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Thomas and His Friends To The Rescue (July 2002) - Full Script is Pikachufreak's idea.

Description

  • Here's the full script to Thomas and His Friends To The Rescue, which is released on July 23, 2002. Stories in order: You Can't Win, Donald's Duck, Fish, Edward, Trevor and The Really Useful Party, Passengers and Polish, Gallant Old Engine, Tender Engines, Thomas and The Special Letter, Oliver's Find, and Special Attraction.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald
  • Oliver
  • Diesel
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Duke
  • Bertie
  • Terence
  • Trevor
  • Harold
  • Bulstrode
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Toad
  • Douglas (does not speak)
  • Bill and Ben (do not speak)
  • BoCo (does not speak)
  • Mavis (does not speak)

Transcript

You Can't Win

  • George Carlin: Duke is the hero of all the engines. This is a story about him. It happened long ago when Peter Sam was called Stuart and Sir Handel Falcon. Many people came year after year to see the mountains and the lakes and most of all, Duke. He always pulled his train, even on days when he didn't feel well.
  • Duke: I mustn't disappoint my friends.
  • George Carlin: He would say. Every morning he took his passengers up the line and stops everywhere they want him.
  • Duke: Peep peep!
  • George Carlin: He whistled.
  • Duke: Please be ready when I come back to you. Otherwise we might miss your boat to the mainland and that would never do.
  • George Carlin: One day, Duke didn't feel well. He was short of steam and needed to rest. His driver and fireman had just finish clearing his tubes when Stuart bustled in.
  • Stuart: Hello, Granpuff!
  • George Carlin: He teased.
  • Stuart: Are you short of puff?
  • Duke: Nothing of the sort. This is routine maintenance.
  • Stuart: Tell you what.
  • George Carlin: Went on Stuart.
  • Stuart: You're getting old. We must take care of you in case you breakdown.
  • Duke: Hmmph!
  • George Carlin: Hooshed Duke.
  • Duke: That'll be the day.
  • George Carlin: Duke couldn't stay cross for long. It was a lovely evening.
  • Duke: Couldn't be better! Couldn't be better!
  • George Carlin: He trundled happily. They began to climb, but Duke didn't mind.
  • Duke: I've plenty of steam.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Duke: We'll be up in the couple of puffs.
  • George Carlin: But soon, Duke's puffs changed to wheezes. He vows were leaking steam.
  • Duke: It's not so easy, it's not so easy.
  • George Carlin: He croaked.
  • Duke: But I'll manage.
  • George Carlin: At last they reached the station. Duke's driver was examine him carefully. Anxious passengers waited for news.
  • Conductor: Duke is going to take you to the harbour, but he might be late.
  • George Carlin: Said the conductor.
  • Conductor: So two engines are coming to help. You'll still catch your boat.
  • George Carlin: Falcon buffered up in front.
  • Falcon: Poor old Granpuff. What a shame you broken down.
  • Stuart: Peep peep peep!
  • George Carlin: Teased Stuart.
  • Stuart: This is the day!
  • George Carlin: He was coupled on behind.
  • Falcon: Are you ready?
  • George Carlin: Whistled Falcon.
  • Stuart: Yes I am!
  • George Carlin: Replied Stuart and away they went. When the reach the next station, the cavalcade split up. Falcon took Duke's passengers to the boat. Stuart headed Falcon's train with Duke coupled behind.
  • Stuart: Fancy me rescuing Granpuff! This is the day! This is the day!
  • George Carlin: He boasted.
  • Stuart: Poor old engine! Poor old engine!
  • George Carlin: But Duke still have plenty of steam left at him. His vows sounded worse when they were. He and his driver had their own little joke ready. They waited until they reached the hill.
  • Driver: Now!
  • George Carlin: Said his driver. Duke puffed and roared though he was pushing a whole trains' weight before him. The noise echoed everywhere. When they reach the last station, everyone cheered.
  • Boy: What happened?
  • George Carlin: Asked the boy.
  • Boy: They don't usually need two engines.
  • Father: Well.
  • George Carlin: Replied his father.
  • Father: Stuart broke down. Duke had to help him. It sounds as if he had a hard job too.
  • George Carlin: Duke and his drivers' joke had worked.
  • Stuart: Fiddlesticks!
  • George Carlin: Explained Stuart and he vanished in a cloud of steam. Duke wheezed alongside.
  • Duke: Poor old engine!
  • George Carlin: He teased.
  • Duke: It's no good, Stuart. You can't win.

