Peter Sam, Thumper & The Snow, re-titled Thumper the Machine for American audience, is the thirteenth episode of Peter Sam the Narrow Gauge Engine and Friends. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode, Thomas, Terence & The Snow/Terence the Tractor.


  • Peter Sam as Thomas
  • Ada as Annie
  • Jane as Clarabel
  • Thumper as Terence
  • Alfie as Bertie (not named, does not speak)
  • Everyone else as Themselves


  • Ringo Starr: Autumn had come to the Island of Sodor. The fields were changing from yellow stubble to brown earth and an machine was hard at work as Peter Sam puff along. Later Peter Sam saw the machine close by.
  • Thumper: Hello.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the machine.
  • Thumper: I'm Thumper, I'm plowing.
  • Peter Sam: I'm Peter Sam, I'm pulling a train. What ugly wheels you got.
  • Thumper: They're not ugly, they're caterpillars.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thumper.
  • Thumper: I can go anywhere. I don't need rails.
  • Peter Sam: I don't want to go anywhere.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: 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 Peter Sam' driver.
  • Driver: A heavy fall is coming. I hope it doesn't stop us.
  • Peter Sam: Huh!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: 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, Peter Sam.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Peter Sam: Huh! Snow is silly soft stuff it won't stop me.
  • Ringo Starr: The snowplough was heavy and uncomfortable and made Peter Sam 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 Peter Sam. Next morning, Peter Sam' driver and fireman came early and worked hard to mend the snowplough, but they couldn't make it fit. Peter Sam was pleased.
  • Peter Sam: I shan't have to wear it, I shan't have to wear it.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed to Ada and Jane. But they were rather worried.
  • Ada and Jane: 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.
  • Peter Sam: Silly soft stuff.
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: 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.
  • (Peter Sam crashes into a snowdrift)
  • Peter Sam: Cinders and ashes!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: I'm stuck.
  • Ringo Starr: And he was.
  • Driver: Back, Peter Sam, back.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver. Peter Sam 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 Peter Sam was nearly buried.
  • Peter Sam: 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 Peter Sam began to cry. At last the excavator came to rescue the passengers. And then who should come to Peter Sam's rescue but Thumper. Snow never worries him.
  • (Thumper hooks up to Jane and pulls her and Ada out of the snow)
  • Ringo Starr: He pulled the empty coaches away, then came back for Peter Sam. Peter Sam' wheels were clear but still spun when he tried to move. Thumper tugged and slipped and slipped and tugged and at last dragged Peter Sam clear of the snow ready for the journey home.
  • (Thumper goes away into the tunnel with Peter Sam following him)
  • Peter Sam: Thank you, Thumper. Your caterpillars are splendid.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Peter Sam.
  • Driver: I hope you'll be sensible now, Peter Sam.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Peter Sam: I'll try.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Peter Sam and he puffed slowly away. 

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