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James Learns A Lesson and Other Stories (1990) - Full is Pikachufreak's fan-fiction thing to make.

Description

  • Here's the full version of James Learns A Lesson and Other Stories, a video released on August 16, 1990. Stories narrated by Ringo Starr included: James Learns A Lesson, Foolish Freight Cars, A Proud Day For James, Thomas and The Conductor, Thomas Goes Fishing, Terence The Tractor and Thomas and Bertie's Great Race.

Opening Previews

  1. Strand VCI Tracking Control
  2. Strand VCI FBI Warning
  3. Strand VCI Entertainment logo (1988-1992)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas and Friends Season 1 intro
  6. First few seconds of James Learns A Lesson

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • JAMES LEARNS A LESSON
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Transcript

  • (We open this video with the Strand VCI Tracking Control)
  • (Then, we see the Strand VCI FBI Warning)
  • (Soon, we see the 1988-1992 Strand VCI Entertainment logo)
  • (The Britt Allcroft Presents logo then follows)
  • (The Thomas Season 1 intro appears and we begin James Learns A Lesson)
  • Ringo Starr: James was enjoying his life on the Island of Sodor, but he still had a lot to learn.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You're a special mixed traffic engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You can pull coaches or freight cars quite easily, but you must learn by your mistakes.
  • Ringo Starr: James knew what Sir Topham Hatt meant. He could well remember that dreadful accident on his first day.
  • Edward: Be careful with the coaches, James.
  • Ringo Starr: Said kind little Edward.
  • Edward: They don't like being bumped.
  • Ringo Starr: Everyone came to admire James.
  • James: I'm a really splendid engine.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought and suddenly let off steam. A shower of water fell on Sir Topham's nice new top hat. Just then, the conductor blew his whistle and James thought they had better go.
  • James: Go on, go on!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed to Edward.
  • Edward: Don't push, don't push!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Edward. The coaches were grumbling too.
  • Coaches: Don't go so fast, don't go so fast!
  • Ringo Starr: But James wouldn't listen. When at last they stopped at the next station two coaches were beyond the platform. They have to go back to let the passengers out. But no one seems to know about Sir Topham's new hat so James felt happier. Presently they came to the station where Thomas was waiting with his two coaches.
  • Thomas: Hello, James.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Feeling better? That's right. Oh, that's my conductor's whistle. I must go. I don't know what Sir Topham Hatt to do without me to run this branch line.
  • Ringo Starr: And he puffed off importantly. Edward and James passed the field where James has had his accident. The fences were mended and the cows were back again. They ended their journey and rested before setting off for home. James was still wondering what Sir Topham would have to say about his new hat. Next morning, he spoke severly to James.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: If you can't behave, I shall take away your red coat and have you painted blue.
  • Ringo Starr: James didn't like that at all. He was very rough with the grumbling coaches as he brought them to the platform.
  • James: Don't talk, come on!
  • Ringo Starr: He called to them.
  • James: Gordon never fetch his own coaches.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought to himself.
  • James: And he's only painted blue.
  • Ringo Starr: To make James even more cross, this time no one came near him.
  • James: I'll show them.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • James: They thought Gordon is the only engine who can pull coaches. Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed James.
  • Coaches: You're going too fast, you're going to fast!
  • Ringo Starr: Replied the coaches. James laughed and tried to go faster, but the coaches wouldn't let him.
  • Coaches: We're going to stop, we're going to stop!
  • James: What's the matter?
  • Ringo Starr: James asked his driver.
  • Driver: The brakes were on, leak in the pipe most likey. You banged the coaches enough to make a leak in anything.
  • Conductor: How should we mend it?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked the conductor.
  • Driver: We'll do it with newspaper and a leather bootlace.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied the driver.
  • Conductor: Well, where's the bootlace coming from?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked the conductor.
  • Driver: Ask the passengers.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
  • Conductor: You have a leather bootlace there I see, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Conductor to a smartly dressed man.
  • Conductor: Please give it to me.
  • Man: I won't.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the man.
  • Conductor: Then...
  • Ringo Starr: Said the conductor.
