Escape! & Other Thomas Stories is a Thomas VHS idea made for Strand Home Video (under the Quality Family Entertainment name) in August 1994 and then by Video Treasures in 1996, each containing three Season 1 episodes, one Season 2 episode and three Season 3 episodes.


  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Bill and Ben
  • Diesel
  • BoCo
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Trevor (does not speak)
  • Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
  • Toad (does not speak)
  • Mavis (cameo)


  1. Escape
  2. Thomas Gets Tricked
  3. Oliver Owns Up
  4. Tender Engines
  5. Wrong Road
  6. Percy Runs Away
  7. Come Out Henry


  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Released on August 17, 1994 by Strand Home Video and then in 1996 by Video Treasures.
  • The Season 3 intro, nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and the outro are used together.
  • The "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS, the "Thomas, Percy and The Dragon" 1993 VHS, the "Daisy" 1993 VHS, the "James Goes Buzz Buzz" 1994 VHS, the "Percy's Ghostly Trick" 1994 VHS and the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Daisy" 1993 VHS, the "James Goes Buzz Buzz" 1994 VHS and the "Percy's Ghostly Trick" 1994 VHS.
  • In the end credits, a still picture from "Come Out Henry" is used.
  • The end credit text is taken from the "Percy's Ghostly Trick" 1994 VHS.
  • This video contains the rare George Carlin version of Come Out Henry

Opening Previews

Strand Home Video version

  1. Strand Home Video FBI Warning
  2. Strand Home Video logo (1993-1994)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 3 intro
  5. First few seconds of Escape!

Video Treasures version

  1. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  2. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 3 intro
  5. First few seconds of Escape!

Closing Previews

Strand Home Video version

  1. Last few seconds of Come Out Henry
  2. Thomas and Friends outro
  3. Strand Home Video logo (1993-1994)

Video Treasures version

  1. Last few seconds of Come Out Henry
  2. Thomas and Friends outro
  3. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)

Opening Credits

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

Cover Artwork

Front Cover

  • Oliver at the Harbor from "Oliver Owns Up"

Back Cover

  • Thomas, Annie, Clarabel, Percy and Edward from "Percy Runs Away"

Cover Color

  • Gray

Running Time

  • 35 Minutes



  • George Carlin: One day, Edward was talking to Trevor when Douglas steamed by. He was pulling a train of heavy coal cars.
  • Douglas: Come on, Edward. Stop gossiping in the sun when there's work to be done.
  • George Carlin: Later, Edward spoke to Douglas.
  • Edward: Trevor and I are old friends and you and he had in lot of common too.
  • Douglas: We do?
  • George Carlin: Quizzed Douglas.
  • Douglas: And what would that be?
  • Edward: Scrap.
  • George Carlin: Said Edward quietly. Douglas gasped.
  • Douglas: Don't mention that word! It makes me wheels wobble!
  • Edward: It does the same to Trevor.
  • George Carlin: Said Edward.
  • Edward: He was been sent to the scrapyard, but the Vicar and I saved him and now he's really useful again. Even so, Sir Topham Hatt certainly does need another steam engine here.
  • Douglas: Aye, he does, and quickly.
  • George Carlin: That night, Douglas was still working. He had taken the midnight goods train to a station at a faraway part of the island where only the diesels worked. He was just shunting, ready for his return journey, when...
  • Douglas: That's sounds like a steam engine.
  • George Carlin: He thought. The hiss came again.
  • Douglas: Who's there?
  • George Carlin: Asked Douglas. A whisper came.
  • Oliver: Are you Sir Topham Hatt's engine?
  • Douglas: Aye, and proud of it.
  • Oliver: Thank goodness! I'm Oliver and I'm with my break van, Toad, we've run out of coal and had no more steam.
  • Douglas: But what are you doing?
  • Oliver: Escaping?
  • Douglas: From what?
  • Oliver: Scrap.
  • George Carlin: Douglas shivered. Then, he remembered Edward's story about saving Trevor.
  • Douglas: I'll be glad to help ya. It lacked look those who were ready to scrap but I'm taking you away.
  • George Carlin: Their drivers and firemen agreed to help too. Everyone worked fast.
  • Douglas: No time to turn round. I'll run tender first. Come on.
  • (Dog barking)
  • George Carlin: But before they could clear the station they were stopped.
  • Foreman: Aha!
  • George Carlin: Called the foreman.
  • Foreman: A great western engine and a break van too. You can't take these.
  • Driver: Aye, but there all for us.
  • George Carlin: Said Douglas' driver.
  • Driver: See for yourself.
  • George Carlin: The foreman looked all over Oliver.
  • Foreman: Seems in order. Right away, guard.
  • (Douglas and Oliver make an escape)
  • Douglas: That was a near thing.
  • Oliver: We have worse.
  • George Carlin: Replied Oliver and they forced ahead. It was daylight when their journey ended.
  • Douglas: We're home!
  • George Carlin: Cried Douglas.
  • Driver: Shh!
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: There the works. We'll find a place for Oliver.
  • George Carlin: Oliver said goodbye and thank you, and Douglas puffed away. The next day, Douglas told the other engines all about Oliver.
  • James: Sir Topham Hatt would have to know.
  • George Carlin: Said James.
  • Gordon: Douglas should tell him at once.
  • George Carlin: Added Gordon.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well, here he is.
  • George Carlin: Said a voice.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Now what's this all about?
  • Duck: Beg pardon, sir, but we do need another engine.
  • Gordon: Yes sir.
  • George Carlin: Ventured Gordon.
  • Gordon: A steam engine, sir.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well, unless one saved from scrap, there's little hope.
  • Douglas: But sir, one has...
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Yes indeed. And thanks to you, Douglas, he is now at our works. Oliver is just what we need for Duck's branch line.
  • George Carlin: Everyone cheered. Now Oliver and Toad are mended and painted in full great western colors. Duck and Oliver are happy on their branch line. The others laughed at first and called it "The Little Western". Duck and Oliver were delighted and so the little western, it will always be.

