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Description

  • Here's the full transcript to Granpuff & Other Stories, a video released on February 21, 1995. Stories and song in order: Rusty To The Rescue, Thomas and Stepney, Granpuff, Sleeping Beauty, Toad Stands By, Thomas and The Special Letter, Thomas Meets The Queen, Special Attraction and Thomas' Anthem.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Toad
  • Stepney
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Rusty
  • Duke
  • Smudger
  • Scruffey
  • Bulstrode
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Bill and Ben (do not speak)
  • BoCo (does not speak)
  • Mavis (does not speak)
  • Bertie (does not speak)
  • Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
  • Diesel (cameo)
  • Daisy (cameo)
  • D261 (cameo)
  • Trevor (cameo)

Opening Previews

  1. Video Treasures Tracking Control
  2. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  3. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 1)
  6. First few seconds of Rusty To The Rescue

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • GRANPUFF & OTHER THOMAS STORIES
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Transcript

  • (We open this video with the Video Treasures Tracking Control)
  • (We then show the Video Treasures FBI Warning)
  • (We then go to the 1987-1997 Video Treasures logo)
  • (The Britt Allcroft Presents logo soon appears)
  • (The version 1 of Thomas US Season 4 intro then follows and we begin Rusty To The Rescue)
  • George Carlin: In springtime, Rusty loves to visit a faraway place. It's filled with bluebells. The air smells sweet and Rusty thinks there's no better place than be. One day, Thomas was passing by just as Rusty was having a drink.
  • Thomas: Peep Peep! Good morning. Your driver looks a little worried. I wonder why.
  • Rusty: I don't know.
  • George Carlin: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: But I soon will. Excuse me.
  • George Carlin: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: But there's something wrong?
  • Rusty's Driver: Yes indeed.
  • George Carlin: Replied the driver.
  • Rusty's Driver: They need another engine to help us run the special line.
  • Rusty: A bluebell engine.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Rusty.
  • Rusty: Maybe I can find one.
  • George Carlin: Later, Rusty saw Douglas and Percy. Rusty had an idea.
  • Rusty: Can you help me find another engine?
  • Douglas: Where?
  • Rusty: Where'd you found Oliver?
  • Douglas: You mean on the Other Railway?
  • Rusty: Yes. I'm looking for a bluebell engine.
  • George Carlin: And Rusty explained everything.
  • Douglas: I like to help. But these days it's only Diesels that go there.
  • George Carlin: Then Rusty decided.
  • Rusty: So that's were I go.
  • Douglas: Take care.
  • George Carlin: Rusty told the driver all about the plan and that night he came to the shed.
  • Rusty's Driver: The manager says he'll make a home for a bluebell engine if you find one.
  • Rusty: Right.
  • George Carlin: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: We'll find one tomorrow.
  • George Carlin: It took them all the next day to travel to the Other Railway. Darkness fell and the cold wind blew.
  • Rusty: Ooh. What's that?
  • George Carlin: But it was only the sounds of a lonely scrapyard. Diesel silent and still lined up guard.
  • Diesels: Who are you?
  • George Carlin: Rusty plucked up courage.
  • Rusty: I'm a shed and sidings inspection diesel. Have you any engines in the shed?
  • Diesels: No! None!
  • George Carlin: Rusty rally began.
  • Rusty: Then what about the sidings?
  • Diesels: One. We have one.
  • George Carlin: Rusty grew braver still.
  • Rusty: Then I'll just go and inspect.
  • George Carlin: A small engine with a tall funnel stood sad and alone in a shadowy siding. His driver was huddled in the cab, keeping it company.
  • Rusty: Excuse me.
  • George Carlin: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: Do you like bluebells?
  • George Carlin: The engine looks dawdled.
  • Stepney: Yes, bluebells are beautiful.
  • Rusty: Then you're soon going to see lots of them because I'm getting you out of here.
  • George Carlin: Everyone worked fast. It was difficult to set the fire, but soon it was glowing hot and Stepney had a good head of steam. Rusty's engineer agreed to be Stepney's fireman. So off they set, past the bleak and bluey lines of diesels.
  • Diesels: Where is he going?
  • George Carlin: They hissed.
  • Rusty: Just down the line.
  • George Carlin: Replied Rusty, and they chuffered quickly away.
  • Rusty: We've done it.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Rusty.
