Old Iron is the fifth episode of the second season of Spike the Dragon and Friends, and the thirty-first episode overall. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode of the same name.


  • Spike as Thomas
  • Shining Armor as Edward
  • Cranky Doodle Donkey as James
  • Pipsqueak as Percy
  • Hoity Toity as Sir Topham Hatt
  • Filthy Rich as Henry (cameo)
  • Big Macintosh as Gordon (cameo)
  • Everyone else as Themselves


Narrator: "One day, Cranky Doodle Donkey had to wait at the station till Shining Armor and his buffaloes came in. This made him cross."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Late again!"

Narrator: "Shining Armor laughed, and Cranky fumed away.

After Cranky had finished his work, he went back to the yard and puffed onto the turntable. He was still feeling very bad tempered."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Shining Armor is impossible."

Narrator: "He grumbled to the others."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "He clanks about like a lot of old iron, and he is so slow he makes us wait!"

Narrator: "Spike and Pipsqueak were indignant."

Pipsqueak: "Old iron? Slow?"

Spike: "Why, Shining Armor could beat you in a race any day!"

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Really!"

Narrator: "Said Cranky."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "I should like to see him do it!"

Narrator: "Next morning, Cranky's driver was suddenly taken ill. He could hardly stand, so the fireman unhooked Cranky ready for shunting. Cranky was impatient."

Suddenly, the signalman shouted. There was Cranky running away down the road."

Signalman: "All traffic halted!"

Narrator: "He announced at last. Then he told the fireman what had happened."

Signalman: "Two boys were standing nearby Cranky fiddling with him."

Cranky Doodle Donkey's Fireman: "Phew!"

Signalman: "They ran off when Cranky started."

(Phone rings)

Narrator: "The signalman answered the telephone."

Signalman: "Yes. He's here. Right. I'll tell him.

The inspector's coming at once. He wants a shunter's pole and a coil of wire rope."

Cranky Doodle's Donkey's Fireman: "What for?"

Narrator: "Wondered the fireman."

Signalman: "Search me! But you'd better get them quickly."

Narrator: "The fireman was ready when Shining Armor arrived. The inspector saw the pole and the rope."

Inspector: "Good man. Jump on."

Shining Armor: "We'll catch him, we'll catch him."

Narrator: "Said Shining Armor. Cranky was laughing."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "What a lark! What a lark!"

Narrator: "He chuckled to himself.

Suddenly he was going faster and faster. He realized that he had no driver."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "What shall I do? I can't stop! Help! Help!"

Shining Armor: "We're coming! We're coming!"

Narrator: "Called Shining Armor.

Shining Armor was panting up behind with every once of strength he had. At last he caught up with Cranky."

Shining Armor's Driver: "Steady, Shining Armor!"

Narrator: "Called his driver. The inspector stood in front of Shining Armor, holding a noose of rope in the crook of the shunter's pole. He was trying to slip it over Cranky. The animals swayed and lurched.

At last!"

Inspector: "Got him!"

Narrator: "He shouted. He pulled the noose tight. Gently braking, Shining Armor's driver checked the unicorn's speed, and Cranky's fireman scrambled across and took control."

Shining Armor: "So the old iron caught you after all."

Narrator: "Chuckled Shining Armor."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "I'm sorry."

Narrator: "Whispered Cranky."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Thank you for saving me. You were splendid, Shining Armor."

Shining Armor: "That's all right."

Narrator: "Replied Shining Armor. The animals arrived at the station side by side. Hoity Toity was waiting."

Hoity Toity: "A fine piece of work."

Narrator: "He said."

Hoity Toity: "Cranky, you can rest and then take your load. I'm proud of you, Shining Armor. You shall go to the hospital and have your worn parts healed."

Shining Armor: "Oh, thank you, sir."

Narrator: "Said Shining Armor."

Shining Armor: "It'll be lovely not to clank."

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