Donald's Duck

  • George Carlin: Duck the Great Western engine works hard in the yard at the big station. Sometimes, he pulled coaches. Sometimes he pushed freight cars. But whatever the work, Duck got the job done without fuss. One day, Duck was resting in the shed when Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Your work in the yard had been good. Would you like to have a branch line to your own.
  • Duck: Yes please, sir.
  • George Carlin: Replied Duck. So Duck took charge of his new branch line. The responsibility delighted him. The line runs along a coast by sandy beaches till it meets a port were big ships come in. Duck enjoyed exploring every curve and corner of the line. Sea breezes swirled his smoke high into the air and his green paint glistened in the sunlight.
  • Duck: This is just like being on holiday.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Driver: Well you know what they say.
  • George Carlin: Laughed his driver.
  • Driver: A change is as good as a rest.
  • George Carlin: Soon, Duck was busier than ever. Sir Topham Hatt was building a new station at the port. Duck pulled the heavy freight cars whenever they were needed. Bertie looked after Duck's passengers and the other engines helped too. But the work took a long time. Noise and dust filled the air.
  • Toby: Don't worry.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Toby.
  • Toby: The station is nearly finished.
  • Duck: And on time, too.
  • George Carlin: Said Duck thankfully. Duck felt his responsibility deeply and talked endlessly about it.
  • Duck: You don't understand, Donald, how much Sir Topham Hatt relies on me.
  • Donald: Och aye.
  • George Carlin: Muttered Donald sleepily.
  • Duck: I'm great western and I...
  • Donald: Quack, quack, quack.
  • Duck: What?
  • Donald: You heard. Quack, quack you go. Sounds like you had an egg layed. Now wheesh and let an engine sleep.
  • Duck: Quack yourself!
  • George Carlin: Said Duck indignantly. Later, he spoke to his driver.
  • Duck: Donald says I quack, as if I laid an egg.
  • Fireman: Quack do you?
  • George Carlin: Pondered his fireman. He whispered something to Duck and his driver. They were going to play a joke on Donald and pay him back for teasing Duck. The engines were busy for the rest of the day and nothing more was said. Not even a quack. But when at last, Donald was asleep, Duck's driver and fireman popped something into his water tank. Next morning when Donald for water, he found that he had an unexpected passenger aboard. A small white duckling popped out of his water tank.
  • Donald: Now look who's behind this.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Donald. The duckling was tamed, she shared the fireman's sandwiches and rode in the tender. The other engines enjoyed teasing Donald about her. Presently, she grew tired of travelling and hopped off to the station and there she stayed. That night, Donald's driver and fireman got busy and in the morning when Duck's crew arrived to look him over they laughed and laughed.
  • Driver: Look, Duck. Look what's under your bunker. It's a nest box with an egg in it.
  • George Carlin: Donald opened a sleepy eye.
  • Donald: Well, well, well. You must've laid it in the night, Duck. All are for yours.
  • George Carlin: Then Duck laughed too.
  • Duck: You win, Donald. It did take a clever engine to get the better of you.
  • George Carlin: There's a pond near the duckling station. Here she often swims and welcomes the trains as they passed by. The stationmaster calls her Dilly. But to everyone else, she is always Donald's Duck.