  • Rusty: We're over the board and back on the railway. Mission accomplished.
  • George Carlin: When Rusty and the engine arrived in the valley, a big welcome awaited him.
  • Manager: We shall mend you and give you your new coat of paint.
  • George Carlin: Said the manager. His driver was delighted.
  • Stepney's Driver: You lucky old engine. You've been saved by the bluebell railway.
  • Stepney: And my friend Rusty. I wouldn't be here if it weren't for Rusty.
  • George Carlin: Now the little engine is has happy as can be and helps the passengers and visit at bluebell time. His name is Stepney but everyone calls him the bluebell engine.
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and Stepney)
  • George Carlin: Thomas the Tank Engine was feeling very happy. His blue coat shone in the sun, he was right on time, and all around his branch line the countryside seems prettier than ever before.
  • Thomas: Peep peep! Good morning, Percy.
  • George Carlin: He whistled.
  • Thomas: My branch is the pride of the line. Wouldn't you agree?
  • Percy: Uh, yes, Thomas, of course, but, uh...
  • Thomas: But what, Percy? Out with it.
  • Percy: Well there is another engine with the famous branch line too.
  • Thomas: Who? Where?
  • Percy: His name's Stepney. He's far away, but Sir Topham Hatt says he may visit us.
  • Thomas: When?
  • Percy: Oh, someday.
  • George Carlin: And Percy hurried away. Meanwhile Stepney puffed steadily along his line. It isn't very long, and that made him feel a little sad. Later he saw Rusty, the little diesel had saved Stepney from scrap.
  • Stepney: Everyone's been so kind, but my railway was so sure, that I do miss a good long run.
  • Rusty: I think you should tell driver too.
  • George Carlin: Replied Rusty.
  • Rusty: I'm sure he'll understand.
  • George Carlin: Stepney soon discovered that indeed he did.
  • Driver: You know, Stepney, I feel just the same way.
  • George Carlin: That evening, he had exciting news.
  • Driver: Guess what, Stepney? Sir Topham Hatt has invited to the other engines on his own railway. Manager agreed. It'll be really long run to get there.
  • Stepney: Oh, thank you!
  • George Carlin: Sighed Stepney. They set off next morning. But now, all the other engines were talking about Stepney.
  • Percy: He runs a famous branch line. Did you know that?
  • George Carlin: Said Percy. Thomas was feeling a little jealous.
  • Thomas: Huh! It may be famous but my branch is the first on the line. Everyone knows that too.
  • George Carlin: And he huffed away to fetch his coaches.
  • Percy: Look!
  • George Carlin: Squeaked Percy.
  • Percy: Why have they all come? There's no train yet.
  • George Carlin: But Percy was wrong. The signal dropped, and from far away an engine's whistle.
  • Douglas: Here he comes!
  • George Carlin: Yelled Douglas. Stepney puffed proudly through the junction.
  • Edward: I hope you'll meet Thomas too.
  • George Carlin: Said Edward.
  • Edward: You both have branch lines to be proud of.
  • George Carlin: Then Stepney set off to help Duck shunt coaches in the yards, and they worked happily together all afternoon. At last, Thomas arrived.
  • Thomas: Sorry, can't talk. It's time for my last branch line train. Mustn't be late.
  • George Carlin: He was hardly out of sight when the engines heard shouting at the station. Moments later came the alarm.
  • Man: Stop all train!
  • George Carlin: The signalman answered the telephone.
  • Signalman: A special, is it? I see.
  • George Carlin: Thomas was impatient.
  • Thomas: Why are we waiting? My passengers have been delayed.
  • Driver: Sorry, Thomas.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We're been shunted to allow another train to pass.
  • George Carlin: Soon they heard an unfamiliar puffing sound. There was Stepney with his headlamp swang and whistle blowing. He gathered speed and disappeared.
  • Thomas: Well bust my boiler!
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas the Tank Engine. Next morning, he was still fuming.
  • Thomas: Shunted! And on my own branch too! It's a disgrace!
  • Stepney: I'm sorry.
  • George Carlin: Said Stepney.
  • Stepney: I was a special.
  • Thomas: Why?
  • Stepney: An important passenger arrived just as you left. He ordered a special train and Duck let me take it. We had a splendid run, but uh...
  • Thomas: But...
  • George Carlin: Finished Thomas.
  • Thomas: It can make an engine nervous not to know the line.
