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Rheneas and The Roller Coaster is the twelfth episode of the seventh season. In the US, it aired on the Adventures of Shining Time Station's 2004 premiere episode, The Fun Park.

Plot

  • Sir Topham Hatt gives Rheneas a job by taking the children and their teacher on a school trip. Rheneas is not sure, but from Rusty's advice, goes on different toured locations. But when he ventures into a bumpy line, he goes on a fast ride he'll never forget. Arriving at last at the station, he is all exhausted, but is praised by Sir Topham Hatt for being a really useful engine.

Characters

  • Rheneas
  • Rusty
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Peter Sam (cameo)
  • Duncan (cameo)

Trivia

  • This is the third episode to feature the William Tell Overture being heard in the background, with the first two being Season 5's Busy Going Backwards and Season 6's Thomas and The Jet Engine. However, this is only in the original UK version, as well as the US Release of the same name and in every Mr. Conductor and Friends Home Video Crossover, even international versions.

Home Media Releases

UK

  • Pulling Together
  • The Complete Seventh Series
  • Bumper Party Collection

US

  1. Rheneas and The Roller Coaster & Other Thomas Adventures (July 20, 2004, Original Music)
  2. Hooray For Thomas & Other Adventures (January 25, 2005, Redubbed Music)
  3. Thomas & Friends: The Complete Seventh Season (Redubbed Music)

Episode Script

UK Michael Angelis version

US Michael Brandon version

  • Michael Brandon: Rheneas is a brave little engine who enjoys working in the mountains on the Island of Sodor. Even though he is little, Rheneas loves feeling like a really useful engine. One day, Sir Topham Hatt came to see Rheneas.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I have a very important job to do.
  • Michael Brandon: He boomed.
  • Rheneas: An important job!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Rheneas.
  • Rheneas: Oh, thank you sir.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You are to take some school children up into the mountains. You must make sure they have a wonderful time and are back in time for their lunch.
  • Rheneas: Yes, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Rheneas. But he was worried. He wasn't sure he was good enough to make the trip special. When Rheneas arrived at the station, the children and the teacher were waiting on the platform.
  • Rheneas: How am I going to make the children's day really special?
  • Michael Brandon: He said to Rusty.
  • Rusty: You know the mountains better than any engine.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Rusty. But Rheneas wasn't sure his best will be exciting enough. He felt like a very little engine indeed. Sir Topham Hatt had told Rheneas' driver to point out all the beautiful sights along the way.
  • Rheneas' Driver: This is Sodor Castle.
  • Michael Brandon: Called his driver.
  • Rheneas' Driver: It is very special and important.
  • Michael Brandon: Rheneas saw the castle everyday. He didn't think it was special or important.
  • Rheneas: I must think of something exciting to do.
  • Michael Brandon: He thought to himself.
  • Rheneas' Driver: This is the valley view.
  • Michael Brandon: Said his driver.
  • Rheneas' Driver: And here's the viaduct.
  • Children: (gasp)
  • Michael Brandon: Rheneas was still unhappy. The trip didn't seem wonderful to him at all.
  • Rheneas: Must be special! Must be special.
  • Michael Brandon: He thought. Meanwhile, Rusty was working on the rocky ridge line. Heavy rains have washed the ground from under the road.
  • Foreman: These lines are too bumpy and uneven.
  • Michael Brandon: Said the foreman.
  • Foreman: The track must be closed for repairs.
  • Rheneas: Must be special. Must be special.
  • Michael Brandon: Rheneas was still trying to think of something that will make the children's trip special. He didn't know the linesmen have forgotten to switch the points. Suddenly, Rheneas was on the wrong track.
  • Rheneas: Oh no! This line is closed for repairs. Bust my buffers!
  • Michael Brandon: Chuffed Rheneas.
  • Rusty: Be careful!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Rusty.
  • Rusty: The tracks are very bumpy!
  • Michael Brandon: Rheneas whooshed down the mountain like a roller coaster. The children cheered. Rheneas puffed up the rocky ridge with all his might. His coach clattered and bumped and bounced along behind. And the children oooed and aaaed. Rheneas huffed and puffed as hard as he could. He steamed across the trestle bridge. He was going so fast the teacher nearly lost her hat. Rheneas splashed under a waterfall, the children laughed happily and the teacher covered her eyes. At last, they could see the station. Rheneas was very tired and worried.
  • Rheneas: What will Sir Topham Hatt say?
  • Teacher: Phew!
  • Michael Brandon: Said the teacher.
  • Teacher: Just in time for lunch.
  • Children: It was the best school trip ever!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried the children. Sir Topham Hatt wasn't cross with Rheneas, he was happy too.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You gave the children a wonderful trip. You really are a very useful engine.
  • Rheneas: Oh, thank you sir!
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Rheneas proudly. Rheneas didn't feel like a little engine anymore.

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