Thomas and The Rumours & Other Thomas Adventures is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made by Anchor Bay Entertainment in September 1999 on VHS, and then in March 2002 on DVD, each containing one Season 2 episode, two Season 4 episodes and four Season 5 episodes.


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


  1. Thomas and The Rumours (Alec Baldwin)
  2. Oliver's Find (Alec Baldwin)
  3. Percy Proves A Point (George Carlin)
  4. Gordon and The Gremlin (Alec Baldwin)
  5. Toad Stands By (George Carlin)
  6. Thomas and The Special Letter (George Carlin)
  7. Steam Roller (George Carlin)


  1. Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining (Separate from the main feature on DVD)
  2. Toby (DVD only)

Bonus Features

  1. Character Gallery
  2. Web Fun


  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Released on September 14, 1999 (VHS) and March 5, 2002 (DVD) by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
  • The Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (1999-2000) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • The "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is made from the text taken from the "10 Years of Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends" 1999 VHS.
  • The "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is made from the text taken from the "10 Years of Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends" 1999 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "10 Years of Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends" 1999 VHS.
  • The nameplates are taken from the "Races, Rescues and Runaways" 1999 VHS.
  • Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining has no lyrics in the VHS version.
  • The DVD version ends with Steam Roller.
  • The end credits are taken from the "Races, Rescues and Runaways" 1999 VHS.

Opening Previews

1999 VHS version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro
  5. First few seconds of Thomas and The Rumours

2002 DVD version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Grace & Wild Interactive Development logo
  4. Gullane Entertainment logo
  5. Thomas and Friends VHS Collection Trailer
  6. Thomas and The Rumours and Other Thomas Adventures DVD Menu
  7. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  8. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro
  9. First few seconds of Thomas and The Rumours

Closing Previews

1999 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining
  2. Thomas and Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2002 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Steam Roller
  2. Thomas and Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

Opening Credits

  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • Storyteller ALEC BALDWIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Cover Artwork

Front Cover

  • Top: Thomas
  • Bottom: Gordon, James and Henry from "Thomas and The Rumours"

Back Cover

  • Top Left: Percy and Harold racing from "Percy Proves A Point"
  • Top Right: Douglas and Toad from "Toad Stands By"

Cover Color

  • Teal

Running Times

  • 40 Minutes (VHS)
  • 35 Minutes (DVD)


Thomas and The Rumours

  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas the Tank Engine loves his branch line. One day, when he stopped at a small station, some children looked sad.
  • Girl: They closed our playground and our favorite sand pit.
  • Boy: Teacher said the sand is soil and too dirty play in.
  • Children: Please help us Thomas.
  • Thomas: I'll see what I can do.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Thomas kindly. Thomas hoped things weren't quite as bad as the children had made them out to be. But as he passed their playground, a large sign read: Playground Closed Until Further Notice.
  • Thomas: The Children were right.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thought Thomas sadly. He puffed into the yard and was just about to tell the other engines about the playground when Percy rushed in.
  • Gordon: You look glum, little Percy.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Gordon.
  • Percy: Sir Topham Hatt told driver that he's using Harold to show a visitor the island instead of any of us engines.
  • Gordon: Despicable!
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Gordon.
  • Henry: Disgusting!
  • Alec Baldwin: Snorted Henry.
  • James: Engines are meant to take visitors around our island not that whirlybird thing.
  • Alec Baldwin: James exclaimed. Gordon was the first to see Harold.
  • Gordon: Harold thinks he can go faster than me. I'll show him.
  • Alec Baldwin: Next, it was Henry's turn.
  • Henry: Sir Topham Hatt has chosen Harold because he's more important than me. Well he's not. Harold can't fly through tunnels.
  • Alec Baldwin: Percy stopped by a signal on his branch line near a field were sheep were grazing. Harold hovered for a while then buzzed away.
  • Percy: I know what's he's doing. He's just counting sheep.
  • Alec Baldwin: And Percy puffed along his line, feeling much better about his things. That evening, the engines talked about the situation.
  • Gordon: Harold wants to get rid of us.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Gordon.
  • Henry: He doesn't need tunnels.
  • Alec Baldwin: Added Henry.
  • Percy: Don't worry, he's just counting sheep.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Percy.
  • Gordon: Counting sheep? Pah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Snorted Gordon.
  • Gordon: He's counting how many engines he can get rid of. He'll see how useful I am tomorrow.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas wanted to mention the children's playground, but solving the mystery of Harold and the visitor came first. The next day, Gordon was travelling to collect his train.
  • Driver: We'll show that whirlybird just how fast you can go, Gordon.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver. But because they were watching Harold, they missed a signal and went onto the wrong line. Gordon was travelling to trouble. Ahead was a tunnel under repair. His driver reduced steam and braked hard, but it was too late.
  • (Gordon crashes into the tunnel)
  • Alec Baldwin: Later, Thomas pulled Gordon clear with the breakdown train. Sir Topham Hatt spoke severly to Gordon's Driver.
  • Thomas: Will Gordon be scrapped, sir?
  • Alec Baldwin: Asked Thomas sadly.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What makes you think that?
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Sir Topham Hatt. Thomas decided to pluck up courage.
  • Thomas: Because the engines think the visitor was here to see if he can be replaced by Harold.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sir Topham Hatt laughed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well the engines are wrong and you shouldn't listened to rumours, Thomas. This gentleman is making a new playground for the children. It was easy to find a suitable site from up in the air.
  • Visitor: And what's more.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said the visitor.
  • Visitor: That tunnel sand will be perfect for the playground. Sand we found by accident you might say.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sir Topham Hatt still uses Harold to fly above the island. But all the engines know that Harold is spying on them. He is just being very useful.