  • Stepney: Excatly.
  • George Carlin: Said Stepney.
  • Stepney: You're such an expert.
  • George Carlin: Thomas felt much better. He couldn't be cross anymore and began telling Stepney all about his branch line.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Granpuff)
  • George Carlin: One winter's night when the cold wind blew, the engines found it hard to sleep.
  • Toby: What we need.
  • George Carlin: Suggested Toby.
  • Toby: Is to listen to a story.
  • Percy: Yes.
  • George Carlin: Agreed Percy.
  • Percy: A mysterious story.
  • Duck: But.
  • George Carlin: Added Duck.
  • Duck: It must have a happy ending.
  • Thomas: Driver told me a story.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas, so everyone listened.
  • Thomas: Once upon a time...
  • George Carlin: Began Thomas. They were three little engines who lived their own little shed on their own little railway. Their names were Duke, Stuart and Falcon. Duke was the oldest and was name after his grace, the Duke of Sodor. He was proud of this and love to keep the little ones in order. Whenever they had anything that Duke thought wrong, he would say...
  • Duke: That would never suit his Grace.
  • George Carlin: Other engines came and went but Duke outlast them at all. Stuart and Falcon used to call him "Granpuff". They were fun of him, but they got very tired and hearing all about his Grace. Sometimes they were teasing and chant...
  • Stuart and Falcon: Engines come and engines go, Granpuff goes on forever!
  • Duke: You impurtanded scallywags!
  • George Carlin: Duke would say.
  • Duke: Whatever are you engines coming to?
  • Falcon: Never mind, Granpuff. We're only young once.
  • Duke: Well you better mind, unless you wanna end up like Smudger.
  • Stuart: Ooh! Granpuff, whatever happened?
  • Duke: Smudger.
  • George Carlin: Said Duke.
  • Duke: Was a showoff. He rode roughly often came off the rails. I warned him to be careful, but he took no notice.
  • Smudger: Listen, Dukie.
  • George Carlin: He snarled.
  • Smudger: Who worries about their few spills?
  • Duke: We do here, I said, but Smudger just laughed.
  • Smudger: (laughs)
  • Duke: Until one day, manager said he was gonna make himself useful at last. Smudger stopped laughing then.
  • Stuart: Why? What did he do?
  • Duke: He turned him into a generator. He still out there behind our shed. He'll never move again.
  • George Carlin: After that, Stuart and Falcon became really useful engines and all three were happy together for many years. Then hard times came. The mines and the hills closed and the railway was closed too. People came to buy the engines.
  • People: We'll take Stuart and Falcon.
  • George Carlin: No one wanted Duke. They thought him too old.
  • Stuart: Cheer up, Granpuff.
  • George Carlin: Called Stuart.
  • Stuart: We'll find you a nice railway and then you can come and keep us in order.
  • George Carlin: They tried to be brave and cheerful, but no one really thought their dreams would come true. Duke's driver and fireman oiled and greased him one last time. They sheeted and snuggly and said goodbye, then they had to go away and find work. Duke was alone.
  • Duke: Oh well.
  • George Carlin: He sighed.
  • Duke: I'll go to sleep. It'll help me pass the time.
  • George Carlin: Winter torrents washed soil from the hills. Trees and bushes grew all around. You wouldn't know the shed was there, let alone the little engine sleep inside.
  • Percy: That's not a happy ending!
  • George Carlin: Cried Percy.
  • Thomas: Ah.
  • George Carlin: Murmured Thomas.
  • Thomas: There will be one, but that'll have to wait until next time.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Sleeping Beauty)
  • George Carlin: It was a beautiful night on the Island of Sodor. The day's work was done and the engines puffed safely home.
  • Percy: Thomas.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Percy.
  • Percy: Will you tell us the end of the story?
  • Thomas: You mean the one about Duke the lost engine?
  • Henry: Exactly.
  • George Carlin: Said Henry.
  • James: But please remind us of a story so far.
  • George Carlin: So Thomas began and here's the rest of the story he told. Duke was old and live with two young engines called Stuart and Falcon. They teased Duke and called him "Granpuff", but they were happy together. Then their line was closed down and the young engines went away. Duke was left alone in the shed. He went to sleep and everything around him changed. But Duke was never forgotten. Years went by until one day not long ago, visitors came to see Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Visitors: We want to find Duke.
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Visitors: And make him happy again.
