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Thomas Breaks The Rules & Other Stories (September 1990) - Full is Pikachufreak's fan-fiction thing to make.

Description

  • Here's the full version of Thomas Breaks The Rules and Other Stories, a video released on September 11, 1990. Stories narrated by Ringo Starr included: Thomas Breaks The Rules, A Cow On The Line, Old Iron, Woolly Bear, Foolish Freight Cars, Duck Takes Charge and Percy Proves A Point.

Opening Previews

  1. Strand VCI Tracking Control

  2. Strand VCI FBI Warning

  3. Strand VCI Entertainment logo (1988-1992)

  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo

  5. Thomas and Friends Season 1 intro

  6. First few seconds of Thomas Breaks The Rules

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS

  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY

  • THOMAS BREAKS THE RULES

  • Told by RINGO STARR

  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Transcript

  • (We start this video with the Strand VCI Tracking Control)

  • (We soon see the Strand VCI FBI Warning)

  • (The 1988-1992 Strand VCI Entertainment logo then appears)

  • (The Britt Allcroft Presents logo is soon followed)

  • (The Thomas Season 1 intro is then shown and we begin Thomas Breaks The Rules)

  • Ringo Starr: There's the line to a quarry at the end of Thomas' branch. It goes to some distance along the road. Thomas was very careful to whistle here in case anyone was coming. Early one morning, a large policeman was sitting close to the line. Thomas liked policemen. He had been a great friend of the officer who had just retired.

  • Thomas: Peep! Peep!

  • Ringo Starr: He whistled.

  • Thomas: Good morning.

  • Ringo Starr: Thomas expected that the new officer would be friendly too. But was sorry to see that he didn't look friendly at all. He was red in the face and very cross.

  • Policeman: Disgraceful!

  • Ringo Starr: He spluttered.

  • Policeman: I didn't sleep a wink last night. It was so quiet, and now engines come whistling suddenly behind me.

  • Thomas: I'm sorry, sir.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.

  • Thomas: I only said good morning.

  • Ringo Starr: The policeman pointed to Thomas.

  • Policeman: Where's your cowcatchers?

  • Ringo Starr: He asked.

  • Thomas: But I don't catch cows, sir.

  • Policeman: Don't be funny.

  • Ringo Starr: Snapped the policeman. He looked at Thomas' wheels.

  • Policeman: No side plates either.

  • Ringo Starr: And he wrote in his notebook.

  • Policeman: Engines going on public roads must have their wheels covered and a cowcatcher in front to protect people and animals from being dragged under the wheels if they stray under the line. You haven't so you are dangerous.

  • Driver: Rubbish.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas' driver.

  • Driver: We've been along here hundreds of times and never had an accident.

  • Policeman: That makes it worse.

  • Ringo Starr: The policeman answered. He wrote Regular Law Breaker in his book. Thomas puffed sadly away. Sir Topham Hatt was having breakfast he was eating toast and marmalade. The butler came in.

  • Butler: Excuse me, sir, you're wanted on the telephone.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: Bother that telephone!

  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.

  • (Phone chattering)

  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'm sorry, my dear.

  • Ringo Starr: He said to his wife.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: Thomas is in trouble with the police and I must go at once.

  • Ringo Starr: At the station, Thomas' driver told Sir Topham Hatt what had happened.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: Dangerous to the public indeed. We'll see about that.

  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt spoke to the policeman. But however much he argued with him it was no good.

  • Policeman: The law is the law.

  • Ringo Starr: He said.

  • Policeman: And we can't change it.

  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt felt exhausted.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'm sorry, driver.

  • Ringo Starr: He said.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: It's no use arguing with the policeman. We will have to make those cowcatcher things for Thomas i suppose.

  • Thomas: Everyone will laugh, sir.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.

  • Thomas: They say i look like a tram.

