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Pulling Around (UK version) - Full is Pikachufreak's fan-fiction thing to make.

Description

  • Here's the full UK version of Pulling Around, a DVD released on January 23, 2007. Stories narrated by Ringo Starr and Michael Angelis included, as well as a song: Thomas and The Guard, Cows, The World's Strongest Engine, Thomas The Jet Engine, James and The Express, Time For Trouble, Coal, The Flying Kipper and Gone Fishing.

Opening Previews

  1. Warning Screen
  2. HiT Entertainment logo (2007)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro (2004 version)
  5. First few seconds of Thomas and The Guard

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • PULLING AROUND
  • Storytellers RINGO STARR & MICHAEL ANGELIS
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Transcript

  • (We open this DVD with the warning screen)
  • (We then go to the 2007 HiT Entertainment logo)
  • (The Britt Allcroft Presents logo soon appears)
  • (The 2004 version of Thomas Season 5 intro then follows and we begin Thomas and The Guard)
  • 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, baggage and the guard. 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 The Fat Controller, 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 The Fat Controller 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 guard blew his whistle and Thomas started so quickly that he left him behind. The guard 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 guard, I've lose my nice guard.
  • Ringo Starr: She sobbed. Annie tried to tell Thomas what had happened.
  • Annie: We haven't a guard, we haven't a guard!
  • 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 guard.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Where's our guard? Where's our guard?
  • 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 guard will tell us in a minute.
  • Ringo Satrr: They waited and waited but the guard didn't come.
  • Thomas: Peep peep peep, where's the guard?
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: We've left him behind!
  • Ringo Starr: Sobbed Annie and Clarabel together. Everyone looked, and there was the guard 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, Mr. Guard.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Guard: It wasn't your fault, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: He replied.
  • Guard: 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 guard 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.
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Cows)
  • Ringo Starr: Edward was getting old. His bearings were worn, and he clanked as he puffed along. He was taking empty cattle trucks to a market town. The sun shone, birds sang, but Edward was heading for trouble.
  • Edward: Come on! Come on!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed.
  • Cars: Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!
  • Ringo Starr: Screamed the trucks. Edward puffed and clanked, the cars rattled and screamed. Some cows were grazing near by. They were not used to trains. The noise and smoke disturbed them. As Edward clanked by, they broke through the fence and ran across the line. A coupling was broken and some trucks were left behind.
  • (Cows mooing)
  • Ringo Starr: Edward felt a jerk, but didn't take much notice. He was used to cattle trucks.
  • Edward: Bother those cars!
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • Edward: Why can't they come quietly?
  • Ringo Starr: He was at the next station before either he or his driver realized what had happened.
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: When Gordon and Henry heard about the accident, they laughed and boasted.
  • Gordon: Fancy allowing cars to break his train! They wouldn't dare do that to us. We'd show them!
  • Ringo Starr: Toby was cross.
  • Toby: You couldn't help it, Edward. They've never met cows. I have, and I know the trouble they are.
  • (Edward's whistle toots and puffs away)
  • Ringo Starr: Some days later, Gordon rushed through Edward's Station.
  • Gordon: Poop poop! Mind the cows! Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Gordon.
  • Coaches: Don't make such a fuss! Don't make such a fuss!
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled his coaches. A long stretch a line lay ahead. In the distance was a bridge. It seemed to Gordon that there was something on the bridge. His driver thought so too.
  • Gordon's Driver: Whoa, Gordon!
  • Ringo Starr: He said, and shut off steam.
  • Gordon: Pooh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: It's only a cow! Shooh! Shooh!
  • Ringo Starr: He moved slowly on to the bridge, but the cow wouldn't "Shooh"! She had lost her calf, and felt lonely.
  • Cow: Mooooh!
  • Ringo Starr: She said sadly. Everyone tried to send her away, but she wouldn't go. Henry arrived.
  • Henry: What's this? A cow? I'll soon settle her. Be off! Be off!