Nameplates after Thomas and The Rumours

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

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 crumpets 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.

Nameplates after Oliver's Find

  • Duke
  • Peter Sam
  • Sir Handel
  • Rheneas
  • Skarloey
  • Rusty
  • Stepney

Percy Proves A Point

  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: An airfield was closed by. Percy heard the airplane zooming overhead all day. The noises of all was a helicopter.
  • Percy: Silly thing!
  • George Carlin: Said Percy.
  • Percy: Why can't and go and buzz somewhere else?
  • George Carlin: One day, Percy stopped at the airfield.
  • Percy: Hello.
  • George Carlin: Said Percy.
  • Percy: Who are you?
  • Harold: I'm Harold. Who are you?
  • Percy: I'm Percy. What whirly great arms you've got.
  • Harold: They're nice arms.
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: Said Harold.
  • Harold: They're not much use and quite out of date.
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: He collected his freight cars and started off still fuming. Soon, they heard a familiar buzzing.
  • Driver: Percy.
  • George Carlin: Whispered his driver.
  • Driver: There's Harold. He's not far ahead. Let's race him.
  • Percy: Yes, let's.
  • George Carlin: Said Percy. Percy pounded along, the cars screamed and swayed.
  • Driver: Well, I'll be a ding-dong dang!
  • George Carlin: Said the driver. There was Harold. The race was on!
  • Driver: Go it, Percy!
  • George Carlin: He yelled.
  • Driver: You're ganging!
  • George Carlin: Percy had never been allowed to go fast before. He was having the time of his life.
  • Percy: Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
  • George Carlin: He panted to the cars.
  • Cars: We don't want to, we don't want to.
  • George Carlin: 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!
  • George Carlin: Shouted the driver.
  • Driver: We're ganging! We're going ahead! Oh good boy, good boy!
  • George Carlin: A distant signal warned them that the harbour wharf was near.
  • Percy: Peep peep peep! Brakes, conductor, please?
  • George Carlin: The driver carefully checked the train's headlong speed. They rolled onto the main line, and halted on the wharf.
  • Percy: Oh dear!
  • George Carlin: Groaned Percy.
  • Percy: I'm sure we've lost.
  • George Carlin: The fireman scrambled to the cab roof.
  • Fireman: We've won, we've won!
  • George Carlin: He shouted.
  • Fireman: Harold's still hovering. He's looking for a place to land. Listen, boys.
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: Percy loved it.
  • Percy: Oh, thank you!
  • George Carlin: He said. He liked the last line best of all, and was a very happy engine.