  • Conductor: I'm afraid the train will just stop where it is.
  • Ringo Starr: The passengers all said what a bad railway it was. Then they told the man how bad he was instead. Everyone was very cross. At last, he handed his laces over. The driver tied a pad of newspapers tightly round the hole in the brake pipe, and James was able to pull the train. But he was a sadder and wiser James, and took care never to bump coaches again.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Foolish Freight Cars)
  • Ringo Starr: James had not been out to push coaches or freight cars in the yard for several days. He was feeling miserable.
  • James: Oh dear.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • James: I wonder how long I shall have to stay in the shed would anyone else see my coat again? Why did I go so fast that i made a hole in one of my coaches that had to be mended with of all things a passenger's bootlace.
  • Ringo Starr: At last Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I know you are sorry, James.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • James: And I know too that you want to be a useful engine. People are laughing at my railway and i do not like that at all.
  • James: I will try hard to do my best.
  • Ringo Starr: Said James.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: That's a good engine. There's nothing like determination. I want you to pull some freight cars for me.
  • Ringo Starr: James was delighted and puffed away.
  • Thomas: Here's your freight train, James.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Have you got some bootlaces ready?
  • George Carlin: And he ran off laughing.
  • Cars: Oh, oh, oh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the freight cars.
  • Cars: We want a proper engine, not a red monster.
  • Ringo Starr: James took no notice and started as soon as the conductor was ready.
  • James: Come along, come along.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed.
  • Cars: We won't, we won't.
  • Ringo Starr: Screamed the cars. But James didn't care and he pulled the screeching cars stermly out of the station. The cars tried hard to make him give up but he still kept on. Sometimes their brakes will slip on and sometimes their axles will run hot and each time the trouble had to be put right and each time James will start again, determined not to let them beat him.
  • Cars: Give up, give up! You can't pull us! You can't, you can't!
  • Ringo Starr: Called the cars.
  • James: I can and I will! I can and I will!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed James and slowly but surely, he pulled them along the line. At last they saw Gordon's Hill.
  • Driver: Look out for trouble, James.
  • Ringo Starr: Warned his driver.
  • Driver: We'll go fast and get them up before they know it. Don't let them stop you.
  • Ringo Starr: So James went faster and soon they were halfway up.
  • James: I'm doing it, I'm doing it.
  • Ringo Starr: He panted.
  • James: Will the top never come?
  • Ringo Starr: Then with a sudden jerk, it all came easier.
  • James: I've done it, I've done it. Hooray!
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • James: It's easy now.
  • Ringo Starr: But his driver shut off steam.
  • Driver: They've done it again. We've left our tail behind. Look.
  • Ringo Starr: The last cars were running backwards down the hill. A coupling had snapped. But the conductor stopped the cars and got out to warn approaching engines.
  • James: That's why it was easy.
  • Ringo Starr: Said James as he backed the cars carefully down.
  • James: What silly things freight cars are. They're might have been an accident.
  • Edward: Shall I help you, James?
  • Ringo Satrr: Called Edward.
  • James: Uh, no thank you.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered James.
  • James: I'll pull them myself.
  • Edward: Good, don't let them beat you. You're doing well!
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Edward as James slowly struggled up the hill.
  • James: I can do it, I can do it.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed. He pulled and puffed as hard as he could.
  • James: I've done it, I've done it!
  • Ringo Starr: He panted. They reached their station safely and James was resting in the yard when Edward pulled up.
  • Edward: Peep peep!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled. Then, James saw Sir Topham Hatt.
  • James: Oh dear, what will he say?
  • Ringo Starr: He asked himself. But Sir Topham Hatt was smiling.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I was in Edward's train and I saw everything.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You made the most troublesome train on the line behaved. After that, you deserved to keep your red coat.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin A Proud Day For James)
  • Ringo Starr: One night, Henry and Gordon were alone with James. Altough Sir Topham Hatt was beginning to think well of them. Whenever a chance came the other engines will talk of nothing but bootlace.
  • Henry: Remember when they had to use a bootlace to get you out of trouble James?
