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Bold Brother Theodore

Plot

One day, Thomas and Percy are working with Stafford in Knapford Yards, when Hank comes up. The big blue American engine tells the three smaller engines that he has a surprise for them coming from America the morning, and to meet him at Brendam Docks then. Thomas, Percy and Stafford wonder what Hank's surprise is. And they spend most of the rest of the day thinking about the surprise.

The next day a big red Union Pacific Challenger Class 4-6-6-4 locomotive with blue wheels chuffs into the docks with Hank on one side. Thomas, Percy and Stafford had never seen such a sight. Hank tells them that his surprise is his big brother, Theodore (which is the red engine's name), and also says that it's been a long time since they used to work together when they were young. Thomas then says it must be nice, having a little reunion. Hank thanks Thomas, saying he's sure it is. Theodore then explains that he is the strongest engine ever built in America, meaning he can pull over 100 trucks at once without derailing at sharp bends. Percy and Stafford think that's amazing, but Thomas thinks it's just silly.

Later that day, Thomas has to shunt Theodore's train ready for his first day on Sodor. He shunts up to 100 trucks, but Theodore says he'll have to collect it later, as he has a loose tender coupling from rough seas on the ship during the night, and needs to go to the Steamworks to have it checked over. Thomas cannot bear to wait for the train to wait, and so he tries to pull all 100 trucks at once by himself.

Along the way, the trucks decide to play a little trick on Thomas, as they know he'll never be able to pull them all the way down Gordon's Hill without any trouble at all. They try holding Thomas back when he starts to chuff up the hill, then when he starts to go down, things only get worse. The trucks push Thomas all the way down the hill, and they continue pushing him until they derail at a very sharp bend. The coupling between Thomas and the trucks snaps, and the entire train (except for Thomas) piles up in a heap all over the track. Thomas' driver manages to put on the brakes, and Thomas is unharmed. The guard even manages to jump out of the brakevan before it falls on its side. Thomas realizes he should have listened to Theodore, and decides to get help at the Search and Rescue Centre, to put things right.

Along the way, he meets Percy and tells him about the scene of the accident, and to fetch Judy and Jerome to sort out the mess quicker, while he fetches Rocky, to which Percy agrees.

Thomas gets to the Rescue Centre, and asks Rocky for his help. Rocky is only too delighted. Then Theodore returns from the Steamworks, wondering where his train is, as it wasn't at Knapford Yards when he came back. Thomas tells Theodore what happened, and tells him how sorry he is for being impatient. Luckily Theodore doesn't mind, since he knows Thomas was only trying to help, and says he will go fetch Hank, and they'll help to get the mess cleared up quicker.

So Thomas and Rocky arrive at the crash site, at just about the same time as Percy, Jerome and Judy. Hank and Theodore get there one minute later. Then Sir Topham Hatt appears from inside Theodore's cab and asks how it all started. Everyone tells him the story, and luckily Sir Topham Hatt isn't angry either. Then while Hank, Theodore and the three breakdown cranes lift the unhurt trucks back onto the rails, Thomas and Percy decide that they'll help the two American engines together. So when the first ten trucks are recovered, Thomas and Percy shunt them to where they're needed.

All through the next hour and a half, Thomas and Percy deliver the undamaged goods to their destinations, without any more trouble. Then when all the trucks are out of harm's way, they discover that they managed to deliver 86 of the trucks safely, while the other fourteen need to be taken to the Smelter's, as they're beyond repair. However, Sir Topham Hatt congratulates Thomas and Percy for working together to get most of the trucks delivered safely. Hank and Theodore also get a good talking to. And now all four engines are really good friends.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Hank
  • Stafford
  • Rocky
  • Jerome and Judy
  • Henry (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Stanley (cameo)
  • Porter (cameo)
  • Salty (cameo)
  • Butch (cameo)
  • Harold (cameo)
  • Cranky (cameo)
  • Gordon (mentioned)

New Character

  • Theodore the Big Red American Engine

Notes/Trivia

  • Sean Barrett (who also worked on TUGS) would join the voice cast as the voice actor of Theodore the Big Red American Engine.

​Rosie and the Lost Flamingos

​Plot

One day Rosie is asked by Sir Topham Hatt to collect a family of flamingos and take them to the Animal Park. She arrives to pick up the flamingos late (due to signal failure), and when she's told to wait for the flamingos' keeper, she just puffs off as she wants to make up for lost time.

But then, the two young flamingos get lost. Rosie sees Thomas asks for his help, but he doesn't know how to help with flamingos. Then Rosie sees Henry and asks him for his help, but Henry has never seen flamingos before and doesn't know how to help. And finally, Rosie meets up with Charlie and asks if he can help, but Charlie doesn't know anything about how to help with flamingos either.

With no other choice, Rosie goes back to collect the keeper, who helps find the lost flamingos. And Rosie arrives at the animal park without anymore trouble. She even has her picture taken with the flamingos, as well as admitting that they're very pretty, as just as pink as she used to be when she first arrived on the island.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Rosie
  • Charlie
  • Salty
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Stanley (cameo)
  • Porter (cameo)
  • Cranky (cameo)

Notes/Trivia

  • This episode is similar to the Season 14 episode, Thomas' Tall Friend.
  • When Rosie complients about the flamingo family's beauty and colour, she references her original pink livery.

Duke the D.I.Y. Engine

​Plot

Duke likes to be kept busy, even though he is one of the older engines on the Skarloey Railway. But today there are no jobs for him to do, and he tells Mr. Percival that he just hates having nothing to do. Then Mr. Percival tells him that a lot of the younger engines on the Skarloey Railway are useless with their buffers and suggests he teaches them. Duke likes that idea and decides to give 'Do It Yourself' lessons to Sir Handel, Peter Sam, Duncan, Luke and Mighty Mac. Of course, Duke knows that Mr. Percival likes his little jokes, as he has no buffers himself.

The next day, Peter Sam, Duncan, Sir Handel, Mighty Mac and Luke arrive all ready for their first lesson at school (which Duke set up in his own shed for his desk). He tells the five others that they're going to build a new narrow-gauge shed next to the ones that are currently up. He shows them how it's done. First of all, they have to build the framework. Then they concentrate on the roof. And lastly they just need to put up the walls and the doors. Luke then says there's nothing left for them to do, and Duke tells them that's what they think. He asks Duncan to look round the shed which has just been built by Duke. And Duncan rock 'n' rolls right into the shed, which collapses on top of him. Duke doesn't mind that Duncan knocked it down, as he, Sir Handel, Peter Sam, Luke and Mighty Mac have seen how a shed is built, and wants them to build it again.

So they rebuild the shed, and are finished by the end of the day. Mr. Percival is proud of all of them, and promises Duke a new coat of paint for being a good teacher to the younger engines.

Characters

  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Duke
  • Mighty Mac
  • Luke
  • Mr. Percival
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Freddie (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode was partly inspired by the 1995 Mr. Men and Little Miss episode, Little Miss Busy D.I.Y. Teacher. It even uses similar worded dialogue to some lines from the aforementioned episode.

Sir Handel and Zazu

​Plot

One day Mr. Percival tells his little engines about a new diesel named Zazu who has just arrived on the Skarloey Railway. Sir Handel is told to make Zazu feel welcome, but when he sees that the trucks are being horrid to him at the wharf, he thinks Zazu is friends with the truck and that they are telling him to biff all the engines on the Skarloey Railway.

Sir Handel then finds Duncan at the transfer yards and tells him what he thought he heard the trucks tell Zazu. Then Duncan passes it on to Mighty Mac, who tells Luke at the Blue Mountain quarry, who then spreads the rumor about Zazu to Freddie.

Meanwhile, Sir Handel discovers that the viaduct has cracks in it. But he gets very cross when he meets Zazu that he forgets to warn him about the viaduct. Then Freddie meets up with Sir Handel and asks where he had that Zazu was going to biff into the Skarloey Engines. Then Duke says he saw the trucks be rude to Zazu, to which Sir Handel realizes that Zazu isn't friends with the trucks after all.

He also realizes that Zazu is heading for the damaged viaduct. The viaduct collapses, leaving Zazu to dangle on it. Then Sir Handel arrives and pulls Zazu back to safety. He then says he should have warned him but he was too busy believing silly stories, and at last Zazu knows he has a good friend in Sir Handel. And the two friends work together on the re-construction of the viaduct.

Characters

  • Sir Handel
  • Duncan
  • Duke
  • Freddie
  • Mighty Mac
  • Luke
  • Mr. Percival
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Peter Sam (cameo)
  • Rusty (cameo)

New Character

  • Zazu the Blue Narrow Gauge Diesel

Notes/Trivia

  • This episode is similar to the Season 9 episode, Thomas and the New Engine.

​​New Narrow-Gauge Coaches

​Plot

Mr. Percival tells his engines that three open topped coaches named Ada, Jane and Mabel have been bought for the Skarloey Railway. He and his engines are even hoping for warm weather this summer, so they can all take turns at pulling the coaches when the passengers go on picnics everyday.

The next day, Ada, Jane and Mabel arrive at the Transfer Yards, and Peter Sam is chosen to be their first ever engine. Unfortunately the weather is nothing but wet and horrible today, and the passengers all have to travel underneath umbrellas, and have picnics back at home after the journeys. In fact, it rains non-stop all week, and some of the passengers even catch colds and have to stay at home for nearly that whole week.

However, the weather turns out to be better the next Monday morning, and all the passengers are happy to get back to their picnics. Duke is chosen to take the first proper train, and the first picnic in a week's time is a success. Mr. Percival says that Ada, Jane and Madel will only be used for sunny days, as they have no rooves, to which the narrow-gauge engines have to agree.

​Characters

  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Duke
  • Luke
  • Mr. Percival
  • Mrs. Percival
  • Rusty (cameo)
  • Freddie (cameo)
  • Mighty Mac (cameo)
  • Proteus (cameo)
  • Zazu the Blue Narrow-Gauge Diesel (cameo)

​New Characters

  • ​Ada, Jane and Mabel

Zazu and the Duke and Duchess

​Assistant Writer

Plot

Zazu gets worried when he's chosen to take the Duke and Duchess of Boxford on a tour of the Skarloey Railway, as he has never taken passengers before. After he picks them up at Crovan's Gate, he becomes so worried that he doesn't pay attention to what he's doing. He goes too fast on some muddy tracks and gets covered in mud. Then, he misses a signal and starts going down the wrong line. And then, he goes too fast on some bumpy rails that he and his coach derail. The Duke and Duchess are annoyed by this, but Zazu apologizes and explains that he had never taken passengers before. He also asks for a second chance, and the Duke and Duchess are happy to give him one. So after Zazu gets washed, he takes the Duke and Duchess on another tour of the Skarloey Railway. This time, he makes no mistakes, and the Duke and Duchess have a great time on the narrow gauge line.

​Characters

  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Luke
  • Zazu the Blue Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Mr. Percival
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford
  • Sir Handel (cameo)
  • Rusty (cameo)
  • Freddie (cameo)
  • Duke (cameo)
  • Mighty Mac (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is similar to the eleventh season episode, Toby's Triumph.

Neville's Flagpole Search

​Assistant Writer

Plot

After Neville accidentally breaks the new flagpole for Dryaw, he decides to look for a new one the next day. But he becomes so distracted by this that he doesn't stop at any of the stations, and the passengers on his train get cross. Sir Topham Hatt sends Neville to the Blue Mountain Quarry the next day to pick up some stone. While there, Mighty Mac tell Neville that sometimes the thing he wants is where he wouldn't think to look. So Neville looks in places that he wouldn't think to look. And when he meets up with James, who had picked up some pipes some the ironworks, Neville finds the perfect solution. He asks Sir Topham Hatt and some workmen if they can make a flagpole out of iron at the ironworks, and they agree that it's a great idea. So a flagpole is made, and Neville takes it to Dryaw. And when the windsock is put on the new flagpole, Neville thinks it's the best flagpole he'd ever seen.

​Characters

  • James
  • Neville
  • Salty
  • Mighty Mac
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Lady with the Big Hatt
  • Cranky (does not speak)
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Porter (cameo)
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Peter Sam (cameo)
  • Rusty (cameo)
  • Freddie (cameo)
  • Duke (cameo)
  • Luke (cameo)

​Trivia

  • This episode is similar to the ninth season episode, Henry and the Flagpole.

Stepney and the Coaches

​Plot

Stepney likes carrying passengers at Bluebell time, but he sometimes longs for coaches of his very own. One day, he is thinking about this and collects Gordon's blue special coaches by mistake. He has never seen these coaches before, and decides to take them anyway, which makes the big blue engine annoyed when he sees Stepney with them. Then, when Stepney passes James and Donald, they tell Stepney that he seems to have the wrong coaches. This makes Stepney puzzled. A bit later, Gordon is told by Sir Topham Hatt to pick up new coaches. Gordon thinks they are for him as a replacement to his special coaches.

Stepney then shunts Gordon's blue coaches into a siding at Knapford Yards, just as Stafford is shunting. Stafford then tells Stepney that the coaches belong to Gordon, and Stepney goes to apologize. Then later, Gordon taking the new coaches, Wilma and Betty, back to Knapford along with his express. Back at Knapford, Stafford's battery runs out of power on one of the points outside the station. To make matters worse, Gordon is coming back and Stafford is unable to get out of his way. So Stepney pushes Stafford across the points, just in time for the signalman to switch them for Gordon. Stepney then apologizes to Gordon for taking his blue coaches and Gordon apologizes for being so cross. And Stepney is given the bluebell coaches for rescuing Gordon and Stafford.

Characters

  • Gordon
  • James
  • Donald
  • Stepney
  • Stafford
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Sidney (cameo)

New Characters

  • Wilma and Betty the Bluebell Coaches

Notes/Trivia

  • This episode is similar to the Season 7 episode, Emily's New Coaches.
  • This episode would mark the first appearances of Gordon's Special Coaches in the CGI series.

​The Train Detectives

​Plot

One day James, Henry and Oliver are working at Brendam Docks with Porter and Salty. They are talking about how lovely the day is today, and that they managed to get a load of work done without Cranky being a nuisance.

The next morning, Sir Topham Hatt comes into Tidmouth Sheds and says that his wife's tea set, his mother's favourite necklace and Mr. Percival's bike polish were went missing in the night. James and Henry promise to look for the lost items, and they even say they'll get Oliver on the case as well.

When James and Henry find Oliver, they decide to split up to look for the missing items. Henry goes to find Lady Hatt's tea set, Oliver looks for Dowager Hatt's favourite necklace, and James searches for Mr. Percival's bike polish.

James asks Mr. Percival where his bike polish is, and he says he hasn't seen it since yesterday morning, when he was polishing his bike. So James decides to just carry on looking.

Oliver finds Dowager Hatt and asks her about her favourite necklace. Dowager says it wasn't on its stand when she woke up that morning. Oliver just keeps looking too.

Then Henry talks to Lady Hatt about her tea set. And Lady Hatt explains that she was going to make a cup of tea for her husband, but of course she couldn't without the teapot.

Finally, all three engines meet back up at a big tree where a magpie is roosting in a nest. James, Oliver and Henry say to each other how sorry there that they didn't find anything. Then Henry says to look up at the nest, and he realizes that the magpie must have taken the teapot, the necklace and the tin of polish into its nest in dark morning. And James decides that must be why the items were missing. Oliver says it's because magpies often tend to pick up shiny things

So once the belongings are safely back down from the nest, the three engines return them to their rightful owners who are most grateful. James, Oliver and Henry are rewarded with a few days off work for working out where the missings things went.

​Characters

  • Henry
  • James
  • Oliver
  • Porter
  • Salty
  • Cranky
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Mr. Percival
  • Toby (cameo)
  • Henrietta (cameo)
  • Toad (cameo)

​Jasmine's Beach Party

​​Plot

It is near Jasmine Hatt's 18th birthday, and Sir Topham Hatt is trying to work out what to give his grandniece for her birthday this year. Stephen and Bridget have a really good idea. They suggest he and Lady Hatt could take all three of them to the beach for a few hours. Sir Topham Hatt agrees that it's a splendid idea.

Jasmine hears about the beach trip for her birthday from Bridget and Stephen, and she asks if they'll help her get ready for it, to which they agree. Bridget fetches Jasmine's suntan lotion, sunhat and sunglasses, while Stephen fetches her blue bikini and rubber ring. She tries on the bikini, sunhat and sunglasses and looks in the mirror. She looks absolutely beautiful, and even Stephen and Bridget are impressed.

Sir Topham and Lady meanwhile are downstairs packing a picnic for the whole family. There are cheese, sausage and bacon sandwiches, ready salted crisps, the birthday cake and even some ice-cold lemonade. Lady Hatt even decides to buy an ice-cream each for them all. And Sir Topham Hatt even remembers the buckets and spade.

Thomas is then called to take the family to the beach. He is even told he can stay to watch the party. Well the beach party is a great sucess. Stephen and Bridget build a big lovely sandcastle for Jasmine, who later shows them some long strong lengths in the sea. They have a lovely picnic, and they even save some cake for Thomas' driver and fireman.

Later, Jasmine thanks Stephen and Bridget for helping her make her birthday a great success. And Stephen and Bridget are glad to have helped.

​Characters

  • Thomas
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Stephen Hatt
  • Bridget Hatt
  • Jasmine Hatt
  • Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)

​Trivia

  • This is the first time Jasmine Hatt appears in a television series episode.

Stranger Danger

​Plot

Stephen and Bridget are on their way home from school with in their parents' car. Their mum asks what they did at school today. Stephen says the local police team came to see them and told their class all about Stranger Danger. Then dad replies saying that it's something that it's very important to know about, and asks if the two youngsters remember what PC Brown the police chief told them. But first Stephen and Bridget want to know how their dad knew about PC Brown, and he tells them that he is a long-time friend of the police chief. Then Stephen and Bridget remember that they had both been listening very carefully to what PC Brown and the other members of the Sodor Police Team had been saying. Bridget explains that they told them all of the Stranger Danger 'Dos and Don'ts' and even says that it was all about what they should do and mustn't do if a stranger comes up to them in the streets. Stephen and Bridget then go on to tell their parents all about Stranger Danger. They say not to talk to a stranger or take any sweets or money, not to go near a stranger's car, and not to tell a stranger their names or addresses. They even say that if they're alone at home, they must not open the door for anyone, or tell anyone who telephones that they are at home on their own. Mum says it's a lot of don'ts, and dad asks if the youngsters can remember the dos. Stephen says they should shout "Help!" as loudly as they can, if a stranger will not go away, and then run to the nearest place where there will be a lot of people about, like some shops, which makes Bridget think of another don't, which is don't run to a lonely place like a wood or park. Both their parents are proud of their children, as they certainly know about Stranger Danger. Then Bridgets asks it all strangers are bad. Dad replies that that's a very good question, and says that not all strangers are bad, however it's very difficult to tell if a man or a lady is a bad or a good stranger, so they must be careful of all strangers, because bad strangers and good strangers can all look the same. Then mum says it may sound like a lot of things to remember, but it's very important, and both parents say the two children have remembered all the dos and don'ts, and say they are very clever indeed, which makes Bridget and Stephen feel very pleased and grown-up.

