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Gordon Goes Foreign

Plot

  • When a foreign engine visits, an argument ensues between him, Gordon, and Duck over, of all things, the name of London's big station. Gordon wants to find out, but isn't allowed to pass Barrow. However, when the engine taking the Express to the mainland derails, Gordon jumps at the chance to take the train, and the next day Sir Topham Hatt reads in the paper that Gordon received a hero's welcome. However, when he returns, Gordon is upset, having discovered that it's St. Pancras!

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Alec Baldwin.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by Gordon, Duck, James, the Big City Engine and Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Cameos by

Little Old Twins

Plot

  • Some men are coming to look at the line, and Peter Sam and Sir Handel remember that people did that on their old line and that it was later sold. The engines are miserable, until Peter Sam's driver tells them the men are television producers who will be filming the engines. Everyone is happy again, except Sir Handel, who tries to weasel out by playing sick again; Sir Topham Hatt simply asks his crew to take him apart to show the producers how an engine works. Peter Sam is given the honour of pulling the television equipment, and, after a circuit around the line, stops to film Skarloey making a speech. To everyone's surprise, Skarloey reveals that he has a twin, Talyllyn, and that he met him while being repaired.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by
  • In the Ringo Starr version of this episode, when Ringo Starr as Sir Handel says "I don't feel well!", his tone from "Wrong Road" (when Gordon says "Branch lines are vulgar!") is used.

Transcript

George Carlin version

  • George Carlin: One morning the owner brought some people to see the railway. He showed them everything. They traveled in the trains, and looked at stations, and bridges and coaches.
  • People: Yes.
  • George Carlin: They would say thoughtfully.
  • People: We'll take this...or we won't take that.
  • George Carlin: They made notes in their books. Peter Sam whispered to Sir Handel.
  • Peter Sam: Men came and did that on our old line.
  • Sir Handel: And then...
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: Soon afterwards, it was...it was...
  • Peter Sam: Sold.
  • George Carlin: Finished Peter Sam warmfully. Peter Sam didn't sing anymore. He wanted to cry. The other engine wre sad too.
  • Driver: What's the matter with you all?
  • George Carlin: His driver asked in one day.
  • Driver: You looked like dying ducks.
  • Peter Sam: We don't want to be sold.
  • George Carlin: Said Peter Sam.
  • Driver: Sold?!
  • George Carlin: Exclaimed his driver surprisly.
  • Driver: Who to?
  • Peter Sam: To those people who talked about and taking things.
  • Driver: You silly engine.
  • George Carlin: Laughed his driver.
  • Driver: They're not gonna buy us. They're gonna take our pictures on television.
  • George Carlin: And he tried to explain about what he meant.
  • Peter Sam: Not going to be sold, not going to be sold.
  • George Carlin: Said Peter Sam. He could hardly wait for the others. He told them about the television as well. They were pleased and excited, all except Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: I don't hold with it.
  • George Carlin: He grumbled.
  • Sir Handel: Vulgar I called it. Fancy tropes about making an obsession I told you about yourselves. I won't do it I told you.
  • George Carlin: Skarloey said nothing. He just winked at Peter Sam like this. (Skarloey winks at Peter Sam) The next morning, when Sir Topham Hatt did come to explain about the television, Sir Handel kept strangely quiet.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Now.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I want every engine to take part.
  • Sir Handel: I don't feel well!
  • George Carlin: Groaned Sir Handel.
  • Sir Topham Hatt:

Ringo Starr version

  • Ringo Starr: One morning the owner brought some people to see the railway. He showed them everything. They traveled in the trains, and looked at stations, and bridges and coaches.
  • People: Yes.
  • Ringo Starr: They would say thoughtfully.
  • People: We'll take this...or we won't take that.
  • Ringo Starr: They made notes in their books. Peter Sam whispered to Sir Handel.
  • Peter Sam: Men came and did that on our old line.
  • Sir Handel: And then...
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: Soon afterwards, it was er....
  • Peter Sam: Sold.
  • Ringo Starr: Finished Peter Sam warmfully. Peter Sam didn't sing anymore. He wanted to cry. The other engine wre sad too.
  • Driver: What's the matter with you all?
  • Ringo Starr: His driver asked in one day.
  • Driver: You looked like dying ducks.
  • Peter Sam: We don't want to be sold.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Peter Sam mirsiblely.
  • Driver: Sold?!
  • Ringo Starr: Exclaimed his driver surprisly.
  • Driver: Who to?
  • Peter Sam: To those people who talked about and taking things.
  • Driver: You silly engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed his driver.
  • Driver: They're not gonna buy us. They're gonna take our pictures on television.
  • Ringo Starr: And he tried to explain about what he meant.
  • Peter Sam: Not going to be sold, not going to be sold.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Peter Sam. He could hardly wait for the others. He told them about the television as well. They were pleased and excited, all except Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: I don't hold with it.
  • Ringo Starr: He grumbled.
  • Sir Handel: Vulgar I called it. Fancy tropes about making an obsession I told you about yourselves. I won't do it I told you.
  • Ringo Starr: Skarloey said nothing. He just winked at Peter Sam like this. (Skarloey winks at Peter Sam) The next morning, when Sir Topham Hatt did come to explain about the television, Sir Handel kept strangely quiet.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Now.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I want every engine to take part.
  • Sir Handel: I don't feel well!
  • Ringo Starr: Groaned Sir Handel.
  • Sir Topham Hatt:

Skarloey, Rheneas & The Mountain Engine

Plot

  • Rheneas tells a grumpy Sor Handel that he should be grateful that he doesn't work on a mountain railway. Sir Handel doesn't believe such a thing exists, and an argument ensues until Donald arrives with Culdee, a queer-looking mountain engine. When Culdee wakes up, he tells the other engines about his line, and an adventure he had on the first day.

