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Thomas and The Conductor / Henry's Special Coal / Toby The Tram Engine is a Discovery Kids airing of Thomas & Friends. It aired on October 5, 2002.

Plot

  • Thomas gets so impatient, that he accidentally leaves the Conductor on the platform / Henry has coal to be reloaded / Toby comes to visit the Island of Sodor.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • James
  • Toby
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Edward (does not speak)
  • Lady Hatt (does not speak)
  • Bertie (cameo)

Songs

  1. Thomas' Anthem
  2. Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining
  3. Toby

Trivia

  • Narrated by George Carlin.

Script

Act 1

  • (We open this episode with the Thomas and Friends Season 6 intro)
  • (After that, we begin the character introduction)
  • Alec Baldwin: It's Thomas: number one engine who works with Sir Topham Hatt. Percy is very happy and he is really reliable. James is a magnificent engine. Gordon is the most famous engine on the Island of Sodor. Here's Henry: the number three green engine. Edward always here to help the other engines. Toby is a different engine. He's a tram engine. And don't forget Sir Topham Hatt. He's in charge of the whole railway.
  • (A passing by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and The Conductor)
  • George Carlin: Thomas the Tank Engine is very proud of his branch line. He thinks it's the most important part of the whole railway. His two coaches Annie and Clarabel agree with him. Annie could only take passengers but Clarabel can take passengers, luggage and the conductor. They were both old and need new paint but Thomas loves them very much. As they run backwards and forwards along the line, they sing songs to each other. When Thomas starts from the station he sings...
  • Thomas: Oh, come along, we're rather late. Oh, come along, we're rather late.
  • George Carlin: And the coaches sang...
  • Annie and Clarabel: We're coming along. We're coming along.
  • George Carlin: They don't mind that Thomas says to them because he know he was trying to please Sir Topham Hatt, and to know to that if Thomas is cross, he's not cross with them. One day, they have to wait for Henry's train which made Thomas very cross.
  • Thomas: How could I run my line properly if Henry is always late? He doesn't realize that Sir Topham Hatt depends on me.
  • George Carlin: Thomas whistled impatiently. He wanted to leave, but he have to wait for Henry's passengers. At last Henry came.
  • Thomas: Where have you been, lazybones?
  • Henry: Oh dear, my system is out of order. No one understands my case. You don't know what I suffer.
  • Thomas: Rubbish!
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: You're too slow. You need exercise.
  • George Carlin: The conductor blew his whistle and Thomas started so quickly that he left him behind. The conductor waved his red flag to stop Thomas, but Thomas was on his way steaming out of the station.
  • Thomas: Come along, come along.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Thomas, but Clarabel didn't want to come.
  • Clarabel: I've lost my nice conductor, I've lose my nice conductor.
  • George Carlin: She sobbed. Annie tried to tell Thomas what had happened.
  • Annie: We haven't a conductor, we haven't a conductor!
  • George Carlin: But he was hurrying and wouldn't listen. Annie and Clarabel tried to put on their brakes, but they couldn't without their conductor.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Where's our conductor? Where's our conductor?
  • George Carlin: They cried, but Thomas didn't stop till they came to a signal.
  • Thomas: Bother that signal.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: What's the matter?
  • Driver: I don't know.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: The conductor will tell us in a minute.
  • George Carlin: They waited and waited but the conductor didn't come.
  • Thomas: Peep peep peep, where's the conductor?
  • George Carlin: Whistled Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: We've left him behind!
  • George Carlin: Sobbed Annie and Clarabel together. Everyone looked, and there he was running as fast as he could along the line, with his flag on one hand and his whistle in the other. He was very hot, so he had a drink, and told them that Thomas had left him behind.
  • Thomas: I'm very sorry.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Conductor: We all made mistakes.
  • George Carlin: Replied the conductor.
  • Conductor: Look, the signal's down. We can go. Let's make up for lost time.
  • George Carlin: Annie and Clarabel were so pleased to have their conductor again, but they sang...
  • Annie and Clarabel: As fast as you like, as fast as you like!
  • George Carlin: ...to Thomas all the way. They reached the end of the line quicker than ever before.
  • (Thomas arrives at the last station)
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas' Anthem)
  • Children: (singing) It's Thomas the Tank Engine. Hip, hip, hip, hip, hooray! Chugga-chugga, chugg, chugg Chuff, chuff, chuff. He rides along the way. And when you hear that whistle, It can only be one train. Our favourite little engine, Thomas is his name! Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas, we love you. He's a really useful engine With his heart that's big and strong. He chugga-chugga, chuff-chuffs working hard Helping everyone. Thomas, he has lots of friends And you can be one too. Just clap, clap, clap and sing-along Thomas, we love you. Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas, we love you. There's Gordon and Henry, Edward, James and Toby, Annie and Clarabel.
  • Boy: And don't forget Percy!
  • Children: (singing) Terence and Bertie, Diesel, Duck and Daisy, Lots more friends for you. Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas we love you, Thomas we love you, Thomas, We love you!
  • (Whistle blowing)
  • (We go to commercials after Act 1)