The next day is a Saturday, which means Stephen and Bridget don't have to go to school. And it's also the day that they both go to see Alice who lives on High Farm. Now High Farm is only about twenty miles from Stephen and Bridget's house, and as long as they promise their mum, that they will go straight there, Stephen and Bridget are allowed to go by themselves. Well, while they are walking to High Farm, a familar-looking car which looks very much like their grandfather's, pulls up beside them and stops. And Sir Topham Hatt (who is wearing a disguise) winds down the wihdow and calls to his grandchildren. He smiles at them and says they don't recognize him. Stephen is about to say 'no', when he remembers what they had learnt about Stranger Danger. 'Don't Talk to Strangers' PC Brown had said. Stephen and Bridget begin to work on. Sir Topham Hatt calls out that he's a friend of their mum's, and that she's asked him to come and find the children to take them shopping for some sweets. He even says he's already got some sweets for them. Bridget turns to look at her disguised grandfather, and sees him holding two of the biggest bags of sweets she had ever seen, and they are Wine Gums, she and her brother's favourites. They are about to go over to their grandfather when they remember, 'Don't Take Sweets or Money from Strangers'. This is a Stranger Danger trick. Stephen and Bridget turn away ignoring the conning stranger and carry on walking. The 'disguised' Sir Topham Hatt starts up his engine and soon catches up with his grandchildren. He stops the car, and as he gets out, he asks why they're running away, and says he's not going to hurt them.

Sir Topham Hatt then says he know where there's a sweetshop right next door to a pet shop, and that's got lots of tiny puppies in the window. He suggets the two children come with him and look at them, then he'll take them home to their mum. He even asks where they live, because he is pretending he's forgotten, which is another Stranger Danger trick, because if this stranger knows Stephen and Bridget's mum, why does he have to ask the two children for their address. Both children are beginning to feel quite frightened now, this stranger will not leave them alone. But then they both remember what PC Brown and his team said to do, if a stanger won't go away. They each take a deep breath, and then shout at the top of their voices "HELP!" This seems to frighten Sir Topham Hatt, and he starts getting back into his car. Stephen and Bridget turn and begin to run into some nearby trees, but then they remember that they mustn't run to a lonely place, but to somewhere where they will be lots of people. But the only trouble is, there are no shops, and there aren't many people about in the streets, so Stephen and Bridget run as fast as they can to Alice's home, shouting "HELP! HELP!" all the time in which they are running.

Alice's mother what's wrong when she opens the door of Alice's house, and says she could hear the two children shouting from inside the house. Stephen and Bridget explain about the stranger (who is just driving away), and tell Alice's mother that he said he was a friend of their mum's, and that they've never seen him before, and he tried to give them some sweets, but they didn't talk to him, then Alice's mother calms them down and says that they did the right thing. She even says that her daughter told her all about PC Brown's talk on Stanger Danger, and that both of them have been very brave and sensible to remember what they should do if a stranger starts to bother them. Then she says to them to come inside, as Alice is in the back garden waiting for them.

Stephen and Bridget go into the back garden and tell Alice all about the stranger. Alice also thinks Stephen and Bridget are very brave. She then says what they can do today. They can make a Stranger Danger poster to hang in their bedrooms, so they'll always know what to do if a stranger comes up to them. So that afternoon, Stephen, Bridget and Alice make their Stranger Danger posters. They list the dos and don'ts in this order: DON'T Talk To Strangers, DON'T Go Near A Stranger's Car, DON'T Take Sweets Or Money Or Anything Else From A Stranger, DON'T Tell A Stranger Your Name Or Addres, DO Shout "HELP!" As Loudly As You Can, DO Run To The Nearest Place Where There Are Other People, DON'T Run To A Lonely Place, DON'T Open The Door To Anyone When You Are At Home By Youreself and finally, DON'T Tell Anyone Who Telephones You That You Are Alone At Home. Alice says it is the best Stranger Danger poster she's ever seen. And even Stephen and Bridget have to agree.

When Stephen and Bridget get home, they tell their mum and dad what had happened and show them the poster, and they both give each of them a great big hug, saying what clever youngens they are. And Stephen and Bridget like being called clever kids. Then Sir Topham Hatt's car appears again, and the owner steps out and takes of the disguise he was wearing earlier that day. Sir Topham Hatt tells the two grandchildren he had a really good plan to make sure they both knew about Stranger Danger, and that he had quite cleverly fooled them into thinking he was someone else with his disguise. Then he remembers about the Wine Gums he bought for them earlier in the day and gives a bag of them each to his grandchildren for being so good with their Stranger Danger skills.

​Characters

  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Stephen Hatt
  • Bridget Hatt
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hatt (Stephen and Bridget's parents)
  • Alice
  • Alice's Mother
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)

​Trivia

  • This is the first episode where no non-human characters having speaking roles. Humans are the only characters that talk in this episode.
  • Most of the dialogue is based on a story taken from a video about 'Keeping Safe' in a series of VHS tapes called 'Watch and Learn': [1].

​Oliver's Sparkler

​Plot

One day Oliver notices a pile of wood sitting next to his branch line. Each day it grows larger and larger. After a few days, Oliver can no longer contain his curiosity and asks his driver what the pile is for. His driver tells him that tomorrow is November 5th. Oliver does not know what November 5th is and his driver tells him to wait and see. The next day Thomas and Oliver find themselves up to their axles in bread rolls, potatoes, sausages, and some brightly coloured boxes. Oliver asks Thomas what November 5th is and Thomas tells him it is fireworks night and that there will be a big bonfire near at Ulfstead Castle. But he keeps something else to himself, not wanting to spoil the surprise for Oliver. Thomas reassures Oliver that the surprise will bring a sparkle to his eyes. When Oliver pulls into the station later that day, he sees a crowd of people wearing woolly hats and scarves. His driver sees that Oliver can't wait any longer to find out the surprise. Oliver and his driver set off to the bonfire and see lots of people lit up by the warm glow of the fire. Oliver hears a crash and a whoosh and sees the fireworks high in the sky. After the fireworks ended, some people bring Oliver his own sparkler which he thinks looks like a magic wand. At last Oliver understood what Thomas meant when he said the surprise would bring a sparkle to his eyes.

​Characters

  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Oliver
  • Stephen
  • Glynn
  • Toad
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
  • Millie (cameo)
  • Henrietta (cameo)
  • Sir Robert Norramby (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the annual story of the same name.
  • This is the first episode in the series to focus around Bonfire Night

The Shrove Tuesday Festival

​Plot

It is February, and all the people of Sodor are getting ready for Shrove Tuesday. Sir Topham Hatt explains that this year an engine is coming from Ancient Greece to talk about the origins of panckes. An Greek Class 120 electric locomotive named Stavros will arrive on Sodor in the next week to explain about how pancakes were made.

Thomas is asked to collect the supplies for sweet and savoury pancakes and take them to the spot where the pancakes will be made. For the sweet pancakes, there will be chocolate orange sauce, lemon juice and sugar, and even strawberry jam and peanut butter, and for the savoury ones the will be bacon and sausage, and roast him, swiss cheese and chutney. Thomas collects the train of fillings for the pancakes from the docks, then goes to collect flour from the mill, eggs from the farm and milk from the dairy to make the pancakes.

Once he has collected all the supplies he steams back to Knapford. But he has to go the lon way round (as workmen are mending the track), which means he has to go up Gordon's Hill. Thomas struggles up the hill and just when he reaches the top, the coupling breaks and the train rolls back down the hill. Gordon is coming the other way taking passengers to the occassion. He sees the train coming his way and applies his brakes. The guard even puts the brake in his van on, and the train stops just in time. Thomas apologizes to Gordon for the delay, and asks if he can help him. Gordon knows he wouldn't normally do this, but he says he doesn't mind this time, as he even knows it's nearly time for the festival to begin. So Gordon and Thomas make their way back to Knapford without anymore trouble.

Then Stavros arrives at Knapford all pleased that all the engines are ready for the party, which is a great success. And as the children eat their pancakes and Stavros explains about the meanings of the origins of pancakes and Shrove Tuesday.

​Characters

  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • Cranky
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Toby (cameo)
  • Duck (cameo)
  • Donald and Douglas (cameo)
  • Oliver (cameo)
  • Emily (cameo)

​New Character

  • ​Stavros the Greek Electric Engine

​Trivia

  • This is the first episode in the series to focus around Shrove Tuesday.

​​Nigel's First Day

​Plot

The Pack are always very busy, and most of them like to help out whenever they're needed. One day, Miss Jenny tells them that a new transport lorry named Nigel, who in No. 21 will be coming to help next week.

Nigel arrives on Monday morning all ready for his first job on the construction site. He asks Miss Jenny what they'd like him to do first, and she tells him to work with Jack, Alfie and Oliver at the foundations for a new house. But Nigel had never worked on a construction site before, and gets so excited that he sends Jack dangling over the edge of the hole. So Miss Jenny tells him to work Patrick and Buster at the cement-laying site. But Nigel doesn't last long in that job either, as he causes Buster to accidentally run into the border of the drying cement, getting his front roller stuck in the cement. Miss Jenny is furious, but she knows that it's only Nigel's starting day, so she gives him one last chance. She sends him to help Byron and Penny clear the trenches to make way for the new supply shed. But Nigel laughs so much at what he call fun, that he makes Byron run into the mud pile with his blade up, getting mud all over his face. Miss Jenny tells Nigel she will keep him in his shed, until he decides what to do with him.

Nigel sits sadly in his shed, watching Kelly pull Jack back from over the edge of the hole, Buster having the cement cleaned off his roller, and Byron having the mud washed off his face. He wishes more than ever that he can make up for his little blips by helping with just one job. Then Miss Jenny comes back to him with the Foreman. They tell Nigel that Isabella has a flat tyre, and can't make it back to the site. Nigel knows this is the sort of job he'd be good at, so he sets off to help Isabella. Nigel uses his winch to pull Isabella onto his flatbed, and carries her safely back to the yard for a new tyre.

Later, Miss Jenny tells Nigel she appreciates it was his first day on Sodor, and that he was trying his hardest, even if it was his first day, and that he can carry on working for her for many years to come. Nigel feels he is really useful after all.

​Characters

  • Jack
  • Alfie
  • Oliver (The Pack)
  • Byron
  • Isabella
  • Patrick
  • Buster
  • Penny the Pink Grader (a character by BiggestThomasFan)
  • Miss Jenny Packard
  • The 'Pack' Foreman
  • Kelly (does not speak)
  • Nelson (cameo)
  • Max and Monty (cameo)
  • Ned (cameo)

​New Character

  • ​Nigel the Transport Lorry

​Blue Isn't Your Colour

​Plot

​Isabella is sent to be repainted, but is dismayed to hear that there is no yellow paint left. So she has to be painted blue until they can get more of the yellow paint. So she has to do her work with everyone on the site laughing at her, which makes her even unhappier. Even Bill and Ben joke that blue is quite a nice colour, especially for the time they were painted that colour. Isabella doesn't find this at all funny. In fact, she thinks this is very rude.

A week later, Isabella is still blue, and she gets a call from the quarry saying Bill and Ben had an accident and derailed at the sidings. Isabella races off to help the twins. She uses two ropes to pull them both back on the rails at the same time. Miss Jenny and the Foreman are so pleased that she is rewarded with a fresh coat of yellow paint, and she is even told she never has to be painted blue again.

​Characters

  • Bill and Ben
  • Nelson
  • Alfie
  • Max and Monty
  • Ned
  • Penny the Pink Grader
  • Nigel
  • Isabella
  • Patrick
  • Buster
  • Jack (cameo)
  • Kelly (cameo)
  • Byron (cameo)
  • Miss Jenny
  • The 'Pack' Foreman

Trivia

  • This episode is similar to the seventeenth season episode, Bill or Ben?. A reference to said episode is even made.

Henry's New Driver

​Plot

Henry's driver has been taken ill, so a replacement driver takes over. Henry hopes that his new driver will be as nice as his old driver and understands how to handle him. Then the Fat Controller walks into the shed with a thin, sour-faced man following behind. The Fat Controller introduces the stern-looking man as Henry's stand-in driver. Henry's new driver wastes no time in telling Henry that he wants to show the Fat Controller what a good driver he is and if Henry does not work hard and fast, he will get extremely cross with him. Henry is worried; his new driver does not seem very nice at all. Henry pulls out of his shed and is coupled to his coaches.

As Henry steams along, his new driver orders him to go faster. Henry tries to explain that going fast is not good for him, but the driver thinks Henry is just lazy. The driver orders the fireman to stoke up the fire and calls for Henry to go even faster.

By the time he reaches the next station, Henry has had enough. He stops at the platform and refuses to move. The Fat Controller arrives on Percy to see what is the matter. When the Fat Controller hears about how the new driver had made Henry run, he is very cross. The Fat Controller explains that Henry is a hard worker, but is very highly-strung and has to be treated kindly. The new driver apologises to Henry and when they leave the station, the driver allows Henry to run at his normal speed.

That evening, when Henry returns to the sheds, his driver thanks him and calls him a hard-working engine. Henry is very pleased; his new driver is not so bad after all. But he is still very glad when his regular driver returns.

​Characters

  • Henry
  • Percy
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Edward (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Donald and Douglas (cameo)
  • Emily (cameo)

Trivia

  • This story is based on the magazine story of the same name.


BoCo and the New Driver

​Plot

One day, the Fat Controller came to see BoCo. He tells BoCo that he is to have a new driver starting tomorrow. BoCo wonders what his new driver will be like.

The next morning, a man wanders into the engine shed. Percy, thinking the man is lost, asks if he can help him. The man explains that he is here to drive an engine named BoCo and is rather surprised when he sees BoCo is a diesel engine. The driver climbs into BoCo's cab. He is rather unsure of what to do having only driven steam engines in the past. BoCo shudders to a start. It takes him a while to get things right, but the new driver does not find driving BoCo very easy at all. BoCo has to keep correcting the driver's mistakes.

After a couple of days, the new driver gets the hang of driving BoCo who is very pleased. The driver is pleased too; he no longer has to be told what to do by his engine. Being a very proud and stubborn man, the new driver does not like to be told how to do anything. So, when the points are set wrong and BoCo veers down a branchline, the driver refuses to listen to BoCo and carries on. The driver is sure he knows what he is doing and where he is going, but is surprised to find himself at the harbour yard. Unfortunately for the stubborn driver, the Fat Controller is there, too. The Fat Controller asks what BoCo is doing and the driver has to confess that it was all his fault. Now, the driver is sorry for not listening to his engine.

BoCo is still not getting on well with his new driver at all. He is proud and stubborn, and refuses to listen to BoCo when he makes mistakes. One of these mistakes was arriving at the harbour yard when they should not have been there at all. BoCo is very embarrassed about the situation, but the others think it a great joke.

All of the teasing leaves BoCo feeling worse. When the Fat Controller visits the shed that evening, BoCo speaks to him about the new driver, telling Sir Topham that the driver is no good and that he does not want to work with him anymore. The Fat Controller explains that the driver is new to diesels and must be given a second chance.

BoCo reluctantly agrees, but he is not happy. The trucks giggle as BoCo passes by and everyone seems to be talking about it. Even the passengers are gossiping about the stubborn new driver. BoCo overhears the gossip as the passengers board his train. BoCo's driver is very sorry about what happened before and realises that he had been a little headstrong. He promises to listen to BoCo from now on. BoCo hopes this is true.

Suddenly, BoCo sees something ahead on the track. BoCo calls for his driver to stop and this time the driver listens and applies the brakes. The train grinds to a halt, just in time to avoid hitting a goat. The passengers are not happy about being jolted and decide they will complain about the new driver. Luckily, the guard points out the real reason for the urgent stop. BoCo is delighted to have been listened to by his driver; perhaps the man is not so bad, after all.

​Characters

  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Bill and Ben (only Bill speaks)
  • BoCo
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Duck (cameo)
  • Oliver (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Slip Coaches (cameo)
  • Toad (cameo)

​Trivia

  • This story is based on the magazine stories, A New Driver and A Second Chance.

Rumours Around Sodor

​Plot

One fine morning, the Fat Controller is having the big station cleaned. All of the engines are very curious as none of them know what's happening. Then, Rosie arrives and explains that her driver has said that a very important visitor is to tour the island the day after tomorrow. All of the engines are very excited to hear this and they all want to be chosen to take the visitor. All of the drivers are soon cleaning their engines in the hope that they will be chosen to take the important visitor.

That night, there is a commotion in the in shed when all of the engine start to argue about who should be chosen. Henry says he is the smartest, but Daisy protests that the Fat Controller will choose a modern engine like her to impress the visitor. Gordon is positive that he will be chosen which sparks an argument between him and Daisy and keeps the other engines awake.

The next morning, both engines ask the Fat Controller who is going to take the important visitor. Both Neville and Daisy are very surprised to learn that the visitor intends to tour the island in a helicopter.

An important visitor has arrived on Sodor and the Fat Controller is showing him around the island on Harold. This upsets all of the engines who think it is an insult for the controller of a railway to show an important visitor the island from a helicopter. They decide if they are not told the reason behind this action, they will find out for themselves.

As Neville is pulling the express along, he notices Harold overhead and thinks he knows what the important visitor is doing. The driver increases Neville's speed; they think the inspector is monitoring their speed. However, as they begin the speed up, Harold has vanished.

A bit later on, Charlie spots Harold hovering over farms and decides that the visitor must be counting cows. In the afternoon, Arthur is pulling trucks of fish along a branch line when he sees Harold on a big hill. Arthur is sure the very important visitor is a mountain climber.

Arthur shares his theory later that night in the engine sheds. This starts a large argument between all of the engines. Every engine has their own opinion on what the important visitor is up to. BoCo tries to end the quarrelling by stating that all of the opinions are merely rumours and speculation, but the engines take no notice of him.

It is not until the Fat Controller arrives that the engines finally fall silent. Charlie asks if they can know who the important visitor was. The Fat Controller explains that the man is Mr. Walsh who has come to plan a new tunnel. Arthur thinks he should have known all along, but BoCo insists that Arthur only knew rumours and speculations.

​Characters

  • Arthur
  • Murdoch
  • Neville
  • Rosie
  • Stanley
  • Charlie
  • BoCo
  • Daisy
  • Harold
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Mr. Walsh

​Plot

  • This story is based on the magazine stories, An Important Visitor and Rumours and Speculaton. Charlie, Stanley, Arthur, Murdoch, Neville and Rosie replace Thomas, Edward, Henry, Gordon, James and Percy respectively.

Daisy and Diesel

​Plot

Daisy is a very fussy engine who will only pull passengers. One day, the Fat Controller sends her to help run Thomas' Branch Line which she does not mind a bit.

Daisy enjoys working on the branch line, but that night in the shed she makes an awful fuss and comments on an 'awful smell'. The 'awful smell' turns out to be Diesel. He has been brought to the station to shunt trucks and is very pleased to see another diesel engine. Daisy is not happy when Diesel starts talking to her; she does not like Diesel. She tells him that he is too dirty. Diesel becomes very annoyed and reminds Daisy that she is only a diesel, just like him. Daisy remarks that she is a clean diesel who is thoroughly modern. She calls dirty Diesel a nuisance which makes Diesel think of a plan to pay Daisy back for being so unfriendly.

The following morning, Diesel is shunting coal trucks in the yard when he sees Daisy pull out of the station with her passengers. Daisy calls over to Diesel to inform him that she has complained to the Fat Controller about having to share a shed with him. Daisy is certain that tonight she will be put in a shed with clean carriages.

