Henry and The Elephant is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea not to be confused with the 2008 DVD version of The Gallant Old Engine & Other Thomas Adventures. Released on VHS in August 1998 and July 2001, and then on DVD in June 2005, it contains three Season 1 episodes, one Season 2 episode and three Season 4 episodes.

Characters in this Video

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bill and Ben
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Rusty
  • Harold
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Skarloey (does not speak)
  • Rheneas (does not speak)
  • Lady Hatt (does not speak)
  • Duck (cameo)
  • Diesel (cameo)


  1. Henry and The Elephant
  2. Toby The Tram Engine
  3. Thomas Breaks The Rules
  4. A Bad Day For Sir Handel
  5. Rusty Helps Peter Sam
  6. Trouble For Thomas
  7. Percy Takes The Plunge


  1. Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

Bonus Features

  1. Percy's Puzzle Game from Percy's Chocolate Crunch & Other Thomas Adventures
  2. Henry and The Elephant Read-Along from Best of Percy
  3. Sir Topham Hatt's Scrapbook from Salty's Secret & Other Thomas Adventures
  4. Web Fun


  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Released in August 18, 1998 and July 24, 2001 (VHS) and June 14, 2005 (DVD) by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
  • The US Season 4 intro, nameplate sequence (1998-1999) and the Daisy outro are used together.
  • The "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas and His Friends' Sodor Stories" 1998 VHS and the "Edward Helps Out" 1998 VHS.
  • The "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is made from the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo taken from the "Thomas and His Friends Sodor Stories" 1998 VHS and the "Edward Helps Out" 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 "A Big Day For Thomas" 1998 VHS.
  • Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover has no lyrics in both VHS and DVD versions.
  • The end credits from Daisy & Other Stories are used.


  • The front cover to the 1998 version shows a picture from "Tender Engines", but that episode doesn't appear on the video.

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 Henry and The Elephant

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 Henry and The Elephant

2005 DVD version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas & Friends VHS/DVD Collection Trailer (2004)
  5. Henry and The Elephant 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 Henry and The Elephant

Closing Previews

1998 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
  2. Daisy and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-1999)

2001 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
  2. Daisy and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2005 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
  2. Daisy & Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2004)
  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)

  • Henry from "Tender Engines"

Back Cover (1998)

  • Top Left: Sir Handel and the coaches from "A Bad Day For Sir Handel"
  • Top Right: Percy sunk from "Percy Takes The Plunge"

Front Cover (2001 and 2005)

  • Top: Henry
  • Bottom: Thomas and the Policeman from "Thomas Breaks The Rules"

Back Cover (2001 and 2005)

  • Top Left: Rusty and Harold from "Rusty Helps Peter Sam"
  • Top Right: Percy sunk from "Percy Takes The Plunge"

Cover Color

  • Olive Green (1998)
  • Turquoise (2001 and 2005)

