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Percy's Promise and other Stories UK/AUS VHS/DVD is a featuring 26 first season episodes and 26 second season episodes narrated by Ringo Starr and 26 third season episodes and 26 fourth season episodes narrated by Michael Angelis and 46 songs.

Description Edit

2006 UK VHS Edit

A Super collection including all your favourite episodes starring the friendly tank engine, Thomas.

All aboard for loads of fun and mischief with Thomas and his friends on the Island of Sodor in this amazing collection of 104 favourite episodes voted for by you.

All your favourite characters; Thomas, Gordon, James, The Coaches, Rusty, Percy, Duncan, Diesel, Peter Sam, Toby, Bertie, Duck, Henry and of course The Fat Controller. Episodes from all 1-4 series of this classic children's TV series on one tape.

2012 UK DVD Edit

A Super collection including all your favourite episodes from the first 1-4 series starring the friendly tank engine, Thomas.

All aboard for loads of fun and adventures with Thomas and his friends on the Island of Sodor in this amazing collection of 104 favourite episodes voted for by you.

All your favourite characters; Thomas, Gordon, James, The Coaches, Rusty, Percy, Duncan, Diesel, Peter Sam, Toby, Bertie, Duck, Henry and of course The Fat Controller. Episodes from all 104 series of this classic children's TV series on one DVD.

AUS VHS/DVD Edit

Enjoy this super collection of favourite stories starring Thomas, the friendly tank engine.

All aboard for loads of fun and mischief with Thomas and his friends on the Island of Sodor in this amazing collection of 104 favourite episodes.

It stars all your favourite characters; Thomas, Gordon, James, The Coaches, Rusty, Percy, Duncan, Diesel, Peter Sam, Toby, Bertie, Duck, Henry and of course The Fat Controller!

Episodes

  1. Thomas and Gordon
  2. Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady
  3. Pop Goes the Diesel
  4. Steamroller
  5. Duck Takes Charge
  6. Percy's Promise
  7. Edward, Gordon and Henry
  8. Train Stops Play
  9. Thomas' Christmas Party
  10. Thomas Gets Bumped
  11. Four Little Engines 
  12. Thomas and the Breakdown Train
  13. The Runaway
  14. Escape
  15. Edward's Exploit
  16. Oliver Owns Up
  17. Percy Takes the Plunge
  18. Percy, James and the Fruitful Day
  19. Old Iron
  20. Trucks 
  21. James and the Coaches
  22. Gallant Old Engine
  23. Trouble in the Shed
  24. Toad Stands By
  25. Paint Pots and Queens
  26. Thomas and the Special Letter
  27. Fish
  28. Bowled Out 
  29. Edward and Gordon
  30. The Sad Story Of Henry
  31. Thomas and Trevor
  32. Thomas, Percy and the Post Train
  33. Thomas and Bertie 
  34. Better Late Than Never
  35. One Good Turn
  36. Thomas In Trouble 
  37. Percy and Harold 
  38. Diesel Does It Again
  39. Coal
  40. A Bad Day For Sir Handel 
  41. Thomas and The Trucks
  42. You Can't Win
  43. Thomas Comes To Breakfast
  44. Henry's Forest 
  45. Break Van
  46. Donald's Duck 
  47. Troublesome Trucks 
  48. Henry and the Elephant 
  49. Thomas, Terence and the Snow 
  50. Rusty to the Rescue 
  51. The Flying Kipper
  52. Bulldog 
  53. Tenders and Turntables 
  54. Toby's Tightrope 
  55. Percy Runs Away 
  56. Gordon and the Famous Visitor 
  57. Saved from Scrap 
  58. Trust Thomas 
  59. Cows 
  60. Rock 'n' Roll 
  61. Wrong Road  
  62. No Joke For James
  63. Thomas, Percy and the Coal
  64. Mavis
  65. Woolly Bear
  66. Heroes
  67. Mind That Bike
  68. Thomas' Train
  69. Home At Last
  70. James and The Express
  71. Passengers and Polish
  72. Thomas, Percy and The Dragon
  73. Thomas Goes Fishing
  74. Thomas and Stepney
  75. Daisy
  76. All At Sea
  77. Dirty Objects
  78. Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure 
  79. Whistles and Sneezes
  80. Sleeping Beauty
  81. Toby and The Stout Gentleman 
  82. Bulgy
  83. Percy's Predicament
  84. Time For Trouble
  85. Down The Mine
  86. The Trouble With Mud 
  87. The Deputation 
  88. Granpuff 
  89. Bertie's Chase
  90. A Close Shave
  91. Edward, Trevor and The Really Useful Party 
  92. Percy and The Signal
  93. Special Funnel
  94. Thomas and The Guard
  95. Tender Engines
  96. Off The Rails
  97. Special Attraction 
  98. Dirty Work
  99. Buzz Buzz 
  100. Ghost Train
  101. The Diseasel
  102. Bulls Eyes
  103. Thomas and The Missing Christmas Tree
  104. A Scarf For Percy 

Songs

  1. Thomas We Love You
  2. Percy's Seaside Trip
  3. A Really Useful Engine
  4. Accidents will Happen
  5. Let's Have A Race
  6. It's Great to be an Engine
  7. Don't Judge A Book by It's Cover
  8. The Snow Song
  9. The Island Song
  10. Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining
  11. Gone Fishing
  12. Toby
  13. Harold The Helicopter
  14. Five New Engines In The Shed
  15. There Once Was An Engine Who Ran Away
  16. The Whistle Song
  17. Salty
  18. Boo Boo Choo Choo
  19. The Red Balloon
  20. Never Never Never Give Up
  21. Night Train
  22. Troublesome Trucks
  23. Come For The Ride
  24. James The Really Splendid Engine
  25. Down By The Docks
  26. Sir Topham Hatt
  27. Donald's Duck
  28. Winter Wonderland
  29. Little Engines
  30. I'm Thomas the Tank Engine
  31. Thomas' Christmas Song
  32. Thomas' Anthem Grand Finale
  33. That's What Friends Are For
  34. Rules and Regulations
  35. Sounds
  36. Emily
  37. Surprises
  38. A World Around You
  39. Determination
  40. Patience is a Virtue
  41. Ode to Gordon
  42. One Friendly Family
  43. The Work Song
  44. Pride 
  45. Every Day's a Special Day on Sodor
  46. Engine Roll Call

Notes

  • Narrated by Ringo Starr and Michael Angelis.
  • DVD Release Date: March 7, 2012.
  • VHS Release Date: January 1, 2006.
  • The Nameplate Sequence and the Season 5 intro Baa! and the Season 7 Character introduction Three Cheers for Thomas and the Season 6 outro Toby Had A Little Lamb is user together.
  • The "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Cranky Bugs" 1999 VHS.
  • The "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Races, Rescues and Runaways" 1999 VHS.
  • All The Sing Along Songs have with lyrics.
  • The DVD version ends with A Scarf for Percy.
  • The "Visit The Thomas & Friends Website" logo is taken from "Salty's Secret" 2002 VHS, the "James and The Red Balloon" 2003 VHS and the "Thomas' Snowy Surprise" 2003 VHS.
  • Distributed by VCI.

Trivia

  • Some releases included a Motor Road and Rail Thomas.
  • This is the first VHS/DVD to feature the BBFC U 2006 Certificate rating.
  • The episodes on this VHS and DVD were chosen by Thomas fans.
  • Half of Gordon's theme is heard in the first and third episode selections and James' theme is heard in the second episode selection.
  • The Nameplates After Duck Takes Charge are Thomas, Henry, Edward, Terence and Toby as Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends opening theme is heard
  • The Nameplates After Percy's Promise are Thomas, James, Edward, Percy and Toby as Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends opening theme is heard
  • All the Singalong Songs with have lyrics
  • The VHS Version episodes unrestored
  • The DVD Version episodes restored
  • In the menu selections, instrumental music from the episodes is played in every selection with the sounds being heard. 
  • Just like in The Chocolate Crunch and other stories, in the Episode Selection, Bill and Ben's Season 6 theme is heard on the first page, and Sir Topham Hatt's theme is heard on the second. 
  • The first episode selection plays instrumental music of William Tell Overture from Thomas Gets Bumped.
  • The second episode selection plays sped up instrumental music from Percy and Harold. 
  • The third episode selection plays Gordon's Season 1 theme from Thomas and Gordon in the third selection.
  • The fourth episode selection plays the Chase from Bowled Out in the fourth selection.
  • The game selection plays from Thomas Comes to Breakfast when Donald and Douglas
  • The Sing-Along selection plays Thomas' Branchline Christmas theme from Thomas' Christmas Party.  
  • The Subtitles selection plays Thomas and Friends Season 8 theme intro from Peep Peep Hurray Three Cheers for Thomas.
  • In the UK, the VHS version has the Gullane logo, while the DVD has the HiT logo.
  • The back cover of the Australian re-release had the last six episodes removed off the list due to spacing.
  • When you pick an episode from the episode selection, it goes to the quiz game after the episode ends and ask 3 question of the episode you choose.
  • This is the first and only time that a Thomas & Friends DVD was released under The Britt Allcroft Company.
  • The DVD Version Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Percy's Promise and other Stories UK DVD Menu Watch Thomas Pick A Story Games Sing Along and Subtitles
  • The VHS Version Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Percy's Promise and other Stories UK VHS Thomas the Tank Engine intro, episodes, nameplates, music videos and credits warped echoed. 

Trailers and info Edit

The VCI carnival promo from 1995 - Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends, Fourways Farm, The Wind in the Willows, Sooty and Co., Teddy Bear Sing-Along, Rosie and Jim, and Brum

Days out with Thomas Preview TOMY Tomica World Advert

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Trailer

TOMY Thomas and Friends Big Loader Advert

The Miracle Maker Trailer

Milky Way Magic Stars 2000 Advert Part One

Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders Trailer

Milky Way Magic Stars 2000 Advert Part Two

BBFC U Warning

Thomas and Friends The Early Years DVD Promo

Thomas And Friends Brave Little Engines UK VHS Promo

Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends - My Little MiniVid, Thomas Gets Bumped and 17 Other Stories and Your Favourite Story Collection UK VHS Promo

Postman Pat UK VHS Promo 2

Thomas The Tank Engine UK VHS Promo

Thomas and Friends UK VHS DVD Promo

Thomas The Tank Engine UK VHS DVD Promo

Thomas and Friends The Best of Thomas, The Best of Percy, The Best of James and The Best of Gordon DVD Promo

Thomas The Tank Engine UK VHS and DVD Promo

Thomas and Friends Hornby Advert

Thomas and Friends DVD Trailer

Thomas and Friends Random Books Promo

The Musical UK VHS/DVD Advert

Bonus Features

UK VHS Version

  • Days out With Thomas Preview
  • Fimbles episode Blue

UK DVD Version

  • Know Your Engines Quiz from All Aboard with the Steam Team
  • Days out With Thomas Preview from Engines to the Rescue
  • Learn with Thomas - Don't Take Credit for Others Ideas from Team Up With Thomas (UK DVD)
  • Spot the Different Game from Pulling Together!
  • What Sound Do I Make? from Peep Peep Party
  • Thomas' Favourite Friends - Percy from (PBS Mistakes)
  • Character Gallery from Best of Thomas
  • Who am I? from The Early Years
  • Thomas' Party Game from Bumper Party Collection! 
  • The Roly Mo Show episode Valley of the Moles

AUS VHS Version

  • Days out with Thomas Preview
  • Bob the Builder episode Roley to the Rescue

AUS DVD Version

  • Know Your Engines Quiz from Engines to the Rescue
  • How Many Animals on Screen? from Peep Peep Party
  • Interactive quiz from Seasonal Scrapes
  • Character profiles from Seasonal Scrapes
  • Sir Topham Hatt's Scrapbook from New Friends for Thomas
  • Picture Puzzle Fun from Thomas and the Really Brave Engines
  • Day Out with Thomas preview from Engines to the Rescue
  • Spot the Difference from Truck Loads of Fun
  • How Many Suitcases? from Truck Loads of Fun
  • Gordon's Memory Game from Best of Gordon
  • "Which Island Picture is Different?" Game from James and the Red Balloon
  • "Rubbadubbers" episode "Train Driver Tubb"
  • Read-Along Story - Thomas Tells a Lie from Percy's Chocolate Crunch and Other Thomas Adventures
  • "Percy's Puzzle" game from Percy's Chocolate Crunch and Other Thomas Adventures
  • Thomas & Friends Quiz from The Fogman and Other Stories
  • Character Profiles from The Fogman and Other Stories
  • "Sodor Spelling Game" from Percy's Chocolate Crunch and Other Thomas Adventures
  • Interactive Puzzle DVD Game from Tales from the Tracks
  • Sodor Superstars - character gallery from Percy's Chocolate Crunch and Other Thomas Adventures
  • Web Fun from Percy's Chocolate Crunch and Other Thomas Adventures

Opening Credits

VHS Version

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • BASED ON THE RAILWAY SERIES BY THE REV W AWRDY
  • ADAPTATION BY BRITT ALLCROFT
  • PERCY'S PROMISE & OTHER STORIES
  • STORYTELLERS BY RINGO STARR & MICHAEL ANGELIS
  • DRICETED BY DAVID MITTON

DVD Version

  • THOMAS & FRIENDS
  • BASED ON THE RAILWAY SERIES BY THE REV W AWRDY
  • ADAPTATION BY BRITT ALLCROFT
  • PERCY'S PROMISE & OTHER STORIES
  • STORYTELLERS BY RINGO STARR & MICHAEL ANGELIS
  • DRICETED BY DAVID MITTON

Closing Credits

VHS Version

  • Written by JENNY McDADE
  • Script Editor ABI GRANT
  • Script Consultant PHIL FEHRLE
  • Director of Photography TERRY PERMANE
  • Head of Production MATT PORTER
  • Production Accountant PETE DUNKERLEY
  • Production Co-ordinator ANDREAS FEHRLE
  • Producton Supervisor MICHELE VARDY
  • 1st Assistant Cameraman NIGEL PERMANE
  • Cameraman Crew TREVOR FOREST FRAN WESTON
  • Gaffer MICHAEL FLYNN
  • Art Director BOB GAULD-GALLIERS
  • Model and Special Effects Supervisor DAVID EVES
  • Model Makers ANDY BAKER KEN EGITTENS DAVE KNOWLES STEVE KNOWLES CHRIS LLOYD RAY LOVELL DUNCAN ORTHNER JOHN PAYNE DAVE POOLE ROY SPENCER IAN WHITTAKER
  • Special Effects MATT VEALE
  • Model Makers VICKY BALL MITCH BARNES ALEX BENNETT GORD BRAY BRIAN COLE MARTIN GASKELL BRUCE GORDON NICOLA HATCH JEREMY KING PETER LEE FRANC MADDEN JENNIE DR NAEYER CHRISSIE OVERS MICHELE WRAIGHT DAN WRIGHT
  • Stage Crew CONRAD AYLING SOPHIE BROWN MARRISA CLIFFORD JULIAN EYRES MORAG McINTOSH
  • Lighting Equipment Supplied by LEE LIGHTING LTD
  • Camera Engineering RICHARD MALPASS ASSOCIATES
  • Dubbing Facilities THE MAIDSTONE STUDIOS
  • Dubbing Mixer MIKE ERANDER
  • Post Production Facilities RESOLUTION
  • Editor JOHN WRIGHT
  • Music Composed by MIKE O'DONNELL & JUNIOR CAMPBELL
  • Made at SHEPPERTON STUDIOS
  • Processed by TECHNICOLOR
  • Associate Producer STEVE ASQUITH
  • Executive Producer PETER URIE
  • Produced by PHIL FEHRLE
  • A BRITT ALLCROFT PRODUCTION
  • Films @ Britt Allcroft (Thomas) Limited 1986, 1995
  • Soundtrack @ Britt Allcroft (Thomas) Limited 1991, 1995 for "Shining Time Station"

DVD Version

  • Written by JENNY McDADE
  • Script Editor ABI GRANT
  • Script Consultant PHIL FEHRLE
  • Director of Photography TERRY PERMANE
  • Head of Production MATT PORTER
  • Production Accountant PETE DUNKERLEY
  • Production Co-ordinator ANDREAS FEHRLE
  • Producton Supervisor MICHELE VARDY
  • 1st Assistant Cameraman NIGEL PERMANE
  • Cameraman Crew TREVOR FOREST FRAN WESTON
  • Gaffer MICHAEL FLYNN
  • Art Director BOB GAULD-GALLIERS
  • Model and Special Effects Supervisor DAVID EVES
  • Model Makers ANDY BAKER KEN EGITTENS DAVE KNOWLES STEVE KNOWLES CHRIS LLOYD RAY LOVELL DUNCAN ORTHNER JOHN PAYNE DAVE POOLE ROY SPENCER IAN WHITTAKER
  • Special Effects MATT VEALE
  • Model Makers VICKY BALL MITCH BARNES ALEX BENNETT GORD BRAY BRIAN COLE MARTIN GASKELL BRUCE GORDON NICOLA HATCH JEREMY KING PETER LEE FRANC MADDEN JENNIE DR NAEYER CHRISSIE OVERS MICHELE WRAIGHT DAN WRIGHT
  • Stage Crew CONRAD AYLING SOPHIE BROWN MARRISA CLIFFORD JULIAN EYRES MORAG McINTOSH
  • Lighting Equipment Supplied by LEE LIGHTING LTD
  • Camera Engineering RICHARD MALPASS ASSOCIATES
  • Dubbing Facilities THE MAIDSTONE STUDIOS
  • Dubbing Mixer MIKE ERANDER
  • Post Production Facilities RESOLUTION
  • Editor JOHN WRIGHT
  • Music Composed by MIKE O'DONNELL & JUNIOR CAMPBELL
  • Made at SHEPPERTON STUDIOS
  • Processed by TECHNICOLOR
  • Associate Producer STEVE ASQUITH
  • Executive Producer PETER URIE
  • Produced by PHIL FEHRLE
  • A BRITT ALLCROFT PRODUCTION
  • Films @BRITT ALLCROFT (Thomas) Limited 1986, 1995
  • Soundtrack @BRITT ALLCROFT (Thomas) Limited 1991, 1995 for "SHINING TIME STATION"

VHS Front Cover

  • Top: Mavis, Percy Thomas over the birdge
  • Toby from Henry's Forest
  • Percy and Thomas from Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
  • James from Four Little Engines
  • Percy from Duck Takes Charge
Celebrating 60 Years of Thomas & Friends Percy, Thomas, Clarabel and Edward

VHS Spine Cover

  • Thomas from Saved From Scrap
  • The Mid Sodor Railway Manager from Bulldog
  • Percy, James and Thomas from Old Iron
  • Henry from No Joke for James
Dodge

VHS Back Cover

  • Thomas from Trust Thomas
  • Diesel, Bill and Ben from Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree
  • Duck from Buzz Buzz
  • Rusty and Skarloey from Rock 'N' Roll
Diesel 10, Splatter, James and Lady

Original UK inner sleeve

Thomas' Christmas Party and 17 other stories

DVD Front Cover

  • Top: Mavis, Percy and Thomas over the bridge
  • Toby from Henry's Forest
  • Percy and Thomas from Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
  • James from Four Little Engines
  • Percy from Duck Takes Charge
Celebrating 60 Years of Thomas & Friends Percy, Thomas Clarabel and Edward

DVD Spine Cover

  • Thomas from Saved from Scrap
  • The Mid Sodor Railway Manger from Bulldog
  • Percy, James and Thomas from Old Iron
  • Henry from No Joke for James
Dodge

DVD Back Cover

  • Thomas from Trust Thomas
  • Diesel, Bill and Ben from Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree
  • Duck from Buzz Buzz
  • Rusty and Skarloey from Rock 'n' Roll
Diesel 10, Splatter, James and Lady

Original UK inner sleeve

Bumper Party Collection!

Opening Previews

VHS Version

  1. VCI Carnival Promo Your Favourite Story Collection UK VHS 1995
  2. VCI Warning
  3. VCI Logo
  4. Gullane Entertainment logo
  5. Closed Captions screens
  6. Days out With Thomas Preview
  7. Thomas and Friends The Early Years DVD Promo
  8. Thomas And Friends Brave Little Engines UK VHS Promo
  9. TOMY Tomica World Advert
  10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Trailer
  11. TOMY Thomas and Friends Big Loader Advert
  12. The Miracle Maker Trailer
  13. Milky Way Magic Stars 2000 Advert Part One
  14. Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders Trailer
  15. Milky Way Magic Stars 2000 Advert Part Two
  16. BBFC U Warning
  17. Abbey Home Entertainment Tempo Video logo
  18. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  19. Thomas The Tank Engine Intro
  20. Character introduction
  21. First few seconds of Thomas and Gordon

DVD Version

  1. VCI Warning
  2. VCI Logo
  3. Grace & Wild Interactive Development logo
  4. Gullane Entertainment logo
  5. Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends - My Little MiniVid, Thomas Gets Bumped and 17 Other Stories and Your Favourite Story Collection UK VHS Promo
  6. Postman Pat UK VHS Promo 2 Jaden Marcus
  7. Thomas The Tank Engine UK VHS Promo Jaden Marcus
  8. Thomas The Tank Engine DVD Menu
  9. HiT Entertainment logo
  10. Thomas Home Video logo 
  11. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  12. Thomas The Tank Engine Intro
  13. Character introduction
  14. First few seconds of Thomas and Gordon

Closing Previews

VHS Version

  1. Last few seconds of A Scarf For Percy  
  2. Nameplate Seqeuence  
  3. Visit Thomas and Friends Website logo
  4. Thomas The Tank Engine Outro
  5. Henry Promo Something in the Air Japanese
  6. Bonus Episode Fimbles Blue
  7. Thomas and Friends UK VHS DVD Promo
  8. Thomas The Tank Engine UK VHS DVD Promo
  9. Thomas and Friends The Best of Thomas, The Best of Percy, The Best of James and The Best of Gordon DVD Promo 
  10. Thomas and Friends VHS/DVD Collection Trailer 
  11. Abbey Broadcast Communications logo 
  12. Gullane Entertainment logo
  13. VCI Logo ENDING TO AN ADVERT FOR TRUCKLOADS OF FUN ON VIDEO AND DVD AND A CARRY CASE EDITION

DVD Version

  1. Last few seconds of A Scarf For Percy  
  2. Nameboards Sequence  
  3. Visit Thomas and Friends Website logo  
  4. Thomas The Tank Engine Outro
  5. Skarloey Promo Four Little Engines Japanese
  6. Bonus Episode The Roly Mo Show Valley of the Moles
  7. Thomas The Tank Engine UK VHS and DVD Promo
  8. Thomas and Friends Hornby Advert
  9. Thomas and Friends DVD Trailer 
  10. Thomas and Friends Random Books Promo 
  11. The Musical UK VHS/DVD Advert 
  12. Gullane Entertainment logo
  13. VCI Logo

Goofs

  • In the episode description of Edward and Gordon on the back cover, it says the Fat Controller was pleased with Edward after helping Gordon with his goods train, when it was his Driver.
  • During the DVD menu opening, the shot from the third season episode, Trust Thomas when Thomas passed a field of cows is mirrored.
  • On the back cover, it says "Peter, Sam" as if he were two separate characters.
  • The second season episode, Dirty Work is placed before the previous episode from the same season, Pop Goes the Diesel, meaning that audiences would not know properly who Diesel is. Additionally, they would not know why Diesel is sulking.
  • The Front Cover images features Balloons, Christmas and Bunting from the episodes, Duck Takes Charge, Four Little Engines, Thomas, Percy and the Dragon and Henry's Forest
  • The Spine Cover features Balloons, Christmas and Bunting from the episodes No Joke For James, Old Iron, Bulldog and Saved From Scrap
  • The Back Cover features Balloons, Christmas and Bunting from the episodes Rock 'n' Roll, Buzz Buzz, Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree and Trust Thomas
  • On the main menu, Thomas' siderod is not aligned properly.
  • The rear sleeve has David Mitton's second name misnamed Milton.
  • After the opening theme ends in the main menu, a bit of music from the beginning of No Sleep for Cranky is slightly heard.
  • Towards the end of Thomas and Gordon, when Gordon says "Now you know what hard work means". 