Diesel grumbles all morning and is very rough with the trucks. When Daisy finishes her run, she returns to the station and is driven into the yard. Diesel is still shunting coal trucks on the same track. He gives a truck an extra-hard shove. The truck rolls forward, crashes into Daisy and topples over. Coal-dust flies everywhere. Even Daisy is covered in it. Diesel is scolded by the Fat Controller, but he does not care; he enjoys teasing Daisy for being dirty.

​Characters

  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Henrietta (cameo)

​Trivia

  • This episode is based on the magazine story of the same name.

The Merry-Go-Round That Wouldn't

​Plot

Percy is excited about the funfair set up near the branch line and decides to spread the news to Trevor, who thinks he would like to help out at the fair. His wish comes true sooner than expected, when the merry-go-round breaks down.

​Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Emily
  • Trevor
  • Jem Cole
  • Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Toby (cameo)
  • Henrietta (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the annual story of the same name.

Percy Saves Christmas (Double-Length Episode)

​Plot

​Part One

It is nearly Christmas, and the Vicar of Ffarquhar is taking some school-children to their party on Thomas' train. However, he accidentally leaves his Father Christmas costume behind at Ffarquhar, and it is too late for Daisy to go back and retrieve it. Thomas has an idea, and suggests that Percy brings it as he is shunting near Ffarquhar. Thomas' driver telephones to Ffarquhar, and Percy is sent to deliver the costume. Later that day, the Fat Controller praises the three engines for their great service and wishes them a merry Christmas.

​Part Two

There's another Christmas party coming up in the village near the river and the Fat Controller gives the engines special tasks except Percy. Percy is told to keep the trucks in order. On the morning of the party, as Thomas arrives at the station by the river, the vicar realises that he left his suitcase with all the prizes inside back at Ffarquhar. Thomas soon comes up with a solution. He tells everyone that Percy is able to bring it down. Later, Percy arrives with the suitcase just in time for the big party. The Vicar thanks Percy for helping him two times in one week, and manages to give the little green engine a present for Christmas; an ornament of an engine that resembles Percy's basis. This makes Percy very happy. And the vicar also decides to always check things off to make sure he doesn't forget another else for a party again.

​Characters

​Part One

  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Daisy
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Vicar of Wellsworth
  • Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
  • Henrietta (cameo)
  • Edward (cameo)
  • BoCo (cameo)

​Part Two

  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Daisy
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Vicar of Wellswoth
  • Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
  • Henrietta (cameo)

​Trivia

  • This episode is based on the annual stories, Percy to the Rescue and Percy and the Vicar's Prizes.

Luke and the Special Boxes

​Plot

None of the engines on the Skarloey Railway like to be alone in the sheds, especially on cold winter days, and Luke is one of those engines. One day however, Luke is told by Mr. Percival to take some boxes to Lakeside station, and later take some passengers to Lakeside for an event. But the next time Luke puffs into Lakeside, the boxes are gone and workmen are putting up some decorations. Duncan jokes that the boxes have disappeared, but Luke takes Duncan's joke seriously and puffs around the railway to find the boxes.

While searching for the boxes, Luke meets up with Peter Sam and Rusty, and tells them about the disappearing boxes. Rusty and Peter Sam both think that Luke is being silly. Luke tries to explain that it was Duncan who said it first, but the other two still don't believe him.

A bit later, Luke tells Sir Handel, Proteus and Freddie the same thing about the boxes, but they don't believe him either. Sir Handel even explains that boxes just can't disappear into thin actor. In a rather unenthusiastic way, Luke thinks this is very funny, and hopes next time he tells one or two of the engines, they'll believe him for sure.

But Skarloey, Rheneas, Rusty, Duke, Zazu and Mighty Mac know for definite that Luke must be seeing things. Duke tells him that the workmen are preparing a surprise for the Skarloey engines that night, as he passed Lakeside earlier that day, and that the boxes have been put on the platform of Lakeside station for safekeeping until they're ready for use again. Luke will then be told to take the empty boxes back to wear they came from in the first place. Luke starts to feel a bit better at once.

By the time, Luke has told all the engine to be at Lakeside by teatime, everything is ready. And Luke realizes his little mistake, and promises not to do it again next time. Then Mr. Percival appears dressed up as Father Christmas, with his workman accompiantent dressed as one of his helpers.

​Characters

  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Freddie
  • Duke
  • Proteus
  • Luke
  • Mighty Mac (only Mac speaks)
  • Mr. Percival
  • Skarloey (does not speak)
  • Rusty (does not speak)
  • Zazu the Green Narrow-Gauge Diesel (does not speak)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Mrs. Percival (cameo)
  • The Percival Children (cameo)

​​Trivia

  • This episode is similar to the fourteenth season episode, Henry's Magic Box.

Homer to the Rescue

Plot

A new snowmobile named Homer has just arrived on the Island. He is to do a tour of the Sodor Snow Field and Thomas is chosen specially to take him to his destination. Thomas has never seen a snowmobile, and thinks he will just be a nuisance. But Homer says that one day he'll be proved wrong.

The next day, Homer calls out to Thomas saying he can beat the little tank engine in a race. Thomas says he hasn't time for a race today anyway, but wishes to never talk to a snowmobile again. Percy and Salty convince him that snowmobiles aren't all that bad, so Thomas thinks about changing his mind for the next day.

A bit later Salty gets stuck in a snowdrift. Percy tries to pull him out, but he isn't strong enough. Luckily Percy knows what has to be done. He goes of to get Thomas and tell him to fetch Homer. This time Thomas does want to talk to Homer. So he tells the snowmobile about Salty's predicament, and Homer is happy to help. So he races to the rescue as fast as he can.

Salty is soon free from the snowdrift and very relieved to Thomas, Percy and their new friend Homer. And Thomas now knows that even snowmobiles have their uses.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Salty
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Cranky (does not speak)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • Toby (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Henrietta (cameo)

New Character

  • Homer the Purple and White Snowmobile

Trivia

  • Parts of this episode are similar to the tenth season episode, Thomas and the Jet Plane.

Pantomine Pranks

Plot

It is the day before Christmas and the engines see unusual things throughout the day: a talking horse, a flaming black pudding, and even a guard in women's clothing. All is revealed that evening in the sheds, when the railway staff put on a special party and pantomime for the engines. Everyone has a lot of fun and looks forward to a happy Christmas.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Emily
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Stephen and Bridget Hatt
  • Nancy
  • Toby (does not speak)
  • Henrietta (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the annual story of the same name.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

​Plot

Henry's driver, Ted, is constantly practicing carols during the day for the carol service on Christmas Eve. The engines want to sing too, but they cannot, so they decide to whistle instead. On the night before the service, Ted lets the engines use their tuned whistling to help him practice. But there is a problem; the church organ had broken down. Fortunately, Ted has an idea, and before long, the steamie and diesel orchestra are whistling and tooting their horns to the tunes to the Christmas carols. The night proves to be a great success and once again, the Fat Controller is pleased with all of his engines.

​Characters

  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas (only Donald speaks)
  • Oliver
  • Bill and Ben (only Bill speaks)
  • BoCo
  • Mavis
  • Salty
  • Toad
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Henrietta (does not speak)
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Daisy (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Terence (cameo)
  • Bertie (cameo)
  • Trevor (cameo)
  • Harold (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the annual story of the same name.

Porter and the Camels

Plot

Porter really enjoys working at Brendam Docks and chatting up the other engines. Even the trucks seem to enjoy his company, but Salty likes sharing his time with Porter most of all.

One day, Porter is sent to pick up a group of camels from Brendam Docks and take them to the Animal Park. While the camels are being unloaded, Charlie pulls up alongside and decides to tell Porter a joke about camels. It goes, "What do you call a camel with three humps, Humpthree!". This joke reminds Porter of when he had first arrived on Sodor, that Salty said his domes looked rather like camel's humps. Unfortunately, Porter laughs at Charlie's joke so much, he leaves the brakevan behind. Charlie tries to tell him, but Porter is already steaming out of the docks.

Porter is thinking about why he never saw camels in his life until now. Because of this, he doesn't see that the signal ahead is red until it's too late. Porter brakes too hard, and his flatbed derails. Luckily the camels' cage is still on the truck, and the animals are unhurt. Porter realises he should have waited for the brakevan to be coupled up before he left the docks. So he goes to the Search and Rescue Centre to fetch Rocky.

On his way back to the site of the 'near' disaster, Porter collects his brakevan and some food for the camels to munch on. He even asks if Salty can take Rocky back to the centre after he's cleared up the mess. Salty is only too delighted to help. So Rocky lifts the truck back on the rails, then the camels' keeper feeds them their food. And while Salty takes Rocky back to the Search and Rescue Centre, Porter continues his way to the animal park, with no more disasters. The camels like their new home on Sodor, and Porter is only too delighted to have finally seen a camel.

Characters

  • Salty
  • Porter
  • Charlie
  • Rocky
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Belle (cameo)
  • Butch (cameo)
  • Flynn (cameo)
  • Harold (cameo)
  • Captain (cameo)

Trivia

  • A reference to the Season 17 episode, Away from the Sea is made when it is said that Porter has more humps than a camel.

Arthur, Raul and the Sealion Show

Plot

Raul has been working on Sir Topham Hatt's railway for nearly a month now. And during that month, he has worked with Arthur at the Fishing Village. And this particular day, the fisherman have collected more fish than ever, as it is a very special occassion at the Sodor Animal Park. Raul asks Arthur all about it, and Arthur explains that the fish is for a show performed by a family of seals who will be coming to the Animal Park. Raul is to collect the sealions and take them to the park, while Arthur takes the fish for the show.

The next day, Raul arrives at the docks to collect the seals and take them to the Animal Park. He is very excited to see the seals, as there are none of them where he comes from. Then he sets off for his destination, hoping the seals will amuse everyone who visits the Sodor Animal Park.

On the way to the Animal Park, Raul meets up with Arthur, who is pulling a long line of trucks of fish. Raul asks if Arthur needs any help, but Arthur says he thinks he can manage on his own. So Raul goes on ahead, to the top of Gordon's Hill, and arrives earlier at the Animal Park than Arthur. Arthur explains that the train he was pulling broke into two halves when he was going up the hill, and the back half rolled back down. Forturnately, Raul has time to go back and collect the rest of the trucks, as he brought the seals early.

Raul brings the rest of the fish to the seals just in time. Arthur and Raul stay to watch the seals perform great tricks, such as balancing balls on their noses and diving through hoops. There is even some fish left over for the flamingos Rosie brought to the Animal Park. And Raul and Arthur agree that it is the best Sealion Show they've ever seen.

Characters

  • Arthur
  • Raul
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Rosie (does not speak)
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Emily (cameo)
  • Gordon (mentioned)

Whiff and the Skunks

Plot

Whiff loves collecting garbage and delivering it to his waste dump, but in the past he has dealt with other smelly things, most of which are a lot smellier than him, and today is one of these days.

This particular day, Whiff is puffing through the woods when he comes across an injured baby skunk. Whiff exclaims that the little creature is even smellier than he is. His driver and fireman can imagine. So Whiff decides to take care of the skunk until her leg is better.

Whiff then decides to see if the baby skunk would like to stay with him at the Waste Dump for a bit. The young skunk agrees to do so. But she soon gets tired of the smell of garbage after three hours. So Whiff decides to take her to Brendam Docks. Salty says that Whiff smells whiffier than usual, and Whiff explains that he has a baby skunk on board. Salty then realises that Whiff is absolutely right, and suggests that he take her to the Clay Pits.

Whiff arrives at the Clay Pits, and shows his new friend to Bill, Ben and Timothy. The twins think Whiff is being ridiculous, but Timothy can't stop laughing. Marion then wonders what all the fuss is about, and is then shocked to see that Whiff has a skunk riding in his cab. She demands Whiff gets the diminutive critter away from her this very minute, and even hurts the skunk's feelings by calling her a horrible little creep. Timothy explains that Marion is often like that when she comes across small animals. And Whiff tries to cheer up the baby skunk telling her with what Timothy said.

So Whiff decides to return the skunk to where he found her in the first place. And when he gets back to the forest he sees the skunk's parents waiting for her. Whiff is just happy not to have made a new friend, but to see the skunk be returned to her parents. He is even happier to here she is completely better after spending time with Whiff.

Characters

  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • Bill and Ben
  • Whiff
  • Timothy
  • Salty
  • Marion
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Scruff (does not speak)
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Cranky (cameo)

Bert and the Raccoons

Plot

The Arlesdale Railway is always such a busy railway, especially in the summer. Bert is often the busiest engine on the railway, and likes making discoveries.

One day, Bert makes a very unusual discovery indeed. He finds six baby raccoons and their mother outiside the Arlesdale Railway Shed. Bert had never seen such strange looking creatures before, and asks his driver about them. He explains that the raccoon family are in search of a home, and looking for their rightful owner.

So Bert meets up with Rex, Mike and Jock and tells them that he saw a family of homeless raccoons. Mike thinks Bert is being silly, and that he made the animal name up. Bert tries to explain, but Mike says he's far too busy at work. Rex vagically remembers that he's heard that raccoons are real, but he can't remember if he's seen them before. Jock feels pretty much the same.

Later Oliver and Toad arrive to collect some stone from the Arlesdale Railway. Oliver also begins to wonder about the strange creatures Bert found, and Toad explains that they're called raccoons. He even calls them 'such funny little devils' because of their habit of stealing. Marion then turns up and when she sees the raccoons, she thinks they're little monsters. Toad tells her they're only baby raccoons, even explains that the big one is the raccoon mother. Marion is fed up with all these surprises, first skunks now raccoons.

Toad then calls to Bert saying he's got a passenger for him. It it Cyril the Fogman, and his 20-year-old nephew, Lawrence Brown (who is also David Brown's son), and Cyril is very pleased that Bert found his pets. He explains that his raccoons had taken his and Lawrence's lunchboxes and tea flasks when they was asleep last night, and got lost in the woods. Bert is the only happy to have brought the raccoons to their home sweet home. Bert's driver even says he found Cyril's belongings. So the raccoon family climb into Toad's cab, and Cyril takes them back home.

Rex, Mike and Jock had heard Bert mentions about Cyril's family of pet raccoons. They apologize to Bert for not believing him earlier. Bert says the other three missed seeing the baby raccoons, because they were really quite adorable. But he does look on the bright side, saying maybe they'll come back some day.

Characters

  • Oliver
  • Marion
  • Rex
  • Bert (small railway)
  • Mike
  • Jock
  • Toad
  • Cyril the Fogman
  • Frank (cameo)
  • Blister I and Blister II (cameo)
  • Sigrid of Arlesdale (cameo)

New Character

  • Lawrence Brown (Cyril the Fogman's nephew)

Trivia

  • The episode's title could be a comical reference to Bert Raccoon, the lead character of the Canadian show, The Raccoons (which starred Susan Roman as James in the final cut of Thomas and the Magic Railroad).

Salty and the Replacement Horn

Plot

One day, Salty has to go to the dieselworks, as his horn needs repairs. There is only one spare horn at the Dieselworks, so Salty must be fitted with that horn, which is a very loud and large one. BoCo sees Salty's new horn and comments that he once had one like that and mentions that it is one of the loudest blasts he had ever heard. But Salty is afraid to blast it, as he has never used a three-blast diesel horn before. The Fat Controller tells Salty that he must collect the Duke and Duchess of Boxford from Knapford. Salty decides to go slow and steady, to avoid using his horn. Spencer, however, is very annoyed at this, as Salty is delaying his train from the Mainland.

Salty is soon close to Knapford, when suddenly, he sees a flock of sheep blocking the line. Salty tried telling the farm workers, but they could not hear him. Then he tried to shove them off the rails with his bufferbeam, but nothing worked. Salty soon admits that he just might be trapped. Suddenly, Salty hears an engine's whistle. Salty knows that if he does not do something, the engine will have a serious accident. So, Salty, although nervous, blasts his horn as loud as he can. The engine, Neville, stops just in time. Neville is very grateful and the two engines puff to Knapford. Suddenly, the Fat Controller arrives at a crossing and is very stern with Salty. Suddenly, Salty spots a fallen tree across the line ahead.

Then, who should come racing around the corner, but Spencer with the Mainland train! Salty blasts his horn as loud and as long as he can. Spener stops just in time, with his buffers just a few inches away from the tree. Spencer and the Fat Controller praise Salty. Soon, Salty's old horn is mended and he is offered to keep the horn also, but Toby decides just to have his normal horn part-time, and whenever it needs to be repaired, he can have the three-blast diesel horn any time.

Characters

  • Spencer
  • Neville
  • BoCo
  • Salty
  • Dennis
  • Norman
  • Den
  • Dart
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford
  • Diesel (cameo)
  • Paxton (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is similar to the thirteenth season episode, Toby's New Whistle.

Japanese Relative

Plot

Hiro's cousin Junichiro comes to Sodor for a visit, and he and Hiro are having an argument that they'd had for years which had separated them for those many years. And Thomas tries to find out what they're arguing about and help them get back together. Thomas then reminds Hiro of the time he took him to Misty Island, how he and Henry were delivered the wrong sort of coral, when Diesel gave him trouble and even the time he tried to find some spare parts for him. He even says he once helped Junichiro a long time ago when he broke down, on his way back from his last visit on Sodor. Hiro considers this, and decides it won't be bad to reunite with his cousin after all. And when Thomas sees them talking for the first time in a very long time, he can hardly believed his plan worked. Hiro and Junichiro are now best friends again.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Emily
  • Hiro
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Toad
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Duck (does not speak)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • James (cameo)

New Character

  • Junichiro (Hiro's cousin)

Trivia

  • References to the fifteenth season episode, Happy Hiro, the seventeenth season episodes, Henry's Hero and No More Mr. Nice Engine, and the nineteenth season episode, Helping Hiro are made.

Remembering the Good Old Days

Plot

Duke like keeping the narrow-gauge engines busy, even if there are older ones than him like Skarloey and Rheneas. And he often reminds the younger ones of the times he had when he was on the Mid-Sodor Railway. One day he is telling Sir Handel, Peter Sam and Duncan, about the times he saved Sir Handel (when he was called Falcon) from falling off a mountainside, and even says he did it, because Sir Handel got a new coat of paint and would had spoilt it if he really had rolled down the mountain. He even reminds Peter Sam of the time he played a trick on him (when Peter Sam had been called Stuart). Sir Handel and Peter Sam admit that even the two of them remember it very well. And Duke also says about the time he gave Sir Handel, Peter Sam, Duncan, Luke and Mighty Mac DIY lessons, and showed them how to build a narrow-gauge shed. And Duncan admits that Rusty didn't need to attend that as he already knows a lot about oddjobs.

A bit later, after Duke has dropped of some passengers at Crovan's Gate, Mr. Percival tells him to work at Ulfstead Castle for a week, as there is a surprise for him there. Duke can hardly wait to get there, and leaves Ada, Jane and Mabel in a siding, then sets off the castle. The surprise is his current grace, Sir Robert Norramby, who is pleased to see him after all this time. The grace tells Duke how much he has missed him, and Duke is just happy to have reunited with him. Then Sir Robert introduces Duke to Millie, Stephen and Glynn, his special engines who work at Ulfstead. Duke certainly doesn't remember seeing engines like Stephen and Glynn before, yet along Millie. Then the Earl tells Duke to work with Millie during his visit as Ulfstead Castle, and Duke is only to happy to accept.

