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Thomas, Percy and The Mail Train / Thomas and Stepney / Mavis is an episode of Thomas and Friends (Netflix Kids version).

Plot

  • Thomas and Percy run their nighttime mail train on schedule / Thomas befriends Stepney after he is saved from scrap by Rusty / Mavis is introduced to the Island of Sodor.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Douglas
  • Diesel
  • Mavis
  • Stepney
  • Harold
  • Rusty
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Jeremiah Jobling
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Terence (cameo)
  • Bertie (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • The Vicar of Wellsworth (cameo)
  • Farmer Finney (cameo)
  • Jem Cole (cameo)

Songs

  1. Night Train
  2. Toby
  3. Accidents Will Happen

Trivia

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Date: January 25, 2003.

Transcript

  • (We open this episode with the Britt Allcroft Presents logo)
  • (Then we see the Thomas and Friends Season 6 intro)
  • (After that, we begin the character introduction)
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas is a really useful engine. Here's Percy. He is a very happy engine. James is a magnificent engine. Gordon is the most fastest engine on the Island of Sodor. Henry is long and fast. Here's Edward always here to help.
  • (A passing by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas, Percy and The Mail Train)
  • George Carlin: That night, when the other engines are tucked away in their sheds, you can still hear a faraway call of an engine's whistle, and a clickity-clack a train wheel's turning. This is the sound of a mail train. One train is pulled by Thomas, and the other by Percy, as the loads are too heavy for one engine to do the work alone. The mail is loaded into freight cars at the harbour and the engines pull their trains through the silent stations delivering their precious loads. One a clear night, a big shiny moon brightens their journey, but often Thomas and Percy can even see the stars. But whenever the weather, lamps along the track always light their way. One night, Percy was waiting at the junction. The main line train was late. At last, Henry arrived.
  • Henry: Sorry.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Henry: The mail boat from the main line was delayed.
  • Percy's Driver: Come on, Percy.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Percy's Driver: Let's make up for lost time.
  • George Carlin: Percy hurried along as quickly as he could. But the sun was already rising as he finish his work.
  • Percy: Never mind.
  • George Carlin: Thought Percy.
  • Percy: It's nice be up in about, when it's the start of a new day and there's no one else around.
  • George Carlin: Percy was not alone for long.
  • Percy: Bother!
  • George Carlin: Thought Percy.
  • Percy: It's that dizzy-thing Harold.
  • Harold: Good morning.
  • George Carlin: Whirled Harold.
  • Harold: I only said railways were out of date, but you're so slow with the mail. You should give everyone their stamps back.
  • George Carlin: Percy was too tired to explain.
  • Percy: Bird brain.
  • George Carlin: He muttered.
  • Duck: Good morning, Percy.
  • George Carlin: Called Duck.
  • Duck: You're up early this morning.
  • Percy: No, you're wrong.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Percy.
  • Percy: I'm back, tired and late.
  • George Carlin: He rolled up to the shed and fell asleep, almost before his buffers touched the bar. He driver decided to set off early that evening. Thomas was waiting at the station.
  • Thomas: Thank goodness I have a chance to speak to you. Driver says the person in charge of the mail has complained to Sir Topham Hatt about the delay last night.
  • Percy: But that wasn't my fault.
  • George Carlin: Replied Percy.
  • Thomas: I know.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: And so does Sir Topham Hatt, but this mail person wouldn't listen. Tonight, we'll just have to be quicker than ever before.
  • George Carlin: The engines were just leaving when they heard a familiar buzzing.
  • Harold: I say, you two, there's news flying about.
  • Percy: Where?
  • George Carlin: Puffed Percy crossly.
  • Harold: All other the place. They're going to scrap the mail train and use me instead. Wings work wonders you know. Always.
  • Thomas: Rubbish.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Thomas. That night, everything ran like clockwork. Thomas and Percy steamed through the stations making good time everywhere they went. At a station, Thomas notice the man looking cold and worried. He had missed his train home.
  • Thomas' Driver: We can give you a ride.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas' driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: But it'll be rather uncomfortable.