Running Time

  • 40 Minutes


1998 version

2001 version

2005 DVD version


Henry and The Elephant

  • George Carlin: Thomas the Tank Engine puffed happily along his branch line with Annie and Clarabel. Sir Topham Hatt was waiting on the platform. He looked at his watch.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done, Thomas. You're right on time and really reliable.
  • Thomas: Thank you, Sir.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Ooh, right on time and really reliable.
  • George Carlin: Hummed the coaches. But the big engines were not feeling cheerful at all.
  • Henry: Where's Percy?
  • George Carlin: Mumbled Henry.
  • Henry: He suppose to fetch our coaches.
  • James: We get no rest.
  • George Carlin: Complained James. He edged angrily onto the turntable and spoke rudely to Henry.
  • James: What's the matter, Henry? There's no rain today. Stop worrying and do some work instead.
  • Henry: I'm not afraid of getting wet anymore.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Henry.
  • Henry: Anyway, you looked silly enough to be a clown you should join the circus.
  • Percy: Oh.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Percy.
  • Percy: So you heard the news?
  • Gordon: What news?
  • Percy: About the circus.
  • James: Percy, what are you talking about?
  • Percy: The circus has arrived.
  • George Carlin: Explained Percy.
  • Percy: I've been shunting special cars. Sir Topham Hatt need your help too.
  • George Carlin: The engines soon forgot to be tired and cross. Until it was time for the circus to leave. Then Gordon and Henry were cross all over again when James got to pull the train away. A little later Sir Topham Hatt returned.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Come along, Henry. A tunnel has blocked down the line. You must take some workmen to investigate.
  • Henry: Pushing cars, pushing cars.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Henry. They stopped outside the tunnel. The workmen went inside. It was very dark and quiet. But not for long.
  • (Elephant trumpeting)
  • Workmen: Help!
  • George Carlin: Shouted the workmen and they ran out.
  • (The Workmen race out of the tunnel)
  • Workman: We started to dig at the block but it grunted and moved.
  • George Carlin: One said.
  • Foreman: Rubbish!
  • George Carlin: Said the foreman.
  • Workman: It's not rubbish. It's big and alive. We're not going in there again.
  • Foreman: Right.
  • George Carlin: Said the foreman.
  • Foreman: I'll ride in the cars and Henry shall push it out.
  • Henry: Weesh!
  • George Carlin: Said Henry unhappily. He had been shut in the tunnel for being afraid of the rain but this was worse. Something big and alive was inside.
  • Henry: Peep! Peep! I don't want to go in.
  • Driver: Neither do I.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: But we must clear the line.
  • Henry: Oh, dear. Oh, dear.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Henry.
  • (Henry goes into the tunnel)
  • George Carlin: Then there was trouble. The block was indeed alive and very strong it began to push the train backwards. Out of the tunnel came Henry, then the cars and last of all a large cross elephant.
  • (Elephant trumpeting)
  • Foreman: Well I never!
  • George Carlin: Cried the foreman. The workmen gave him some cake.
  • (Elephant trumpeting)
  • George Carlin: He drank three buckets of water and it was just about to drink another when Henry let off steam.
  • (Elephant trumpets)
  • George Carlin: Cried the elephant. Water went all over Henry. Poor Henry! The elephant and his keeper was so reunited, but Henry was most upset.
  • Henry: An elephant pushed me! An elephant hoosed me!
  • George Carlin: That night, he told the other engines all about it. Gordon and James felt sorry for Henry, but still teased him.
  • Gordon: First the rain, then an elephant. Whatever will you be afraid of next?
  • Thomas: Never mind, Henry.
  • George Carlin: Murmured Thomas.
  • Thomas: I think you are brave today, and really reliable too.

Nameplates after Henry and The Elephant

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

Toby The Tram Engine

  • George Carlin: Toby is a tram engine. He has cowcatchers and side plates and doesn't look like a steam engine at all. He takes from farms and villages to the main line and is cheerful to everyone he meets. He has a coach called Henrietta who has seen better days.
  • Henrietta: It's not fair at all.
  • George Carlin: She grumbles remembering she used to be full and nine cars would rattle behind her. Now there were only three or four for the farms and factories send their goods mostly by truck. Toby is always careful. The cars, buses and trucks often had accidents. Toby hasn't had an accident for years. But the buses are crowded and Henrietta is empty. A lady and a stout gentleman stood on Toby's platform. He was of course Sir Topham Hatt. But Toby didn't noticed yet.
  • Children: Come on, grandfather.
  • George Carlin: Cried the children.
  • Children: Do look at this engine.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: That's a tram engine, Stephen.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Bridget: Is it electric?
  • George Carlin: Asked Bridget.
  • Toby: Whoosh!
  • George Carlin: Hissed Toby.
  • Stephen: Shh!
  • George Carlin: Said her brother.
  • Stephen: You've offended him.
  • Bridget: But trams are electric, aren't they?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: They are mostly, and this is a steam tram.
  • Children: May we go in it, grandfather, please?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Stop!
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt to the conductor. They all scrambled into Henrietta.
  • Henrietta: Hip-hip hooray!
  • George Carlin: Chanted Henrietta. But Toby didn't sing.
  • Toby: Electric indeed! Electric indeed!
  • George Carlin: He snorted. He was proud of being a steam tram.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What is your name?
  • George Carlin: Asked Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Toby: Toby, sir.
  • George Carlin: Thank you, Toby, for a very nice ride.
  • Toby: Thank you, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Toby. He felt better now.
  • Toby: This gentleman...
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Toby: a gentleman who knows how to speak to engines.
  • George Carlin: The children came every day for two weeks. Sometimes they rode with the conductor, sometimes in empty cars. On the last day of all the driver invited them into his cab. All were sorry when they had to go away and Sir Topham Hatt and his family thanked everyone.
  • Toby: Come again soon.
  • George Carlin: Replied Toby.
  • Children: We will, we will.
  • George Carlin: Called the children. And they waved till Toby was out of sight. The months passed. Toby had few cars and fewer passengers.
  • Driver: Our last day, Toby.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver one morning.
  • Driver: The manager says we must close tomorrow.
  • George Carlin: That day, everyone will have a chance of a last ride. The passengers joked and sang, but Toby and his driver wish they wouldn't.
  • Passengers: Goodbye, Toby.
  • George Carlin: Said the passengers afterwards.
  • Passengers: We're sorry your line was closing down.
  • Toby: So am I.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Toby.
  • Toby: Nobody wants me.
  • George Carlin: Toby thought and went unhappily to sleep. Next morning, the shed was flung open and old Toby woke with a start to his driver waving a piece of paper at him.
  • Driver: Wake up, Toby!
  • George Carlin: He shouted excitedly.
  • Driver: The mail has just arrived and there's a letter for us from the stout gentleman! Maybe it's good news.