Fish

  • George Carlin: On starry night when the moon is full and the air still, you can hear the sounds of faraway ships and distant laughter. They echoed over the hills and through the valleys, down calm canals and sleepy inlets. Every engine knows that these are the sounds that say the harbour is hard at work at the big station by the sea. One night, a special load of fish was ordered. Sir Topham Hatt decided that extra vans must be added to the train that the men called The Flying Kipper. The only vans available were old ones. They had not been used for a long time. Henry waited impatiently by the keyside as Duck shunted them into position. Thomas puffed by with the mail train.
  • Thomas: Hello, Duck. Going fishing? I'd take care if I were you.
  • Duck: Why?
  • George Carlin: Huffed Duck.
  • Thomas: Well for one thing...
  • George Carlin: Puffed Thomas remembering his own experience.
  • Thomas: ...if fish get into an engine's boiler they always cause trouble. And for another, fish can be awfully smelly. And I know what I'm talking about. Good night.
  • George Carlin: Henry grunted dreadfully.
  • Henry's Driver: You'll just have to put up with it, Henry.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Henry's Driver: At least the extra load will mean you can have another engine help us up Gordon's Hill.
  • (Henry puffs away)
  • George Carlin: Meanwhile, Duck was waiting at Edward's station so that he could help the heavy train by pushing from behind. Henry made good progress. When he reached the platform his driver stopped the train beyond the platform. Then Henry gave a special signal.
  • Henry: Peep, peep, peep, peep! I need help please?
  • Duck: Peep, peep!
  • George Carlin: Replied Duck.
  • Duck: I won't be long.
  • George Carlin: Duck buffered gently up to Henry's train. He was not coupled on. Henry would then be able to run on without stopping when they reached the top of the hill.
  • Duck: Ready!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Duck and off they went. Soon they reached Gordon's Hill.
  • Henry: Push hard, push hard.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Henry.
  • Duck: We're doing it, we're doing it.
  • George Carlin: Replied Duck. Henry was pulling his train harder than he realized.
  • (The lamp from the fourth van comes off all of a sudden)
  • George Carlin: Duck felt the weight on his buffers slacking. Then Duck noticed something else.
  • Duck: There's no sign of a tail lamp.
  • George Carlin: He thought. He whistled, but there was no reply. Meanwhile Henry had noticed something too.
  • Henry: My train's getting heavier.
  • George Carlin: He thought to himself.
  • Henry: I'm slowing down.
  • George Carlin: Then there was trouble.
  • (Duck smashes into the vans, causing Henry to come to a stop)
  • George Carlin: No one was hurt. But a strong smell of fish hung in the air. Next day, workmen found a broken tail lamp at the bottom of the hill. Sir Topham Hatt spoke kindly to Duck.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: The accident wasn't your fault. We should've checked that this tail lamp was fixed on properly. We'll soon have you in working order again.
  • Duck: Thank you, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Duck sadly.
  • Duck: Thomas told me to be careful with fish. They got me in a right pickle, didn't they?

Edward, Trevor and The Really Useful Party

  • George Carlin: Trevor the Traction Engine was old-fashioned but he doesn't care. He knows that he is really useful, like his friend Edward the Blue Engine. Early one morning, Trevor was chuffing about the Vicarage Orchard. He had important news for Edward.
  • Trevor: The Vicar says that not all children are able to have holidays by the sea, so he's having a garden party to raise money for his seaside trip. I'm going to be the star attraction.
  • George Carlin: Chattered Trevor.
  • Trevor: Giving rides to all the visitors. The Vicar is putting up posters all about it.
  • Edward: I'd like to help too.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Edward.
  • Edward: But without my rails, I wouldn't be much good at the garden party.
  • George Carlin: It was a beautiful day but Edward was worried.
  • Edward: I wish there was something I can do for a party.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Edward: I'd like to be helpful like Trevor.
  • George Carlin: Edward's driver laughed.
  • Driver: You're helpful in your own way, and that's on the railway.
  • George Carlin: Next day, it was Trevor's turn to look disappointed. He had bad news.
  • Trevor: The Vicar's been so busy that he forgot to put up the posters. Now no one will know about the party.
  • George Carlin: But Edward had an idea.
  • Edward: Don't worry.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Edward: Everything is going to be all right.
  • George Carlin: Then he explained to his driver.
  • Edward: The Vicar can paste his posters on my cab and coaches, so wherever I go, they'll go too.
  • Driver: Well done, Edward.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: I'm sure Sir Topham Hatt would agree.
  • George Carlin: As indeed he did. Edward steamed happily to the stations collecting his passengers.
  • Passengers: Look!
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Passengers: The Vicar is holding a party. We must go do that.
  • George Carlin: Later Trevor was resting in the orchard shed when Bertie rolled by.
  • Bertie: Hello, Trevor. Why are you dozing there like an old stick-in-the-mud?
  • Trevor: I'm not dozing, I'm resting.
  • George Carlin: Replied Trevor. Then he told Bertie about the Vicar's party.
  • Bertie: I'll be there too.
  • George Carlin: Boasted Bertie.
  • Bertie: I'm not sure people would wanna ride on an old traction engine after traveling in the smart red bus like me.
  • George Carlin: The party day arrived. It had rained heavenly during the night and the orchard grove was soaked.
  • Trevor: Rain and mud won't spoil my day.
  • George Carlin: Said Trevor.
  • Driver: No indeed.
  • George Carlin: Agreed his driver.
  • Driver: We'll stay on the road then we won't get bogged down.
  • George Carlin: Trevor was soon busy trending up and down the quiet country lane, carrying lots of laughing children. He was just turning the corner when he heard Bertie.
  • Bertie: Hello, old timer. I'm taking everyone to the party. People had come from all other the island.
  • George Carlin: Trevor gave Bertie a cheerful whistle, and turned backed toward the orchard. Then there was trouble.
  • Bertie: Help, I'm stuck!
  • George Carlin: Shouted Bertie. His wheels had sunk deep in the orchard mud. Terence the Tractor arrived just in time.
  • Terence: I'm the one who has to plough fields.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Terence.
  • Terence: We better get you out of here.
  • George Carlin: Using strong ropes, Terence and Trevor pulled Bertie cleared the mud.
  • Trevor: This will teach Bertie a thing or two.
  • George Carlin: Trevor chuffered to himself. At last, Bertie was on the road again.
  • Bertie: Thank you, Trevor. You're not a stick-in-the-mud at all.
  • Trevor: No.
  • George Carlin: Smiled Trevor.
  • Trevor: But you were. Just for a little while.
  • George Carlin: That evening, the Vicar arrived to see Edward and his driver.
  • Vicar: Thanks to your good idea about the posters. 100s of people payed to come to the party. We've raised lots of money for the children.
  • George Carlin: Edward was very pleased and Trevor fell happily asleep thinking of all the children who would now get to the seaside at last.