  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt stared, then he laughed.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done, Thomas. Why didn't i think of it before. We need a tram engine. When i was on my holiday i met a nice little engine called Toby. He takes freight cars from the farms but the trucks have taken most of his work and he needs a change. He has cowcatchers and sideplates. I'll write to this superintedant at once.

  • Ringo Starr: A few days later, Toby arrived.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: That's a good engine.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: I see you brought your coach Henrietta.

  • Toby: You don't mind, do you, sir?

  • Ringo Starr: Asked Toby.

  • Toby: The stationmaster wanted to use her as a hen house, and that would never do.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: No indeed.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: We couldn't allow that.

  • Ringo Starr: Toby made the silly cars even better than Thomas did.

  • Policeman: Oy you!

  • Ringo Starr: At first, Thomas was jealous, but he was so pleased when Toby rang his bell and frightened the policeman, they've been firmed friends ever since.

  • (Another nameplate sequence happens and we begin A Cow On The Line)

  • Ringo Starr: Edward was getting old. His bearings were worn, and he clanked as he puffed along. He was taking empty cattle cars to a market town. The sun shone, birds sang, but Edward was heading for trouble.

  • Edward: Come on! Come on!

  • Ringo Starr: He puffed.

  • Cars: Oh! Oh!

  • Ringo Starr: Screamed the cars. Edward puffed and clanked, the cars rattled and screamed. Some cows were grazing near by. They were not used to trains. The noise and smoke disturbed them. As Edward clanked by, they broke through the fence and ran across the line. A coupling was broken and some cars were left behind.

  • (Cows mooing)

  • Ringo Starr: Edward felt a jerk, but didn't take much notice. He was used to cattle cars.

  • Edward: Bother those cars!

  • Ringo Starr: He thought.

  • Edward: Why can't they come quietly?

  • Ringo Starr: He was at the next station before either he or his driver realized what had happened.

  • (Edward's whistle toots)

  • Ringo Starr: When Gordon and Henry heard about the accident, they laughed and boasted.

  • Gordon: Fancy allowing cars to break his train! They wouldn't dare do that to us. We'd show them!

  • Ringo Starr: Old Toby was cross.

  • Toby: You couldn't help it, Edward. They've never met cows. I have, and I know the trouble they are.

  • (Edward's whistle toots and puffs away)

  • Ringo Starr: Some days later, Gordon rushed through Edward's Station.

  • Gordon: Poop poop! Mind the cows! Hurry, hurry, hurry!

  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Gordon.

  • Coaches: Don't make such a fuss! Don't make such a fuss!

  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled his coaches. A long stretch a line lay ahead. In the distance was a bridge. It seemed to Gordon that there was something on the bridge. His driver thought so too.

  • Gordon's Driver: Whoa, Gordon!

  • Ringo Starr: He said, and shut off steam.

  • Gordon: Pooh!

  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.

  • Gordon: It's only a cow! Shooh! Shooh!

  • Ringo Starr: He moved slowly on to the bridge, but the cow wouldn't "Shooh"! She had lost her calf, and felt lonely.

  • Cow: Mooooh!

  • Ringo Starr: She said sadly. Everyone tried to send her away, but she wouldn't go. Henry arrived.

  • Henry: What's this? A cow? I'll soon settle her. Be off! Be off!

  • Cow: Mooooh!

  • Ringo Starr: Said the cow. Henry backed away nervously.

  • Henry: I don't want to hurt her.

  • Ringo Starr: At the next station, Henry's Conductor told them about the cow, and warned the signalman that the line was blocked.

  • Porter: That must be Bluebell.

  • Ringo Starr: Said a porter.

  • Porter: Her calf is here, looking for her mother. Percy will take her along.

  • (Percy's whistle toots)

  • Ringo Starr: At the bridge, Bluebell was very pleased to her calf again, and the porter led them away.

  • (Cows mooing)

  • Henry: Not a word.

  • Gordon: Keep it dark.