Duke works happily with Millie during most of his time at the Castle, and on occasions, helps Glynn and Stephen when they really need it. Meanwhile, back at the Blue Mountain Quarry, the other engines learn from Mr. Percival that Duke is helping his grace at Ulfstead Castle. The Thin Controller also explains that his engines are making excellent progress. But all the same, he can't wait for Duke to come back at the end of the week.

On the last day of Duke's visit to Ulfstead Castle, Sir Robert tells him he has a surprise for him before he leaves. There is another narrow-gauge tender engine who like exactly like him, only a darker shade of brown. Duke remembers him as his little brother, Bertram. Bertram tells Duke they hadn't worked together, or even seen each other in years, and he's finally glad to reunite with him. Even Sir Robert Norramby and his engines are impressed. Then Duke says he hopes to see his grace and his engines again in a couple of weeks time, and takes Bertram back to the Blue Mountain Quarry.

All the narrow-gauge engines are pleased to see Duke when he returns, and are even happier to see he's reunited with his brother Bertram. But Mr. Percival is most happy of all. Bertram then says he was being restored and repainted at the Steamworks during the seoond half of Duke's visit, and that he looks better then ever before. So all the engines, including Skarloey and Rheneas give three cheers for Duke and Bertram.

Characters

  • Stephen
  • Glynn
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Duke
  • Bertram
  • Millie
  • Mr. Percvial
  • Sir Robert Noramby
  • Skarloey (does not speak)
  • Rheneas (does not speak)
  • Rusty (does not speak)
  • Mighty Mac (does not speak)
  • Ada, Jane and Mabel (do not speak)
  • Luke (does not speak)
  • Freddie (cameo)
  • Proteus (cameo)
  • Fred (cameo)
  • Zazu the Blue Narrow-Gauge Diesel (a fan-made character) (cameo)

Trivia

  • References to the fourth season episodes, Bulldog and You Can't Win, and the fan-made episode, Duke the DIY Engine are made.
  • This episode would mark the first appearance of Bertram in the CGI series, as well as his first overall speaking role.

Sir Handel in Bad Weather

Plot

It had been raining for over a fortnight on Sodor. One day, Sir Handel is feeling miserable not only from the inclement weather, but the Skarloey Railway is in danger of flooding from the rising river. The only component to prevent water from overflowing in the river was its banks. Duke arrives at Lakeside Station beside Sir Handel, who was just about to investigate the dam, for any concerns of damage. Duke informs Sir Handel that his driver says that crossing the bridge across the river in heavy rain could be dangerous to. Sir Handel is brave enough to try and heads off to investigate the dam.

Sir Handel's journey takes him over a wooden bridge at the end of the village where the river starts flooding dangerously beneath it. As Sir Handel arrives at the dam, Harold is there inspecting the banks. Sir Handel manages to cross cautiously but the banks begin to erode. Sir Handel's driver is now concerned and must warn everyone and find higher ground.

Meanwhile, Duke is waiting on the other side of the wooden bridge which is in danger of collapsing due to the eroding banks when Sir Handel's driver warns Duke and his crew about the dam and needs to find higher ground immediately. Sir Handel begins to cross the bridge, but as soon as he is halfway across, disaster strikes; he runs out of coal, and his driver and fireman manage to get to the other side before the eroding banks burst causing the bridge Sir Handel is on to collapse and Sir Handel gets swept away in the flood. Sir Handel calls for help but Duke reverses to follow the river in an attempt to rescue Sir Handel from any further danger. Harold, having seen the collapsed banks, flies off to help rescue Sir Handel, who floats helplessly along the flooding river. However, there is further danger as a sign warning anyone on the river to "beware the waterfall," meaning that they will face very troublesome consequences from going over it. Harold urgently comes to the rescue to drop a rope to be tied to Sir Handel who has ended up on a rock in the middle of the river, and then gives the other end to Duke, who then pulls Sir Handel back to safety.

A few weeks later, when the floods subside and the banks are repaired and the bridge rebuilt, a party is held in Sir Handel's honour by the villagers and hosted by Mr. Percival, who is very impressed with Sir Handel and Harold's bravery. Duke could not have been so brave, but would not until he tried, as stated by Sir Handel. Duke then hopes he would never have to be so afraid again.

Characters

  • Sir Handel
  • Duke
  • Harold
  • Mr. Percival
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Peter Sam (cameo)
  • Rusty (cameo)
  • Duncan (cameo)
  • Freddie (cameo)
  • Bertram (cameo)
  • Luke (cameo)
  • Proteus (cameo)
  • Mighty Mac (cameo)
  • Fred (cameo)
  • Zazu the Blue Narrow-Gauge Diesel (a fan-made character; cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is similar to the fifth season episode, Toby and the Flood.

Dirty Water

Plot

Peter Sam tells Kathy and Lizzie, two young holidaymakers, a story about the water on the Talyllyn Railway. He remembered that something was put to the water to enhance its flavour, but one day he found it awful. His crew were unconcerned, but when he started from a station, a spray of filthy white sludge was blasted out of his funnel. Talyllyn took his train, but unfortunately for him, he had to stay on a siding for the visitors. It was later discovered too much of the special powder was put in the water, and he later got a good washout. Kathy and Lizzie find the story hilarious, and leave the shed in a fit of giggles.

Characters

  • Peter Sam
  • Talyllyn
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Sir Handel (cameo)
  • Rusty (cameo)
  • Duncan (cameo)
  • Freddie (cameo)
  • Duke (cameo)
  • Bertram (cameo)
  • Mighty Mac (cameo)
  • Proteus (cameo)
  • Luke (cameo)
  • Dolgoch (cameo)
  • Fred (cameo)
  • Zazu the Blue Narrow-Gauge Diesel (cameo)
  • Mr. Percival (cameo)

New Characters

  • Kathy and Lizzie

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the same name of the story from the Railway Series book, New Little Engine.

Problems for Henry

Plot

The North Western Railway starts using a new type of coal, which creates more ashes and gives the engines indigestion. One day, Henry cannot make it past Wellsworth. Henry's crew discover his smokebox door is bent, so they make papier mache to fix the gap. Henry gets home safely, but Donald and Douglas tease him by making breathless noises in the shed that night.

The next day, Henry is due for an overhaul, so Sir Topham Hatt arranges for him to double-head the Express with James to Crovan's Gate. James is apprehensive after they make good time up Gordon's Hill - up to the point where things begin flying from Henry hitting James and the coaches. Nobody is hurt, but the crew find a steel rim from one of Henry's wheels has fallen off. James, trying to make light of the situation, jokes that Henry should be retired.

Characters

  • Henry
  • James
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Gordon (does not speak)
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Duck (cameo)
  • Oliver (cameo)
  • Gary, Julie and Russell the Slip Coaches (cameo)
  • Toad (cameo)
  • Hiro (mentioned)

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the stories, Out of Puff and Overhaul from the Railway series book, Henry and the Express.
  • A reference to the seventeenth season episode, Henry's Hiro is made.

Sliding Scales

Plot

With Henry away, the other engines take turns at pulling the fish train. It's James' turn tonight and he's in a bad mood. He grudgingly sets off to the fishing village but just before he starts, a forklift spills its load onto the rails and fish goes everywhere. It is picked up, but the oil from the fish makes James slip helplessly. It's not until men hose the rails and put sand on them that James can move again.

Characters

  • ​James
  • Arthur (does not speak)
  • Salty (cameo)
  • Porter (cameo)
  • Henry (mentioned)

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the story of the same name from the Railway Series book, Henry and the Express.
  • A reference to the seveneeth episode, The Smelly Kipper is made.

Henry Sees Red

Plot

Henry is almost ready to return to work, but the workmen have to put an undercoat of red paint on him. Before they can put green on top, an emergency at Tidmouth forces Henry to take the Express. The brakes on the last coach stops them at Wellsworth, spoiling their chances of a good run at Gordon's Hill, and Henry has to uncouple it himself. Henry, however, is determined, and when he makes it to Barrow-in-Furness on time the Fat Controller rewards him with his normal green coat.

Characters

  • Henry
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Douglas (does not speak)
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Duck (cameo)
  • Douglas (cameo)
  • Oliver (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the story of the same name from the Railway series book, Henry and the Express.

A Night Out with Dowager Hatt

Plot

Dowager Hatt is sad because she hasn't been out for a meal with anyone bar her son for over fifty years. She wishes she could get a date with another lady who likes just like her only a bit different in appearance.

One day, Sir Topham Hatt has his mother round to have lunch with him and Lady Hatt. Dowager tries not to offend his son with her table manners and her slighty picky eating. She says she is allergic to peanuts, olives don't agree with her and that she was told by her doctor that she should never eat tomatoes. She even says that she would only eat cheese if it were on top of pizzas. This gives Sir Topham Hatt an idea. He decides to set an Italian night out for her mother with Alicia Botti.

The next Tuesday night, Thomas is chosen to take Dowager Hatt and Miss Botti to a fancy pizza restaurant, as that is the day the restaurant serve extra large portoins of pizza. The two ladies order a lovely extra large pizza topped with mozzarella, pepperoni, anchovies, sausage and garlic. They even have a special order of chips on the side. And while they are eating. They both learn from the other that they know Sir Topham Hatt's first name. All in all, the night out is a great success.

Later in the week, Miss Botti rings the Hatts mansion again, and asks if she could take Dowager Hatt out for a meal again next month. And Sir Topham Hatt is only too delighted to agree.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Alicia Botti
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Lady Hatt (does not speak)

Trivia

  • This episode reveals that Dowager Hatt has trouble with certain foods.
    • She is allergic to peanuts.
    • Olives don't agree with her.
    • She was told she should never eat tomatoes.
    • She would eat cheese as long as it were a pizza topping.
  • It is also revealed in this episode that Dowager Hatt is between 100-120 years old, due to being a great grandmother.
  • References to the fifth season episode, Gordon and the Gremlin and the sixth season episode, Thomas, Percy and the Squeak are made.

Stepney's Reunion

Plot

Stepney has worked on his branch line for many years, but he misses his old friends, and wishes to hear from them soon.

One day, Stepney's driver tells him that five more Bluebell tank engines have been purchased by the North Western Railway to help keep his branch line running smoothly. Stepney hopes they're still in great as condition as when he last saw them, and is looking forward more than ever to seeing them again.

While Stepney is helping Rusty with some goods, he reminds him about the time the little diesel saved him from scrap. He then hears news that his friends will be arriving in the morning. He can hardly sleep thinking about how his friends have got on without him since he moved to his own branch line on Sodor.

The next day Stepney sees his friends, Bluebell, Primrose, Adams, Cromford and Captain Baxter arriving on his branch line. They explain that their controller had got a new job, and so there was no choice but for Stepney's old friends to come and join the North Western Railway. Stepney is only to happy to have reunited with his old pals.

Characters

  • Stepney
  • Rusty
  • Wilma and Betty the Bluebell Coaches (do not speak)
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Toby (cameo)

New Characters

  • Bluebell and Primrose
  • Adams
  • Cromford
  • Captain Baxter

Trivia

  • A reference to the fourth season episode, Rusty to the Rescue is made.

Salty, BoCo and the Peacock

Plot

A magnicficent peacock has been spotted at the Sodor falconry and Molly is chosen to pull the train for the birdwatchers. Salty and BoCo make a plan and Salty takes some of BoCo's trucks to Brendam while BoCo goes to the falconry. But Harold comes with news that the peacock has been spotted near the Sodor Animal Park, prompting Thomas to go on a wild goose chase looking for the peacock. At last, Salty finds BoCo, out of diesel oil, on the line; BoCo had seen Salty's trucks unmoved and tried to take them to Brendam with his milk tankers. Salty delivers BoCo's goods and helps him home, but the two are amazed to see not one, but two peacocks perched on a cliff face. The two engines think the peacocks are wonderful, but not as wonderful as helping friends, even though they're the most beautiful birds they've ever seen.

Characters

  • BoCo
  • Salty
  • Harold
  • The Bird Watcher
  • Molly (does not speak)
  • Arthur (cameo)
  • Murdoch (cameo)
  • Neville (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is similar to the ninth season episode, Thomas and the Golden Eagle.

BoCo the Brave

Plot

BoCo feels unhappy because he wants a special name just like Salty the Dockside Diesel and Harvey the Crane Engine. Later, BoCo helps Mavis by pushing her down the line. Then he keeps on working even through a raging storm. Later, he manages to save some trucks from being damaged by a falling tree. The Fat Controller then gives BoCo the name "BoCo the Brave".

Characters

  • BoCo
  • Harvey
  • Mavis
  • Salty
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Bill and Ben (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the magazine story of the same name.

Stepney the Tortoise

Plot

It is a holiday weekend on Sodor and the railway is closed. The Fat Controller tells his engines they can have a story tonight and watch the marathon runners tomorrow. Stepney, Rosie, Spencer and Arthur listen to the story of the 'Hare and the Tortoise' which involves a fast-moving hare who falls asleep and a tortoise who slowly wins their race.

The next day, the marathon runners arrive, but they all have the flu and do not feel well enough for a long-distance race. A lot of people have turned up to watch the race and the Fat Controller doesn't know what to do. Then, Stepney has an idea and suggests that the engines race instead. The Fat Controller is grateful for Stepney's idea and agrees.

When all the engines are ready, the race begins. Spencer is slow to start; he know's he's the most powerful engine and is sure he will win. Rosie, on the other hand, starts too fast and gets a pain in his boiler. His driver tells him his steam pressure is too high and he will have to stop before he explodes. Arthur is the next engine to drop out of the race. He takes a wrong turn down a branchline and comes to a hault at a dead-end.

Now, Stepney and Spener are left following each other around Sodor. Then, on the main line, Spencer overtakes Stepney. He races ahead and quickly nears the finishing line. Spencer decides to back onto a siding for a rest; there is no way Stepney the tortoise will catch up anytime soon. It is very peaceful in the siding and Spencer falls asleep. He doesn't hear Stepney puff past at a gentle pace.

Moments later, Spencer wakes up just in time to see Stepney puffing towards the finishing line. Spencer is horrified, but it is too late to do anything; Stepney has won the race. Rosie and Arthur think Spencer is just like the hare in the Fat Controller's bedtime story and it serves him right for boasting. Spencer feels very silly indeed.

Characters

  • Stepney
  • Arthur
  • Spencer
  • Rosie
  • Sir Topham Hatt

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the magazine story, Thomas the Tortoise. Stepney replaces Thomas, Arthur replaces  Edward, Spencer replaces James and Rosie replaces Percy, respectively.

Dennis' Puppet Show Special

Plot

A puppet show is coming and Dennis and Norman want to pull the puppet show special to together, even though Norman needs to go to the Steamworks for a check-up. Paxton volunteers to take Norman's place, but he bumps the back of the train too hard, and the trucks seeing a chance for trickery push Dennis down the hill, and straight into Sidney's trucks of bunting and Bill and Ben's vans of ice-cream before Dennis falls into a lake. Paxton rescues him and takes the train while Dennis, with the help of Norman, sorts out the mess he made, and they both arrive in time for the puppet show.

Characters

  • Bill and Ben
  • Dennis
  • Paxton
  • Norman
  • Sidney
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Donald and Douglas (cameo)
  • Timothy

Trivia

  • This episode is similar to the twelfth season episode, Push Me, Pull You.

Barry Helps Out

Plot

A new black rescue engine named Barry arrives on the island. He is told he can become a part of the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre, hence his engine title. He soon gets to know the first six members of the Ssearch and Rescue Centre. Belle, Flynn, Rocky, Harold, Butch and Captain are only too pleased to meet him.

Sometime after he arrived on the island, Barry learns that three of the earlier Search and Rescue members need his help. Harold has run out of fuel in the middle of a field, Butch has a flat tyre due to some broken glass, and Captain is stuck on a big rock out at sea. Barry knows that Belle, Flynn and Rocky are busy helping out in different areas, and because of this, there is only him to help the others. So first, he collects fuel and brings it to Harold. Next, he brings a spare tyre to Butch. And finally, he pulls Captain of the rock and back into the sea, with a strong rope. Harold, Butch and Captain are only too grateful.

Next day, Barry is praised by Sir Topham Hatt for all his hard work, and he even gets to stay on Sodor as a perament member of the Search and Rescue Centre. The others are glad that he is going to help them, if ever they need it, especially when they're busy.

Characters

  • Belle
  • Flynn
  • Rocky
  • Butch
  • Harold
  • Captain
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)

New Character

  • Barry the Rescue Engine

The Water Race

Plot

Captain is often a busy little lifeboat, and he has never had a day off. But today he is told he can have a day off, as there are no rescues for him to attend to today. Then he sees that there is a new vessel outside his shed, a yellow-and-red jetski named Rolf. He says to Captain that because he is a jetski, he can sail really fast indeed. He even challenges him to a race, if he's up to it. Captain says he'll have to see about it.

A bit later, Captain tells Rolf he thought about a race against the jetski. And he wouldn't mind, as long as there is a winner. Rolf's master Howard, says that the race is on. Rolf sets off at top speed, while Captain goes at his usaul slow pace. Captain is nearly halfway, just as Rolf is nearly at the beach. Rolf had hit something and is running aground. Luckily, Howard is wearing his diving suit so he sets of swimming using long strong strokes, to alert Captain, who is nearer to the finish when Howard reaches him. Howard explains the problem, and Captain sets out to help Rolf. Captain and Howard work out that Rolf hit a big rock, which was keeping him from going any further. Luckily Rolf is not badly damaged, and he and Captain finish the race together. Sir  Topham Hatt who had been watching all the way, says it is the bad water race he has ever seen. And even Captain has to agree.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Captain
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Belle (cameo)
  • Flynn (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Rocky (cameo)
  • Butch (cameo)
  • Harold (cameo)

New Characters

  • Rolf the Red and Yellow Jetski
  • Howard (Rolf's master)

Trevor and the Beavers

Plot

Trevor is one of the busiest traction engines on the whole of Sodor. He is a really hard worker to the core, but best of all he enjoys giving children rides.

One day, Trevor is called to help out at Henry's Forest when some trees are knocked onto the railway lines blocking any engines from getting through. Fergus agrees to help too. The tress are sawed into logs and branches and taken to the Lumber Mill. They work through this for three days, and when the last tree is cleared away, Trevor discovers what has been causing the trees to fall to the ground. He sees two beavers have been collecting wood to build a dam to stop any floods that may happen overnight.

Trevor says to Sir Topham Hatt, that despite being a bit exhausted from sawing timber for three whole days, he worked really hard and is proud of it. Sir Topham Hatt is so pleased, he decides to let Trevor give children rides for a month, while Terence does his other work.

Characters

  • Edward
  • Henry
  • James
  • Fergus
  • Trevor
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Donald and Douglas (cameo)
  • Terence (mentioned)

Bertie and the Mystery Tour

Plot

Bertie likes taking passengers down the lane to places, especially to places he's only ever taken them once or even ones he's never even taken them before.

One day Sir Topham Hatt tells Bertie to collect a group of holidaymakers whom Thomas was supposed to collect but then he had to do Percy's work, while he's at the Steamworks. Bertie asks Sir Topham Hatt where he's taking them, but Sir Topham Hatt tells him, that if he told the little red bus, it wouldn't be a mystery. So Bertie collects the passengers and takes them down the sunny roads.

