The Runaway is the tenth episode of the second season of RS Mr. Conductor the Conductor and Friends, and the thirty-sixth episode overall. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode of the same name.
- RS Mr. Conductor (from Shining Time Station) as Thomas
- Scooby Doo (from Scooby Doo) as Terence
- Budgie (from Budgie the Little Helicopter) as Harold
- Patty (from The Simpsons) as Annie
- Selma (from The Simpsons) as Clarabel
- Mayor Adam West (from Family Guy) as Sir Topham Hatt
- Mr. Ratburn (from The Simpsons) as The Inspector
- Edd (from Ed, Edd n Eddy) as Edward (does not speak)
- Homer (from The Simpsons) as Henry (does not speak)
- Bart (from The Simpsons) as Percy (does not speak)
- Grandpa Dave (from Arthur) as Toby (does not speak)
- Spike (from My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic) as Duck (does not speak)
- Ten Cents (from TUGS) as Bertie (mentioned)
- Everyone else as Themselves
Narrator: "RS Mr. Conductor was ill. Workmen had tried to make him better, but it was no use."
Mayor Adam West: "Edd must take you to the works."
Narrator: "Said Mayor Adam West.
RS Mr. Conductor felt very miserable.
Then, Mayor West spoke to Spike."
Mayor Adam West: "I want you to help Bart and Grandpa Dave while RS Mr. Conductor is away."
Narrator: "Spike was delighted.
He already knew Bart, and soon made friends with Grandpa Dave and Ten Cents. Scooby Doo gave him a big welcome too."
Scooby Doo: "Take care of RS Mr. Conductor's sisters-in-law."
Narrator: "He advised."
Scooby Doo: "He's sure to miss them while he's away."
Narrator: "Spike was very gently with the sisters-in-law. Patty and Selma were impressed."
Patty and Selma: "Such nice manners."
Narrator: "They told each other."
Patty and Selma: "It really is a pleasure to go out with him."
Narrator: "When RS Mr. Conductor came back, Patty and Selma told him how well Spike had managed. RS Mr. Conductor was so please to be home that he soon forgot to be jealous.
The works had left RS Mr. Conductor's feet very stiff. It made his feet seem as if they weren't moving, when in fact they were.
As a result, he and his sisters-in-law often over ran the platform. RS Mr. Conductor found this most embarrassing.
Gradually, his driver and fireman learned to be extra careful. But one day, RS Mr. Conductor's fireman was ill and a relief man took his place.
The fireman had tied the ropes, and joined the driver and stationmaster on the platform to wait for Homer's passengers. The fireman had forgotten all about RS Mr. Conductor's feet. RS Mr. Conductor simmered happily."
RS Mr. Conductor: "Not long now."
Narrator: "He thought, as he saw Homer slowly approaching.
But then, RS Mr. Conductor felt his feet begin to move. He tried to stop, but he couldn't without his driver and fireman. He tried to whistle a warning, but he couldn't do that either. The guard, driver, fireman and passengers were all stranded on the platform."
Patty and Selma: "Stop, stop!"
Narrator: "Shrieked Patty and Selma. But RS Mr. Conductor, with plenty of energy, kept on going. The alarm went off down the path."
Signalman: "Stop the runaway!"
Narrator: "There, ready for action, was Budgie the Little Helicopter. Mr. Ratburn had made a plan, and together they took off into the sky.
At last, RS Mr. Conductor was tiring."
RS Mr. Conductor: "I need to stop, I need to stop."
Narrator: "He panted wearily.
As they neared the next station, RS Mr. Conductor saw Budgie land.
They entered the platform slowly enough for Mr. Ratburn to act. Judging his moment, Mr. Ratburn jumped near RS Mr. Conductor and stopped him.
At last, RS Mr. Conductor stopped. Both he and Mr. Ratburn were very relief. Then they thanked Budgie."
Budgie: "Thank nothing of it."
Narrator: "Whirled Budgie."
Budgie: "Glad to be of service anytime."
Mr. Ratburn: "Phew!"
Narrator: "Remarked Mr. Ratburn."
Mr. Ratburn: "We must never let this happen again, RS Mr. Conductor."
Narrator: "Wearily, RS Mr. Conductor agreed with him."