadfully about extra work.
  • Douglas: Anyone would think.
  • George Carlin: Said Douglas.
  • Douglas: That Donald had had his accident on purpose. I heard tell about an engine and some tar wagons.
  • James: Shut up!
  • George Carlin: Said James.
  • James: It's not funny.
  • George Carlin: He didn't like to be remind about his own accident.
  • Donald: Well, well, well! Surely, James, it wasn't you. You didn't say.
  • George Carlin: James didn't say. He slouched sulkily away.
  • Break Van: James is cross!
  • George Carlin: Sniggered the spiteful break van.
  • Break Van: We'll try to make him crosser still!
  • Cars: Hold back!
  • George Carlin: 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!
  • George Carlin: Panted James.
  • James: These freight cars are playing tricks.
  • Douglas: We'll show them.
  • George Carlin: 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!
  • George Carlin: Shouted Douglas. The conductor was anxious.
  • Conductor: Go steady! The van's breaking!
  • (Douglas smashes the break van to bits)
  • George Carlin: The van was in pieces. No one had been hurt, and soon Edward came to clear the mess. Sir Topham Hatt was on board.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I might have known it would be Douglas.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Edward: Douglas was grand, sir.
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I want to be fair, Douglas, but I don't know. I really don't know.
  • George Carlin: Sir Topham Hatt was making up his mind about which engine to send away, but that's another story.

Nameplates after Donald and Douglas

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

The Deputation

  • George Carlin: 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 fiercely, 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: Help, help!
  • Douglas: Losh shakes, Donald! It's Henry! Don't worry yourself, Henry! Wait a while! We'll help you out!
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: Said Percy.
  • Gordon: A lot of nonsense about a broken signalbox.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Gordon.
  • James: That spiteful break van too.
  • George Carlin: Put in James.
  • James: Good riddance. That's what I say.
  • Henry: The twins were splendid in the snow.
  • George Carlin: Added Henry.
  • Henry: It isn't fair.
  • George Carlin: They all agreed that something must be done, but none knew what. Percy decided to talk to Edward about it.
  • Edward: What you need...
  • George Carlin: Said Edward.
  • Edward: a deputation.
  • George Carlin: He explained what that was. Percy ran back quickly.
  • Percy: Edward says we need a depostation.
  • Gordon: Of course.
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: The question is...
  • Henry: What is a desperation?
  • George Carlin: Asked Henry.
  • Percy: It's when engines tell Sir Topham Hatt something's wrong.
  • George Carlin: Said Percy.
  • Duck: Did you say tell Sir Topham Hatt?
  • George Carlin: Asked Duck thoughtfully. There was a long silence.
  • Gordon: I purpose.
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: That Percy be
  • Percy: Me?!
  • George Carlin: Squeaked Percy.
  • Percy: I can't!
  • Henry: Rubbish, Percy.
  • George Carlin: Said Henry.
  • Henry: It's easy.
  • Gordon: That's settled then.
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon. Poor Percy wished it wasn't.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Hello, Percy. It's nice to be back.
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: Sir Topham Hatt pondered.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Do you mean a deputation, Percy?
  • Percy: Yes sir, please sir. It's Donald and Douglas. 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.
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: 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. Uh, does this mean that the both of us?
  • George Carlin: Sir Topham Hatt smiled.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It means...
  • George Carlin: But the rest of his speech was drowned in a delighted chorus of cheers and whistles. The twins were here to stay.
  • (Engines whistling)