He takes the passengers to a seaside village where there is an amusement park just not far from the beach. The passengers really enjoy all the rides, and even making sandcastles, swimming in the sea and of course, eating ice-cream. Bertie thinks this is the best mystery tour ever, and even his driver agrees.

Characters

  • Bertie
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Stephen and Bridget Hatt
  • Jasmine Hatt (a fan-made character)
  • Thomas (does not speak)
  • Duck (cameo)
  • Oliver (cameo)
  • Stepney (cameo)
  • Gary, Julie and Russell the Slip Coaches (cameo)
  • Isabel and Dulcie (cameo)
  • Wilma and Betty the Bluebell Coaches (cameo)
  • Toad (cameo)
  • Percy (mentioned)

Mr. Conductor's Birthday

Plot

Diesel 10 is sad because he has never been allowed to intend anyone's birthday party ever. The other diesels try to cheer him up by saying that he might get a chance someday. Diesel 10 wishes he could.

One day, Sir Topham Hatt tells the diesels that the conductor of Shining Time is to Sodor to celebrate his birthday at Ulfstead Castle. And he needs a diesel to help Stephen take the decorations to the castle. He picks Norman to be Stephen's assistant and back engine. Norman sets out to find Stephen.

About halfway to the castle, Norman breaks down, and Stephen refuses to carry on by himself. So Thomas has to collect Norman and take him back to the dieselworks for repairs. So Stephen's driver attempts to flag down Diesel and ask for his help. Diesel refuses saying he is too busy taking diesel oil to the fueling depot, and he won't stop complaining about its smell, even though it's his last load of the day. So Stephen tries asking politely as he can to come back when he's delivered all the fuel, but Diesel says he doesn't want to, and drives away.

Then Arry and Bert come by with a train of quarry rock. Stephen asks if they'll help him to Ulfstead Castle, but Arry and refuse as well, and Bert says they will be too busy with other things, which they say is none of Stephen's buisness.

Paxton and Sidney are next one the scene. So Stephen hopes they'll help him. And when he aks, Sidney says they'd love to, but he and Paxton are busy trying to make up for lost time they've had playing about when they should be working. Now Stephen understands why someone simply couldn't help him, even though he asked politely.

When Diesel 10 hears what the Class 08 Diesels have said, he decides to help Stephen himself. Then Stephen, his crew, and his passengers, including Mr. Conductor and his cousin, are amazed to see Diesel 10 come to help them. But Diesel 10 explains that he was the only diesel available to help Stephen, and that he always wanted to attend a birthday party. So Diesel 10 pushes Stephen and his train all the rest of the way to Ulfstead Castle, where they arrive just before dark. The party is a great success, and Diesel 10 is glad to have finally been a birthday guest.

Characters

  • Stephen
  • Diesel
  • Arry and Bert
  • Diesel 10
  • Paxton
  • Sidney
  • Norman
  • Den and Dart
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Mr. Conductor
  • C. Junior
  • Sir Robert Norramby
  • Thomas (does not speak)
  • Glynn (cameo)
  • Millie (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first appearance of Mr. Conductor and C. Junior since Thomas and the Magic Railroad, and their first appearances in both an episode and CGI.
  • The plot is somewhat similar to the original 1991 version of The Little Engine That Could.

Sigrid and the Brass Band

Plot

Whenever Sigrid of Arlesdale journeys near the lake, she likes to toot her horn there as it echos and has high and low notes, like a tuneful toot, but the other engines thinks it's the worst noise they've ever heard, making Sigird sad.

One morning, Mr. Fergus Duncan announces that Sir Topham and Lady Hatt are visiting the Arlesdale Railway, and the brass band have been invited to play. Rex and Mike deliver tables and chairs and Bert and Jock deliver apples and pears. Sigrid is to take the band on a tour of the Arlesdale Railway. Oliver arrives with the bandstand and hears Sigrid's horn thinking it was very special. After Sigrid left, Fergus Duncan tells her not to return late, but Sigrid was tooting her horn so much, that she didn't hear him. Sigrid soon forgets all about returning on time to the concert. Sigrid decides to take them to the lake, but when she gets there, she runs out of fuel on the causeway.

Oliver arrives with Sir Topham and Lady Hatt, but sees that Fergus Duncan was worried that Sigrid didn't return and everyone was worried. The band was worried that no one will find them, but Sigrid had an idea for the band to play their instruments loudly while she toots his horn, that way someone will know where to find them. They started to play, everyone heard Sigrid and the brass band, and came to the rescue. Sigrid was surprised that no one was telling her to stop tooting her horn. The engines think that Sigrid's sound is a special sounding horn of all. The concert began with Rex, Mike, Bert and Jock blowing their whistles and Sigrid, Frank and the Blister Twins tooting his horn.

Characters

  • Oliver
  • Rex
  • Bert (small railway)
  • Mike
  • Jock
  • Sigrid of Arlesdale
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Mr. Fergus Duncan
  • The Brass Band
  • Frank (does not speak)
  • Blister I and Blister II (do not speak)
  • Toad (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is similar to the Season 9 episode, Tuneful Toots.

Christmas with the Hatt Family

Plot

Jasmine Hatt is very excited because it is her first Christmas with her uncle, Sir Topham Hatt, who is currently telling her that her own grandfather, Sir Lowham Hatt will be coming round too. In fact the whole Hatt family are spending Christmas together. He has even invited Mr. and Mrs. Percival, Lord Callan and the Duke of Duchess of Boxford to lunch. So he and Lady Hatt have had to buy as much food as possible. Thomas has been chosen to collect the extra guests and bring them to the Hatt's mansion.

On the way back from Knapford, Thomas runs into a snowdrift and gets stuck. Luckily Donald and Douglas help him out and make sure he carries on safely to the Hatt's house. And sure enough he gets there without anymore delays.

When Thomas arrives safely, the whole Hatt family (consitng of Sir Topham and Lady Hatt, Stephen, Bridget, Jasmine, Lowham, the Hatt parents, Dowager and Eleanor (Dowager's younger sister, and Sir Topham's aunt)) along with Lord Callan, Mr. and Mrs. Percival, the Duke and Duchess and Sir Robert Norramby sit down for roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, gravy, and of course for dessert, Christmas Puddings. And Jasmine agress that this has been her best Christmas ever.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Stephen and Bridget Hatt
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hatt (Stephen and Bridget's parents)
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Sir Lowham Hatt
  • Jasmine Hatt (a fan-made character)
  • Mrs. Kyndley
  • Mrs. Kyndley's Daughter
  • Lord Callan
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford
  • Mr. and Mrs. Percival
  • Dowager Hatt's Friends
  • Sir Robert Norramby
  • Mr. Gilbert Jones
  • Mrs. Tilly Jones
  • Adam, Bonnie and Chip Jones
  • Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Toby (cameo)
  • Henrietta (cameo)

New Character

  • Eleanor Hatt (Dowager Hatt's sister/Sir Topham Hatt's auntie/Stephen and Bridget's great aunt)

Trivia

  • It is revealed in this episode that Sir Lowham Hatt is Jasmine Hatt's grandfather, and also the birth names of the Duke and Duchess of Boxford which are Otto and Edna, respectively.
  • This is the second time Donald and Douglas have rescued Thomas from snow, the first being Season 2's Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree.
  • The people having tea together include Sir Topham Hatt, Lady Hatt, Stephen and Bridget, their parents, Jasmine, Sir Lowham Hatt, Dowager Hatt, Eleanor Hatt, Mr. and Mrs. Percival, Sir Robert Norramby, Lord Callan, Mrs. Kyndley and her Daughter, The Duke and Duchess of Boxford, Dowager's Friends, Mr. and Mrs. Jones and their children at a total of twenty-five people.
  • This episode would mark the first appearance of Mrs. Kyndley's Daughter in the CGI series.

Patrick Tells a Lie

Plot

It's wintertime and Patrick the Mountain Engine is delivering fuel to the fuel depot on the Culdee Fell Railway. One day, he meets Patrick the Cement Mixer and is quick to tease him for being late. The cement mixer is not in the mood for No.6's teasing; he has to take some children to their party. The mountain engine thinks that two jobs in one day is too much for the cement mixer, who thinks he is much faster than No.6. Patrick decides to challenge this big road vehicle to a fuel delivery competition. No.6 reckons he can get fuel to the villages faster than the Cement Mixer can deliver fuel to the summit. Patrick accepts the challenge and goes off to collect more fuel from Miss Jenny's yard, leaving No.6 feeling a little sheepish. He is worried that he will lose the challenge as the cement mixer is bigger and faster than he is.

Patrick delivers all of the fuel to the villages, only to find the cement mixer back with more fuel trucks. However, not wanting to lose, No.6 tells the cement mixer that he has not brought enough fuel for the villages, so Patrick sets off once again for the Coaling Plant. No.6 makes his deliveries, but once back at the Wharf, there are still many fuell trucks waiting for him even though no more fuel is needed for the mountain villages. So No.6 decides to trick the cement mixer by hiding the remaining fuel trucks out of sight in a siding before he returns.

Patrick is making his way back from the Construction Yard, but he is getting worn out and he's using up a lot of fuel. Patrick is shocked to find No.6 already there, but the cement mixer decides to get even more fuel trucks for No.6 to take. However, Patrick only succeeds in running out of fuel and now he cannot collect the children for their party.

Mr. Percival hears about the cement mixer and informs No.6 about the situation. Patrick is struck with guilt; his trick had made things worse, so he owns up to his prank by telling Mr. Percival. Patrick quickly collects two of the hidden fuel trucks, takes it to the cement mixer, apologises to him about the trick, and tells him that he is Really Useful. However, Patrick tells No.6 that he is Really Useful for bringing the fuel to him. Once his tank is topped up with fuel, Patrick sets off to collect the children and No.6 agrees that they are both Really Useful.

Characters

  • Lord Harry/Patrick
  • Patrick (The Pack)
  • Mr. Percival
  • Ernest (cameo)
  • Wilfred (cameo)
  • Culdee (cameo)
  • Shane Dooiney (cameo)
  • Alaric (cameo)
  • Eric (cameo)
  • Gene the Mountain Diesel (cameo)
  • Catherine (cameo)
  • Amber (Lord Harry's Coach) (cameo)
  • Tracy the Moutain Coach (cameo)
  • Miss Jenny (mentioned)

Trivia

  • The plot is somewhat similar to the tenth sesaon episode, Duncan's Bluff.
  • When Patrick the Cement Mixer speaks to Patrick the Mountain Engine, most of the former's speaking lines refer to the latter as No.6.

Oliver's Difficult Day

Plot

Oliver enjoys working with Isabel, Dulcie and Toad, and he does so nearly every day. But one day, Toad has to be sent to the Steamworks for a new set of front wheels, as he has recently developed a wheel flat. The only spare brakevan available is Samson's brakevan, Bradford. Oliver had never met Bradford before, so Samson tells him to be nice to him.

Oliver collects Isabel and Dulcie and couples Bradford up behind Dulcie. But Bradford complains that he isn't used to passenger trains, and soon starts to cause confusion and delay. Soon becuase of Bradford's officusness, Oliver drops his passengers off at all the wrong stations. And Sir Topham Hatt starts getting complaints from the stationmasters, so many in fact, that he tells Oliver he will shunt trucks until Toad comes back from repairs the next days. Duck sorts out Oliver passengers, while James takes the Slip Coaches for Duck. Oliver feels silly for listening to Bradford, but he just knows it wasn't fair of Bradford to be a nuisance to him. So he decided to explain to Sir Topham Hatt next time he sees him.

Early the next morning, Sir Topham Hatt apologizes to Oliver for blaming him for the mix-up and says that Bradford went back to work with Samson to teach him good manners. And he has even better news, Toad is all fixed so Oliver can collect him and they can work together again. Toad is delighted to see Oliver again, and Oliver takes Toad, Isabel and Dulcie for a long run along the coast to make up their troubles.

Characters

  • Oliver
  • Samson
  • Isabel and Dulcie
  • Toad
  • Bradford
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • James (does not speak)
  • Duck (does not speak)
  • Gary, Julie and Russell the Slip Coaches (do not speak)
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)

Trivia

  • Bradford reveals that he is sometimes refered to as Bradley for a nickname.

Douglas and the Breakaways

Plot

Douglas is sent to take empty trucks to the Other Railway. While the empty trucks behave well, the loaded ones behave badly. One of them makes its axle-box run hot and the others slip on their brakes "accidentally on purpose", causing several delays for Douglas. When Douglas puffs up Gordon's Hill, a coupling snaps and the last ten trucks chase Douglas down the hill. However, as they pass Wellsworth, the trucks slow down and stop.

Characters

  • James
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon (mentioned)
  • The Spiteful Brakevan (mentioned)

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the annual story, Donald and the Breakaways. Donald and Douglas switch roles, so as to get right what the annual story got wrong, which is Donald being accused of crushing the Spiteful Brakevan, when in actuality, it was Douglas who crushed the brakevan.

Harold and the Landslide

Plot

Heavy rains cause a landslide on Duck's Branch Line. Meanwhile, Harold is called to rescue a hiker who has fallen over a cliff by the raging sea. The rescue mission becomes tricky with strong winds blowing in, but at last, the hiker is taken safely to Wellswoth Hospital. Back at Arlesdale, Duck is not pleased as he is not allowed on his branch for a week while the line is repaired. And the Slip Coaches are used on Stepney's Branch Line, while Wilma and Betty are at the Steamworks getting new wheels. After the week is up Stepney is glad to get his old coaches back, while the Slip Coaches are gratefully returend to Duck, who is happy his branch line is now repaired.

Characters

  • Duck
  • Harold
  • Stepney (does not speak)
  • The Slip Coaches (do not speak)
  • Wilma and Betty the Bluebell Coaches (do not speak)
  • Henry (mentioned)
  • Sir Topham Hatt (mentioned)

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the annual story of the same name.
  • A reference to the first season episode, The Sad Story of Henry is made.

Thomas and the Hurricane

Plot

A hurricane is sweeping across Sodor one night, and the next morning, Thomas, Percy, and Toby don't want to leave their shed. Thomas must, however, but he doesn't feel comfortable about the wind. As he passes by Elsbridge, they are shocked to see a game of football being played in the nearby field. When Thomas arrives at Knapford Junction, he sees James, who claims that he isn't afraid of the wind - he soon changes his mind, though, after the wind blows three signals down. Thomas and James are horrified and convince their drivers to advance them up the platform - and it's lucky that they do, for the station roof is blown clean off and sent crashing down on the platform. After being flagged through the station and taking on water, Thomas is finally on his way home. Near Elsbridge, the guard's emergency brake suddenly comes on. Thomas wonders why, although he soon finds out when he sees a huge tree sprawled across the line. He wonders how the guard could see it, when he finds that the football players had warned him. A week later, after the hurricane passes, the Fat Controller holds a party at Elsbridge to celebrate the football players' act.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Daisy
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Terence (does not speak)
  • Bertie (does not speak)

Trivia

  • ​This episode is based on the story of the same name.

Points of No Return

Plot

James wishes he could have a branch line to himself, but as Gordon and Henry point out to him, he wouldn't like the shunting involved. Later that day, when James pulls into Wellsworth station at speed, he is diverted into the bay platform! James' driver applies the brakes and he stops just in time. Unluckily for James, the lock on the points has jammed and he is stuck in the bay platform. Bertie arrives to take the passengers home, but James has to stay on Edward's Branch Line for a few weeks. At first he enjoys it, but soon the routine of shunting bores him and is delighted when the points are mended. Gordon is quick to mention branch lines and shunting when James arrives at the sheds.

Characters

  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Bertie (does not speak)
  • Donald and Douglas (mentioned)
  • BoCo (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the annual story of the same name.
  • References to the first season episode, Off the Rails, and the second season episode, Wrong Road are made.

The Trouble with Sheep

Plot

A stray dog is chasing sheep in the valley and Thomas' driver warns Thomas to be careful. But Thomas is not worried and boasts that if he blows steam at the dog, it will run away. Thomas is soon puffing cheerfully on his branch line when he hears a dog barking. Then, lots of sheep run across the line followed by a black and white sheepdog! Thomas' driver applies the brakes and Thomas grinds to a halt just in time. The dog runs away, but the sheep, confused, just stay on the tracks. The fireman runs off to fetch a shepherd and two sheepdogs to take the sheep back, while the guard checks that nothing runs into the train. Once the sheep have all gone, Thomas tries to set off, but his brakes will not release. The guard goes to the signal box to tell the signalman. Meanwhile Thomas' driver finds that a brake pipe has come loose and reattaches it. Thomas starts off and goes all the way to Elsbridge, where they wait for a while. Thomas is impatient, but his driver reminds him to wait for the all clear from the guard. Then he realises - the guard is still at the signal box! When the guard finally arrives, Thomas apologises, but the guard says it was really the dog's fault.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Terence (cameo)
  • Trevor (cameo)
  • Toby (mentioned)
  • Bertie (mentioned)

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the annual story of the same name.
  • A reference to the fourth season episode, Bulls Eyes is made.

Sidney's Ice-Cream Delivery

Plot

It's the day of the children's annual summer party and all the diesels want the job to take the children. However, to Paxton and Sidney's disappointment, Salty is taking the children. Sidney's job is to collect milk from the dairy and take it to the ice cream factory while Paxton has to collect butter from the other side of Sodor and take it to the bakery. Sidney collects the milk churns and goes slowly, trying to remember where he is supposed to drop the churns off. He goes to the quarry, the docks and even Henry's Forest, not succeeding in seeing anyone in need of milk churns. Sidney goes round the railway for nearly a whole hour trying to remember where he has to leave the milk churns. It it getting late when he finally remembers about the Ice-Cream Factory and goes as fast as possible trying to make up for lost time.

Along the way, Sidney is going so fast that the churns in his trucks rattle about. His next signal is green, so he gets ahead of Salty and carries on to the ice cream factory, neglecting to slow down. At the ice cream factory, the manager is shocked to see the milk is almost butter due to Sidney's careless speeding. Sidney tries to explain about being late due to his forgetfulness, but the manager doesn't care about his excuse. Instead he orders Sidney to get more milk and go slowly. Sidney hurries back to the dairy, only to find a very angry Fat Controller waiting for him. Time is running out, and unless the bakery has enough butter, there will not be enough cakes for the party.

Sidney feels very guilty about the trouble he caused. Halfway on his way back to the ice-cream factory he sees Paxton who has broken down whilst delivering the butter from the farm. So he promises to get help as soon as possible. Once back at the ice cream factory, though ordered to take the almost-buttered milk back to the dairy, Sidney has a much better idea. He goes even faster with the churns of buttered milk all the way back to Paxton and asks if he can use his butter for an important matter. So together, Sidney pushes Paxton and the trucks of butter all the way to the bakery. When the two diesels arrive, the baker is confused to see half the load being milk churns until Sidney tells him to look inside and to the baker's surprise, the buttered milk is now just butter.

Paxton and Sidney return to the Dieselworks, after Sidney has taken on more fuel where the Fat Controller sees him. Paxton is taken in for repairs but, Sidney is worried about getting into trouble again, but the Fat Controller is pleased that, thanks to Sindey's idea, he and Paxton made amends and are sent to the children's summer party as guests of honour.

