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  • Here's the full transcript to James and The Trouble With Trees & Other Thomas Adventures, a video released on April 18, 2006. Stories in order: James and The Trouble With Trees, Haunted Henry, Busy Going Backwards, Lady Hatt's Birthday Party, Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday, Gordon and The Gremlin, and Thomas and The Rumours.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Toad
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Harold
  • George
  • Caroline
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Toby (does not speak)
  • Tiger Moth (does not speak)
  • Henrietta (does not speak)
  • Duck (cameo)

Opening Previews

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro
  6. First few seconds of James and The Trouble With Trees

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • JAMES AND THE TROUBLE WITH TREES
  • Storyteller ALEC BALDWIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Transcript

  • (We open this video with the Anchor Bay FBI Warning)
  • We then see the 2004-2007 Anchor Bay Entertainment logo)
  • (The 2001 HiT Entertainment logo appears)
  • (The Britt Allcroft Presents logo is soon followed)
  • (The Thomas Season 5 intro is shown and we begin James and The Trouble With Trees)
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas the Tank Engine had been working in the coal yards all day. The little blue engine was covered in coal dust.
  • Thomas' Driver: We can't clean you up tonight, Thomas.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: There's a problem with the hose pipe.
  • Thomas: Bother!
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: A bath would make me feel much better. The others are sure to say I look silly.
  • Alec Baldwin: But the engines were too busy arguing to notice Thomas. James was talking loudest of all.
  • James: I deserve a new coat of paint. Sir Topham Hatt says I'm the pride of the line and...
  • Henry: Rubbish!
  • Alec Baldwin: Huffed Henry.
  • Henry: We're all the pride of the line.
  • Percy: It's been like this all day.
  • Alec Baldwin: Confided Percy to Thomas.
  • Percy: James is getting a new coat of paint and won't stop boasting about it.
  • Thomas: Why, James! I'm the one who needs a new coat. Look at me.
  • James: I rather not.
  • Alec Baldwin: Retorted James.
  • James: You're not a pleasant sight and wouldn't understand that needs of a really important engine.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas was fuming. Next morning as James was being repainted, Henry had an accident.
  • (Henry causes the cars to derail)
  • James: If you can't push cars properly, Henry, why not talk to a tree instead. You know how much you like the forest.
  • Henry: As a matter of fact, bossy boiler, Sir Topham Hatt is inspecting the island for trees that have fallen too close to the line. He's worried that might cause trouble.
  • James: Pah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Laughed James.
  • James: If I came upon a tree I just push it aside.
  • Henry: Really!?
  • Alec Baldwin: Henry replied. Soon, James was showing off his paintwork.
  • James: Make way for an important engine.
  • Percy: You wouldn't feel important if one of those trees crashed on you. You feel hurt.
  • Alec Baldwin: Reproached Percy.
  • James: Rubbish! It wouldn't dare!
  • Terence: You should be careful, James. Trees can be just as powerful as engines.
  • Alec Baldwin: Adviced Terence.
  • James: Oh please! Now excuse me, Sir Topham Hatt needs me to pull the express.
  • Alec Baldwin: And he huffed away. But James was wrong.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You must go to the yards and collect an important goods train James. It's heavy so be careful.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • James: But, sir, I've just been repainted. Can't Thomas and Percy do it? They're dirty and like working with freight cars.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Really useful engines don't argue.
  • Alec Baldwin: So James didn't. By the time he arrived at the yards, the weather was changed for the worse.
  • Freight Car: Your color's nice, James. Pity about your face though.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said a freight car. James ignored them and set off. Soon they came to a hill and his driver knew they were in for a dificult time. An old tree close to the tracks was being blown by the strong winds and the rain had weakened the slope. All of a sudden, the tree moved.
  • (James sees the tree ahead and comes to a halt)
  • James: Oh help!
  • Alec Baldwin: Cried James.
  • James: Go away!
