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Description

Here's the full version of the 1998 Strand VCI version of Steam Roller and Other Stories.

Opening Previews

  1. Strand VCI FBI Warning
  2. Strand VCI Entertainment logo (1988-1992)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends UK Season 4 intro (version 1)
  5. First few seconds of Fish

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • FISH
  • Storyteller ALEC BALDWIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Transcript

Fish

  • Alec Baldwin: On starry night when the moon is full and the air still, you can hear the sounds of faraway ships and distant laughter. They echoed over the hills and through the valleys, down calm canals and sleepy inlits. Every engine knows that these are the sounds that say the harbour is hard at work at the big station by the sea. One night, a special load of fish was ordered. Sir Topham Hatt decided that extra vans must be added to the train that the men called The Flying Kipper. The only vans available were old ones. They had not been used for a long time. Henry waited impatiently by the keyside as Duck shunted them into position. Thomas puffed by with the mail train.
  • Thomas: Hello, Duck. Going fishing? I'd take care if i were you.
  • Duck: Why?
  • Alec Baldwin: Huffed Duck.
  • Thomas: Well for one thing...
  • Alec Baldwin: Puffed Thomas remembering his own experience.
  • Thomas: ...if fish get into an engine's boiler they always cause trouble. And for another, fish can be awfully smelly. And i know what i'm talking about. Good night.
  • Alec Baldwin: Henry grunted dreadfully.
  • Henry's Driver: You'll just have to put up with it, Henry.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver.
  • Henry's Driver: At least the extra load will mean you can have another engine help us up Gordon's Hill.
  • Alec Baldwin: Meanwhile, Duck was waiting at Edward's station so that he could help the heavy train by pushing from behind. Henry made good progress. When he reached the platform his driver stopped the train beyond the platform. Then Henry gave a special signal.
  • Henry: Peep, peep, peep, peep! I need help please?
  • Duck: Peep, peep!
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Duck.
  • Duck: I won't be long.
  • Alec Baldwin: Duck buffered gently up to Henry's train. He was not coupled on. Henry would then be able to run on without stopping when they reached the top of the hill.
  • Duck: Ready!
  • Alec Baldwin: Whistled Duck and off they went. Soon they reached Gordon's Hill.
  • Henry: Push hard, push hard.
  • Alec Baldwin: Puffed Henry.
  • Duck: We're doing it, we're doing it.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Duck. Henry was pulling his train harder than he realized.
  • (The lamp from the fourth van comes off all of a sudden)
  • Alec Baldwin: Duck felt the weight on his buffers slacking. Then Duck noticed something else.
  • Duck: There's no sign of a tail lamp.
  • Alec Baldwin: He thought. He whistled, but there was no reply. Meanwhile Henry had noticed something too.
  • Henry: My train's getting heavier.
  • Alec Baldwin: He thought to himself.
  • Henry: I'm slowing down.
  • Alec Baldwin: Then there was trouble. There was a crash!
  • (Duck smashes into the vans, causing Henry to come to a stop)
  • Alec Baldwin: No one was hurt. But a strong smell of fish hung in the air. Next day, workmen found a broken tail lamp at the bottom of the hill. Sir Topham Hatt spoke kindly to Duck.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: The accident wasn't your fault. We should've checked that this tail lamp was fixed on properly. We'll soon have you in working order again.
  • Duck: Thank you, sir.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Duck sadly.
  • Duck: Thomas told me to be careful with fish. They got me in a right pickle, didn't they?

