Sir Handel Gets It Right is episode 191 of Thomas the ERTL Adventures.


Sir Handel discovers that a bridge is out. He tells Mr. Percival and the other engines, but Smudger's the only one who dosen't listen to Sir Handel. Later, Smudger gets into a predicament and almost falls off the bridge, but Sir Handel rescues him just in time. Mr. Percival is proud of Sir Handel, and is cross with Smudger and punishes him for two months.


  • Skarloey
  • Sir Handel
  • Smudger
  • Mr. Percival


  • Narrator: Sir Handel the Old and Wise engine worked on the Narrow Gauge Railway on the Island of Sodor. He likes pulling frieght cars and coaches. One day, Sir Handel discovered that a bridge was out. His driver inspected it.
  • Sir Handel's Driver: This bridge is broken.
  • Sir Handel: That could be dangerous. My friends might fall down if it's not repaired.
  • Narrator: And they hurried off to warn the other engines. The engines were at the Wharf when Sir Handel arrived.
  • Sir Handel: Don't go to the bridge. It's really out.
  • Smudger: Pah! I like bridges, but not this one! So, I have to go a different way.
  • Narrator: Smudger puffed away to take some frieght cars to the station.
  • Smudger: I'll show Sir Handel that I take a few frieght cars the other way than the bridge.
  • Narrator: Sir Handel hurried off to tell Mr. Percival the bad news.
  • Mr. Percival: Thank you. I'll send the repair men to rebuild the bridge tommarow. Meanwhile, nobody is to use it.
  • Sir Handel: Oh, thank you, sir.
  • Narrator: Sir Handel's driver put up a sign: Line closed. The engines had to travel a different way. Meanwhile, Smudger shunted the frieght cars.
  • Frieght Car 1: OH! OW! You've bumped me!
  • Frieght Car 2: You horrid engine!
  • Smudger: I don't care! I'll show Sir Handel to travel a different way!
  • Narrator: Soon, all the frieght cars were shunted into a train of coal. Smudger was to be the shunting engine to take them to the station.
  • Smudger: You nonsence cars have to shut up and be quiet!
  • Narrator: And Smudger pushed his train of frieght cars away from the yards. He was still fumming about the bridge that was out.
  • Smudger: Sir Handel thinks that I sound worser than you are.
  • Frieght Cars: We don't like Smudger!
  • Narrator: Soon, he raced past Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: You have to go slow, Smudger!
  • Smudger: As I am a show-off engine, I don't go slow. And he went even faster. Smudger raced past Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: Stop, Smudger! The bridge is closed for repairs!
  • Narrator: And he raced after Smudger. Smudger was still racing faster down the line.
  • Smudger: I have to go to the other way!
  • Narrator: And he went even faster down the mountains.
  • Sir Handel: Smudger! Stop!!
  • Narrator: But Smudger didn't hear Sir Handel. And, he didn't even stop
  • Smudger: I'll make through the other way.
  • Narrator: And he went even faster.
  • Smudger: I'll show Sir Handel that I can go to the station by using the other way instead of the bridge
  • Narrator: Smudger huffed and puffed to the top of the hill. Then he raced down the other side. But, the points were not changed yet. One of Smudger's frieght cars crashed into the sign. Smudger could see the bridge ahead and he saw that it was still out.
  • Smudger: (screams) AAAAAAHH!! No, no, no!! I'm on the wrong way! And there's the out-of-order bridge! Stop me now, driver!
  • Narrator: Smudger's driver applied the breaks, but it was too late. His freight cars were falling. One by one, they fell into the swamp below. Smudger tried to pull away, but he couldn't. Then, the last car fell into the the swamp below.
  • Smudger: HELP!
  • Narrator: Smudger was now half on and half off the bridge. He was scared. He didn't know what to do. Just then, Sir Handel puffed.
  • Sir Handel: Smudger, are you okay?
  • Smudger: Yes, but I'm going to fall and get destroyed.
  • Sir Handel: Smudger, I can rescue you. But you have to stay as still as you can.
  • Narrator: Smudger heard Sir Handel. He stayed still as Sir Handel buffered up to him. Sir Handel's driver coupled them and Sir Handel pulled as hard as he could. And puff by puff, Sir Handel pulled Smudger away from the edge and to safety.
  • Sir Handel: You're safe now Smudger.
  • Narrator: Sir Handel had saved Smudger.
  • Smudger: (emotional) Thank you Sir Handel. Thank you.
  • Narrator: Smudger was really, really sad. Sir Handel helped him back to the Wharf. He told Mr. Percival all about Smudger's close call. Mr. Percival was very pleased.
  • Mr. Percival: Well done, Sir Handel. You had helped Smudger out of the bridge. You are a really useful engine. As your reward, you can have a whole week off.
  • Sir Handel: (smiling) Oh, thank you, sir.
  • Narrator: Sir Handel was very pleased about his whole week off. Then, Mr. Percival turned crossly to Smudger. He was not happy anymore.
  • Mr. Percival: Smudger, I understand that you are not listening to Sir Handel's warnings. And you had got yourself into trouble with the bridge. All of your frieght cars had fallen off the bridge and were destroyed. And you could've have fallen off and been destroyed too.
  • Smudger: I am sorry, sir. But, it wasn't my fault. It was those frieght cars who don't like me.
  • Mr. Percival: Never mind about that! For your punishment for being naughty, you'll be in your shed for the next two months!
  • Smudger: Two months?! You can't be serious!
  • Mr. Percival: Oh, Yes, I am. That should give you plenty of time to think about what you've done and how you can be useful.
  • Narrator: Smudger felt very embarresed.
  • Sir Handel: Looks like you almost fell off the bridge and almost got destroyed, ey, Smudger?
  • Narrator: Smudger stayed silent. Sir Handel smiled happily. He felt more wiser than ever before. You know, I wonder if Sir Handel's right, don't you?

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