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Thomas the Trackmaster Movie Part 14: Really Useful Engine

The happy ending of the movie- well, alomst! The engines are excited that their number one is back on the tracks again, and Thomas makes the front page of the Sodor Gazette!

Characters: (in order of appearance)

  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Emily
  • Thomas
  • Molly
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Stanley
  • Lady
  • Eagle
  • Harold
  • David Higgins

Transcript

Narrator: The evening came. The other Steam Team engines were at Tidmouth Sheds mourning the supposed loss of Thomas, after James took his parts to the scrapyards. Emily was crying a little. Donald and Douglas respectively said nothing. Edward, Percy and the big engines discussed what would happen next day.

Percy: I can't believe my friend is gone.

Gordon: I know how hard it can be, Percy. I'm worried though how Molly will handle all this.

Henry: Yes, the bond between them was an LNER engine to a Southern engine, if not more.

Percy: I get what you mean. Molly said she loved him, too. That's really personal.

Edward: Thomas has been on Sodor with me longer than anyone except Lady. Losing him is like losing the son I never had.

James: That's tough. I wish I hadn't brought his parts to the scrapyards.

Narrator: The other engines heard someone laughing from outside. It sounded like Molly. Percy and Emily listened anxiously.

Percy: Is that Molly?

Emily: Why's she laughing?

Narrator: Percy and Emily left the sheds to find Molly. What they saw amazed them. There was Molly... and Thomas! Both were laughing. The two green engines were very surprised to see Thomas working and running!

Percy: Thomas!

Emily: Molly?!

Molly: Emily!

Thomas: Percy!

Emily: How did this happen? Why's Thomas still around when James took his parts to the scrapyard?

Thomas: They were unrepairable, so the workmen made me new parts to replace the old ones.

Narrator: The four engines returned to Tidmouth Sheds. When he finally arrived at the sheds, all the other engines gasped in surprise.

Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Toby, Duck, Donald, Douglas and Oliver: THOMAS!

{All the engines blow their whistles and cheer and Thomas proudly uses the turntable and backs into his space in the sheds, surrounded by Duck, Oliver, Gordon, Henry and Emily on his right (your left), Percy, James, Edward, Donald and Douglas on his left (your right) and Toby and Molly in front of him.}

Edward: Welcome back, Thomas!

Donald and Douglas: Well done on saving Sodor!

James: You proved me wrong: little engines can do big things!

Thomas: Thank you, my friends.

Duck: We're all happy to have you living with us on the railway!

Thomas: And I'm happy to have friends like you!

Narrator: Then all the engines happily fell asleep. They were all now safe, thanks to Thomas. The next morning, Sir Topham Hatt came to the sheds as usual. He sent all the engines except Thomas off to work. When he and Thomas were alone, Sir Topham Hatt spoke to him.

Sir Topham Hatt: Thomas, I want you to do your usual jobs today. Then, at the end of the day, when you've finished, I have a very important job for you. I will explain when you've finished your jobs.

Thomas: Yes sir! {puffs out to work}

Narrator: Thomas arrived at the coach yard where Annie and Clarabel were waiting for him, along with Stanley and Lady.

Annie: Thomas! Thank goodness you're all right!

Clarabel: We didn't think you'd be repaired.

Thomas: Well, you don't need to worry now. I'm fixed and back to work.

Lady: I took care of them for you, they liked me, but missed you too.

Stanley: Sodor won't be the same without you, Thomas.

Narrator: Thomas smiled at his two friends. Throughout the day, Thomas did his branch line run. As he passed several people and engines on his travels, they all cheered for him, making him know that he was special. They were all grateful for him saving Sodor. When sunset came, Thomas arrived at Ffarquhar Station with the last of the passengers. Bertie was there to take them home. He was very pleased to see his friend.

Bertie: Glad to have you back, Thomas. After you saving Sodor, I don't know what we'd do without you.

Thomas: You wouldn't be able to race, that's for sure!

Narrator: Just then, Eagle steamed up behind Thomas and the coaches. Sir Topham Hatt was on board his cab. He climbed down, walked onto the platform and up to Thomas.

Sir Topham Hatt: Well done, Thomas. You've completed your branch line run on time. Now, it's time for you to do your important job. Leave Annie and Clarabel here. Toby will take them back to the coach yard. I want you to go to the sidings which look out to the sea. Then wait a while. Someone will then come to see you.