  • Cow: Mooooh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the cow. Henry backed away nervously.
  • Henry: I don't want to hurt her.
  • Ringo Starr: At the next station, Henry's Guard told them about the cow, and warned the signalman that the line was blocked.
  • Porter: That must be Bluebell.
  • Ringo Starr: Said a porter.
  • Porter: Her calf is here, ready to go to market. Percy will take her along.
  • (Percy's whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: At the bridge, Bluebell was very pleased to her calf again, and the porter led them away.
  • (Cows mooing)
  • Henry: Not a word.
  • Gordon: Keep it dark.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Gordon and Henry to each other. They felt rather silly, but the story soon spread.
  • (Crickets chirping; owl hoots)
  • Edward: Well, well, well!
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Edward.
  • Edward: Two big engines afraid of a cow.
  • Gordon: Afraid? Rubbish.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: We didn't want the poor thing to hurt herself by running up against us. We stopped so as not to excite her. You see what mean, my dear Edward.
  • Edward: Yes, Gordon.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward. Gordon felt somehow that Edward "saw" only too well.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin The World's Strongest Engine)
  • Michael Angelis: The engines on the Island of Sodor liked feeling responsible, reliable and really useful. They worked hard to compete their jobs on time. They don't like confusion and delay. But the troublesome trucks delighted mischief and their mischief causes trouble as poor Henry found out.
  • The Fat Controller: Henry has had an accident and been sent for repairs.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: There are no other engines available. So Diesel will help until Henry returns.
  • Engines: Yes sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed the engines, but they weren't happy. The engines didn't like Diesel he was always being rude and always showing off.
  • Percy: I hope Henry's mended soon.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Percy.
  • Thomas: He moves more trucks than three Diesels put together.
  • Michael Angelis: Agreed Thomas.
  • Gordon: Trucks are no one's friends.
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed Gordon. The next day, Diesel was working at the docks.
  • Diesel: When the Fat Controller sees how good I am.
  • Michael Angelis: He bragged to the trucks.
  • Diesel: He'll get rid of steam engines once and for all.
  • Michael Angelis: This gave the troublesome trucks an idea. As Diesel was shunting them together, they started to sing.
  • Troublesome Trucks: (singing) Is that all you can haul, Henry loads are longer, is that all you can haul, Henry must be stronger.
  • Michael Angelis: Diesel was cross. He was sure to be stronger than Henry.
  • Diesel: I'll push you all at the same time.
  • Michael Angelis: He said. The trucks giggled.
  • Troublesome Trucks: (singing) Push us all, that's the longest, push us all, you'll be the strongest.
  • Diesel: That's me.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Diesel.
  • Diesel: The world's strongest engine.
  • Michael Angelis: And Diesel shunted five trucks together, then ten, then fifteen. Soon he had an enormous line of twenty trucks.
  • Percy: What's Diesel doing?
  • Michael Angelis: Cried Percy.
  • Thomas: He thinks he's the world's strongest engine.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Thomas. Diesel didn't know the shunters have the brakes on the trucks. The troublesome trucks knew, but encouraged Diesel to push anyway.
  • Troublesome Trucks: Push, push, push!
  • Michael Angelis: Diesel pushed and he pushed and he pushed, but the trucks didn't move. So Diesel decided to pull the trucks instead.
  • Troublesome Trucks: (singing) Heave ho, heave ho, you can pull but we wont go.
  • Michael Angelis: Sang the trucks. This made Diesel very cross. He pulled and he pulled and he pulled.
  • Diesel: Help! Grease and oil!
  • Michael Angelis: Diesel sulked as the trucks laughed and laughed. The Fat Controller looked down crossly at Diesel.
  • The Fat Controller: I thought you would be a proper dockyard diesel, but I was wrong.
  • Michael Angelis: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: Can you make up for lost time, Henry?
  • Henry: Oh yes, sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Henry replied happily. He backed up to the trucks and the shunters released the brakes. Then Henry pulled away as easy as pie and the engines cheered. Diesel was sent home in disgrace, but the engines had learned a lesson.