  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Gordon and Henry to each other. They felt rather silly, but the story soon spread.

  • (Crickets chirping; owl hoots)

  • Edward: Well, well, well!

  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Edward.

  • Edward: Two big engines afraid of a cow.

  • Gordon: Afraid? Rubbish.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.

  • Gordon: We didn't want the poor thing to hurt herself by running up against us. We stopped so as not to excite her. You see what mean, my dear Edward.

  • Edward: Yes, Gordon.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward. Gordon felt somehow that Edward "saw" only too well.

  • (Another nameplate sequence happens and we begin Old Iron)

  • Ringo Starr: One day, James have to wait at the station till Edward and his train came in. This made him cross.

  • James: Late again!

  • Ringo Starr: Edward laughed and James fumed again.

  • (James' whistle toots)

  • Ringo Starr: After James had finished his work, he went back to the yard, and puffed on to the turntable. He was still feeling very bad tempered.

  • James: Edward is impossible!

  • Ringo Starr: He grumbled to the others.

  • James: He clanks about like a lot of old iron and he is so slow, he makes us wait!

  • Ringo Starr: Thomas and Percy were indictment.

  • Percy: Old iron! Slow!

  • Thomas: Why, Edward could beat you in a race any day!

  • James: Really!

  • Ringo Starr: Said James.

  • James: I should like to see him do it.

  • (James' whistle toots)

  • Ringo Starr: Next morning, James' driver was suddenly taking ill. He could hardly stand, so the fireman uncoupled James ready for shunting. James was impatient. Suddenly, the signalman shouted. There was James puffing away down the line.

  • Signalman: All traffic halted!

  • Ringo Starr: He announced at last. Then he told the fireman what had happened.

  • Signalman: Two boys were on James' footplate fiddling with the controls.

  • Fireman: Whew.

  • Signalman: They tumbled off and ran when James started.

  • (Phone rings)

  • Ringo Starr: The signalman answered the telephone.

  • Signalman: Yes? He's here? Right, I'll tell him. The inspector's coming at once. He wants a shunter's pole and a coil of wire rope.

  • Fireman: What for?

  • Ringo Starr: Wondered the fireman.

  • Signalman: Search me, but you better get them quickly.

  • Ringo Starr: The fireman was ready when Edward arrived. The inspector saw the pole and a rope.

  • Inspector: Good man, jump in.

  • (Edward's whistle toots)

  • Edward: We'll catch him, we'll catch him.

  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Edward. James was laughing.

  • James: What a lark! What a lark!

  • Ringo Starr: He chuckled to himself. Suddenly, he was going faster and faster. He realized that he had no driver.

  • James: What shall I do? I can't stop! Help! Help!

  • Edward: We're coming, we're coming!

  • Ringo Starr: Called Edward.

  • (Edward's whistle toots)

  • Ringo Starr: Edward was panting up behind with every ounce of steam he had. At last, he caught up with James.

  • (Edward's whistle toots)

  • Edward's Driver: Steady, Edward.

  • Ringo Starr: Called his driver. The inspector stood on Edward's front holding a noose of rope in the crook of the shunter's pole. He was trying to slip it over James' buffer. The engines swayed and lurched. At last...

  • Inspector: Got him!

  • Ringo Starr: He shouted. He pulled the noose tight. Gently braking, Edward's driver checked the engines' speed, and James' fireman scrambled across and took control.

  • Edward: So the old iron caught you after all.

  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Edward.

  • James: I'm sorry.

  • Ringo Starr: Whispered James.

  • James: Thank you for saving me. You were splendid, Edward.

  • Edward: That's all right.

  • Ringo Starr: Replied Edward. The engines arrived at the station side by side. Sir Topham Hatt was waiting.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: A fine piece of work.

  • Ringo Starr: He said.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: James, you can rest, and then take your train. I'm proud of you, Edward. You shall go to the works and have your worn parts mended.

  • Edward: Oh, thank you, Sir.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.