  • Alec Baldwin: But of course, the tree couldn't. James tried to reverse away from the tree but his train was too heavy. Then he heard a whistle.
  • James' Driver: It's Thomas.
  • Alec Baldwin: Called his driver. James felt embarrased and worried that Thomas would laugh at him, but Thomas didn't. He knew it was no time for teasing.
  • Thomas: Peep, peep! I'm ready!
  • Alec Baldwin: Whistled Thomas.
  • James: So am I.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied James.
  • James: As ready as I'll ever be.
  • Alec Baldwin: They were just in time.
  • (The tree lands on the ground with a loud wham!)
  • Alec Baldwin: Later, James spoke to Thomas.
  • James: Percy and Terence were so right to warn me. Thank you for rescuing me, Thomas.
  • Thomas: Oh, that's all right. We engines have to pull together whatever the weather.
  • Alec Baldwin: Just then, Edward bustled in.
  • Edward: Sir Topham Hatt thinks you're both brave engines. Thomas, you're going to have a new coat of paint, and James, Sir Topham Hatt says that tomorrow you'll pull the special express.
  • Alec Baldwin: Everyone was very happy.
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Haunted Henry)
  • Alec Baldwin: It was a moonlit night. Henry was taking a goods train to the station by the lake.
  • (Owl hoots)
  • Edward: Whenever that owl hoots, a mist rolls in.
  • Alec Baldwin: Murmured Edward.
  • Edward: There's a legend that when the mist is about, there's a ghost about too. Take care on the old line, Henry.
  • Henry: Stupid bird!
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Henry.
  • Henry: Owls, mists, ghosts. Edward's going soft to the boiler. There's no mist.
  • Alec Baldwin: But Henry was wrong.
  • Henry: What's that?
  • Alec Baldwin: Cried Henry.
  • Henry's Driver: It's an amber lamp.
  • Alec Baldwin: Murmured his driver.
  • Henry's Driver: That means proceed with caution. Who's there?
  • Alec Baldwin: No one replied. Henry crepted slowly forward. He stopped by a tree. It had a sign nailed to it: Beware of The Viaduct. The driver was surprised.
  • Henry's Driver: No one warned us about that before and look, the signal's red and the gates are closed. A-a-and there's a fogman's coat. But where is his owner?
  • Alec Baldwin: Then, they saw a light move within a station building.
  • Henry: G-g-g-g-ghosts!
  • Alec Baldwin: Exclaimed Henry.
  • Henry: Edward was right.
  • Henry's Driver: Something very strange is happening.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver.
  • Henry's Driver: I think it's best we go back.
  • Henry: So do I!
  • Alec Baldwin: Agreed Henry. By morning, the mist had cleared. A workman was talking about the unsafe viaduct.
  • Workman: Lucky you didn't cross it last night.
  • Henry's Driver: Yes, but we don't know who warned us?
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Henry's driver. Later that day, he spoke to Henry.
  • Henry's Driver: The viaduct has been repaired. We can take our train back along the old line tonight.
  • Alec Baldwin: Henry really didn't want to. But when nightfall came, he was sizzling nicely. Suddenly, an owl hooted and then Gordon thundered by.
  • Freight Car: Oh look. Henry's spooked.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said a freight car.
  • (Freight Cars giggling)
  • Henry: Be quiet!
  • Alec Baldwin: Snapped Henry.
  • Henry: I'm not scared.
  • Alec Baldwin: But he was. A little later, the fog came down. As they approached the same area, they saw the amber light again.
  • Henry's Driver: Here we go.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Henry's driver. Then, unknown to Henry, the gates mysteriously closed by themselves and the signal went red. The freight cars had seen everything and they were spooked.
  • Freight Cars: Faster, faster. There's a ghost about.
  • Henry: Stop, stop!
  • Alec Baldwin: Yelled Henry. A mysterious figure watched Henry go by. Ahead was a landslide blocking the line. Henry braked hard but the freight cars hit some of the rubble and plunged into the ravine.