Transcript

  • (We open this video with the VCI Warning)
  • (Stereo after that, we see the VCI logo)
  • (The 2001-2002 Gullane Entertainment logo then appears)
  • (The Britt Allcroft Presents logo then appears)
  • (The Thomas Season 5 intro is then followed and we begin character introduction)
  • Michael Angelis: Thomas is number one blue engine. Percy is a really useful engine. James is a magnificent engine. Gordon is the most fastest engine on the island of sodor. Henry is long and fast. Edward always here to help. Toby is number seven brown tram engine.
  • (A passing by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and Gordon)
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas is a tank engine who lives at the big station of the Island of Sodor. He's a cheeky little engine with six small wheels, a short stumpy funnel, a short stumpy boiler and a short stumpy dome. He's a fussy little engine too. Always pulling coaches about ready for the big engines can take on long journeys. And when trains come in, he pulls the empty coaches away so that the big engines can go on rest. Thomas thinks no engine works has hard as he does. He loves playing tricks on them, including Gordon the biggest and proudest engine of all. Thomas likes whistling rudely at him.
  • Thomas: Wake up, lazybones. Why don't you work hard like me?
  • Ringo Starr: One day after pulling the big express, Gordon had arrived back on the sidings very tired. He was just going to sleep when Thomas came up in his cheeky way.
  • Thomas: Wake up, lazybones. Do some hard work for a change. You can't catch me!
  • Ringo Starr: And off he ran laughing. Instead of going to sleep again, Gordon thought how he can back at Thomas. One morning, Thomas wouldn't wake up. His driver and fireman couldn't make him start. His fire went out and there was not enough steam. It was nearly time for the express. People are waiting, but the coaches weren't ready. At last, Thomas started.
  • Thomas: Oh dear, oh dear!
  • Ringo Starr: He yawned. He fussed into the station where Gordon was waiting.
  • Gordon: Hurry up, you!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Thomas: Hurry yourself.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Thomas. Gordon began making his plan.
  • Gordon: Yes.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: I will.
  • Ringo Starr: And almost before the coaches had stopped moving, Gordon reversed quickly and was coupled to the train.
  • Gordon: Get in quickly, please!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled. Thomas usually pushed behind the big trains to help them start, but he was always uncoupled first. This time, Gordon start so quickly they forgot to uncouple Thomas. Gordon's chance had come.
  • Gordon: Come on, come on!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Gordon to the coaches. The train went faster and faster. Too fast for Thomas, he wanted to stop, but he couldn't.
  • Thomas: Peep peep! Stop, stop!
  • Gordon: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed Gordon.
  • Coaches: You can't get away, you can't get away!
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed the coaches. Poor Thomas was going faster than he had ever gone before. He was out of breath and his wheels hurt him, but he had to go on.
  • Thomas: I shall never be the same again.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought sadly.
  • Thomas: My wheels will be quite worn out.
  • (Gordon continues to speed ahead)
  • Ringo Starr: At last, they stopped at the station. Thomas was uncoupled and he felt very silly and exhausted. Next he went on to the turntable thinking of everyone laughing at him.
  • (Thomas is on the turntable as it turns around)
  • Ringo Starr: And then he ran on to a siding out of the way.
  • Gordon: Well, little Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Gordon.
  • Gordon: Now you know what hard work means, don't you?
  • Ringo Starr: Poor Thomas couldn't answer. He had no breath. He just puffed slowly away to rest and had a long, long drink. He went home very slowly and was careful afterwards never to be cheeky to Gordon again.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas, We Love You)
  • 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. He's always up to mischief, That cheeky little train. He chugga-chugga-chuff-chuffs everywhere, He's always playing games. The Fat Controller scolds him, But loves him just the same. 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. 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)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Peter Sam and The Refreshment Lady)
  • Michael Angelis: Sir Handel had been naughty, so the Fat Controller made him stay in the shed for a while. Peter Sam was now busier than ever. He had to do Sir Handel's work as well as his own. He was very excited, and the fireman found him hard to handle.
  • Sir Handel: Anyone would think that he wanted to work.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Sir Handel who was lonely and bored.
  • Skarloey: All respectable engines do.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Keep calm, Peter Sam, and you do well.
  • Michael Angelis: But Peter Sam was in such of state that he couldn't listen. He collected some coaches and went on his way. But somehow the faster that he wanted to go, the slower the journey became. When Peter Sam finally fussed into the station, Henry was already there.
  • Henry: This won't do, youngster.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Henry.
  • Henry: I can't be kept waiting. If you are late tonight, I'll go off and leave your passengers behind.
  • Peter Sam: Pah!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Peter Sam. Secretly, he was a little worried. But not for long. The guard blew his whistle, and waved his green flag. Peter Sam puffed happily away, singing a little song.
  • Peter Sam: (singing) I'm Peter Sam, I'm running this line. I'm Peter Sam, I'm running this line. What fun it all is.
  • Michael Angelis: He thought as he journeyed along the line. The coaches enjoyed themselves too. They were growing fun of Peter Sam. Every afternoon, they had to wait an hour at the station by the lake. The stations has a little shops of the refreshments. The driver, fireman and the guard buy tea and cakes for the refreshment lady. At last, the waiting was over. But Peter Sam was sizzling with impatience.
  • Peter Sam: Peep peep! Hurry up, please!
  • Michael Angelis: He whistled to the passengers.
  • Peter Sam: How awful.
  • Michael Angelis: He thought.
  • Peter Sam: If we missed Henry's train.
  • Michael Angelis: The guard was ready with his flag and whistle. The refreshment lady was making her way to the train. Then it happened. The guard says that Peter Sam was too impatient. Peter Sam says he was sure he heard a whistle, anyway he started.
  • Coaches: Stop, stop, stop!
  • Michael Angelis: Wailed the coaches.
  • Coaches: You left the refreshment lady behind!
  • Peter Sam: Bother.
  • Michael Angelis: Groaned Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: We're sure to miss Henry now.
  • Michael Angelis: The refreshment lady climbed aboard and they started again. Peter Sam didn't sing anymore. Instead he hurried along the line as fast as he wheels and his driver would let him. They arrived at the big station just in time.
  • Peter Sam: Hooray!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Peter Sam. He felt very relief.
  • Henry: Not bad, youngster.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Henry loftily. But the refreshment lady was still cross.
  • Refreshment Lady: What do you mean by leaving me behind?
  • Peter Sam: I'm sorry, refreshment lady.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: But Henry says he might leave without us.
  • Michael Angelis: Then the refreshment lady laughed.
  • Refreshment Lady: You silly engine! Henry was teasing you. He wouldn't ever go without his passengers. He's a guaranteed connection.
  • (The guard's whistle blows)
  • Peter Sam: Well!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: Where's that Henry?
  • Michael Angelis: But Henry had chortled away.
  • (Henry leaves the station, and Peter Sam is humiliated afterwards)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Percy's Seaside Trip)
  • (Rooster crows)
  • Children: (singing) The sun is shining, it's a lovely day. It won't be long before we're on our way. The guard is waiting, flag in hand. He blows his whistle, we're off to sea and sand. The sky is blue, there's not a cloud in sight, So much excitement, didn't sleep all night. Now Percy's rushing trough the countryside, With people waving as we (peep peep) whistle by. Seaside, we're off to the seaside. Ice cream in cones, Candy floss on your nose. Seaside, we're off to the seaside, We're gonna have a lovely day. Just one more hill to climb and we'll be there. Sounds of the seaside start to fill the air. Then someone shouts out excitedly.
  • Girl: "Look over there, everybody, I can see the sea!"
  • Children: (singing) Seaside, we're off to the seaside, Buckets and spades, all the fairground arcades. Seaside, we're off to the seaside, We're gonna have a lovely day. And when it's cold in wintertime, Still you can be there any time. Just close your eyes, count 1-2-3, Dream your dream and once again be by the sea. Sir Topham Hatt arrives to greet the train. He is so pleased that Percy's right on time. So much excitement, so much glee. We're all together with Percy by the sea. Seaside, we're all at the seaside, Building sandcastles with buckets and spades. Seaside, we're all at the seaside. Oh, what a lovely, lovely, day. Seaside, we're all at the seaside, Picnics and paddling, swimming all day. Seaside, we're all at the seaside, Oh, what a lovely, lovely day. Thank you, Percy, for such a lovely day.
  • (Children cheering)
  • (Owl hoots)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Pop Goes The Diesel)
  • Ringo Starr: Duck is very proud of being Great Western. He talks endlessly about it. But he works hard too and makes everything ran like clockwork. It was a splendid day. The trucks and coaches behave well, the passengers even stopped grumbling. But the engines didn't like having to bustle about.
  • Duck: There are two ways of doing things.
  • Ringo Starr: Duck told them.
  • Duck: The Great Western way, or the wrong way. I'm Great Western and...
  • Henry, Gordon and James: Don't we know it!
  • Ringo Starr: They groaned. The engines were glad when the visitor came. He purred smoothly towards him. The Fat Controller introduce him.
  • The Fat Controller: Here is Diesel. I have agreed to give him a trial. He needs to learn. Please teach him, Duck.
  • Diesel: Good morning.
  • Ringo Starr: Purred Diesel in an oily voice.
  • Diesel: Please to meet you, Duck. Is that James and Henry and Gordon too? I am delighted to meet such famous engines.
  • Ringo Starr: The silly engines were flattered.
  • Engines: He has very good manners.
  • Ringo Starr: They murmured.
  • Engines: We are pleased to have in our yard.
  • Ringo Starr: Duck had his doubts.
  • Duck: Come on!
  • Ringo Starr: He said. Diesel purred after him.
  • Diesel: Your worth Fat...
  • Duck: Sir Topham Hatt to you.
  • Ringo Starr: Ordered Duck. Diesel looked hurt.
  • Diesel: Your worthy Sir Topham Hatt thinks I need to learn. He is mistaken. We diesel don't need to learn. We know everything. We come to a yard and improvement. We are revolutionary.
  • Duck: Oh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Duck.
  • Duck: If you are revo-thingummy, perhaps you would collect my trucks while I fetch Gordon's coaches.
  • Ringo Starr: Diesel delighted to show off, purred away. When Duck returned, Diesel was trying to take some trucks from a siding. They were old and empty. They've not been touch for a long time. Diesel found them hard to move. Pull! Push! Backwards! Forwards!
  • Trucks: Oh! Oh!
  • Ringo Starr: The trucks groaned.
  • Trucks: We can't! We won't!
  • Ringo Starr: Duck watched with interest. Diesel lost patience.
  • Diesel: Grrr!
  • Ringo Starr: He roared, and gave a great heave. The trucks jerk forward.
  • Trucks: Oh! Oh!
  • Ringo Starr: They screamed.
  • Trucks: We can't! We won't!
  • Ringo Starr: Some of their brakes snapped, and the gear jammed in the sleepers.
  • Diesel: Grrrr!
  • Duck: Ha, ha, ha!
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Duck. Diesel recovered and try to push the trucks back, but they wouldn't move. Duck ran quietly around to collect the other trucks.
  • Duck: Thank you for arranging these, Diesel. I must go now.
  • Diesel: Don't you want this lot?
  • Duck: No thank you.
  • Ringo Starr: Diesel gulped.
  • Diesel: And I've taken all this trouble. Why didn't you tell me?
  • Duck: You never asked me. Besides.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Duck.
  • Duck: You were having such fun being revo-whatever-it-was-you-said. Goodbye.
  • Diesel: Grrrr!
  • Ringo Starr: Diesel had to help the workmen clear the mess. He hated it. All the trucks were laughing and singing at him.
  • Trucks: Trucks are waiting in the yard, tackling them with ease'll, show the world what I can do, gaily boasts the Diesel, in and out he creeps about, like a big black weasel, when he pulls the wrong trucks out, Pop Goes The Diesel!
  • Diesel: Grrr!
  • Ringo Starr: Growled Diesel, and scuttled away to sulk in the shed.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Really Useful Engine)
  • Children: (singing) He's a really useful engine you know. All the other engines they'll tell you so. He huffs and puffs and whistles, rushing to and fro. He's a really useful engine we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. He's a really useful engine you know. Cause the Fat Controller, he told him so. Now he's got a branch line to call his very own. He's a really useful engine we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. Little blue train, he's always there whenever you need a hand. If you need help with a situation who comes into mind. He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. He's a really useful engine you know. Maybe little, but he's never slow. Stand back in amazement, just you watch him go. He's a really useful engine we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. He's the really useful engine we adore!
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Steam Roller)
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: They joked.
  • Sir Handel: Be quiet.
  • Michael Angelis: Snorted Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: You're jealous.
  • Peter Sam: Don't worry.
  • Michael Angelis: 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?
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: My wheels are special like Peter Sam's funnel. I can go faster than any of you.
  • Michael Angelis: Skarloey had a plan to make Sir Handel see sense.
  • Skarloey: With your grand wheels, Sir Handel.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: You're just the engine to tackle George.
  • Sir Handel: Who's George?
  • Skarloey: That steamroller over there.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Listen.
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: Leave him to me. I'll send him packing. George will soon get a run for his money.
  • Michael Angelis: Later that morning, George was at the level crossing.
  • George: Huh!
  • Michael Angelis: He said.
  • George: You're Sir Handel, I suppose.
  • Michael Angelis: 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...
  • Michael Angelis: Retorted Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: I'm better. Goodbye.
  • Michael Angelis: 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!
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed George. They lumbered along as the insults continue. Then there was trouble.
  • (George destroys Sir Handel's train)
  • Sir Handel: Aagh!
  • Michael Angelis: Cried Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: That was your fault.
  • George: No it wasn't it was yours.
  • Michael Angelis: Everyone was arguing about who was to blame.
  • (We hear the ringing of the bike's bell)
  • Policeman: Hello, hello, hello.
  • Michael Angelis: Said a policeman ominously.
  • Policeman: And what's going on here?
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: Whispered Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: He's worse than ever. I'm sorry my plan was no good.
  • Rusty: Never mind.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: We'll think of something else.
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: Sir Handel never mention steamrollers now.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Accidents Will Happen)
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Children: (singing) Thrills and spills on the railway, it's a life of happiness. But sometimes impatience can lead to carelessness.
  • Boy: (singing) Some think they are smart cats...
  • Girl: (singing) ...and some just know it all.
  • Children: (singing) But sooner or later we all find out that... Accidents happen now and again. Just when you least expect. Just when you think that life is okay, fate comes to collect. Accidents happen now and again, when people or trains get smart. If you don't concentrate on the thing that you're doing. Accidents will happen just like that. Your best laid plans can turn upside down if you get to confident. Sometime you will slip and slide if that Lady Luck's intent.
  • Girl: (singing) One minute you're riding high...
  • Boy: (singing) ...the next you're on the ground.
  • Children: (singing) But please remember, whatever the weather, you must take care cause... Accidents happen now and again, sometimes just by chance you gotta pick yourself up and dust yourself down put it down to experience. Accidents happen now and again, just don't take it all to heart. Cause if you don't concentrate on the thing that you're doing. Accidents will happen just like that. The warning signs are there for us to see most of the time. But sometimes we take chances, ignore the danger signs. Fate can surprise with no reason or rhyme. Make sure you'll learn your lesson. You'll know better next time. Accidents happen now and again. Just when you least expect. Just when you think that life is okay. Fate comes to collect. Accidents happen now and again, when people or trains get smart, if you don't concentrate on the thing that you're doing. Accidents will happen just like that. Accidents happen now and again. Sometimes just by chance. You gotta pick yourself up and dust yourself down put it down to experience. Accidents happen now and again, just don't take it all to heart.
  • Girl: If you don't concentrate on the thing that you're doing whatever you're doing is not what you're thinking.
  • Children: (singing) Accidents, incidents. Accidents, incidents, accidents happen just like that.
  • (Gordon crashed into the wall)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Duck Takes Charge)
  • Percy: Do you know what?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Percy.
  • Gordon: What?
  • Ringo Starr: Grunted Gordon.
  • Percy: Do you know what?
  • Gordon: Silly!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: Of course I don't know what. If you don't tell me what what is.
  • Percy: The Fat Controller says that the work in the yard is too heavy for me. He's getting a bigger engine to help me.
  • James: Rubbish!
  • Ringo Starr: Said James.
  • James: Any engine could do it. If you work hard and chatterless, this yard would be a sweeter, a better and a happier place.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy went off to get some coaches.
  • Percy: That stupid old signal.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought. He was remembering the time he misunderstood a signal and gone backwards instead of forwards.
  • Percy: No one listens to me now. They think I'm a silly little engine and order me about. I'll show them, I'll show them.
  • Ringo Starr: But he didn't know how. By the end of the afternoon, he felt tired and unhappy. He brought some coaches to the station.
  • The Fat Controller: Hello, Percy.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: You look tired.
  • Percy: Yes sir, I am sir. I don't know if I'm standing on my dome or on my wheels.
  • The Fat Controller: You look the right way up to me.
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: Cheer up. The new engine is bigger than you and can properly do the work alone. Would you like to help build my new harbour? Thomas and Toby will help.
  • Percy: Oh yes, sir. Thank you, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: The new engine arrived.
  • The Fat Controller: What's your name?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked the Fat Controller.
  • Duck: Montague, sir, but I'm usually called Duck. They say I waddle. I don't really, sir, but I like Duck better than Montague.
  • The Fat Controller: Good. Duck it shall be. Here, Percy, show Duck around.
  • Ringo Starr: The two engines went off together. Soon they were very busy. James, Gordon and Henry watched Duck quietly doing his work.
  • Henry: He seems a simple sort of engine.
  • James: We'll have some fun and order him about.
  • Henry, Gordon, James: (quacking noises) Wheesh!
  • Ringo Starr: Smoke billowed everywhere. Percy was cross, but Duck took no notice.
  • Duck: They'll get tired of it soon. Do they tell you to do things, Percy?
  • Percy: Yes they do.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered Percy.
  • Duck: Right.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Duck.
  • Duck: We'll soon stop that nonsense.
  • Ringo Starr: He whispered something.
  • Duck: We'll do it later.
  • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller was looking forward to hot buttered toast for tea at home. Suddenly, he heard an extraordinary noise.
  • Henry, Gordon and James: Wheesh! (snorting noises)
  • The Fat Controller: Bother!
  • Ringo Starr: He said and hurried to the yard. Duck and Percy calmly sat on the points outside the shed, refusing to let the engines in. Gordon, James and Henry were furious.
  • (Gordon, James and Henry blew their whistles loudly)
  • The Fat Controller: Stop that noise!
  • Ringo Starr: Bellowed the Fat Controller.
  • Gordon: They won't let us in!
  • Ringo Starr: Hissed Gordon.
  • The Fat Controller: Duck, explain this behavior.
  • Duck: Beg pardon, sir, but I'm a great western engine. We do our work without fuss, but begging your pardon, sir. Percy and I will be glad if you like to inform these, um, engines that we only take orders from you.
  • (James and Gordon blew their whistles loudly)
  • The Fat Controller: Silence!
  • Ringo Starr: Snapped the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: Percy and Duck, I am pleased with your work today, but not with your behavior tonight. You have caused a disturbance.
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon, Henry and James sniggered.
  • The Fat Controller: As for you.
  • Ringo Starr: Thundered the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: You've been worse. You made a disturbance. Duck is quite right. This is my railway and I give the orders.
  • Ringo Starr: After Percy went away, Duck was left to manage alone. He did so...easily!
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Let's Have A Race)
  • Children: (singing) A lesson that's worth learning One you never should forget Is the art of friendly rivalry It's not always about winning You must learn that from the start Enjoy yourself remember What counts is taking part. Let's have a race, have a race, have a race Let's see who is the quickest Who can be the fastest On your marks, now get set, go! Let's set a pace, set a pace, set a pace Let's see if you can catch me Let's see if you can match me so Let's have a race, have a race.
  • (Children cheering)
  • Children: (singing) Thomas challenged Bertie To a friendly race one day The driver said get ready But be careful on the way The friends lined up together Enjoying the fun The stationmaster called out Are you ready to begin. Let's have a race, have a race, have a race Let's see who is the quickest Who can be the fastest On your marks, now get set, go! Let's set a pace, set a pace, set a pace Let's see if you can catch me Let's see if you can match me so Let's have a race, have a race.
  • (Children cheering)
  • Children: (singing) Bertie bus was winning He sped along the way Thomas tried so hard To catch up on the way Eventually he passed him And Bertie had to say:
  • Girl: To pass you on that hill Thomas I'd need wings like an airplane.
  • Children: (singing) Let's have a race, have a race, have a race Let's see who is the quickest Who can be the fastest On your marks, now get set, go! Let's set a pace, set a pace, set a pace Let's see if you can catch me Let's see if you can match me so Let's have a race, have a race. Let's have a race, have a race, have a race Let's see who is the quickest Who can be the fastest Ready, set go! Let's set a pace, set a pace, set a pace Let's see if you can catch me Let's see if you can match me so Let's have a race, have a race Let's have a race... Let's have a race... Right now!
  • (Children cheering)
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Percy's Promise)
  • Michael Angelis: Every summer, the Island of Sodor was very busy. Holiday makers love the sight see. When the weather is fine, there's no better place to visit. Some people like to go to the mountains. Others like the valleys. Children love the seaside. One morning, Thomas was puffing along the line that runs by the coast. His two coaches Annie and Clarabel were packed with children going to the beach. Everyone was happy. Percy was taking some trucks at the Harbour.
  • Percy: Hello, Thomas. You look cheerful. I wish I can take children today instead of trucks.
  • Thomas: They're in the vicar's Sunday school.
  • Michael Angelis: Explained Thomas.
  • Thomas: I'm busy this evening, but the stationmaster says I can ask you to take the children home.
  • Percy: Of course I will.
  • Michael Angelis: Promised Percy. Later, Percy saw Harold.
  • Harold: Sorry, Percy. Can't talk. I'm on high alert.
  • Percy: Why?
  • Harold: Bad weather's due. My help's always needed. Might how you go, Percy.
  • Percy: Huh.
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed Percy.
  • Percy: As long I got rails to run on, I can go anywhere and any weather anyhow. Goodbye.
  • Michael Angelis: He set off for the beach. It was a beautiful day, but Edward was worried.
  • Edward: Be careful.
  • Michael Angelis: He warned.
  • Edward: There's a storm coming.
  • Percy: A promise is a promise.
  • Michael Angelis: Thought Percy.
  • Percy: No matter what the weather.
  • Michael Angelis: The children had a lovely day, but by tea time, dark clouds loomed ahead. Annie and Clarabel were glad when Percy arrived. He was just in time. The rain streamed down Percy's boiler.
  • Percy: Ugh!
  • Michael Angelis: He shivered and thought of his nice dry shed. Percy struggled on past coastal villages and into the countryside. The river was rising fast.
  • Percy: I wish I could see, I wish I could see!
  • Michael Angelis: Complained Percy as he battled against the rain. More trouble lay ahead.
  • (Percy falls into the water and inside him, the fire gets sloshed)
  • Percy: Oh!
  • Michael Angelis: Hissed Percy.
  • Percy: The water's sloshing my fire!
  • Michael Angelis: Percy's driver and fireman had to find some more firewood.