Nameplates after Toby The Tram Engine

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

Thomas Breaks The Rules

  • George Carlin: There's a line to a quarry at the end of Thomas' branch. It goes to some distance along the road. Thomas was very careful to whistle here in case anyone was coming. Early one morning, a large policeman was sitting close to the line. Thomas liked policemen. He had been a great friend of the officer who had just retired.
  • Thomas: Peep! Peep!
  • George Carlin: He whistled.
  • Thomas: Good morning.
  • George Carlin: Thomas expected that the new officer would be friendly too. But was sorry to see that he didn't look friendly at all. He was red in the face and very cross.
  • Policeman: Disgraceful!
  • George Carlin: He spluttered.
  • Policeman: I didn't sleep a wink last night. It was so quiet, and now engines come whistling suddenly behind me.
  • Thomas: I'm sorry, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I only said good morning.
  • George Carlin: The policeman pointed to Thomas.
  • Policeman: Where's your cowcatchers?
  • George Carlin: He asked.
  • Thomas: But I don't catch cows, sir.
  • Policeman: Don't be funny.
  • George Carlin: Snapped the policeman. He looked at Thomas' wheels.
  • Policeman: No side plates either.
  • George Carlin: And he wrote in his notebook.
  • Policeman: Engines going on public roads must have their wheels covered and a cowcatcher in front to protect people and animals from being dragged under the wheels if they stray under the line. You haven't so you are dangerous.
  • Driver: Rubbish.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas' driver.
  • Driver: We've been along here hundreds of times and never had an accident.
  • Policeman: That makes it worse.
  • George Carlin: The policeman answered. He wrote Regular Law Breaker in his book. Thomas puffed sadly away. Sir Topham Hatt was having breakfast he was eating toast and marmalade. The butler came in.
  • Butler: Excuse me, sir, you're wanted on the telephone.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Bother that telephone!
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • (Phone chattering)
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'm sorry, my dear.
  • George Carlin: He said to his wife.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Thomas is in trouble with the police and I must go at once.
  • George Carlin: At the station, Thomas' driver told Sir Topham Hatt what had happened.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Dangerous to the public indeed. We'll see about that.
  • George Carlin: Sir Topham Hatt spoke to the policeman. But however much he argued with him it was no good.
  • Policeman: The law is the law.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Policeman: And we can't change it.
  • George Carlin: Sir Topham Hatt felt exhausted.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'm sorry, driver.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It's no use arguing with the policeman. We will have to make those cowcatcher things for Thomas I suppose.
  • Thomas: Everyone will laugh, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: They say I look like a tram.
  • George Carlin: Sir Topham Hatt stared, then he laughed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done, Thomas. Why didn't I think of it before? We need a tram engine. When I was on my holiday, I met a nice little engine called Toby. He takes freight cars from the farms but the trucks have taken most of his work and he needs a change. He has cowcatchers and sideplates. I'll write to this superintendent at once.
  • George Carlin: A few days later, Toby arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: That's a good engine.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I see you brought your coach Henrietta.
  • Toby: You don't mind, do you, sir?
  • George Carlin: Asked Toby.
  • Toby: The stationmaster wanted to use her as a hen house, and that would never do.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: No indeed.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: We couldn't allow that.
  • George Carlin: Toby made the silly cars behave even better than Thomas did.
  • Policeman: Hey you!
  • George Carlin: At first, Thomas was jealous, but he was so pleased when Toby rang his bell and frightened the policeman, they've been firmed friends ever since.