Notes

  • US Narrators: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by Skarloey, Rheneas, Sir Handel, Culdee, Donald and Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Cameos by BoCo, Gordon, Thomas, Alaric, Eric, Godred and Wilfred.
  • Non-speaking role by Catherine.

A Bad Look-Out for Godred

Plot

  • Duncan is in a bad mood, so Skarloey and Rheneas change the conversation by asking Culdee about his coaches. The conversation soon drifts to Culdee's automatic brakes, and the story of Godred, an engine who held too much faith in his automatic brakes. Even though everyone tried everything, they found nothing wrong, but Godred continued in his way. Then one day, Godred fell off the rails and was sent to the shed, where he was cannibalised for his parts. Sir Handel and Duncan are scared and remain silent, but Rheneas and Skarloey don't mention the tale was made up.

Notes

  • US Narrators: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by Skarloey, Rheneas, Sir Handel, Duncan, Culdee, Godred and Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Non-speaking roles by Catherine.
  • Cameos by Donald, BoCo, Peter Sam, Toby, Edward, Wilfred, Alaric and Eric.

Danger Points

Plot

  • Donald brings Culdee home, where he discovers that three new engines have arrived - Alaric, Eric and Lord Harry, the last of which is loud and risk-taking. The next day, Culdee makes fun of Lord Harry's "super-heat" and Lord Harry determines to pay him out. Unluckily, he derails at the summit, preventing Wilfred from taking his "down" train. Lord Harry is sent to the back of the Shed in disgrace.

Notes

  • US Narrators: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by Donald, Culdee, Catherine, Alaric, Eric, Lord Harry, Wilfred and Sr Topham Hatt.
  • Cameos by Oliver, Percy, BoCo and Edward.

Devil's Back

Plot

  • Lord Harry is punished by having his name taken away and, after hearing Culdee's story of Godred, asks the Manager to be let out. The Manager agrees, but forbids him from pulling passenger trains, so #6 is kept taking supplies and workmen to Summit Hotel. One day, he is preparing to continue up Devil's Back, a difficult part of the line, when a message arrives about a group of injured climbers, and #6 is sent to rescue them. Despite the strong wind, #6 perseveres and the leader of the climbers asks the Manager to rename #6 after a friend who helped him when he was injured. Nowadays, #6 is known as Patrick and only takes risks when absolutely necessary.

Notes

  • US Narrators: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Crosspatch

Plot

  • Nancy is polishing Skarloey, but Skarloey calls her a fusspot. Nancy replies by calling him a crosspatch. Skarloey remembers he once was a crosspatch, and tells Nancy the story... Skarloey was built in 1864 and sent to Sodor on a ship the following year. After being lowered to a lowloader using the ship's derricks, he was taken to Crovan's Gate by his old friend Neil. The people there weren't used to engines, and it was dark by the time he was on the rails. The next morning, he was told to take some trucks, but he wanted to pull coaches. The manager, Mr. Mack, and some workmen came and tried to make him steam, but he refused to do anything, day after day. Eventually, they got tired and covered him up with a tarpaulin. Nancy says it served Skarloey right, but a crowd which has come to listen tells him to go on...

Notes

  • US Narrators: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Bucking Bronco

Plot

  • At last, Mr. Mack came and Skarloey said sorry. Mr. Mack told him that Mr. Bobbie, an engineer who helped build Skarloey, had come, and Skarloey worked hard to finish the line before the inspector arrived. When Rheneas first arrived he was a sensible engine, unlike Skarloey, who was bouncy and excited. When Skarloey was told to pull the directors' train, Rheneas told him to be careful, but Skarloey scoffed at him and got the coaches. The coaches had never met him before, and didn't trust him. When Skarloey began to bounce, Mr. Mack, who was riding on Skarloey, closed the regulator too quickly and the coaches bumped into each other. They bumped him back, and Mr. Mack was knocked into a bush. He rode in Beatrice for the remainder of the journey. The directors were cross, and told Rheneas to pull the inspector's train instead. The inspector was satisfied, but told the directors to give Skarloey an extra set of wheels...

Notes

  • US Narrators: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Stick-in-the-Mud

Plot

  • Rheneas starts telling the rest of the story. When Skarloey returned with another pair of wheels and a cab, the coaches were impressed and Skarloey got conceited. When he told Rheneas he should get a cab, Rheneas disagreed. Skarloey called him a stick-in-the-mud, and the argument went on until the two fell out. Then, one morning, Skarloey was taking the workmen to the quarry in the rain. When Rheneas was warming up, the guard arrived and told them Skarloey was stuck in a landslide. Rheneas refused to help at first, but went when reminded of the workmen and crew. Afterwards, Skarloey apologised, and they burst out laughing when they realised Skarloey was the stick-in-the-mud after all.