  • Man: Thank you.
  • George Carlin: Said the man.
  • Man: Anything's better than sitting here.
  • George Carlin: The next afternoon, Percy past the airfield and saw Harold.
  • Percy: Hello, lazywings. Are you too tired to fly today?
  • Harold: The wings are too strong.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Harold.
  • Harold: I've been grounded.
  • Percy: You need rails.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Percy.
  • Percy: They work wonders you know. Always.
  • George Carlin: That night, Sir Topham Hatt show the two engines a letter. It was from the man who missed his train.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: He thinks you are both splendid, and everyone says that the mail train is the pride of the line.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Night Train)
  • Children: (singing) See how the night sky glows, See the light from the night train, The fire glow from the night train. On down the line he blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! On down the line he blows. All through the night he goes. Hear the sound of the night train, The chugga-chug-chugg of the night train. Hear how his whistle blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! Hear how his whistle blows. Pulling, heaving, big engine breathing. Pistons pushing side by side. Driver checking, gauging, peering, Fireman stoking by his side. On down the line they go. Fast track for the mail train, Clear away for the post train. Non-stop all night they go... Woooooo-oooooo!!! Non-stop all night they go. See how the night sky glows. Clear ahead for the night train, Green light for the night train. On down the track he blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! On down the track he blows. Dawn is breaking, sleepy town waking. Children waving, watch him go. Freight trains, milk trains, Boat trains waiting, Stand aside to let him go. There in the morning glow The sunlight on the night train, Silhouettes the night train. On down the line he blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! There in the morning glow. On down the line he blows Hear the sound of the night train, The chugga-chug-chugg of the night train. Hear how his whistle blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! Hear how his whistle blows. On down the line he blows, On down the line he blows.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and Stepney)
  • George Carlin: Thomas the Tank Engine was feeling very happy. His blue coat shone in the sun, he was right on time, and all around his branch line the countryside seems prettier than ever before.
  • Thomas: Peep peep! Good morning, Percy.
  • George Carlin: He whistled.
  • Thomas: My branch is the pride of the line. Wouldn't you agree?
  • Percy: Uh, yes, Thomas, of course, but, uh...
  • Thomas: But what, Percy? Out with it.
  • Percy: Well there is another engine with the famous branch line too.
  • Thomas: Who? Where?
  • Percy: His name's Stepney. He's far away, but Sir Topham Hatt says he may visit us.
  • Thomas: When?
  • Percy: Oh, someday.
  • George Carlin: And Percy hurried away. Meanwhile Stepney puffed steadily along his line. It isn't very long, and that made him feel a little sad. Later he saw Rusty, the little diesel had saved Stepney from scrap.
  • Stepney: Everyone's been so kind, but my railway was so sure, that I do miss a good long run.
  • Rusty: I think you should tell driver too.
  • George Carlin: Replied Rusty.
  • Rusty: I'm sure he'll understand.
  • George Carlin: Stepney soon discovered that indeed he did.
  • Driver: You know, Stepney, I feel just the same way.
  • George Carlin: That evening, he had exciting news.
  • Driver: Guess what, Stepney? Sir Topham Hatt has invited to the other engines on his own railway. Manager agreed. It'll be really long run to get there.
  • Stepney: Oh, thank you!
  • George Carlin: Sighed Stepney. They set off next morning. But now, all the other engines were talking about Stepney.
  • Percy: He runs a famous branch line. Did you know that?
  • George Carlin: Said Percy. Thomas was feeling a little jealous.
  • Thomas: Huh! It may be famous but my branch is the first on the line. Everyone knows that too.
  • George Carlin: And he huffed away to fetch his coaches.
  • Percy: Look!
  • George Carlin: Squeaked Percy.
  • Percy: Why have they all come? There's no train yet.
  • George Carlin: But Percy was wrong. The signal dropped, and from far away an engine's whistle.
  • Douglas: Here he comes!
  • George Carlin: Yelled Douglas. Stepney puffed proudly through the junction.
  • Edward: I hope you'll meet Thomas too.
  • George Carlin: Said Edward.
  • Edward: You both have branch lines to be proud of.