Act 2

  • (We open Act 2 with Henry's Special Coal)
  • George Carlin: One morning, Henry was feeling very sorry for himself. Sometimes he can pull trains, but sometimes he felt he had no strength at all.
  • Henry: I suffer dreadfully and no one cares.
  • James: Rubbish, Henry!
  • George Carlin: Snorted James.
  • James: You don't work hard enough!
  • George Carlin: Sir Topham Hatt spoke to him too.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What's wrong with you, Henry? You have lots of new parts and new paint too, but they've done you no good. If we can't make you better, we must get another engine instead of you to do the work.
  • George Carlin: This made Henry, his driver and fireman very sad. Sir Topham Hatt was waiting when Henry came to the platform. He had taken off his hat and coat and put on overalls. Henry managed to start but his fireman was not satisfied.
  • Henry's Fireman: Henry is a bad steamer.
  • George Carlin: He said to Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Henry's Fireman: I built up his fire, but it doesn't give enough heat.
  • George Carlin: Henry tried very hard, but it was no good. He didn't have enough steam, and came to a stop outside Edward's station.
  • Henry: Oh dear!
  • George Carlin: Thought Henry.
  • Henry: I shall have to go away! Oh dear, oh dear!
  • George Carlin: All he could do is to go slowly onto a siding, and Edward took charge of the train. Sir Topham Hatt and the Fireman went on discussing Henry's troubles.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What do you think is wrong, fireman?
  • George Carlin: Asked Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Henry's Fireman: Excuse me, sir.
  • George Carlin: He answered.
  • Henry's Fireman: But the fact is the coal was wrong. We've had a poor lot lately, and today's it's worse. The other engines can manage. They had big fireboxes. Henry's is small and can't make the heat. With Welsh coal, he'd be a different engine.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It's expensive.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Henry: But Henry must have a fair chance. James shall go and fetch them.
  • George Carlin: When the Welsh coal came, Henry's Driver and Fireman were excited.
  • Henry's Driver and Fireman: Now we'll show 'em, Henry old fellow.
  • George Carlin: They carefully made his fire, putting large lumps of coal like a wall round the outside, then the glowing middle part was covered in smaller lumps.
  • Henry: You're spoiling my fire.
  • George Carlin: Complained Henry.
  • Henry's Fireman: Wait and see.
  • George Carlin: Said the fireman.
  • Henry's Fireman: We'll have a roaring fire just when we wanted.
  • George Carlin: The fireman was right. When Henry reach the platform, the water was boiling nicely, and he had to let off steam.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: How are you, Henry?
  • Henry: Peep, peep, peep! I feel fine!
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Have you a good fire, driver?
  • Henry's Driver: Never better, sir, and plenty of steam.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: No record breaking.
  • George Carlin: Warned Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Don't push him too hard.
  • Henry's Driver: Henry won't need pushing, sir. I'll have to hold him back.
  • George Carlin: Henry had a lovely day. He had never felt so well of his life. He wanted to go fast, but his driver wouldn't let him.
  • Henry's Driver: Steady old fellow.
  • George Carlin: He would say.
  • Henry's Driver: There's plenty of time.
  • George Carlin: They arrived early at the station. Thomas puffed in.
  • Henry: Where have you been, lazybones?
  • George Carlin: Asked Henry.
  • Henry: Oh, I can't wait for dawdling tank engines like you. Goodbye.
  • Thomas: Whoosh!
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas to the coaches.
  • Thomas: Have you ever seen anything like it?
  • George Carlin: Both Annie and Clarabel agreed that they never had.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining)
  • (James' whistle toots)
  • Children: (singing) Life is full of surprises, full of ups and downs And so to have a silver lining, first there must be cloud. Bill and Ben the twins work together all day long. They sometimes disagree how things are done. They get down in the dumps If things they do don't work out just as planned. But if at first you don't succeed then understand. There's no sense in worrying if things start going wrong. Obstacles can all be overcome. But even Bill and Ben both agree that in the end. If you never lose hope, you're sure to cope and carry on. Every cloud is silver-lined, even when it rains. So don't get too downhearted, as things are bound to change. All you've gotta do is wear a smile and you will find. Your sun will shine. Everybody makes mistakes it happens all the time. You should never lose sight of your goal. Just like Bill and Ben things will work out in the end. If you never lose hope, you're sure to cope and carry on. When you're feeling down it doesn't help to wear a frown. Never lose hope, you're sure to cope and you can carry on. Every cloud is silver-lined to help you on your way. As long as there's hope, it'll help you cope. You must never lose hope, it'll help you on the way.
  • (We go to commercials after Act 2)