  • Fireman: I'll have some of your floor boards, please.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the fireman to the guard.
  • Guard: I only swept the floor this morning.
  • Michael Angelis: Grumbled the guard but he still helped. Soon, Percy's fire was burning well. He felt warm and comfortable again. Then he saw Harold.
  • Percy: Oh dear.
  • Michael Angelis: Thought Percy.
  • Percy: Harold's coming to laugh at me.
  • Michael Angelis: Something floated onto Percy's boiler.
  • Percy: Ow!
  • Michael Angelis: Explained Percy.
  • Percy: He needed throw things.
  • Driver: It's a parachute!
  • Michael Angelis: Laughed his driver.
  • Driver: Harold's dropping hot drinks from us.
  • Percy: Thank you, Harold.
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled Percy.
  • Harold: Good to be at service.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Harold as buzzed away. The water lapped Percy's wheels. Percy was losing steam again, but he plunged bravely on.
  • Percy: I promised.
  • Michael Angelis: He panted.
  • Percy: I promised.
  • Michael Angelis: He meant one more big effort, and at last exhausted by triumph, he brought the train home.
  • Thomas: Well done, Percy!
  • Michael Angelis: Cheered Thomas.
  • Thomas: You kept your promise, despite everything!
  • Michael Angelis: The Fat Controller arrived in Harold. First, he thanked the men, then Percy.
  • The Fat Controller: Harold told me you are a wizard. He said he can beat you at somethings, but not a been on submarine. I don't know what you get onto sometimes, but I do know that you're a really useful engine.
  • Percy: Oh sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Whispered Percy happily.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin It's Great To Be An Engine)
  • Children: (singing) Oh yes, it's great To be an engine And go steaming along, Puff puff puffing along, Peep peep peeping along. All the people waving As you speed along. Puff puff puffing along All day.We're all so proud to be Famous engines And travel through the countryside. We're always brave when There are hills to climb. No mountain is too high! Oh yes it's great To be an engine As you're steaming along. Puff puff puffing along, Peep peep peeping along. Fly along the rails as Your wheels go round Whiz whiz whizzing around All day. It doesn't matter Come rain or shine. There are always things For us to do. And in the cold cold Wintertime, We're ready. When you light the fire And stoke the boiler And we'll be there for you! Oh yes it's great To be an engine As you're steaming along. Puff puff puffing along, Peep peep peeping along. Feel the wind around you As you push along. Puff puff puffing along All day.
  • Girl: Just think - how wonderful it would be. To live on the magical Island of Sodor, Helping Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends All day long, It would be like a dream come true. If only I could be an engine too...
  • Children: (singing) Oh yes it's great To be an engine As you're steaming along. Puff puff puffing along, Peep peep peeping along. Fly along the rails as your Wheels go round. Whiz whiz whizzing around All day. Oh yes it's great To be an engine And go steaming along. Puff puff puffing along, Peep peep peeping along. All the people waving As you speed along. Puff puff puffing along, Peep peep peeping and Puff puff puffing Steam around all day!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Edward, Gordon and Henry)
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon always pull the big express. He was proud of being the only engine strong enough to do so. It was full of important people like the Fat Controller and Gordon will see how fast he can go.
  • Gordon: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Coaches: Trickety-trock, trickety-trock, tricktey-trock!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the coaches. In a minute, Gordon will see the tunnel where Henry stood bricked up and lonely.
  • Henry: Oh, dear.
  • Ringo Starr: Thought Henry.
  • Henry: Why did I worried about rain spoiling my lovely coat of paint? Will the Fat Controller ever forgive me and let me out again?
  • Gordon: I'm going to boop boop at Henry.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon. He was almost there when... (Wheesh!) And there was Gordon going slower and slower in a cloud of steam. His driver stopped the train.
  • Gordon: What has happen to me?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Gordon.
  • Gordon: I feel so weak.
  • Driver: You burst your safety valves.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
  • Driver: You can't pull the train anymore.
  • Gordon: Oh dear.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: We were going so nicely too. And look, there's Henry laughing at me.
  • Ringo Starr: Everyone came to see Gordon.
  • The Fat Controller: Huh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: I never like these big engines, always going wrong. Send for another engine at once.
  • Ringo Starr: While the guard went to find one, they uncoupled Gordon who had enough puff to slink on the siding out of the way. Edward was the only engine left.
  • Edward: I'll come and try.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Gordon: Hmph.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: That's no use. Edward can't push the train.
  • Ringo Starr: Edward puffed and pushed and pushed and puffed but he couldn't move the heavy coaches.
  • Gordon: I told you so.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: Why not let Henry try?
  • The Fat Controller: Yes.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: I will. Will you help pull this train, Henry?
  • Ringo Starr: He asked.
  • Henry: Oh yes.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Henry. When Henry had got up steam, he puffed out. He was dirty and covered with cobwebs.
  • Henry: Ooh, I'm stiffed, I'm stiffed.
  • Ringo Starr: He groaned.
  • The Fat Controller: Have a run to ease your joints and find a turntable.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller. When Henry came back, he felt much better. Then they coupled him up.
  • Edward: Peep peep.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: I'm ready.
  • Henry: Peep peep peep.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Henry.
  • Henry: So am I.
  • Edward and Henry: Pull hard, we'll do it! Pull hard, we'll do it!
  • Ringo Starr: They puffed together.
  • Edward and Henry: We've done it together! We've done it together!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward and Henry.
  • Coaches: You've done it hurray! You've done it hurray!
  • Ringo Starr: Sang the coaches. Everyone was excited. The Fat Controller leaned out on the window to wave at Edward and Henry. But the train was going so fast, that his hat blew off into a field where a goat ate it for tea. They never stopped til they came to the station at the end of the line. The passengers all said thank you, and the Fat Controller promised Henry a new coat of paint. One their way home, Edward and Henry helped Gordon back to the shed. All three engines are now great friend. Henry doesn't mind the rain now. He knows that the best way to keep his paint nicely not to run into tunnels, but to ask his driver to rub him down when the day's work was over.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover)
  • Children: (singing) Thomas first saw Terence the Tractor plowing in a field one day and he said, "My oh my, you do look funny. Where are your wheels, are your wheels, are your wheels? How ever do you move along? You really do look funny." "Don't be so rude", said Terence the Tractor "I don't have wheels like you Because my caterpillar tracks are so much better. And I can go anywhere, anywhere, anywhere I don't need rails like you. One day I will prove it, show you how I do it Then you will understand... That you don't judge a book by its cover Don't make your mind up too soon Things aren't necessarily Always what they appear to be Don't judge a book by its cover Don't make your mind up too soon Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never Never judge a book by its cover Sure enough, one winter's day When the snow lay deep and hard Thomas got stuck, he was in trouble And who do you think came along, came along And rescued him that day The snow didn't matter to Terence the Tractor Now Thomas understands... That you don't judge a book by its cover Don't make your mind up too soon Things aren't necessarily Always what they appear to be Don't judge a book by its cover Don't make your mind up too soon Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never Never judge a book by its cover. Don't judge a book by its cover Don't make your mind up too soon Things aren't necessarily Always what they appear to be. Don't judge a book by its cover Just remember the rule Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never Never judge a book.... By its cover!
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Train Stops Play)
  • Michael Angelis: Stepney the Bluebell Engine was busy talking to the other engines. It was his first visit to their railway and he was having a splendid time.
  • Stepney: You are very lucky engines.
  • Michael Angelis: He said.
  • Stepney: Your line has got everything. It's long enough to give you a good run, and you have plenty of passengers. Then you have a quarry and a mine, so you'll need plenty of trucks. Trucks are fun. I missed them on our line.
  • Michael Angelis: Percy was surprised. All the engines thought trucks were trouble.
  • Percy: You're welcome to take some of mine.
  • Michael Angelis: He said.
  • Percy: But you better ask driver first.
  • Michael Angelis: Their drivers agreed and the two engines set off. Thomas and Toby were speechless. Stepney took the trucks to the harbour. Then he picked up the loaded empty ones and started back. Ahead was a cricket field. The game had just begun. Stepney and his driver had to wait at the signal.
  • Driver: Good.
  • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We can watch the game.
  • Michael Angelis: Then there was trouble. The batsman hit the ball. It flew high into the sky towards Stepney's train. Clunk went the signal. Thump went the ball into a car, but neither driver nor fireman heard it.
  • Players: Stop!
  • Michael Angelis: Yelled the players but Stepney didn't hear them.
  • Stepney: Come along, come along.
  • Michael Angelis: He puffed to the trucks.
  • Players: Our one and only ball!
  • Michael Angelis: Cried the players.
  • Players: Wake up, Caroline.
  • Michael Angelis: They said to their old car.
  • Players: The chase was on.
  • Michael Angelis: Caroline coughed crossly and rolled down the road. Stepney wasn't hurrying. Caroline soon came up behind.
  • Caroline: Toot toot!
  • Michael Angelis: She wailed. The players shouted but Stepney was still too far for his driver and fireman to see or hear properly. They completely misunderstood.
  • Driver: If those jokers wanna race.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the driver.
  • Driver: They can have on. Faster, Stepney, faster!
  • Michael Angelis: Poor Caroline wasn't happy at all. She rattled along at twice her usual speed.
  • Caroline: I shouldn't be treated like this.
  • Michael Angelis: She grumbled.
  • Caroline: This pace is too hot for my system. It'll fuse all my circuits.
  • Michael Angelis: Suddenly, Stepney was nowhere to be seen.
  • Caroline: Hurrah!
  • Michael Angelis: Cried Caroline.
  • Caroline: That silly train has run into a hole so we can't catch it. I can go home now.
  • Michael Angelis: But she couldn't. Her driver pounded Caroline on up the steep hill and then the other side towards the station. Stepney was already here when Caroline cluttered in.
  • Players: We need our ball back!
  • Michael Angelis: Cried the players and explained everything. The ball was nestled in some straw and the third truck from the van.
  • Player: We found it!
  • Michael Angelis: Cried the player.
  • Driver: We're sorry.
  • Michael Angelis: Sighed the driver.
  • Player: Ah, you couldn't help it.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied the player.
  • Player: Now we must get back quickly.
  • Driver: You'll be lucky.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the driver.
  • Driver: Caroline looks worn out.
  • Michael Angelis: And she was. The driver spoke to the stationmaster and the signalman and they all agreed on the plan. Soon they rolled Caroline on to a flat truck with a break van coupled behind. The players crowded in sight and Stepney pulled the train back to the playfield. Everyone enjoyed watching the game. Even Caroline was pleased. She doesn't think trains silly now.
  • Caroline: They have their uses.
  • Michael Angelis: She says.
  • Caroline: They can save the wear on a poor car's wheels.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin The Snow Song)
  • Children: (singing) You wake to the silence the bright afterglow. Now there's a surprise for what do you know. It's snowing. Look, it's snowing. Little Jack Frost has been busy last night. The Island of Sodor is a blanket of white 'Cause it's snowing. Yes, it's snowing. White winter wonderland. Beautiful day. Snow, snow, snow, snow. Snow, snow, snow, snow. There in the valley someone you'll know. The little blue train finds his way through the snow. Whistle blowing. Yes, it's snowing. It's a beautiful world; It's a lovely day. Cherish this moment, remember this day 'Cause it's snowing. Yes, it's snowing. White winter wonderland. Beautiful day. Snow, snow, snow, snow.
  • (Children laughing)
  • Children: (singing) White winter wonderland. Beautiful day. Snow, snow, snow, snow. Snow, snow, snow, snow. Stay, stay, please stay.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas' Christmas Party)
  • Ringo Starr: It was Christmas on the Island of Sodor. All the engines were working hard. Thomas and Toby were busy carrying people and parcels up and down the branch line. Everyone was happy. Only the coaches Annie and Clarabel were complaining.
  • Annie and Clarabel: It's always the same before Christmas.
  • Ringo Starr: They groaned.
  • Annie and Clarabel: We feel so full, we feel so full.
  • Thomas: Oh, come on!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Where's your festive spirit? Christmas day is almost here.
  • Ringo Starr: By the side of the track was a little cottage with a familiar figure waving to them.
  • Thomas: It's Mrs. Kyndley!
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Thomas.
  • Thomas: Peep, peep! Happy Christmas!
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas always felt better for seeing her.
  • Thomas: Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without Mrs. Kyndley.
  • Ringo Starr: When work was over, Thomas went to see the other engines. All their coats had been polished.
  • Gordon: Huh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: Just look at us. Your driver will have to work fast to get you as smart as us.
  • Thomas: Never mind that.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: I've something important to say. Do you realize it's been a whole year since Mrs. Kyndley saved us from a nasty accident. You remember when she was ill in bed and...
  • Edward: Yes of course.
  • Ringo Starr: Interrupted Edward.
  • Edward: You told us how she waved her red dressing gown out of her window to warn you about a landslide ahead.
  • Percy: And you and Toby gave her presents.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy joined in.
  • Percy: And the Fat Controller sent her to Bournemouth to get better.
  • Henry: But...
  • Ringo Starr: Said James and Henry together.
  • Henry: The rest of us have never thanked her properly.
  • Thomas: Exactly.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: So now I think we should all give her a special Christmas party.
  • Ringo Starr: Everyone was getting very excited and the drivers felt sure that the Fat Controller will agree as indeed he did. The engines were all busy making plans, when silence fell. The Fat Controller had bad news.
  • The Fat Controller: The weather's changed badly. Mrs. Kyndley is snowed up. Toby says he'll help to rescue her. You must help too, Thomas. There's no party unless you do.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas hated snow, but he said bravely.
  • Thomas: I'll try, sir. We must rescue her, we must.
  • The Fat Controller: There's a good engine. You and Toby will manage splendidly.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas charged the snowdrifts fiercely. Sometimes he swept them aside, sometimes they stuck fast and the men had to loosen them. But at the cutting near the cottage, they could go no further.
  • Thomas' Fireman: Look at that!
  • Ringo Starr: Exclaimed Thomas' fireman.
  • Thomas: Peep, peep, peep! Here we are.
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Thomas. An answering wave came from an upstairs window. Then they heard a familiar sound.
  • Thomas: That's Terence.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: He's come to help too.
  • Ringo Starr: Sure enough, Terence had a snowplow and was working hard to clear a patch to the railroad line to safety. At long last, the rescue was complete. Percy took the tired workmen home. Terence said goodbye to Mrs. Kyndley and promised to take care of her cottage as he watched them all set off. The engines made good time. No more snow had fallen, but the yard was dark. Thomas' heart sank. Suddenly, all the lights went on. What a marvelous site awaited Mrs. Kyndley.
  • The Fat Controller: Well done!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: I'm really proud of you all.
  • Ringo Starr: Mrs. Kyndley especially thanked the smaller engines.
  • Mrs. Kyndley: Thomas and Toby are old friends.
  • Ringo Starr: She said.
  • Mrs. Kyndley: And now Percy, you are my friend too.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy was very pleased.
  • Percy: Three cheers for Mrs. Kyndley!
  • Ringo Starr: He called.
  • Percy: Peep, peep, peep!
  • Ringo Starr: They all whistled.
  • Engines: (singing) We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends thought it was the best Christmas ever and Mrs. Kyndley could think of nowhere should rather live than here with them on the Island of Sodor.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin The Island Song)
  • Children: (singing) Picture a land where the sky is so blue. A storybook land of wonder. A magical island just waiting for you. Island of Sodor will make your dreams come true. Imagine a place where the sun always smiles. The valleys are green as can be. The friends that you love are all waiting for you. Island of Sodor will make your dreams come true. Children follow the dream. To the land of make-believe. The Island of Sodor. A magical land where dreams come true.
  • Girl: Follow the road that leads to a dream over the hills and mountains. Look for the skies with stars in their eyes.
  • Children: (singing) Island of Sodor will make your dreams come true. Children follow the dream. To the land of make-believe. The Island of Sodor. A magical land where dreams come true. Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh. The Island of Sodor. A magical land where dreams come true.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas Gets Bumped)
  • Michael Angelis: Every afternoon, Thomas the Tank Engine puffs along his branch line with Annie and Clarabel. First they pass the water mill. Next, they come to a big farm. Then, they can see a bridge with a village nestled either side of it. This is a special place. Whenever children hear Thomas coming along, they stand on the bridge, waving until he is out of sight. One day, Thomas was running late. He had stopped at a red light before the bridge to talk to some new children. Percy was waiting, too.
  • Percy: Hurry up, Thomas.
  • Michael Angelis: Called Percy when the signal dropped.
  • Percy: If you're late, the Fat Controller might get a new engine to replace you.
  • Thomas: He would never do that!
  • Michael Angelis: Thought Thomas, but he was worried. Next day, Thomas hurried along the line. Just ahead was the goods yard. There, on the platform, was an inspector waving a red flag. Next, Thomas saw some children. They were waving, too.
  • Thomas: Something must be wrong.
  • Michael Angelis: Thought Thomas.
  • Thomas: This station is for goods, not passengers.
  • Children: Help, Thomas, help! We are glad to see you.
  • Michael Angelis: Called the children.
  • Children: Please, will you take us home?
  • Michael Angelis: The stationmaster explained to Thomas' driver that the school bus had broken down, and all the parents would be worried if the children were late. Thomas waited as the children walked down from the bridge. Then he took the children to the next station, where Bertie was waiting to take them home. When Thomas finished his journey, he was very late. He was worried that the Fat Controller might be cross with him.
  • Percy: I warned Thomas.
  • Michael Angelis: Puffed Percy to James.
  • Percy: He's been late one time too many. He'll be in trouble now.
  • Michael Angelis: But next morning, the Fat Controller was nowhere to be seen.
  • (Thomas looks around and finds nothing)
  • Thomas: Thank goodness.
  • Michael Angelis: Sighed Thomas. Thomas knows every part of his line. But just ahead was a stretch where the hot sun had bent the rails on the track.
  • Thomas' Driver: Careful, Thomas!
  • Michael Angelis: Called his driver. But it was too late.
  • (Thomas falls off the rails)
  • Thomas' Driver: That's done it!
  • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: We shan't get any further today!
  • Thomas: But what about my passengers?
  • Thomas' Driver: Don't worry, they'll be looked after.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied his driver. While workmen repaired the line, Thomas had to shunt trucks in the yard. Bertie came to see him.
  • Bertie: I understand you need my help again.
  • Thomas: Yes, Bertie.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Thomas sadly.
  • Thomas: I can't run without my rails.
  • Michael Angelis: Bertie set off to collect Thomas' passengers.
  • Passengers: Hello, Bertie.
  • Michael Angelis: They said.
  • Passengers: We are glad you're here.
  • Michael Angelis: Bertie drove along the road that runs by the railway. He stopped at each station along the line. Sometimes he stopped between stations to let people off closer to their homes. Thomas felt miserable.
  • Thomas: I've lost my passengers. They'll like Bertie better than me.
  • Michael Angelis: The Fat Controller arrived.
  • The Fat Controller: Your branch line is repaired. I'm going to change your timetable so that you and Bertie can work together more.
  • Michael Angelis: When Thomas reached the station, there were all his passengers.
  • Passengers: Bertie is a very good bus, but we missed our train rides with you.
  • Michael Angelis: They said. Later, Thomas spoke to Bertie.
  • Thomas: Thank you for looking after my passengers.
  • Bertie: Oh, that's all right, Thomas. I like to make new friends, but I'm glad to share them with you.
  • Thomas: Bertie,
  • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: you're a very good friend indeed.
  • (Another nameplate 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. 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.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Four Little Engines)
  • Michael Angelis: If you should visit the place that has a lake in the woods and a beautiful waterfall, then you may also find two little engines called Skarloey and Rheneas. The engines know everybody and everybody knows that. There are two more engines: Sir Handel and Peter Sam. They used to be called Stuart and Falcon, but they like they're new names better. One day, the Fat Controller send Edward to the works to be mended. A big surprise awaited Edward.
  • Edward: It's Skarloey. What's he doing here?
  • Michael Angelis: Skarloey was pleased to see Edward.
  • Skarloey: I've been sent here for a rest.
  • Michael Angelis: He sighed.
  • Skarloey: I was put in the shed so I can see everything and not be lonely. But I do miss Rheneas. He's going to be mended. I wish I can be mended too, and pull coaches again.
  • Michael Angelis: Just then, some workmen arrived.
  • Workman: We're going to take you to the works now, Edward. Come along.
  • Edward: Goodbye, Skarloey. Your railway's a lovely line.
  • Skarloey: Oh, it is, it is! You cheered me up, Edward. Goodbye.
  • Michael Angelis: Meanwhile, Sir Handel was having trouble with some coaches. He tried to be kind, but the coaches didn't trust him. They were awkward and rude. There was worst to come. Some careless had sheep stray on to the line.
  • Coaches: He's bumped us!
  • Michael Angelis: Screamed the coaches.
  • Coaches: Let's pay him out!
  • Michael Angelis: They serge into Sir Handel and pushed him off the rails. No one was hurt, but Sir Handel limped sadly to the shed.
  • Driver: No more work for you, today.
  • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
  • Driver: How are we going to pull the visitors' train without an engine?
  • Skarloey: What about me, sir?
  • Driver: Skarloey, can you do it?
  • Skarloey: I'll try.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the old engine. The coaches stood at the platform.
  • Skarloey: I'm ashamed of you.
  • Michael Angelis: Scolded Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: You might have hurt your passengers.
  • Michael Angelis: The coaches quivered.
  • Coaches: We're sorry, Skarloey.
  • Michael Angelis: The guard blew the whistle, and they're journey began. Skarloey remembered all the gates and styles where he had to stop. The sun shone, the rails were dry.
  • Skarloey: This is lovely.
  • Michael Angelis: Sang Skarloey. Presently, the line grew steep. Skarloey felt short of steam.
  • Driver: Take your time.
  • Michael Angelis: Soothed his driver.
  • Skarloey: It'll be better down hill.
  • Michael Angelis: Skarloey said to himself. But it wasn't. His springs were weak, and the rail joints jarred his wheels. At last, a spring gave weigh.
  • Skarloey: I feel all crooked!
  • Michael Angelis: Cried Skarloey.
  • Driver: We'll need a bus now for our passengers.
  • Michael Angelis: Sighed his driver.
  • Skarloey: No!
  • Michael Angelis: Pleaded Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: I'll get them to the station or burst.
  • Michael Angelis: James was waiting on the platform. Clanging and clanking, Skarloey steamed in.
  • Skarloey: I'll do it, I'll do it. I've done it.
  • Michael Angelis: James collected his passengers and respectfully puffed away. Everyone was pleased with Skarloey, but he was still worried.
  • Skarloey: Old engines can't pull trains like the young ones can.
  • Driver: They can if they're mended, old faithful.
  • Michael Angelis: Smiled his driver.
  • Driver: And that's what gonna happen to you. You deserved it.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Gone Fishing)
  • Children: (singing) Sometimes it's nice to take some time out. Do what you really want to do. Just to relax and let the world fly by you. Forget your worry, no need to hurry. Just leave a sign to say... Gone fishing, gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way, Gone fishing. Gone fishing, Gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way. Why don't we all go fishing? You drop your line down to the river, Waiting to see what you can find. Whatever life has to offer you. You know you'll take it, stand up and face it, Smiling along the way. Gone fishing, gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way, Gone fishing. Gone fishing, Gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way. Why don't we all go fishing? There's nothing better on a sunny day, When all your work is done. Throw down your line, settle down. Surprise, surprise, look what you've found. Gone fishing, gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way, Gone fishing. Gone fishing, Gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way. Why don't we all go fishing? It's a sunny old day and you're on your way... Gone fishing!
