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Life On Sodor (April 2009) - Full is Pikachufreak's fan-fiction thing to make.

Description

  • Here's the full version of Life On Sodor, a DVD released on April 7, 2009. Stories narrated by Michael Brandon included, as well as two songs: James and The Red Balloon, Edward The Really Useful Engine, No Sleep For Cranky, Never Never Never Give Up, Gordon Takes A Tumble, Toby Had A Little Lamb, A Bad Day For Harold and Engine Roll Call.

Opening Previews

  1. Warning Screen
  2. HiT Entertainment logo (2007)
  3. Lionsgate logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Making Tracks To Great Destinations logo
  5. Thomas and Friends Season 8-10 intro
  6. Thomas and Friends Island of Sodor opening sequence
  7. First few seconds of James and The Red Balloon

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Created by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • Storyteller MICHAEL BRANDON
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON
  • LIFE ON SODOR

Transcript

  • (We open this DVD with the CGI Thomas passing through the bridge)
  • (When he is gone, the Thomas and Friends logo and the Making Tracks To Great Destinations text appear)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas and Friends: Making Tracks To Great Destinations.
  • (We then start with the Season 8-10 intro and we then go to the Island of Sodor opening sequence)
  • Michael Brandon: The Island of Sodor is surrounded by beautiful blue sea. It has fields of green and sandy yellow beaches. There are rivers, streams, and lots of trees where the birds sing. There are windmills and a coal mine, and docks are visitors to the island arrived. The island also has lots and lots of railway lines. Who's that puffing down the track?
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: It's Thomas! Hello, Thomas!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Thomas: Hello, everybody! Welcome to the Island of Sodor!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Toby's bell rings)
  • (Trevor's whistle toots)
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • (A wheesh of steam occurs and we begin James and The Red Balloon)
  • Michael Brandon: James and The Red Balloon. It is summer holiday time on the Island of Sodor. Vacationers come far and wide to enjoy the beauty of the island. It is the busiest time of the year for Sir Topham Hatt's engines. Thomas was excited. Sir Topham Hatt had sent him to pick up a special to deliver to Dryaw arfield.
  • Percy: Hey, where did you got there?
  • Michael Brandon: Tooted Percy.
  • Thomas: A balloon.
  • Michael Brandon: Replied Thomas.
  • Percy: A party balloon?
  • Michael Brandon: Asked Percy excitedly.
  • Thomas: No.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: This is a very special balloon.
  • Michael Brandon: And he chuffed away. Soon, Thomas arrived at the airfield and hot air was puffed into the balloon. And then, James arrived.
  • James: What is that?
  • Michael Brandon: He huffed.
  • Thomas: A hot air balloon.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: It would take vacationers on rides around the island.
  • James: Taking vacationers on rides around the island is our job.
  • Michael Brandon: Wheeshed James jealously. Then, as if by magic, the hot air balloon rose silently up into the sky.
  • James: What if the hot air balloon takes our passengers away.
  • Michael Brandon: Chuffed James.
  • James: What would happen to us then?
  • Michael Brandon: This made Thomas worried. Suddenly, he wasn't so excited about the balloon. The balloon can be seen by everyone on the Island of Sodor. Duck gazed at it for so long, he ran into the back of Stepney.
  • Donald: Why, 'tis a floating basket with people in it...
  • Michael Brandon: Said Donald.
  • Douglas: Whatever would they dream up next?
  • Michael Brandon: Said Douglas. James and Thomas were waiting at the level crossing. They were still worried about the hot air balloon.
  • Thomas: If it takes our passengers away...
  • Michael Brandon: Chuffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: They'll be no use for us engines.
  • James: Passengers should travel on trains.
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed James.
  • James: Not in silly balloons.
  • Michael Brandon: Then something big and round and red drifted straight towards them.
  • Voice: We're out of hot air!
  • Michael Brandon: Shouted a voice.
  • James: Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried James.
  • James: What's happening!?
  • Michael Brandon: Crash! Bang! Wallop! Went the balloon and landed right on top of James. He was so scared, he let out a huge burst of steam which blew the balloon up again. The balloon rose into the air once more.
  • James' Driver: Well done, James.
  • Michael Brandon: Called his driver.
  • James' Driver: Your hot air did the trick.
  • Thomas: Oh no, James.
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Thomas.
  • Thomas: You saved the hot air balloon.
  • James: I didn't mean to.