Nameplates after Thomas Breaks The Rules

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

A Bad Day For Sir Handel

  • George Carlin: Skarloey and Rheneas worked on the mountain that leads through the leaves lakes, and along mountain sides. Their coaches are full of visitors. The engines are proud to run the line, come rain or shine. The engines will never let their passengers down, but they are old, and they tire more easily. their drivers understood this, and they spoke kindly to them.
  • Drivers: There's more than enough work for both of you on this railway. The manager is sending two more engines to help us run the road.
  • George Carlin: Skarloey and Rheneas were pleased with this news, and promised to give the new engines a big welcome. When Sir Handel and Peter Sam arrived, they found that they had much to learn.
  • Sir Handel: What a small shed!
  • George Carlin: Grunted Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: This won't do at all. We're much too good for this old shack.
  • Peter Sam: I think it's nice.
  • George Carlin: Said Peter Sam.
  • Sir Handel: Humph.
  • George Carlin: Replied Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: What's that rubbish?
  • Peter Sam: Shhh.
  • George Carlin: Said Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: That's Skarloey. He's famous.
  • George Carlin: And then he whispered to Skarloey.
  • Peter Sam: I'm sorry, Skarloey: Sir Handel is upset now, but he's quite nice, really.
  • George Carlin: Skarloey felt sorry for Peter Sam.
  • Fireman: Now, Sir Handel,
  • George Carlin: Said the fireman.
  • Fireman: I will get you ready for work.
  • Sir Handel: I'm tired! Let Peter Sam go he'd love it!
  • Fireman: No, you're first.
  • George Carlin: Sir Handel huffed to fetch his coaches. He didn't like the look of them at all.
  • Sir Handel: What ever next? Those aren't coaches, they're cattle cars!
  • Coaches: Oh!
  • George Carlin: Screamed the coaches.
  • Coaches: What a horrid engine!
  • Sir Handel: It's not what I'm used to.
  • George Carlin: Clanked Sir Handel. He rolled to the platform just as Gordon arrived.
  • Sir Handel: Hello, who are you?
  • Gordon: I'm Gordon, who are you?
  • Sir Handel: I'm Sir Handel. I've heard of you. You're an express engine. So am I, but I'm used to new coaches, not these cattle cars. Do you have new coaches? I see you do. We must have a chat. Sorry, I can't stop. We must keep time you know.
  • George Carlin: Gordon was speechless! Clouds of steam filled the air as Sir Handel huffed and puffed along the line. He was still cross when they reached the top station. Sir Handel was hoping for a rest, but his driver thought otherwise.
  • Driver: We'll leave the coaches now, and fetch some cars from the quarry.
  • Sir Handel: Cars?
  • George Carlin: Snorted Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: Cars? I won't, so there!
  • George Carlin: Sir Handel was about to cause a great deal of trouble.
  • (Sir Handel comes off the rails)
  • Sir Handel: Told you!
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Handel. By the time workmen came to rescue him, Sir Handel was feeling rather silly. To make matters worse, there stood Sir Topham Hatt. His message to Sir Handel was brief and blunt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I shall talk to you later!
  • George Carlin: Then he and the fireman left with Peter Sam. Sir Handel was feeling sillier still.
  • Driver: Come on.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Let's get you back on the rails.
  • George Carlin: When Sir Handel crawled home, he found Sir Topham Hatt waiting for him.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You're a very naughty engine! I hope I can trust you to behave when you next come out of this shed.
  • George Carlin: After hearing that, I'm sure Sir Handel will. Aren't you?