  • Ringo Starr: They would tease. James tried to get back by talking about Henry who got shut up in a tunnel and Gordon who got stuck on a hill. But they wouldn't listen.
  • Gordon: You talk too much little James.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: A fine strong engine like me has something to talk about. I'm the only engine who can pull the express. When I'm not there, they need two engines. Think of that. I've pulled expresses for years, and have never once lost my way. I seem to know the right line by instinct.
  • Ringo Starr: Every wise engine knows, of course, that the signalman sets the the switches to make the engines run on the right track. But Gordon was so proud he had forgotten.
  • Gordon: Wake up, James.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon next morning.
  • Gordon: It's nearly time for the express. What are you doing? Odd Jobs? Ah well. We all have to begin somewhere, don't we? Run along and get my coaches. Don't be late.
  • Ringo Starr: James went to get Gordon's coaches. They were all shining with new paint. He was careful not to bump them and they followed him smoothly into the station, singing happily...
  • Coaches: We're going away, we're going away.
  • James: I wish I was going with you.
  • Ringo Starr: Said James.
  • James: I should love to pull the express and go flying above the line!
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon with much noise and blowing off steam, got ready to back on to the train. Sir Topham Hatt was on the train with other important people and as soon as they heard the conductor's whistle, Gordon started.
  • Gordon: Look at me now! Look at me now!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed and the coaches glided after him.
  • Gordon: Poop poop poop poop poop! Goodbye, little James, see you tomorrow!
  • Ringo Starr: James watched the train disappeared and then went back to work. He pushed some freight cars into their proper sidings and went to fetch the coaches for another train. James had just brought the coaches into the platform when he heard a mournful noise. There was Gordon trying to sneak into the station without being noticed.
  • James: Hello, Gordon. Is it tomorrow?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked James. Gordon didn't answer. He just let off steam feebly.
  • James: Did you lose your weight, Gordon?
  • Ringo Starr: Said James.
  • Gordon: No, it was lost for me. I was switched off the main line onto the loop. I have to go all around and back again.
  • James: Perhaps it was instinct.
  • Ringo Starr: Said James. Meanwhile, all the passengers hurried to the ticket window.
  • Passengers: We want our money back!
  • Ringo Starr: They shouted. But Sir Topham Hatt climbed onto a cart and blew the conductor's whistle so loudly that they all stopped to look at him. Then he promised a new train at once.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Gordon can't do it.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Will you pull it for us, James?
  • James: Yes sir, I'll try.
  • Ringo Starr: So James was coupled on, and everyone got in.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Do your best, James.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • James: Come along, come along!
  • Ringo Starr: Said James.
  • Coaches: You're pulling us well, you're pulling us well!
  • Ringo Starr: Sang the coaches. Bridges and stations flashed by the passengers cheered and they soon reached the station. Everyone said thank you to James and Sir Topham Hatt was very impressed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Would you like to pull the express sometimes?
  • James: Yes, please.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered James. Next day when James came by, Gordon was pushing freight cars.
  • Gordon: I like some quiet work for a change.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Gordon: I'm teaching these cars manners. You did well with those coaches I hear. Good, we'll show them.
  • Ringo Starr: And he gave his cars a bump. James and Gordon are now good friends. James sometimes takes the express to give Gordon a rest. Gordon never talks about bootlaces, and they are both quite agreed on a subject of freight cars.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and The Conductor)
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas the Tank Engine is very proud of his branch line. He thinks it's the most important part of the whole railway. His two coaches Annie and Clarabel agree with him. Annie could only take passengers but Clarabel can take passengers, luggage and the conductor. They were both old and need new paint but Thomas loves them very much. As they run backwards and forwards along the line, they sing songs to each other. When Thomas starts from the station he sings...
  • Thomas: Oh, come along, we're rather late. Oh, come along, we're rather late.
  • Ringo Starr: And the coaches sang...
  • Annie and Clarabel: We're coming along. We're coming along.
  • Ringo Starr: They don't mind that Thomas says to them because he know he was trying to please Sir Topham Hatt, and to know to that if Thomas is cross, he's not cross with them. One day, they have to wait for Henry's train which made Thomas very cross.