Passengers and Polish

  • George Carlin: Nancy is the conductor's daughter. One day she was working with Skarloey with some polish and a rag. Skarloey was snoozing happily but Nancy wanted to talk.
  • Nancy: Wake up, lazybones. Your brass is filthy. Aren't you ashamed?
  • Skarloey: No.
  • George Carlin: Yawned Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: You're just an old fusspot.
  • George Carlin: And Skarloey closed his eyes. He was thinking about his friend Rheneas, and all the good times they had shared before Rheneas was away to be mended. Nancy interrupted again.
  • Nancy: Don't you wanna look nice when Rheneas comes home?
  • George Carlin: Skarloey wasn't sleepy anymore?
  • Skarloey: What? When?
  • Nancy: Soon, daddy told me. I'm going now.
  • George Carlin: She said.
  • Skarloey: Nancy, stop. Do I really look nice? Please, polish me again.
  • Nancy: Now who's an old fusspot?
  • George Carlin: Laughed Nancy and set to work once time. Duncan was jealous.
  • Duncan: Aren't you gonna polish me too?
  • Nancy: Sorry, not today. I'm going now. I'm helping the Refreshment Lady this afternoon. We must get the ice cream ready for the passengers. Never mind, Duncan.
  • George Carlin: But Duncan did mind.
  • Duncan: It isn't fair!
  • George Carlin: He complained.
  • Duncan: Peter Sam gets a special funnel, Sir Handel gets special wheels, passengers get ice cream, but I'm not even polished.
  • George Carlin: Of course this wasn't true, but Duncan enjoyed complaining. He became sulkier still. That afternoon, there was bad news above the line.
  • Driver: One of Skarloey's coaches has come off the rails.
  • George Carlin: Called Duncan's driver.
  • Driver: We'll have to take workmen here right away.
  • Duncan: All this extra work!
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Duncan.
  • Duncan: It wear's an engine out!
  • Driver: Rubbish! Come on!
  • George Carlin: The derailed coach was in a middle of Skarloey's train, so he had gone out top the top station with his front coaches. Duncan shunted the work's trains to the sidings and left the workmen sorted out the mess. Then he brought the passengers and rear coaches home. He sulked all the way.
  • Duncan: I get no rest, I get no rest.
  • George Carlin: He muttered. Duncan had made a journey very difficult. He was short of steam so his driver waited a while and hope of raising more. But Duncan wouldn't try.
  • Driver: We'll keep our passengers waiting.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver. Duncan was cross.
  • Duncan: You always think about the passengers and never about me!
  • George Carlin: It wasn't long before Duncan built up enough steam and set off again. But he was still very grumpy and cross.
  • Duncan: I'm overworked, and I won't stand it!
  • George Carlin: At last they reached the viaduct near the station.
  • Driver: Come on, Duncan!
  • George Carlin: Called his driver.
  • Driver: One more effort, and you'll have a rest and drink in the station.
  • George Carlin: Then Duncan was very rude.
  • Duncan: Keep your old station. I'm staying here.
  • George Carlin: And he did too. Skarloey had to haul Duncan and his train all the way to the platform. The passengers were furious. They told everyone what a bad railway it was.
  • (Passengers arguing)
  • Man: We're losing money!
  • George Carlin: That night, Sir Topham Hatt spoke to Duncan.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: No passengers means no polish.
  • Duncan: And no polish means no passengers.
  • George Carlin: Duncan muttered to himself. He still has a lot to learn, doesn't he?