Characters

  • Salty
  • Paxton
  • Sidney
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Ice-Cream Factory Manager
  • The Diary Manager
  • Dennis (cameo)
  • Norman (cameo)
  • Den (cameo)
  • Dart (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is similar to the ninth season episode, Thomas' Milkshake Muddle.
  • This episode makes the first appearance of the Ice-Cream Factory and its manager, as well as the Diary Manager's first speaking role in the CGI Series.

Diesel's Hyena Nightmare

Plot

Diesel is one of the few engines on Sodor who doesn't usually take likings to animals. Though he does remember the time he saw some ducklings and thought they were so sweet. However he doesn't like the looks of really big animals, especially when they look him in the eye.

One day Diesel has to collect a pack of hyenas for the Sodor Animal Park from Brendam Docks. Diesel has never seen such strange-looking creatures in all his life, but Cranky thinks the hyenas are the ugliest mammals he's ever unloaded. Diesel hopes their ugly looks don't distract him, but one of the big hyenas lets out a wheezy-sounding laughing cackle, which almost makes him jump right off the rails. The hyena keeper explains that the hyenas may be loud, but they're really quite tame, and only cackle when they're being threatened. Diesel still doesn't want to take the inqustive creatues to the Animal Park, so Thomas volunteers to do it for him, to which the keeper agrees.

Diesel still can't get over meeting such unattractive creatures, and thinks about his encounter with the hyenas all through the night, instead of falling asleep. He is still thinking about it at work, and the other diesels ask him what's bothering him. Diesel just tells them it's a long story and decides to keep it top secret. However, Diesel's nightmare gets worse when he falls asleep in early evening. He dreams that he is all on his own in the jungle on no tracks trying to find his way home. He then finds himself up to his axles in quicksand, and big branches fall down on top of him, until all that can be seen of Diesel is his face. Then Diesel hears a high-pitched cackle from a nearby pack of hyenas. The hyenas think Diesel looks very funny, but Diesel thinks they're going to eat him for dinner, and yells "NO! Please don't. I wouldn't taste very nice!", to which he suddenly wakes up. He then realises he's been having an awful dream, and decides to boost his confidence, in order to show that he wasn't really scared in the first place.

When Diesel finds Thomas, he tells him that he is going to overcome his fear of hyenas, by bringing them food in the morning. Thomas is glad Diesel isn't scared of hyenas anymore, and explains that seeing as the ones taken to the Wildlife Park are quite tame, they're obviously not cannibalistic and wouldn't like to eat railway locomotives anyway. Diesel breathes a huge sigh of relief.

The next morning, Diesel bravely makes his way up to the Sodor Animal Park with food for the hyenas. The hyenas are so happy they cackle politely to Diesel. Thomas says he thinks they're saying thanks for the food. And Diesel hoots back saying "You're welcome!" Then Marion passes by, and becomes more terrified of the hyenas than Diesel was. Then she quickly runs away to the Clay Pits. Thomas and Diesel can't help laughing. And Thomas admits that Marion probably saw her worst fear of all just then. Diesel says he knows exactly when he means, saying that this was more scary for Marion when she encountered skunks and raccoons. And Thomas expects it will make Marion less talkative in the future.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Diesel
  • Arry and Bert
  • Paxton
  • Sidney
  • Marion
  • Cranky
  • Norman (cameo)
  • Den (cameo)
  • Dart (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode reveals that hyenas are Marion's biggest phobia, which results in her becoming less talkative and more aware of what she's doing in the future.

Ferdinand and the Turtles

Plot

Ferdinand is working with Bash, Dash and Tara to help build a new animal shelter on Misty Island. When the shelter is completed, Ferdinand is put in charge of finding animals for the shelter. He knows there aren't any animals on Misty Island, so he decides to visit Sodor to look around for some there.

Once on Sodor, Ferdinand explains to Sir Topham Hatt why he is on their island. Sir Topham agrees to let him have a look on Sodor to find the right animals for the Misty Island Shelter. He is puffing through the forest when he sees a big frumpy-shelled turtle slowly crossing the tracks. Ferdinand stops just in time, and the turtle puts its head right into its shell. Ferdinand's driver explains that he could have crushed the turtle's shell if he hadn't stopped in time. Ferdinand apologizes to the turtle. Then Ferdinand sees that the turtle's wife and their baby son haven't even crossed the track, and says he thinks they're looking for a new home, seeing as their old home in the forest had burned down. So the driver agreees they'll be perfect for the animal shelter, and Ferdinand's fireman phones Mr. Gilbert Jones who agrees.

When Ferdinand brings the family of turtles to Misty Island, the other three Logging Locos are pleased to see him. Then the three turtles are put into the animal shelter as its first ever animals to live there. Then Bash, Dash, Tara and Ferdinand are happy that the turtles have find a home.

Characters

  • Ferdinand
  • Bash and Dash
  • Tara the Red Logging Loco (a fan-made character by BiggestThomasFan)
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Ol' Wheezy (cameo)
  • Hee-Haw (cameo)

Stephen and the Emperor's New Clothes

Plot

One afternoon Stephen the Rocket is puffing along humming a merry tune, delivering goods to Stephen and Bridget's school. Then he hears Sir Topham Hatt's grandson crying just outside the school. He says hello to Stephen Hatt, and asks what the matter is. Stephen says hello to the old engine and explains he was going to be the emperor in his class's school play tomorrow night. But he fell over and hurt his knee, and his teacher Bernie Harrison said he couldn't have an important-looking Emperor limping about the stage with a bandage on. The grand engine thinks the idea of being an emperor sounds exciting and asks Sir Topham Hatt's grandson to tell him all about it.

So Stephen Hatt tells the Rocket that the play is about the famous fairy story called 'The Emperor's New Clothes'. Stephen had never had the story before, not even in his youth, so the young boy explains about the vain and foolish Emperor who was tricked by two naughty weavers into wearing a suit of invisible clothes. He even says that the weavers told the Emperor they could make him a very special suit of clothers to wear at the Royal Parade. It would be spun from gold thread. But the really special thing about it was that only wise and very clever people could actually see it! To foolish people the suit was invisible. Stephen says about the trick being that the weavers pretended to spin the suit from gold thread the Emperor gave them, but there was no suit at all, and of course the weavers kept all the gold thread for themselves. Then he explains that the Emperor was most anxious that he, of all people, should not appear a fool. Whenever the weavers came to show him the fine cloth they had spun or to point out the magnificnet details of the suit they had sewn, the Emperor pretended he couldn't see it. And whenever the Emperor sent his Prime Minister or Lord Chancellor or even Members of the Court to see how the weavers were getting on, they all said how fine the suit was. Because of course, they didn't want to appear fools either. But they truth was they couldn't see a thing.

Then Stephen Hatt says that at the end of the story, on the day of the Royal Parade, the foolish Emperor undressed and put on the special suit of clothes Which mean of course, he was completely bare, except for his underpants. And the silly man marched proudly throught the streets so that everyone could see him in his new clothes. Then somebody who hadn't heard about the special suit of clothes shouted "The Emperor hasn't got any clothes on!" Which taught the vain and foolish man a lesson. As for the naughty weavers, they ran off with all the gold thread and were never seen again.

The wise Rocket engine decides that a play about invisible clothes sounds like fun when the Fat Controller's grandson finishes the story. Then the old engine suggests they should put on a play of their own and call it 'Empeor Stephen and the Invisible Clothes', which cheers the young man up straight away. Stephen Hatt asks who they can get to play all the other parts. Stephen says he'll go ask some of the younger engines. And sure enough, it isn't long before he is back again with some of the engines, all eager to join in the fun. Bill and Ben are just perfect for the naughty weavers. Stephen choses Edward for the Prime Minister, Toby for the Lord Chancellor and Thomas and Percy for the Members of the Court. Then of course, they have to learn their lines. Stephen even promises to prompt anyone if they forget their lines.

At last everything is ready. Needless to say Stephen had arranged some more amazing things. He had built a stage with all the lights and scenery at Ulfstead Castle, with the help of Sir Robert Norramby.

Stephen invites his sister, and his friends, who are not going to be in the play, including Bridget Hatt's own three special friends to come and watch. He even remembers to invite his teacher, as well as his parents, his grandparents, and even his grandmother. They are all delighted to hear that young Stephen is going to be the Emperor after all.

The play is a great success, inspite of the fact that when Stephen Hatt marched in the Royal parade in his underpants, he had a slight limp and is wearing a bandage around his knee!

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bill and Ben
  • Stephen
  • Stephen Hatt
  • Bridget Hatt
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hatt (Stephen and Bridget's parents)
  • Velma, Daphne and Chloe (Bridget Hatt's Friends)
  • Bernie Harrison
  • Sir Topham Hatt (does not speak)
  • Lady Hatt (does not speak)
  • Dowager Hatt (does not speak)
  • Eleanor Hatt (does not speak)
  • Sir Robert Norramby (does not speak)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Duck (cameo)
  • Donald and Douglas (cameo)
  • Oliver (cameo)
  • Emily (cameo)
  • Glynn (cameo)
  • Ryan (cameo)
  • Daisy (cameo)
  • Millie (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Henrietta (cameo)
  • Toad (cameo)

Trivia

  • This marks Bernie Harrison's first appearance in a television series episode.
  • This episode marks a few things for Bridget Hatt's Friends.
    • Their first appearance since Season 13's Tickled Pink.
    • Their birth names are revealed to be Velma, Daphne and Connie.
    • They are revealed to be part of Stephen and Bridget Hatt's class.
  • Some of the audience are seen taking photos on cameras during the play.

Ryan's Visitors

Plot

Ryan is looking forward to seeing his three older brothers Lionel, Grover and Shaun as they are coming for a visit on the Harwick Branch Line for a week. Sir Topham Hatt tells him that they have been brought out temporarily to help with the extra week on the Branch Line. Ryan is very excited about working with his brothers for the first time.

Lionel, Grover and Shaun arrive all the way from the Mainland (where they live) on Sodor the next day. Lionel helps Daisy carrry extra passengers to Skiff's railtours. Then Grover helps Ryan with extra goods. Finally Shaun helps both Ryan and Daisy with any extra work they need doing for them.

Ryan enjoys his brothers' company, and they tell him all about the times they've been having which has made life on their lines difficult, thanks to three big diesels named Jake, Horace and Lenny. Because of this, Sir Topham Hatt has decided to bring the three GNR engines to Sodor for a while. Ryan feels sorry for his brothers and hopes the thre diesels are better behaved when they return to their normal railway.

At the end of the week, Sir Topham Hatt tells Ryan's brothers that they have to do their own controller a big favour when they return. He suggets they help one of the big diesels each for a month, and hopefully they'll change their ways. Lionel, Grover and Shaun accept and head back for their branch line. Ryan asks if his brothers will come again to visit soon, and Sir Topham Hatt promises to see what can be done.

Characters

  • Ryan
  • Lionel the Brown GNR Engine
  • Grover the Blue GNR Engine
  • Shaun the Green GNR Engine
  • Daisy
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Skiff (does not speak)
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)

New Characters

  • Jake the Green and Cream BR Class 31 Diesel
  • Horace the Brown Class 52 Diesel
  • Lenny the Green Class 40 Diesel

Trivia

  • This episode makes Lionel, Jamie and Shaun's first appearances in a television series episode.
  • It also reveals that the four GNR Tank Engines were built in this order: Lionel, Grover, Shaun and Ryan, and theofore making Ryan the youngest.

The South American Visitor

Plot

An diesel engine from Argentina named Sonia comes to Sodor for a few days visit. Sir Topham Hatt tells her that she may not be ready yet to start work, and that she may take some getting used to. So Sonia hopes that the engines of Sodor will like her, but when she tries to help the engines keep being mean to her. She tries to tell all of them how nice she is, but none of them listen, except for Salty, Paxton and Sidney. The three Sodor diesels even told them of the time they took on but diesel oil when they had a visit from Wolfgang the Brown Class 11 Diesel. Then Sonia tells them that despite being South American, she knows all about engines from North America. She then mentions that one of the engines in North America, Vinnie, was recently scrapped as punishment for his behaviour at the Great Railway Show. Then Thomas arrives, and asks if Sonia mentioned an engine named Vinnie. Sonia says yes and explains that no engine can be as bad as Vinnie. And hearing that Vinnie was scrapped, Thomas breathes a huge sigh of relief and says that it serves Vinnie right for being a big bully. And before long, all the engines have warmed up to Sonia, and are now good friends with her. Sonia soon has to go home a few days later, but promises to be back very soon.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Emily
  • Salty
  • Paxton
  • Sidney
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Toby (cameo)
  • Dennis (cameo)
  • Norman (cameo)
  • Vinnie (mentioned)
  • Wolfgang the Brown Class 11 Diesel (mentioned)

New Character

  • Sonia the Blue Argentian Diesel

Trivia

  • A reference to the special, The Great Race is made when Sonia mentions about Vinnie being scrapped.

Rusty's Revenge

Plot

Rusty is asked to help out at the harbour, but James does not think that the "rusting" old diesel could prove to be very useful. James has to pull empty trucks to the windmill to be loaded with flour. After collecting the flour, he heads back to the harbour, but the trucks surge forward and James comes off the rails on a bendy line. Flour goes everywhere and Rusty pulls James back to the sheds, where everyone laughs at him. Then Sir Topham Hatt punishes James severley for being mean to Rusty, by having him work at the fishing village for forty days, while Arthur does his usual work.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Rusty
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Arthur (does not speak)
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Sir Handel (cameo)
  • Peter Sam (cameo)
  • Duncan (cameo)
  • Duke (cameo)
  • Bertram (cameo)
  • Freddie (cameo)
  • Mighty Mac (cameo)
  • Luke (cameo)
  • Albert (Mid-Sodor) (cameo)
  • Jim (cameo)
  • Tim (cameo)
  • Jerry (cameo)
  • Atlas and Alfred (cameo)
  • John and Jennings (cameo)
  • Fred (cameo)
  • Zazu the Blue Narrow-Gauge Diesel (a fan-made character) (cameo)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Emily (cameo)
  • Mr. Percival (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the annual story of the same name. It even corrects the error that had the standard-gauge and narrow-gauge engine sharing the same track in the original story.
  • James is punished by being given forty days to work at the fishing village, similar to how Zorran was in quarantine alonside Nantucket for the same amount of days.

Pipe Dreams

Plot

With Burns Night approaching, the Scottish engines tell the other engines all about Scotland. Donald tells Peter Sam about the Loch Ness Monster and this scares him. That night, as he pulls his train, he hears an eerie noise. At the sheds, all is revealed. The noise was in fact the wind whistling through the bagpipes on one of the trucks. When Burns Night arrives, a party is held at Lord Callan's Castle, which makes the Scottish engines very happy.

Characters

  • Percy
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lord Callan
  • Mr. Percival
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Rusty (cameo)
  • Freddie (cameo)
  • Owen (cameo)
  • Merrick (cameo)
  • Stepney (mentioned)

Trivia

  • This story is based on the annual story of the same name.
  • Duncan is transported on a flatbed pulled by Donald in order to attend the pary at the Scottish Castle.
  • A reference to the seventh season episode, Bad Day at Castle Loch is made.

Cars vs. Trucks

Plot

Matt the Mobile Shop Owner works with his red truck Matt, delivering goods to the children of Sodor, and sometimes their parents. He has a good friend named Mickey, who also has convertable mobile shop truck of the same name, painted yellow. However the two trucks, Mickey and Matt don't get on very well with each other, and often get into arguements when they meet. Their owners always try to stop them arguing but they never pay attention to what they're saying.

The two trucks are also friends with two sports cars named Elmer and Ed, painted blue and purple respectively. The two cars don't get on well with each other either. They often argue about who's the fastest, especially when they're racing. They often bump each other off the road, trying to get in front of each other.

One day, Mickey and Matt meet up with Elmer and Ed, and the two pairs of twins boast to each other about who's the best. Then their drivers suggest they race against each other to prove it. The four vehicles agree. And Elmer says they can have the race tomorrow. And Mickey says they got themselves a deal.

When the two cars and the two trucks line up to race the next day, they brag to their twins about who will win. Of course, Mickey and Matt are more sensible than Elmer and Ed, and wait unti the flag is raised. Elmer and Ed however, jump the signal when nobody not even the man with the flag is looking. And both cars argue about who was responsible for making them jump the signal. Mickey and Matt are behind, but they don't mind, because they are following the signs carefully.

About three quarters of the way, several metres ahead of the two trucks, Elmer and Ed run out of fuel. Elmer blames Ed for jumping the signal, while Ed blames Elmer for forgetting to make sure that they took on more fuel before the race. Meanwhile, Mickey and Matt are having an excellent time going up the mountain and looking at such a wonderful view. Mickey then says they should had come across the Car Twins by now. Matt agrees saying they're probably almost at the finish by now.

Then Elmer and Ed hear the sound of two horns honking. It is Mickey and Matt, who ask them why they have stopped. Ed tells them the whole story. And the Truck Twins offer them a can of petrol to settle the arguement. Then the two trucks and the two cars finish the race with no more arguements, and cross the finish line all at the same time. The man with the flag announces that all four of them have won.

Mickey, Matt, Elmer and Ed are all now good friends, and have promised they will never ever argue again. Well, not for a long time anyway.

Characters

  • Matt the Mobile Shop Owner
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Toby (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Henrietta (cameo)

New Characters

  • Mickey the Mobile Shop Owner
  • Mickey the Yellow Truck (a fan-made character thought up by BiggestThomasFan)
  • Matt the Red Truck (a fan-made character thought up by BiggestThomasFan)
  • Elmer the Blue Sports Car (a fan-made character thought up by BiggestThomasFan)
  • Ed the Purple Sports Car (a fan-made character thought up by BiggestThomasFan)

Trivia

  • This episode marks Matt the Mobile Shop Owner's first appearance in a television series episode.

Clang, Bang!

Plot

Early one morning, all is quiet at the Steamworks. Victor and Kevin are fast asllep, when suddenly they are woken up by the loud whistle of an engine passing by. Spencer is visiting on the Mainland and wants everyone to know he has arrived on Sodor.

Victor and Kevin get ready to start work, but Kevin isn't watching where he is going and drops some engine parts, which land with a CLANG!

Meanwhile Spencer has steamed to Tidmouth Sheds, where the engines are still dozing. Spencer then teases Gordon for being lazy, which makes Gordon cross.

Thomas' crew light his fire, and he builts up steam. He has to stop at the Steamworks, so Victor can mend a crack in his funnel. Spencer tries to persuade him to race with him, but Thomas has to decline. Spencer thinks Thomas is just being a scaredy engine.

At the Steamworks, Kevin is still making mistakes. Then Thomas and Spencer puff in. Kevin is so excited to see them he wheels straight into a heap of scrap iron. He then asks Spencer if he needs any help, but Spencer boasts that he never breaks down.

Kevins wants to show he strong he is, but he hooks on too much at once, and the load is so heavy, it drops right in front of Spencer. Spencer then yells at Kevin for his clumsiness, but then Victor asks him if he has a job to do. So Spencer slips quietly away.

Later, Spencer passes Gordon with the express. Gordon says hello to him, but when Spencer tries to reply, no sound comes out, because he has lost his voice. Gordon thinks Spencer is being rude.

Spencer arrives at Great Waterton to pick up the Duke and Duchess of Boxford. When he reaches to station, Sir Topham and Lady Hatt are waiting there too. The Duke and Duchess climb into their coach, and Spencer steams off again.