Notes

  • US Narrators: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Duck and Dukes

Plot

  • Duck tells Peter Sam that there are no Dukes, having all been scrapped, and Prter Sam, who remembered Sir Topham Hatt said the Duke of Sodor was coming to Skarloey and Rheneas' hundredth birthday, is horrified, and when he tells the others, they argue over who is right. (Peter Sam said that he and Sir Handel may have been thinking of Duke from the Mid Sodor Railway, but we don't know Sir Handel's reaction.) But the next day, the engines are happy when they wake up, for it's Skarloey and Rheneas' birthday. Later, Peter Sam takes the television train and films Rheneas. After Skarloey returns, having taken the Duke round the loopline, the Duke makes a speech, during which Peter Sam interrupts and asks him if he is real. The Duke tells him he is, and Rheneas makes a speech asking everyone to visit his and Skarloey's respective twin brothers, Talyllyn and Dolgoch.

Notes

  • US Narrators: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by Duck, Peter Sam, Sir Handel, Skarloey, Rheneas, Duke, Harmood and Mr. Percival.
  • Cameos by Rusty and Duncan.

Bear & The Ballast

Plot

  • New ballast is being laid in the trackbed. Duck, Oliver, Donald and Douglas bring it from a line that starts at Tidmouth, and all they will say is "verra wee engines" bring it down from the hills. Bear is curious and asks to take some cars along the line. There, he meets a small green engine called Rex, who tells him about the "chute" that loads his cars. The next time Bear visits, Rex introduces him to two other engines, Bert and Mike. When Bear discovers that they don't have any passengers yet, he leaves, promising to bring some for them.

Notes

  • US Narrator: Alec Baldwin.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Tit for Tat

Plot

  • Bert's driver tells the engines that two clergymen are coming to take pictures of them and put them in a book. Bert thinks he will be physically stuck in a book, and is apprehensive, but cheers up when he meets them. However, he gets cross again when they don't wave at him while taking pictures, and the final straw is when they accidentally drench him with muddy water when they pass him in their car. Bert plans revenge, and at a hilly part he creates steam, soaking his driver and Sir Topham Hatt, who was riding in the cab. But later, after both parties make up, Bert tells the others they will be in the book along with him.

Notes

  • US Narrator: Alec Baldwin.
  • UK Narrator: Mark Moraghan.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Mike's Whistle

Plot

  • Bear's horn is faulty after his crew used oil to make pasta, and Mike makes fun of him, saying "engines without whistles or horns aren't engines at all". The others tease Mike about his whistle, and when he blows off steam he is chosen to take the passenger train. Mike is furious and is in a bad temper all day. When a cow strays onto the line, Mike tries to 'shoo' her away by whistling, but all that happens is that his whistle shoots off into the sky. Everyone tries looking for it, but to no avail, and they have to make the whistling noises for him. Mike is sent to work at the quarry for the rest of the day, and to top it off Bert and Rex tease him again in the shed.

Notes

  • US Narrator: Alec Baldwin.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Useful Railway

Plot

  • After an encounter with a flock of sheep, Mike calls them silly and can't understand why Rex calls them useful. Sir Topham Hatt arrives and tells them they are now arranging to take wool trains for farmers. Rex is chosen to take the first train. Rex is over-confident, but gets his comeuppance when a tractor's load spills onto the line, derailing him. Bert and Mike tease him, but say sorry when they come to take him home, and Sir Topham Hatt tells them the railway is more popular than ever.

Notes

  • US Narrator: Alec Baldwin.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Super Rescue

Plot

  • Two diesels, 7101 and 199, arrive. 7101 is friendly, but 199 is rude, saying diesels are more reliable than steam engines. Later, Henry is riding home tender-first, his regulator jammed, and meets 199 with a train of oil-tankers at a signalbox. 199, ironically, has failed, and so does 7101 after his ejector leaks and he is unable to pull his passenger train. Henry, with some help from 7101, still able to move, bravely takes 199, the oil-tankers and the passengers to the next station. Duck, to the delight of the passengers, takes the passenger train, while Donald takes the goods. 199 is sent away in disgrace and Henry helps 7101 to the shed.

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Ringo Starr.
  • Appearances by Henry, Spamcan, Bear, James, Duck and Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Cameos by Thomas, Edward, BoCo and Percy.

Stop Thief!

Plot

  • The conductor tells Thomas' crew that the stationmaster's house was burgled the previous night, and his gardening trophies and new car were stolen. Thomas is later puffing through the valley when he sees a car very much like the stationmaster's one and warns his crew, who identify the driver and passenger as the thieves. At the next signalbox, they throw the fireman's lunch box, with a note inside, to a signalman. The thieves are stopped at a roadblock, the trophies and car are recovered undamaged, and Sir Topham Hatt arrives at Ffarquhar to congratulate Thomas and his crew.

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Ringo Starr.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Triple-Header

Plot

  • One day after pulling the Express, Gordon feels tired and Billy replies by telling him to become a tank engine. Later, it is discovered Gordon needs new tubes. Henry is told to pull the Express, but one day he gets sick too. Billy, Percy and Oliver are the only engines available, so they're coupled up. On Gordon's Hill, Percy runs out of steam. They're unable to uncouple him, so they try to struggle to the Works. Oliver breaks down just outside the station, and Billy, unable to take the train himself, stops. Gordon, who watched the whole scene from his siding, makes heavy breathing noises at Billy.