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and The Breakdown Train)
  • Ringo Starr: Every day, the Fat Controller came to the station to catch his train.
  • The Fat Controller: Hello.
  • Ringo Starr: He always said to Thomas.
  • The Fat Controller: Remember, don't be impatient, Thomas. You could never be as strong and fast as Gordon, but you can be a really useful engine. Don't let the silly trucks tease you.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: There were lots of trucks and Thomas worked very hard pushing and pulling them into place. There was also a small coach and two strange things his driver called cranes.
  • Thomas' Driver: That's the breakdown train.
  • Ringo Starr: He told Thomas.
  • Thomas' Driver: The cranes are for lifting heavy things like engines and coaches and trucks.
  • Ringo Starr: One day, Thomas was in the yard. Suddenly he heard an engine whistling.
  • James: Help! Help!
  • Ringo Starr: A goods train came rushing through much too fast. The engine was James and he was frightened. His brake blocks were on fire.
  • James: They're pushing me, they're pushing me.
  • Ringo Starr: He panted.
  • Trucks: On! On! On!
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed the trucks. Still whistling...
  • James: Help! Help!
  • Ringo Starr: Poor James disappeared.
  • Thomas: I like to teach those trucks a lesson.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas the Tank Engine.
  • (We hear an alarm ringing)
  • Ringo Starr: Soon came the alarm.
  • Signalman: James is off the line. The breakdown train quickly.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas was coupled on and off they went. Thomas worked his hardest.
  • Thomas: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed. He wasn't pretending to be like Gordon. He really meant it.
  • Thomas: Bother those trucks and their tricks. I hope poor James isn't hurt.
  • Ringo Starr: James' driver and fireman were feeling him all over to see if he was hurt.
  • (Cows mooing)
  • James' Driver and Fireman: Never mind James.
  • Ringo Starr: They said.
  • James' Driver and Fireman: It wasn't your fault. It was those wooden block they gave you. We always said they were no good.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas pushed the breakdown train alongside. Then he pulled away the unhurt trucks out of the way.
  • Trucks: Oh, dear. Oh, dear.
  • Ringo Starr: They groaned.
  • Thomas: Serves you right, serves you right.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Thomas. He was hard at work puffing backwards and forwards all afternoon.
  • Thomas: This'll teach you a lesson, this'll teach you a lesson.
  • Ringo Starr: He told the trucks. And they answered...
  • Trucks: Yes it will, yes it will.
  • Ringo Starr: They left the broken trucks. Then with two cranes they put James back on the rails.
  • (The cranes lift James away from the field. A surprised Thomas watches as James is put back to the rails)
  • Ringo Starr: He tried to move, but he couldn't so Thomas helped him back to the shed.
  • (Thomas whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller was waiting anxiously for them.
  • The Fat Controller: Well, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: I heard all about it and I'm very pleased with you. You're a really useful engine. James shall have some proper brakes and a new coat of paint and you shall have a branch line all to yourself.
  • Thomas: Oh thank you sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas. Now Thomas is as happy as can be. He has a branch line and two coaches called Annie and Clarabel. He puffs proudly backwards and forwards with them all day. He is never lonely. Edward and Henry stop quite often and tell him the news. Gordon is always in a hurry but never forgets to say...
  • Gordon: Boop Boop.
  • Ringo Starr: And Thomas always whistles...
  • Thomas: Peep Peep.
  • Ringo Starr: In return.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Another nameplate 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. What will become of you? The world's much nicer whenever we see you. Toby, dear Toby. There's still lots that you can do. Oldies but goldies, we still care about you. All of the children came to say goodbye. They clapped and cheered as Toby rang his bell, "Bye-bye." Everyone was sad to see them go. Whatever will they do, and where will they go? Suddenly news came to brighten up their day. How Toby and Henrietta were needed right away. The Fat Controller had written to say, could they please come and help right away. Now they're part of his family 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.
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin The Runaway)
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas the Tank Engine was ill. Workmen had been trying to make him better, but it was no use.
  • The Fat Controller: Edward must take you to the works.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller. Thomas felt very miserable. Then, the Fat Controller spoke to Duck.
  • The Fat Controller: I want you to help Percy and Toby while Thomas is away.
  • Ringo Starr: Duck was delighted. He already knew Percy and soon made friends with Toby and Bertie. Terence the Tractor gave him a big welcome too.
  • Terence: Take care of Thomas' coaches.
  • Ringo Starr: He advised.
  • Terence: He's sure to miss them while he's away.
  • Ringo Starr: Duck was very gentle with the coaches. Annie and Clarabel were impressed.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Such nice manners.
  • Ringo Starr: They told each other.
  • Annie and Clarabel: It really is a pleasure to go out with him.
  • Ringo Starr: When Thomas came back, Annie and Clarabel told him how well Duck had managed. Thomas was so pleased to be home that he soon forgot to be jealous. The works have left Thomas' handbrake very stiff. It made his brakes seen they were on, when in fact they were not. As a result, he and his coaches often overran the platform. Thomas found this most embarrassing. Gradually, his driver and fireman learned to be extra careful. But one day, Thomas' fireman was ill and a relief man took his place. The fireman had fastened the coupling and joined the driver and stationmaster on the platform to wait for Henry's passengers. The fireman had forgot all about Thomas' handbrake. Thomas simmered happily.
  • Thomas: Not long now.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought. As he saw Henry slowly approaching. But Thomas' brakes were not on and suddenly he felt his wheels begin to move. He tried to stop, but he couldn't without his driver and fireman. He tried to whistle a warning, but he couldn't do that either. The guard, driver, fireman and passengers were all stranded on the platform.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Stop! Stop!
  • Ringo Starr: Shrieked Annie and Clarabel. But Thomas, with plenty of steam, kept on going. The alarm went down the line.
  • Signalman: Stop the runaway!
  • Ringo Starr: There ready for action was Harold the Helicopter. The inspector had made a plan and together they took off into the sky. At last Thomas was tiring.
  • Thomas: I need to stop, I need to stop.
  • Ringo Starr: He panted wearily. As they neared the next station Thomas saw Harold land. They entered the platform slowly enough for the inspector to act. Judging his moments the inspector scrambled into the cab and screwed the brakes hard on.
  • (The inspector brakes with all his strength)
  • Ringo Starr: At last Thomas stopped. Both he and the inspector were very relieved. Then they thanked Harold.
  • Harold: Think nothing of it.
  • Ringo Starr: Whirred Harold.
  • Harold: Glad to be at service anytime.
  • Inspector: Whew.
  • Ringo Starr: Remarked The inspector.
  • Inspector: We must never let this happen again, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Wearily, Thomas agreed with him.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Harold The Helicopter)
  • Children: (singing) Who do you call when the chips are down? When your back is against the wall. When there's no way out and time is running out and you're heading for a fall? High in the sky. Suddenly comes the hero. You can rely on him. Harold the Helicopter, pride of the skies. First to the rescue should help be required. Harold the Helicopter, brave is he. Courage is his name. So look to the skies, should danger arise. Look to the skies, for Harold will be there. He is a natural hero. He is guardian of the skies. And down through the years there are many tales of his courage in the skies. Out from the clouds. Suddenly comes the hero. We recognize that sound. Harold the Helicopter, pride of the skies. First to the rescue should help be required. Harold the Helicopter, brave is he. Courage is his name. So look to the skies, should danger arise. Reach for the sky, for Harold will be there. Harold the Helicopter, pride of the skies. First to the rescue should help be required. Harold the Helicopter, brave is he. Courage is his name. So look to the skies. See how he flies. You can rely, Harold will be there.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Escape!)
  • Michael Angelis: One day, Edward was talking to Trevor when Douglas steamed by. He was pulling a train of heavy coal trucks.
  • Douglas: Come on, Edward. Stop gossiping in the sun when there's work to be done.
  • Michael Angelis: Later, Edward spoke to Douglas.
  • Edward: Trevor and I are old friends and you and he had in lot of common too.
  • Douglas: Och aye?
  • Michael Angelis: Quizzed Douglas.
  • Douglas: And what would that be?
  • Edward: Scrap.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Edward quietly. Douglas gasped.
  • Douglas: Don't mention that word! It makes my wheels wobble!
  • Edward: It does the same to Trevor.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Edward.
  • Edward: He was been sent to the scrapyard, but the Vicar and I saved him and now he's really useful again. Even so, the Fat Controller certainly does need another steam engine here.
  • Douglas: Aye, and quickly.
  • Michael Angelis: Sighed Douglas. That night, Douglas was still working. He had taken the midnight goods train to a station at a faraway part of the island where only the diesels worked. He was just shunting, ready for his return journey, when...
  • Douglas: That's sounds like a steam engine.
  • Michael Angelis: He thought. The hiss came again.
  • Douglas: Who's there?
  • Michael Angelis: Asked Douglas. A whisper came.
  • Oliver: Are you the Fat Controller's engine?
  • Douglas: Aye, and proud of it.
  • Oliver: Thank goodness! I'm Oliver and I'm with my break van, Toad, we've run out of coal and had no more steam.
  • Douglas: But what are you doing?
  • Oliver: Escaping?
  • Douglas: From what?
  • Oliver: Scrap.
  • Michael Angelis: Douglas shivered. Then, he remembered Edward's story about saving Trevor.
  • Douglas: I'll be glad to help ya.
  • Michael Angelis: He said.
  • Douglas: It lacked look those who were ready to scrap but I'm taking you away.
  • Michael Angelis: Their drivers and firemen agreed to help too. Everyone worked fast.
  • Douglas: No time to turn round.
  • Michael Angelis: Answered Douglas.
  • Douglas: I'll run tender first. Come on.
  • (Dog barking)
  • Michael Angelis: But before they could clear the station they were stopped.
  • Foreman: Aha!
  • Michael Angelis: Exclaimed the foreman.
  • Foreman: A great western engine and a break van too. You can't take these.
  • Driver: Aye, but there all for us.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Douglas' driver.
  • Driver: See for yourself.
  • Michael Angelis: The foreman looked all over Oliver.
  • Foreman: Seems in order. Right away, guard.
  • (Douglas and Oliver make an escape)
  • Douglas: That was a near thing.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Douglas.
  • Oliver: We have worse.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Oliver and they forced ahead. It was daylight when their journey ended.
  • Douglas: We're home!
  • Michael Angelis: Cried Douglas.
  • Driver: Shh!
  • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
  • Driver: There the works. We'll find a place for Oliver.
  • Michael Angelis: Oliver said goodbye and thank you, and Douglas puffed away. The next day, Douglas told the other engines all about Oliver.
  • James: The Fat Controller would have to know.
  • Michael Angelis: Said James.
  • Gordon: Douglas should tell him at once.
  • Michael Angelis: Added Gordon.
  • The Fat Controller: Well, here he is.
  • Michael Angelis: Said a voice.
  • The Fat Controller: Now what's this all about?
  • Duck: Beg pardon, sir, but we do need another engine.
  • Gordon: Yes sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Ventured Gordon.
  • Gordon: A steam engine, sir.
  • Michael Angelis: I'm afraid unless one saved from scrap, there's little hope.
  • Douglas: But sir...
  • Michael Angelis: Burst out Douglas.
  • Douglas: ...one has...
  • The Fat Controller: Yes indeed. And thanks to you, Douglas, he is now at our works. Oliver is just what we need for Duck's branch line.
  • Michael Angelis: Everyone cheered. Now Oliver and Toad are mended and painted in full great western colors. Duck and Oliver are happy on their branch line. The others laughed at first and called it "The Little Western". Duck and Oliver were delighted and so the little western, it will always be.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Five New Engines In The Shed)
  • Children (singing): Good morning sunshine, brand new day. Busy day for the railway. Engines rolling to and fro-ing. Rushing by on the railway. But today is a special day for. Have you heard the news? Something special is happening, happening. Have you heard the news? Have you heard, pass the word, have you heard. There are five new engines in the shed. Five new friends in the shed. One, two, three, four, five. Can you believe your eyes? Five new engines in the shed. Celebrate the big surprise and raise the banners high. For the five new engines, great new engines. Five new engines in the shed. Emily with her coaches green is a joy to be seen on the railway. Harvey with his crane looks strange, but he'll take the strain on the railway. Salty is the dockside diesel, he'll tell a tale or two. Arthur too, is shy but true, he'll be there for you.
  • Boy: Look, there's Murdoch.
  • Girl: He's so big and strong.
  • Boy: He'll just go on and on.
  • Children: (singing) There are five new engines in the shed. Five new friends in the shed. Welcome to one and all. Everybody say hello. Five new engines in the shed. Thomas and all his friends are here. So let us wave and cheer. For the five new engines, great new engines. Five new engines in the shed. Five new engines in the shed. Five new friends in the shed. One, two, three, four, five. Can you believe your eyes? Five new engines in the shed. Celebrate the big surprise and raise the banners high.
  • Boy: There's Murdoch.
  • Girl: And Arthur.
  • Boy: And Emily.
  • Girl: And Harvey and Salty.
  • Children: (singing) For the five new engines, great new engines. Five new engines in the shed.
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Edward's Exploit)
  • Ringo Starr: Bertie the Bus was giving some visitors the tour on the Island of Sodor. It was their last afternoon, and Edward was preparing to take them to meet Bill and Ben. He found it hard to start the heavy train.
  • Henry: Did you see him straining?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Henry.
  • James: Positively painful.
  • Ringo Starr: Remarked James.
  • Gordon: Just pathetic.
  • Ringo Starr: Grunted Gordon.
  • Gordon: He should give up and be preserved before it's too late.
  • Duck: Shut up!
  • Ringo Starr: Burst out Duck.
  • Duck: You're all jealous. Edward's better than any of you.
  • BoCo: You're right, Duck.
  • Ringo Starr: Said BoCo.
  • BoCo: Edward's old, but he'll surprised us all.
  • Edward: I've done it, we're off! I've done it, we're off!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward, as he finally puffed out of the station. Bill and Ben were delighted to see the visitors. They loved being photographed. Later, they take the party to the China Clay Works in the break van special.
  • (Bill and Ben take the visitors to their home)
  • Ringo Starr: Everyone have a splendid time, and the visitors were most impressed. Then, Edward took the visitors home. On the way, the weather changed. Wind and rain buffered in Edward. His sanding gear failed, and his fireman rode in front dropping sand on the rails by hand. Suddenly, Edward's wheels slipped fiercely and with a shrieking crack...
  • (Snap!)
  • Ringo Starr: ...something broke. The crew inspected the damage. Repairs took some time.
  • Driver: One of your crank pins broke, Edward?
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We've taken your side rods off. Now you're like an old fashioned engine. Can you get these people home? They must start back tonight?
  • Edward: I'll try, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Promised Edward. Edward puffed and pulled his hardest. But his wheels kept slipping, and he couldn't start the heavy train. The passengers were anxious. The driver, fireman and guard went along the train, making adjustments between the coaches.
  • Driver: We've loosened the couplings, Edward. Now you can pick up your coaches one by one, just as you do with trucks.
  • Edward: That'll be much easier.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: Come on!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed, and moved cautiously forward. The first coach moving help to start the second and the second help the third.
  • Edward: I've done it, I've done it!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Edward.
  • Driver: Steady, boy.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Well done, boy! You've got them, you've got them!
  • Ringo Starr: And he listened happily to Edward's steady beat, as he forced slowly but surely ahead. At last, battered, wearily, but unbeaten, Edward steamed in. Henry was waiting for the visitors with the special train.
  • Edward: Peep peep!
  • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller angrily pointed to the clock, but excited passengers cheered and thanked Edward, his driver and fireman. Duck and BoCo saw to it that Edward was left in peace. Gordon and James remain respectfully silent.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin There Once Was An Engine Who Ran Away)
  • Man: (singing) There once was an engine who ran away, Just up and went, And ran away, ran away. Stacked up his tender, and headed down the line, Toot toot, farewell, goodbye!
  • Children: (singing) He overheard the wicked old Diesel say, He was heading for the scrapyard any day.
  • Man: (singing) He didn't wanna wait for the fateful day. So the little old engine ran away.
  • Children: (singing) He huffed and he puffed, his wheels started turning, He chuffed and he chuffed, his little firebox burning, He slipped his brake, let his whistle fly, Toot toot, farewell, goodbye!
  • Children and Man (singing) And the little old engine ran away, Just up and went, And ran away, ran away.
  • Man: (singing) Didn't feel part of the railway.
  • Children and Man: (singing) So the little old engine ran away.
  • (Owl hoots)
  • Children: (singing) And when the other engines heard he'd gone, They felt so sad, 'cos they knew he had gone and gone. No matter what Diesel had to say, Sir Topham Hatt has the final say.
  • Man: (singing) So he thought and he thought, Where could he be, could he be?
  • Children: (singing) Some searched high, the others searched low.
  • Children and Man: (singing) Where did he run, where did he run? We gotta bring the little engine home.
  • Man: (singing) So they all went out to look around, Far and wide, and up and down No matter where they searched, no one seemed to know.
  • Children and Man (singing) Oh where did the little old engine go? Thomas finally tracked him down, He was cold and blue, and all alone.
  • Man: He told him he was needed back urgently.
  • Boy: "Who me, really?"
  • Girl: "Yes you, you silly engine!"
  • Children and Man: (singing) 'Cos he's the pride of the railway!
  • Man: (singing) So he huffed and he puffed, His wheels started turning,
  • Children and Man: (singing) He chuffed and he chuffed his little firebox burning,
  • Man: (singing) He slipped his brake and was on his way, Toot toot, hip hip, hooray!
  • Children and Man: (singing) Now the little old engine's heading home, To toots and cheers, hear the whistles blow. 'Cos now he's the pride of the railway!
  • Girl: "Look everybody! Here comes Fergus!"
  • Children: "Hooray!"
  • Children and Man: (singing) Yes the little old engine's coming home!
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Oliver Owns Up)
  • Michael Angelis: On a clear day when the sky is blue and there is just enough breeze to blow the clouds away, you can stand on a big hill above the valley and watch Duck and Oliver far below, busily at work on Duck's branch line near the sea. The two engines are very proud of their matching coats of gleaming color. Oliver often talks about the time that Douglas saved him from scrap.
  • Oliver: If it wasn't for his help...
  • Michael Angelis: Oliver will say.
  • Oliver: I might have caught when I ran away from the scrapyard, and I would never come to live here on the Fat Controller's railway.
  • Michael Angelis: The other engines all wanted to know about Oliver's adventures.
  • Henry: Amazing!
  • Michael Angelis: Remarked Henry.
  • James: Oliver...
  • Michael Angelis: Said James.
  • James: ...has resource.
  • Gordon: And sagacity.
  • Michael Angelis: Put in Gordon.
  • Percy: What does that mean?
  • Michael Angelis: Whispered Percy.
  • Thomas: I think...
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: ...it's about being clever and wise.
  • Gordon: He is...
  • Michael Angelis: Finished Gordon.
  • Gordon: ...an example to us all.
  • Michael Angelis: I'm sorry to say that Oliver became very puffed up in the smokebox.
  • Oliver: Henry says I'm amazing. He's right.
  • Michael Angelis: He whistled as he swooshed along the line. One day, the Fat Controller came to see him.
  • The Fat Controller: You are doing well. Now you must learn how to look after trucks.
  • Michael Angelis: Every wise engine knows that you cannot trust trucks. The other engines warned Oliver but he took no notice.
  • Oliver: You think I can manage.
  • Michael Angelis: He said huffily.
  • Oliver: Gordon knows better. He's says I'm sagacious.
  • Duck: You may be good gracious or whatever you called it, but trucks can be troublesome and...
  • Donald: Say no more, Duck.
  • Michael Angelis: Interested Donald.
  • Donald: It's maybe a pity, but the wee engine just learned for itself.
  • Michael Angelis: Oliver pulled some loaded trucks into a siding and pushed the empties into the chute. Then he came back to take the loaded cars away. But they were comfortable and didn't want to move.
  • Truck 1: What right is he to poke his funnel in here?
  • Michael Angelis: They grumbled.
  • Truck 2: We want Duck!
  • Truck 3: Or Donald!
  • Truck 4: Or Douglas!
  • Oliver: Look sharp.
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed Oliver.
  • Trucks: That's not the way to speak.
  • Michael Angelis: Hissed the trucks.
  • Trucks: We'll pay him out.
  • Michael Angelis: Oliver heard nothing. The trucks move smoothly at first, then suddenly, Oliver found them forced forward. His driver applied the brakes, but they were useless against the surging trucks.
  • Trucks: On, on, on!
  • Michael Angelis: Yelled the trucks. Oliver formed hard, but still they forced them on and on. At last, the cars grew tired.
  • Oliver: I'm winning.
  • Michael Angelis: Gasped Oliver. But it was too late.
  • (Oliver falls into the turntable well)
  • Michael Angelis: Oliver laid bruised and bemused, bunkered down in the turntable well. Duck surveyed the damaged.
  • Duck: Hello, Oliver. Are you being a good gracious engine? Beg pardon of course, but we really don't like this sort of surprise. Donald and Douglas will miss their turntable until it was mended.
  • Michael Angelis: That evening, Oliver was hold gently to safety.
  • Oliver: I'm sorry, sir.
  • Michael Angelis: He said to the Fat Controller.
  • Oliver: I shouldn't listen to Duck's advice. I don't feel good gracious or whatever it is. I just feel silly.
  • The Fat Controller: Well, Oliver.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: Now you know the damage trucks can do.
  • Oliver: Yes I do, sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Groaned Oliver.
  • Oliver: I look like a load of scrap iron.
  • The Fat Controller: Oh-ho. Oh, I don't think so.
  • Michael Angelis: Laughed the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: But you do need to go to the works to be mended.
  • Michael Angelis: The other engines now felt sorry for Oliver.
  • Duck: The branch line won't be the same without you.
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled Duck.
  • Duck: Come back soon.
  • Michael Angelis: A few days later, Oliver did come back. His coat paint gleamed brighter than ever. He's a wiser engine too and never made the same about trucks again.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin The Whistle Song)
  • (Engines whistling)
  • Children: (singing) Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo. Engines all have whistles, as everybody knows. And as they leave the station, you hear the whistle blow. Speeding down the hillside, the whistles blown with pride, Driver checks the signal, and whistles one more time. Engines, blow your whistles; Toby, ring your bell. Gordon and Henry, Thomas as well, Engines, blow your whistles and let's all have some fun! Engines, blow your whistles; Let's hear the whistle song! Every whistle's different; No two will sound the same, It helps to warn off danger if something's in your way. Whistles are important as every engine knows, Clear the line ahead now when the whistle blows! Engines, blow your whistles; Toby, ring your bell, James and Edward, Percy as well. Engines, blow your whistles and let's all have some fun, Engines, blow your whistles; Let's hear the whistle song An engine lost its whistle and could not make a sound. It really was a problem until one could be found. 'Cause an engine's not an engine if it hasn't got a whistle, Hear the whistle blows! Engines, blow your whistles; Toby, ring your bell, Gordon and Henry, Thomas as well. Engines, blow your whistles and let's all have some fun, Engines, blow your whistles; Let's hear the whistle song.
  • Girl: One long whistle means coming up fast.
  • Boy: Two in the fog, give two short blasts.
  • Girl: One, two, three, means clear up the line.
  • Children: Let's blow our whistles one more time! (singing) Engines, blow your whistles; Toby, ring your bell, James and Edward, Percy as well. Engines blow your whistles, and let's all have some fun, Engines blow your whistles, Let's hear the whistle song!