Nameplates after Fish

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

Bye George

  • Alec Baldwin: One day, George the Steam Roller waiting for Percy to take him to a new workplace. George was being rude to Rheneas and Skarloey.
  • George: You're just worn out wheels on worn out rails!
  • Skarloey: You need rocks for your roads.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: And we're helping you.
  • George: I need to flatten little engines in the scrapyard.
  • Alec Baldwin: Retorted George. Then Percy arrived to take George away. He was still rebelling.
  • George: Railways are no good! Turn them into roads!
  • Alec Baldwin: The little engines were pleased to see him go. George grumbled all the way to the old branch line. He was going to turn it into a road. When they arrived, George was rude again.
  • George: Bumpy ride on rotten rails. I'm glad it's over.
  • Percy: So am I.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Percy.
  • George: Huh!
  • Alec Baldwin: Huffed George. Percy was still fuming when he met Thomas.
  • Thomas: What's up, Percy?
  • Percy: It's George. He makes me feel down.
  • Thomas: Just ignore him.
  • Alec Baldwin: Puffed Thomas. George was now enjoying himself.
  • George: Ripping up rails!
  • Alec Baldwin: He chortled.
  • George: What a life. What did you think of this, Thomas?
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas took no notice. George felt insulting.
  • George: You're a useless blue puffball!
  • Alec Baldwin: But Thomas didn't hear.
  • George: I'll show him who's boss?
  • Alec Baldwin: At last, the workmen reached the level crossing.
  • Workman: What shall we do here?
  • George: Tear it up, tarmacing.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said George. So they did but not properly and George knew it. Later, Thomas was travelling home on the same line. He was pulling freight cars filled with vegetables. The signalman had forgotten to warn his driver about the crossing.
  • Thomas: That's nice. We don't need to stop.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Thomas happily.
  • Thomas' Driver: Yes we do.
  • Alec Baldwin: Called his driver. But it was too late.
  • (Thomas slides off the rails, rolls down a field and crashes into a barn)
  • Alec Baldwin: Next day, Percy told Gordon all about George.
  • Gordon: Huh.
  • Alec Baldwin: Snorted Gordon.
  • Gordon: You're just a small engine. That's why he's rude to you. He wouldn't dare cause me any trouble.
  • Alec Baldwin: George had been taken to some yards to work. Duck arrived with a train of empty freight cars. George was blocking his way and a car was stuck on the main line.
  • Duck: Let me through.
  • Alec Baldwin: Demanded Duck.
  • George: You'll just have to wait.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied George.
  • Duck: There's no time to wait. I must clear my freight cars from the main line to let Gordon through.
  • George: Then you'll had to wait too.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said George. Duck's driver went to complain to the stationmaster. But the signalman had set the signal to allow Gordon to speed through. His passengers with singing his praises and he was making express time.
  • Gordon: I'm the greatest. Just watch me fly by.
  • Alec Baldwin: He whistled long and loud as he approached the station. Suddenly, he saw a freight car on the line ahead.
  • Gordon: Get out of my way!
  • Alec Baldwin: But the freight car wouldn't move until Gordon forced it, by accident. Gordon was worried that Sir Topham Hatt would be cross. He was but not with Gordon.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Whoever cause this disturbance will have me to answer to.
  • Alec Baldwin: And he did, a few days later.
  • Thomas: Look who's here.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Thomas. George had been found out by Sir Topham Hatt and punished. He looked miserable.
  • Percy: Now we'll get some peace and last.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Percy.
  • George: I wanna get rolling again. But i had to wait a whole week till i do.
  • Thomas: And then you'll be just as rude as ever. Eh, George?
  • George: I hope not. Don't you?