  • George Carlin: Then Stepney set off to help Duck shunt coaches in the yards, and they worked happily together all afternoon. At last, Thomas arrived.
  • Thomas: Sorry, can't talk. It's time for my last branch line train. Mustn't be late.
  • George Carlin: He was hardly out of sight when the engines heard shouting at the station. Moments later came the alarm.
  • Man: Stop all train!
  • George Carlin: The signalman answered the telephone.
  • Signalman: A special, is it? I see.
  • George Carlin: Thomas was impatient.
  • Thomas: Why are we waiting? My passengers have been delayed.
  • Driver: Sorry, Thomas.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We're been shunted to allow another train to pass.
  • George Carlin: Soon they heard an unfamiliar puffing sound. There was Stepney with his headlamp swang and whistle blowing. He gathered speed and disappeared.
  • Thomas: Well bust my boiler!
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas the Tank Engine. Next morning, he was still fuming.
  • Thomas: Shunted! And on my own branch too! It's a disgrace!
  • Stepney: I'm sorry.
  • George Carlin: Said Stepney.
  • Stepney: I was a special.
  • Thomas: Why?
  • Stepney: An important passenger arrived just as you left. He ordered a special train and Duck let me take it. We had a splendid run, but uh...
  • Thomas: But...
  • George Carlin: Finished Thomas.
  • Thomas: It can make an engine nervous not to know the line.
  • Stepney: Excatly.
  • George Carlin: Said Stepney.
  • Stepney: You're such an expert.
  • George Carlin: Thomas felt much better. He couldn't be cross anymore and began telling Stepney all about his branch line.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Toby)
  • Children: (singing) North of the island, there lives a dear old train, a little tram engine, Toby is his name. He's quaint and old fashioned, but careful and wise. His coach is Henrietta and she's seen better days. His mind keeps returning to the good old days. When they were busy working everyday. But nobody rides with them nowadays. They can't understand why things have changed. Their line is closing down today, forever. Toby, oh Toby. What will become of you? The world's much nicer whenever we see you. Toby, dear Toby. There's still lots that you can do. Oldies but goldies, we still care about you. All of the children came to say goodbye. They clapped and cheered as Toby rang his bell, "Bye-bye." Everyone was sad to see them go. Whatever will they do, and where will they go? Suddenly news came to brighten up their day. How Toby and Henrietta were needed right away. The Fat Controller had written to say, could they please come and help right away. Now they're part of his family forever. Toby, oh Toby. Show them what you can do. The world's much nicer whenever we see you. Toby, dear Toby. There's so much to learn from you. Oldies but goldies, we still care about you. Oldies but goldies, we still care for you.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Mavis)
  • George Carlin: Mavis is a diesel engine who works at the quarry company shunting freight cars in their sidings. She has six small wheels hidden by sideplates just like Toby's. Mavis is young and full of her own ideas. She loves rearranging things too and began putting Toby's cars in different places every day. This made Toby cross.
  • Toby: Freight cars...
  • George Carlin: He grumbled.
  • Toby: ...should be where you want them when you want them.
  • Mavis: Fiddlesticks!
  • George Carlin: Said Mavis and flounced away. At last, Toby lost patience.
  • Toby: I can't waste time playing "Hunt The Cars" with you. Take them yourself.
  • George Carlin: Mavis was pleased. Taking cars made her feel important. At the station, Diesel oiled up to her.
  • Mavis: Toby's an old fusspot.
  • George Carlin: She complained. Diesel sense trouble and was delighted.
  • Mavis: Toby says only steam engines can manage freight cars.
  • George Carlin: Continued Mavis.
  • Diesel: How observe.
  • George Carlin: Squirmed Diesel.
  • Diesel: Depend upon it, Mavis. Anything steam engines can do, we diesels can do better.
  • George Carlin: Diesel knew nothing about cars, but Mavis didn't realize this. Toby's line crosses the main road behind the station, and for a short way follows a farm lane. Frosty weather makes the mud rock-hard and very slippery. Toby stops before reaching the lane. His fireman halts the traffic at the level crossing and then he sets off again. By using the heavy cars to push him along, he has no trouble with the frosty rails and the lane and across the road. It is the only thing safe thing to do in this kind of weather. Toby warned Mavis and told her just what to do.
  • Mavis: I can manage, thank you.
  • George Carlin: She replied.
  • Mavis: I'm not an old fusspot like you.