  • Edward: It'll be lovely not to clank.

  • (Another nameplate sequence happens and we begin Woolly Bear)

  • Ringo Starr: In the summer, the work crews cut the long grass along the tracks, raking it into heaps to dry in the sun. At this time of year, Percy stops where they have been cutting. The men load up his empty wagons and he pulls them to the staiton.

  • (The workmen chatter indistinctly. Percy's whistle toots)

  • Ringo Starr: Toby then takes them to the hills for the farmers to feed their stock.

  • (Toby's bell rings)

  • (Percy's whistle toots loudly)

  • Percy: Wheeeesh!

  • Ringo Starr: Percy gave a ghostly whistle.

  • Percy: Don't be frightened, Thomas.

  • Ringo Starr: He laughed.

  • Percy: It's only me.

  • Thomas: Your ugly fizz is enough to frighten anyone.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.

  • Thomas: You're like...

  • Percy: Ugly, indeed. I'm...

  • Thomas: A green caterpillar with red stripes.

  • Ringo Starr: Continued Thomas firmly.

  • Thomas: You crawl like one too.

  • Percy: I don't.

  • Thomas: Who's been late every afternoon this week?

  • Percy: It's the hay.

  • Thomas: I can't help that.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.

  • Thomas. Time's time, and Sir Topham Hatt relies on me to keep it. I can't if you crawl in the hay until all hours.

  • Percy: Green caterpillar indeed.

  • Ringo Starr: Fumed Percy. He set off to collect some hay to take to the habor.

  • Percy: Everyone says I'm handsome, or at least nearly everyone. Anyway, my curves are better than Thomas' corners. Thomas says I'm always late.

  • Ringo Starr: He grumbled.

  • Percy: I'm never late, or at least only a few minutes. What's that to Thomas? He can always catch up time further on.

  • Ringo Starr: All the same, he and his driver decided to start home early. Then came trouble.

  • (A treacle crate drops on Percy)

  • Ringo Starr: A crate of treacle was upset all over Percy. Percy was cross. He was still sticky when he puffed away.

  • (Percy puffs into the wind)

  • Ringo Starr: The wind was blowing fiercely.

  • Percy's Driver: Look at that!

  • Ringo Starr: Exclaimed the driver. The wind caught the piled hay, tossing it up and over the tracks. The line climbed here.

  • Percy's Driver: Take a run at it, Percy.

  • Ringo Starr: His driver advised. Percy gathered speed. But the hay made the rails slippery, and his wheels wouldn't grip. Time after time, he stalled with spinning wheels and had to wait until the line ahead was clear before he could start again.

  • (The wind continues blowing)

  • Ringo Starr: Everyone was waiting. Thomas seethed impatiently.

  • Thomas: 10 minutes late. I warned him, passengers will complain and Sir Topham Hatt...

  • Ringo Starr: Then they all saw Percy. The laughed and shouted.

  • (The people laugh at Percy)

  • Percy: Sorry I'm late.

  • Ringo Starr: Percy panted.

  • Thomas: Look what's crawled out of the hay.

  • Ringo Starr: Teased Thomas.

  • Percy: What's wrong?

  • Ringo Starr: Asked Percy.

  • Thomas: Talk about hairy caterpillars.

  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Thomas.

  • Thomas: It's worth being late to have seeing you.

  • Ringo Starr: When Percy got home, his driver showed him what he looked in a mirror.

  • (Percy is shocked when he sees himself in the mirror)

  • Percy: Bust my buffers. No wonder they all laughed. I'm just like a woolly bear. Please clean me before Toby comes.

  • Ringo Starr: But it was no good. Thomas told Toby all about it.

  • (The workmen get the hay off Percy)

  • Ringo Starr: Instead of talking about sensible things like playing ghosts, Thomas and Toby made jokes about woolly bear caterpillars and other creatures which crawl about in hay. They laughed a lot, but Percy thought they were really being very silly indeed.