  • (The freight cars fall down and crashed towards the ground with a loud Kuh-Thud)
  • Alec Baldwin: Just then, Henry's driver saw a strange sight coming towards them.
  • Henry's Driver: What's that?
  • Alec Baldwin: He said. The fireman laughed.
  • Henry's Fireman: That's our ghost. It's Old Bailey the Fogman.
  • Alec Baldwin: Old Bailey was very cross.
  • Old Bailey: I tired to warn you about the viaduct. Why didn't ye pay attention?
  • Henry's Driver: We're sorry.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied the driver.
  • Henry's Driver: Is there anything we can do to thank you?
  • Old Bailey: I like to operate that old station. If you let me, I promise I wont spook Henry again.
  • Alec Baldwin: And in a little while, Old Bailey's wish was granted.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You and your station will be really useful.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Let's hear a hearty thank you to the friendliest, eh, ghost on the island.
  • Alec Baldwin: Everyone cheered. Especially Henry, who was the happiest of all.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Busy Going Backwards)
  • Alec Baldwin: Toad the break van was feeling sad. Everywhere he look, he could see engines and coaches moving steadly forwards. They all look confident and cheerful. One day, he decided to talk to Oliver the Great Western Engine.
  • Toad: I'm always going backwards, Mr. Oliver. I have forward thinking views. I could be a leader if you know what i mean.
  • Gordon: You can't be a leader without a train to follow you. You don't have a train.
  • Alec Baldwin: Gordon said. Toad felt sadder still. Oliver wanted to help,
  • Oliver: You're a really useful break van, Toad. You help me break and you keep my freight cars in order when we go down hills.
  • Toad: I know, Mr. Oliver, but it'll be so exciting to go forwards for a change instead of always things sliding away from me.
  • Alec Baldwin: The freight cars were cross with Toad.
  • Car 1: Who he to started complaining?
  • Car 2: He's lucky to be look after us.
  • Car 3: Let's teach him a lesson.
  • Alec Baldwin: The freight cars were simply carried up their plan when they reach Gordon's Hill. When they were nearly at the top, they play their tricks.
  • Cars: Ready, steady, go!
  • Alec Baldwin: And they jerked and a coupling which broke.
  • Cars: We're making your wish come true, Toad! Follow the leader!
  • Alec Baldwin: Yelled the freight cars. Toad was still in a state of shock so he didn't know what to think. And he couldn't ask the conductor, he had jumped clear.
  • Cars: Faster, faster, as fast as you want!
  • Alec Baldwin: Screamed the freight cars. Suddenly, Toad found it fun but the fun was soon over. A crossing lay ahead and the gates were closed, Toad couldn't stop. Worst still, Toad now realize he was on the wrong track. There ahead was Gordon! The signalman change the points just in time.
  • Cars: On, on, faster!
  • Alec Baldwin: Cried the freight cars. Suddenly, he saw James pulling a long slow train.
  • Toad: Oh, my goodness! Help, save me!
  • Alec Baldwin: A quick thinking shunter did just in time.
  • James: What was that?!
  • Alec Baldwin: Explained James. The signalman warned the stationmaster at the next station.
  • Signalman: There's a runaway coming!
  • Stationmaster: We'll send them into the sidings.
  • Toad: Help, help!
  • Alec Baldwin: Called Toad again. Toad saw some buffers.
  • Toad: Those were stop me.
  • Alec Baldwin: But the points in the buffers weren't safe.
  • Toad: Oh, no! I'm back on the main line!
  • Alec Baldwin: Meanwhile Oliver was racing to the rescue.
  • Oliver: I must catch Toad. I must.
  • Alec Baldwin: Toad sped past Henry. More danger lay ahead. Men were working on the bridge, but they had been warned about the runaway Toad and his freight cars. They diverted him onto old sidings, straight into a muddy pool.
  • (Toad falls into a muddy pool)
  • Toad: Stopped at last.
  • Alec Baldwin: Oliver arrived and when he saw Toad, he can only smile.