Notes

  • US Narrator: Alec Baldwin.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by Gordon, Henry, Billy, Percy, Salty and Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Cameos by Thomas, Duck, Toby and Rosie.

Old Stuck-Up

Plot

  • BoCo is showing a visiting Diesel around the line. When the Diesel finds he is to share a shed with steam engines, he is disgusted and insults them, leading James to nickname him "Old Stuck-Up". The Diesel sleeps outside the shed, and, when he wakes up the next day, remembers he has to refuel and be cleaned. In the part of the shed where BoCo and Bear sleep is a cleaning stop. The Diesel decides to use it, but goes forward too quickly, slips on the oily rails and crashes into the back of the shed.

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Ringo Starr.
  • Appearances by BoCo, Bear, James, Henry and Old Stuck Up.
  • Cameos by Duck, Thomas, Gordon, Percy and Toby.
  • Old Stuck Up's theme is very similar to Diesel's Season 2 theme.

Crossed Lines

Plot

  • The engines are fed up with James' complaining about Diesels having two cabs and boasting about his importance. He becomes worse than ever when he has to take a goods train one misty day. James has to whistle to alert the signalman to switch the points, but another engine whistles first and the confused signalman switches the points as a wellwagon is going over them, causing it to go sideways into a signal.

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Ringo Starr.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Fire Engine

Plot

  • During a discussion about paint one night, Henry remarks he is thankful he doesn't look like a fire-engine, like James, but James makes a crafty rejoinder and the joke turns to Henry. Henry, furious, broods over paying James out and bangs around so much the coupling on his tender breaks, with the movement knocking part of Henry's fire onto the line. Edward comes to take Henry's train and tells the others. James notes that Henry has never made comments about fire engines since.

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Ringo Starr.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Deep Freeze

Plot

  • One wintery day, James takes on too much water at Crovan's Gate and his injector fails. A Diesel comes to the rescue, and although James feels humiliated at first, he quickly befriends the Diesel and has since never made fun of Diesels.

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Ringo Starr.
  • Appearances by James,
  • Cameos by

Patience is a Virture

Plot

  • Sir Handel is delighted to have been chosen to visit the Talyllyn Railway, but cannot leave until Duke's restoration has been completed. When summer comes, Sir Handel's trains become longer. One day at the waterfall there are not enough coaches and some passengers have to crowd in Beatrice. Sir Handel becomes impatient waiting for the guard to check all the tickets, and when he can finally go Sir Handel leaves without the conductor. Luckily, a passenger presses Beatrice's emergency buzzer and Sir Handel realises his mistake. Sir Handel collects the guard and races home, and arrives at Crovan's Gate on time, where the conductor reminds him "patience is a virtue".

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by
  • During a scene which Sir Handel collects the conductor and races home, and arrives at Crovan's Gare on time, Gordon's Season 3 theme (heard in Time For Trouble), except an Harold build-up cue is used at the beginning.

Peter Sam and The Prickly Problem

Plot

  • Men have been trimming bushes so the passengers can see the scenery, but Rusty does not have enough time to pick up the branches and so they remain where they are. One day, Peter Sam sees some branches on the line, and, not wanting to miss James' train, recklessly ploughs through. Unfortunately, they become jammed in his valve gear and although the worst is cut out Peter Sam's front feels very sore for several days afterwards.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Pop-Special

Plot

  • Some scouts are camping near the Skarloey Railway and the scoutmaster arranges for them to do work on the line. One sweltering day, Duncan is stopped by the scoutmaster, who is afraid the Scouts will become cross if they do not get their soda. The Refreshment Lady has run out of soda, but another tea-shop has enough to spare, and Duncan delivers the soda to the grateful scouts.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Sir Handel Comes Home

Plot

  • Sir Handel returns from the Talyllyn and tells the engines about his adventures. Some members of the royal family came to visit during his stay, and although Sir Handel didn't get to pull their train he did get to pull a party of wedding guests. When Peter Sam talks about his incident with the branches Sir Handel remembers a similar incident: he was puffing to Nant Gwernol when a fallen tree hit him in the face. Although his eye was not badly hurt, his crew made a huge fuss about it and even went so far as to bandage his eye and give him an eyepatch! Sir Handel loved his trip, but was glad to be home.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Bill and Ben's Troubles

Plot

One morning, Bill and Ben are pulling a freight train to the Harbour when they accidentally get switched to a wrong siding and fall into a tidal pool, causing them to argue over who's to blame. Later, Ben asks Duck what a drip is, having heard a boy call his friend one at the platform, but Bill interrupts and tells Ben he's a drip, and they still argue. Bill soon gets his comeuppance when his side rod snaps and punctures his watertank on his way home. When Ben goes to help him, Bill feels ashamed and apologises to Ben.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis
  • Appearances by Bill, Ben and Duck.
  • Cameos by Thomas, Toby, James, Rosie and Toby.
  • This was based on the RWS story "Drip Tank", except Bill, Ben and Duck replace Thomas and Toby, and the start is different, as Bill and Ben are raking a freight train to the Harbour, but are switched to the wrong siding and fall into a tidal pool.