Nameplates after The Deputation

  • James
  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Trevor

Home At Last

  • George Carlin: Skarloey had been to the works to be mended. He felt much better. Rusty the Diesel was helping him off his rail car. Skarloey hadn't met the little diesel before.
  • Skarloey: Rusty seems a kindly sort of engine.
  • George Carlin: He thought to himself.
  • Rusty: I help to mend the line and do odd jobs.
  • George Carlin: Explained Rusty.
  • Rusty: I hear everyone is looking forward to seeing you again. Come on.
  • George Carlin: Peter Sam was feeling depressed. He was still getting over his accident, but he wanted to start work again. Sir Topham Hatt wouldn't let him.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Another day's rest will do you good.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Besides, I got a surprise for you.
  • Peter Sam: For me, sir, how nice, sir, what is it, sir?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Wait and see.
  • George Carlin: The surprise was Skarloey.
  • Peter Sam: Oh.
  • George Carlin: Said Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: I'm glad you've come home.
  • George Carlin: They lit Skarloey's fire and he sizzled happily.
  • Skarloey: I feel all excited.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Skarloey: Just like a young engine. Now tell me all the news.
  • Peter Sam: I see you've met Rusty.
  • George Carlin: Said Peter Sam.
  • Skarloey: Yes. I like that Diesel.
  • Peter Sam: So do I.
  • George Carlin: Replied Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: It's a pity Duncan doesn't.
  • Skarloey: Who is Duncan?
  • Peter Sam: He came as a spare engine after my accident.
  • George Carlin: Replied Peter Sam.
  • Skarloey: Is he useful?
  • Peter Sam: He keeps busy and I'm sure he means well. But he's bouncy and rude. He sings and sways and swivels around. His drivers call it Rock N Roll.
  • Skarloey: I understand.
  • George Carlin: Said Skarloey gravely. His driver interrupted.
  • Skarloey's Driver: Duncan has done it again, he's stuck in the tunnel. Come on, old boy, we'll have to get him out.
  • George Carlin: Skarloey was pleased. He wanted to run and look forward to meeting Duncan. They found a caboose and some workmen and hurried up the line.
  • Skarloey: How nice and smooth the rails are.
  • George Carlin: Thought Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: They mended all the old bumps. The little diesel has helped to that. What a difference Rusty's made to the line.
  • George Carlin: Quite soon they found Duncan. He was stuck at the far end of the tunnel and he was very cross.
  • Duncan: I'm a plain blunt engine, I speak as I'm fine. Tunnels should be tunnels and not rabbit holes. This railway is no good at all.
  • Duncan's Driver: Don't be silly!
  • George Carlin: Snapped his Driver.
  • Duncan's Driver: This tunnel is quite big enough for engines who don't Rock N Roll.
  • George Carlin: It took a long time to clear away the rocks and set Duncan free again. At last, Skarloey was able to push Duncan and his coaches safely through.
  • (Skarloey frees Duncan by pushing him and his coaches through)
  • George Carlin: The caboose was left on the siding and the workmen stayed to make sure everything was safe. Duncan grumbled all the way home, but Skarloey paid no attention. Later, Sir Topham Hatt spoke severly to Duncan.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Listen to me. There is nothing wrong with that tunnel. You stuck in it because you tried to do Rock N Roll. Tunnels are not dance floors and you are not a pop star.
  • George Carlin: Then Sir Topham Hatt gave his full attention to Duncan's funnel.
  • (Sir Topham Hatt then looks at Duncan's funnel)
  • Sir Topham Hatt: If it happens again...
  • George Carlin: He ended ominously.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I should find ways to cut you down to size. In other words your career is um (clears throat) on the line. Need I say more?
  • George Carlin: Duncan thought Sir Topham Hatt had said quite enough and he remained completely silent and still for at least the whole evening.