Act 3

  • (We open Act 3 with Toby The Tram Engine)
  • George Carlin: Toby is a tram engine. He has cowcatchers and side plates and doesn't look like a steam engine at all. He takes from farms and villages to the main line and is cheerful to everyone he meets. He has a coach called Henrietta who has seen better days.
  • Henrietta: It's not fair at all.
  • George Carlin: She grumbles remembering she used to be full and nine cars would rattle behind her. Now there were only three or four for the farms and factories send their goods mostly by truck. Toby is always careful. The cars, buses and trucks often had accidents. Toby hasn't had an accident for years. But the buses are crowded and Henrietta is empty. A lady and a stout gentleman stood on Toby's platform. He was of course Sir Topham Hatt. But Toby didn't noticed yet.
  • Children: Come on, grandfather.
  • George Carlin: Cried the children.
  • Children: Do look at this engine.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: That's a tram engine, Stephen.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Bridget: Is it electric?
  • George Carlin: Asked Bridget.
  • Toby: Whoosh!
  • George Carlin: Hissed Toby.
  • Stephen: Shh!
  • George Carlin: Said her brother.
  • Stephen: You've offended him.
  • Bridget: But trams are electric, aren't they?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: They are mostly, and this is a steam tram.
  • Children: May we go in it, grandfather, please?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Stop!
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt to the conductor. They all scrambled into Henrietta.
  • Henrietta: Hip-hip hooray!
  • George Carlin: Chanted Henrietta. But Toby didn't sing.
  • Toby: Electric indeed! Electric indeed!
  • George Carlin: He snorted. He was proud of being a steam tram.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What is your name?
  • George Carlin: Asked Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Toby: Toby, sir.
  • George Carlin: Thank you, Toby, for a very nice ride.
  • Toby: Thank you, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Toby. He felt better now.
  • Toby: This gentleman...
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Toby: ...is a gentleman who knows how to speak to engines.
  • George Carlin: The children came every day for two weeks. Sometimes they rode with the conductor, sometimes in empty cars. On the last day of all the driver invited them into his cab. All were sorry when they had to go away and Sir Topham Hatt and his family thanked everyone.
  • Toby: Come again soon.
  • George Carlin: Replied Toby.
  • Children: We will, we will.
  • George Carlin: Called the children. And they waved till Toby was out of sight. The months passed. Toby had few cars and fewer passengers.
  • Driver: Our last day, Toby.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver one morning.
  • Driver: The manager says we must close tomorrow.
  • George Carlin: That day, everyone will have a chance of a last ride. The passengers joked and sang, but Toby and his driver wish they wouldn't.
  • Passengers: Goodbye, Toby.
  • George Carlin: Said the passengers afterwards.
  • Passengers: We're sorry your line was closing down.
  • Toby: So am I.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Toby.
  • Toby: Nobody wants me.
  • George Carlin: Toby thought and went unhappily to sleep. Next morning, the shed was flung open and old Toby woke with a start to his driver waving a piece of paper at him.
  • Driver: Wake up, Toby!
  • George Carlin: He shouted excitedly.
  • Driver: The mail has just arrived and there's a letter for us from the stout gentleman! Maybe it's good news.
  • (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. 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.
  • (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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