  • Thomas: Even troublesome trucks can do you a favor sometime.
  • Michael Angelis: Chuffed Thomas.
  • Percy: Like getting rid of a smelly old Diesel.
  • Alec Baldwin: Puffed Percy.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas The Jet Engine)
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon is a very proud steam engine. He's the fastest engine on the Island of Sodor. He loves speeding along his line with the wind blowing across his funnel.
  • Gordon's Driver: You've broken the record again.
  • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
  • Gordon: I'm the fastest!
  • Michael Angelis: Boasted Gordon. But not all the engines were impressed.
  • James: Speed isn't everything.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said James smugly.
  • Thomas: But being reliable and useful is.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
  • Gordon: You slow engines will never understand.
  • Michael Angelis: Snorted Gordon.
  • Gordon: Because you'll never go as fast as me.
  • Michael Angelis: The Fat Controller arrived with news of a special for Thomas.
  • The Fat Controller: I want you to collect the jet engine and take it to the airfield.
  • Percy: What's a jet engine?
  • Michael Angelis: Asked Percy?
  • The Fat Controller: A jet engine goes forward by pushing hot air out of its back.
  • Michael Angelis: The Fat Controller explained.
  • Thomas: Just like you blow up a balloon and let it go.
  • Michael Angelis: Added Thomas.
  • Thomas: It's very fast.
  • Michael Angelis: Thomas likes making special deliveries for the Fat Controller. It makes him feel special. But secretly, he wished he could go as fast as Gordon, just once. Thomas arrived at the docks, excited to see the jet engine. It was shiny and modern and Thomas had never seen anything like it. He couldn't wait to start his journey, but Cranky was taking his time.
  • Thomas: Hurry up!
  • Michael Angelis: Puffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: This is a special special.
  • Michael Angelis: Cranky did not like being told what to do especially by an engine. He becae so cranky, that he was careless with his hook. His hook knocked the switch and the switch started the jet engine and the engine began to wind. The wind got louder and louder and louder.
  • Cranky: Uh, oh.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Cranky. Before he could say anything else, the jet engine was rocketing Thomas up the track.
  • Thomas: Whoa!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas. The driver tried to put on the brakes, but Thomas couldn't stop.
  • Thomas: Whoa boy!
  • Michael Angelis: The stationmaster called ahead.
  • Signalman: Clear the lines, it's a runaway train!
  • Michael Angelis: Signals were changed and points were switched. Thomas had never been so exciting. Thomas flew by James and rocketed past Henry and raced by Percy. They were amazed. Bertie was excited when he saw Thomas flying down the track.
  • Bertie: Want a race, Thomas?
  • Michael Angelis: Beeped Bertie.
  • Bertie: Never mind.
  • Michael Angelis: No one had ever seen an engine go so fast. Gordon had no idea that Thomas racing along the main line.
  • Gordon: I am the fastest.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Gordon proudly.
  • Thomas: Hi, Gordon. Bye Gordon.
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon could not believe what he had seen. At last, the jet engine ran out of fuel and Thomas was back under his own power. He steamed gently back into Knapford Station.
  • Thomas: Sorry for overtaking you back there, Gordon.
  • Michael Angelis: Teased Thomas.
  • Gordon: Overtake me? I didn't notice.
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon huffed.
  • Henry: You didn't notice the fastest engine on the Island of Sodor?
  • Michael Angelis: Said Henry.
  • Thomas: Yes, I am the fastest.
  • Michael Angelis: Puffed Thomas. Percy felt a little sorry for Gordon.
  • Percy: Gordon doesn't have to go as fast as a jet engine. He's a steam engine.
  • James: But he's still full of hot air.
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled James and Gordon wheeshed away.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin James and The Express)
  • Ringo Starr: One night, Henry and Gordon were alone with James. Altough the Fat Controller 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 points 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. The Fat Controller was on the train with other important people and as soon as they heard the guard'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 trucks 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 booking office.