  • Thomas: How could I run my line properly if Henry is always late? He doesn't realize that Sir Topham Hatt depends on me.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas whistled impatiently. He wanted to leave, but he have to wait for Henry's passengers. At last Henry came.
  • Thomas: Where have you been, lazybones?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Thomas.
  • Henry: Oh dear, my system is out of order. No one understands my case. You don't know what I suffer.
  • Ringo Starr: Moaned Henry.
  • Thomas: Rubbish!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: You're too slow. You need exercise.
  • Ringo Starr: The conductor blew his whistle and Thomas started so quickly that he left him behind. The conductor waved his red flag to stop Thomas, but he was on his way steaming out of the station.
  • Thomas: Come along, come along.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Thomas, but Clarabel didn't want to come.
  • Clarabel: I've lost my nice conductor, I've lose my nice conductor.
  • Ringo Starr: She sobbed. Annie tried to tell Thomas what had happened.
  • Annie: We haven't a conductor, we haven't a conductor!
  • Ringo Starr: But he was hurrying and wouldn't listen. Annie and Clarabel tried to put on their brakes, but they couldn't without their conductor.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Where's our conductor? Where's our conductor?
  • Ringo Starr: They cried, but Thomas didn't stop till they came to a signal.
  • Thomas: Bother that signal.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: What's the matter?
  • Driver: I don't know.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: The conductor will tell us in a minute.
  • Ringo Satrr: They waited and waited but the conductor didn't come.
  • Thomas: Peep peep peep, where's the conductor?
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: We've left him behind!
  • Ringo Starr: Sobbed Annie and Clarabel together. Everyone looked, and there he was running as fast as he could along the line, with his flag on one hand and his whistle in the other. He was very hot, so he had a drink, and told them all about it.
  • Thomas: I'm very sorry.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Conductor: We all made mistakes.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied the conductor.
  • Conductor: Look, the signal's down. We can go. Let's make up for lost time.
  • Ringo Starr: Annie and Clarabel were so pleased to have their conductor again, but they sang...
  • Annie and Clarabel: As fast as you like, as fast as you like!
  • Ringo Starr: ...to Thomas all the way. They reached the end of the line quicker than ever before.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas Goes Fishing)
  • Ringo Starr: When Thomas puffed along his branch line, he always look forward to something special. The sight of the river. As they rumble over the bridge, he would see people fishing. Thomas often wanted to stay and watch, but his driver said...
  • Driver: No! What would Sir Topham Hatt say if we were late?
  • Ringo Starr: Every time he met another engine he say...
  • Thomas: I want to fish.
  • Ringo Starr: But they all had the same answer.
  • James: Engines don't go fishing.
  • Thomas: Silly stick in the muds.
  • Ringo Starr: Thought Thomas. One day, he stopped as usual to take him water at the station by the river. Out of order.
  • Thomas: Bother!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I'm thirsty.
  • Driver: Never mind.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We'll get some water from the river.
  • Ringo Starr: They found a bucket and some rope and went to the bridge. Then the driver left the bucket down to the water. The bucket was old and have five holes, so they had to fill it, pull it up, and empty it into Thomas' tank as quickly as they could several times over. They finished at last.
  • Thomas: That's good, that's good.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Thomas and Annie and Clarabel ran happily behind. Suddenly, Thomas began to feel a pain in his boiler. Steam began to hiss with his safety valve in an alarming way.
  • Driver: There's too much steam!
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Thomas: Oh dear!
  • Ringo Starr: Groaned Thomas.
  • Thomas: I'm going to burst! I'm going to burst!
  • Ringo Starr: They damped down his fire and struggled on.
  • Thomas: I've got such a pain, I've got such a pain!
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas hissed. They stopped just outside the last station, uncoupled Annie and Clarabel and ran Thomas, who was still hissing fit to burst, on a siding right out of the way. Then, while the conductor telephoned for an engine inspector, the driver found notice in large letters, which he hung on Thomas in front and behind. Danger: Keep Away. Soon, the inspector and Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Inspector: Cheer up, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: They said.
  • Inspector: We'll soon put you right.
  • Ringo Starr: The driver told them what had happened.