High-Speed Gordon

Plot

  • Gordon is jealous when Donald talks about high-speed engines and boasts that he can go faster. He sets out to prove it when he takes the Express. Unfortunately, Gordon slips on the slippery rails and the water in his boiler surges forwards, making him unable to stop creating steam even though he can't move forward. Donald takes him back to the shed after he runs out of steam and the rails Gordon was running on are replaced.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Alec Baldwin.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Smokescreen

Plot

  • Gordon feels "stuffed up" and sneezes at Wellsworth, unfortunately spraying soot onto a party of wedding guests. Sir Topham Hatt delays a visit to the mainland to apologise to the guests, but to wait for another train to get home, when Gordon steams back past and some ashes fall onto his top hat. When Gordon gets home an inspector comes up with a message telling Gordon that he will be disciplined when Sir Topham Hatt returns.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Alec Baldwin.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Fire Escape

Plot

  • Gordon, trying to make amends, is rushing at his hill when a firebar collapses. Thinking quickly, the driver tells the fireman to put a large piece of coal over the hole. Gordon manages to struggle to a loop, and BoCo comes to help. Sir Topham Hatt thanks BoCo and is about to say something to Gordon when he has to go to his train, leaving Gordon in suspense.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Alec Baldwin.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Gordon Proves His Point

Plot

  • Gordon is at Barrow-in-Furness when a porter asks him to take a train of enthusiasts up to Carlisle. The Fat Controller gives his consent, and two powercars called Pip and Emma take the Express back to Tidmouth. James, who is taking a stopping train, is asked to help Pip and Emma after Pip breaks down. At Tidmouth, Sir Topham Hatt thanks James and asks him to make Pip and Emma welcome. When Gordon returns, Sir Topham Hatt forgives him for his smokescreen and tells him that the ashes came from an ashtray being emptied by a steward. Gordon takes the passengers home.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Alec Baldwin.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Mavis and The Lorry

Plot

  • Mavis is bringing trucks down from Anopha Quarry when she sees a lorry at the crossing. The driver, who is new to Sodor and doesn't expect to see an engine, has his lorry turned over into a ditch when it collides with Mavis. Although the driver is unharmed, Mavis' cowcatcher is bent, and while she is being mended Toby is sent to work at the quarry.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Alec Baldwin.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Toby Takes The Road

Plot

  • Toby is going to the quarry one frosty morning. At the crossing, the earth has swelled over the rails, derailing Toby and creating two long ruts in the road nearby. With some quick thinking on the fireman's part Toby gets back on the rails, and his crew spread some of his ashes to prevent that incident from happening again. Sir Topham Hatt soon finds out, but all he says is that Toby should stick to the railway.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Alec Baldwin.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Rosie & The Scrambled Eggs

Plot

  • Sir Topham Hatt has to make a weight limit on one of the bridges on Thomas' Branch Line. Rosie exceeds it, so she is sent to Edward's Branch Line. Edward decides to try to cheer her up by taking him to meet Bill and Ben, but they only make her cross. Meanwhile, a farmer is taking some dairy to market when his lorry breaks down. He is calling for help when Rosie crashes into the trailer, getting covered in broken eggs. Even though her crew tries to clean them off, they are cooked by the heat from Rosie's boiler and stick fast. When Rosie finally arrives at Brendam, Bill and Ben tease her even more.

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by Rosie, Bill, Ben, Edward and Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Non speaking roles by Thomas, Percy, Toby and Daisy.
  • Cameos by Duck and Salty.

What A Picture!

Plot

  • After Edward threatens the twins that he will not bring some enthusiasts to see them if they continue teasing Rosie, they start behaving again. On the big day, a ship runs aground and Ben goes to try and pull it into deeper waters before the tide goes out. The enthusiasts go to watch, except for a man who continuously takes pictures of Bill. He sets up his camera for the best one yet when Ben's driver comes along asking for help and Bill's driver turns a tap, creating a huge cloud of steam. After helping Ben, Bill and his driver discover the photo lying discarded on the ground, for only Bill's funnel is showing.

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Michael Angelis
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Trevor Helps Out

Plot

  • Trevor is feeling under the weather with some boiler trouble, but is able to saw a fallen tree in a field. Meanwhile, Edward, who is passing by, finds the rails bumpy, and decides to tell the breakdown gang. He forgets, and is returning to Brendam when his last few freight cars derail. Edward doesn't realise this, but Trevor hears the conductor's whistle and cries out to Edward. As a reward for preventing a potential accident, Sir Topham Hatt arranges for Trevor to be repaired.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Alec Baldwin.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by
  • This episode was filmed during Season 3.

Down The Drain

Plot

  • Near the China Clay Workings is a dip in the land which is often flooded with water from the nearby sea. One wet day, Ben is taking some trucks to Brendam when the strong wind blows a wave into the cab, dousing his fire. His fireman gets Rosie for help, and she pulls Ben away from the water. When Bill is able to return from the quarry a few days later, he and Ben make a pact to never tease Rosie again.