  • Michael Brandon: Groaned James.
  • James: Now we're sure to take our passengers.
  • Michael Brandon: Wherever James went, he could see the balloon carrying vacationers across the island. He felt he should be taking those passengers.
  • James: Rails are better than hot air any day.
  • Michael Brandon: James arrived back at the station. There were lots of people on the platform. Sir Topham Hatt was waiting too.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done, James.
  • James: But now the passengers will ride in the hot air balloon.
  • Michael Brandon: Sir Topham Hatt laughed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You're right, James.
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: But they will need a ride home in a train.
  • Michael Brandon: James was delighted. Sir Topham Hatt was right. The engines were busier than ever. Taking vacationers to and from the airfield. Whenever James sees the red balloon, he whistles and toots. And sometimes when he's asleep at night, James dreams he can fly too. Just like the red balloon.
  • (An engine puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Edward The Really Useful Engine)
  • Michael Brandon: Edward The Really Useful Engine. The engines on the Island of Sodor are good at different things. Gordon is a very good express, Percy is good at carrying the mail and when Edward is not hauling freight cars, he is very good at being a back engine. When engines have heavy loads, Edward buffers up behind and helps push. But Edward is old. Some engines think this makes him unreliable.
  • Gordon: Edward is a useless old steam-pot.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon sniffed.
  • Gordon: He should be retired.
  • Percy: But he doesn't have tires.
  • Michael Brandon: Percy said.
  • Thomas: Retired.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Means taken out of service.
  • Gordon: And not a moment too soon.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Gordon. And the other big engines agreed with him, but Percy was very upset. Later, his driver asked him why he looked so glum. Percy told him about Edward.
  • Percy: The big engines don't think he's useful anymore.
  • Michael Brandon: He said. Percy's driver saw Sir Topham Hatt and told him what Percy had said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I will attend to the matter immediately.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Sir Topham Hatt. Sir Topham Hatt had a plan.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: The new loop line is completed.
  • Michael Brandon: He said to Edward.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I want you to teach Stepney how to run it properly.
  • Edward: But sir.
  • Michael Brandon: He asked.
  • Edward: Who will look after the freight cars?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Duck will do your work.
  • Michael Brandon: Sir Topham Hatt replied. When the other engines heard Duck was going to help them, they were pleased.
  • Henry: Duck is very reliable.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Henry.
  • Gordon: It makes no difference to me.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Gordon pompously.
  • Gordon: I don't need a back engine.
  • Michael Brandon: And he wheeshed away. Edward enjoyed working with Stepney. It was great fun delivering passengers to stations in the beautiful countryside. But Duck was not happy. The trucks were playing their silly games.
  • Troublesome Trucks: (singing) Duck should play with other ducks cause he's no good at pulling trucks. Quack, quack, quack, quack. Hold back, hold back.
  • Michael Brandon: They giggled. Duck found himself going slower, and slower, and slower. Halfway up Gordon's Hill, his wheels stopped all together. Duck was stuck.
  • Duck's Driver: Oh, no.
  • Michael Brandon: Said his driver.
  • Duck's Driver: This is Gordon's line.
  • Michael Brandon: Duck's guard phoned the signalman to warn him.
  • Signalman: It's too late to switch Gordon to the middle line.
  • Michael Brandon: Said the signalman.
  • Signalman: You'll have to flag him down.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon saw the guard.
  • Gordon: If I stop on this hill, I'll never get started again.
  • Michael Brandon: He said crossly and he buffered up to Duck. Gordon tried to set off again, but his wheels spun and spun.
  • Gordon's Driver: It's no use. We need a back engine.
  • Michael Brandon: Said the driver.
  • Gordon's Driver: I'll send for Edward.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon was cross. Edward was excited. He was going to be a back engine for two trains. Edward cheerfully buffered up and the strange train set off. They chuffed gently into the station.
  • Boy: Look at that!
  • Michael Brandon: Laughed a boy.
  • Boy: The back engine must be the strongest and the best.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon was embarrassed. Sir Topham Hatt spoke severly to Gordon.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You have set rude things about Edward.
  • Michael Brandon: Sir Topham Hatt said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: He proved today that he is useful reliable and very helpful.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon felt very ashamed. The next morning, Gordon apologized.
  • Gordon: Thank you for helping me Edward.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Gordon.
  • Gordon: You really are a useful engine.
  • Edward: It's good to be back.