  • George Carlin: Maps lay everything.
  • Visitor: If we followed the old line shown here on the map.
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Visitor: We'll travel north to the village and then to the mountains. And look. There's the sign for the old station. If Duke's anywhere, he's there.
  • George Carlin: Everyone set off to the mountains far away. The days went by, the search grew harder, but the rescuers wouldn't give up.
  • Rescuers: Let's go this way.
  • George Carlin: They said. But there was still no sign of Duke.
  • Rescuers: He's here somewhere.
  • George Carlin: They said. They scrambled over hills, struggled over ditches. At last their search ended, quite by accident.
  • (Crash!)
  • Rescuers: We found him! We found our sleeping beauty!
  • Duke: Excuse me?
  • George Carlin: Enquired Duke.
  • Duke: Are you a vandal? Driver told me vandals break and smash things.
  • Rescuers: Bless you no.
  • George Carlin: Laughed the rescuers.
  • Rescuers: We dropped in because we couldn't find your door. Falcon and Stuart will be pleased to see you.
  • Duke: So they did remember!
  • George Carlin: Sighed Duke happily. Then they all set off for Duke's new home. Stuart and Falcon are ready for a big welcome.
  • Stuart and Falcon: He's here!
  • George Carlin: They whispered.
  • Stuart and Falcon: Sh! Sh!
  • Duke: You woke me up.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Duke.
  • Duke: In my young days, engines were...
  • Stuart: Seem in not heard, Granpuff, we know.
  • Falcon: We're all be back to work tomorrow. We're glad you come back. We can keep you in order now.
  • Duke: Keep me in order? Be off with you! Impuritie scallywags!
  • George Carlin: But Duke's old eyes twinkled, and for the first time in years, he smiled as he dozed in the sun.
  • Thomas: And that...
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: ...is the whole story. Did you like it?
  • Percy: Yes indeed.
  • George Carlin: Agreed the engines.
  • James: Especially the happy ending.
  • George Carlin: And soon, they were all asleep too.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Toad Stands By)
  • George Carlin: Oliver had been to the works to be mended. Some troublesome cars tricked him, and the great western engine fell into the turntable well. Now Oliver was as good as new, be he was still worried about cars.
  • Oliver: I rather not used them.
  • George Carlin: He puffed to himself. But the cars sang songs rude and loud. Scruffey, their leader, led the chorus.
  • Cars and Scruffey: Oliver's no use at all, thinks he's very clever, says that he can manage us, that's the best joke ever, when he orders us about, with the greatest folly, we just pushed him down the well, Pop Goes Old Ollie!
  • George Carlin: Thomas, Duck and Percy were shocked.
  • Thomas: Be quiet!
  • George Carlin: They ordered, but they couldn't be anywhere, and everywhere they went, the cars began again.
  • Cars: Oliver's no use at all, thinks he's very clever, says that he can manage us, that's the best joke ever!
  • George Carlin: At last the engines gave up.
  • Thomas: We're sorry, Oliver.
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Oliver: It's really my fault.
  • George Carlin: Said Oliver sadly.
  • Oliver: I shouldn't fallen into the turntable well.
  • George Carlin: Toad the break van felt sorry for Oliver too. Next morning, he spoke to Douglas.
  • Toad: I'm worried, Mr. Douglas. This disrespect for engines. Where's it going to end?
  • Douglas: Who knows?
  • George Carlin: Sighed Douglas.
  • Toad: I've got a plan, Mr. Douglas. May I stay here tonight and help Mr. Oliver? We're both Great Western, and must stand together.
  • Douglas: Certainly, Toad.
  • George Carlin: Replied Douglas and puffed away. Soon, Toad was explaining his plan.
  • Duck: Goodness gracious, Toad. I don't think you should suggest such a thing to Oliver.
  • George Carlin: But Oliver interrupted.
  • Oliver: No, Duck, Toad's right. It's really my fault. I must put this trouble right.
  • Toad: I meant no disrespect you understand.
  • Oliver: Of course not, Toad. Anywhere, driver says the same and he's arranged with the stationmaster.
  • Duck: Very well, Oliver.
  • George Carlin: Concided Duck.
  • Duck: But I must hurry. My passengers will be waiting. Good luck.
  • Oliver: So long.
  • George Carlin: Smiled Oliver bravely, but he felt dreadfully nervous inside. Oliver marshalled with the worst cars two by two.