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

We Need Another Engine

Plot

  • Small Railway Engines has just been published, but Sir Topham Hatt, unaware of Frank the diesel's presence on the Aresdale Railway, did not include him, much to Frank's fury. Frank refuses to start the next morning, and when he does, he jerks into the back of the shed. Frank feels ashamed, but redeems himself later when Rex's steampipe leaks and he has to rescue Rex's train. Sir Topham Hatt is pleased, but doesn't want Frank to have to do all the rescue work and starts thinking...

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Sticking Power

Plot

  • Bert is feeling under the weather; Rex and Mike are very unsympathetic. The problem is attributed to his tubes, but Bert cheers up when the fitter tells him that a new engine is being built. Bert makes good time, but when he starts again his coupling breaks. The driver has an idea and glues Bert to the coaches with glue. In the shed, Bert tells the others of his adventure and goes to sleep after teasing the others about not having "sticking-power".

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Jock

Plot

  • Bert lets the others in on his secret. A few weeks later, the unnamed engine, who is ochre in colour, comes out for testing. When Douglas sees the engine, he recalls some engines in the Highlands with that colour who were called "Jocks". The engine is delighted, and the happy Sir Topham Hatt christens the engine "Jock".

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Teamwork

Plot

  • By the time the holiday months come again, Jock has proven his worth and becomes cocky, more so when he single-handely moves a lorries trailer into the yard. Next day, Mike is surprised to find Jock is double-heading with him due to popular demand. Mike has an idea, and his driver gradually shuts off steam, leaving Jock to do the work. At the Green, Mike's injector fails, giving Jock another reason to pull Mike. In the end, little time is lost, and Jock and Mike apologise for their antics.

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Skarloey & The Museum-Piece

Plot

  • Duncan and Harmood are furious to discover Skarloey has been chosen to represent the North Western Railway at a railway show in York, but Skarloey is delighted, and at last leaves Sodor to travel to the mainland. However, his run is soon cut short when the lock on a crossing gate breaks and the wind blows it across the track; Skarloey is unable to stop in time and crashes into the gate, damaging his front and making him unable to continue by rail.

Notes

  • US Narrator: Michael Brandon.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Not The Ticket

Plot

  • A lorry is arranged to take Skarloey to York, and although Skarloey is mortified he cannot complain when he gets to travel through the countryside from a different point of view. However, the lorry driver doesn't know the way to the National Railway Museum, and, after parking the lorry in the wrong place to find a telephone, a traffic warden gives the disgruntled lorry driver a parking ticket!

Notes

  • US Narrator: Michael Brandon.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Trouble On The Line

Plot

  • The damage to Skarloey's bufferbeam is fixed in the museum's workshop, where he befriends a kindly engine named "Green Arrow". Skarloey is later put onto a special line with barriers put up beside. The first day goes without a problem, but near closing time the next day a bag is thrown onto the line and when Sarloey brakes to avoid hitting it, a child is frightened by the steam and his furious mother leaves to complain to the manager. Skarloey is upset, more so when it's found his brakes are damaged from the collision, but his crew are happy that the crowds may have learnt a lesson from the incident - engines can't stop at once.

Notes

  • US Narrator: Michael Brandon.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Skarloey and The Railtour

Plot

  • A special railtour is going to the seaside and Skarloey is delighted when Green Arrow is chosen to pull the trains. When Green Arrow comes back he tells the others of the amount of visitors, and as extra trains are an impossibility extra coaches are added, and Skarloey is allowed to double-head the train. On the return run, Skarloey sees the ground ahead has been eroded by a nearby river and warns Green Arrow to stop. Buses take the passengers home, but Skarloey and Green Arrow are able to make it across the rails safely. When Mr. Percival comes to visit a few days later, he and the museum director present Skarloey with a special plaque and make him an honorary member of the National Railway Museum.

Notes

  • US Narrator: Michael Brandon.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Snow Problem

Plot

  • A snowfall on the Other Railway delays the diesel connecting with the Express, making Gordon late at Knapford. While Daisy waits for him, the blizzard blows over Sodor, covering everything in a blanket of white snow. Daisy is unconcerned and sets off, but the snowdrifts are too much for Daisy and she has to go back. Unluckily, the snow blocks her air-intake and Harold has to take her passengers to Dryaw, but he cannot do anything for Daisy and by the time the snow melts a week later, Daisy has a different opinion about snow.

Notes

  • US Narrator:
  • UK Narrator:
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Washout!

Plot

  • After the snow melts, the water level in a stream near Hackenback rises to dangerous levels, and Rheneas is worried. Fearless Freddie brings news that the water level is dropping, to Rheneas' relief. Later, Peter Sam jokes Skarloey may actually be kept at the National Railway Museum, and the coaches are so upset Rheneas is late after soothing them; matters aren't helped when he has to take on water at the viaduct. Rheneas is later crossing the viaduct when he hears an ominous creaking, and no sooner has he crossed it than it is swept away. The line is closed while the bridge is mended, and although things are back to normal after its rebuilding, Rheneas has always been careful while crossing it.