Nameplates after Home At Last

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

Rock N Roll

  • George Carlin: Skarloey the Little Engine loves all the sights and sounds along his line and knows them very well. One morning, soon after he returned from being mended, he was enjoying his journey more than ever before. Along the way, he met Rusty.
  • Skarloey: You know...
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Skarloey: If I couldn't see those familiar faces and places, I think I was on a different railway. You've done wonders with these rails.
  • George Carlin: Rusty laughed.
  • Rusty: I'm glad you're pleased. Manager says let's mend the tracks so well that he don't know where he is. And we did, and you didn't if you take my meaning.
  • George Carlin: Skarloey liked this hard working diesel.
  • Rusty: There's still one more bad bit.
  • George Carlin: Warned Rusty just before the first station.
  • Rusty: An engine might come off there particularly Duncan. He will Rock N Roll along the line. Look at him right now. I hope he doesn't hurt his passengers.
  • Duncan: What's that about me? I'm a plain engine and I believe in plain speaking. Speak up!
  • George Carlin: Rusty warned Duncan about the bad bit of rails.
  • Duncan: Huh! I know my way about. I don't need smelly diesels to tell me what to do.
  • George Carlin: Rusty felt hurt. Duncan banged about the yard. Then, he clattered crossly to the station. James was already there waiting for him.
  • James: You're late!
  • George Carlin: He snapped.
  • Duncan: I know.
  • George Carlin: Said Duncan.
  • Duncan: It's that smelly Diesel's fault. Rusty tries to teach me how to stay on the rails and then goes off leaving me to find my own coaches.
  • James: You poor engine.
  • George Carlin: Sympathized James.
  • James: I know all about Diesels. One crept into our yard and ordered us about. I soon sent him packing.
  • George Carlin: Duncan was filled with admiration. He didn't know that James was boastful and sometimes didn't tell the truth.
  • Duncan: Send Rusty packing, send Rusty packing.
  • George Carlin: Snorted Duncan. He climbed a hill furiously.
  • Duncan's Driver: Well done, boy.
  • George Carlin: Encouraged his driver.
  • Duncan's Driver: Keep it up.
  • George Carlin: Soon they were near the first station. Duncan was pleased.
  • Duncan: Nothing's happened, nothing's happened. Silly old diesel, clever me.
  • George Carlin: And he rocked and rolled along the line.
  • Duncan's Driver: Steady, boy.
  • George Carlin: Checked his driver. But it was too late.
  • (Duncan comes off the rails in the process)
  • Duncan: Sleepers and ballast! I'm off.
  • George Carlin: And he was.
  • Rusty: I warned him.
  • George Carlin: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: But all he did was call me names.
  • George Carlin: The little diesel refused to move.
  • Skarloey: I'm ashamed of you Rusty.
  • George Carlin: Said Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Think of the passengers what are they going to do?
  • Rusty: Oh, I've forgotten them. Yes of course, we must help the passengers.
  • George Carlin: And Rusty roared into life. Duncan stood sad and solitary. He couldn't Rock N Roll now.
  • Duncan: Oh, dear.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Duncan: Everyone will know how silly I am.
  • George Carlin: The passengers had to get out and help too. They weren't very pleased about that but worked as hard as they could.
  • (The passengers lift Duncan back on the rails)
  • George Carlin: They carefully leavened Duncan back onto the line. After that, Duncan was extra careful all day. At last, evening came.
  • Duncan: Rusty.
  • George Carlin: He whispered.
  • Duncan: Thank you for helping. I'm sorry I was rude to you.
  • Rusty: That's all right, Duncan.
  • Duncan: I wish all diesels were like you. Let's be friends.
  • Rusty: Suits me.
  • George Carlin: Replied Rusty.
  • Rusty: We'll mend that bad bit of rails first thing tomorrow.