Nameplates after Escape

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

Thomas Gets Tricked

  • George Carlin: Thomas is a tank engine who lives at the big station of the Island of Sodor. He's a cheeky little engine with six small wheels, a short stumpy funnel, a short stumpy boiler and a short stumpy dome. He's a fussy little engine too. Always pulling coaches about ready for the big engines can take on long journeys. And when trains come in, he pulls the empty coaches away so that the big engines can go on rest. Thomas thinks no engine works has hard as he does. He loves playing tricks on them, including Gordon the biggest and proudest engine of all. Thomas likes to tease Gordon with his whistle.
  • Thomas: Wake up, lazybones. Why don't you work hard like me?
  • George Carlin: One day after pulling the big express, Gordon had arrived back on the sidings very tired. He was just going to sleep when Thomas came up in his cheeky way.
  • Thomas: Wake up, lazybones. Do some hard work for a change. You can't catch me!
  • George Carlin: And off he ran laughing. Instead of going to sleep again, Gordon thought how he can back at Thomas. One morning, Thomas wouldn't wake up. His driver and fireman couldn't make him start. His fire went out and there was not enough steam. It was nearly time for the express. People are waiting, but the coaches weren't ready. At last, Thomas started.
  • Thomas: Oh dear, oh dear!
  • George Carlin: He yawned. He fussed into the station where Gordon was waiting.
  • Gordon: Hurry up, you!
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon.
  • Thomas: Hurry up yourself.
  • George Carlin: Replied Thomas. Gordon the proud engine began making his plan to teach Thomas a lesson for teasing him. Almost before the coaches had stopped moving, Gordon reversed quickly and was coupled to the train.
  • Gordon: Get in quickly, please!
  • George Carlin: He whistled. Thomas usually pushed behind the big trains to help them start, but he was always uncoupled first. This time, Gordon start so quickly they forgot to uncouple Thomas. Gordon's chance had come.
  • Gordon: Come on, come on!
  • George Carlin: Puffed Gordon to the coaches. The train went faster and faster. Too fast for Thomas, he wanted to stop, but he couldn't.
  • Thomas: Peep peep! Stop, stop!
  • Gordon: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: Laughed Gordon.
  • Coaches: You can't get away, you can't get away!
  • George Carlin: Laughed the coaches. Poor Thomas was going faster than he had ever gone before. He was out of breath and his wheels hurt him, but he had to go on.
  • Thomas: I shall never be the same again.
  • George Carlin: He thought sadly.
  • Thomas: My wheels will be quite worn out.
  • (Gordon continues to speed ahead)
  • George Carlin: At last, they stopped at the station. Thomas was uncoupled and he felt very silly and exhausted. Next he went on to the turntable thinking of everyone laughing at him.
  • (Thomas is on the turntable as it turns around)
  • George Carlin: And then he ran on to a siding out of the way.
  • Gordon: Well, little Thomas.
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Gordon.
  • Gordon: Now you know what hard work means, don't you?
  • George Carlin: Poor Thomas couldn't answer. He had no breath. He just puffed slowly away to rest and had a long long drink.
  • Thomas: Maybe I don't have to tease Gordon to feel important.
  • George Carlin: Thomas thought to himself. And he puffed slowly home.