Gallant Old Engine

  • George Carlin: Duncan would not stop grumbling. He grumbled that he wasn't polished enough. He grumbled that he was overworked. Most of all, he grumbled about the passengers.
  • Skarloey: I'm ashamed of you, Duncan.
  • George Carlin: Said Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Thank goodness Rheneas was coming home soon. Perhaps he'll teach you some sense before it's too late.
  • Duncan: What is with Rheneas to do with me?
  • Skarloey: Rheneas saved our railway.
  • George Carlin: Replied Skarloey.
  • Peter Sam: Please tell us about it.
  • George Carlin: Said Peter Sam.
  • Skarloey: Well.
  • George Carlin: Began Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: It was before you came here. Things were bad. Rheneas and I will have to keep the trains running or I'll railway will have to close.
  • Peter Sam: How awful.
  • George Carlin: Murmured Peter Sam.
  • Skarloey: I've tried hard.
  • George Carlin: Continued Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: But my old wheels ached. Rheneas understood.
  • Rheneas: It's my turn now.
  • Skarloey: He telled me. He was often short of steam but he always struggled to the station and then rested there.
  • Rheneas: I mustn't stop between stations.
  • George Carlin: He'd say.
  • Rheneas: The passengers wouldn't like it.
  • Duncan: Hmmph!
  • George Carlin: Huffed Duncan. He had stopped on the viaduct and hadn't cared at all.
  • Skarloey: Passengers.
  • George Carlin: Continued Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Get cross if you stopped on the wrong places. Rheneas stopped on the wrong place once and this is what happened.
  • George Carlin: One wet and windy afternoon and the rails were dammed, Rheneas was traveling home with a full train. They were even passengers and the caboose. It wasn't a comfortable ride at all. Rheneas' wheels kept slipping and it was a steep climb. At last, his wheels gripped the rails again.
  • Rheneas: The worse was over.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Rheneas: Now we're away.
  • George Carlin: But they weren't.
  • Rheneas: Aah, I've got a cramp!
  • George Carlin: He groaned. And Rheneas stopped on the lonliness part of the line. His driver examing him carefully.
  • Driver: Your valve gear has jammed. We need to reach the next station. Do you think you still get us here?
  • Rheneas: I'll try.
  • George Carlin: Replied Rheneas. Rheneas did his best.
  • Rheneas: If I fail.
  • George Carlin: He thought to himself.
  • Rheneas: The passengers will be cross and the railway will close.
  • George Carlin: Everything blurred. He was really too tired to make the turn of his wheels, but he did, and another, and another, and another. Finally, tired but triumph, Rheneas reached the station.
  • Rheneas: I'm here at last!
  • George Carlin: He wheezed.
  • Passengers: Thank you for giving us home.
  • George Carlin: Said the passengers.
  • Passengers: We'll tell all our friends what a fine railway this is.
  • George Carlin: His driver was delighted.
  • Driver: You're a gallant little engine.
  • George Carlin: He said to Rheneas.
  • Driver: When you're rested we'll mend you, so you'll be ready for tomorrow.
  • Skarloey: And...
  • George Carlin: Smiled Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Rheneas always was ready for tomorrow.
  • Duncan: Thanks for telling us about him.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Duncan.
  • Duncan: I was wrong. Passengers are important after all.
  • George Carlin: The next day Rheneas came home. All the engines were there to greet him. Edward push his truck to the siding where he was lifted on to his rails. This was the signal for a chorus of whistles from engines large and small. Everyone was happy and Rheneas was the happiest of all.
  • Rheneas: You know.
  • George Carlin: He whispered to Skarloey.
  • Rheneas: This helps an engine feel that at last he has really come home.