  • Toad: That's the way, Mr. Oliver.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Toad.
  • Toad: And if you hadn't leave Scruffey till last, then you'll have him behind you. You can bump him if he starts his nonsense.
  • Scruffey: Hold back, hold back!
  • George Carlin: Whispered Scruffey.
  • Scruffey: And pass the word to the others.
  • George Carlin: The silly cars giggled, but Oliver knew what to do. There was plenty of sand on the rails and his wheels gripped splendidly. He gave a great heave.
  • Scruffey: Ooh!
  • George Carlin: Groaned Scruffey.
  • Scruffey: I don't like this!
  • Duck: Go on!
  • George Carlin: Yelled Duck.
  • Duck: Well done, boy, well done!
  • Scruffey: Oh!
  • George Carlin: Wailed Scruffey.
  • Scruffey: I'm coming apart!
  • (Scruffey breaks himself apart)
  • George Carlin: And he did. Then there was trouble.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well, Oliver, so you don't know your own strength, is that it?
  • Oliver: (stuttering) N-N-No, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said-said Oliver nervously. Sir Topham Hatt inspected Scruffey.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: As I thought. Rotten wood rusty frames. Maybe if we put you back together, you'll learn yourself a better name.
  • George Carlin: Nowadays, Oliver only takes freight cars when the other engines were busy. But they always quick to warn each other.
  • Cars: Take care with Mr. Oliver. If you play tricks on him, you'll never be the same car again!
  • George Carlin: Scruffey has learned his lesson and says nothing at all.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and The Special Letter)
  • George Carlin: One evening, Thomas brought his last train to the junction. Percy was glad to see him.
  • Percy: Are you on your way to the big station, Thomas?
  • Thomas: Yes I am. Why?
  • Percy: Because I'm going there too.
  • Thomas: I think something's up.
  • George Carlin: Toby looked up in the sky.
  • Toby: Where?
  • Thomas: Not up there, down here.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Thomas.
  • Toby: How come something be up when it's down?
  • George Carlin: Thomas was too excited to explain.
  • Thomas: Bust my buffers! Look over there!
  • George Carlin: Mavis, BoCo, Bill, Ben, Donald, Oliver and Douglas paraded past.
  • Donald: Good evening, you three.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Donald.
  • Donald: Aren't we all a fine sight?
  • Toby: Very splendid indeed.
  • George Carlin: Admired Toby.
  • Donald: Sorry we can't stop. Sir Topham Hatt wants us all together at the station.
  • Thomas: What is this about?
  • George Carlin: Asked Thomas.
  • Driver: Sir Topham Hatt has a plan.
  • George Carlin: Answered his driver.
  • Driver: Come on.
  • George Carlin: So they followed the other engines to the big station at the end of the line.
  • (Engines whistling)
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Silence!
  • George Carlin: Called Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I have an important letter to read from a little girl who is five years old. Dear Thomas and all the engines, please can I meet you? My friends say they would like to meet you too. You can come to my house for tea, but my mummy says there aren't any railway tracks in my house. Can you come to the station instead? Thank you very much. It seems...
  • George Carlin: Continued Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: ...that there any many girls and boys who would like to meet you. Therefore, we are all going to the big city faraway.
  • Engines: Hooray! Hooray!
  • George Carlin: The engines whistled.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Silence! Other engines will be working here while you were away so please show them what to do.
  • George Carlin: As Annie and Clarabel are going to the big city, Thomas and Oliver practice with some other coaches. Thomas grew more and more excited. Too excited for his own good.
  • Thomas: I'm glad I'm a splendid engine.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Thomas: Sir Topham Hatt thinks I'm really useful engine. I had a race with Bertie once. I whooshed through the tunnel and stopped in inch from the buffers.
  • George Carlin: Then Thomas made his mistake.
  • Thomas: Just like this!
  • George Carlin: He boasted.
  • (Thomas bursts into the buffers, hits through a fence, rolls down a slope and smashes into a wall)
  • George Carlin: No one was hurt, but Thomas' front was badly bent. They telephoned to Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'll send up the workmen.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: But if they can't mend Thomas in time, we'll have to go to the big city without him.
  • George Carlin: Poor Thomas. 8:00 next morning, the engines waited at the junction. Toby and Percy reached on the truck, and Duck had pushed them into place behind Edward. Gordon, James and Henry are ready to lead off. They whistled impatiently. Sir Topham Hatt looked at his watch.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'll wait one more minute for Thomas and then we have to go.