  • Oliver: A pond is the only place for a Toad I suppose.
  • Alec Baldwin: That night, Toad spoke to Oliver.
  • Toad: I'm sorry, Mr. Oliver, if I cause to any embarrasment.
  • Oliver: That's all right, Toad. So what do you think of going fowards?
  • Toad: It was fun.
  • Alec Baldwin: Decided Toad.
  • Toad: But from now on, I'd be happy to looking forward to the future, busy going backwards so to speak.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Lady Hatt's Birthday Party)
  • Alec Baldwin: One summer's day, Thomas and Percy were idling at the station when Bertie the Bus arrived.
  • Bertie: Have you notice something?
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Bertie.
  • Thomas: What sort of something?
  • Bertie: Sir Topham Hatt. He, well, seems different.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Bertie.
  • Percy: I did see him staring at the clouds this morning.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Percy.
  • Percy: I wonder why.
  • Alec Baldwin: The reason was simple. It was Lady Hatt's Birthday, and Sir Topham Hatt had a new outfit.
  • Lady Hatt: It's perfect for my birthday party.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his wife.
  • Lady Hatt: You look splendid, Topham dear.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: And I'll wear my finest hat just for you.
  • Alec Baldwin: He replied.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Your birthday is a great occasion.
  • Lady Hatt: It is, so don't be late.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Don't worry, my dear. I shall be spic and span and right on time.
  • Alec Baldwin: Later the day, Sir Topham Hatt had changed into his new suit.
  • Stationmaster: You look fine, sir.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said the stationmaster.
  • Stationmaster: You best be going.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Indeed.
  • Alec Baldwin: Agreed Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: The engines are busy, I'll take the car.
  • Stationmaster: Is it reliable?
  • Alec Baldwin: Asked the stationmaster.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Certainly.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Sir Topham Hatt. But it wasn't. As he sped along, he suddenly saw a large hole on the road. He break hard, but it was too late.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Bother! Now I got a puncher. If I change my wheel, I am sure to dirty my suit and that would never do.
  • Alec Baldwin: Just then, he heard Caroline.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I need you to attend my wife's birthday party and I cannot be late. Please give me a lift.
  • Caroline: I'll try, sir.
  • Alec Baldwin: But Caroline didn't like going fast.
  • Caroline: I'm hot! My engine will overheat!
  • Alec Baldwin: And it did.
  • Caroline: Told you so.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Caroline sadly.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Bother, bother!
  • Alec Baldwin: Then he heard a loud whistle. It was George the Steamroller. George was cross when he saw Caroline.
  • George: Call yourself a car? You're disgrace for the road. Find yourself a scrapyard.
  • Alec Baldwin: Caroline spluttered in fury. George's driver was more polite.
  • Driver: Can I be your assistance, sir?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Only if you can take me to my wife's birthday party.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sighed Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Driver: We can take you to Thomas.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied the Driver.
  • Driver: He's just down the line.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Much obliged.
  • Alec Baldwin: Then they rumbled away.
  • Caroline: What about me?
  • Alec Baldwin: Wailed Caroline.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'll send for help.
  • Alec Baldwin: Called Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Stay there.
  • Caroline: That's all I can do.
  • Alec Baldwin: George was enjoying rolling along the lane, but not Sir Topham Hatt. Oil splashed everywhere. Worse was to follow.
  • George: Help!
  • Alec Baldwin: Cried George.
  • George: Something snapped!
  • Alec Baldwin: He veered out of control and Sir Topham Hatt landed into a muddy ditch close to where Thomas was taking on water.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Bother, bother!
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas had never seen Sir Topham Hatt in such a mess.
  • Driver: Can I help you, sir?
  • Alec Baldwin: Asked Thomas' driver.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Yes please. Get me to the station as fast as you can.
  • Driver: I'm afraid our fireman's taking ill.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Then I'll be your fireman.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sighed Sir Topham Hatt. Thomas was excited. Sir Topham Hatt had to work hard. Coal dust and smuck flew everywhere. At last, they reached the station. Sir Topham Hatt looked at the clock.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Just in time.