  • Inspector: So the feed pipe is blocked.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the inspector.
  • Inspector: I'll just look in the tanks.
  • Ringo Starr: He climbed up and peered in, then he came down.
  • Inspector: Excuse me, sir, please look in the tank and tell me what you see.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Certainly, inspector.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Sir Topham Hatt. He clambered up, looked in and nearly fell off in surprise.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Inspector.
  • Ringo Starr: He whispered.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Can you see fish? Gracious goodness me! How did the fish get there, driver?
  • Driver: We must have fished them from the river with our bucket.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Thomas' driver.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well, Thomas, so you and your driver had been fishing. But fish don't suit you. We must get them out.
  • Ringo Starr: They all took turns and fishing into Thomas' tank while Sir Topham Hatt looked down and told them how to do it. When they had caught all the fish, they had a lovely picnic supper of fish and chips.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Mmm. That was good.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: But fish don't suit you, Thomas, so you mustn't do it again.
  • Thomas: No, sir, I won't.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas sadly.
  • Thomas: Engines don't go fishing. It's too uncomfortable.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Terence The Tractor)
  • Ringo Starr: Autumn had come to the Island of Sodor. The fields were changing from yellow stubble to brown earth and an tractor was hard at work as Thomas puff along. Later Thomas saw the tractor close by.
  • Terence: Hello.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the tractor.
  • Terence: I'm Terence, I'm plowing.
  • Thomas: I'm Thomas, I'm pulling a train. What ugly wheels you got.
  • Terence: They're not ugly, they're caterpillars.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Terence.
  • Terence: I can go anywhere. I don't need rails.
  • Thomas: I don't want to go anywhere.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I like my rails, thank you.
  • Ringo Starr: Winter came with dark clouds full of snow.
  • Driver: I don't like it.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas' driver.
  • Driver: A heavy fall is coming. I hope it doesn't stop us.
  • Thomas: Huh!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: Soft stuff, nothing to it.
  • Ringo Starr: And he puffed on feeling cold but confident. They finished their journey safely but by now the country was covered.
  • Driver: You need your snowplough for the next journey, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Thomas: Huh! Snow is silly soft stuff it won't stop me.
  • Ringo Starr: The snowplough was heavy and uncomfortable and made Thomas cross. He shook it and he banged it and when they got back it was so damaged that the driver had to take it off.
  • Driver: You're a very naughty engine.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to Thomas. Next morning, Thomas' driver and fireman came early and worked hard to mend the snowplough, but they couldn't make it fit. Thomas was pleased.
  • Thomas: I shan't have to wear it, i shan't have to wear it.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed to Annie and Clarabel. But they were rather worried.
  • Annie and Clarabel: I hope it's all right, i hope it's all right.
  • Ringo Starr: They whispered to each other. The driver was worried too.
  • Driver: It's not bad here.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to the fireman.
  • Driver: But it's sure to be deep in the valley.
  • Thomas: Silly soft stuff.
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: I didn't need that stupid old thing yesterday and i shan't today. Snow can't stop me.
  • Ringo Starr: He rushed into a tunnel thinking how clever he was. But there was trouble ahead.
  • (Crash)
  • Thomas: Cinders and ashes!.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I'm stuck.
  • Ringo Starr: And he was.
  • Driver: Back, Thomas, back.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver. Thomas tried but his wheels spun and he couldn't move. The conductor went back for help while everyone else tried to dig the snow away. But as fast as they dug, more snow slipped down until Thomas was nearly buried.
  • Thomas: Oh, my wheels and coupling rods. I shall have to stop here till i'm frozen. What a silly engine i am.
  • Ringo Starr: And Thomas began to cry. At last the bus came to rescue the passengers. And then who should come to Thomas's rescue but Terence. Snow never worries him.
  • (Terence hooks up to Clarabel and pulls her and Annie out of the snow)
  • Ringo Starr: He pulled the empty coaches away, then came back for Thomas. Thomas' wheels were clear but still spun when he tried to move. Terence tugged and slipped and slipped and tugged and at last dragged Thomas clear of the snow ready for the journey home.