  • (Whistle blowing)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Percy Takes The Plunge)
  • Ringo Starr: One day, Henry wanted a rest, but Percy was talking to some engines. He was telling them about the time he had brave bad weather to help Thomas.
  • Percy: It was raining hard. Water swirled under my boiler. I couldn't see where I was going, but I struggled on.
  • Bill: Oh, Percy, you are brave.
  • Percy: Well, it wasn't anything really. Water's nothing to an engine with determination.
  • Ben: Tell us more, Percy.
  • Henry: What are you engines doing here?
  • Ringo Starr: Hissed Henry.
  • Henry: This shed is for the Fat Controller's engines. Go away. Silly things.
  • Ringo Starr: Henry snorted.
  • Percy: They're not silly.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy had been enjoying himself.
  • Henry: They are silly and so are you. Water's nothing to an engine with determination. Huh.
  • Percy: Anyway.
  • Ringo Starr: Said cheeky Percy.
  • Percy: I'm not afraid of water, I like it.
  • Ringo Starr: He ran off to the harbour singing.
  • Percy: Once an engine attached to a train, was afraid of a few drops of rain.
  • Henry: No one ever lets me forget the time I wouldn't come out of the tunnel in case the rain spoiled my paint.
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Henry. Thomas was looking at the board on the quay.
  • Thomas: Danger. We mustn't go passed it.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Thomas: That's orders.
  • Percy: Why?
  • Thomas: Danger means falling down something.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I went pass danger once, and fell down a mine.
  • Percy: I can't see a mine.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy. He didn't know that the foundations of the quay had sunk. The rails now sloped down into the sea.
  • Percy: Stupid board.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy. Percy made a plan. One day, he whispered to the trucks.
  • Percy: Will you give me a bump when we get to the quay?
  • Ringo Starr: The trucks had never asked to bump an engine before. They giggled and chattered about it.
  • Percy: Driver doesn't know my plan.
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Percy.
  • Trucks: On, on, on!
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed the trucks. Percy thought they were helping.
  • Percy: I'll pretend to stop at the station, but the trucks will push me pass the board. Then I'll make them stop. I can do that wherever I like.
  • Ringo Starr: Every wise engine knows that you cannot trust trucks.
  • Trucks: Go on, go on!
  • Ringo Starr: They yelled, and bumped Percy's driver and fireman off the footplate.
  • Percy: Ow!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy, sliding pass the board. Percy was frantic.
  • Percy: That's enough!
  • (Percy falls into the water)
  • Ringo Starr: Percy was sunk.
  • The Fat Controller: You are a very disobedient engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy knew that voice.
  • Percy: Please, sir, get me out, sir, I'm truly sorry, sir.
  • The Fat Controller: No, Percy, we cannot do that till high tide. I hope it will teach you to obey orders.
  • Percy: Yes, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: It was dark when they brought floating cranes to rescue Percy. He was too cold and stiff to move by himself.
  • (Percy is lifted onto a flatbed)
  • Ringo Starr: Next day, he was sent to the works on Henry's goods train.
  • Henry: Well, well, well!
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Henry.
  • Henry: Did you like the water?
  • Percy: No.
  • Henry: I am surprised. You need more determination, Percy. Water's nothing to an engine with determination you know. Perhaps you will like it better next time.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy is quite determined that they'll won't be a next time.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Salty)
  • Men: (singing) There's a dockside Diesel we know well, who can spin a yarn, who can tell a tale, he loves the sea and the ships that sail, Salty is his name. He works so hard, he's very very proud, his friends all love him being around, when the sun goes down they'll gather round, for a tale or a song of the sea.
  • Children: (singing) On with the sailor's song, follow on, Salty's song, follow the leader home, follow the leader home. Salty, tell us another one, Salty, spin us another one, Salty, one more story will do, Salty, oh Salty, we'll always follow you.
  • Men: (singing) Everyone knows the troublesome trucks, push their luck, get the engines stuck. But someone knows just what to do, Salty is his name. When he rolls along, he hums his song, a pretty little song, let me tag along. And his rhythm makes them follow on, homeward bound we go.
  • Children: (singing) On with the sailor's song, follow on, Salty's song, follow the leader home, follow the leader home. Salty, sing us another one, Salty, spin us another one, Salty, one more story will do, Salty, oh Salty, We'll always follow you, Salty, tell us another one, Salty, spin us another one, Salty, tell us another one do, Salty, oh Salty, we'll always follow you, we'll always follow you, we'll always follow you.
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Percy, James and The Fruitful Day)
  • Michael Angelis: It was a splendid morning on the Island of Sodor. James was feeling very pleased with himself. His red paint gleamed in the sunshine as he sped along the line. He reached the junction just as Percy puffed in with some trucks. James was surprised to see him.
  • James: What are you doing here, Percy? You should be at the station by now. You're late.
  • Percy: I know.
  • Michael Angelis: Sighed Percy.
  • Percy: These trucks had been troublesome all morning.
  • James: That's no excuse, Percy.
  • Michael Angelis: Snorted James.
  • James: Nothing should stop us. The Fat Controller relies on us to be on time. Now if you excuse me, I'll be on my way.
  • Michael Angelis: And James puffed importantly away.
  • Percy: Bossy buffers.
  • Michael Angelis: Muttered Percy. James arrived at the harbour. It was market day. The harbour yard was filled with the sweet smell of fruits from far away lands. The fruit was delivered in big ships. James watched as strawberries, oranges, melons and bananas were carefully loaded onto his trucks. Then, he set off for the station on the main line. On the way, he met Thomas.
  • James: Really reliable, that's me!
  • Michael Angelis: Panted James proudly.
  • James: Pity the same can't be sent for Percy. Peep peep, goodbye!
  • Annie and Clarabel: What was that about?
  • Michael Angelis: Gasped Annie and Clarabel.
  • Thomas: That was trouble. Trouble for James, just wait and see.
  • Michael Angelis: Percy was back in the yard and busy shunting. He had the trucks in good order and was making up for lost time. But the stationmaster had bad news.
  • Percy's Driver: What's happened?
  • Michael Angelis: Asked Percy's Driver.
  • Stationmaster: James' brakes have jammed we need Percy's help right away.
  • Michael Angelis: Percy quickly set off to the rescue. He found James stuck on the line and looking glum. Percy couldn't help laughing.
  • Percy: Got yourself in a jam eh, James? What you might call a sticky situation?
  • James: Be quiet!
  • Michael Angelis: Said James.
  • James: It's not funny having jammed brakes.
  • Percy: And not very reliable either.
  • Michael Angelis: Teased Percy.
  • Percy: I am surprised you let it happen, James. Nothing should stop us engines.
  • Percy's Driver: That's enough, Percy.
  • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
  • Percy's Driver: Can you push these trucks?
  • Percy: Of course I can.
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled Percy.
  • Percy: There's no time to lose. James has done too much of that already.
  • Michael Angelis: James angrily hissed steam as Percy was coupled to the trucks.
  • Percy: Off we go!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Percy.
  • Percy: I'll have to go fast to get there in time. These big engines are so unreliable.
  • Percy's Driver: Be careful, Percy.
  • Michael Angelis: Called his driver. But Percy was in a hurry. He didn't see that the points had failed and that he had been diverted into a siding.
  • Percy's Driver: Look out, Percy!
  • Michael Angelis: Shouted his driver and applied the brakes, but it was too late.
  • (Percy crashes into the van)
  • Michael Angelis: The driver and the fireman had jumped clear but squash fruit squirted all over Percy.
  • (The squash fruit covers Percy completely)
  • Michael Angelis: The Fat Controller arrived.
  • The Fat Controller: Percy, you were not to blame for the points failure. But I do not run a jam factory.
  • Percy: Yes, sir, no, sir.
  • Michael Angelis: And Percy squelched sadly away. That night, the shed was silent. James and Percy felt very sorry for themselves. At last, Thomas spoke.
  • Thomas: You know...
  • Michael Angelis: He said to no engine in particular.
  • Thomas: There's more than one way to get jammed. We all learned that today.
  • Michael Angelis: Still there were silence.
  • Thomas: What's more...
  • Michael Angelis: Continued Thomas.
  • Thomas: ...we also learned that sometimes when engines helped each other out of a jam, things can still go wrong.
  • Voice: So?
  • Michael Angelis: Said a voice.
  • Thomas: So...
  • Michael Angelis: Finished Thomas.
  • Thomas: ...that means learned a lot today. And therefore...
  • Michael Angelis: Then came a chorus.
  • Engines: We're really useful engines after all!
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Boo Boo Choo Choo)
  • Children: Boo!
  • (Owl hoots)
  • Boy: What's that moving in the corner?
  • Girl: What's that shadow on the wall?
  • Children: (singing) Don't be afraid, don't be scared. It really is nothing at all.
  • Boy: But I saw something in the corner.
  • Girl: I saw that shadow on the wall.
  • Children: (singing) It's just your imagination.
  • Girl: Look! It's just the wise old owl. (whooo)
  • Children: (singing) Boo boo, choo choo Don't be afraid of the dark It's easily explained you see Why things go bump in the night - Boo! Boo boo, choo choo Don't wander from your track And don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be Don't be afraid of the dark. The little engine wondered He thought and thought all night Really nothing's changed, it's just the same Just daylight turned to night.
  • Girl: But something moved in the corner. A shadow crossed the wall.
  • Children: (singing) He closed his eyes, counted ten.
  • Girl: And remembered the wise old owl.
  • (whooo)
  • Children: (singing) Boo, boo, choo choo Don't be afraid of the dark When the lights go out and you have your doubts Why things go bump in the night - Boo! Boo boo, choo choo Don't wander from your mark And don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be Don't be afraid of the dark.
  • (Whistling)
  • (Owl hoots)
  • Children: (singing) So, don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be Don't be afraid of the dark. Boo boo, choo choo Don't be afraid of the dark It's easily explained you see Why things go bump in the night - Boo! Boo boo, choo choo Don't wander from your track And don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be Don't be afraid of the dark.
  • (Owl hoots)
  • Boy: What's that moving in the corner?
  • Girl: What's that shadow on the wall?
  • Children: (singing) Don't be afraid, don't be scared It really is nothing at all.
  • Boy: But I saw something in the corner.
  • Girl: A shadow crossed the wall.
  • Children: (singing) It's just your imagination.
  • Girl: Look! It's just the wise old owl.
  • (whooo)
  • Children: (singing) Boo boo, choo choo Don't be afraid of the dark It's easily explained you see Why things go bump in the night - Boo! Boo boo, choo choo Don't wander from your track And don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be Don't be afraid of the dark No, don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be (laughs) Don't be afraid of the dark. Boo!
  • (Owl hoots)
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Old Iron)
  • Ringo Starr: One day, James have to wait at the station till Edward and his train came in. This made him cross.
  • James: Late again!
  • Ringo Starr: Edward laughed and James fumed again. After James had finished his work, he went back to the yard, and puffed on to the turntable. He was still feeling very bad tempered.
  • James: Edward is impossible!
  • Ringo Starr: He grumbled to the others.
  • James: He clanks about like a lot of "old iron" and he is so slow, he makes us wait!
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas and Percy were indigent.
  • Percy: Old iron!? Slow!?
  • Thomas: Why, Edward could beat you in a race any day!
  • James: Really?!
  • Ringo Starr: Said James.
  • James: I should like to see him do it.
  • Ringo Starr: Next morning, James' driver was suddenly taking ill. He could hardly stand, so the fireman uncoupled James ready for shunting. James was impatient. Suddenly, the signalman shouted. There was James puffing away down the line.
  • Signalman: All traffic halted!
  • Ringo Starr: He announced at last. Then he told the fireman what had happened.
  • Signalman: Two boys were on James' footplate fiddling with the controls.
  • Fireman: Whew.
  • Signalman: They tumbled off and ran when James started.
  • (Phone rings)
  • Ringo Starr: The signalman answered the telephone.
  • Signalman: Yes? He's here? Right, I'll tell him. The inspector's coming at once. He wants a shunter's pole and a coil of wire rope.
  • Fireman: What for?
  • Ringo Starr: Wondered the fireman.
  • Signalman: Search me, but you better get them quickly.
  • Ringo Starr: The fireman was ready when Edward arrived. The inspector saw the pole and a rope.
  • Inspector: Good man, jump in.
  • Edward: We'll catch him, we'll catch him.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Edward. James was laughing.
  • James: What a lark! What a lark!
  • Ringo Starr: He chuckled to himself. Suddenly, he was going faster and faster. He realized that he had no driver.
  • James: What shall I do? I can't stop! Help! Help!
  • Edward: We're coming, we're coming!
  • Ringo Starr: Called Edward. Edward was panting up behind with every ounce of steam he had. At last, he caught up with James.
  • Edward's Driver: Steady, Edward.
  • Ringo Starr: Called his driver. The inspector stood on Edward's front holding a noose of rope in the crook of the shunter's pole. He was trying to slip it over James' buffer. The engines swayed and lurched. At last...
  • Inspector: Got him!
  • Ringo Starr: He shouted. He pulled the noose tight. Gently braking, Edward's driver checked the engines' speed, and James' fireman scrambled across and took control.
  • Edward: So the "old iron" caught you after all.
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Edward.
  • James: I'm sorry.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered James.
  • James: Thank you for saving me. You were splendid, Edward.
  • Edward: That's all right.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Edward. The engines arrived at the station side by side. The Fat Controller was waiting.
  • The Fat Controller: A fine piece of work.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: James, you can rest, and then take your train. I'm proud of you, Edward. You shall go to the works and have your worn parts mended.
  • Edward: Oh, thank you, Sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: It'll be lovely not to clank.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin The Red Balloon)
  • Children: (singing) There's so much to see on the Island of Sodor, Waterfalls and windmills, valleys of green. All this and more on the Island of Sodor, Colourful carpet for all to see.
  • Girl: (singing) People happily ride round the Island Flying so high in a big red balloon.
  • Children: (singing) From mountains high and down to the seaside Everyone wishing they'll all come back soon High in the red balloon Up above looking down on everyone You can touch the moon High in the red balloon Floating and spinning and climbing and rising Way up high, look see the red balloon.
  • Girl: (singing) Float over castles and church spires below them Cricket being played on the quaint village green.
  • Children: (singing) Everyone waves at the big red balloon Prettiest picture they've ever seen James sees the red balloon Floating high, wishing he could be like him High in the sky He waits where the river bends.
  • Girl: (singing softly) Waiting to see his friend, hoping he will come again.
  • Children: (singing) Wishing and hoping and waiting and dreaming of flying high Just James and the red balloon.
  • Girl: (singing) James and the red balloon.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Trucks)
  • Michael Angelis: Every day when the little engines worked, the crisp air was suddenly filled with familiar noise. The lakes and mountains have many visitors, and Harold the Helicopter flies the sky, making sure that no one's in trouble.
  • Harold: All present and correct. Time to return to base.
  • Michael Angelis: Then Harold noticed something. A sturdy diesel was coming round the mountainside. Harold flew lower for a closer inspection.
  • Harold: I'm Harold. Who are you?
  • Rusty: I'm Rusty.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied the diesel.
  • Harold: Don't recall seeing you before. What brings you this way?
  • Rusty: The Fat Controller sent me to help the other engines.
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed Rusty. This was no time to chat with a helicopter.
  • Harold: Well done, cheers, and keep up the good work!
  • Rusty: Cheeky chopper.
  • Michael Angelis: Muttered Rusty.
  • Driver: Not long now.
  • Michael Angelis: Encouraged the driver.
  • Driver: We'll soon be at the top station.
  • Michael Angelis: Peter Sam and Sir Handel were glad to see Rusty. Even so, Sir Handel wouldn't stop grumbling. The trucks didn't like Sir Handel and wanted to play tricks on him.
  • Gordon: No one understands our feelings.
  • Michael Angelis: Sympathized Gordon.
  • Gordon: Now if you were ill, you couldn't shunt trucks, could you?
  • Sir Handel: Good idea.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: I'll try it.
  • Michael Angelis: He did so next morning.
  • Sir Handel: I don't feel well.
  • Michael Angelis: He groaned. There wasn't time for examine him, so some of his trucks were coupled behind Peter Sam's coaches. Rusty promised to followed with the rest. Peter Sam didn't mind the extra work. He left his coaches at the station and trundled cheerfully on. Soon they reached the quarry where the trucks were needed. Empty trucks at the bottom of a slope are hitched to a steel rope. Loaded ones at the top are hitched to another. By their weight, loaded trucks were down the steep slope, pulling the empty ones up. Peter Sam doing waited at the bottom of a slope for the loaded trucks. He never bumped trucks unless they misbehave. But the loaded trucks couldn't see him properly. They thought he was Sir Handel. They're chance for trickery had come.
  • Loaded Trucks: Faster! Faster!
  • Michael Angelis: They yelled.
  • Empty Trucks: No, no!
  • Michael Angelis: Wailed the empty trucks.
  • Empty Trucks: It's Peter Sam!
  • Michael Angelis: But it was no use.
  • Loaded Trucks: Hurrah, hurrah!
  • Michael Angelis: Roared the trucks. Peter Sam shut his eyes.
  • (The trucks crash into Peter Sam, causing his funnel to be broken in the process)
  • Peter Sam: Peep! Peep!
  • Michael Angelis: Wailed Peter Sam. Rusty was working nearby and came to help clear out the mess.
  • Rusty: Bust my buffers!
  • Michael Angelis: Exclaimed Rusty.
  • Rusty: Never mind, Peter Sam. We'll get you out.
  • Michael Angelis: Peter Sam felt battered. His funnel was cracked and his boiler dented.
  • Peter Sam: Thank you, Rusty.
  • Michael Angelis: He sighed and limped slowly home.
  • Sir Handel: I'm sorry about your accident.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: I always stand well back. Trucks don't like me.
  • Peter Sam: Why didn't you warn me?
  • Sir Handel: I didn't think.
  • The Fat Controller: You never do. You can start thinking now while you're doing Peter Sam's work as well as your own. That'll teach you to pretend you were ill.
  • Michael Angelis: Sir Handel did start thinking about Gordon. When the wreckage was cleared away, Rusty set off along the line.
  • Harold: Splendid to see you again.
  • Michael Angelis: Whizzed Harold.
  • Harold: I've completing my evenings look about.
  • Rusty: Well done!
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Rusty.
  • Rusty: Keep up the good work!
  • Michael Angelis: And the little diesel purred back home.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Never Never Never Give Up)
  • Children: (singing) If you climb the highest mountain, Cross the river deep, Maybe you'll find it's never as easy As it first appears.
  • Men: (singing) As it first appears.
  • Children: (singing) Just remember not to worry, Or get down at heart Never lose faith in positive thinking You'll be amazed when you achieve All the things you start.
  • Men: (singing) All the things you start.
  • Children: (singing) So, Never, never, never give up even though the going's tough Don't stop trying, when you're tiring, and you're out of puff No, never, never, never give up even though you're feeling rough If at first you don't succeed, never, never, never give up If at first you don't succeed, Then try and try again Nothing in life is ever as easy But you get there in the end
  • Men: (singing) Get there in the end.
  • Children: (singing) So blow your cares and woes behind you Start a brand new day Nothing can stop you reaching your goal If you're determined, you can do it You will find a way.
  • Men: (singing) You will find a way.
  • Children: (singing) So, Never, never, never give up even though the going's tough Don't stop trying, when you're tiring, and you're out of puff No, never, never, never give up even though you're feeling rough If at first you don't succeed, never, never, never give up Some things seem impossible, answers hard to find No matter how improbable, you won't know until you try You can do whatever you choose it just takes a little luck So remember never, never, never give up Never, never, never give up even though the going's tough Don't stop trying, when you're tiring, and you're out of puff No, never, never, never give up even though you're feeling rough If at first you don't succeed, never, never, never give up So, Never, never, never give up even though the going's tough Don't stop trying, when you're tiring, and you're out of puff No, never, never, never give up even though you're feeling rough If at first you don't succeed, never, never, never give up! Never, never, never give up, Never, never, never give up!
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin James and The Coaches)
  • Ringo Starr: James was enjoying his life on the Island of Sodor, but he still had a lot to learn.
  • The Fat Controller: You're a special mixed traffic engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: You can pull coaches or trucks quite easily, but you must learn by your mistakes.
  • Ringo Starr: James knew what the Fat Controller meant. He could well remember that dreadful accident on his first day.
  • Edward: Be careful with the coaches, James.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: They don't like being bumped.
  • Ringo Starr: Everyone came to admire James.
  • James: I'm a really splendid engine.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought and suddenly let off steam. A shower of water fell on the Fat Controller's nice new top hat. Just then, the guard blew his whistle and James thought they had better go.
  • James: Go on, go on!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed to Edward.
  • Edward: Don't push, don't push!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Edward. The coaches were grumbling too.
  • Coaches: Don't go so fast, don't go so fast!
  • Ringo Starr: But James didn't listen. When at last they stopped at the next station two coaches were beyond the platform. They have to go back to let the passengers out. But no one seems to know about the Fat Controller's top hat, so James felt happier. Presently they came to the station where Thomas was waiting with his two coaches.
  • Thomas: Hello, James.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Feeling better? That's right. Oh, that's my guard's whistle. I must go. I don't know what the Fat Controller to do without me to run this branch line.
  • Ringo Starr: And he puffed off importantly. Edward and James passed the field where James had had his accident. The fences were mended and the cows were back again. They ended their journey and rested before setting off for home. James was still wondering what the Fat Controller would have to say about his top hat. Next morning, the Fat Controller spoke severely to him.
  • The Fat Controller: If you can't behave, I shall take away your red coat and have you painted blue.
  • Ringo Starr: James didn't like that at all. He was very rough with the grumbling coaches as he brought them to the platform.
  • James: Don't talk, come on!
  • Ringo Starr: He called to them.
  • James: Gordon never fetches his own coaches.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought to himself.
  • James: And he's only painted blue.
  • Ringo Starr: To make James even more cross, this time no one came near him.
  • James: I'll show them.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • James: They think Gordon is the only engine who can pull coaches. Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed James.
  • Coaches: You're going too fast, you're going to fast!
  • Ringo Starr: Replied the coaches. James laughed and tried to go faster, but the coaches wouldn't let him.
  • Coaches: We're going to stop!
  • Ringo Starr: They said.
  • Coaches: We're going to stop!
  • (James soon comes to a complete halt)
  • James: What's the matter?
  • Ringo Starr: James asked his driver.
  • Driver: The brakes were hard on, leak in the pipe most likely. You banged the coaches enough to make a leak in anything.
  • Guard: How should we mend it?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked the guard.
  • Driver: We'll do it with newspaper and a leather bootlace.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied the driver.
  • Guard: Well, where's the bootlace coming from?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked the guard.
  • Driver: Ask the passengers.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
  • Guard: You have a leather bootlace there I see, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the guard to a smartly dressed man.
  • Conductor: Please give it to me.
  • Man: I won't.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the man.
  • Guard: Then...
  • Ringo Starr: Said the guard.
  • Guard: I'm afraid the train will just stop where it is.
  • Ringo Starr: The passengers all said what a bad railway it was. Then they told the man how bad he was instead. Everyone was very cross. At last, he handed his laces over. The driver tied a pad of newspapers tightly round the hole in the brake pipe, and James was able to pull the train. But he was a sadder and wiser James, and took care never to bump coaches again.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Night Train)