Tender Engines

  • George Carlin: One morning, Gordon was in the yard taking on a large supply of coal.
  • James: That's the third load of coal you had today, Gordon.
  • George Carlin: Said James.
  • James: Some might say you're being rather greedy.
  • Gordon: I'm an important engine.
  • George Carlin: Replied Gordon.
  • Gordon: Important engines need plenty of coal, but I doubted if you would understand that, James.
  • George Carlin: James snorted and went about his work. Later, Gordon was taking on water from a standpipe because the water tower was under repair.
  • Duck: I wouldn't drink too much of that water if I were you, Gordon. It might give you boiler-ache.
  • Gordon: Pah!
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: What's this? Educating Gordon day? First James, now you, Duck. Big engines have big needs. Little engines are just annoying.
  • Duck: Don't say I didn't warn you.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Duck. Later, Gordon steamed into the yard at the big station.
  • Gordon: That's what I need.
  • George Carlin: Explained Gordon. There emergent out of his sheds were two shiny tenders.
  • Gordon: Now If I had two tenders.
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: I wouldn't need to stop so often. And I wouldn't have to listen to silly little engines.
  • Driver: Those tenders belong to a visitor.
  • George Carlin: Replied his driver. Diesel sidled up alongside.
  • Diesel: Everyone knows that tenders are a mark and distinction, but I'm afraid that no amount of tenders will save you in the end. We diesels are taking over, and we don't need tenders to make us important, not even one.
  • George Carlin: Gordon was most upset. He was feeling just the same next morning.
  • Gordon: I'm not happy.
  • Duck: I know.
  • George Carlin: Said Duck.
  • Duck: It's boiler-ache.
  • Gordon: It's not boiler-ache.
  • George Carlin: Protested Gordon.
  • Gordon: It's...
  • Henry: Of course it is.
  • George Carlin: Interrupted Henry.
  • Henry: That water's bad. Have a good wash-out, then you feel a different engine. Your boiler must be full of sludge.
  • Gordon: Don't be vulgar.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Gordon. He backed on his train hissing mournfully.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Cheer up, Gordon.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Gordon: I can't, sir. Is it true what diesels said, sir?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What does his say?
  • Gordon: That diesels are taking over.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Don't worry, Gordon. That will never happen on my railway.
  • Gordon: One more thing, sir. Why did the visitor have two tenders?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Because he lives on the railway with long difference between coaling depots.
  • George Carlin: Gordon felt better. But Henry started complaining. He banged some cars angrily.
  • Henry: I always worked hard enough for two.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Henry: I deserved another tender.
  • George Carlin: Duck whispered something to Donald. He was going to play a trick on Henry.
  • Duck: Henry?
  • George Carlin: He asked.
  • Duck: Would you like my tenders?
  • Henry: Yours?! What have you got to do with tenders?
  • Duck: All right.
  • George Carlin: Said Duck.
  • Duck: The deals off. Would you like them, Donald?
  • Donald: I wouldn't deprive you of the honor.
  • George Carlin: Replied Donald.
  • Duck: It is a great honor.
  • George Carlin: Continued Duck thoughtfully.
  • Duck: But I'm only a tank engine. Perhaps James might...
  • Henry: I'm sorry I was rude.
  • George Carlin: Said Henry hastily.
  • Henry: How many tenders have you and when can I have them?
  • Duck: Uh, hmm, I have six and you can have them this evening.
  • Henry: Six lovely tenders!
  • George Carlin: Chortled Henry.
  • Henry: What a splendid sight I'll be.
  • George Carlin: Henry was excited all day.
  • Henry: Do you think it'll be all right?
  • George Carlin: He asked for umpteenth time.
  • Duck: Of course.
  • George Carlin: Said Duck.
  • Duck: They're already now.
  • George Carlin: The other engines waited where they can each get a good view. But Henry wasn't a splendid sight at all. His six tenders were very old, dirty and filled with boiler sludge.
  • Gordon: Have a good wash-out, Henry?
  • George Carlin: Called a voice.
  • Gordon: That's right. You'll feel a different engine now.
  • George Carlin: Henry was not sure, but he thought his voice belongs to Gordon's.