Nameplates after Rock N Roll

  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence
  • Harold
  • Edward

James In A Mess

  • George Carlin: Toby and Henrietta were enjoying their new job on the Island of Sodor, but they do look old fashioned and did need new paint. James was very rude whenever he saw them.
  • James: Yech! What dirty objects!
  • George Carlin: He would say. At last, Toby lost patience.
  • Toby: James?
  • George Carlin: He asked.
  • Toby: Why are you red?
  • James: I am a splendid engine.
  • George Carlin: Answered James.
  • James: Ready for anything. You never see my paint dirty.
  • Toby: Oh.
  • George Carlin: Said Toby earnestly.
  • Toby: That's why you once needed bootlaces to be ready I suppose.
  • George Carlin: James went redder than ever and snorted off. It was such an insult to be remind how the time the bootlace have been use to mend a hole in his coaches. At the end of the line, James left his coaches and got out to his next train. It was a slow freight, stopping at every station to pick up and set down cars. James hated slow freight trains.
  • James: Dirty cars from dirty sidings! Yech!
  • George Carlin: Starting an only a few, he picked up more and more cars at each station till he had a long train. At first, the freight cars behaved well, but James bumped them so crossly that they were determined to get back at him. Presently, they approached the top of Gordon's Hill. Heavy freight trains halt here to set the brakes. James had had an accident with cars before and should have remembered this.
  • Driver: Wait, James, wait!
  • George Carlin: Said the driver, but James wouldn't wait. He was too busy thinking what he would say to Toby when they next met. The freight cars' chance had come.
  • Cars: Hurrah! Hurrah!
  • George Carlin: They laughed, and banging their buffers they pushed him down the hill.
  • Cars: On, on!
  • George Carlin: Yelled the cars.
  • James: I've got to stop, I've got to stop!
  • George Carlin: Groaned James. Disaster lay ahead.
  • (James crashes into the tar wagons)
  • George Carlin: Something sticky splashed all over James. He had run into two tar wagons, and was black from smokebox to cab. He was more dirty than hurt, but the tar wagons and some cars were all to pieces. Toby and Percy were sent to help and came as quickly as they could.
  • Toby: Look here, Percy!
  • George Carlin: Explained Toby.
  • Toby: Whatever is that dirty object?
  • Percy: That's James, didn't you know?
  • Toby: It's James' shape.
  • George Carlin: Said Toby.
  • Toby: But James is a splendid red engine and you'll never see his paint dirty.
  • George Carlin: James pretended he hadn't heard. Toby and Percy cleared away the unhurt cars and help James home. Sir Topham Hatt met them.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done, Percy and Toby.
  • George Carlin: He turned to James.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Fancy letting your cars run away. I am surprised. You're not fit to be seen. You must be cleaned at once. Toby shall have a new coat of paint.
  • Toby: Please sir, can Henrietta have one too?
  • George Carlin: Said Toby.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Certainly, Toby.
  • Toby: Oh thank you, sir. She will pleased.
  • George Carlin: All James could do as watch Toby as he ran off happily with the news.

Nameplates after James In A Mess

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

Percy's Predicament

  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Percy.
  • Toby: Tell you what?
  • George Carlin: Replied Toby.
  • Toby: I'll take the milk, you fetch my freight cars.
  • George Carlin: Their drivers and stationmaster agreed. Percy had never been to the quarry before. He began ordering the freight cars about.
  • Percy: Hurry along.
  • George Carlin: He said. The freight cars grumbled to each other.
  • Cars: This is Toby's place! Percy's got no right to poke his funnel in here and push us around.
  • George Carlin: They whispered and pass the word.
  • Cars: Pay Percy back! Pay Percy back!
  • Percy: Come along.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Percy.
  • Percy: No nonsense.
  • Cars: We'll give him nonsense.
  • George Carlin: 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!
  • George Carlin: But before he could check them the freight cars surged ahead.
  • Cars: On! On!
  • George Carlin: They cried.
  • Percy: Help! Help!
  • George Carlin: 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!
  • (Percy crashed into the break van)
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • Percy: I am sorry, sir.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You must stay here till we are ready.
  • George Carlin: Continued Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: And you really must be more careful with freight cars.
  • George Carlin: Percy sighed. The freight cars groaned beneath his wheels. He quite understood about awkward predicaments. Sir Topham Hatt spoke severely to Daisy too.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: My engines work hard. I send lazy engines away.
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: Said Daisy.
  • Daisy: I will work hard. 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.
  • George Carlin: 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 the other day all by herself. That show's you, doesn't it?

Nameplates after Percy's Predicament

  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Edward
  • Terence
  • Harold
  • Bertie