Nameplates after Percy Proves A Point

  • Gordon
  • James
  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

Gordon and The Gremlin

  • Alec Baldwin: Early one morning, Gordon's fire would not light.
  • Firelighter: I don't know what's wrong.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sighed the firelighter.
  • Firelighter: There must be gremlins about.
  • Percy: What are gremlins?
  • Alec Baldwin: Asked Percy.
  • Thomas: I've heard that they're little green men who play tricks.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Thomas.
  • Percy: Can we find one?
  • James: Pah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Said James.
  • James: Gremlins don't exist. They're just an excuse when things go wrong.
  • Thomas: If firelighter says there are gremlins, there are.
  • James: Hah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Snorted James. Sir Topham Hatt had heard everything.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Silence!
  • Alec Baldwin: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I am expecting a VIP, a very important person today. She is heard that all my engines are really useful. Please prove it.
  • Engines: Yes sir.
  • Alec Baldwin: They all said.
  • Percy: As long as the gremlins let us.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What gremlins.
  • Percy: The ones in Gordon's fire, sir, that's why he's not ready yet.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'll see about that.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thundered Sir Topham Hatt and he did.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Gordon, I expect you'd be on your best behavior today. You were to pull the special coach from my special visitor. But no high speeds, please, she won't like that.
  • Alec Baldwin: Gordon was proud and pleased. He was waiting for his special coach when Percy puffed in with some freight cars.
  • Percy: What's the matter, Gordon, you're late.
  • Gordon: Driver says there's gremlins in the turntables.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Gordon.
  • Percy: They must be everywhere!
  • Alec Baldwin: Squeaked Percy. At last, the turntable was mended and Gordon puffed away with the special coach. He was soon working hard to make up for lost time. After he arrived at the station, Sir Topham Hatt became concerned.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Where's Thomas?
  • Alec Baldwin: He wondered.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: He's supposed to be bringing my visitor to the docks.
  • Gordon: Hah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Huffed Gordon.
  • Gordon: Thomas isn't really useful is he's late.
  • Alec Baldwin: But it wasn't long before Thomas arrived.
  • Thomas: (pants) I'm sorry. (pants) A cow strayed on the line and we had to wait for the farmer to take her away. But driver says your visitor is here safe and sound.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Indeed she is.
  • Alec Baldwin: Smiled Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: How nice to see you.
  • Percy: Who is it?
  • Alec Baldwin: Whispered Percy.
  • Thomas: I don't know.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: But Sir Topham Hatt is certainly keen to please her. He's a arranged a special party for her.
  • Percy: She's got a dog as well.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Percy.
  • Gremlin: (barks)
  • Thomas' Driver: Come on, Thomas.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said the Driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: You need a drink.
  • Gordon: Pah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Puffed Gordon.
  • Gordon: Thomas is just a lazy little engine. Sir Topham Hatt is expecting me to arrive on time. We're late because of Thomas.
  • Alec Baldwin: Gordon's driver decided to make up for lost time. Then, there was trouble.
  • Gordon's Driver: I think we better slow down. This is an old line that could make things uncomfortable for the VIP.
  • Alec Baldwin: And it did. She was taking a bath and the water was slopping all over the place.
  • Dowager Hatt: (groans)
  • Alec Baldwin: She cried. Gordon was very relieved to reach his final destination where Thomas was waiting to collect Sir Topham Hatt and his special visitor. He blew an extra long whistle. (Gordon's whistle tooting) This frightened the visitor's dog so much that he fled from the station and ran into a field where a bull was grazing.
  • Bull: (roaring)
  • Alec Baldwin: The bull frightened the little dog even more. He ran back again onto the platform and over the bridge.
  • Gremlin: (barking)
  • Alec Baldwin: He didn't stop until he jumped straight into Thomas' cab.
  • Gremlin: (barks)
  • Alec Baldwin: But he had a wonderful ride all the way to the docks.
  • Thomas' Fireman: What's the dog's name?
  • Alec Baldwin: Asked the fireman.
  • Dowager Hatt: Well, after today's events, I think I'll rename him Gremlin.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sir Topham Hatt chuckled.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: In that case, I've met one at last. Ha ha.
  • Thomas: Excuse me, sir, but who is your very important visitor?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Why didn't I tell you? This lady is my mother and she agrees with me. You are indeed really useful engines and my mother of course is always right. (laughs)