Thomas and The Special Letter

  • George Carlin: One evening, Thomas brought his last train to the junction. Percy was glad to see him.
  • Percy: Are you on your way to the big station, Thomas?
  • Thomas: Yes I am. Why?
  • Percy: Because I'm going there too.
  • Thomas: I think something's up.
  • George Carlin: Toby looked up in the sky.
  • Toby: Where?
  • Thomas: Not up there, down here.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Thomas.
  • Toby: How come something be up when it's down?
  • George Carlin: Thomas was too excited to explain.
  • Thomas: Bust my buffers! Look over there!
  • George Carlin: Mavis, BoCo, Bill, Ben, Donald, Oliver and Douglas paraded past.
  • Donald: Good evening, you three.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Donald.
  • Donald: Aren't we all a fine sight?
  • Toby: Very splendid indeed.
  • George Carlin: Admired Toby.
  • Donald: Sorry we can't stop. Sir Topham Hatt wants us all together at the station.
  • Thomas: What is this about?
  • George Carlin: Asked Thomas.
  • Driver: Sir Topham Hatt has a plan.
  • George Carlin: Answered his driver.
  • Driver: Come on.
  • George Carlin: So they followed the other engines to the big station at the end of the line.
  • (Engines whistling)
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Silence!
  • George Carlin: Called Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I have an important letter to read from a little girl who is five years old. Dear Thomas and all the engines, please can I meet you? My friends say they would like to meet you too. You can come to my house for tea, but my mummy says there aren't any railway tracks in my house. Can you come to the station instead? Thank you very much. It seems...
  • George Carlin: Continued Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: ...that there any many girls and boys who would like to meet you. Therefore, we are all going to the big city faraway.
  • Engines: Hooray! Hooray!
  • George Carlin: The engines whistled.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Silence! Other engines will be working here while you were away so please show them what to do.
  • George Carlin: As Annie and Clarabel are going to the big city, Thomas and Oliver practice with some other coaches. Thomas grew more and more excited. Too excited for his own good.
  • Thomas: I'm glad I'm a splendid engine.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Thomas: Sir Topham Hatt thinks I'm really useful engine. I had a race with Bertie once. I whooshed through the tunnel and stopped in inch from the buffers.
  • George Carlin: Then Thomas made his mistake.
  • Thomas: Just like this!
  • George Carlin: He boasted.
  • (Thomas bursts into the buffers, hits through a fence, rolls down a slope and smashes into a wall)
  • George Carlin: No one was hurt, but Thomas' front was badly bent. They telephoned to Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'll send up the workmen.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: But if they can't mend Thomas in time, we'll have to go to the big city without him.
  • George Carlin: Poor Thomas. 8:00 next morning, the engines waited at the junction. Toby and Percy reached on the truck, and Duck had pushed them into place behind Edward. Gordon, James and Henry are ready to lead off. They whistled impatiently. Sir Topham Hatt looked at his watch.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'll wait one more minute for Thomas and then we have to go.
  • Thomas: Oh, thank goodness you're still here.
  • George Carlin: Panted Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: I hope we're not late as it's just after eight.
  • George Carlin: The conductor blew his whistle and waved his flag. The engines cheered.
  • Engines: Look out, big city, here we come!
  • George Carlin: And the cavalcade puffed away. Later at the big city, all the engines were lined up in their splendid shed. Children were delighted to meet their friends.
  • Thomas: I'm glad the little girl wrote to us.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Thomas to Percy.
  • Thomas: Isn't it wonderful what happiness a letter can bring?

Oliver's Find

  • Alec Baldwin: Oliver and his break van Toad liked working in the big yards, but one morning, Toad noticed that Oliver was unhappy. He decided to find out why.
  • Toad: Uh, excuse me, Mr. Oliver. It seems to me that things are not well with you, if you forgive me for mentioning it.
  • Oliver: You're quite right, Toad. All I do is shunt these freight cars onto the turntable. I longed for a nice run. It's what an engine really means.
  • Toad: Uh, quite so, Mr. Oliver. May I suggest that you speak to Sir Topham Hatt about your problems.
  • Alec Baldwin: But Oliver said nothing. He just grew unhappier and he was rough with the freight cars.
  • Cars: You're no good, Oliver, you're dangerous. We want Percy.
  • Oliver: Percy's far too busy to be bothered with the likes of you.
  • Alec Baldwin: And Oliver bumped the freight cars hard.
  • (The freight cars fall into the turntable)
  • Workman: You silly engine!
  • Alec Baldwin: Shouted a workman.
  • Workman: It'll take a long time to repair this turntable which'll cause confusion and delay!
  • Alec Baldwin: That night, Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Oliver, you had caused confusion. I thought you can control freight cars. You should work the mail train for a while. Maybe the night air will clear your smokebox.
  • Oliver: Yes, sir. Sorry, sir.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Oliver sadly.
  • Driver: Cheer up, old chap.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: The mail train run is a fine run for an engine like you.
  • Alec Baldwin: Oliver smiled, but he still felt he had left everyone down. His driver took him along the coastal run with the mail train. The fresh air couldn't help but brighten Oliver's spirits. They made good speed until it was time to collect some important mail from Harold the Helicopter.
  • Oliver: Come on, Harold.
  • Alec Baldwin: At last Harold landed.
  • Harold: Sorry I'm late, great western. Had any uh bit of a problems with one of my arms. Kept letting me down when I was uh meant to be up. You know how it is.
  • Driver: We know that we'll be late for our first run.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Oliver's driver. Soon, they were on their way again. Ahead was a red signal light. Oliver didn't realized that the signalman had dozed off. Oliver whistled several times, but the signal stayed red.
  • Driver: There must be something wrong with that signal. We'll go slowly and stop by the signalbox.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver. But they never reached it. The points before the signalbox were switched to an old track. They were going the wrong way. Oliver's fireman was concerned.
  • Fireman: We need to find the water tower soon.
  • Alec Baldwin: Instead they saw an old station. Disaster lay ahead.
  • (Oliver crashes into a shed)
  • Alec Baldwin: Meanwhile, Sir Topham Hatt was worried.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Oliver has not returned. We'll send out a search party.
  • Alec Baldwin: Soon he was high in the sky with Harold.
  • (Harold looks for Oliver)
  • Sir Topham Hatt: There they are.
  • (Oliver is spotted and Harold lands)
  • Driver: It wasn't Oliver's fault.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sighed the driver.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'm aware of that. I'm just glad to see you were all safe.
  • Alec Baldwin: Then he saw something. It was an empty old house beside the station. He went to inspect it.
  • (Sir Topham Hatt checks the old house)
  • Alec Baldwin: When he returned, he spoke to Oliver.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You have found another attraction for our island. We'll make this house as good as new and visitors can have tea and prophets there.
  • Oliver: Hmm.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sighed Oliver.
  • Oliver: Getting lost can be interesting but being found can be much nicer. Especially what an engine feels really useful.