When Spencer puffs into the shed that night, Gordon is telling the others how rude he's been that day. James declares he needs to learn some manners, but Thomas is surprised, as he thinks Spencer would had been sorry for being rude. Spencer then goes to sleep feeling very worried.

The next morning, Spencer is still worried. His funny feels funny and he still can't speak. He knows he can't go to the Steamworks to be fixed because of how unkind he was to Kevin the day before. So he sets of to collect the Duke and Duchess so they can catch their ferry. He is going along nicely until, suddenly, he stops with a splutter. Now Spencer has run out of water too!

When Spencer tries to whistle, the only sound that comes out is a funny muffled sound. Luckily for Spencer, Geoff the Works Diesel is passing by, and has heard the funny whistle. He then pulls Spencer to the Steamworks to be fixed. Spencer feels very relieved at this.

Kevin gives Spencer a nice long drink of water, while Geoff mends Spencer's whistle. Then Kevin finishes his jobs carefully, without a single clang. Soon, Spencer feels much better. He then apologizes to Victor and Kevin for being rude. Afterwards, he collects the Duke and Duchess and arrives at the Docks in time for the ferry.

Now Kevin and Spencer are now best friends. Spencer always visits Kevin whenever he comes to visit Sodor - and he never shouts.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Spencer
  • Geoff the Works Diesel
  • Victor
  • Kevin
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford
  • Lady Hatt (does not speak)
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Celia and Julius (Spencer's coaches) (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode takes place sometime after BiggestThomasFan's episode idea, New Friend at the Steamworks.
  • This episode is based on the My Thomas Story Library book, Kevin.

Stepney and Boxhill

Plot

Stepney, Bluebell, Primrose, Adams, Cromford and Captain Baxter have been working very well together for about six months now. Then one day, Stepney's driver recieves a letter from Stepney's old controller saying that he would like to come and visit Stepney's branch line next week. Stepney is only to glad to accept.

The next Wednesday, Stepney sees an engine which looks very much like him approaching in the distance. Then a figure waves from the engine's cab to him. The engine is of course Stepney's brother Boxhill who whistles cheefully to him. And Stepney's Controller climbs down from his cab, and says he asked if he and Boxhill could visit his branch line for the next seven days, and Stepney is happy to have them see the wonderfil sights along his line, as well as meeting his old Bluebell friends who have joined Sodor since their old controller moved onto a new job, as well as his coaches, Wilma and Betty. Boxhill even mentions he was given three coaches of his own, when Wilma and Betty were purchased by the North Western Railway. The coaches introduce themselves as Callum, Tina and Otto.

For Wednesaday to Friday, Boxhill is sent to work with Bluebell and Primrose delivering goods to the children's school party. On the weekend, he helps Adams and Cromford take guests to a wedding anniversary. On Monday he and Captain Baxter deliver paint to the Sodor hardware shop. And on Tuesday, his last day, he is free to go for a run with Stepney and his coaches. Boxhill then thanks his brother and their friends for all the things he's done for them and then sets off back to the National Railway Museum with Steoney's old controller waving goodbye from his cab.

Trivia

  • Stepney
  • Bluebell and Primrose
  • Adams
  • Cromford
  • Captain Baxter
  • Wilma and Betty the Bluebell Coaches
  • Stepney's Controller

New Characters

  • Boxhill
  • Callum, Tina and Otto (Boxhill's Coaches)

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first physical appearance of Stepney's Controller in the TV Series

Tracy's Funny Day

Plot

Gene's coach, Tracy is given the job of taking taking climbers to the highest mountain on the Culdee Fell Railway. An Australian tram, also named Tracy, arrives and asks the Mountain Coach her name. Tracy replies, and the tram says she finds this a coincidence. The coach takes offence at this and is determined to prove the Australian tram wrong. Instead of going directly to to the Mountain Station to pick up the climbers, the two Tracys decide to race around the Island delivering as many passengers as possible in one day. Gene tries to convince his coach otherwise, but Tracy firmly says she will not change his mind.

When they finally arrive at the Mountain Station, Alaric and his coach, Miranda, have already picked up the climbers and is now taking them to the mounains. Tracy the coach sees another opportunity to show the tram how fun going down mountains can be be and suggests that they chase after Alaric. The small tram thinks this is great fun, but Alaric and Miranda soon outrun them. A worried mountain coach decides that it is best to contact the signalman to get a message to the climbers, but Tracy the tram tells her that it would not be fun. The coach then suggests taking a new load of passengers to a better destination. Tracy likes this idea and they soon arrive at back at the summit.

The two Tracys go back where they first met that morning later that day, but then Mr. Walter Richards arrives and in not pleased with what he has heard: Tracy and Gene were supposed to pick up the climbers. Tracy has an idea, he suggests that Mr. Walter Richards give her and Gene a second chance to collect the people for their climb in the mountains the next day, if she promises to set out early. Mr. Richards agrees.

The next day, Tracy the Tram arrives early with a few extra passengers for Gene and his coach, just in case of emergenices. And in the end, the Australian tram agrees with her mountain friend coach that being really useful is fun after all. And Gene and Tracy make it to the mountains with no delay at all. Then Mr. Richards says he really useful they are.

Characters

  • Alaric
  • Gene the Mountain Diesel (a fan-made character by BiggestThomasFan)
  • Miranda, Alaric's coach
  • Tracy the Mountain Coach (a fan-made character by BiggestThomasFan)
  • Mr. Walter Richards
  • Ernest (cameo)
  • Wilfred (cameo)
  • Culdee (cameo)
  • Shane Dooiney (cameo)
  • Patrick (moutain engine) (cameo)
  • Eric (cameo)

New Character

  • Tracy the Australian Tram

Trivia

  • This episode is partly similar to the fourteenth season episode, Charlie and Eddie.

The Arrival of Nicola and Maurice

Plot

It is a sunny day on the Arlesdale Railway, and Mr. Fergus Duncan is trying to keep up to his timetable, but there are more and more passengers each day. Then Bert suggests the Small Controller buy another engine or two for his railway. Mr. Fergus Duncan was thinking about that but he can't seem to find the sorts he needs.

Then Mike is delivering some trucks of ballast when he sees in a nearby scrapyard, two diesels he'd never seen before. He goes to have a closer look. The dark green diesel introduces herself as Nicola, while the red one says his name is Maurice. They then tell Mike about the times they used to have pulling coaches and trucks on another minimum-gauge railway on the Mainland, and then other engine began to take over their work, so they were sent in the scrapyard for sixteen years. Mike feels sorry for them at once, and wants to help them. So he goes to tell the Small Controller about the two diesels.

The Small Controller is overjoyed when Mike tells him about Nicola and Maurice. And all the other engines whistle and blast their horns for Mike. And even Rex phrases Mike for his good thinking. The next day, Naomi and Maurice are restored and purchased for the Arlesdale Railway. Nicola is set to mostly work with Rex, Bert, Mike and Jock while Maurice normally helps Frank, Sigird of Arlesdale and the Blister Twins. So now all the minimum-gauge engines are happy once again.

Characters

  • Rex
  • Bert (small railway)
  • Mike
  • Frank
  • Sigird of Arlesdale
  • Mr. Fergus Duncan
  • Jock (do not speak)
  • Blister I and Blister II (do not speak)
New Characters
  • Nicola the Green Minimum-Gauge Diesel
  • Maurice the Red Minimum-Gauge Diesel

Peter Sam's Old Friend

Plot

Peter Sam has been working on the Skarloey Railway ever since he joined. Out of all the engines on the Railway, he has chatted with the Refreshment Lady the most. One day the Refreshment Lady says she hasn't seen her tea coach for over a decade, and fears it might had been scrapped. Peter Sam is sure this can't be right, and decides to investigate.

A bit later, Peter Sam had to deliver passengers to Lakeside. But when he tries to start after the passengers have got off, he pops a piston, so Rusty has to take him to the Steamworks, while Bertram takes his coaches. When he is dropped off, he sees a familair-looking coach. There is his old friend, Bernard the Refreshment Coach. And then there are chatting happily while Peter Sam is being repaired, and Bernard says he has been left at the Narrow-Gauge Scrapyard for nearly a decade. But then some perservation people found him, and sent him to the Steamworks to be restored. Peter Sam then asks if Bernard would like to be back in business with the Refreshment Lady soon, and he says it might be a possibility.

A few days later, not only is Peter Sam is repaired, but Bernard is restored and given a fresh coat of paint. Then Peter Sam and Bernard proudly make their way back to the Skarloey Railway where the Refreshment Lady is waiting. She is overjoyed to see her teashop on her wheels looking as neat as a new pin and can't wait to get back in business with him. And from that day on, Bernard and his owner continue working on the Skarloey Railway for years.

Characters

  • Peter Sam
  • Rusty
  • Bernard the Refreshment Coach
  • The Refreshment Lady
  • Bertram (does not speak)
  • Victor (does not speak)
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Sir Handel (cameo)
  • Duncan (cameo)
  • Duke (cameo)
  • Freddie (cameo)
  • Mighty Mac (cameo)
  • Proteus (cameo)
  • Luke (cameo)
  • Fred (cameo)
  • Albert Mid-Sodor (cameo)
  • Jim (cameo)
  • Tim (cameo)
  • Jerry (cameo)
  • Atlas and Alfred (cameo)
  • John (cameo)
  • Jennings (cameo)
  • Zazu the Blue Narrow-Gauge Diesel (cameo)
  • Kevin (cameo)
  • Mr. Percival (cameo)

Trivia

  • This is the first time the Refreshment Coach has had a face, as well as its first appearance since its debub.
  • References to the fourth season episode, Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady and the seventh season episode, The Refreshment Lady's Teashop are made.

A New Narrow-Gauge Girl

Plot

Sir Albert Thompson has owned Georgia, Becky, Donna, Mary and Angela for over two decades now. And even though he is proud of his engines, he could still use a sixth one on his railway. One evening he is talking to the five engines he currently owns. Georgia asks her what Mr. Thompson is thinking, and he explains that he is looking for another engine on his railway but he has no idea where to find one. Becky asks if their crews could be of any help to him, but he doesn't need any help, at least not at the moment.

In the morning, Donna sees that two narrow-gauge diesels have arrived on the railway to help out for a few days. One of the diesels is dark green and named Oscar, the other is brown and named Elliott. They don't like being nice very much, but don't reveal it to Donna, and lie that they are nice polite diesels. Donna believes them, and carries on her way.

Later, Mary asks Sir Albery Thompson if he has found another engine yet, but he is still looking, as no one is sure they want to sell an engine to him. Mary hopes he gets an idea soon.

The next day, Angela sees that Oscar and Elliot are picking on an orange narrow-gauge steamie named Marie and calling her names. Angela believes Marie is the sort of engine Sir Albert Thompson has been looking for all this time, and decides to tell him.

Angela tells Mr. Thompson about the orange engine and how Oscar and Elliott have been mean to her. She even tells him, she saw the two diesels push her right off the track, and now she needs help. Sir Albert Thompsons now realizes that Oscar and Elliot are mean diesels after all, and sends they away for being mean to Marie. Then Marie is sent to be repaired, and a few days later she permanently joins the narrow-gauge railway on the mainland.

Characters

  • Georgia the Red Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Becky the Yellow Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Donna the Blue Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Mary the Green Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Angela the Violet Narrow-Gauge Diesel
  • Sir Albert Thompson
  • Flying Scotsman (cameo)
  • Green Arrow (cameo)
  • Mallard (cameo)
  • Jinty and Pug (cameo)

New Characters

  • Marie the Orange Narrow-Gauge Engine (a fan-made character by BiggestThomasFan)
  • Oscar the Dark Green Narrow-Gauge Diesel (a fan-made character by BiggestThomasFan)
  • Elliott the Brown Narrow-Gauge Diesel (a fan-made character by BiggestThomasFan)

Triva

  • This is the first episode to introduce fan-made characters thought up by another user, in this case BiggestThomasFan.

The Return of the Old Narrow-Gauge Coaches

Plot

Sir Albert Thompson's six engines, Georgia, Becky, Donna, Mary, Angela and Marie have been working together since Marie had joined the Narrow-Gauge Railway on the Mainland. They have been taking trucks for the past few months and aren't getting many passenger duties. Then one summer evening, Skarloey, Sir Handel and Peter Sam visit their railway, and tell the six female engines about the coaches they used to pull when they were on their original railway in Wales. Skarloey says he used to pull a first class coach named Agnes, three third class coaches named Ruth, Lucy and Jemima and a guards van named Beatrice. Peter Sam remembers he had a smaller guards van named Cora when he pulled the most. Sir Handel even explains about Gertrude and Millicent who he said where the only real coaches they had, asides from Millicent having a cupboard for her guard to travel in, ironically of course. Then the three Skarloey engines sigh, saying these have not been seen for years, and they long to see them again if they can.

The next day, after Skarloey, Peter Sam and Sir Handel have gone home, the six female engines ask Sir Albert Thompson if he needs any proper coaches for their railway. Sir Albert says 'yes', although he doesn't know where to find any. Even Marie longs for some coaches of her own, then she has an idea and asks Sir Albert if the eight coaches their last night's visitors had told them about can be restored. Sir Albert says he'll have to think about it.

Back on the Skarloey Railway, Peter Sam is taking Ada, Jane and Mabel for a passenger run, and asks them if they remember the other coaches that used to be on their railway. The three open-topped coaches say they do vagically, but that was long ago. Then Peter Sam's driver receives a call from Sir Albert Thompson asking if the other old coaches can be restored for the Narrow-Gauge Railway. Peter Sam's driver agrees to see what he can do and speaks to Mr. Percival, who accepts.

A few days later, Neville arrives on the Mainland with some flatbeds with eight old narrow-gauge coaches on them. Georgia, Becky, Donna, Mary, Angela and Marie see that they are the coaches that used to work on the railway in Wales. Then the six engines are given their own coaches. Georgia chooses Agnes, Becky goes for Ruth, Mary picks Lucy, Angela chooses Jemima and Beatrice, Marie picks Cora and Donna says she would love to look after Gertrude and Millicent. And the eight coaches are glad to finally be back in working order.

Characters

  • Neville
  • Skarloey
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Georgia the Red Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Becky the Yellow Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Donna the Blue Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Mary the Green Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Angela the Violet Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Marie the Orange Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Ada, Jane and Mabel
  • Mr. Percival
  • Sir Albert Thompson
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Rusty (cameo)
  • Duncan (cameo)
  • Freddie (cameo)
  • Duke (cameo)
  • Bertram (cameo)
  • Mighty Mac (cameo)
  • Proteus (cameo)
  • Luke (cameo)
  • Fred (cameo)
  • Albert (Mid-Sodor) (cameo)
  • Jim (cameo)
  • Tim (cameo)
  • Jerry (cameo)
  • Atlas and Alfred (cameo)
  • John and Jennings (cameo)
  • Zazu the Blue Narrow-Gauge Diesel (cameo)

New Characters

  • Agnes
  • Ruth
  • Lucy
  • Jemima
  • Beatrice
  • Cora
  • Gertrude and Millicent

The Old Narrow-Gauge Brakevans

Plot

One day Luke and Jim are delivering stones from the Blue Mountain Quarry. Along the way, they are discussing the times they had with their own narrow-gauge brakevans. Luke remembers he had a brown brakevan named Randy, who always got on well with his mates back on his railway in Ireland (all of which are scrapped now, before Luke made a quick escape). And he hasn't seen or heard from him for a very long time. Then Jim remembers his brakevan named Cletus who was painted grey, and always got the trucks to behave in a stricit manner.

A few days later Luke is passing the Narrow-Gauge Scrapyard when he sees that the two brakevans (which he thought he recognized) have been on a siding for years. Randy and Cletus tell him all about it. They explain that two narrow-gauge diesels, Roy and Curits, who are painted hot pink and black respectively, sent them to the scrapyard for over two decades, and that they haven't even been looked at since then. Luke wants to think of a solution, then he has an idea. He meets up with Jim again, and they go to find Mr. Percival, and tell him about their old brakevans. He then sees that Roy and Curtis have followed them, as they heard the brakevans talking to Luke, and scolds the two diesels for trying to scrap the two old vans and sends them back to the Mainland. Then he says to Luke and Jim that he'll have the brakevans restored the next day.

So the next day, Randy and Cletus are sent to the Steamworks for restoration and repair, and a few days later, they are as good as new. Luke, Jim and all the other narrow-gauge engines are delighted to see the old brakevans have finally been restored. Then everyone cheers for the two vans.

Characters

  • Luke
  • Jim
  • Mr. Percival
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Sir Handel (cameo)
  • Peter Sam (cameo)
  • Rusty (cameo)
  • Duncan (cameo)
  • Duke (cameo)
  • Freddie (cameo)
  • Bertram (cameo)
  • Mighty Mac (cameo)
  • Proteus (cameo)
  • Fred (cameo)
  • Albert (Mid-Sodor) (cameo)
  • Tim (cameo)
  • Jerry (cameo)
  • Atlas and Alfred (cameo)
  • John and Jennings (cameo)
  • Zazu the Blue Narrow-Gauge Diesel (a fan-made character) (cameo)

New Characters

  • Roy the Hot Pink Narrow-Gauge Diesel
  • Curtis the Black Narrow-Gauge Diesel
  • Randy the Brown Narrow-Gauge Brakevan
  • Cletus the Grey Narrow-Gauge Brakevan

The Search for the Lost Rail-Trolley

Plot

All the engines on the Skarloey Railway have made several friends throughout the years, including the other Mid-Sodor engines sinced they joined Sodor. But Mr. Percival has one little problem. He remembers he used to own a petrol driven trolley named Mark V, whom sadly disappeared a long time ago.

One day, Skarloey asks Mr. Percival what he's thinking. And the Thin Controller explains about the petrol trolley he used to ride to get around Sodor. Then Skarloey has an idea, and decides to get all the engines on the railway together to search for the old trolley, to which they all agree.

The engines search day and night until they find a disused tunnel and then a voice inside says "Who's there?". And sure enough, there is Mark V, the old petrol trolley. Then he tells the engines he has been boarded inside the tunnel for years, and when they were taken down, nobody wanted to buy him, and so he stayed there for even longer, with no one but two diesels named Francis (painted dark grey) and Mort (painted biege) for company. But now he's glad he's finally going to rejoin the Skarloey Railway. And Mr. Percival is overjoyed to finally see his petrol driven trolley again. Then he sends Francis and Mort away for being mean to Mark V.

A few days later, Mark V is restored and officially becomes part of the Skarloey Railway, once again.

Characters

  • Skarloey
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Duke
  • Bertram
  • Mighty Mac
  • Luke
  • Albert (Mid-Sodor)
  • Jim
  • Atlas and Alfred
  • Zazu the Blue Narrow-Gauge Diesel (a fan-made character)
  • Mr. Percival
  • Rheneas (does not speak)
  • Rusty (cameo)
  • Freddie (cameo)
  • Proteus (cameo)
  • Fred (cameo)
  • Tim (cameo)
  • Jerry (cameo)
  • John and Jennings (cameo)

New Characters

  • Mark V
  • Francis the Dark Grey Narrow-Gauge Diesel
  • Mort the Biege Narrow-Gauge Diesel

The Reform of Jake, Horace and Lenny

Plot

Ryan's brothers have recently returned to the Mainland, and have been asked to work with three big diesels for a while. Lionel has to work with a green and cream one named Jake, Jamie is assigned to work with a brown one named Horace and Shaun has been chosen to work with a green all-over diesel named Lenny. The three big diesels are rather mean and have often tended to pick on Lionel, Jamie and Shaun since their arrival on the Mainland. So the three GNR tank engines have to teach Jake, Horace and Lenny some manners.