  • Michael Brandon: Edward chuffed happily. Sir Topham Hatt's plan had worked. There was no more talk about Edward retiring.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin No Sleep For Cranky)
  • Michael Brandon: No Sleep For Cranky. Brendam docks is one of the busiest dockyards on all the Island of Sodor. It's where ships and engines and cranes alike are busy day and night, every day of the year. But poor Cranky the Crane never gets a nap. He never gets to sleep early, he works all the time and his only company are the gulls that settle on his arm. So Cranky is always cranky.
  • Salty: Ahoy there, Cranky.
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Salty.
  • Cranky: Where have you been!?
  • Michael Brandon: Snapped Cranky.
  • Salty: And a good day to you capn.
  • Michael Brandon: Bill and Ben arrive for work full of mischief.
  • Cranky: Hurry up!
  • Michael Brandon: Snapped Cranky.
  • Cranky: I haven't got all day.
  • Bill: You're no fun.
  • Michael Brandon: Grumbled Bill.
  • Cranky: You wouldn't be fun if you were stuck up here.
  • Michael Brandon: Snapped Cranky.
  • Bill: So that's why you're cranky.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Bill.
  • Ben: You're lonely.
  • Cranky: I'm not!
  • Michael Brandon: Cranky cranked.
  • Salty: So it's company you'd be needing.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Salty.
  • Salty: Reminds me of a lonely old bank's lighthouse keeper.
  • Cranky: Not another one of your stories.
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Cranky.
  • Bill and Ben: Oh please, Salty.
  • Michael Brandon: They chimed.
  • Bill and Ben: We haven't heard it.
  • Salty: Thus in the middle of the wee naughty storm.
  • Michael Brandon: Salty began.
  • Salty: A likes of which he sees once in a lifetime.
  • Michael Brandon: This made Cranky very cranky. So cranky that he swung his arm around and dropped the pipes onto the tracks instead of the trucks.
  • Cranky: Whoops!
  • Michael Brandon: Said Cranky meekly.
  • Salty: You blown the main down, matey.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Salty. The engines were trapped.
  • Bill and Ben: You're gonna get into trouble.
  • Michael Brandon: Sang Bill and Ben. Sir Topham Hatt was in his office being measured for his new suit. When he heard the news, he left inmediately for the docks. Sir Topham Hatt knew that any at the docks could cause confusion and delay.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You had made a terrible mess, Cranky.
  • Michael Brandon: He said sternly.
  • Cranky: I'm sorry, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Cranky whispered.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You engines will have to stay here tonight until Harvey clears up this mess in the morning.
  • Michael Brandon: Cranky's heart sank as Salty uttered those faithful words.
  • Salty: That reminds me of a story. It was a bitter cold winter. The brave little ship was stuck until the ice melted the next spring. He barely made it round the cape after a hundred scary days at sea without a scratch. He sailed into port and crashed his bout in 50 feet from my buffers. Luckily no one was hurt.
  • Cranky: Except my ears.
  • Michael Brandon: Wailed Cranky. Salty spent all night telling tales of powerful storms, daring rescues and brave little ships. And when the sun rose, he was still talking and talking and talking.
  • Cranky: I can't take anymore.
  • Michael Brandon: Groaned Cranky. Harvey the Crane Engine arrived.
  • Harvey: Sir Topham Hatt sent me to help clear away this mess.
  • Michael Brandon: He puffed proudly. Cranky was so pleased the engines will be going soon, he forgot to be cranky.
  • Cranky: I'll never misbehave again.
  • Michael Brandon: He promised.
  • Cranky: As long as I don't have to listen to anymore of Salty's stories.
  • Michael Brandon: And after Harvey and the workmen had cleared the wreckage, Cranky worked hard all day. He carefully loaded the trucks, helped speed the engines on their way and he said please and thank you.
  • Thomas: This is new.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas. But he had spoken too soon. Cranky couldn't help himself.
  • Percy: It was nice while it lasted.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Percy and all the engines laughed. But Cranky it was still cranky.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Never Never Never Give Up)
  • Children: (singing) If you climb the highest mountain, Cross the river deep, Maybe you'll find it's never as easy As it first appears.
  • Men: (singing) As it first appears.
  • Children: (singing) Just remember not to worry, Or get down at heart Never lose faith in positive thinking You'll be amazed when you achieve All the things you start.
  • Men: (singing) All the things you start.