  • Thomas: Oh, thank goodness you're still here.
  • George Carlin: Panted Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: I hope we're not late as it's just after eight.
  • George Carlin: The conductor blew his whistle and waved his flag. The engines cheered.
  • Engines: Look out, big city, here we come!
  • George Carlin: And the cavalcade puffed away. Later at the big city, all the engines were lined up in their splendid shed. Children were delighted to meet their friends.
  • Thomas: I'm glad the little girl wrote to us.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Thomas to Percy.
  • Thomas: Isn't it wonderful what happiness a letter can bring?
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas Meets The Queen)
  • George Carlin: Gordon the Big Engine and Thomas the Tank Engine puff buffer to buffer back home. It had been a busy day. First Thomas had teased Gordon about the time that the big engine had slid into a ditch. Then Thomas fell down a mine and Gordon came to his rescue.
  • Gordon: Remember, Thomas.
  • George Carlin: Called Gordon grandly.
  • Gordon: United we stand, together we fall. You helped me and I'll helped you.
  • Thomas: I'll remember.
  • George Carlin: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: But I hope Sir Topham Hatt forgives us soon.
  • George Carlin: Suddenly, they notice something. As the two engines whistled in their sheds, everywhere they look, they saw paint pots and painters.
  • Thomas: Bust my buffers!
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: What's happening?
  • Percy: Shh!
  • George Carlin: Whispered Percy.
  • Percy: Sir Topham Hatt's going to tell us now.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Ladies and gentlemen and engines, I am honored to form you that her majesty the Queen herself was coming here to visit us. Now, on with the preperations.
  • George Carlin: The engines wondered who would pull the Royal Train.
  • Edward: I'm too old to pull important trains.
  • George Carlin: Said Edward.
  • Gordon: I'm in disgrace.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Gordon.
  • James: He'll choose me, of course.
  • George Carlin: Boasted James.
  • Henry: You?!
  • George Carlin: Snorted Henry.
  • Henry: You can't climb hills! He'll ask me to pull the train, and I'll have a new coat of paint.
  • George Carlin: Then the rain came. Henry's driver and fireman covered out their cab to keep dry. A painter was on a lantern above the line. Henry's smoke blew high into the air. The painter couldn't see. Both he and the paint pot fell all over Henry.
  • (The paint falls on top of Henry)
  • George Carlin: Poor Henry!
  • Painter: Well, you're not a pretty picture.
  • George Carlin: Sneered the painter. Sir Topham Hatt spoke next.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You look like an iced-cake, Henry. That won't do for the Royal Train. I must make other arrangements.
  • George Carlin: Gordon and Thomas were waiting for him.
  • Gordon and Thomas: Please, Sir.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: One at a time.
  • George Carlin: Replied Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Yes, Gordon?
  • Gordon: May Thomas have his Branch Line again?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Hmm... I think you are both sorry and deserve a treat. Edward will go and front to clear the line, Thomas will look after the coaches and Gordon will pull the train.
  • George Carlin: The great day came. All the engines work hard bringing people to the town. Thomas sorted out their coaches in the yard.
  • (Engines whistling)
  • George Carlin: Edward steamed in.
  • Edward: Peep! The Queen is here!
  • George Carlin: Then Gordon whistled as he approached the station. Everyone knew that sound. The queen's train glided into the station. Gordon was spotless and his brass shown brightly. Sir Topham Hatt stood to attention.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Welcome, ma'am.
  • George Carlin: The queen thanked him for a splendid run and ask to see all the engines.
  • Toby and Percy: Peep peep!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Toby and Percy.
  • Henry and James: Shh!
  • George Carlin: Hissed Henry and James. But Toby and Percy didn't care.
  • Percy: Three cheers for the queen! Peep peep!
  • George Carlin: Whistled the engines. When it was time to leave, the queen spoke specialy to Thomas who fetch her coaches, then to Edward, and finally to Gordon who took her away. No engines ever felt prouder than those of Sir Topham Hatt's Railway.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Special Attraction)
  • George Carlin: Toby the Tram Engine was very excited. He was wearing a brand new bell that shown like gold. He was off to the seaside. His driver was explaining everything as they puff along the line.
  • Driver: There's a seaside village near here, and every year, they have a big parade with a special attraction for all the visitors. This year, Toby, you're the special attraction.