  • Alec Baldwin: He gasped. He hurried picked up a huge bunch of flowers.
  • Thomas: Good luck!
  • Alec Baldwin: Called Thomas. Sir Topham Hatt's wife was waiting for him. As the clock struck three, there stood Sir Topham Hatt, tired but triumph, he gave his wife the flowers.
  • Lady Hatt: Well, thank you, my dear. I noticed it was my special birthday party, but I didn't know it was fancy dress.
  • Alec Baldwin: Everyone laughed, and then the party began.
  • (We see everyone having a party and the door then closes)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday)
  • Alec Baldwin: One day, Sir Topham Hatt arranged with Thomas the Tank Engine to take his wife and grandchildren to the seaside. The sun shone and everywhere looked splendid. But, Lady Hatt was feeling hot and tired. She took her troubles out on Annie and Clarabel.
  • Lady Hatt: Those coaches are old and uncomfortable. Why don't you use them as beach hogs instead?
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas was most upset.
  • Thomas: You don't let them turn Annie and Clarabel into beach hogs, will you?
  • Driver: Of course not, Thomas.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied his driver.
  • Driver: But I must admit they could be smarten up.
  • Alec Baldwin: The next day, Sir Topham Hatt used Percy to take his family to Harold's airfield. They were just about to board Harold when it happened.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Ooh, what was that?
  • Alec Baldwin: Cried Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Harold: Uh, that's Tiger Moth.
  • Alec Baldwin: Grumbled Harold.
  • Harold: It's rude and flies much too low.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: So I can see. Please take us up Harold before there's another disturbance.
  • Alec Baldwin: A few days later, Harold arrived at their holiday home with bad news.
  • Harold's Pilot: Uh, It's Tiger Moth.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Harold's Pilot.
  • Harold's Pilot: It's gone missing. Do you wish to join the search party with us?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I think I better.
  • (Harold looks for Tiger Moth)
  • Sir Topham Hatt: There's Tiger Moth.
  • Alec Baldwin: Called Sir Topham Hatt. Then he spoke to the pilot.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You are showing off and flying dangerously. I will speak to your controller and request that you are grounded.
  • Pilot: Yes, sir.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied the pilot.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Now if you'll excuse me, I shall return to my holiday.
  • Pilot: Jolly good idea, sir.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sir Topham Hatt arranged to meet up with Toby and Henrietta to take them somewhere special. They arrived at a small river inland.
  • Stephen and Bridget: What a beautiful boat!
  • Alec Baldwin: Exclaimed the children.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It's my special treat.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sir Topham Hatt took the helm with his wife beside him.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It's so nice to be away from the railway for once.
  • Alec Baldwin: He said to her.
  • Lady Hatt: And far cleaner.
  • Alec Baldwin: She replied. But life on the river is very different from that on the rails. The family were enjoying themselves so much that they forgot to watch where they were going.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Oh, botheration!
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: We're stuck!
  • Alec Baldwin: And they were. Other boats try to pull them off the mudbank, but it was no use. Percy saw the commotion and stopped.
  • Driver: Is there anything we can do to help?
  • Alec Baldwin: Called his driver.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Yes, indeed there is. This is the life, isn't it, my dear?
  • Alec Baldwin: Soon, they arrived at a small station. There was Thomas with Annie and Clarabel who were looking as smart as their new paint inside and out.
  • Lady Hatt: My!
  • Alec Baldwin: Exclaimed Lady Hatt.
  • Lady Hatt: What splendid coaches. So much suitable for those beach hogs on wheels.
  • Alec Baldwin: No one said a word. But that evening, Annie and Clarabel spoke to Thomas.
  • Annie: It's very nice to get compliments...
  • Clarabel: ...but no matter what we look like we're always be useful, won't we, Thomas?
  • Thomas: Of course.