  • Children: (singing) See how the night sky glows, See the light from the night train, The fire glow from the night train. On down the line he blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! On down the line he blows. All through the night he goes. Hear the sound of the night train, The chugga-chug-chugg of the night train. Hear how his whistle blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! Hear how his whistle blows. Pulling, heaving, big engine breathing. Pistons pushing side by side. Driver checking, gauging, peering, Fireman stoking by his side. On down the line they go. Fast track for the mail train, Clear away for the post train. Non-stop all night they go... Woooooo-oooooo!!! Non-stop all night they go. See how the night sky glows. Clear ahead for the night train, Green light for the night train. On down the track he blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! On down the track he blows. Dawn is breaking, sleepy town waking. Children waving, watch him go. Freight trains, milk trains, Boat trains waiting, Stand aside to let him go. There in the morning glow The sunlight on the night train, Silhouettes the night train. On down the line he blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! There in the morning glow. On down the line he blows Hear the sound of the night train, The chugga-chug-chugg of the night train. Hear how his whistle blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! Hear how his whistle blows. On down the line he blows, On down the line he blows.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Gallant Old Engine)
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: 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 Rheneas to do with me?
  • Skarloey: Rheneas saved our railway.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Skarloey.
  • Peter Sam: Please tell us about it.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Peter Sam.
  • Skarloey: Well.
  • Michael Angelis: Began Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: It was before you came here. Things were bad. Rheneas and I have to keep the trains running or I'll railway will have to close.
  • Peter Sam: How awful.
  • Michael Angelis: Murmured Peter Sam.
  • Skarloey: I've tried hard.
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: He'd say.
  • Rheneas: The passengers wouldn't like it.
  • Duncan: Pshaw!
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed Duncan. He had stopped on the viaduct and hadn't cared at all.
  • Skarloey: Passengers.
  • Michael Angelis: Continued Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Get cross if you stopped on the wrong places. Rheneas stopped on the wrong place once and this is what happened.
  • Michael Angelis: One wet and windy afternoon and the rails were dammed, Rheneas was traveling home with a full train. They were even passengers and the guard's van. 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.
  • Michael Angelis: He thought.
  • Rheneas: Now we're away.
  • Michael Angelis: But they weren't.
  • Rheneas: Aah, I've got cramp!
  • Michael Angelis: He groaned. And Rheneas stopped on the loneliness part of the line. His driver examine 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.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Rheneas. Rheneas did his best.
  • Rheneas: If I fail.
  • Michael Angelis: He thought to himself.
  • Rheneas: The passengers will be cross and the railway will close.
  • Michael Angelis: 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!
  • Michael Angelis: He wheezed.
  • Passengers: Thank you for giving us home.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the passengers.
  • Passengers: We'll tell all our friends what a fine railway this is.
  • Michael Angelis: His driver was delighted.
  • Driver: You're a gallant little engine.
  • Michael Angelis: He said to Rheneas.
  • Driver: When you're rested we'll mend you, so you'll be ready for tomorrow.
  • Skarloey: And...
  • Michael Angelis: Smiled Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Rheneas was always ready for tomorrow.
  • Duncan: Thank you for telling us about him.
  • Michael Angelis: Whispered Duncan.
  • Duncan: I was wrong. Passengers are important after all.
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: He whispered to Skarloey.
  • Rheneas: This helps an engine feel that at last he has really come home.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Troublesome Trucks)
  • Children: (singing) The engines always think they are so clever, And so they like to bump the trucks around, They bump them in the sidings, they bump the in the yards. They better beware, they better take care, They better be on their guards. Because those Troublesome Trucks will get the engines every time. Troublesome Trucks will run the engines off the line. They push them here, push them there till they go too fast. Then they push them once again laughing while they crash. Troublesome Trucks will get the engines every time. Troublesome Trucks will run the engines off the line. They don't care how big they are to them it's just a game, Those Troublesome Trucks will get them all the same. Diesel thinks he is so very smart, Bumping all the trucks around the yard. He gets them all in line, then bumps them one more time, Now, he thinks that he's in charge. The trucks decide to play another joke, And Diesel's plans will all go up in smoke. He pulls and he pulls until he breaks the chain. On, on, on! He's off the rails again! Because those Troublesome Trucks will get the engines every time. Troublesome Trucks will run the engines off the line. They push them here, push them there till they go too fast. Then they push them once again laughing while they crash. Troublesome Trucks will get the engines every time. Troublesome Trucks will run the engines off the line. They don't care how big they are to them it's just a game. Those Troublesome Trucks will get them all the same. The engines all try hard to make this stand, Looking for a way to foil their plans. Nothing seems to work. It's just makes matters worse. Trucks are always on the hand. They find their time until they get their chance when noone is expecting it they pounce. They push and they push until it's all too late. On, on, on! The trucks have won again! Because those Troublesome Trucks will get the engines every time. Troublesome Trucks will run the engines off the line. They push them here, push them there till they go too fast. Then they push them once again laughing while they crash. Troublesome Trucks will get the engines every time. Troublesome Trucks will run the engines off the line. They don't care how big they are to them it's just a game. Those Troublesome Trucks will get them all the same. They don't care how big they are to them it's just a game. Those Troublesome Trucks will get them all the same.
  • (Troublesome Trucks giggling)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Trouble In The Shed)
  • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller sat in his office listening to the noise outside. The passengers were angry. The stationmaster came in.
  • Stationmaster: There's trouble in the shed, sir. Henry was sulking. There's no train and the passengers are saying this is a bad railway.
  • The Fat Controller: Indeed.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: We cannot allow that.
  • Ringo Starr: He found Gordon, James and Henry looking very cross.
  • The Fat Controller: Come along, Henry. It's time your train was ready.
  • Gordon: Henry's not going!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: We won't shunt like common tank engines. That was Thomas' job. We are important tender engines. You fetch our coaches and we will pull them. Tender engines don't shunt.
  • The Fat Controller: Oh, indeed.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: We'll see about that. Engines on my railway do as they are told.
  • Ringo Starr: And he hurried away to find Edward.
  • The Fat Controller: The yard has never been the same since Thomas left to run his branch line.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought sadly. Edward was shunting.
  • The Fat Controller: Leave those trucks please, Edward.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: I want you to push coaches for me in the yard.
  • Edward: Thank you, sir. That will be a nice change.
  • The Fat Controller: That's a good engine. Off you go then.
  • Ringo Starr: So Edward found coaches for the three engines and that day, the train's ran as usual. But next morning, Edward looked unhappy. Gordon came clanking pass hissing rudely.
  • The Fat Controller: Bless me!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: What a noise!
  • Edward: They all hissed me, Sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered Edward.
  • Edward: They say tender engines don't shunt and last night they said I have black wheels. I haven't have I, sir?
  • The Fat Controller: No Edward, you have nice blue ones, and I'm proud of you. Tender engines do shunt, but all the same we do need another tank engine here.
  • Ringo Starr: He went to the workshop and they showed them all sorts of engines. At last, he saw a smart little green engine with four wheels.
  • The Fat Controller: That's the one.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • The Fat Controller: If I choose you, will you work hard?
  • Percy: Oh sir, yes sir.
  • The Fat Controller: That's a good engine. I'll call you Percy.
  • Percy: Yes sir, thank you sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy. And the Fat Controller brought him back to the yard.
  • The Fat Controller: Edward.
  • Ringo Starr: He called.
  • The Fat Controller: Here's Percy. Will you show him everything?
  • Ringo Starr: Percy soon learned what he had to do and they had a happy afternoon. Then Henry came by hissing as usual.
  • Percy: Wheesh!
  • Ringo Starr: Went Percy. Henry jumped and ran back to the shed.
  • Edward: How beautifully you wheeshed him!
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed Edward.
  • Edward: I can't wheesh like that.
  • Percy: Oh.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy.
  • Percy: That's nothing. You should hear them in the workshop. You have to wheesh loudly to make yourself heard.
  • Ringo Starr: Next morning, Thomas arrived.
  • Thomas: The Fat Controller sent to me. I expect he wants help.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to Edward.
  • Edward: Sh, sh, here he comes.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Edward.
  • The Fat Controller: Well done, Thomas, you've been quick. Listen, Henry, Gordon and James are sulking they say they won't shunt like common tank engines, so I have shut them up and I want you both to run a line for a while.
  • Thomas: Common tank engines indeed.
  • Ringo Starr: Snorted Thomas.
  • Thomas: We'll show them.
  • The Fat Controller: And Percy will help too.
  • Percy: Oh sir, yes sir, please sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered Percy. Edward and Thomas worked the main line greeting each other as they pass by. Percy puffed along the branch line. Thomas was anxious about Annie and Clarabel, but both driver and guard promise to take care of them. They were fewer trains but the passengers didn't mind. They knew the three other engines were having a lesson. Gordon, James and Henry were cold, lonely and miserable. They wish now they haven't been so silly.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Come For The Ride)
  • Girl: (singing) All your friends on the railway would like you all to see.
  • Children: (singing) Just how much fun rockin' on the railway can be.
  • Boy: (singing) So won't you come along and join them for the ride.
  • Children: (singing) Just hang on tight, catch your breath, and come for the ride! Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway, Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life?
  • Boy: (singing) Watch Duncan go, he can really rock 'n' roll.
  • Children: (singing) He can slip, he can slide, he can sway from side to side.
  • Girl: (singing) So when you hear him coming and you hear his whistle blow.
  • Children: (singing) You'd better step aside 'cause he can go go go! Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway, Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? Now we're really moving, movin' to an' fro. Everyone around shouting "More! More! More!" Can't get enough, can't get enough of these thrills. And just when you think you can't take anymore. You'd better hang on tight 'cause here we go again. Slip slide come for the ride! Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? Now Gordon's in a hurry, 'cause Thomas made him wait. We'll have to go much faster, we really can't be late. Soon the coach was rockin', it swayed from side to side.
  • Girl: (singing) With the bath water spillin' and a-splashin' inside.
  • Children: (singing) Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' an' a-reelin' on the railway tonight. Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? Come for the ride!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Toad Stands By)
  • Michael Angelis: Oliver had been to the works to be mended. Some troublesome trucks 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 trucks.
  • Oliver: I rather not used them.
  • Michael Angelis: He puffed to himself. But the trucks sang songs rude and loud. Scruffey, their leader, led the chorus.
  • Trucks 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!
  • Michael Angelis: Thomas, Duck and Percy were shocked.
  • Thomas: Be quiet!
  • Michael Angelis: They ordered, but they couldn't be anywhere, and everywhere they went, the trucks began again.
  • Trucks: Oliver's no use at all, thinks he's very clever, says that he can manage us, that's the best joke ever!
  • Michael Angelis: At last the engines gave up.
  • Thomas: We're sorry, Oliver.
  • Michael Angelis: They said.
  • Oliver: It's really my fault.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Oliver sadly.
  • Oliver: I shouldn't fallen into the turntable well.
  • Michael Angelis: 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?
  • Michael Angelis: 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: Of course, Toad.
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: Conceded Duck.
  • Duck: But I must hurry. My passengers will be waiting. Good luck.
  • Oliver: So long.
  • Michael Angelis: Smiled Oliver bravely, but he felt dreadfully nervous inside. Oliver marshalled with the worst trucks two by two.
  • Toad: That's the way, Mr. Oliver.
  • Michael Angelis: Whispered Toad.
  • Toad: And if you hadn't leave Scruffey till last, you'll have him behind you. You can bump him if he starts his nonsense.
  • (Oliver ???
  • Scruffey: Hold back, hold back!
  • Michael Angelis: Whispered Scruffey.
  • Scruffey: And pass the word to the others.
  • Michael Angelis: The silly trucks giggled.
  • (Trucks giggling)
  • Michael Angelis: 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!
  • Michael Angelis: Groaned Scruffey.
  • Scruffey: I don't like this!
  • Duck: Go it!
  • Michael Angelis: Yelled Duck.
  • Duck: Well done, boy, well done!
  • Scruffey: Oh!
  • Michael Angelis: Wailed Scruffey.
  • Scruffey: Oh-oh-oh! I'm coming apart!
  • (Scruffey breaks himself apart)
  • Michael Angelis: And he did. Then there was trouble.
  • The Fat Controller: Well, Oliver, so you don't know your own strength, is that it?
  • Oliver: (stuttering) N-N-No, sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Oliver nervously. The Fat Controller inspected Scruffey.
  • The Fat Controller: As I thought. Rotten wood rusty frames. Maybe if we put you back together, you'll learn yourself a better name.
  • Michael Angelis: Nowadays, Oliver only takes the trucks when the other engines were busy. But they always quick to warn each other.
  • Trucks: Take care with Mr. Oliver. If you play tricks on him, you'll never be the same truck again!
  • Michael Angelis: Scruffey has learned his lesson and says nothing at all.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin James The Really Splendid Engine)
  • Children: (singing) He's a really splendid engine, everybody knows, But he does go on and on and on, always telling us so! He is a splendid fellow, but he really is quite vain. Who do we mean?
  • Girl: You got it!
  • Children: James!
  • (Guard's whistle blows)
  • Children: (singing) Take a look who's coming down the track, Make way for James, hooray for James. Shiny shiny paint with the jet-black stack, Make way for James, hooray for James. What it is for certain and we really should note.
  • Girl: It's indisputable, but let's take a vote.
  • Children: (singing) He's the really splendid engine with the bright red coat. James, (ee-oh) He can brag all day - how fast he goes, How good he looks — he's such a pose. But what about the time he got covered in mud, Oh, what a dope, what a dud! But up and down the line you'll hear the others say, "Despite his vanity, he really is okay. Dependable, reliable, and seldom late, We all think James is great!" Speeding down the line like a lightning flash, Make way for James, hooray for James. Hang on to your hat as he whooshes past, Make way for James, hooray for James.
  • Girl: He really knows how to stage a show.
  • Boy: You gotta stand back and watch him go.
  • Children: (singing) He's the really splendid engine with the bright red coat.
  • (Guard's whistle blows)
  • Children: Whoo! (singing) Look who's swaning it down the track. Make way for James, hooray for James. He never looks up, he never looks back, Make way for James, hooray for James. A tad conceited, and really quite vain, He knows we love him just the same. Take a look who's coming down the track, Make way for James, hooray for James. Shiny shiny paint with the jet-black stack. Make way for James, hooray for James. He's the really splendid engine, shiny, shiny engine. He's the really splendid engine, yep, that's our James.
  • Man: That's James!
  • (Percy's whistle toots)
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Paint Pots and Queens)
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon the Big Engine and Thomas the Tank Engine puff buffer to buffer back home. It had been a busy day. First Thomas had teased Gordon about the time that the big engine had slid into a ditch. Then Thomas fell down a mine and Gordon came to his rescue.
  • Gordon: Remember, Thomas.
  • Michael Angelis: Called Gordon grandly.
  • Gordon: United we stand, together we fall. You helped me and I'll helped you.
  • Thomas: I'll remember.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: But I hope the Fat Controller forgives us soon.
  • Michael Angelis: Suddenly, they notice something. As the two engines whistled in their sheds, everywhere they look, they saw paint pots and painters.
  • Thomas: Bust my buffers!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: What's happening?
  • Percy: Shh!
  • Michael Angelis: Whispered Percy.
  • Percy: The Fat Controller's going to tell us now.
  • The Fat Controller: Ladies, gentlemen and engines, I am honored to form you that her majesty the Queen herself was coming here to visit us. Now, on with the preparations.
  • Michael Angelis: The engines wondered who would pull the Royal Train.
  • Edward: I'm too old to pull important trains.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Edward sadly.
  • Gordon: I'm in disgrace.
  • Michael Angelis: Sighed Gordon.
  • James: He'll choose me, of course.
  • Michael Angelis: Boasted James.
  • Henry: You?!
  • Michael Angelis: Snorted Henry.
  • Henry: You can't climb hills! He'll ask me to pull the train, and I'll have a new coat of paint.
  • Michael Angelis: Then the rain came. Henry's driver and fireman covered out their cab to keep dry. A painter was on a lantern above the line. Henry's smoke blew high into the air. The painter couldn't see. Both he and the paint pot fell all over Henry.
  • (The paint falls on top of Henry)
  • Michael Angelis: Poor Henry!
  • Painter: Well, you're not a pretty picture.
  • Michael Angelis: Sneered the painter. The Fat Controller spoke next.
  • The Fat Controller: You look like an iced-cake, Henry. That won't do for the Royal Train. I must make other arrangements.
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon and Thomas were waiting for him.
  • Gordon and Thomas: Please, Sir.
  • The Fat Controller: One at a time.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: Yes, Gordon?
  • Gordon: May Thomas have his Branch Line again?
  • The Fat Controller: Hmm... I think you are both sorry and deserve a treat. Edward will go and front to clear the line, Thomas will look after the coaches and Gordon will pull the train.
  • Michael Angelis: The great day came. All the engines work hard bringing people to the town. Thomas sorted out their coaches in the yard.
  • (Engines whistling)
  • Michael Angelis: Edward steamed in.
  • Edward: Peep! The Queen is here!
  • Michael Angelis: Then Gordon whistled as he approached the station. Everyone knew that sound. The queen's train glided into the station. Gordon was spotless and his brass shown brightly. The Fat Controller stood to attention.
  • The Fat Controller: Welcome, ma'am.
  • Michael Angelis: The queen thanked him for a splendid run and ask to see all the engines.
  • Toby and Percy: Peep peep!
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled Toby and Percy.
  • Henry and James: Shh!
  • Michael Angelis: Hissed Henry and James. But Toby and Percy didn't care.
  • Percy: Three cheers for the queen! Peep peep!
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled the engines. When it was time to leave, the queen spoke specially to Thomas who fetch her coaches, then to Edward, and finally to Gordon who took her away. No engines ever felt prouder than those of the Fat Controller's Railway.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Down By The Docks)
  • Children: (singing) Down by the docks, that's the place to be, Down by the docks, gateway to the sea, Down by the dockside, we are the team, Working together, just like family. Down by the docks, you're never on your own, Down by the docks, it's really home from home, Down by the dockside, down by the dockside. Down by the dockside, is where we want to be. Salty! Chief Diesel at the docks, He's the tough guy. He's the one who sorts the trucks. He's the one to see, in emergencies... He's the one to see. Tirelessly working, never complaining, Part of the dockside team... Cranky! Looking down on everyone, Always working. Lifting cargo by the ton. And he's up so high, he can reach the sky... Part of the dockside team. Whatever the weather, you'll see him out there, Part of the dockside team... Down by the docks, that's the place to be, Down by the docks, gateway to the sea, Down by the dockside, we are the team, Working together, just like family. Down by the docks, you're never on your own, Down by the docks, it's really home from home, Down by the dockside, down by the dockside. Down by the dockside, is where we want to be. Sailors! Who have crossed the seven seas, Sailing homeward. Bringing all and sundry. And the trade winds blow their ships back home... Safely to the shore. We are the workers, stoking the boilers Of Sodor's industry... Down by the docks, that's the place to be, Down by the docks, gateway to the sea, Down by the dockside, we are the team, Working together, just like family. Down by the docks, you're never on your own, Down by the docks, it's really home from home, Down by the dockside, down by the dockside. Down by the dockside, is where we want to be. Down by the dockside, down by the dockside Down by the dockside, is where we want to be.
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and The Special Letter)
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: Toby looked up in the sky.
  • Toby: Where?
  • Thomas: Not up there, down here.
  • Michael Angelis: Laughed Thomas.
  • Toby: How come something be up when it's down?
  • Michael Angelis: Thomas was too excited to explain.
  • Thomas: Bust my buffers! Look over there!
  • Michael Angelis: Mavis, BoCo, Bill, Ben, Donald, Oliver and Douglas paraded past.
  • Douglas: Good evening, you three.
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled Donald.
  • Douglas: Aren't we all a fine sight?
  • Toby: Very splendid indeed.
  • Michael Angelis: Admired Toby.
  • Douglas: Sorry we can't stop. The Fat Controller wants us all together at the station.
  • Thomas: What is this about?
  • Michael Angelis: Asked Thomas.
  • Driver: The Fat Controller has a plan.
  • Michael Angelis: Answered his driver.
  • Driver: Come on.
  • Michael Angelis: So they followed the other engines to the big station at the end of the line.
  • (Engines whistling)
  • The Fat Controller: Silence!
  • Michael Angelis: Called the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: I have an important letter to read from a little girl who is five years old. (reading) "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...
  • Michael Angelis: Continued the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: ...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!
  • Michael Angelis: The engines whistled.
  • The Fat Controller: Silence!
  • Michael Angelis: Called the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: Other engines will be working here while you were away so please show them what to do.
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: He puffed.
  • Thomas: The Fat Controller 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.
  • Michael Angelis: Then Thomas made his mistake.
  • Thomas: Just like this!
  • Michael Angelis: He boasted.
  • (Thomas bursts into the buffers, hits through a fence, rolls down a slope and smashes into a wall)
  • Michael Angelis: No one was hurt, but Thomas' front was badly bent. They telephoned to the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: I'll send up the workmen.
  • Michael Angelis: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: But if they can't mend Thomas in time, we'll have to go to the big city without him.
  • Michael Angelis: Poor Thomas. 8'o clock 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. The Fat Controller looked at his watch.
  • The Fat Controller: I'll wait one more minute for Thomas and then we have to go.
  • Thomas: Oh, thank goodness you're still here.
  • Michael Angelis: Panted Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: I hope we're not late as it's just after eight.
  • Michael Angelis: The guard blew his whistle and waved his flag. The engines cheered.
  • Engines: Look out, big city, here we come!
  • Michael Angelis: And the cavalcade puffed away. Later at the big city, all the engines were lined up in their splendid shed. The Children were delighted to meet their friends.
  • Thomas: I'm glad the little girl wrote to us.
  • Michael Angelis: Whispered Thomas to Percy.
  • Thomas: Isn't it wonderful what happiness a letter can bring?
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Sir Topham Hatt)
  • (Gordon's whistle toots)
  • Children (singing): His name is Sir Topham Hatt. Some people say he's - Stout!! Rather rotund, really quite round. But he doesn't see it like that.
  • Girl: He's considered he's a gentleman of merit.
  • Boy: With a railway exquisitely fine.
  • Children: (singing) But his main aim is to see that his trains run right on time. Sir Top, Sir Topham Hatt. He's the head of the railway. There is no doubt about that controller of the line. It's as plain as plain can be for everyone to see that it's the Fat Controller's railway. One day he was having breakfast, when Thomas decided to call. He arrived unexpected and quite uninvited straight through the dining room wall.