  • (Terence goes away into the tunnel with Thomas following him)
  • Thomas: Oh, thank you, Terence. Your caterpillars are splendid.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Driver: I hope you'll be sensible now, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Thomas: I'll try.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas and he puffed slowly away.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and Bertie's Great Race)
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas was waiting at the junction when the bus arrives.
  • Thomas: Hello.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Who are you?
  • Bertie: I'm Bertie. Who are you?
  • Thomas: I'm Thomas. I run this branch line.
  • Bertie: So you're Thomas, eh? Ah, I remembered now. You got stuck in the snow. I took your passengers and Terence the Tractor pulled you out. I've come to help you with your passengers today.
  • Thomas: Help me?
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I can go faster than you.
  • Bertie: You can't.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bertie.
  • Thomas: I can.
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Thomas.
  • Bertie: I'll race you!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bertie. Their drivers agreed for the race going ahead. The stationmaster said...
  • Stationmaster: Are you ready? Go!
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas never could go fast at first and Bertie drew in front.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Why don't you go fast, why don't you go fast.
  • Ringo Starr: Called Annie and Clarabel.
  • Thomas: Wait and see, wait and see.
  • Ringo Starr: Hissed Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: He's a long way ahead.
  • Ringo Starr: They wailed. But Thomas didn't mind. He remembered the level crossing. There was Bertie fuming at the gates while they sail gaily through.
  • Thomas: Goodbye, Bertie!
  • Ringo Starr: Called Thomas. After that the road left the railway so that they couldn't see Bertie. Then, they had to stop at the station to let off passengers.
  • Thomas: Peep peep peep! Quicky please!
  • Ringo Starr: Called Thomas and off they went again.
  • Thomas: Come along, come along.
  • Ringo Starr: Sang Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: We're coming along, we're coming along.
  • Ringo Starr: Sang Annie and Clarabel.
  • Thomas: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Panted Thomas, then he looked ahead. There was Bertie tooting triumphly on his horn.
  • Thomas: Oh deary me, oh deary me!
  • Ringo Starr: Groaned Thomas.
  • Driver: Steady, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We'll beat Bertie yet.
  • Annie and Clarabel: We'll be Bertie yet, we'll beat Bertie yet.
  • Ringo Starr: Echoed Annie and Clarabel.
  • Thomas: We'll do it, we'll do it.
  • Ringo Starr: Panted Thomas.
  • Thomas: Oh bother! There's the station.
  • Ringo Starr: Then he heard Bertie.
  • Bertie: Goodbye, Thomas. You must be tired. Sorry I can't stop. We buses have to work here you know. Goodbye.
  • Thomas: Oh dear.
  • Ringo Starr: Thought Thomas.
  • Thomas: We've lost.
  • Ringo Starr: But he felt better after a drink. The signal dropped.
  • Thomas: Hurrah, we're off! Hurrah, we're off!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Thomas. As they crossed the bridge, they heard an impatient...
  • Bertie: Honk honk!
  • Ringo Starr: There was Bertie waiting at the traffic lights. he started with a roar and chased on after Thomas once again. Now Thomas reached his full speed. Bertie tried hard but Thomas was too fast. Whistling triumphantly he plunged into the tunnel leaving Bertie toiling far behind.
  • Thomas: We've done it, we've done it!
  • Ringo Starr: Panted Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: We've done it, hooray! We've done it, hooray!
  • Ringo Starr: Chanted Annie and Clarabel as they whooshed into the last station. Everyone was there to celebrate Thomas' victory. But they gave Bertie a big welcome too.
  • Bertie: Well done, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bertie.
  • Bertie: That was fun. But to beat you over that hill, i should have to grow wings and be an airplane.
  • Ringo Starr: They now kept each others very busy. They often talked about their race, but Bertie's passengers don't like being bounced like peas in the frying pan, and Sir Topham Hatt has warned Thomas not to race at dangerous speeds. So although, between you and me, they would like to have another race. I don't think they ever will, do you?
  • (The story comes to a still and we go to the end credits)
  • (While they roll, the Thomas end theme plays)
  • (After that, we fade to the 1988-1992 Strand VCI Entertainment logo)

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