Nameplates after Thomas Gets Tricked

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

Oliver Owns Up

  • George Carlin: On a clear day when the sky is blue and there is just enough breeze to blow the clouds away, you can stand on a big hill above the valley and watch Duck and Oliver far below, busily at work on Duck's branch line near the sea. The two engines are very proud of their matching coats of gleaming color. Oliver often talks about the time that Douglas saved him from scrap.
  • Oliver: If it wasn't for his help...
  • George Carlin: Oliver would say.
  • Oliver: I might have caught when I ran away from the scrapyard, and I would never come to live here on Sir Topham Hatt's railway.
  • George Carlin: The other engines all wanted to know about Oliver's adventures.
  • Henry: Amazing!
  • George Carlin: Remarked Henry.
  • James: Oliver...
  • George Carlin: Said James.
  • James: ...has resource.
  • Gordon: And sagacity.
  • George Carlin: Put in Gordon.
  • Percy: What does that mean?
  • George Carlin: Whispered Percy.
  • Thomas: I think...
  • George Carlin: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas:'s about being clever and wise.
  • Gordon: He is...
  • George Carlin: Finished Gordon.
  • Gordon: example to us all.
  • George Carlin: I'm sorry to say that Oliver became very puffed up in the smokebox.
  • Oliver: Henry says I'm amazing. He's right.
  • George Carlin: He whistled as he swooshed along the line. One morning, Sir Topham Hatt came to see him.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You are doing well. Now you must learn how to look after freight cars.
  • George Carlin: Every wise engine knows that you cannot trust freight cars. The other engines warned Oliver but he took no notice.
  • Oliver: You think I can manage.
  • George Carlin: He said huffily.
  • Oliver: Gordon knows better. He's says I'm sagacious.
  • Duck: You may be good gracious or whatever you called it, but cars can be troublesome and...
  • Donald: Say no more, Duck.
  • George Carlin: Interested Donald.
  • Donald: It's a pity, but the wee engine just learned for itself.
  • George Carlin: Oliver pulled some loaded cars into a siding and pushed the empties into the chute. Then he came back to take the loaded cars away. But they were comfortable and didn't want to move.
  • Car 1: What right is he to poke his funnel in here?
  • Car 2: We want Duck!
  • Car 3: Or Donald!
  • Car 4: Or Douglas!
  • Oliver: Look sharp.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Oliver.
  • Cars: That's not the way to speak.
  • George Carlin: Hissed the cars.
  • Cars: We'll get even.
  • George Carlin: Oliver heard nothing. The cars move smoothly at first, then suddenly, Oliver found them forced forward. His driver applied the brakes, but they were useless against the surging cars.
  • Cars: On, on, on!
  • George Carlin: Yelled the cars. Oliver formed hard, but still they forced them on and on. At last, the cars grew tired.
  • Oliver: I'm winning.
  • George Carlin: Gasped Oliver. But it was too late.
  • (Oliver falls into the turntable well)
  • George Carlin: Oliver laid bruised and bemused, bunkered down in the turntable well. Duck surveyed the damaged.
  • Duck: Hello, Oliver. Are you being a good gracious engine? Beg pardon, we really don't like this sort of surprise. Donald and Douglas will miss their turntable until it was mended.
  • George Carlin: That night, Oliver was hold gently to safety.
  • Oliver: I'm sorry, sir.
  • George Carlin: He said to Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Oliver: I shouldn't listen to Duck's advice. I don't feel good gracious or whatever it is. I just feel silly.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well, Oliver.
  • George Carlin: Replied Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Now you know the damage cars can do.
  • Oliver: Yes I do, sir. I look like a load of scrap iron.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Oh, I don't think so.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: But you do need to go to the works to be mended.
  • George Carlin: The other engines now felt sorry for Oliver.
  • Duck: The branch line would be a same without you.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Duck.
  • Duck: Come back soon.
  • George Carlin: A few days later, Oliver did come back. His coat paint glistened in the sun. He's a wiser engine too and never made the same about cars again.