Nameplates after Bye George

  • Thomas
  • George
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

Steam Roller

  • Alec Baldwin: Sir Handel is very proud of his big sturdy wheels. They have brought tires and whole wells to the rails. But they are unusual. One day, the other engines wouldn't stop teasing him.
  • Engines: Look at his steamroller wheels.
  • Alec Baldwin: They joked.
  • Sir Handel: Be quiet.
  • Alec Baldwin: Snorted Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: You're jealous.
  • Peter Sam: Don't worry.
  • Alec Baldwin: Soothed Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: The engines all teased me about my special funnel until they learned how useful it is.
  • Sir Handel: Did you hear that?
  • Alec Baldwin: Huffed Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: My wheels are special like Peter Sam's funnel. I can go faster than any of you.
  • Alec Baldwin: Skarloey had a plan to make Sir Handel see sense.
  • Skarloey: With your grand wheels, Sir Handel.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: You're just the engine to tackle George.
  • Sir Handel: Who's George?
  • Skarloey: That steamroller over there.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Listen.
  • Alec Baldwin: The steamroller was making rude remarks about the engines.
  • George: Railways are no good. Turn them into roads. Pull them up, turn them into roads. Railways are no good. Turn them into roads. Pull them up, turn them into roads.
  • Sir Handel: Don't worry.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: Leave him to me. I'll send him packing. George will soon get a run for his money.
  • Alec Baldwin: Later that morning, George was at the level crossing.
  • George: Huh! You're Sir Handel, I suppose.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sir Handel was standing no nonsense.
  • Sir Handel: And you, I suppose, are George? Yes, I've heard of you.
  • George: And i've heard of you. You swank around with your stearoller wheels, pretending you're as good as me.
  • Sir Handel: Actually, i'm better. Goodbye.
  • Alec Baldwin: George chuffered on, fuming. Later that day, Sir Handel brought a special load down after the last train had gone. When he had reached the road he saw George travelling home. Sir Handel tried to attract his attention.
  • Sir Handel: Peep! Peep! Peep!
  • Alec Baldwin: George took no notice. There was barely room to pass. Sir Handel was cross.
  • Sir Handel: Get out of my way, you great clumsy road hog.
  • George: Huh! I don't move for imitation steamrollers.
  • Alec Baldwin: Retorted George. They lumbered along as the insults continue. Then suddenly, there was trouble.
  • Sir Handel: Aagh!
  • Alec Baldwin: Cried Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: That was your fault.
  • George: No it wasn't it was yours.
  • Alec Baldwin: Everyone was arguing about who was to blame.
  • Policeman: Hello, hello, hello.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said a policeman ominously.
  • Policeman: And what's going on here?
  • Alec Baldwin: This made everyone stop arguing. They set to work clearing up the mess instead. Next day, the workmen put up a fence between the road and the railway. Then they went away, taking George with him. Sir Handel thought he had made George go away. He talked of nothing but steamrollers.
  • Skarloey: Oh, dear.
  • Alec Baldwin: Whispered Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: He's worse than ever. I'm sorry my plan was no good.
  • Rusty: Never mind.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: We'll think of something else.
  • Alec Baldwin: But they had no need to do that. Some boys arrived instead. They pointed to the engine and cried...
  • Boy: Look! Here's Sir Handel. He tried to race a steamroller, but the steam roller nearly beat him.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sir Handel never mention steamrollers now.

Nameplates after Steam Roller

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • George
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

Baa

  • Alec Baldwin: In summer, the Island of Sodor gleams in the sun, and every station is filled with flowers. Percy had been working at the docks all day and was tired of the smell of fish.
  • Driver: Phew. Come on, Percy.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Time to go home.