Every time one of Ryan's brothers tries to be polite to one of the diesels they always say rude thins to them. Luckily a new blue and yellow diesel named Sebastian has recently been purchased for the Mainland, while Lionel, Jamie and Shaun were gone. And he is happy to help the GNR engines show the three other diesels how important manners are. In the end, Jake, Horace and Lenny are better-behaved diesels, are much too kind too busy working to think of bad words or rude names to say or call Ryan's brothersWell, most of the time anyway. And now everyone is happy.

Characters

  • Lionel the Brown GNR Tank Engine
  • Grover the Blue GNR Tank Engine
  • Shaun the Green GNR Tank Engine
  • Jake the Class 31 Diesel
  • Horace the Class 52 Diesel
  • Lenny the Green Diesel
  • Ryan (does not speak)
  • Pierce the Tram Engine (cameo)
  • Lee the Tram Engine (cameo)
  • Napoleon the Tram Engine (cameo)

New Character

  • Sebastian the Class 70 Diesel

Trivia

  • The beginning of this episode foreshadows Ryan's Visitors.

Returns from Old Friends

Plot

Sir Topham Hatt is sitting in his office thinking of all the papers he has to sign. He sighs to himself thinking he could use a few more engines on his railway to help out with the extra work. Then Percy and Thomas arrive at Knapford. They can hear Sir Topham Hatt talking through his office window. Thomas then asks Percy if he knows of any engines who could be purchased for the North Western Railway. Percy thinks he has an idea, but he says it will have to wait until tonight to tell the other engines.

That night at Tidmouth Sheds, Percy begins telling the engines about his old friends at the workshop including a black tender engine named Tony, a blue tank engine named Sunli, a red tender engine named Binky and a green tender engine named Barney. And Percy says he misses those four very much and hopes to see them again very soon. Then Thomas asks if those were the engines Percy had in mind to help keep Sir Topham Hatt's railway running. And Percy believes he did mean them. So this gives Thomas an idea.

The next day Thomas speaks to Sir Topham Hatt about Percy's old friends and asks if he can have them brought to Sodor, so they can not only be back in service, but also keep the railway running. Sir Topham Hatt agress and contacts the Workshop Owner. The Workshop Owner agress to let his engines join the railway, especially since the workshop is about to close down, due to going bust the past month. Sir Topham Hatt is delighted.

Then Percy is glad to welcome his old friends to the railway. Sir Topham Hatt assigns for Tony and Binky to pull express coaches, while Sunli and Barney help out with the goods. Soon everyone is happy again.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Emily (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)

New Characters

  • Tony the Black Tender Engine
  • Sunli the Blue Tender Engine
  • Binky the Red Tender Engine
  • Barney the Green Tender Engine

Alfie and the Christmas Lights

Plot

Everyone in the market square is getting ready for the grand Christmas Holiday Festival. The Mayor of Sodor has put up six enormous Christmas trees in the middle of the square, and some of the children are helping to decorate each tree. Jack and Alfie have brought all the decorations they could find.

Alfie then asks where all the Christmas lights are. The Mayor sadly explains that Buster was helping them last year and that he managed to squash last year's tree, and get tangled in the wires, and run over all the light bulbs. This means there isn't a single Christmas light left in the market square. Jack then begins to feel very miserable, and Alfie says it is a very serious manner, and that something should be done about it.

Alfie goes for a drive to try and think of a way to help. He is passing through Maithwaite Forest, when he meets Ned, who asks him what is wrong. Alfie explains about the Christmas lights, and Ned feels sorry for him. Then Nelson comes along and wonders why Alfie looks so miserable. When Alfie explains the story, Nelson looks rather miserable too.

Alfie goes around nearly the whole afternoon trying to think of an idea. He has nearly reached the construction yard when he suddenly runs out of fuel. Luckily, Miss Jenny is nearby polishing her land rover Boris. After Miss Jenny tells Boris he'll be sparkling like new in no time, Boris explains that he just noticed Alfie looking rather sad about something. So Miss Jenny asks Alfie what's bothering him, and Alfie tells her about the broken Christmas lights, and that he ran out of fuel. Miss Jenny then comes up with a solution, and tells Alfie to leave it to her, and after bringing Alfie a new fuel can, she drives off in Boris. Then Alfie, feeling better his tank's now full again, goes off to ask Kelly to invite the rest of the Pack to the Market Square, and that he has the most important job of all, putting the gold stars on the top of all the trees.

Miss Jenny had managed to buy all the Christmas lights that were left at the hardware store, enough for all six of the Market Square trees, while Alfie and Kelly went around telling the other Pack members what was happening at the Market Square. This cheers up all their friends immediately. And even Max and Monty are impressed by this. And the Christmas trees simply look more wonderful, decorative and colourful than last year. All the children and even the Mayor are delighted. When Kelly puts the sixth gold star on the last tree, Alfie wishes everyone a very Happy Christmas.

Characters

  • Nelson
  • Jack
  • Alfie
  • Kelly
  • Ned
  • Boris the Land Rover
  • Miss Jenny
  • The Mayor of Sodor
  • Max and Monty (do not speak)
  • Buster (does not speak)
  • Oliver (The Pack) (cameo)
  • Byron (cameo)
  • Penny the Pink Grader (a fan-made character by BiggestThomasFan; cameo)
  • Nigel (cameo)
  • Isabella (cameo)
  • Patrick (cameo)

Trivia

  • This is the first time Miss Jenny's Land Rover has been seen with a face.

Beresford's Christmas

Plot

Beresford is a blue gantry crane who doesn't talk to the engines on the Mainland very often. But the time he feels more lonely than any other is at Christmas. One day, when Theo and Lexi are puffing past to collect goods for the Christmas party at the Steelworks, Beresford says he wishes he could have someone to talk to at Christmas. Then Theo has an idea.

Later, back at the steamworks, Theo and Lexi are discussing with Merlin, Hurricane and Frankie what to do to get Beresford in the Christmas spirit. They decide to get together all the engines on the mainland and sing a special song for him.

Later Ivo Hugh, the Mainland's Narrow-Gauge No.7 is pulling his coaches, Rasmus and Sean, when he sees an old green narrow-gauge coach who likes exactly like his. The coach calls out to them, and Sean and Rasmus realize that it's their old friend, Mildred, who has been left on a siding for about twenty years before the two male coaches were given to Ivo Hugh. Ivo promises to speak to Sir Albert Thompson about having her restored, and he agrees.

For the few next days, while Mildred and an old brown female tender engine named Rosemary are being restored, Merlin, Lexi, Theo, Frankie, Hurricane, with the help of Sheldon, Jake, Horace, Lenny, Brenda, Carter and Wolfgang, and even Georiga, Becky, Donna, Mary, Angela, Marie and Ivo Hugh prepare to have a Christmas party part-time at the Steelworks, and part-time at Beresford's gantry. And on Christmas Eve, Linda and Mildred are fully restored and back in function.

Then when Ivo Hugh pulls Rasmus, Sean and his third coach Mildred to take Carolers to the Mainland Church, the other narrow-gauge engines take spare lights to put on Beresford. Then all the Mainland engines sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas!" to Beresford, who is glad he's finally had a proper Christmas party. Then Linda becomed No.8 on the Narrow-Gauge Mainland Railway.

Characters

  • Theo
  • Lexi
  • Merlin
  • Hurricane
  • Frankie
  • Ulli, Clive, Kenny, Andreas, Eustace and Olaf the Mainland Diesels
  • Carter/D261
  • Sheldon/D199
  • Wolfgang the Brown Class 11 Diesel
  • Brenda the Dark Blue Class 14 Diesel
  • Jake the Green and Cream Class 31 Diesel
  • Horace the Brown Class 52 Diesel
  • Lenny the Green Class 40 Diesel
  • Jinty
  • Pug
  • Mallard
  • Green Arrow
  • Duchess of Hamilton
  • Iron Duke
  • Georgia the Red Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Becky the Yellow Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Donna the Blue Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Mary the Green Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Angela the Violet Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Marie the Orange Narrow-Gauge Engine
  • Ivo Hugh
  • Rasmus and Sean (Ivo Hugh's coaches)
  • Beresford
  • Sir Albert Thompson
  • Lionel, Grover and Jamie (Ryan's brothers; cameo)
  • Pierce, Lee and Napeleon (Toby's brothers; cameo)
  • D31120 (cameo)
  • 10751/Boomer (cameo)
  • Digby the Green Diesel (cameo)
  • The Mainland Controller (cameo)
New Characters
  • Rosemary the Orange-Brown Narrow-Gauge Tender Engine
  • Mildred the Green Narrow-Gauge Coah

Trivia

  • This episode takes place after BiggestThomasFan's fan-made mini-series episode idea, A Redemption for Christmas.
  • This is the first time one of the new Mainland diesels from Journey Beyond Sodor has been refered to by name, in this case Olaf.

Dustin Comes in First

Plot

A big blizzard has hit the Island of Sodor and even with their snowploughs the engines on the railway find it difficult to plough the snow, so Sir Topham Hatt calls in Dustin, a snow removal engine. Dustin does well clearing the snow, but after the snow melts, he is not needed. He decides to wait in his shed until he is needed again.

In the summer, everyone is already preparing for the Fall Festival, which includes a railway race to raise money for charity. Thomas decides to try to get Dustin to pitch in. He tells him that a load of sugar has spilled at the ice cream factory and asks him to clear the mess. However, the grains of sugar get jammed in his fan and he ends up getting extremely sticky. Discouraged, Dustin returns to his shed.

A few weeks later, Thomas is asked by Sir Topham Hatt to shunt trucks filled with apples to the cider mill in preparation for the Fall Festival. Thomas asks Dustin to help him, but Dustin is unsure; as he does not have front buffers, he finds it difficult to push the trucks. He bumps the first truck, but accidentally crushes the load with his fan. He is extremely upset and says that he does not want to participate in the charity race. Dustin returns to his shed and does not intend to come out until winter.

That night, a storm occurs, blowing down debris all over the island. The route for the charity race is covered in tree branches, meaning that the line has to be cleared before the race can happen.

The next morning, Thomas arrives at Dustin's shed and tells him that the tracks need to be cleared for the race. Dustin clears the tracks from the start to the finish line, but stops just short of the finish line. Sir Topham Hatt tells him to keep going, so he crosses the finish line. Dustin is then given the first place trophy for both clearing the tracks and finishing the race first.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Percy
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Dowager Hatt
  • The Mayor of Sodor
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Toby (cameo)
  • Emily (cameo)
  • Spencer (cameo)
  • Hiro (cameo)
  • Connor (cameo)
  • Caitlin (cameo)
  • Henrietta (cameo)
  • Cranky (cameo)
  • Stephen and Bridget Hatt (cameo)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hatt (cameo)
  • The Brass Band (cameo)
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford (cameo)
  • Mr. Percival (cameo)
  • The Ginger-Haired Boy (cameo)
  • The Blond-Haired Boy (cameo)
  • The Bird Watcher (cameo)
  • The Photographer (cameo)
  • Dowager Hatt's Friends (cameo)
  • Two Schoolboys (cameo)
  • The Great Composer (cameo)
  • The Lady with the Big Hat (cameo)
  • The Female Puppet Show Entertainer (cameo)
  • The Great Railway Show Judge (cameo)
  • Jasmine Hatt (a fan-made character) (cameo)
  • Eleanor Hatt (a fan-made character) (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode is based on the book of the same name.

A Birthday Party for Nancy

Plot

Nancy is excited about her birthday which is coming up in five days time on Christmas Day. She hopes her parents will be there on time, but to her disappointment her father, Callum the Guard, tells her his wife is at the hospital having a baby, and may not be able to get back in time for their daughter's birthday.

The next day, Nancy has to do her usual routine of polishing the Skarloey engines. Then Skarloey asks her why she looks upset, and Nancy explains that her mother won't make it back from the hospital in time for her birthday. Peter Sam exclaims how awful it sounds, all the other engines agree. Then Freddie decides he really wants to help cheer Nancy up. So he goes for a drive in the Mountains to try and think of a good idea.

Freddie tries his hardest for two days to think of a really good idea. As he is passing the wharf on the third day, his friend Colin asks why he looks so glum. Freddie tells him the story about Nancy's mother. And Colin explains that she sent a letter from the hospital saying the baby is on the way, and hopefully it will arrive at Nancy's house in the morning. Freddie feels better at once, and tells the other engines the good news.

When Nancy and Callum are having breakfast the next day, they hear the horn of a vehicle outisde. Nancy's father goes to see, and there is Tom Tipper the Postman. He says he has a letter for Nancy. And Callum thanks Mr. Tipper for the latter, then the postman heads back to his post van, to carry on his route. He even bets himself a mug of hot chocolate would be what he deserves when he gets back home.

When Tom has gone, Callum opens the letter in great excitement, and reads it very carefully. Then he tells his daughter that her mother will be back from the hospital on Christmas Eve, which is tomorrow. Nancy is thrilled that her mother will be back to attend her party after all.

It is the night of Christmas Eve when Nancy's mother finally gets back. She explains she'd been at the hospital for nearly a whole week, having not seen her daughter for days. So Nancy asks the name of her new baby brother, and her mother Fiona, explains that she decided to call him Olaf. Then the net day they all attend Nancy's birthday party with her good friends, Kathy and Lizzie, and of course all the engines on the Skarloey Railway.

Characters

  • Skarloey
  • Peter Sam
  • Freddie
  • Colin
  • Nancy
  • Callum the Guard (Nancy's father)
  • Tom Tipper
  • Mr. Percival
  • Kathy and Lizzie
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Sir Handel (cameo)
  • Rusty (cameo)
  • Duncan (cameo)
  • Duke (came)
  • Bertram (cameo)
  • Mighty Mac (cameo)
  • Proteus (cameo)
  • Luke (cameo)
  • Albert (Mid-Sodor) (cameo)
  • Jim (cameo)
  • Tim (cameo)
  • Jerry (cameo)
  • Atlas and Alfred (cameo)
  • John and Jennings (cameo)
  • Fred (cameo)
  • Zazu the Blue Narrow-Gauge Diesel (cameo)
  • Mrs. Percival (cameo)
  • The Percival Children (cameo)

New Characters

  • Fiona (Nancy's Mother)
  • Olaf (Nancy's baby brother)

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first of a few things:
    • It it revealed that Nancy's father's first name is Callum.
    • The first appearance of Tom Tipper in CGI.
  • It is mentioned that Kathy and Lizzie are close friends of Nancy's.

Snow White and the Railway Engines (Double-Length Episode)

Plot

It is Christmas on Sodor and Thomas' driver and fireman are just doing some last minute Christmas shopping when they are passing Ulfstead Castle, and see the Mayor of Sodor looking very gloomy indeed. Thomas' firemans asks what's wrong. And the Mayor wails that everything's wrong, as he's just had some bad news about the Christmas pantomime. He explains that Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will have to be cancelled, as the dwarfs have all got colds. So no dwarfs, no pantomime. The boys and girls of Sodor would all be in tears. And what was the Mayor to do?

Thomas' crew tell the wizard to cheer up, and that they'll think of something. First they need a wizard, for there should be one about somewhere. And as if by magic the Italian Magician appears from out of the blue. Thomas' driver explains the problem to the magician, who is very wise. He then suggests they should ask some of the engines to help put on a play of their own and call it 'Snow White and the Railway Engines'. The magician agress that it would be very popular.

Then before the driver and fireman know what's happening, the Magician has rounded up lots of engines and managed to bring that all to Ulfstead Castle. It's amazing what magicians can do. Then Sir Robert Norramby addresses the engines saying that need a director, as all good shows must have a director. It is decided that David Brown shoud direct the pantomime. Of course, David worries that something might go wrong, and then it will never go right. Then Sir Topham Hatt offers to pay for all the scenery and customes, which is very generous of him, especially at Christmas. Then comes the really difficult job of deciding who should play the seven dwarfs. David Brown thinks about it for a long time, and finally choices, James for Doc, Gordon for Grumpy, Percy for Happy, Edward for Sleepy, Donald for Bashful, Henry for Sneezy and Oliver for Dopey. And the magican for his part promises tp do some really spectacular magic by turning himself into the Wicked Queen. You may remember in the fairy tale, she was Snow White's jealous stepmother who kept looking into her magic mirror and saying "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?". And when one day, the mirror replied, "Thou, Queen, art fair and beauteous to see, but Snow White if fairer then tee", the Wicked Queen turned Snow White out of the Palace and did her very best to poison her. But, as we know, she didn't succeed because the seven dwarfs helped her, and a tall handsome young prince married her and the story ends happily, as all good fairy tales do.

Well, when the Mayor of Sodor sees how splendidly everything is going, he goes to see the famous actress who was to have played the part of Snow White before the dwarfs had all caught colds. When the Mayor asks her if she would still be willing to be in the pantomime, only this time with talking trains, the famous actress said she woudl be delighted.

For the next few days, everyone is very busy learning their lines, painting scenery and trying on customes. Of course, some of the engines' customes like James' have to fit just right. Sidney is to tell the story of Snow White to the audience, but somehow the words keep coming out the wrong way round. For example, he begins by reading "Time upon a once" instead of "Once upon a time." So David Brown had to see to that, as well the customes fitting.

At last, the day of the show arrives, and people from all over Sodor crowd into Ulfstead Castle, which is where the show is to be held. Some even come on Millie's coaches; Dorothy, Penelope and Zoe. The lights go out, the curtain goes and the show begins. Well apart from Sidney's extraordinary story-telling, it turns out to be the best play anyone can ever remember. Paxton is great as the huntsman and Salty does a marvellous job as the magic mirror, but the famous actress is quite the most beautiful Snow White, anyone on Sodor has ever seen. She kisses all the 'dwarf' engines in turn. And when it comes to the part the Snow White marries the prince (who is played very well by Stephen) everyone claps and cheers. Then Sidney comes forward to finish the story and end the show. And this time he gets it right, by saying "And they lived happily ever after!" Then the Wicked Queen changes back into the Magician, and all the engines thank him for his help.

Characters

  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Donald
  • Oliver
  • Stephen
  • Salty
  • Paxton
  • Sidney
  • Dorothy, Penelope and Zoe (Millie's coaches)
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Mayor of Sodor
  • The Italian Magician
  • Sir Robert Norramby
  • David Brown (a fan-made character by BiggestThomasFan)
  • Thomas (does not speak)
  • Mille (does not speak)
  • Toby (cameo)
  • Duck (cameo)
  • Douglas (cameo)
  • Glynn (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Henrietta (cameo)
  • Toad (cameo)
  • Lady Hatt (cameo)
  • Stephen Hatt (cameo)
  • Bridget Hatt (cameo)
  • Dowager Hatt (cameo)
  • Lord Callan (cameo)
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford (cameo)
  • Alice (cameo)
  • Velma, Daphne and Connie (Bridget Hatt's Friends) (cameo)

Trivia

  • This episode makes the first of a few things.
    • The Italian Magician's first appearance in CGI.
    • The first time Millie's coaches have been seen with faces.
  • This is the finale in JD THOMAS FAN's fan-made series.

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