  • Boy: My goodness! Said the controller. Why didn't you knock at the door?
  • Children: (singing) This won't do at all just look at my wall and my breakfast on the floor. Sir Top, Sir Topham Hatt. He's the head of the railway there is no doubt about that controller of the line. It's plain as plain can be for everyone to see that it's the Fat Controller's railway. He's so proud of his engines each and everyone. And though he's strict and meticulous, favorites he has none. If ever there is trouble, you know who will be there.
  • Girl: If there's ever a crash a smash or a muddle, he's there on the double, no trouble.
  • Children: (singing) Cause it's the Fat Controller's railway. When Henry stayed in the tunnel, everyone tried to push. But Sir Topham Hatt would have none of that.
  • Boy: My doctor has forbidden me to push.
  • Children: (singing) And one day the wind blew his hat off.
  • Girl: A goat in the field saw his chance.
  • Children: (singing) He just picked up the hat, said thank you for that and ate it up for lunch. Sir Top, Sir Topham Hatt. He's the head of the railway. There is no doubt about that controller of the line. It's plain as plain can be for everyone to see that it's the Fat Controller's railway. Sir Top, Sir Topham Hatt. He's the head of the railway. There is no doubt about that controller of the line. It's plain as plain can be for everyone to see that it's the Fat Controller's railway. The Fat Controller's railway. Sir Top-ham Hatt.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Fish)
  • Michael Angelis: 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. The Fat Controller 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 quayside 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?
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed Duck.
  • Thomas: Well for one thing...
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: Henry grunted dreadfully.
  • Henry's Driver: You'll just have to put up with it, Henry.
  • Michael Angelis: 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)
  • Michael Angelis: 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 Edward's station, 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!
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Duck.
  • Duck: I shan't be long.
  • Michael Angelis: 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!
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled Duck and off they set. Soon they reached Gordon's Hill.
  • Henry: Push hard, push hard.
  • Michael Angelis: Puffed Henry.
  • Duck: We're doing it, we're doing it.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Duck. Henry was pulling his train harder than he realized.
  • (The lamp from the fourth van comes off all of a sudden)
  • Michael Angelis: Duck felt the weight on his buffers slacking. Then Duck noticed something else.
  • Duck: There's no sign of a tail lamp.
  • Michael Angelis: He thought. He whistled, but there was no reply. Meanwhile Henry had noticed something too.
  • Henry: My train's getting heavier.
  • Michael Angelis: He thought to himself.
  • Henry: I'm slowing down.
  • Michael Angelis: Then there was trouble.
  • (Duck smashes into the vans, causing Henry to come to a stop)
  • Michael Angelis: 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. The Fat Controller spoke kindly to Duck.
  • The Fat Controller: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Duck sadly.
  • Duck: Thomas told me to be careful with fish. They got me in a right pickle, didn't they?
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Donald's Duck)
  • Children (singing): I found a quacker in my tender. She was very, very tame. But she quacked all night and through the day. She was driving me insane. My driver and my fireman tried everything they know to shoo the quacker away from me but she did not want to go. The quacker clearly loves me was impossible to nab. So now we have befriended her. She rides inside my cab. She quacks in stations big and small. She quacks at people too. Now everyone calls her Donald's Duck but I call her my quackeroo. She makes me so happy with her little ways. So happy, it's true. Now everyone calls her Donald's Duck but I call her my quackeroo. Quacking here, quacking there. She is quacking everywhere. Quack, quack, choo, choo, choo. She's my little quackeroo. She's quacking here and there. She's quacking everywhere. Quack, quack, choo, choo, choo. She's my quackeroo. Now everybody loves her. They love to hear her quack. But when we have to say goodbye, they ask when she'll be back. She's captured everybody's heart. She knows just what to do. Now everyone calls her Donald's Duck but she's my quackeroo. She makes me so happy with her little ways. So happy, it's true. Now everyone calls her Donald's Duck but I call her my quackeroo. Quacking here, quacking there. She's quacking everywhere. Quack, quack, choo, choo, choo. She's my little quackeroo. She's quacking here and there. She's quacking everywhere. Quack, quack, choo, choo, choo. She's my quackeroo. She's my quackeroo, she's my quackeroo.
  • (Dilly quacking)
  • (Donald's whistle toots)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Bowled Out)
  • Michael Angelis: Stepney's visit to the Fat Controller's railway was coming to an end.
  • The Fat Controller: We shall miss you.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the Fat Controller. Then he turned his attention to all the other engines.
  • The Fat Controller: My railway was very busy but I'm pleased with you, but you need help. A diesel was all was available. Please do your best to avoid any, eh, disturbances.
  • Duck: What does that mean?
  • Michael Angelis: Whispered Duck.
  • James: That means this diesel is difficult.
  • Michael Angelis: Snapped James. And he was. The diesel surveyed the shed.
  • Class 40: Not bad. I've seen worse. At least you're all clean.
  • Michael Angelis: He sneered. The engines glared.
  • Class 40: It's not your fault, but your controller should scrap you and get engines like me. A fill of oil, a touch of a start and I'm off. No bother, no waiting. They had to fuss round you for hours before you're ready.
  • Michael Angelis: The engines were furious! Next morning, they held an indignation meeting around the turntable.
  • Gordon: Disgraceful!
  • Michael Angelis: Rumbled Gordon.
  • James: Disgusting!
  • Michael Angelis: Said James.
  • Henry: Despicable!
  • Michael Angelis: Spluttered Henry.
  • Donald: To say such things to us.
  • Michael Angelis: Cried Donald and Douglas.
  • Douglas: It's too teach him a lesson we be wanting. But how do we do it?
  • Michael Angelis: Their chance came sooner and they expected. The diesel was purring comfortable. An inspector watch the fitter making final adjustments. The wind tugged the inspector's hat. The diesel was ready.
  • Class 40: Look at me, Duck and Stepney. Now I'll show you something.
  • Michael Angelis: He rolled proudly toward his coaches. Then, it happened.
  • (Class 40 starts to make bad sounds and breaks down)
  • Michael Angelis: Shaking and spluttering, the diesel stopped. Meanwhile the inspector was looking for his hat. The diesel seethed through furious. Duck and Stepney pushed him back to the shed.
  • Inspector: My hat!
  • Michael Angelis: Explained the inspector.
  • Inspector: You've sucked it through your air intake!
  • The Fat Controller: Bother your hat.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: The heavy trains' due out. You have to take it, Duck. Stepney, will you help please?
  • Stepney: Thank you, sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Cried Stepney.
  • Stepney: I like a good long run on my last day.
  • Michael Angelis: The engines were soon ready.
  • The Fat Controller: Gordon will take over from halfway so get the train in there. Good luck.
  • Stepney: Don't worry.
  • Michael Angelis: Smiled Stepney.
  • Stepney: We'll get there and be early too.
  • Michael Angelis: The cavalcade moved carefully over the rails and out to the open line.
  • Stepney: Now for a sprint.
  • Michael Angelis: Puffed Stepney.
  • Duck: I'm ready when you are.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Duck. Soon they were whizzing through Edward's station. At next, they charged at Gordon's Hill beyond. They felt the drag of the heavy coaches here. It was hard work. At last they were running smoothly along the line toward the big station.
  • Gordon: Hello.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: You're early. That's one of the headlamp for old diesel.
  • Stepney: James says he's sick as boiler sludge and sulking in the shed.
  • Gordon: Serves him right were saying were out of date!
  • Michael Angelis: And Gordon chortled away. Next day, everyone came to say goodbye to Stepney.
  • Engines: Come back and see you soon!
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled the engines.
  • Stepney: And you're always welcome at my bluebell railway too.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Stepney. Then he puffed away. And what about diesel? He'd slipped out whilst no one was looking. He said goodbye to no one, but left two things behind: a rather nasty smell and a battered bowler hat.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Winter Wonderland)
  • Children: This is the story of Thomas' winter wonderland.
  • Girl: (singing) It's a winter wonderland See the snow lay all around.
  • Children: (singing) Bells are ringing; Ding-a-ling-a-ling, Ding, dong Sleigh bells jingle Home for the holiday we go Rushing to our winter wonderland It's a winter wonderland Little engine working hard. His snowplow heaving; Chug-a-chug-a-chug, Chug Choo.
  • Girl: Bother this silly snow!
  • Children: (singing) Don't haul be up, please don't delay Must get to my winter wonderland It's Thomas' winter wonderland Climb aboard and join us if you can See main line engines rushing to and fro Festive decorations, people rushing home Branch line engines shovel through the snow Firesides glaze through winter haze Happy holidays.
  • Girl: Look, everybody! Here's Thomas. And Percy. And James and Gordon and Henry.
  • Children: And look! Edward and Toby, too. (singing) Home for the holiday we go Rushing to our winter wonderland It's Thomas' winter wonderland Climb aboard and join us if you can See Terence Tractor clear away the snow Bertie Bus is wonderful; Just look at him go Seasons greetings; Happy Holidays Close your eyes, dream your dreams See how the magic stays It's a winter wonderland See the snow lay all around Bells are ringing; Ding-a-ling-a-ling, Ding, dong Children singing Home for the holiday we go Rushing to our winter wonderland Our winter wonderland Our winter wonderland.
  • (Sleigh bells dingling)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Edward and Gordon)
  • Ringo Starr: One day, Edward was in the shed where he live with the other engines. They were all bigger than Edward and boasted about it.
  • Gordon: The driver won't choose you again.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: He wants strong engines like us.
  • Ringo Starr: But the driver and fireman felt sorry for Edward.
  • Driver: Would you like to come out today?
  • Edward: Oh yes, please.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward. So they lit his fire, made lots of steam and Edward puff away. The other engines were very cross of being left behind. Edward worked hard all day. The coaches thought he was very kind and the driver was very pleased.
  • Edward: I'm going out again tomorrow.
  • Ringo Starr: Edward told the other engines that night.
  • Edward: What do you think at that?
  • Ringo Starr: But he didn't hear what they thought, for he was so tired and happy that he fell asleep at once. Next morning, Edward woke up to find nothing had change. Gordon was still boasting.
  • Gordon: You watch me, little Edward, as I rush through with the express. That will be a splendid sight for you. Goodbye, little Edward. Look out for me this afternoon.
  • Ringo Starr: Edward went off to do some shunting. Edward like shunting. It was fun playing with trucks. He would come out quietly and gave them a push. Then he would stop, and the silly trucks will go bump into the each other.
  • Trucks: Oh!
  • Ringo Starr: They cried.
  • Trucks: Whatever is happening?
  • Ringo Starr: Edward played till there were no more trucks. Then he stopped to rest. Presently, he heard a whistle. Gordon was very cross. Instead of pulling shiny new coaches, he was pulling a very dirty trucks.
  • Gordon: A goods train, a goods train, a goods train!
  • Ringo Starr: He grumbled.
  • Gordon: The shame of it, the shame of it, oh, the shame of it!
  • Ringo Starr: Edward laughed and went to find some more trucks. Then, there was trouble.
  • Porter: Gordon can't get up the hill.
  • Ringo Starr: The porter called to Edward's Driver.
  • Porter: Will you take Edward and push him please?
  • Ringo Starr: They found Gordon halfway up, and very cross. His driver and fireman were talking to him severely.
  • Driver: You're not trying.
  • Gordon: I can't do it!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: The noisy trucks hold an engine back so!
  • Ringo Starr: Edward's driver came up.
  • Driver: We've come to push.
  • Gordon: No use at all!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Driver: You wait and see.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Edward's driver. They brought the train back to the bottom of the hill.
  • Edward: I'm ready.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Gordon: No good.
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Gordon. They pulled and pushed as hard as they could.
  • Gordon: I can't do it, I can't do it, I can't do it!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Gordon.
  • Edward: I will do it, I will do it, I will do it!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Edward. Edward pushed and puffed and puffed and pushed as hard as ever he could. And almost before he realized it, Gordon found himself at the top of the hill.
  • Gordon: I've done it, I've done it, I've done it!
  • Ringo Starr: He said proudly. He forgot all about kind Edward and didn't say thank you. Edward was left out of breath and far behind. He ran off to the next station, and there he found that the driver and fireman were very pleased with him. The fireman gave him a nice long drink and the driver said...
  • Driver: I'll get out my paint tomorrow, and give you your beautiful coat of blue with red stripes, then you'll be the smartest engine in the shed.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Little Engines)
  • Children: (singing) Main Line Engines always boast how big they are, Superior by far. But Little Engines toil away from dawn to dusk, Without a fuss or care. Just because we're small doesn't mean we don't stand tall, And we pull our weight like all the others do. You'll be surprised, in spite of their size, Just what little engines can do! Little Engines, Little Engines, Little Engines can do the biggest things. Little Engines, Little Engines, Little Engines can do most anything. They'll carry on until the work is over, They'll carry on 'til the end, They're the smallest in the station, don't underestimate them, they're not such little engines after all. Bigger Engines say little engines play all day, And they're not much use to anyone at all. But we're strong enough to deal with those trucks, That's what little engines are for! Little Engines, Little Engines, Little Engines can do the biggest things. Little Engines, Little Engines, Little Engines can do most anything. They'll carry on until the work is over, They'll carry on 'til the end, They're the smallest in the station, don't underestimate them, they're not such little engines after all. Thomas, Percy, Bill and Ben, You can rely on them, These little engines are the best! Stepney, Duck, and Oliver, They'll give the trucks what for, You'll be so impressed. Little Engines, Little Engines, Little Engines can do the biggest things. Little Engines, Little Engines, Little Engines can do most anything. They'll carry on until the work is over, They'll carry on 'til the end, They're the smallest in the station, don't underestimate them, they're not such little engines after all. They're our favourite little engines, They're mighty little engines! They're not such little engines after all! They're not such little engines after all!
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin The Sad Story of Henry)
  • Ringo Starr: Once an engine attached to a train was afraid of a few drops of rain. It went into a tunnel and squeaked through its funnel, and wouldn't come out again. The engine's name is Henry. His driver and fireman argued with him, but he would not move.
  • Henry: The rain would spoil my lovely green paint and red stripes.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • (The guard's whistle blowing)
  • Ringo Starr: The guard blew his whistle till he had no more breath, and waved his flag till his arms ached, but Henry still stayed in the tunnel and blew steam at him.
  • Henry: I'm not going to spoil my lovely green paint and red stripes for you.
  • Ringo Starr: Then, along came Sir Topham Hatt, the man of charge of all the engines on Sodor. They called him the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: We will pull you out.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller. But Henry only blew steam at him. Everyone pulled except the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: Because... (clears his throat)
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: ...my doctor has forbidden me to pull.
  • Ringo Starr: But still, Henry stayed in the tunnel. Then, they tried pushing from the other end. The Fat Controller said...
  • The Fat Controller: One, two, three, push!
  • Ringo Starr: ...but he didn't help.
  • The Fat Controller: (clears his throat again) My doctor has forbidden me to push.
  • Ringo Starr: He said. They pushed, and pushed, and pushed, but still, Henry stayed in the tunnel. At last, Thomas came along. The guard waved his red flag and stopped him. Everyone argued with Henry.
  • Everyone: Look, it has stopped raining.
  • Ringo Starr: They said.
  • Henry: Yes, but it will began again soon.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Henry.
  • Henry: And what will become with green paint with red stripes then?
  • (Thomas arrives at that moment)
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas pushed and puffed and pushed as hard as ever he could.
  • (Thomas attempts to push)
  • Ringo Starr: But still Henry stayed in the tunnel.
  • (Thomas continues to push but fails)
  • Ringo Starr: Eventually, even the Fat Controller gave up.
  • The Fat Controller: We shall take away your rails...
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: ...and leave you here for always and always and always.
  • Ringo Starr: They took up the old rails, and built a wall in front of himself, so that Henry couldn't get out of the tunnel anymore.
  • (Everyone locks Henry in the tunnel with bricks)
  • Ringo Starr: All he could do was to watch the trains rushing through the other tunnel. He was very sad, because he thought no one would see his lovely green paint and red stripes again. As time went on, Edward and Gordon would often pass by. Edward would say...
  • Edward: Peep, peep! Hello!
  • Ringo Starr: And Gordon would say...
  • Gordon: Boop, boop, boop! Serves you right!
  • Ringo Starr: Poor Henry had no steam to answer. His fire had gone out. Soot and dirt from the tunnel had spoilt his lovely green paint with red stripes anyway. He wondered if he would ever be allowed to pull trains again. But I think he deserved his punishment, don't you?
  • (Another nameplate sequence and we begin I'm Thomas the Tank Engine)
  • Children: (singing) ぼくはきかんしゃトーマスだ タンクきかんしゃトーマスだ ワーォ ワォ つめたいかぜがすりぬける あおいボディーをすりぬける ちょっとあさひがまぶしいよ ディンドンディンドン ピィーピッ ディンドンディンドン ピィーピッ トンネルぬければ もうえきだThe Fat Controller:「やあトーマス きょうもしっかりはたらいてくれ
  • Thomas: Hi!
  • Children: (singing) ちいさなきかんしゃのしごとも とてもたいせつなんだ」「ハイ」ワーォ ワォだれかのきてきがきこえたよみなとのほうからきこえたよはやくみんなにあいたいなあ ディンドンディンドン ピィーピッ ディンドンディンドン ピィーピッ まちにはいれば ほらえきだ
  • The Fat Controller:「やあトーマス きょうのしごとはちょっとやっかいだぞ
  • Thomas: Hi!
  • Children: (singing) かしゃたちはいたずらずきだからな」
  • 「フン へいきですよ」ワーォ ワォにほんのレールがひかってる ゆうひをうけてひかってる ちょっとゆっくりはしりたい ディンドンディンドン ピィーピッディンドンディンドン ピィーピッ はしをわたればしゅうてんだ The Fat Controller:「やあトーマス きょうはよくがんばってくれたな
  • Thomas: Hi!
  • Children: (singing) 2,3にちしせんでゆっくりしていいぞ」「やったー アニー クララベル いくよー」ぼくはきかんしゃトーマスだ
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and Trevor)
  • Ringo Starr: Trevor the Traction Engine enjoys living in the Vicarage Orchard. Edward came to see him every day, but sometimes Trevor didn't have enough work to do.
  • Trevor: I do like to keep busy all the time.
  • Ringo Starr: He sighed one day.
  • Trevor: And I do like company. Especially, children's company.
  • Edward: Cheer up.
  • Ringo Starr: Smiled Edward.
  • Edward: The Fat Controller has worked for you at his new harbor. I'm to take you to meet Thomas today.
  • Trevor: Oh.
  • Ringo Starr: Exclaimed Trevor happily.
  • Trevor: The harbor, the seaside, children. That would be lovely.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas was on his way to the harbour with a trainload of metal pilings. They were needed to make the harbour wharf firm and safe.
  • Edward: Hello, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: This is Trevor a friend of mine. He's a traction engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas eyed the newcomer doubtfully.
  • Thomas: A what engine?
  • Ringo Starr: He asked.
  • Trevor: A traction engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Explained Trevor.
  • Trevor: I run on roads instead of rails. Can you take me to the harbour, please? The Fat Controller has a job for me.
  • Thomas: Yes, of course.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Thomas. But he was still puzzled. Workmen coupled Trevor's truck to Thomas' train and soon they were ready to start their journey.
  • Trevor: I'm glad the Fat Controller needs me.
  • Ringo Starr: Called Trevor.
  • Trevor: I don't have enough to do sometime you know. Although I can work anywhere. In orchards, on farms, in scrapyards even at harbours.
  • Thomas: But you don't run on rails.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Thomas.
  • Trevor: I'm a traction engine. I don't need rails to be useful.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Trevor.
  • Trevor: You wait and see.
  • Ringo Starr: When they reached the harbour, they found everything in confusion. Trucks had been derailed, blocking the line and stone slabs lay everywhere.
  • Driver: We must get this pilings past.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas' Driver.
  • Driver: They are essential. Trevor, we need you to drag them round this mess.
  • Trevor: Just the sort of job I like.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Trevor.
  • Trevor: Now you'll see, Thomas. I'll soon show you what traction engines can do.
  • Ringo Starr: Trevor was as good as his work. He dragged the pilings clear with chains and towed them into position.
  • Trevor: Who needs rails?
  • Ringo Starr: He muttered cheerfully to himself. Later, Thomas brought Annie and Clarabel to visit him. Thomas was most impressed.
  • Thomas: Now I understand how useful a traction engine can be.
  • Ringo Starr: The coaches were full of children. Trevor gave them rides to all the harbour. He liked this best of all.
  • Annie: He's very kind.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Annie.
  • Clarabel: He reminds me of Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Added Clarabel. Everyone was sorry when it was time for Trevor to go. Thomas pulled him to the junction. A small tear came into Trevor's eye. Thomas pretended not to see. He whistled gaily to make Trevor happy.
  • Thomas: I'll come and see you if I can.
  • Ringo Starr: He promised.
  • Thomas: The Vicar will look after you and there's plenty of work for you now at the orchard. But we may meet you again at the harbour someday.
  • Trevor: That would be wonderful.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Trevor. That evening, Trevor stood remembering his new friend Thomas, the harbour, and most of all, the children. Then he went happily to sleep in the shed at the bottom of the orchard.
  • (Another nameplate sequence and we begin Thomas' Christmas Song)
  • Children: (singing) Thomas the Tank Engine chuffing along Annie and Clarabel singing their song It's Christmas, It's Christmas We're having fun all the work's nearly done It's Christmas, It's Christmas We're having fun all the work's nearly done James the Red Engine is smiling with glee He's going off to get the Christmas tree It's Christmas, It's Christmas We're having fun all the work's nearly done It's Christmas, It's Christmas We're having fun all the work's nearly done Gordon is off to fetch Sir Topham Hatt He's been to Ffarquhar to buy the Christmas hats It's Christmas, It's Christmas We're having fun all the work's nearly done It's Christmas, It's Christmas We're having fun all the work's nearly done The Twins are excited, it's plain to see The Controller sent them off to buy the party tea It's Christmas, It's Christmas We're having fun all the work's nearly done It's Christmas, It's Christmas We're having fun all the work's nearly done Harold has gone to get the special guest He'll give out presents to all of our friends It's Christmas, It's Christmas We're having fun all the work's nearly done It's Christmas, It's Christmas We're having fun all the work's nearly done Back at the station, we're having some fun Engines arriving one by one It's Christmas, It's Christmas We're having fun all the work's nearly done It's Christmas, It's Christmas We're having fun all the work's nearly done The engines all wheeshed it was time to go Merry Christmas to one and all! It's Christmas, It's Christmas We're having fun all the work's nearly done It's Christmas, It's Christmas We're having fun all the work's nearly done
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas, Percy and The Post Train)
  • Michael Angelis: That night, when the other engines are tucked away in their sheds, you can still hear a faraway call of an engine's whistle, and a clickity-clack a train wheel's turning. This is the sound of a post train. One train is pulled by Thomas, and the other by Percy, as the loads are too heavy for one engine to do the work alone. The post is loaded into trucks both their harbours and the engines pull their trains through the silent stations delivering their precious loads. One a clear night, a big shiny moon brightens their journey, but often Thomas and Percy can even see the stars. But whenever the weather, lamps along the track always light their way. One night, Percy was waiting at the junction. The main line train was late. At last, Henry arrived.
  • Henry: Sorry.
  • Michael Angelis: He puffed.
  • Henry: The mail boat from the main line was delayed.
  • Percy's Driver: Come on, Percy.
  • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
  • Percy's Driver: Let's make up for lost time.
  • Michael Angelis: Percy puffed along as quickly as he could. But the sun was already rising as he finish his work.
  • Percy: Never mind.
  • Michael Angelis: Thought Percy.
  • Percy: It's nice be up in about, when it's the start of a new day and there's no one else around.
  • Michael Angelis: Percy was not alone for long.
  • Percy: Bother!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Percy.
  • Percy: It's that dizzy-thing Harold.
  • Harold: Good morning.