  • Passengers: We want our money back!
  • Ringo Starr: They shouted. But the Fat Controller climbed onto a cart and blew the guard's whistle so loudly that they all stopped to look at him. Then he promised a new train at once.
  • The Fat Controller: Gordon can't do it.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: Will you pull it for us, James?
  • James: Yes sir, I'll try.
  • Ringo Starr: So James was coupled on, and everyone got in.
  • The Fat Controller: Do your best, James.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • 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 the Fat Controller was very impressed.
  • The Fat Controller: Well done.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: Would you like to pull the express sometimes?
  • James: Yes, please.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered James. Next day when James came by, Gordon was pushing trucks.
  • Gordon: I like some quiet work for a change.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Gordon: I'm teaching these trucks manners. You did well with those coaches I hear. Good, we'll show them.
  • Ringo Starr: And he gave his trucks 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 trucks.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Time For Trouble)
  • Michael Angelis: The Island of Sodor has many visitors, and the Fat Controller had scheduled more trains. Gordon the Big Engine had to work harder than ever before.
  • Gordon: Come on.
  • Michael Angelis: He called to the coaches.
  • Gordon: Come on, come on, come on. The passengers rely on me to be on time.
  • Michael Angelis: Whenever Gordon finished one journey it was time for another to begin.
  • (The guard blows his whistle)
  • Gordon: Never mind.
  • Michael Angelis: He puffed.
  • Gordon: I like a long run to stretch my wheels.
  • Michael Angelis: Even so, the Fat Controller decided that Gordon needed a rest.
  • The Fat Controller: James shall do your work.
  • Michael Angelis: James was delighted. He like to show off his smart red paint and was determined to be as fast as Gordon.
  • James: You know, little Toby.
  • Michael Angelis: He boasted.
  • James: I'm an important engine. Everyone knows it. I'm as regular as clockwork. Never late, always on time, that's me.
  • Toby: Sez you.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Toby. Just then, the Fat Controller arrived.
  • The Fat Controller: Your parts are worn, Toby, so you must go to the works to be mended.
  • Toby: Can I take Henrietta, sir?
  • The Fat Controller: No. What would the passengers do without her?
  • Michael Angelis: Toby saw Percy by the water tower.
  • Percy: Don't worry, Toby. I'll take care of Henrietta until you get back.
  • Michael Angelis: Soon Toby was out on the main line. He clanked as he trundled along. He's a little engine with small wheels. His tanks will not hold much water. He had come a long way and began to feel thirsty. In the distance was a signal.
  • Toby: Good.
  • Michael Angelis: He thought.
  • Toby: There's a station ahead. I can have a nice drink and a rest until James has passed.
  • Michael Angelis: Toby was enjoying his drink when the signalman came up. He had never seen Toby before. Toby's driver tried to explain but the new signalman wouldn't listen.
  • Signalman: We must clear the line for James with the express. You'll had to get more water at the next station.
  • Michael Angelis: Hurrying used a lot of water and his tanks were soon empty. Poor Toby was out of steam and stranded on the main line.
  • Toby's Fireman: We must warn James.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the fireman. Then he saw Percy and Henrietta.
  • Toby's Fireman: Please, take me back to the station. It's an emergency.
  • Michael Angelis: Henrietta hated leaving Toby.
  • Percy: Never mind.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Percy.
  • Percy: You're taking the fireman to warn James. That's a big help.
  • Michael Angelis: Henrietta felt much better. James was fuming when he heard the news.
  • James: I'm going to be late.
  • Signalman: My fault.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the signalman.
  • Signalman: I didn't understand about Toby.
  • James' Driver: Now James.
  • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
  • James' Driver: You had to push Toby.
  • James: What, me?!
  • Michael Angelis: Snorted James.
  • James: Me?! Push Toby and pull my train too?!