  • (Another nameplate sequence happens and we begin Foolish Freight Cars)

  • Ringo Starr: James had not been out to push coaches or freight cars in the yard for several days. He was feeling miserable.

  • James: Oh dear.

  • Ringo Starr: He thought.

  • James: I wonder how long I shall have to stay in the shed would anyone else see my coat again? Why did I go so fast that i made a hole in one of my coaches that had to be mended with of all things a passenger's bootlace.

  • Ringo Starr: At last Sir Topham Hatt arrived.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: I know you are sorry, James.

  • Ringo Starr: He said.

  • James: And I know too that you want to be a useful engine. People are laughing at my railway and i do not like that at all.

  • James: I will try hard to do my best.

  • Ringo Starr: Said James.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: That's a good engine. There's nothing like determination. I want you to pull some freight cars for me.

  • Ringo Starr: James was delighted and puffed away.

  • Thomas: Here's your freight train, James.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.

  • Thomas: Have you got some bootlaces ready?

  • George Carlin: And he ran off laughing.

  • Cars: Oh, oh, oh!

  • Ringo Starr: Said the freight cars.

  • Cars: We want a proper engine, not a red monster.

  • Ringo Starr: James took no notice and started as soon as the conductor was ready.

  • James: Come along, come along.

  • Ringo Starr: He puffed.

  • Cars: We won't, we won't.

  • Ringo Starr: Screamed the cars. But James didn't care and he pulled the screeching cars stermly out of the station. The cars tried hard to make him give up but he still kept on. Sometimes their brakes will slip on and sometimes their axles will run hot and each time the trouble had to be put right and each time James will start again, determined not to let them beat him.

  • Cars: Give up, give up! You can't pull us! You can't, you can't!

  • Ringo Starr: Called the cars.

  • James: I can and I will! I can and I will!

  • Ringo Starr: Puffed James and slowly but surely, he pulled them along the line. At last they saw Gordon's Hill.

  • Driver: Look out for trouble, James.

  • Ringo Starr: Warned his driver.

  • Driver: We'll go fast and get them up before they know it. Don't let them stop you.

  • Ringo Starr: So James went faster and soon they were halfway up.

  • James: I'm doing it, I'm doing it.

  • Ringo Starr: He panted.

  • James: Will the top never come?

  • Ringo Starr: Then with a sudden jerk, it all came easier.

  • James: I've done it, I've done it. Hooray!

  • Ringo Starr: He thought.

  • James: It's easy now.

  • Ringo Starr: But his driver shut off steam.

  • Driver: They've done it again. We've left our tail behind. Look.

  • Ringo Starr: The last cars were running backwards down the hill. A coupling had snapped. But the conductor stopped the cars and got out to warn approaching engines.

  • James: That's why it was easy.

  • Ringo Starr: Said James as he backed the cars carefully down.

  • James: What silly things freight cars are. They're might have been an accident.

  • Edward: Shall I help you, James?

  • Ringo Satrr: Called Edward.

  • James: Uh, no thank you.

  • Ringo Starr: Answered James.

  • James: I'll pull them myself.

  • Edward: Good, don't let them beat you. You're doing well!

  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Edward as James slowly struggled up the hill.

  • James: I can do it, I can do it.

  • Ringo Starr: He puffed. He pulled and puffed as hard as he could.

  • James: I've done it, I've done it!

  • Ringo Starr: He panted. They reached their station safely and James was resting in the yard when Edward pulled up.

  • Edward: Peep peep!

  • Ringo Starr: He whistled. Then, James saw Sir Topham Hatt.

  • James: Oh dear, what will he say?

  • Ringo Starr: He asked himself. But Sir Topham Hatt was smiling.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: I was in Edward's train and I saw everything.

  • Ringo Starr: He said.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: You made the most troublesome train on the line behaved. After that, you deserved to keep your red coat.