  • Alec Baldwin: They're friend replied.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Gordon and The Gremlin)
  • Alec Baldwin: Early one morning, Gordon's fire would not light.
  • Firelighter: I don't know what's wrong.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sighed the firelighter.
  • Firelighter: There must be gremlins about.
  • Percy: What are gremlins?
  • Alec Baldwin: Asked Percy.
  • Thomas: I've heard that they're little green men who play tricks.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Thomas.
  • Percy: Can we find one?
  • James: Pah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Said James.
  • James: Gremlins don't exist. They're just an excuse when things go wrong.
  • Thomas: If firelighter says there are gremlins, there are.
  • James: Hah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Snorted James. Sir Topham Hatt had heard everything.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Silence!
  • Alec Baldwin: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I am expecting a VIP, a very important person today. She is heard that all my engines are really useful. Please prove it.
  • Engines: Yes sir.
  • Alec Baldwin: They all said.
  • Percy: As long as the gremlins let us.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What gremlins.
  • Percy: The ones in Gordon's fire, sir, that's why he's not ready yet.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'll see about that.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thundered Sir Topham Hatt and he did.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Gordon, I expect you'd be on your best behavior today. You were to pull the special coach from my special visitor. But no high speeds, please, she won't like that.
  • Alec Baldwin: Gordon was proud and pleased. He was waiting for his special coach when Percy puffed in with some freight cars.
  • Percy: What's the matter, Gordon, you're late.
  • Gordon: Driver says there's gremlins in the turntables.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Gordon.
  • Percy: They must be everywhere!
  • Alec Baldwin: Squeaked Percy. At last, the turntable was mended and Gordon puffed away with the special coach. He was soon working hard to make up for lost time. After he arrived at the station, Sir Topham Hatt became concerned.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Where's Thomas?
  • Alec Baldwin: He wondered.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: He's supposed to be bringing my visitor to the docks.
  • Gordon: Hah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Huffed Gordon.
  • Gordon: Thomas isn't really useful is he's late.
  • Alec Baldwin: But it wasn't long before Thomas arrived.
  • Thomas: (pants) I'm sorry. (pants) A cow strayed on the line and we had to wait for the farmer to take her away. But driver says your visitor is here safe and sound.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Indeed she is.
  • Alec Baldwin: Smiled Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: How nice to see you.
  • Percy: Who is it?
  • Alec Baldwin: Whispered Percy.
  • Thomas: I don't know.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: But Sir Topham Hatt is certainly keen to please her. He's a arranged a special party for her.
  • Percy: She's got a dog as well.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Percy.
  • Gremlin: (barks)
  • Thomas' Driver: Come on, Thomas.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said the Driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: You need a drink.
  • Gordon: Pah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Puffed Gordon.
  • Gordon: Thomas is just a lazy little engine. Sir Topham Hatt is expecting me to arrive on time. We're late because of Thomas.
  • Alec Baldwin: Gordon's driver decided to make up for lost time. Then, there was trouble.
  • Gordon's Driver: I think we better slow down. This is an old line that could make things uncomfortable for the VIP.
  • Alec Baldwin: And it did. She was taking a bath and the water was slopping all over the place.
  • Dowager Hatt: (groans)
  • Alec Baldwin: She cried. Gordon was very relieved to reach his final destination where Thomas was waiting to collect Sir Topham Hatt and his special visitor. He blew an extra long whistle. (Gordon's whistle tooting) This frightened the visitor's dog so much that he fled from the station and ran into a field where a bull was grazing.
  • Bull: (roaring)
  • Alec Baldwin: The bull frightened the little dog even more. He ran back again onto the platform and over the bridge.
  • Gremlin: (barking)
  • Alec Baldwin: He didn't stop until he jumped straight into Thomas' cab.
  • Gremlin: (barks)
  • Alec Baldwin: But he had a wonderful ride all the way to the docks.
  • Thomas' Fireman: What's the dog's name?
  • Alec Baldwin: Asked the fireman.