Nameplates after A Bad Day For Sir Handel

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

Rusty Helps Peter Sam

  • George Carlin: Every day when the little engines worked, the crisp air was suddenly filled with familiar noise. The lakes and mountains have many visitors, and Harold the Helicopter flies the sky, making sure that no one's in trouble.
  • Harold: All present and correct. Time to return to base.
  • George Carlin: Then Harold noticed something. A sturdy diesel was coming round the mountain. Harold flew lower for a closer inspection.
  • Harold: I'm Harold. Who are you?
  • Rusty: I'm Rusty.
  • George Carlin: Replied the diesel.
  • Harold: Don't recall seeing you before. What brings you this way?
  • Rusty: Sir Topham Hatt sent me to help the other engines.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Rusty. This was no time to chat with a helicopter.
  • Harold: Well done, cheers, and keep up the good work!
  • Rusty: Cheeky chopper.
  • George Carlin: Muttered Rusty.
  • Driver: Not long now.
  • George Carlin: Encouraged his driver.
  • Driver: We'll soon be at the top station.
  • George Carlin: Peter Sam and Sir Handel were glad to see Rusty. Even so, Sir Handel wouldn't stop grumbling. The cars didn't like Sir Handel and wanted to play tricks on him.
  • Gordon: No one understands our feelings.
  • George Carlin: Sympathized Gordon.
  • Gordon: Now if you were ill, you couldn't shunt cars, could you?
  • Sir Handel: Good idea.
  • George Carlin: Replied Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: I'll try it.
  • George Carlin: He did so next morning.
  • Sir Handel: I don't feel well.
  • George Carlin: He groaned. There wasn't time for examine him, so some of his cars were coupled behind Peter Sam's coaches. Rusty promised to followed with the rest. Peter Sam didn't mind the extra work. He left his coaches at the station and trundled cheerfully on. Soon they reached the quarry where the cars were needed. Empty cars at the bottom of a slope are hitched to a cable. Loaded ones at the top are hitched to another. By their weight, loaded cars were down the steep slope, pulling the empty ones up. Peter Sam doing waited at the bottom of a slope for the loaded cars. He never bumped cars unless they misbehave. But the loaded cars couldn't see him properly. They thought he was Sir Handel. They're chance for trickery had come.
  • Loaded Cars: Faster! Faster!
  • George Carlin: They yelled.
  • Empty Cars: No, no!
  • George Carlin: Wailed the empty cars.
  • Empty Cars: It's Peter Sam!
  • George Carlin: But it was no use.
  • Loaded Cars: Hurrah, hurrah!
  • George Carlin: Roared the cars. Peter Sam shut his eyes.
  • (The cars crash into Peter Sam, causing his funnel to be broken in the process)
  • Peter Sam: Peep! Peep!
  • George Carlin: Wailed Peter Sam. Rusty was working nearby and came to help clear out the mess.
  • Rusty: Bust my buffers!
  • George Carlin: Exclaimed Rusty.
  • Rusty: Never mind, Peter Sam. We'll get you out.
  • George Carlin: Peter Sam felt battered. His funnel was cracked and his boiler dented.
  • Peter Sam: Thank you, Rusty.
  • George Carlin: He sighed and limped slowly home.
  • Sir Handel: I'm sorry about your accident.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: I always stand well back. Cars don't like me.
  • Peter Sam: Why didn't you warn me?
  • Sir Handel: I didn't think.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You never do. You can start thinking now while you're doing Peter Sam's work as well as your own. That'll teach you to pretend you were ill.
  • George Carlin: Sir Handel did start thinking about Gordon. When the wreckage was cleared away, Rusty set off along the line.
  • Harold: Splendid to see you again.
  • George Carlin: Whizzed Harold.
  • Harold: I've completing my evenings look about.
  • Rusty: Well done, cheers, and keep up the good work!
  • George Carlin: And the little diesel purred back home.