Notes

  • US Narrator:
  • UK Narrator:
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Freddie's Megatrain

Plot

  • Freddie does the shunting at the Harbour while Rheneas takes Skarloey's coaches. There are many trucks, and Freddie is worried he may run out of water at some stage. One morning Mighty Mac are unwell and are late to deliver their freight cars, and so Freddie eventually racks up a load of forty-eight cars. Freddie, forgetting his small tank and the uphill journey, decides to pull all forty-eight cars at once, and at the platform he discovers the watertower is empty. Freddie's driver says they'll have to go fishing like Thomas, but he's only joking and Freddie goes to the bridge to take on water, then runs back to take the freight cars.

Notes

  • US Narrator:
  • UK Narrator:
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Skarloey Comes Home

Plot

  • George is doing repairs on a road near the railway, and threatens Daisy to flatten her rails. The engines aren't sure whether to call his bluff, but all thoughts of George are expelled when they hear Skarloey is returning in a week. On the great day, Daisy sets off with a special train, but at the crossing a traffic cone is blown under her wheels by the wind, jamming her brakes. A fitter works swiftly to repair the damage, and Daisy arrives just in time to see Skarloey puff proudly in.

Notes

  • US Narrator:
  • UK Narrator:
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Out of Puff

Plot

  • The North Western Railway starts using a new type of coal, which creates more ashes and gives the engines indigestion. One day, Henry cannot make it past Wellsworth. Henry's crew discover his smokebox door is bent, so they make papier mache to fix the gap. Henry gets home safely, but Donald and Douglas tease him by making breathless noises in the shed that night.

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Overhaul

Plot

  • Henry is due for an overhaul, so Sir Topham Hatt arranges for him to double-head the Express with James to Crovan's Gate. James is apprehensive but feels better after they make good time up Gordon's Hill - up to the point where things begin flying from Henry, hitting James and the coaches. No one is hurt, but the crews find that a steel rim from Henry's wheel has fallen off. James, trying to make light of the situation, jokes that Henry needs to be "retired".

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Sliding Scales

Plot

  • With Henry away, the others take turns at pulling the "The Flying Kipper". It's James' turn and he's in a bad mood. He grudgingly sets off to Tidmouth harbour, but just before he starts, a forklift spills its load onto the rails and fish goes everywhere. It is picked up, but the oil from the fish makes James slip helplessly. It's not until men hose the rails and put sand on them that James can move again.

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Henry Sees Red

Plot

  • Henry is almost ready to return to work, but the workmen have to put an undercoat of red paint on him. Before they can put green on top, an emergency at Tidmouth forces Henry to take the Express. The brakes on the last coach stops them at Wellsworth, spoiling their chances of a good run at Gordon's Hill, and Henry has to uncouple it himself. Henry, however, is determined, and when he makes it to Vicarstown on time Sir Topham Hatt rewards him with his normal green coat.

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Percy's Porridge

Plot

  • Donald and Douglas are exhausted, so Sir Topham Hatt arranges to borrow an engine, Wilbert, from the Dean Forest Railway. Percy is disappointed to hear Wilbert may not come to Thomas' Branch Line but forgets it when the weather becomes cold and wet. One day at Elsbridge, the stationmaster and a porter are stacking poorly-sealed sacks of oatmeal on the platform. When Percy comes in, some sacks fall on the ground, scattering oatmeal everywhere. Percy runs into the sacks and is covered in the resulting glop, and Wilbert is quickly re-routed to Thomas' branchline to take Percy's place.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Percy's Season 1-3/4 theme is played, when Percy is excited about Wilbert, and again when Percy's porridge tells him about porridge.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Cab Over Wheels

Plot

  • Wilbert's first job is at the lead mines. Thomas warns him to follow the rules, but Wilbert, who once worked in a colliery, knows what to do and proceeds to tell the engines the story of Sixteen, a bored engine who worked at a steelworks taking trucks of slag to a place called the "tip". Sixteen wanted to go past a "danger" board and, despite several warnings not to, managed to do so one wet day, attributing it to the freight cars. Sixteen's fireman was told to shunt him back, but it was too late: some unsafe rails tilted and Sixteen landed on his side on the ground. He was sent to the shed in disgrace, but, luckily for him, he was bought and now works in the Midlands.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by Wilbert, Thomas, Toby and Sixteen.
  • Cameos by

Foaming At The Funnel

Plot

  • There is a dairy at Toryreck. Wilbert is given the job of taking milk tankers to Knapford each morning. One day, he spends too much time talking to James at Knapford, and has to take on water at the dairy. Unfortunately, he stops at the wrong hosepipe and instead of water being poured into his tank, milk flows in! Thomas takes him back to Ffarquhar, and Wilbert's tank is emptied out.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Wired-Up

Plot

  • Percy returns and Wilbert is sent to Duck's Branch Line, where Duck, Oliver and the small engines make him welcome. One day, Wilbert is taking some ballast trucks to Tidmouth when the coupling gear on a freight car falls off. Thinking quickly, Wilbert borrows a coil of wire and has it looped around the hole and his coupling. Wilbert gets home safely, and when it's time for Wilbert to return to the Dean Forest Railway Sir Topham Hatt has no doubts about him.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Duck & Diesel

Plot

  • One morning Duck warns Diesel not go to to an disused mine. Diesel refuses to listen and purrs off to take some freight cars to the quarry, and tries to show Duck to manage through the disused mine. But suddenly, Diesel gets himself in deep danger. As he pulls haftway the disused mine, it collasps onto Diesel and his Frieght cars. Duck hears about this and races to the rescue. He clears the mess and takes Diesel to the works to be mended. Sir Topham Hatt praises Duck for rescuing Diesel and then scolds Diesel for ignoring Duck's advice.