  • Children: (singing) So, Never, never, never give up even though the going's tough Don't stop trying, when you're tiring, and you're out of puff No, never, never, never give up even though you're feeling rough If at first you don't succeed, never, never, never give up If at first you don't succeed, Then try and try again Nothing in life is ever as easy But you get there in the end
  • Men: (singing) Get there in the end.
  • Children: (singing) So blow your cares and woes behind you Start a brand new day Nothing can stop you reaching your goal If you're determined, you can do it You will find a way.
  • Men: (singing) You will find a way.
  • Children: (singing) So, Never, never, never give up even though the going's tough Don't stop trying, when you're tiring, and you're out of puff No, never, never, never give up even though you're feeling rough If at first you don't succeed, never, never, never give up Some things seem impossible, answers hard to find No matter how improbable, you won't know until you try You can do whatever you choose it just takes a little luck So remember never, never, never give up Never, never, never give up even though the going's tough Don't stop trying, when you're tiring, and you're out of puff No, never, never, never give up even though you're feeling rough If at first you don't succeed, never, never, never give up So, Never, never, never give up even though the going's tough Don't stop trying, when you're tiring, and you're out of puff No, never, never, never give up even though you're feeling rough If at first you don't succeed, never, never, never give up! Never, never, never give up, Never, never, never give up!
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Gordon Takes A Tumble)
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon Takes A Tumble. Sir Topham Hatt's engines are proud of how useful they are. But none of them feels more important than Gordon.
  • Gordon: Watch out!
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon wheeshed.
  • Gordon: You'll get my paint all sooty.
  • Salty: Pulling freight cars is a sooty job.
  • Michael Brandon: Teased Salty.
  • Salty: But then you wouldn't know.
  • Gordon: Of course not.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon huffed importantly.
  • Gordon: Express engines don't pull freight cars it wouldn't be dignified.
  • Percy: Dingyfried?
  • Michael Brandon: Puzzled Percy.
  • Percy: What's that?
  • Gordon: Dignified.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon corrected.
  • Gordon: It means...
  • Salty: It means if someone's too big for his buffers.
  • Michael Brandon: Teased Salty.
  • Gordon: Pah!
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Gordon and he puffed away. That evening, fog covered the Island of Sodor. Everything slowed down and soon the docks were packed with waiting freight cars. This caused confusion and delay. Sir Topham Hatt came to the sheds. He was in a great hurry.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Henry, Thomas and Percy.
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You must go to the docks inmediately.
  • Henry, Thomas and Percy: Yes sir.
  • Michael Brandon: They whistled. Then Sir Topham Hatt turned to the big blue engine.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You too, Gordon.
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I need an engine to take the freight cars where they won't be in a way.
  • Gordon: Freight cars!?
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed Gordon. He could not believe what he had heard. Gordon wasn't happy to be pulling freight cars. He waited impatiently while they were shunted into place.
  • Gordon: Hurry up, hurry up.
  • Michael Brandon: He chuffed.
  • Thomas: Why the rush, Gordon?
  • Michael Brandon: Asked Thomas.
  • Gordon: If I must pull freight cars then I'll show Salty how an express engine pulls freight cars.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon huffed.
  • Salty: Careful, captain.
  • Michael Brandon: Salty tooted.
  • Salty: You don't wanna get too big for your buffers.
  • Michael Brandon: But Gordon ignored Salty. The next morning, Gordon raced along with his heavy load.
  • Gordon: Now this is how you pull freight cars.
  • Michael Brandon: He puffed. The signalman had accidentally left the points switched to the branch line. Gordon rattled through the junction.
  • Gordon: That's strange.
  • Michael Brandon: He explained.
  • Gordon: I'm on the branch line.
  • Signalman: Oh no!
  • Michael Brandon: The signalman cried.
  • Signalman: Express trains aren't supposed to go that way.
  • Michael Brandon: But it was too late. Gordon had already raced into the distance. The old branch line was weak and rusty. There were signs warning all the trains to go slow. But Gordon ignored the sign.
  • Gordon: I'm an express engine I don't go slow.
  • Michael Brandon: He said and he went even faster. The branch line couldn't take his weight and the rails buckled.
  • Gordon: Oh help!
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon cried as he slid off the tracks and into a field.
  • (Gordon runs over a pile of hay, towards some tires making him lose his tender and into a barn)
  • Michael Brandon: No one was hurt, but poor Gordon felt very undignified.
  • Gordon: What will Sir Topham Hatt say.