Nameplates after Rusty Helps Peter Sam

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

Trouble For Thomas

  • George Carlin: Thomas the Tank Engine wouldn't stop being a nuisance. Night after night, he kept the other engines awake.
  • Thomas: I'm tired of pushing coaches. I wanna see the world.
  • George Carlin: The other engines didn't take much notice, for Thomas was a little engine with a long tongue. But one night, Edward came to the shed. He was a kind little engine and felt sorry for Thomas.
  • Edward: I've got some freight cars to take home tomorrow. If you take them instead of me, I'll push coaches in the yard.
  • Thomas: Thank you.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: That would be nice.
  • George Carlin: Next morning, Edward and Thomas asked their drivers, and when they said "yes", Thomas ran off happily to find freight cars. Now the freight cars were silly and noisy. They talked a lot and don't attend to what they are doing. And I'm sorry to say they play tricks on an engine who is not used to them. Edward knew all about the freight cars. He warned Thomas to be careful but Thomas was too excited to listen. The shunter fastened the coupling and when the signal dropped, Thomas was ready. The conductor blew his whistle.
  • Thomas: Peep Peep.
  • George Carlin: Answered Thomas and started off. But the freight cars weren't ready.
  • Freight Cars: Oh! Oh!
  • George Carlin: They screamed.
  • Freight Cars: Wait, Thomas, wait!
  • George Carlin: But Thomas wouldn't wait.
  • Thomas: Come on come on.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Freight Cars: All right, don't fuss! All right, don't fuss!
  • George Carlin: Grumbled the cars. Thomas began going faster and faster.
  • Thomas: Wheesh!
  • George Carlin: He whistled, as he rush through Henry's tunnel.
  • Thomas: Hurry, hurry.
  • George Carlin: Called Thomas. He was feeling very proud of himself. But the cars grew crosser and crosser. At last Thomas slowed down as he came to Gordon's Hill.
  • (Thomas is at the top of Gordon's Hill, but is all exhausted)
  • Thomas' Driver: Steady, now, steady.
  • George Carlin: Warned the driver, as he reach the top. He began to put on the brakes.
  • Thomas: We're stopping, we're stopping!
  • George Carlin: Called Thomas.
  • Freight Cars: No, no, no!
  • George Carlin: Answered the cars bumping them to each other.
  • Freight Cars: Go on! Go on!
  • George Carlin: Before the driver could stop them they had pushed Thomas down the hill and were rattling and laughing behind them. Poor Thomas tried hard to stop them from making him go too fast.
  • Thomas: Stop pushing, stop pushing!
  • George Carlin: He hissed. But the cars took no notice.
  • Freight Cars: Go on! Go on!
  • George Carlin: They giggled in their silly way.
  • Thomas: There's the station! Oh dear, what shall I do?
  • George Carlin: Cried Thomas. They rattled straight through and swerved into the goods yard. Thomas shut his eyes.
  • Thomas: I must stop!
  • (Thomas comes to a halt)
  • George Carlin: When he opened his eyes, he saw he had stopped just in front of the buffers. There watching him was...Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What are you doing here, Thomas?
  • George Carlin: He asked.
  • Thomas: I brought Edward's freight cars.
  • George Carlin: Thomas answered.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Why did you come so fast?
  • Thomas: I didn't mean to. I was pushed.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You've got a lot to learn about freight cars, Thomas. After pushing them about here for a few weeks you'll know almost as much about them as Edward. Then you'll be a Really Useful Engine.
  • (Thomas reverses into the same station as we end the episode)