Nameplates after Oliver Owns Up

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

Tender Engines

  • George Carlin: One morning, Gordon was in the yard taking on a large supply of coal.
  • James: That's the third load of coal you had today, Gordon.
  • George Carlin: Said James.
  • James: Some might say you're being rather greedy.
  • Gordon: I'm an important engine.
  • George Carlin: Replied Gordon.
  • Gordon: Important engines need plenty of coal, but I doubted if you would understand that, James.
  • George Carlin: James snorted and went about his work. Later, Gordon was taking on water from a standpipe because the water tower was under repair.
  • Duck: I wouldn't drink too much of that water if I were you, Gordon. It might give you boiler-ache.
  • Gordon: Pah!
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: What's this? Educating Gordon day? First James, now you, Duck. Big engines have big needs. Little engines are just annoying.
  • Duck: Don't say I didn't warn you.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Duck. Later, Gordon steamed into the yard at the big station.
  • Gordon: That's what I need.
  • George Carlin: Explained Gordon. There emergent out of his sheds were two shiny tenders.
  • Gordon: Now If I had two tenders.
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: I wouldn't need to stop so often. And I wouldn't have to listen to silly little engines.
  • Driver: Those tenders belong to a visitor.
  • George Carlin: Replied his driver. Diesel sidled up alongside.
  • Diesel: Everyone knows that tenders are a mark and distinction, but I'm afraid that no amount of tenders will save you in the end. We diesels are taking over, and we don't need tenders to make us important, not even one.
  • George Carlin: Gordon was most upset. He was feeling just the same next morning.
  • Gordon: I'm not happy.
  • Duck: I know.
  • George Carlin: Said Duck.
  • Duck: It's boiler-ache.
  • Gordon: It's not boiler-ache.
  • George Carlin: Protested Gordon.
  • Gordon: It's...
  • Henry: Of course it is.
  • George Carlin: Interrupted Henry.
  • Henry: That water's bad. Have a good wash-out, then you feel a different engine. Your boiler must be full of sludge.
  • Gordon: Don't be vulgar.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Gordon. He backed on his train hissing mournfully.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Cheer up, Gordon.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Gordon: I can't, sir. Is it true what diesels said, sir?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What does his say?
  • Gordon: That diesels are taking over.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Don't worry, Gordon. That will never happen on my railway.
  • Gordon: One more thing, sir. Why did the visitor have two tenders?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Because he lives on the railway with long difference between coaling depots.
  • George Carlin: Gordon felt better. But Henry started complaining. He banged some cars angrily.
  • Henry: I always worked hard enough for two.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Henry: I deserved another tender.
  • George Carlin: Duck whispered something to Donald. He was going to play a trick on Henry.
  • Duck: Henry?
  • George Carlin: He asked.
  • Duck: Would you like my tenders?
  • Henry: Yours?! What have you got to do with tenders?
  • Duck: All right.
  • George Carlin: Said Duck.
  • Duck: The deals off. Would you like them, Donald?
  • Donald: I wouldn't deprive you of the honor.
  • George Carlin: Replied Donald.
  • Duck: It is a great honor.
  • George Carlin: Continued Duck thoughtfully.
  • Duck: But I'm only a tank engine. Perhaps James might...
  • Henry: I'm sorry I was rude.
  • George Carlin: Said Henry hastily.
  • Henry: How many tenders have you and when can I have them?
  • Duck: Uh, hmm, I have six and you can have them this evening.
  • Henry: Six lovely tenders!
  • George Carlin: Chortled Henry.
  • Henry: What a splendid sight I'll be.
  • George Carlin: Henry was excited all day.
  • Henry: Do you think it'll be all right?
  • George Carlin: He asked for umpteenth time.
  • Duck: Of course.
  • George Carlin: Said Duck.
  • Duck: They're already now.
  • George Carlin: The other engines waited where they can each get a good view. But Henry wasn't a splendid sight at all. His six tenders were very old, dirty and filled with boiler sludge.
  • Gordon: Have a good wash-out, Henry?
  • George Carlin: Called a voice.
  • Gordon: That's right. You'll feel a different engine now.
  • George Carlin: Henry was not sure, but he thought his voice belongs to Gordon's.