  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin A Proud Day For James)

  • (Another nameplate sequence happens and we begin Duck Takes Charge)

  • Percy: Do you know what?

  • Ringo Starr: Asked Percy.

  • Gordon: What?

  • Ringo Starr: Grunted Gordon.

  • Percy: Do you know what?

  • Gordon: Silly!

  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.

  • Gordon: Of course I don't know what. If you don't tell me what what is.

  • Percy: Sir Topham Hatt says that the work in the yard is too heavy for me. He's getting a bigger engine to help me.

  • James: Rubbish!

  • Ringo Starr: Said James.

  • James: Any engine could do it. If you work hard and chatterless, this yard would be a sweeter, a better and a happier place.

  • Ringo Starr: Percy went off to get some coaches.

  • Percy: That stupid old signal.

  • Ringo Starr: He thought. He was remembering the time he misunderstood a signal and gone backwards instead of forwards.

  • Percy: No one listens to me now. They think I'm a silly little engine and order me about. I'll show them, I'll show them.

  • Ringo Starr: But he didn't know how. By the end of the afternoon, he felt tired and unhappy. He brought some coaches to the station.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: Hello, Percy.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Sir Topham Hatt.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: You look tired.

  • Percy: Yes sir, I am sir. I don't know if I'm standing on my dome or on my wheels.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: You look the right way up to me.

  • Ringo Starr: Laughed Sir Topham Hatt.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: Cheer up. The new engine is bigger than you and can properly do the work alone. Would you like to help build my new harbour? Thomas and Toby will help too.

  • Percy: Oh yes, sir. Thank you, sir.

  • Ringo Starr: The new engine arrived.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: What's your name?

  • Ringo Starr: Asked Sir Topham Hatt.

  • Duck: Montague, sir, but I'm usually called Duck. They say I waddle. I don't really, sir, but I like Duck better than Montague.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: Good. Duck it shall be. Here, Percy, show Duck around.

  • Ringo Starr: The two engines went off together. Soon they were very busy. James, Gordon and Henry watched Duck quietly doing his work.

  • Henry: He seems a simple sort of engine.

  • James: We'll have some fun and order him about.

  • Henry, Gordon, James: (quacking) Wheesh!

  • Ringo Starr: Smoke billowed everywhere. Percy was cross, but Duck took no notice.

  • Duck: They'll get tired of it soon. Do they tell you to do things, Percy?

  • Percy: Yes they do.

  • Ringo Starr: Answered Percy.

  • Duck: Right.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Duck.

  • Duck: We'll soon stop that nonsense.

  • Ringo Starr: He whispered something.

  • Duck: We'll do it later.

  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt was looking forward to hot buttered toast for tea at home. Suddenly, he heard an extroitnary noise.

  • Henry, Gordon and James: Wheesh! (snorting)

  • Sir Topham Hatt: Bother!

  • Ringo Starr: He said and hurried to the yard. Duck and Percy calmly sat on the switches outside the shed, refusing to let the engines in. Gordon, James and Henry were furious.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: Stop that noise!

  • Ringo Starr: Bellowed Sir Topham Hatt.

  • Gordon: They won't let us in!

  • Ringo Starr: Hissed Gordon.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: Duck, explain this behavior.

  • Duck: Beg pardon, sir, but I'm a great western engine. We do our work without fuss, but begging your pardon, sir. Percy and I will be glad if you like to inform these, um, engines that we only take orders from you.

  • (Engines whistling)

  • Sir Topham Hatt: Silence!

  • Ringo Starr: Yelled Sir Topham Hatt.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: Percy and Duck, I am pleased with your work today, but not with your behavior tonight. You have caused a disturbance.

  • Ringo Starr: Gordon, Henry and James sniggered.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: As for you.

  • Ringo Starr: Thundered Sir Topham Hatt.

  • Sir Topham Hatt: You've been worse. You made a disturbance. Duck is quite right. This is my railway and I give the orders.