  • Michael Brandon: He groaned. He found out soon enough.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well, Gordon.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You wanted to show Salty a thing or two and you certainly done that. You showed him how silly it is to ignore go slow signs.
  • Gordon: Sorry, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Gordon and he let out a sad wheesh of steam. Gordon was soon repaired and back at the docks for work. But he was very unhappy with himself.
  • Thomas: Everyone makes mistakes.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Even you.
  • James: Salty's sorry he teased you.
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed James.
  • Gordon: And I'm sorry i'm too big for my buffers.
  • Michael Brandon: Chuffed Gordon. And all the engines gave a jolly toot even Gordon.
  • (Another puffing by sequence happens and we begin Toby Had A Little Lamb)
  • Michael Brandon: Toby Had A Little Lamb. Winter on the Island of Sodor can be windy cold. When the cold wind blows, the engines can't wait to get back to the snug warm of Tidmouth Sheds.
  • Toby: Bitter cold, bitter cold.
  • Michael Brandon: Chuffed Toby.
  • Toby: Still, I'll soon be back in my nice dry shed.
  • Michael Brandon: But suddenly, he could see Farmer McColl standing neat deep in snow. He was waving a red flag. Toby's driver applied the brakes.
  • Farmer McColl: Mah phone lines are down, all the roads are blocked and my sheep had just started lambing.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Farmer McColl.
  • Farmer McColl: They're trapped on the hillside, cut off by the snow.
  • Toby: What can we do to help?
  • Michael Brandon: Toby chuffed.
  • Farmer McColl: I need a vet as quickly as possible.
  • Toby's Driver: We'll stop at the next signalbox.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Toby's Driver.
  • Toby's Driver: I'll phone the vet from there.
  • Michael Brandon: Toby raced to the signalbox and the driver phoned ahead to the station. Sir Topham Hatt and The Vet were waiting for Toby as he arrived.
  • Toby: Farmer McColl's lambs are stranded on the hillside!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Toby.
  • Toby: We've got to rescue them!
  • Sir Topham Hatt: And so we shall.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'll send Duck right away. This is a job for an engine with a snowplough.
  • Michael Brandon: Toby knew Duck was the right engine for the job. He was very powerful.
  • Toby: Hurry!
  • Michael Brandon: Toby called anxiously, as Duck chuffed out of the station. But so much snow had fallen, the tracks ahead were blocked.
  • Duck's Driver: We can't go on.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Duck's driver grimly.
  • Duck's Driver: We'll have to go back.
  • Michael Brandon: Toby was surprised to see Duck return to the station.
  • Duck: I tried my hardest.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Duck.
  • Duck: But the weather's getting worse.
  • Duck's Driver: Even Duck's snowplough can't get through.
  • Michael Brandon: Said his driver. Then, Toby had an idea.
  • Toby: My old branch line runs out there, sir, remember?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It's far too dangerous.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It would never carry Duck's weight.
  • Toby: It might take my weight.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Toby.
  • Toby: And I know that line on the back of my buffers.
  • Michael Brandon: He added.
  • Toby: It's our only chance to help the lambs.
  • Michael Brandon: Sir Topham Hatt agreed, but he told Toby to be very careful. Soon, a blizzard was howling. Toby's driver was worried.
  • Toby: I can do it.
  • Michael Brandon: Called Toby.
  • Toby: As long as these rails hold.
  • Michael Brandon: But Toby had forgotten about the rickety old bridge.
  • Toby: Whoa. Help! My wheels are wobbling!
  • Michael Brandon: He cried. His driver fought for control as Toby struggled on.
  • Toby: I've got to reach the other side of this bridge.
  • Michael Brandon: Gasped Toby.
  • Toby: Those lambs need me.
  • Michael Brandon: Farmer McColl was waiting. It was very cold. Suddenly, a ghostly glowing eye shone from the snowstorm. It was Toby's headlamp.
  • Farmer McColl: You've made it!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Farmer McColl.
  • Farmer McColl: What a brave engine you are.
  • Michael Brandon: The vet and Farmer McColl went to find the lambs. But they soon returned.
  • Vet: The lambs are safe and sound, Toby.
  • Michael Brandon: Said the vet.
  • Vet: But we need a place now to keep the little ones warm.
  • Michael Brandon: Toby smiled.
  • Toby: I'll think you'll find Henrietta as plenty of room.