  • Percy: Please sir, can I have a washdown first?
  • Driver: Sorry, Percy, there isn't time. Sir Topham Hatt was waiting for us at the sheds.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: There is to be a festival of flowers.
  • Alec Baldwin: Announced Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: This sign saying "Best Dressed Station" will be awarded to the winner. Please help with the arrangements.
  • Alec Baldwin: The engines were excited.
  • Thomas: My favorite station is Ffarquahar.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Thomas.
  • Toby: Mine is Maithwaite.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Toby.
  • Toby: Percy, what's yours?
  • Alec Baldwin: Percy was too tired to think properly.
  • Percy: The docks.
  • Alec Baldwin: He murmured.
  • Thomas: Ha!
  • Alec Baldwin: Sniffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: We can tell.
  • Alec Baldwin: Toby laughed.
  • Toby: The docks are filled with fish, not flowers.
  • Percy: All right then. Alresdale's End.
  • Toby: That's my home.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Toby.
  • Percy: That's why I like it, especially when you're there not here saying I'm silly. Good night.
  • Alec Baldwin: Next morning, Percy was proud to be sparkling again. His train of freight cars were being loaded with vegetables and flowers.
  • Driver: These are for Maithwaite.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: They'll display them on the platform.
  • Alec Baldwin: On the way, Percy saw Harold.
  • Percy: Why is Harold buzzing about?
  • Alec Baldwin: He thought.
  • Percy: I haven't time for a race today.
  • Driver: What's that?
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Why bless me, it's a ram.
  • Percy: Now we're being late! I've shouldn't know that Harold is trying to tell us something.
  • Ram: Baa!
  • Fireman: I've got just a ticket to get him off the track.
  • Alec Baldwin: Cried the fireman.
  • Fireman: Food.
  • Alec Baldwin: He found some cabbage leaves. The ram chomped happily away.
  • Percy: Please can we go now?
  • Ram: Baa!
  • Alec Baldwin: When Percy arrived at the station, his driver told the stationmaster what had happened.
  • Stationmaster: I've heard about this ram. He's always hungry.
  • Alec Baldwin: A little while later, the station was decked with flowers.
  • Percy: Maithwaite will definitely win first prize.
  • Alec Baldwin: Decided Percy. He left his coaches and went to a siding where no one could see him.
  • Percy: (yawns) Time for a snooze.
  • Alec Baldwin: He thought. But it wasn't.
  • Driver: We better see what all that noise is about.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver. Percy was shocked. Flowers were scattered everywhere.
  • Driver: It's that ram. He's made of meal out of the station too.
  • Alec Baldwin: Then there was trouble.
  • Passengers: We can't get in to the waiting room!
  • Alec Baldwin: The passengers cried.
  • Stationmaster: Why not?
  • Alec Baldwin: Asked the stationmaster.
  • Passengers: The ram won't let us.
  • Alec Baldwin: Everyone looked at the ram and the ram looked at them.
  • Driver: He's not alone.
  • Alec Baldwin: Explained Percy's driver.
  • Boys: Let us out!
  • Alec Baldwin: Begged the boys.
  • Boys: We're sorry.
  • Stationmaster: Well, look at that!
  • Alec Baldwin: Said the stationmaster.
  • Stationmaster: The boys are the culprits not the ram. He was just making sure they did know more damage.
  • Boys: We thought it would be fun but it wasn't. We'll put everything back.
  • Alec Baldwin: A few days later, Sir Topham Hatt invited some of the engines at Maithwaite, winner of the Best Dressed Station award.
  • Percy: I'm sorry, Toby.
  • Alec Baldwin: Whispered Percy.
  • Toby: You made the right choice.
  • Alec Baldwin: Then Sir Topham Hatt made an announcement.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: There is one more prize for our good friend the ram. Here it is. And I'll eat my hat if you don't like it.
  • Alec Baldwin: Then Harold landed. The wind from his blades blew Sir Topham Hatt's hat off.
  • Ram: Baa! Baa!
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well, seems I wouldn't be able to eat my hat even if I had to.
  • Alec Baldwin: Everyone laughed and the only sound from the ram was a condented hiccup.
  • Ram: Hic.