Special Attraction

  • George Carlin: Toby the Tram Engine was very excited. He was wearing a brand new bell that shown like gold. He was off to the seaside. His driver was explaining everything as they puff along the line.
  • Driver: There's a seaside village near here, and every year, they have a big parade with a special attraction for all the visitors. This year, Toby, you're the special attraction.
  • Toby: Thank you, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Toby.
  • Toby: But what does a special attraction do?
  • Driver: Oh, just smiles and blows whistles at everyone.
  • George Carlin: Replied his driver.
  • Driver: We're almost there. Listen, you can hear the seagulls.
  • George Carlin: Soon, they reach the little station by the village. But instead of a big welcome, there was just one man. He whispered to Toby's driver and turned sadly away.
  • Driver: Well, if that doesn't take the biscuit.
  • George Carlin: Said Toby's driver.
  • Driver: They've run out of room and a parade and don't need a special attraction after all. We've got to go home, Toby. I'm sorry, old boy.
  • Toby: (sighs) So am I.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Toby. Percy was shunting in the yard. He didn't expect to see Toby.
  • Percy: What are you doing back so soon?
  • George Carlin: Before Toby could reply, Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Leave these cars please, Percy. There's an emergency at the harbour.
  • Driver: Come on, Percy.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: This'll be trouble with Bulstrode.
  • Percy: Who's Bulstrode?
  • George Carlin: Wondered Percy. He was still surprised about Toby, and now he had two puzzles to sort out. His driver explained.
  • Driver: Bulstrode is disagreeable barge. He never stops complaining.
  • George Carlin: His driver was right about Bulstrode. Today, the barge was more bad temper than ever.
  • Bulstrode: Come on, come on! Hic. Why aren't you cars where you should be?
  • Cars: There's no engine, and we can only go where we put!
  • George Carlin: Shouted the cars.
  • Cars: You're in the wrong place, not us!
  • George Carlin: When Percy arrived, Bulstrode was sulking and the cars were crosser still.
  • Cars: Our stone is for Bulstrode. Please put us in a siding so that we can load him up and be rid of him.
  • George Carlin: But the cars were being careless. As Percy was lining them up, they burst through some buffers.
  • Cars: Help, help!
  • George Carlin: They wailed. But it was too late.
  • (Percy pushes the cars one by one on top of Bulstrode and is left horrified)
  • Bulstrode: (gurgling) Oh!
  • George Carlin: Cried Bulstrode.
  • Bulstrode: I'm sinking!
  • Cars: Serves you right!
  • George Carlin: Giggled the cars.
  • Cars: You're always barging in and moaning.
  • George Carlin: It took a very long time to clear the mess. Percy watched as Bulstrode was towed to the beach.
  • Workmen: There you are.
  • George Carlin: Said the workmen.
  • Workmen: Now you just stay here. Children can play you all day and at long last you'll be useful.
  • Bulstrode: (groaning)
  • George Carlin: When Percy got home, he and Toby exchange all their news.
  • Toby: Well, we both have seaside surprises today.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Toby.
  • Percy: But driver says that I'm a special attraction anyway, and so are you.
  • Toby: Every time we go on our own line.
  • Percy: What do you mean?
  • George Carlin: Asked Percy.
  • Toby: Well, all we have to do is smile and blow whistles at everyone.

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