Thomas: Yes, Sir.

Narrator: The passengers had now left the platform and were on board Bertie.

Bertie: Well done, Thomas! {starts his engine and races down the road out of sight}

Eagle: Off you go, Thomas.

Narrator: After rejoining the main line, Thomas crossed the island under the sinking sun. Eventually, he came to a set of points, which were leading to go to where Sir Topham Hatt had commanded him to go, so he crossed the points and followed the line. Thomas crossed the Island of Sodor under the sinking sun. He arrived at his destination, and stopped. He had come to some sidings, which were on the edge of a small slope. The sidings were looking out at the sea, which reflected the color of the evening sky, as the sun slowly sank down from the sky, soon to sink behind the horizon. The only sounds to be heard were the gentle waves and the gulls which were flying in the evening sky. Thomas was not alone. Stanley and Lady were in the two sidings on his left, and Percy, Molly, and Toby were in the three on his right.

Percy: Here he is!

Thomas: What are you all doing here?

Stanley: Well, you had a bit of help to save Sodor, didn't you? That's why me, Toby, and Percy are here.

Lady: And I was the engine you came to for help, but got encouragement instead.

Molly: And I was the engine you saved from Diesel 10 and Alfred.

Thomas: But what are we all doing here?

Narrator: Before any of the engines could reply, the quiet of the sea was suddenly drowned out by a whirring noise. The engines instantly knew who it had come from. They looked into the sky to see Harold flying low above them.

Harold: Thomas, old chap! I have an important visitor to see you! {Comes down gently and lands beside the sidings.}

Narrator: A man dressed in black came down from him. He walked up to the engines and pointed at Thomas.

David Higgins: You're Thomas the Tank Engine, am I right?

Thomas: Yes. Who are you?

David Higgins: My name is David Higgins. I'm with the Sodor Gazette. I've heard from Sir Topham Hatt that you saved all the steam engines from Sodor. I'm here to take your photograph. Your story is going on the front page on tomorrow's issue of the Sodor Gazette.

Thomas: {excitedly} The front page?!

David Higgins: That's right. {He holds his hand up and gestures with it.} Could you all just move back, so that I can get you all in? I understand these are the engines involved in your adventure?

Thomas: Indeed they are.

Narrator: Thomas and the other engines backed up a little. Mr. Higgins took a camera out of his coat pocket and looked through it. The camera then flashed.

David Higgins: Okay, thank you all. Harold, please take me back so that I can have this picture put on the front page of the Sodor Gazette.

Harold: No problem. {Mr. Higgins climbs back aboard him. Harold's blades start to turn.} Goodbye, and well done, Thomas! You've shown me just how brave and useful engines are!

Thomas: Thank you, Harold!

Narrator: Then he and the engines watched as Harold took off into the sky and out of sight.

Percy: {wheeshing happily} What do you think of that, Thomas? You're going to be on the front page of the Sodor Gazette.

Lady: You're a very special engine! Thomas: {modestly} Maybe, but I'm not the only special engine. You are too Lady. {Thomas looks at Percy and Toby.} So are you Percy and Toby, my best friends. {to Molly} As are you, Molly.

Narrator: Molly blushed shyly. She was so happy that the engine she had loved for a long time now loved her back.

Molly: Aww... thanks! {Thomas looks at Stanley.}

Thomas: Even you, Stanley. All of the engines of the North Western Railway are special.

Narrator: Then the six engines watched the sunset in silence. Further away, Harold continued flying with Mr. Higgins on board. Once Mr. Higgins arrived at the newspaper factory, the picture he had taken of the engines would go on the front page of the Sodor Gazette, which would have an article about how Thomas the Tank Engine worked up the courage and bravery to save the Island of Sodor from Diesel 10 and Alfred, and proved himself to be a hero, a legend and most of all, a really useful engine. Because of this, more visitors came to see Sodor to see Thomas, the hero of Sodor.

{Cut to Knapford Station; Gordon is taking the express, Thomas taking Annie and Clarabel. Passengers are climbing aboard Thomas' coaches cheerfully.}

Maren Ord: This is your shining time,
Climbing through stars to
Your own cloud nine.
It's always with you,
If you can just see through,
Into your shining time...

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