  • Ringo Starr: After Percy went away, Duck was left to manage alone. He did so...easily!

  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Percy Proves A Point)

  • Ringo Starr: Percy worked hard at the new harbour. The workmen needed stone for their building. Toby helped, but sometimes the loads of stone are too heavy, and Percy had to fetch them for himself. Sometimes, he sees Thomas.

  • Thomas: Well done, Percy. Sir Topham Hatt is very pleased with us.

  • Ringo Starr: An airfield was closed by. Percy heard the airplane zooming overhead all day. The noises of all was a helicopter.

  • Percy: Stupid thing!

  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy.

  • Percy: Why can't and go and buzz somewhere else?

  • Ringo Starr: One day, Percy stopped at the airfield.

  • Percy: Hello.

  • George Carlin: Said Percy.

  • Percy: Who are you?

  • Harold: I'm Harold.

  • Ringo Starr: Said the helicopter.

  • Harold: Who are you?

  • Percy: I'm Percy. What whirly great arms you've got.

  • Harold: They're nice arms.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Harold.

  • Harold: I can hover like a bird. Don't you wish you could hover?

  • Percy: Certainly not. I like my rails, thank you.

  • Harold: I think railways are slow.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Harold.

  • Harold: They're not much use and quite out of date.

  • Ringo Starr: He whirled his arms and buzzed away. Percy found Toby at the quarry.

  • Percy: I say Toby. That Harold, that stuck up whirlybird thing, says i'm slow and out of date. Just let him wait. I'll show him.

  • Ringo Starr: He collected his freight cars and started off still fuming. Soon, they heard a familar buzzing.

  • Driver: Percy.

  • Ringo Starr: Whispered his driver.

  • Driver: There's Harold. He's not far ahead. Let's race him.

  • Percy: Yes, let's.

  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy. Percy pounded along, the cars screamed and swayed.

  • Driver: Well, I'll be a ding-dong dang!

  • Ringo Starr: Said the driver. There was Harold. The race was on!

  • Driver: Go it, Percy!

  • George Carlin: He yelled.

  • Driver: You're ganging!

  • Ringo Starr: Percy had never been allowed to go fast before. He was having the time of his life.

  • Percy: Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

  • Ringo Starr: He panted to the cars.

  • Cars: We don't want to, we don't want to.

  • Ringo Starr: They grumbled. It was no use. Percy was bucketing along with flying wheels and Harold was high and alongside. The fireman shoveled for dear life.

  • Driver: Well done, Percy!

  • Ringo Starr: Shouted the driver.

  • Driver: We're ganging! We're going ahead! Oh good boy, good boy!

  • Ringo Starr: A distant signal warned them that the harbour wharf was near.

  • Percy: Peep peep peep! Brakes, conductor, please?

  • Ringo Starr: The driver carefully checked the train's headlong speed. They rolled onto the main line, and haulted on the wharf.

  • Percy: Oh dear!

  • Ringo Starr: Groaned Percy.

  • Percy: I'm sure we've lost.

  • Ringo Starr: The fireman scrambled to the cab roof.

  • Fireman: We've won, we've won!

  • Ringo Starr: He shouted.

  • Fireman: Harold's still hovering. He's looking for a place to land. Listen, boys.

  • Ringo Starr: The fireman called.

  • Fireman: Here's a song for Percy. (singing) Said Harold the Helicopter to our Percy you are slow. Your railway is out of date and not much used you know, but Percy and his stone cars did the trip in record time, and we beat the helicopter on our old branch line.

  • Ringo Starr: Percy loved it.

  • Percy: Oh, thank you!

  • Ringo Starr: He said. He liked the last line best of all, and was a very happy engine.

  • (The story comes to a still and we soon go to the end credits)

  • (While they roll, the Thomas end theme plays)

  • (After that, we then fade to the Strand VCI Entertainment logo)

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