Nameplates after Gordon and The Gremlin

  • James
  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Harold
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

Toad Stands By

  • George Carlin: Oliver had been to the works to be mended. Some troublesome cars tricked him, and the great western engine fell into the turntable well. Now Oliver was as good as new, be he was still worried about cars.
  • Oliver: I rather not used them.
  • George Carlin: He puffed to himself. But the cars sang songs rude and loud. Scruffey, their leader, led the chorus.
  • Cars and Scruffey: Oliver's no use at all, thinks he's very clever, says that he can manage us, that's the best joke ever, when he orders us about, with the greatest folly, we just pushed him down the well, Pop Goes Old Ollie!
  • George Carlin: Thomas, Duck and Percy were shocked.
  • Thomas: Be quiet!
  • George Carlin: They ordered, but they couldn't be anywhere, and everywhere they went, the cars began again.
  • Cars: Oliver's no use at all, thinks he's very clever, says that he can manage us, that's the best joke ever!
  • George Carlin: At last the engines gave up.
  • Thomas: We're sorry, Oliver.
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Oliver: It's really my fault.
  • George Carlin: Said Oliver sadly.
  • Oliver: I shouldn't fallen into the turntable well.
  • George Carlin: Toad the break van felt sorry for Oliver too. Next morning, he spoke to Douglas.
  • Toad: I'm worried, Mr. Douglas. This disrespect for engines. Where's it going to end?
  • Douglas: Who knows?
  • George Carlin: Sighed Douglas.
  • Toad: I've got a plan, Mr. Douglas. May I stay here tonight and help Mr. Oliver? We're both Great Western, and must stand together.
  • Douglas: Certainly, Toad.
  • George Carlin: Replied Douglas and puffed away. Soon, Toad was explaining his plan.
  • Duck: Goodness gracious, Toad. I don't think you should suggest such a thing to Oliver.
  • George Carlin: But Oliver interrupted.
  • Oliver: No, Duck, Toad's right. It's really my fault. I must put this trouble right.
  • Toad: I meant no disrespect you understand.
  • Oliver: Of course not, Toad. Anywhere, driver says the same and he's arranged with the stationmaster.
  • Duck: Very well, Oliver.
  • George Carlin: Conceded Duck.
  • Duck: But I must hurry. My passengers will be waiting. Good luck.
  • Oliver: So long.
  • George Carlin: Smiled Oliver bravely, but he felt dreadfully nervous inside. Oliver marshalled with the worst cars two by two.
  • Toad: That's the way, Mr. Oliver.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Toad.
  • Toad: And if you hadn't leave Scruffey till last, then you'll have him behind you. You can bump him if he starts his nonsense.
  • Scruffey: Hold back, hold back!
  • George Carlin: Whispered Scruffey.
  • Scruffey: And pass the word to the others.
  • George Carlin: The silly cars giggled, but Oliver knew what to do. There was plenty of sand on the rails and his wheels gripped splendidly. He gave a great heave.
  • Scruffey: Ooh!
  • George Carlin: Groaned Scruffey.
  • Scruffey: I don't like this!
  • Duck: Go on!
  • George Carlin: Yelled Duck.
  • Duck: Well done, boy, well done!
  • Scruffey: Oh!
  • George Carlin: Wailed Scruffey.
  • Scruffey: I'm coming apart!
  • (Scruffey breaks himself apart)
  • George Carlin: And he did. Then there was trouble.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well, Oliver, so you don't know your own strength, is that it?
  • Oliver: (stuttering) N-N-No, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said-said Oliver nervously. Sir Topham Hatt inspected Scruffey.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: As I thought. Rotten wood rusty frames. Maybe if we put you back together, you'll learn yourself a better name.
  • George Carlin: Nowadays, Oliver only takes freight cars when the other engines were busy. But they always quick to warn each other.
  • Cars: Take care with Mr. Oliver. If you play tricks on him, you'll never be the same car again!
  • George Carlin: Scruffey has learned his lesson and says nothing at all.