  • Toby: Thank you, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Toby.
  • Toby: But what does a special attraction do?
  • Driver: Oh, just smiles and blows whistles at everyone.
  • George Carlin: Replied his driver.
  • Driver: We're almost there. Listen, you can hear the seagulls.
  • George Carlin: Soon, they reach the little station by the village. But instead of a big welcome, there was just one man. He whispered to Toby's driver and turned sadly away.
  • Driver: Well, if that doesn't take the biscuit.
  • George Carlin: Said Toby's driver.
  • Driver: They've run out of room and a parade and don't need a special attraction after all. We've got to go home, Toby. I'm sorry, old boy.
  • Toby: (sighs) So am I.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Toby. Percy was shunting in the yard. He didn't expect to see Toby.
  • Percy: What are you doing back so soon?
  • George Carlin: Before Toby could reply, Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Leave these cars please, Percy. There's an emergency at the harbour.
  • Driver: Come on, Percy.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: This'll be trouble with Bulstrode.
  • Percy: Who's Bulstrode?
  • George Carlin: Wondered Percy. He was still surprised about Toby, and now he had two puzzles to sort out. His driver explained.
  • Driver: Bulstrode is disagreeable barge. He never stops complaining.
  • George Carlin: His driver was right about Bulstrode. Today, the barge was more bad temper than ever.
  • Bulstrode: Come on, come on! Hic. Why aren't you cars where you should be?
  • Cars: There's no engine, and we can only go where we put!
  • George Carlin: Shouted the cars.
  • Cars: You're in the wrong place, not us!
  • George Carlin: When Percy arrived, Bulstrode was sulking and the cars were crosser still.
  • Cars: Our stone is for Bulstrode. Please put us in a siding so that we can load him up and be rid of him.
  • George Carlin: But the cars were being careless. As Percy was lining them up, they burst through some buffers.
  • Cars: Help, help!
  • George Carlin: They wailed. But it was too late.
  • (Percy pushes the cars one by one on top of Bulstrode and is left horrified)
  • Bulstrode: (gurgling) Oh!
  • George Carlin: Cried Bulstrode.
  • Bulstrode: I'm sinking!
  • Cars: Serves you right!
  • George Carlin: Giggled the cars.
  • Cars: You're always barging in and moaning.
  • George Carlin: It took a very long time to clear the mess. Percy watched as Bulstrode was towed to the beach.
  • Workmen: There you are.
  • George Carlin: Said the workmen.
  • Workmen: Now you just stay here. Children can play you all day and at long last you'll be useful.
  • Bulstrode: (groaning)
  • George Carlin: When Percy got home, he and Toby exchange all their news.
  • Toby: Well, we both have seaside surprises today.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Toby.
  • Percy: But driver says that I'm a special attraction anyway, and so are you.
  • Toby: Every time we go on our own line.
  • Percy: What do you mean?
  • George Carlin: Asked Percy.
  • Toby: Well, all we have to do is smile and blow whistles at everyone.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas' Anthem)
  • Children: (singing) It's Thomas the Tank Engine. Hip, hip, hip, hip, hooray! Chugga-chugga, chugg, chugg Chuff, chuff, chuff. He rides along the way. And when you hear that whistle, It can only be one train. Our favourite little engine, Thomas is his name! Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas, we love you. He's a really useful engine With his heart that's big and strong. He chugga-chugga, chuff-chuffs working hard Helping everyone. Thomas, he has lots of friends And you can be one too. Just clap, clap, clap and sing-along Thomas, we love you. Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas, we love you. There's Gordon and Henry, Edward, James and Toby, Annie and Clarabel.
  • Boy: And don't forget Percy!
  • Children: (singing) Terence and Bertie, Diesel, Duck and Daisy, Lots more friends for you. He's always up to mischief, That cheeky little train. He chugga-chugga-chuff-chuffs everywhere, He's always playing games. The Fat Controller scolds him, But loves him just the same. Our favourite little engine, Thomas is his name! Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas we love you. Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas we love you, Thomas we love you, Thomas, We love you!
  • (Whistle blowing)
  • (We see the Thomas end credits with Thomas looking at us)
  • (While the end credits roll, the Thomas end theme plays)
  • (After that, the A Britt Allcroft Production logo appear)
  • (And finally, we see the Video Treasures logo)

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