  • Michael Angelis: Grumbling dreadfully, James set off to find Toby. He came up behind Toby and gave him a bump.
  • James: Get on you!
  • Michael Angelis: James had to work very hard. When he reached the works station he felt exhausted. Some children were on the platform.
  • Boy: Koo. The express is late and it's got two engines. I think James couldn't pull it on his own so Toby had to help him.
  • Toby: Never mind, James.
  • Michael Angelis: Whispered Toby.
  • Toby: They're only joking.
  • James: Ha, ha!
  • Michael Angelis: Said James.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Coal)
  • Ringo Starr: One morning, Henry was feeling very sorry for himself. Sometimes he can pull trains, but sometimes he felt he had no strength at all.
  • Henry: I suffer dreadfully and no one cares.
  • James: Rubbish, Henry!
  • Ringo Starr: Snorted James.
  • James: You don't work hard enough!
  • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller spoke to him too.
  • The Fat Controller: You're too expensive, Henry. You have lots of new parts and new paint too, but they've done you no good. If we can't make you better, we must get another engine instead of you.
  • Ringo Starr: This made Henry, his driver and fireman very sad. The Fat Controller was waiting when Henry came to the platform. He had taken off his hat and coat and put on overalls. Henry managed to start but his fireman was not satisfied.
  • Henry's Fireman: Henry is a bad steamer.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to the Fat Controller.
  • Henry's Fireman: I built up his fire, but it doesn't give enough heat.
  • Ringo Starr: Henry tried very hard, but it was no good. He didn't have enough steam, and came to a stop outside Edward's station.
  • Henry: Oh dear!
  • Ringo Starr: Thought Henry.
  • Henry: I shall have to go away! Oh dear, oh dear!
  • Ringo Starr: All he could do is to go slowly onto a siding, and Edward took charge of the train. The Fat Controller and the Fireman went on discussing Henry's troubles.
  • The Fat Controller: What do you think is wrong, fireman?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked the Fat Controller.
  • Henry's Fireman: Excuse me, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: He answered.
  • Henry's Fireman: But the fact is the coal was wrong. We've had a poor lot lately, and today's it's worse. The other engines can manage. They had big fireboxes. Henry's is small and can't make the heat. With Welsh coal, he'd be a different engine.
  • The Fat Controller: It's expensive.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • Henry: But Henry must have a fair chance. James shall go and fetch them.
  • Ringo Starr: When the Welsh coal came, Henry's Driver and Fireman were excited.
  • Henry's Driver and Fireman: Now we'll show 'em, Henry old fellow.
  • Ringo Starr: They carefully made his fire, putting large lumps of coal like a wall round the outside, then the glowing middle part was covered in smaller lumps.
  • Henry: You're spoiling my fire.
  • Ringo Starr: Complained Henry.
  • Henry's Fireman: Wait and see.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the fireman.
  • Henry's Fireman: We'll have a roaring fire just when we wanted.
  • Ringo Starr: The fireman was right. When Henry reach the platform, the water was boiling nicely, and he had to let off steam.
  • The Fat Controller: How are you, Henry?
  • Henry: Peep, peep, peep!
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Henry.
  • Henry: I feel fine!
  • The Fat Controller: Have you a good fire, driver?
  • Henry's Driver: Never better, sir, and plenty of steam.
  • The Fat Controller: No record breaking.
  • Ringo Starr: Warned the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: Don't push him too hard.
  • Henry's Driver: Henry won't need pushing, sir. I'll have to hold him back.
  • Ringo Starr: Henry had a lovely day. He had never felt so well of his life. He wanted to go fast, but his driver wouldn't let him.
  • Henry's Driver: Steady old fellow.
  • Ringo Starr: He would say.
  • Henry's Driver: There's plenty of time.
  • Ringo Starr: They arrived early at the station. Thomas puffed in.
  • Henry: Where have you been, lazybones?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Henry.
  • Henry: Oh, I can't wait for dawdling tank engines like you. Goodbye.