Nameplates after Toad Stands By

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

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?

Nameplates after Thomas and The Special Letter

  • Peter Sam
  • James
  • Sir Handel
  • Henry
  • Rusty
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

Steam Roller

  • George Carlin: Sir Handel is very proud of his big sturdy wheels. They have brought tires and whole wells to the rails. But they are unusual. One day, the other engines wouldn't stop teasing him.
  • Engines: Look at his steamroller wheels.
  • George Carlin: They joked.
  • Sir Handel: Be quiet.
  • George Carlin: Snorted Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: You're jealous.
  • Peter Sam: Don't worry.
  • George Carlin: Soothed Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: The engines all teased me about my special funnel until they learned how useful it is.
  • Sir Handel: Did you hear that?
  • George Carlin: Huffed Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: My wheels are special like Peter Sam's funnel. I can go faster than any of you.
  • George Carlin: Skarloey had a plan to make Sir Handel see sense.
  • Skarloey: With your grand wheels, Sir Handel.
  • George Carlin: Said Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: You're just the engine to tackle George.
  • Sir Handel: Who's George?
  • Skarloey: That steamroller over there.
  • George Carlin: Replied Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Listen.
  • George Carlin: The steamroller was making rude remarks about the engines.
  • George: Railways are no good. Turn them into roads. Pull them up, turn them into roads. Railways are no good. Turn them into roads. Pull them up, turn them into roads.
  • Sir Handel: Don't worry.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: Leave him to me. I'll send him packing. George will soon get a run for his money.
  • George Carlin: Later that morning, George was at the level crossing.
  • George: Huh! You're Sir Handel, I suppose.
  • George Carlin: Sir Handel was standing no nonsense.
  • Sir Handel: And you, I suppose, are George? Yes, I've heard of you.
  • George: And I've heard of you. You swank around with your steamroller wheels, pretending you're as good as me.
  • Sir Handel: Actually, I'm better. Goodbye.
  • George Carlin: George chuffered on, fuming. Later that day, Sir Handel brought a special load down after the last train had gone. When he had reached the road he saw George travelling home. Sir Handel tried to attract his attention.
  • Sir Handel: Peep! Peep! Peep!
  • George Carlin: George took no notice. There was barely room to pass. Sir Handel was cross.
  • Sir Handel: Get out of my way, you great clumsy road hog.
  • George: Huh! I don't move for imitation steamrollers. You don't know the road. Get out of my way.
  • George Carlin: Then there was trouble.
  • (George destroys Sir Handel's train)
  • Sir Handel: Aagh!
  • George Carlin: Cried Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: That was your fault.
  • George: No it wasn't it was yours.
  • George Carlin: Everyone was arguing about who was to blame.
  • (We hear the ringing of the bike's bell)
  • Policeman: Hello, hello, hello.
  • George Carlin: Said a policeman ominously.
  • Policeman: And what's going on here?
  • George Carlin: This made everyone stop arguing. They set to work clearing up the mess instead. Next day, the workmen put up a fence between the road and the railway. Then they went away, taking George with him. Sir Handel thought he had made George go away. He talked of nothing but steamrollers.
  • Skarloey: Oh, dear.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: He's worse than ever. I'm sorry my plan was no good.
  • Rusty: Never mind.
  • George Carlin: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: We'll think of something else.
  • George Carlin: But they had no need to do that. Some boys arrived instead. They pointed to the engine and cried...
  • Boy: Look! Here's Sir Handel. He tried to race a steamroller, but the steam roller nearly beat him.
  • George Carlin: Sir Handel never mention steamrollers now.

Nameplates after Steam Roller

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

  • Children: 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. So if you've got a job to do, make sure you do it well. Arguing will get you nowhere fast. When Bill says "Push", and Ben says "Pull", They always get it wrong. But 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.

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