  • Dowager Hatt: Well, after today's events, I think I'll rename him Gremlin.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sir Topham Hatt chuckled.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: In that case, I've met one at last. Ha ha.
  • Thomas: Excuse me, sir, but who is your very important visitor?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Why didn't I tell you? This lady is my mother and she agrees with me. You are indeed really useful engines and my mother of course is always right. (laughs)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and The Rumours)
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas the Tank Engine loves his branch line. One day, when he stopped at a small station, some children looked sad.
  • Girl: They closed our playground and our favorite sand pit.
  • Boy: Teacher said the sand is soil and too dirty play in.
  • Children: Please help us Thomas.
  • Thomas: I'll see what I can do.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Thomas kindly. Thomas hoped things weren't quite as bad as the children had made them out to be. But as he passed their playground, a large sign read: Playground Closed Until Further Notice.
  • Thomas: The Children were right.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thought Thomas sadly. He puffed into the yard and was just about to tell the other engines about the playground when Percy rushed in.
  • Gordon: You look glum, little Percy.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Gordon.
  • Percy: Sir Topham Hatt told driver that he's using Harold to show a visitor the island instead of any of us engines.
  • Gordon: Despicable!
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Gordon.
  • Henry: Disgusting!
  • Alec Baldwin: Snorted Henry.
  • James: Engines are meant to take visitors around our island not that whirlybird thing.
  • Alec Baldwin: James exclaimed. Gordon was the first to see Harold.
  • Gordon: Harold thinks he can go faster than me. I'll show him.
  • Alec Baldwin: Next, it was Henry's turn.
  • Henry: Sir Topham Hatt has chosen Harold because he's more important than me. Well he's not. Harold can't fly through tunnels.
  • Alec Baldwin: Percy stopped by a signal on his branch line near a field were sheep were grazing. Harold hovered for a while then buzzed away.
  • Percy: I know what's he's doing. He's just counting sheep.
  • Alec Baldwin: And Percy puffed along his line, feeling much better about his things. That evening, the engines talked about the situation.
  • Gordon: Harold wants to get rid of us.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Gordon.
  • Henry: He doesn't need tunnels.
  • Alec Baldwin: Added Henry.
  • Percy: Don't worry, he's just counting sheep.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Percy.
  • Gordon: Counting sheep? Pah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Snorted Gordon.
  • Gordon: He's counting how many engines he can get rid of. He'll see how useful I am tomorrow.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas wanted to mention the children's playground, but solving the mystery of Harold and the visitor came first. The next day, Gordon was travelling to collect his train.
  • Driver: We'll show that whirlybird just how fast you can go, Gordon.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver. But because they were watching Harold, they missed a signal and went onto the wrong line. Gordon was travelling to trouble. Ahead was a tunnel under repair. His driver reduced steam and braked hard, but it was too late.
  • (Gordon crashes into the tunnel)
  • Alec Baldwin: Later, Thomas pulled Gordon clear with the breakdown train. Sir Topham Hatt spoke severly to Gordon's Driver.
  • Thomas: Will Gordon be scrapped, sir?
  • Alec Baldwin: Asked Thomas sadly.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What makes you think that?
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Sir Topham Hatt. Thomas decided to pluck up courage.
  • Thomas: Because the engines think the visitor was here to see if he can be replaced by Harold.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sir Topham Hatt laughed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well the engines are wrong and you shouldn't listened to rumours, Thomas. This gentleman is making a new playground for the children. It was easy to find a suitable site from up in the air.
  • Visitor: And what's more.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said the visitor.
  • Visitor: That tunnel sand will be perfect for the playground. Sand we found by accident you might say.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sir Topham Hatt still uses Harold to fly above the island. But all the engines know that Harold is spying on them. He is just being very useful.
  • (Following the last story, we find the end credits with Thomas looking at us)
  • (While they roll, the Thomas end theme plays)
  • (After that, the 2003 HiT Entertainment logo appears)

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