Nameplates after Trouble For Thomas

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

Percy Takes The Plunge

  • George Carlin: One day, Henry wanted a rest, but Percy was talking to some engines. He was telling them about the time he had brave bad weather to help Thomas.
  • Percy: It was raining hard. Water swirled under my boiler. I couldn't see where I was going, but I struggled on.
  • Bill: Oh, Percy, you are brave.
  • Percy: Well, it wasn't anything really. Water's nothing to an engine with determination.
  • Ben: Tell us more, Percy.
  • Henry: What are you engines doing here?
  • George Carlin: Hissed Henry.
  • Henry: This shed is for Sir Topham Hatt's engines. Go away. Silly things.
  • George Carlin: Henry snorted.
  • Percy: They're not silly.
  • George Carlin: Percy had been enjoying himself.
  • Henry: They are silly and so are you. Water's nothing to an engine with determination. Huh.
  • Percy: Anyway.
  • George Carlin: Said cheeky Percy.
  • Percy: I'm not afraid of water, I like it.
  • George Carlin: He ran off to the harbour singing.
  • Percy: Once an engine attached to a train, was afraid of a few drops of rain.
  • Henry: No one ever lets me forget the time I wouldn't come out of the tunnel in case the rain spoiled my paint.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Henry. Thomas was looking at the board on the key.
  • Thomas: Danger. We mustn't go passed it.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Thomas: That's orders.
  • Percy: Why?
  • Thomas: Danger means falling down something.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I went pass danger once, and fell down a mine.
  • Percy: I can't see a mine.
  • George Carlin: Said Percy. He didn't know that the foundations of the key had sunk. The rails now sloped down into the sea.
  • Percy: Stupid board.
  • George Carlin: Said Percy. He made a plan. One day, he whispered to the cars.
  • Percy: Will you give me a bump when we get to the key?
  • George Carlin: The cars had never asked to bump an engine before. They giggled and chattered about it.
  • Percy: Driver doesn't know my plan.
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Percy.
  • Cars: On, on, on!
  • George Carlin: Laughed the cars. Percy thought they were helping.
  • Percy: I'll pretend to stop at the station, but the cars will push me pass the board. Then I'll make them stop. I can do that wherever I like.
  • George Carlin: Every wise engine knows that you cannot trust freight cars.
  • Cars: Go on, go on!
  • George Carlin: They yelled, and bumped Percy's driver and fireman off the footplate.
  • Percy: Ow!
  • George Carlin: Said Percy, sliding pass the board. Percy was frantic.
  • Percy: That's enough!
  • (Percy falls into the water)
  • George Carlin: Percy was sunked.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You are a very disobedient engine.
  • George Carlin: Percy knew that voice.
  • Percy: Please, sir, get me out, sir, I'm truly sorry, sir.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: No, Percy, we cannot do that till high tide. I hope it will teach you to take care of yourself.
  • Percy: Yes, sir.
  • George Carlin: It was dark when they brought floating cranes to rescue Percy. He was too cold and stiff to move by himself.
  • (Percy is lifted onto a flatbed)
  • George Carlin: Next day, he was sent to the works on Henry's freight train.
  • Henry: Well, well, well!
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Henry.
  • Henry: Did you like the water?
  • Percy: No.
  • Henry: I am surprised. You need more determination, Percy. Water's nothing to an engine with determination you know. Perhaps you will like it better next time.
  • George Carlin: Percy is quite determined that they'll won't be a next time.

Nameplates after Percy Takes The Plunge

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

Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

  • Children: Thomas first saw Terence the Tractor plowing in a field one day and he said, "My oh my, you do look funny. Where are your wheels, are your wheels, are your wheels? How ever do you move along? You really do look funny." "Don't be so rude", said Terence the Tractor "I don't have wheels like you Because my caterpillar tracks are so much better. And I can go anywhere, anywhere, anywhere I don't need rails like you. One day I will prove it, show you how I do it Then you will understand... That you don't judge a book by its cover Don't make your mind up too soon Things aren't necessarily Always what they appear to be Don't judge a book by its cover Don't make your mind up too soon Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never Never judge a book by its cover Sure enough, one winter's day When the snow lay deep and hard Thomas got stuck, he was in trouble And who do you think came along, came along And rescued him that day The snow didn't matter to Terence the Tractor Now Thomas understands... That you don't judge a book by its cover Don't make your mind up too soon Things aren't necessarily Always what they appear to be Don't judge a book by its cover Don't make your mind up too soon Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never Never judge a book by its cover. Don't judge a book by its cover Don't make your mind up too soon Things aren't necessarily Always what they appear to be. Don't judge a book by its cover Just remember the rule Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never Never judge a book.... By its cover!

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