Thomas and Bertie's Great Race

  • George Carlin: Thomas was waiting at the junction when the bus arrives.
  • Thomas: Hello.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Who are you?
  • Bertie: I'm Bertie. Who are you?
  • Thomas: I'm Thomas. I run this branch line.
  • Bertie: So you're Thomas. Ah, I remembered now. You got stuck in the snow. I took your passengers and Terence the Tractor pulled you out. I've come to help you with your passengers today.
  • Thomas: Help me?
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I can go faster than you.
  • Bertie: You can't.
  • George Carlin: Said Bertie.
  • Thomas: I can.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Thomas.
  • Bertie: I'll race you!
  • George Carlin: Said Bertie. Their drivers agreed for the race going ahead. The stationmaster said...
  • Stationmaster: Are you ready? Go!
  • George Carlin: Thomas never could go fast at first and Bertie drew in front.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Why don't you go fast, why don't you go fast.
  • George Carlin: Called Annie and Clarabel.
  • Thomas: Wait and see, wait and see.
  • George Carlin: Hissed Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: He's a long way ahead.
  • George Carlin: They wailed. But Thomas didn't mind. He remembered the level crossing. There was Bertie fuming at the gates while they sail gaily through.
  • Thomas: Goodbye, Bertie!
  • George Carlin: Called Thomas. After that the road left the railway so that they couldn't see Bertie. Then, they had to stop at the station to let off passengers.
  • Thomas: Peep peep! Quickly please!
  • George Carlin: Called Thomas and off they went again.
  • Thomas: Come along, come along.
  • George Carlin: Sang Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: We're coming along, we're coming along.
  • George Carlin: Sang Annie and Clarabel.
  • Thomas: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: Panted Thomas, then he looked ahead. There was Bertie tooting triumphly on his horn.
  • Thomas: Oh deary me, oh deary me!
  • George Carlin: Groaned Thomas.
  • Driver: Steady, Thomas.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We'll beat Bertie yet.
  • Annie and Clarabel: We'll be Bertie yet, we'll beat Bertie yet.
  • George Carlin: Echoed Annie and Clarabel.
  • Thomas: We'll do it, we'll do it.
  • George Carlin: Panted Thomas.
  • Thomas: Oh bother! There's the station.
  • George Carlin: Then he heard Bertie.
  • Bertie: Goodbye, Thomas. You must be tired. Sorry I can't stop. We buses have to work here you know. Goodbye.
  • Thomas: Oh dear.
  • George Carlin: Thought Thomas.
  • Thomas: We've lost.
  • George Carlin: But he felt better after a drink. The signal dropped.
  • Thomas: Hurrah, we're off! Hurrah, we're off!
  • George Carlin: Puffed Thomas. As they crossed the bridge, they heard an impatient...
  • Bertie: Honk honk!
  • George Carlin: There was Bertie waiting at the traffic lights. he started with a roar and chased on after Thomas once again. Now Thomas reached his full speed. Bertie tried hard but Thomas was too fast. Whistling triumphantly he plunged into the tunnel leaving Bertie toiling far behind.
  • Thomas: We've done it, we've done it!
  • George Carlin: Panted Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: We've done it, hooray! We've done it, hooray!
  • George Carlin: Chanted Annie and Clarabel as they whooshed into the last station. Everyone was there to celebrate Thomas' victory. But they gave Bertie a big welcome too.
  • Bertie: Well done, Thomas.
  • George Carlin: Said Bertie.
  • Bertie: That was fun. But to beat you over that hill, I should have to grow wings and be an airplane.
  • George Carlin: They now kept each others very busy. They often talked about their race, but Bertie's passengers don't like being bounced like peas in the frying pan, and Sir Topham Hatt has warned Thomas not to race at dangerous speeds. So although, between you and me, they would like to have another race. I don't think they ever will, do you?

Nameplates after Thomas and Bertie's Great Race

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


  • Children: North of the island, there lives a dear old train, a little tram engine, Toby is his name. He's quaint and old fashioned, but careful and wise. His coach is Henrietta and she's seen better days. His mind keeps returning to the good old days. When they were busy working everyday. But nobody rides with them nowadays. They can't understand why things have changed. Their line is closing down today, forever. Toby, oh Toby. What will become of you? The world's much nicer whenever we see you. Toby, dear Toby. There's still lots that you can do. Oldies but goldies, we still care about you. All of the children came to say goodbye. They clapped and cheered as Toby rang his bell, "Bye-bye." Everyone was sad to see them go. Whatever will they do, and where will they go? Suddenly news came to brighten up their day. How Toby and Henrietta were needed right away. The Fat Controller had written to say, could they please come and help right away. Now they're part of his family forever. Toby, oh Toby. Show them what you can do. The world's much nicer whenever we see you. Toby, dear Toby. There's so much to learn from you. Oldies but goldies, we still care about you. Oldies but goldies, we still care for you.

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