Nameplates after Tender Engines

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

Wrong Road

  • George Carlin: 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!
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Gordon.
  • Edward: What isn't fair?
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Gordon.
  • Gordon: Branch lines are vulgar.
  • George Carlin: 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!
  • George Carlin: 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. 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?
  • George Carlin: Asked Bill?
  • Ben: Shush!
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: Gordon pretended he hadn't heard.
  • Ben: If it isn't Gordon.
  • George Carlin: Said Ben.
  • Ben: It's just a pile of Old Iron.
  • Bill: Which we better take it to the scrapyard.
  • Ben: No Bill, this lots useless for scrap we'll take it to the harbour and dump it in the sea.
  • George Carlin: Gordon was alarmed.
  • Gordon: I am Gordon. Stop, stop!
  • George Carlin: When BoCo suddenly arrived, Gordon thought him the most beautiful sight he had ever been.
  • Gordon: BoCo, my dear engine, save me.
  • George Carlin: BoCo quickly sized up the situation and threatened to take away the cars he brought for Bill and Ben. This made the twins behave at once. Gordon thought BoCo was wonderful.
  • Gordon: Those little demons. How do you do it?
  • BoCo: Ah well.
  • George Carlin: Said BoCo.
  • BoCo: It's just a knack.
  • George Carlin: Gordon still believed that BoCo saved his life. But he knows the twins were only teasing. Don't we?

Nameplates after Wrong Road

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

Percy Runs Away

  • George Carlin: Henry, James and Gordon were miserable. They had been shut up for several days for being naughty, and long to be let out again. At last, Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I hope you are sorry.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: And that you understand that every job on the railway is important. We have a new tank engine called Percy who helps pull coaches and Thomas and Edward had worked the main line nicely, but I will let you now if you promise to work hard.
  • Gordon: Yes sir.
  • George Carlin: Said the three engines.
  • James: We will.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: That's good, but please remember that this no shunting nonsense must stop.
  • George Carlin: Sir Topham Hatt then told Percy, Edward and Thomas that they can go and play on a branch line for a few days, and they ran off happily to find Annie and Clarabel at the junction. The two coaches were very pleased to see Thomas again. Edward and Percy played with the freight cars.
  • Cars: Stop, stop, stop!
  • George Carlin: Screamed the cars as they pushed them to their proper sidings. But the two engines laughed and went on shunting till the cars were tightly arranged. Next, Edward took some empty cars from the quarry. Percy was left alone. He didn't mind that a bit. He like watching trains and being cheeky to the other engines.
  • Percy: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: He would call, and they got very cross. After a great deal of shunting, Percy was waiting for the signalman to set the switch so that he can go back to the yard. Percy was being rather careless and not paying attention. Edward had warned Percy.
  • Edward: Be careful on the main line. Whistle to the signalman that you are there.
  • George Carlin: But Percy didn't remember to whistle, and so the busy signalman forgot him. Percy waited and waited. The switch were still against him so he couldn't move. Then, he looked along the main line.
  • Percy: Peep, peep!
  • George Carlin: He whistled in horror, for rushing straight towards him was Gordon with the express.
  • Gordon: Oh!
  • George Carlin: Groaned Gordon.
  • Gordon: Get out of my way!
  • (Gordon approaches Percy, who then shuts his eyes and the big engine comes to a frightening halt)
  • George Carlin: Percy opened his eyes. Gordon had stopped with Percy's buffers just a few inches from his own. But Percy had began to move.
  • Percy: I won't stay here, I'll run away!
  • George Carlin: He puffed. He ran straight through Edward's station, and was so frightened that he ran right up Gordon's hill without stopping. After that, he was tired, but he couldn't stop. He had no driver to shut off steam and applied his brakes.
  • Percy: I want to stop! I want to stop!
  • George Carlin: He puffed. The man in the signalbox saw Percy was in trouble, so he kindly set the switch. Percy puffed wearily onto a nice empty siding, ending in a big bank of earth. He was too tired now to care where he went.
  • Percy: I want to stop, I want to stop! I have stopped!
  • George Carlin: He puffed thankfully.
  • Workmen: Never mind, Percy.
  • George Carlin: Said the workmen as they dug him out.
  • Workmen: You shall have some drink and some coal and then you feel better.
  • George Carlin: Presently, Gordon arrived.
  • Gordon: Well done, Percy. You started so quickly that you stopped the nasty accident.
  • Percy: I'm sorry I was cheeky.
  • George Carlin: Said Percy.
  • Percy: You were clever to stop.
  • George Carlin: Replied Gordon. Then Gordon helped pull Percy out from the bank. The two engines are now good friends, but Percy was always most careful that he goes out on the main line.

Nameplates after Percy Runs Away

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

Come Out Henry

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

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