  • George Carlin: The freight cars were tired of being pushed around by Mavis.
  • Freight Cars: It's slippery.
  • George Carlin: They whispered.
  • Freight Cars: Let's push her around instead. On, on, on!
  • George Carlin: They yelled. Mavis took no notice. Instead, she brought the cars carefully down the lane and stopped at the level crossing. All traffic halted.
  • Mavis: One of the headlamp for fusspot Toby.
  • George Carlin: Chortled Mavis. But Mavis had stopped in the wrong place. Instead of taking Toby's advice, she had given the cars the chance they wanted.
  • Freight Cars: Hold back! Hold back!
  • George Carlin: They cried.
  • Mavis: Grrrr up!
  • George Carlin: Ordered Mavis. The cars just laughed and her wheels spun helplessly. Workmen sanded the rails and dig away the frozen mud, but it was no good. Everyone was impatient.
  • Mavis: Grrrr agh!
  • George Carlin: Wailed Mavis. Toby was in the yard when he heard the news.
  • Toby: I warned her.
  • George Carlin: He fumed.
  • Toby's Driver: She's young yet.
  • George Carlin: Soothed his driver.
  • Toby's Driver: And...
  • Toby: She can manage her cars herself.
  • George Carlin: Interrupted Toby.
  • Toby's Driver: They're your cars really.
  • George Carlin: His driver replied.
  • Toby's Driver: Mavis is suppose to stay at the quarry if Sir Topham Hatt finds out.
  • Toby: Mmmm, yes.
  • George Carlin: Said Toby thoughtfully. He and his driver agreed that'll be best to help Mavis after all. An angry farmer was telling Mavis just what she could do with her train.
  • Toby: Having trouble, Mavis?
  • George Carlin: Chortled Toby.
  • Toby: I am surprised.
  • Mavis: Grrrr osh!
  • George Carlin: Said Mavis.
  • (Toby starts to couple up to Mavis)
  • George Carlin: With much puffing and wheels slipped, Toby pushed Mavis and the freight cars back. The hard work made his fire burn fiercely, and his fireman spread hot cinders to melt the frozen mud.
  • (Toby pushes Mavis and the cars all the way to the top)
  • George Carlin: At last they finished.
  • Toby: Goodbye!
  • George Carlin: Called Toby.
  • Toby: You'll managed now, I expect.
  • George Carlin: Mavis didn't answer. She took the cars to the sheds, and scuttled home to the quarry as quickly as she could.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Accidents Will Happen)
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Children: (singing) Thrills and spills on the railway, it's a life of happiness. But sometimes impatience can lead to carelessness.
  • Boy: (singing) Some think they are smart cats...
  • Girl: (singing) ...and some just know it all.
  • Children: (singing) But sooner or later we all find out that... Accidents happen now and again. Just when you least expect. Just when you think that life is okay, fate comes to collect. Accidents happen now and again, when people or trains get smart. If you don't concentrate on the thing that you're doing. Accidents will happen just like that. Your best laid plans can turn upside down if you get to confident. Sometime you will slip and slide if that Lady Luck's intent.
  • Girl: (singing) One minute you're riding high...
  • Boy: (singing) ...the next you're on the ground.
  • Children: (singing) But please remember, whatever the weather, you must take care cause... Accidents happen now and again, sometimes just by chance you gotta pick yourself up and dust yourself down put it down to experience. Accidents happen now and again, just don't take it all to heart. Cause if you don't concentrate on the thing that you're doing. Accidents will happen just like that. The warning signs are there for us to see most of the time. But sometimes we take chances, ignore the danger signs. Fate can surprise with no reason or rhyme. Make sure you'll learn your lesson. You'll know better next time. Accidents happen now and again. Just when you least expect. Just when you think that life is okay. Fate comes to collect. Accidents happen now and again, when people or trains get smart, if you don't concentrate on the thing that you're doing. Accidents will happen just like that. Accidents happen now and again. Sometimes just by chance. You gotta pick yourself up and dust yourself down put it down to experience. Accidents happen now and again, just don't take it all to heart.
  • Girl: If you don't concentrate on the thing that you're doing whatever you're doing is not what you're thinking.
  • Children: (singing) Accidents, incidents. Accidents, incidents, accidents happen just like that.
  • (Gordon crashed into the wall)
  • (Following the last song, we find the end credits with Thomas looking at us)
  • (While they roll, the Thomas end theme plays)
  • (After that, the A Britt Allcroft Company Production for Gullane Entertainment logo appears)

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