Nameplates after Baa

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • George

Henry's Special 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.
  • Henry: You don't work hard enough!
  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt spoke to him too.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What's wrong with you, 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 to do the work.
  • Ringo Starr: This made Henry, his driver and fireman very sad. Sir Topham Hatt 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 Sir Topham Hatt.
  • 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. Sir Topham Hatt and the Fireman went on discussing Henry's troubles.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What do you think is wrong, fireman?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Sir Topham Hatt.
  • 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.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It's expensive.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • 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.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: How are you, Henry?
  • Henry: Peep, peep, peep!
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Henry.
  • Henry: I feel fine!
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Have you a good fire, driver?
  • Henry's Driver: Never better, sir, and plenty of steam.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: No record breaking.
  • Ringo Starr: Warned Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: 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.

Nameplates After Henry's Special Coal

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Toby

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, Sir Topham Hatt 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 freight cars. The cars shuttered and groaned.
  • Cars: Trock-trick, trock-trick, 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 switches 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 freight train was waited in a siding to let the Flying Kipper past, and a Driver and Fireman were drinking cocoa in the caboose.
  • Conductor: The Kipper is due.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the conductor.
  • 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. Sir Topham Hatt came to see him.
  • Henry: The signal was down, Sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Henry.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: 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 you 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.

Nameplates after The Flying Kipper

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Toby

Percy's Ghostly Trick

  • Percy: And every year on the date of the accident, it runs again as a warning to others, plunging into the gap, shrieking like a lost soul.
  • Thomas: Percy what are you talking about?
  • Percy: The ghost train. Driver saw it last night.
  • Thomas and Toby: Where?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Thomas and Toby.
  • Percy: He didn't say, oh it makes my wheels wobble to think of it.
  • Thomas: Pooh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: You're just a silly little engine. I'm not scared.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Percy: Thomas didn't believe in ghosts.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy next morning. His driver laughed.
  • Percy's Driver: Neither do i. It was only a pretend ghost story.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy was disappointed. That evening, he came back from the harbour. (Percy's whistle toots, owl hoots) Percy knew where he was, even in the dark.
  • Percy: Crowe's Farm Crossing. We shan't be long now. (Whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: He liked running at night. The rails hummed and the signal light shoned green. But a broken cart load of lime lay ahead. Sam the Farmer had just gone for help.
  • (Percy's whistle toots and a loud crash is heard as he hits the cart)
  • Ringo Starr: Percy broke the cart to smithereens. Lime flew everywhere. He puffed quickly to the nearest signal box. (Percy's whistle toots) Percy's driver explained what had happened.
  • Signalman: I'll see to it.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Signalman.
  • Signalman: But you better clean Percy, or people will think he's a ghost.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy chuckled.
  • Percy: Do let's pretend I'm a ghost and scared Thomas. That'll teach him to see I'm a silly little engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Toby promised to help. (Toby's bell rings) Thomas was being oiled up for his evening train.
  • Toby: Percy's had an accident!
  • Ringo Starr: Cried Toby.
  • Thomas: Poor engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Botheration! That means I'll be late!
  • Toby: They've cleared the line for you, but there's something worse.
  • Thomas: Out with it, Toby, I can't wait all evening.
  • Toby: I've just seen something.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Toby.
  • Toby: It looked like Percy's ghost. It said it was coming here to warn us.
  • Thomas: Pooh! Who cares? Don't be frightened, Toby. I'll take care of you.
  • (Percy's whistle toots)
  • Percy: Peep, peep, peep-peep-peep, peep! Let me in, let me in!
  • Ringo Starr: Wailed Percy.
  • Toby: No, no! Not by the smoke on my chimney chim chim!
  • Percy: I'll chuff and I'll puff and I'll break your door in!
  • Thomas: Oh dear!
  • Ringo Starr: Explained Thomas.
  • Thomas: It's getting late. Oh, I have no idea. Oh, I must find Annie and Clarabel.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: It was morning when Thomas returned.
  • Toby: Where have you been?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Toby.
  • Thomas: Ah well.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I knew you be sad about Percy, and I, um, I didn't like to intrude. I slept in the freight shed and... (Ghostly whistle) Oh, sorry, can't stop. Gotta see a coach about a train.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy was non a worse for his adventure, and was still enjoying himself enormously. He had heard everything.
  • Percy: Well, well, well! What do you know about that?
  • Toby: Anyone would think...
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Toby.
  • Toby: ...that our Thomas was just seen a ghost!

Closing Credits

  • Storyteller Direction by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • Television Stories by BRITT ALLCROFT & DAVID MITTON
  • Director of Photogrophy TERENCE PERMANE
  • Assistant Director STEVE ASQUITH
  • Production Management GRAEME MacARTHUR
  • Production Co-ordinator MELANIE INSKIP
  • North American Production Co-ordinator SHELLEY-ELIZABETH SKINNER
  • Camera Crew NIGEL PERMANE & SIMON HECK
  • Gaffer MICHAEL FLYNN
  • Model Shop Supervisor BRIAN RUTLAND
  • Special Effects Supervisor DAVID EVES
  • Set Dresser JULIE McKAY
  • Senior Model Maker MARTIN DASKELL
  • Model Crew CONARD AYLING, SOPHIE BROWN, ANTON CHRISTIAN, ANGELA HAYCOCK, CHRIS LLOYD, TRACY MILHAM & JENNE de NAEYER
  • Figurines JOHNATHAN SAVILLE
  • Stagehands MATTHEW VEALE & ELEANOR DENMAN
  • Railway Considant DAVID MAIDMENT
  • Lighting Equipment Supplied by LEE LIGHTING LTD.
  • Periscope Lens Supplied by GRIP HOUSE LTD.
  • Sound Effects and Dubbing MAIDSTONE STUDIOS
  • Dubbing Mixer MIKE ERANDER
  • North American Sound Supervisor BILL MAITHER
  • North American Audio Engineer MARK DeSIMONE
  • Post Production Facilities THE HOUSE
  • Editor JOHN L. WRIGHT
  • Music Composed by MIKE O'DONNELL And JUNIOR CAMPBELL
  • Made At SHEPPERTON STUDIOS, LONDON, ENGLAND
  • Processed by TECHNICOLOR
  • Executive Producer ANGUS WRIGHT
  • Produced by BRITT ALLCROFT and DAVID MITTON
  • A GULLANE PICTURES RELEASE
  • A BRITT ALLCROFT PRODUCTION
  • @Britt Allcroft (Thomas) Limited 1998
  • ENTERTAINMENT TO GROW UP WITH

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