Freddie and the Avalanche is a fan-made Thomas and Friends episode thought up by BiggestThomasFan. It is based on the Season 5 episode, Snow.


  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Freddie
  • Luke
  • Merrick
  • Mr. Percival
  • Paxton (cameo; seen at the Blue Mountain Quarry)
  • Skarloey (cameo; seen at the Blue Mountain Quarry)
  • Rusty (cameo; seen at the Blue Mountain Quarry)
  • Mighty Mac (cameo; seen passing Freddie at the beginning)
  • Victor (cameo; seen at the Steamworks)
  • Kevin (cameo; seen at the Steamworks)
  • Owen (cameo; seen at the Steamworks)

Voice Cast

UK and AUS

  • Mark Moraghan as the Narrator
  • John Hasler as Rheneas
  • Keith Wickham as Sir Handel, Mr. Percival and Freddie's Driver
  • Tom Stourton as Freddie
  • Michael Legge as Luke
  • Christopher Ragland as the Narrow Gauge Trucks
  • Matt Wilkinson as Merrick and Freddie's Fireman


  • Mark Moraghan as the Narrator
  • John Hasler as Rheneas
  • Keith Wickham as Sir Handel and Freddie's Driver
  • Tom Stourton as Freddie
  • Michael Legge as Luke
  • Matt Wilkinson as Merrick and Freddie's Fireman
  • Christopher Ragland as the Narrow Gauge Trucks
  • Kerry Shale as Mr. Percival


Narrator: Freddie is the number 7 engine on the Skarloey Railway. He is usually a fearless engine. The means he's usually not afraid of anything. But Freddie does have some fears from time to time. In the wintertime, Freddie had always been afraid of avalanches.

Freddie: Avalanches have always seem like a scary thing to me. I hope I never get involved in one.

Narrator: One day, Sir Handel arrived late at the Blue Mountain Quarry.

Sir Handel: Sorry I'm late. There were some snowdrifts blocking the line. And I had to wait for them to be cleared.

Luke: Don't worry, Sir Handel. Your trucks have just been filled.

Sir Handel: Thank you, Luke.

Narrator: But Sir Handel was in so much of a hurry that he forgets to wait for the brake van to be coupled to his train.

Luke: Wait, Sir Handel!

Merrick: Sir Handel, your brake van still needs to be coupled.

Narrator: But Sir Handel didn't hear them.

Luke: Bother!

Narrator: Meanwhile, Freddie was taking some empty trucks to the coal yards. He was making good time when he came to a snowdrift near a ravine.

Freddie's Driver: You can't charge through it, Freddie. You'll get stuck. The fireman will go back to the nearest station to get help.

Narrator: The fireman returned with some good and bad news.

Freddie's Fireman: They sent Rheneas up with some workmen to dig the snowdrift away, but it'll be a while before they can get here. We'll just have to stay here for now.

Freddie's Driver: Well then, why don't we have a cup of cocoa in the brake van to past the time?

Narrator: Meanwhile, Sir Handel had been having trouble with his trucks since he left the quarry.

Narrow Gauge Trucks: Hold back, hold back!

Sir Handel: Stop that, you trucks!

Narrow Gauge Truck #1: What's the matter, Sir Handel? Don't you like pulling trucks now?

Sir Handel: Be quiet! Oh, I wish I hadn't forgotten my brake van.

Narrator: Then there was trouble.

(The coupling snaps)

Narrow Gauge Trucks: (Laugh) On, on, on!

Sir Handel: What?! Come back here!

Narrator: Sir Handel's trucks raced down the hill. A workman was nearby, and switched the trucks into a siding. The trucks crashed into the buffers, and plunged into the ravine.

Freddie: Did you hear that? Oh no! That sounds like a...

Freddie's Driver: Avalanche!

(The avalanche falls on Freddie)

Narrator: There was no sign of Freddie. He was buried in the big snowdrift. Luckily, his brake van wasn't buried. So his driver, fireman and guard set to work digging Freddie out. Then Rheneas arrived with the workmen, as well as Mr. Percival.

Rheneas: Bust my buffers! What happened here?

Narrator: Everyone worked together to clear the snowdrift away. At last, Freddie was free.

Freddie: Thank you, everyone.

Mr. Percival: We better take you to the steamworks to be inspected for damage.

Freddie: Yes, sir.

Narrator: While Freddie was at the steamworks, he realized something.

Freddie: I was very brave during that avalanche. Maybe avalanche aren't so scary to me anymore.

(Sir Handel arrives)

Sir Handel: Hello, Freddie. I'm sorry about my trucks breaking away from me, and causing that avalanche. Although, if I had waited for my brake van to be coupled, it wouldn't have happened.

Freddie: That's alright, Sir Handel. I am no longer afraid of avalanches. Although, I still hope I'm not involved in one ever again. Avalanches can cause delay and confusion.

Sir Handel: Indeed!