  • Michael Brandon: Toby stayed for several days just to make sure the lambs were all right. Farmer McColl was very grateful.
  • Farmer McColl: Thank you, Toby.
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Farmer McColl: We could've done it without you.
  • Toby: Thank you.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Toby.
  • Toby: There's nothing i like better than helping out a friend in need.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin A Bad Day For Harold)
  • Michael Brandon: A Bad Day For Harold. Harold the Helicopter loves flying up in a bright blue sky, over the Island of Sodor, he looks out for anyone in distress. Sometimes he delivers the mail. This made Percy very cross.
  • Harold: The mail run is done. Is there anymore? I can deliver it for you in a jiff. That's what friends are for.
  • Percy: Delivering the mail is an engine's job.
  • Micahel Brandon: Said Percy grumpily. Percy has many jobs but carrying the mail is his favorite. It makes him feel really useful. The next morning, Percy was happily pulling the mail train.
  • Percy: Must be on time, must be on time.
  • Michael Brandon: He chuffed. But up ahead, there was trouble with the signal box. It was broken. The signal engineers did not know how long it would take to fix. Percy had to stop. It's not safe for engines to run without signals but Percy was very upset.
  • Percy: I'm going to be late.
  • Michael Brandon: He cried.
  • Percy: And it's not even my fault.
  • Michael Brandon: Sir Topham Hatt was in his office enjoying his toast and marmalade when he heard the news.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Percy is stuck at a broken signal. Then Harold must take the mail.
  • Michael Brandon: Poor Percy was still waiting and still upset. The last time he was held up the mail was given to Harold.
  • Percy: It made me feel like a really useless engine.
  • Michael Brandon: He sighed.
  • Driver: Well, the mail must arrive on time.
  • Michael Brandon: Said his driver. Just then they heard a familiar sound coming from above.
  • Harold: Hello.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Harold.
  • Harold: Sir Topham Hatt says you need my help. That's what friends are for.
  • Percy: Oh, no.
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Percy. But Sir Topham Hatt had made up his mind. There was nothing Percy could do. Percy's driver helped load the mail bags into Harold's cargo net.
  • Harold's Pilot: Maybe we should take the mail bags a few at a time.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Harold's pilot.
  • Harold's Pilot: They're very heavy.
  • Harold: I have to make too many trips then I'd be as slow as Percy.
  • Michael Brandon: And so they loaded all the mail into Harold's net at once and the engineer continued to work on the signal. Just as they finished loading a signal engineer cried out.
  • Signal Engineer: It's fixed.
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Percy: Wait, Harold!
  • Michael Brandon: Shouted Percy.
  • Percy: I'm ready to go!
  • Michael Brandon: But it was too late. Harold had already taken off. Percy watched the mail disappear. He was upset. But then they all heard a strange sound.
  • Harold's Pilot: Watch out for those trees, Harold!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried his pilot.
  • Harold: My net is too heavy!
  • Michael Brandon: Wailed Harold.
  • Percy: Harold is in trouble!
  • Michael Brandon: Percy cried.
  • Percy: We must try to help him.
  • (Harold crashed into a haystack)
  • (Percy races to Harold's rescue)
  • Percy: Are you all right?
  • Michael Brandon: Called Percy.
  • Harold: Just get someone to put me out of this haystack!
  • Michael Brandon: Sputtered Harold and Percy did as fast as he could. The next day, Harold's engine was fixed and he was flying again. Percy was very pleased to see him.
  • Percy: Want to take the mail, Harold?
  • Michael Brandon: Percy teased.
  • Percy: I'll stand by with the rescue team.
  • Michael Brandon: All the engines tooted and Harold hovered so low that only Percy could hear.
  • Harold: Thanks for getting to pull me out that haystack, my friend.
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Percy: That's all right.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Percy.
  • Percy: That's what friends are for.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Engine Roll Call)
  • Children: (singing) They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends. Thomas!
  • Girl: He's the cheeky one.
  • Children: James!
  • Girl: Is vain but lots of fun.
  • Children: Percy!
  • Girl: Pulls the mail on time.
  • Children: Gordon!
  • Girl: Thunders down the line.
  • Children: Emily!
  • Girl: Really knows her stuff.
  • Children: Henry!
  • Girl: Toots and huffs and puffs.
  • Children: Edward!
  • Girl: Wants to help and share.
  • Children: Toby! (singing) Well let's say, he's square. They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends. They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends.

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