  • Thomas: Whoosh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas to Annie and Clarabel.
  • Thomas: Have you ever seen anything like it?
  • Ringo Starr: Both Annie and Clarabel agreed that they never had.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin The Flying Kipper)
  • Ringo Starr: One winter evening, Henry's driver said...
  • Henry's Driver: We'll be out early tomorrow. We've got to take the Flying Kipper. Don't tell Gordon, but I think if we pull the Kipper nicely, the Fat Controller will let us pull the express. The special coal they gave you is working well.
  • Henry: Hurrah!
  • Ringo Starr: Cried Henry.
  • Henry: That will be lovely.
  • Ringo Starr: All kinds of ships use the harbour at the big station by the sea. There are passenger ships, cargo ships and fishing boats also come here. They unload their fish on the key. Some of them goes the shops in the town, and the rest in a special train to other places far away. This is the train the railwaymen called the Flying Kipper. Henry was ready at 5:00. There was snow and frost. Men hustled and shouted loading up the crates of fish. The last door banged, the guard showed his green lamp, and the Flying Kipper was ready to go.
  • Henry: Come on, come on, don't be silly, don't be silly.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Henry to the vans. The vans shuttered and groaned.
  • Vans: Trickety-trock, trickety-trock, all right, all right!
  • Henry: That is better, that is better.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Henry. Cloud of smoke and steam poured from his funnel into the cold air, and the fire's light shown brightly.
  • Henry: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Panted Henry. They were going well. The light grew better, signal light shown green as they passed. Then, a yellow signal appeard ahead. His driver prepared to stop, but the home signal was down.
  • Henry's Driver: All clear, Henry. Away we go.
  • Ringo Starr: They couldn't know the points from the main line to a siding were frozen, and a home signal should have been set a danger, but snow had forced it down. A goods train was waited in a siding to let the Flying Kipper past, and a Driver and Fireman were drinking cocoa in the break van.
  • Guard: The Kipper is due.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the guard.
  • Fireman: Who cares?
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fireman.
  • Fireman: This is good cocoa.
  • Ringo Starr: The driver got up.
  • Driver: Come on, fireman, back to our engine.
  • Ringo Starr: They got out just in time.
  • (Crash!)
  • Ringo Starr: Henry's driver and fireman had jumped clear before the crash, but Henry lay dazed and surprised. The Fat Controller came to see him.
  • Henry: The signal was down, Sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Henry.
  • The Fat Controller: Cheer up, Henry. It wasn't your fault. Ice and snow cause the accident. I'm sending you to Crewe, a fine place for sick engines. They'll give you your new shape and a larger firebox. You'll feel a different engine, and won't need special coal anymore. Won't that be nice?
  • Henry: Yes, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Henry doubtfully. Henry liked being a Crewe, but was glad to come home. A crowd of people waited to see him arrive in his new shape. He looked so splendid and strong that they gave him three cheers.
  • Henry: Peep, peep!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled.
  • Henry: Thank you very much!
  • Ringo Starr: I am sorry to say that a lot of little children were often late for school, because they waited to see Henry go by. They often see him pulling the express. He does it so well that Gordon is jealous. But that's another story.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Gone Fishing)
  • Children: (singing) Sometimes it's nice to take some time out. Do what you really want to do. Just to relax and let the world fly by you. Forget your worry, no need to hurry. Just leave a sign to say... Gone fishing, gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way, Gone fishing. Gone fishing, Gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way. Why don't we all go fishing? You drop your line down to the river, Waiting to see what you can find. Whatever life has to offer you. You know you'll take it, stand up and face it, Smiling along the way. Gone fishing, gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way, Gone fishing. Gone fishing, Gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way. Why don't we all go fishing? There's nothing better on a sunny day, When all your work is done. Throw down your line, settle down. Surprise, surprise, look what you've found. Gone fishing, gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way, Gone fishing. Gone fishing, Gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way. Why don't we all go fishing? It's a sunny old day and you're on your way... Gone fishing!

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