Notes

  • US/UK Narrator: Pierce Brosnan.
  • Appearances by Duck, Diesel, BoCo and Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Cameos by Percy and Stepney.

The Return of Sir Handel

Plot

Sir Handel has returned from the quarry with a new personality, whose he is now wiser, and Dennis is cross at this, saying blue small engines never whistle loudly at yards. The next day, Dennis is told to take some freight cars to the Wharf, and he tries to show his driver how to handle work, and gets himself in danger,

Notes

  • US Narrator: Michael Brandon
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by Duck, Diesel, BoCo and Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Cameos by Percy and Stepney.

Birdstrike

Plot

  • Sir Topham Hatt tells the delighted engines that they will be celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the Railway Series this year. Gordon wants to pull the special train for the occasion, but Sir Topham Hatt has borrowed Pip and Emma to pull the train. Gordon has no time to be upset though, because he has to leave to pull the Express. Near Henry's Tunnel, some crows are flying close to the railway. When Gordon startles them with his whistle, the birds fly too close to him, and with a bump the brakes suddenly come on. The crew eventually find a bird knocked the seal off Gordon's front brakepipe, and the train sets off again, but no one forgets the incident, and tease Gordon about it.

Notes

  • US Narrator:
  • UK Narrator:
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Arthur and The Cabbages

Plot

  • James is late one day and Arthur hurries to make up time. Arthur notes his front feels wobbly, and as they pass a cabbage patch one of Arthur's bogie wheels snaps off and disappears. Nothing is said of the accident, but a surprised farmer later discovers Arthur's wheel in his cabbage patch.

Notes

  • US Narrator:
  • UK Narrator:
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Rabbits

Plot

  • Rabbits have been burrowing under the stretch before Dryaw, and Sir Topham Hatt imposes a ten mp/h limit on the stretch until something is sorted out. The day before the decision is put into effect, Billy is puffing across the stretch when a rail tilts and he comes off. Thomas takes the coaches home and after the workmen lift Billy up with jacks to put rails underneath, Thomas pulls him back to Knapford.

Notes

  • US Narrator:
  • UK Narrator:
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Golden Jubilee

Plot

  • Henry is depressed and claims the Golden Jubilee will be a disaster. However, by the time the big day comes Thomas' Branch Line and Arthur's wheels are both repaired and Arthur is chosen to clear the line for Pip and Emma. Unluckily, Edward and the branchline engines are about to leave Knapford when a cobweb short-cicuits the signalbox. They are flagged through, and the ceremony goes without a hitch, with the guest of honour, the Royal Personage, declaring the engines to be a credit to Sir Topham Hatt.

Notes

  • US Narrator:
  • UK Narrator:
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Speedkiller

Plot

  • Rusty is given the tedious job of spraying weedkiller on the rails. Meanwhile, Rheneas has to fetch another coach after a huge influx of visitors, making him late. He has to slow down at a steep hill for some hedgecutters too, spoiling his chances of a good run at it. Because of the weedkiller, Rheneas eventually grinds to a halt and slips down the hill. His crew put sand on the rails and Rheneas makes his way up. Though the passengers have little time to enjoy the scenery at the lake, they are pleased with Rheneas' brave efforts.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Sir Handel's Plan

Plot

  • Sir Handel is jealous when Peter Sam is brought back from Wales especially to help with the engine shortage, and when he is convinced he sees Peter Sam grinning at him from the shed he is furious and deliberately knocks his firebars loose, resulting in his being sent to the shed. However, as the days pass and no one comes, Sir Handel worries he will stay there forever. When Sir Topham Hatt finally comes in one day, Sir Handel confesses and Sir Topham Hatt, thinking quickly, thanks Sir Handel for admitting his mistake and arranges for him to receive some new firebars, which, he neglects to tell him, had only been delivered that morning.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

Dirty Water

Plot

  • Peter Sam tells Kathy and Lizzie, two young holidaymakers, a story about the water on the Talyllyn Railway. He remembered that something was put to the water to enhance its flavour, but one day he found it awful. His crew were unconcerned, but when he started from a station, a spray of filthy white sludge was blasted out of his funnel. Talyllyn took his train, but unfortunately for him, he had to stay on a siding for the visitors. It was later discovered too much of the special powder was put in the water, and he later got a good washout. Kathy and Lizzie find the story hilarious, and leave the shed in a fit of giggles.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

I Name This Engine...

Plot

  • All the gossip on the Skarloey Railway is about the identity of the new engine, but even the details of the naming ceremony are being kept under covers. At last, the day comes and Skarloey is chosen to pull a special train to collect the guests and pull them back to Crovan's Gate. However, on the way back a sow and her piglets stray onto the line, and the guests have to capture them and put them in their field. The train is late, but at last they arrive at the ceremony, and when Mr. Hugh does the naming he is amazed and honoured to discover the engine has been named in his honour.

Notes

  • US Narrator: George Carlin/Ringo Starr.
  • UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
  • Appearances by
  • Cameos by

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