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  • Skarloey
  • Peter Sam
  • Rusty
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Harold (does not speak)
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Duncan (cameo)


  • Michael Brandon: The engines on the mountain railway were excited. They were helping to build a new line. It would take visitors to even more beautiful places on the Island of Sodor. Sir Topham Hatt arrived with important news.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: The grand opening is this afternoon. I want to see the new line from the air. Lady Hatt and I will arrive on Harold The Helicopter.
  • Michael Brandon: Just then, Skarloey chugged in.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You're late for the announcement.
  • Michael Brandon: Complained Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Really useful engines are never late.
  • Skarloey: I'm sorry, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: At the airfield there was another problem.
  • Harold's Pilot: Engine trouble.
  • Michael Brandon: Said the pilot.
  • Harold's Pilot: Harold's not going anywhere today.
  • Michael Brandon: Lady Hatt was most upset.
  • Lady Hatt: But I've been looking forward to the grand opening all week.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: And I, my dear, will find a solution.
  • Michael Brandon: And he did.
  • Lady Hatt: Topham, you cannot be serious. Me ride in this.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: The wind direction is perfect. We'll be there in no time.
  • Michael Brandon: Soon the hot air balloon rose into the sky. But Skarloey was upset.
  • Skarloey: All this extra work is going to make me late again.
  • Michael Brandon: The hot air balloon was floating peacefully through the sky. Lady Hatt was enjoying herself.
  • Lady Hatt: The new line looks splendid.
  • Michael Brandon: She said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Thank you, my dear.
  • Michael Brandon: Replied Sir Topham Hatt. Down the track, the workmen were still loading their ladders.
  • Skarloey: Hurry up, hurry up!
  • Michael Brandon: Skarloey puffed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: If Skarloey doesn't hurry.
  • Michael Brandon: Sighed Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: He'll be late again.
  • Michael Brandon: All the engines were ready for the grand opening.
  • Rusty: Where's Skarloey?
  • Michael Brandon: Rusty asked.
  • Peter Sam: He promised to be on time.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Peter Sam. At last, Skarloey was on his way. Then there was trouble. The balloon's flame suddenly went out, the air in the balloon cooled and the balloon started to fall.
  • Pilot: Hold tight.
  • Michael Brandon: The pilot called.
  • Lady Hatt: I want to get out!
  • Michael Brandon: Demanded Lady Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Not now, dear.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Skarloey: The balloon's going to land in the tree.
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Skarloey. And it came down right in front of Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: There's Sir Topham Hatt!
  • Lady Hatt: My hat is ruined!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Lady Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: So is mine.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Skarloey's Driver: Don't worry.
  • Michael Brandon: Called Skarloey's driver.
  • Skarloey's Driver: We'll soon have you down.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Am I glad to see you, Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Thank you, Sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Before long, Sir Topham Hatt and Lady Hatt were safely on the ground. They boarded Skarloey's boxcar and set off at once. Everyone was waiting as Skarloey brought his important passengers to the grand opening. Sir Topham Hatt declared the new line open.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: With special thanks to Skarloey.
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: For helping us get here.
  • Michael Brandon: Everyone cheered.
  • Rusty: Even so you were still late.
  • Michael Brandon: Teased Rusty.
  • Skarloey: I know.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: But because I was late, Sir Topham Hatt was right on time.

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