  • Michael Angelis: Whirled Harold.
  • Harold: I only said railways were out of date, but you're so slow with the post. You should give everyone their stamps back. Post haste.
  • Michael Angelis: Percy was too tired to explain.
  • Percy: Bird brain.
  • Michael Angelis: He muttered.
  • Duck: Good morning, Percy.
  • Michael Angelis: Called Duck.
  • Duck: You're up early.
  • Percy: No, you're wrong.
  • Michael Angelis: Sighed Percy.
  • Percy: I'm back, tired and late.
  • Michael Angelis: He rolled up to the shed and fell asleep, almost before his buffers touched the bar. He driver decided to set off early that evening. Thomas was waiting at the station.
  • Thomas: Thank goodness I have a chance to speak to you. Driver says the person in charge of the post has complained to the Fat Controller about the delay last night.
  • Percy: But that wasn't my fault.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Percy.
  • Thomas: I know.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: And so does the Fat Controller, but this post person wouldn't listen. Tonight, we'll just have to be quicker than ever before.
  • Michael Angelis: The engines were just leaving when they heard a familiar buzzing.
  • Harold: I say, you two, there's news flying about.
  • Percy: Where?
  • Michael Angelis: Puffed Percy.
  • Harold: All other the place. They're going to scrap the post train and use me instead. Wings work wonders you know. Always.
  • Thomas: Rubbish.
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed Thomas. That night, everything ran like clockwork. Thomas and Percy steamed through the stations making good time everywhere they went. At a station, Thomas notice the man looking cold and worried. He had missed his train home.
  • Thomas' Driver: We can give you a ride.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas' driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: But it'll be rather uncomfortable.
  • Man: Thank you.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the man.
  • Man: Anything's better than sitting here.
  • Michael Angelis: The next afternoon, Percy past the airfield and saw Harold.
  • Percy: Hello, lazywings. Are you too tired to fly today?
  • Harold: The wings are too strong. I've been grounded.
  • Michael Angelis: Grumbled Harold.
  • Percy: You need rails.
  • Michael Angelis: Laughed Percy.
  • Percy: They work wonders you know. Always.
  • Michael Angelis: That night, the Fat Controller show the two engines a letter. It was from the man who missed his train.
  • The Fat Controller: He thinks you are both splendid.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: And everyone says that the post train is the pride of the line.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas' Anthem Grand Finale)
  • Children: (singing)  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. He's always up to mischief, That cheeky little train. He chugga-chugga-chuff-chuffs everywhere, He's always playing games. The Fat Controller scolds him, But loves him just the same. 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. 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)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and Bertie)
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas was waiting at the junction when the bus arrives.
  • Thomas: Hello.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Who are you?
  • Bertie: I'm Bertie. Who are you?
  • Thomas: I'm Thomas. I run this branch line.
  • Bertie: So you're Thomas, eh? I remembered now. You got stuck in the snow. I took your passengers and Terence the Tractor pulled you out. I've come to help you with your passengers today.
  • Thomas: Help me?
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I can go faster than you.
  • Bertie: You can't.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bertie.
  • Thomas: I can.
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Thomas.
  • Bertie: I'll race you!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bertie. Their drivers agreed for the race going ahead. The stationmaster said...
  • Stationmaster: Are you ready? Go!
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas never could go fast at first and Bertie drew in front.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Why don't you go fast, why don't you go fast.
  • Ringo Starr: Called Annie and Clarabel.
  • Thomas: Wait and see, wait and see.
  • Ringo Starr: Hissed Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: He's a long way ahead.
  • Ringo Starr: They wailed. But Thomas didn't mind. He remembered the level crossing. There was Bertie fuming at the gates while they sail gaily through.
  • Thomas: Goodbye, Bertie!
  • Ringo Starr: Called Thomas. After that the road left the railway so that they couldn't see Bertie. Then, they had to stop at the station to let off passengers.
  • Thomas: Peep pip peep! Quickly please!
  • Ringo Starr: Called Thomas and off they went again.
  • Thomas: Come along, come along.
  • Ringo Starr: Sang Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: We're coming along, we're coming along.
  • Ringo Starr: Sang Annie and Clarabel.
  • Thomas: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Panted Thomas, then he looked ahead. There was Bertie tooting triumphally on his horn.
  • Thomas: Oh dearie me, oh dearie me!
  • Ringo Starr: Groaned Thomas.
  • Driver: Steady, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We'll beat Bertie yet.
  • Annie and Clarabel: We'll be Bertie yet, we'll beat Bertie yet.
  • Ringo Starr: Echoed Annie and Clarabel.
  • Thomas: We'll do it, we'll do it.
  • Ringo Starr: Panted Thomas.
  • Thomas: Oh bother! There's the station.
  • Ringo Starr: Then he heard Bertie.
  • Bertie: Goodbye, Thomas. You must be tired. Sorry I can't stop. We buses have to work here you know. Goodbye.
  • Thomas: Oh dear.
  • Ringo Starr: Thought Thomas.
  • Thomas: We've lost.
  • Ringo Starr: But he felt better after a drink. The signal dropped.
  • Thomas: Hurrah, we're off! Hurrah, we're off!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Thomas. As they crossed the bridge, they heard an impatient...
  • Bertie: Honk honk!
  • Ringo Starr: There was Bertie waiting at the traffic lights. he started with a roar and chased on after Thomas once again. Now Thomas reached his full speed. Bertie tried hard but Thomas was too fast. Whistling triumphantly he plunged into the tunnel leaving Bertie toiling far behind.
  • Thomas: We've done it, we've done it!
  • Ringo Starr: Panted Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: We've done it, hooray! We've done it, hooray!
  • Ringo Starr: Chanted Annie and Clarabel as they whooshed into the last station. Everyone was there to celebrate Thomas' victory. But they gave Bertie a big welcome too.
  • Bertie: Well done, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bertie.
  • Bertie: That was fun. But to beat you over that hill, I should have to grow wings and be an airplane.
  • Ringo Starr: They now kept each others very busy. They often talked about their race, but Bertie's passengers don't like being bounced like peas in the frying pan, and the Fat Controller has warned Thomas not to race at dangerous speeds. So although, between you and me, they would like to have another race. I don't think they ever will, do you?
  • (Another nameplate sequence we begins That's What Friends Are For)
  • Girl: (singing) When you feel life's unfair And you feel nobody cares Don't be afraid to open the door Then you'll find you're not alone anymore Sometimes there's rainy days You may need help along the way Do not despair, you know we'll be there That's What Friends are For
  • Children: (singing) All pull together All join hands Old friends together forever We are the best friends We stand as one Whatever life may bring We are never alone We're together, forever As one
  • Boy: (singing) Life's full of ups, and downs Just like a merry-go-round Happy or sad, we will stick by your side That's What Friends are For
  • Children: (singing) All pull together All join hands Old friends together forever We are the best friends We stand as one Whatever life may bring We are never alone We're together, forever
  • Girl: (singing) One day, we may be apart And the distance may sadden our hearts Wherever we stray, remember this day
  • Children: (singing) Friends together, forever We stay
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Better Late Than Never)
  • Ringo Starr: The engines were finding life difficult. Workmen were mending the viaduct on the main line. The arches needed strengthening. The Fat Controller did not want to close the railway while the work was done and so repairs took a long time. The engines have to take great care when crossing the viaduct and the delay often made them late on their journey to the junction where they knew Thomas would be ready to collect his passengers. Thomas grew crosser and crosser.
  • Thomas: Time's time.
  • Ringo Starr: He grumbled.
  • Thomas: Why should I keep my passengers waiting while Henry and James dawdle about all day on viaducts?
  • Henry: Don't blame me.
  • Ringo Starr: Snorted Henry.
  • Henry: If we hurried to cross the viaduct, it might collapsed, and then you have no passengers at all. What would you do then?
  • Thomas: Run my train on time for one thing.
  • Ringo Starr: Retorted Thomas. He hurried away before Henry could answer. Bertie was impatient too. He was time to arrived just after Thomas. His passengers found that, instead of going straight from the bus till their train, they were kept waiting till Thomas arrived. Soon Bertie grew cross with Thomas.
  • Bertie: Late again!
  • Ringo Starr: He remarked as Thomas panted wearily in.
  • Bertie: We may be friends, but I thought you could go fast, Thomas. It's time we had another race. I reckon I can beat you now.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas let off steam loudly.
  • Thomas: Rubbish!
  • Ringo Starr: He hissed fiercely.
  • Thomas: It's those main line engines. They differ about on the viaduct, and they blamed the Fat Controller's workmen. It's just an excuse for laziness if you ask me.
  • Ringo Starr: One day, James was later than ever at the junction.
  • James: I'm sorry, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed.
  • James: I was held up at the station, and the viaduct made it worse.
  • Thomas: It's lucky for you I'm a guaranteed connection.
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Thomas. Before James could answer, he puffed importantly away.
  • Thomas: Come along, come along!
  • Ringo Starr: He panted to the coaches. Annie and Clarabel did their best but Thomas still found that he couldn't save much time. Suddenly, Thomas saw Bertie ahead. His radiator was steaming.
  • Thomas: What's the matter?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Thomas.
  • Thomas: You should be at the station by now. You're late.
  • Bertie: I feel dreadful.
  • Ringo Starr: Moaned Bertie.
  • Bertie: All upset inside and driver says he can't make me better. Thank goodness you're late too. Can you take my passengers please? They'll never get home otherwise.
  • Thomas: Of course.
  • Ringo Starr: Agreed Thomas. He now felt sorry for Bertie, and promised to get help at the next station. Thomas set off again already he felt much more cheerful and Bertie's passengers, travelling in Annie and Clarabel all reached home safely. When Bertie was better he came to thank Thomas.
  • Bertie: I'm sorry I teased you about being late.
  • Ringo Starr: He Said 
  • Thomas: That's all right.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: I'm glad I can help. There are times when being late isn't such a bad thing after all.
  • Ringo Starr: With the last cheerful greeting, the two friends went back to work.
  • (Bertie's horn honks and Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Another nameplate sequence we begins Rules and Regulations)
  • Children: (singing) As you go from day to day Looking for a better way And you think you've got it all under control So you bend the rules a bit As you try to make things fit But you know you should be doing as you're told Although sometimes you'll find it so hard And the wrong way may seem easier It doesn't matter who you are Obey the rules and you'll go far We all live by rules and regulations Rules and regulations now Isn't it a bore, isn't it a chore Sometimes it's so hard remembering all those Strict rules, codes, laws, all those stipulations Rules and regulations now But without those rules and regulations Where would we be now So you see you have to try and do the right thing every time If you do, then you will come to the conclusion That there is right and there is wrong And the rules help you along And they're really only there for your protection Although sometimes you'll find it so hard And the wrong way may seem easier It doesn't matter who you are Obey the rules and you'll go far We all live by rules and regulations Rules and regulations now Isn't it a bore, isn't it a chore Sometimes it's so hard remembering all those Strict rules, codes, laws, all those stipulations Rules and regulations now But without those rules and regulations Where would we be now We all live by rules and regulations Rules and regulations now Isn't it a bore, isn't it a chore Sometimes it's so hard remembering all those Strict rules, codes, laws, all those stipulations Rules and regulations now But without those rules and regulations Where would we be now!
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin One Good Turn)
  • Michael Angelis: Bill and Ben are the most mischievous engines working on the Fat Controller's railway. They're kept busy pushing and pulling trucks up and down the line that runs from the china clay works to the harbour yard. They like to have fun together and often play tricks on the workmen.
  • (Bill pulls the trucks away and soot falls on the tracks)
  • Michael Angelis: But sometimes, their teasing ways can get them into trouble. One morning, the Fat Controller came to see them.
  • The Fat Controller: Important goods have arrived in the big yard. Bill and Ben, I need you to help the other engines.
  • Bill and Ben: Oh, yes, of course, sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied the twins. They set off happily on their important mission. BoCo was resting in the yard when suddenly he heard a pair of familiar whistles.
  • BoCo: Hmm.
  • Michael Angelis: Sighed BoCo.
  • BoCo: Here comes trouble.
  • Bill: The Fat Controller told us you were tired.
  • Michael Angelis: Teased Bill.
  • Bill: He asked us to take all your trucks for you.
  • BoCo: You two never stopped do you?
  • Michael Angelis: Chuckled BoCo.
  • BoCo: But I'm wise to your pranks and we do need help here.
  • Michael Angelis: The twins were soon busy pushing and pulling the heavy trucks into place. At last, the day's work was done. The twins now became excited. They were going to use the turntable for the first time. Bill went first.
  • Bill: This is fun!
  • Michael Angelis: He shrieked to Ben. He didn't want to move off at all. The foreman stopped the turntable.
  • Foreman: Please make way for the other engines.
  • Michael Angelis: He ordered. Bill did so, but unfortunately, the foreman had accidentally stopped the turntable in the wrong place. Bill was on the wrong track and there was Ben puffing directly toward him. The engines came to a grinding halt.
  • (Bill and Ben stop against each other)
  • Michael Angelis: They gazed grimly at each other.
  • Bill: I was here first!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Bill.
  • Ben: But you're in my way!
  • Michael Angelis: Protested Ben.
  • Ben: You'll have to back up again!
  • Bill: I won't!
  • Ben: You will!
  • Bill: I won't!
  • Michael Angelis: The Fat Controller came to stop the noise.
  • The Fat Controller: If you don't behave, I shall not allow you here again.
  • Michael Angelis: The next day, Ben was still grumpy.
  • Ben: That Bill! Imagine getting in my way on the turntable. He's a really silly engine!
  • BoCo: The way I heard it.
  • Michael Angelis: Sighed BoCo.
  • BoCo: It sounded like you were both to blame.
  • Ben: Pooh! You must have heard it all wrong!
  • Michael Angelis: The twins grumbled about each other all day. Even kind Edward lost patience.
  • Edward: All this grumbling spreads bad atmosphere in the yard.
  • BoCo: You're quite right and that's why I come up with a plan.
  • Michael Angelis: BoCo whispered his plan to Edward. Then his driver told the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: I'll start making arrangements straight away.
  • Michael Angelis: The next morning he called Bill and Ben into the yard.
  • The Fat Controller: BoCo is taking a special train to the harbour. His regular heavy goods train is waiting on the siding. You can pull it together.
  • Ben: But...
  • Bill: But...
  • Michael Angelis: Protested Bill and Ben who were still not speaking to each other.
  • The Fat Controller: Good. I knew I can rely on you two.
  • Ben: I'll take the train myself.
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed Ben.
  • Bill: Go right ahead.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Bill. Ben was coupled up to the train of trucks, but they were too heavy for him to move alone.
  • (Ben attempts to pull a train)
  • Bill: Go on.
  • Michael Angelis: Teased Bill.
  • Ben: I can't!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Ben. Then suddenly, both twins laughed.
  • Bill: I don't think we'll take turns this time, Ben.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Bill.
  • Bill: I think we better pull together!
  • Michael Angelis: Ben was delighted. It was good to be helping each other. Best of all, it was good to be friends again.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Sounds) 
  • Children: (singing) "All Aboard!" and "Close the doors!" Whistle blows and the engine roars Spinning wheels beginning to grip These are the sounds as we start our trip Rattling rails and cheerful chuffs Clattering carriages huffs and puffs With a "Whiss" on the whistle And a "Wheesh" on the brakes These are the sounds that the engines make Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) These are the sounds that the engines make Happy hoots as the fields rush by Shovelling coal how the time does fly Proudly race full steam ahead Screeching brakes when the lights go red A wheesh of steam and clanking joints Shuddering doors and clattering points With a 'Whiss' on the whistle And a 'Wheesh' on the brakes These are the sounds that the engines make Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) These are the sounds that the engines make Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) These are the sounds that the engines make These are the sounds as we start our trip Big wheels squeal as we start to grip Off we go with a chuff, chuff, chuff Climbing slow with a puff, puff, puff Happy hoots as the fields rush by Shovelling coal how the time does fly Proudly race full steam ahead Screeching brakes when the lights go red A wheesh of steam and clanking joints Shuddering doors and clattering points With a 'Whiss' on the whistle And a 'Wheesh' on the brakes These are the sounds that the engines make Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) These are the sounds that the engines make Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) These are the sounds that the engines make
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas In Trouble)
  • Ringo Starr: There's the line to a quarry at the end of Thomas' branch. It goes to some distance along the road. Thomas was very careful to whistle here in case anyone was coming. Early one morning, a large policeman was sitting close to the line. Thomas liked policemen. He had been a great friend of the officer who had just retired.
  • Thomas: Peep! Peep!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled.
  • Thomas: Good morning.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas expected that the new officer would be friendly too. But was sorry to see that he didn't look friendly at all. He was red in the face and very cross.
  • Policeman: Disgraceful!
  • Ringo Starr: He spluttered.
  • Policeman: I didn't sleep a wink last night. It was so quiet, and now engines come whistling suddenly behind me.
  • Thomas: I'm sorry, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I only said good morning.
  • Ringo Starr: The policeman pointed to Thomas.
  • Policeman: Where's your cowcatchers?
  • Ringo Starr: He asked.
  • Thomas: But I don't catch cows, sir.
  • Policeman: Don't be funny.
  • Ringo Starr: Snapped the policeman. He looked at Thomas' wheels.
  • Policeman: No side plates either.
  • Ringo Starr: And he wrote in his notebook.
  • Policeman: Engines going on public roads must have their wheels covered and a cowcatcher in front to protect people and animals from being dragged under the wheels if they stray under the line. You haven't so you are dangerous.
  • Driver: Rubbish.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas' driver.
  • Driver: We've been along here hundreds of times and never had an accident.
  • Policeman: That makes it worse.
  • Ringo Starr: The policeman answered. He wrote Regular Law Breaker in his book. Thomas puffed sadly away. The Fat Controller was having breakfast he was eating toast and marmalade. The butler came in.
  • Butler: Excuse me, sir, you're wanted on the telephone.
  • The Fat Controller: Bother that telephone!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • (Phone chattering)
  • The Fat Controller: I'm sorry, my dear.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to his wife.
  • The Fat Controller: Thomas is in trouble with the police and I must go at once.
  • Ringo Starr: At the station, Thomas' driver told the Fat Controller what had happened.
  • The Fat Controller: Dangerous to the public indeed. We'll see about that.
  • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller spoke to the policeman. But however much he argued with him it was no good.
  • Policeman: The law is the law.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Policeman: And we can't change it.
  • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller felt exhausted.
  • The Fat Controller: I'm sorry, driver.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: It's no use arguing with the policeman. We will have to make those cowcatcher things for Thomas I suppose.
  • Thomas: Everyone will laugh, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: They say I look like a tram.
  • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller stared, then he laughed.
  • The Fat Controller: Well done, Thomas. Why didn't I think of it before? We want a tram engine. When I was on my holiday, I met a nice little engine called Toby. He takes trucks from the farms but the lorries have taken most of his work and he needs a change. He has cowcatchers and sideplates. I'll write to his controller at once.
  • Ringo Starr: A few days later, Toby arrived.
  • The Fat Controller: That's a good engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: I see you brought your coach Henrietta.
  • Toby: You don't mind, do you, sir?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Toby.
  • Toby: The stationmaster wanted to use her as a hen house, and that would never do.
  • The Fat Controller: No indeed.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: We couldn't allow that.
  • Ringo Starr: Toby made the silly trucks even better than Thomas did.
  • Policeman: Oi you!
  • Ringo Starr: At first, Thomas was jealous, but he was so pleased when Toby rang his bell and frightened the policeman, they've been firmed friends ever since.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Emily)
  • Children: (singing) There's no one quite like Emily Friendly, emerald Emily You don't need to ask her twice When you want some sound advice All those who know Emily Know what shows especially She's got that certain "you-know-what" There's no one quite like Emily. Sometimes she can't help herself And gets misunderstood Things can sometimes turn out wrong When all she meant was good. There's no one quite like Emily Friendly, emerald Emily You don't need to ask her twice When you want some sound advice All those who know Emily Know what shows especially She's got that certain "you-know-what" There's no one quite like Emily. Clever, cheerful, confident She really knows her stuff She's the one to get things done While others huff and puff. There's no one quite like Emily Friendly, emerald Emily You don't need to ask her twice When you want some sound advice All those who know Emily Know what shows especially She's got that certain "you-know-what" There's no one quite like Emily. Sometimes she can't help herself And gets misunderstood Things can sometimes turn out wrong When all she meant was good. There's no one quite like Emily Friendly, emerald Emily You don't need to ask her twice When you want some sound advice All those who know Emily Know what shows especially She's got that certain "you-know-what" There's no one quite like Emily. There's no one quite like Emily Friendly, emerald Emily You don't need to ask her twice When you want some sound advice All those who know Emily Know what shows especially She's got that certain "you-know-what" There's no one quite like Emily.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Percy and Harold)
  • Ringo Starr: Percy worked hard at the new harbour. The workmen needed stone for their building. Toby helped, but sometimes the loads of stone are too heavy, and Percy had to fetch them for himself. Sometimes, he sees Thomas.
  • Thomas: Well done, Percy. The Fat Controller is very pleased with us.
  • Ringo Starr: An airfield was closed by. Percy heard the airplane zooming overhead all day. The noises of all was a helicopter.
  • Percy: Stupid thing!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy.
  • Percy: Why can't and go and buzz somewhere else?
  • Ringo Starr: One day, Percy stopped at the airfield.
  • Percy: Hello.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy.
  • Percy: Who are you?
  • Harold: I'm Harold.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the helicopter.
  • Harold: Who are you?
  • Percy: I'm Percy. What whirly great arms you've got.
  • Harold: They're nice arms.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Harold.
  • Harold: I can hover like a bird. Don't you wish you could hover?
  • Percy: Certainly not. I like my rails, thank you.
  • Harold: I think railways are slow.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Harold.
  • Harold: They're not much use and quite out of date.
  • Ringo Starr: He whirled his arms and buzzed away. Percy found Toby at the quarry.
  • Percy: I say Toby. That Harold, that stuck up whirlybird thing, says I'm slow and out of date. Just let him wait. I'll show him.
  • Ringo Starr: He collected his trucks and started off still fuming. Soon, they heard a familiar buzzing.
  • Driver: Percy.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered his driver.
  • Driver: There's Harold. He's not far ahead. Let's race him.
  • Percy: Yes, let's.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy. Percy pounded along, the trucks screamed and swayed.
  • Driver: Well, I'll be a ding-dong dang!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the driver. There was Harold. The race was on!
  • Driver: Go it, Percy!
  • Ringo Starr: He yelled.
  • Driver: You're ganging!
  • Ringo Starr: Percy had never been allowed to go fast before. He was having the time of his life.
  • Percy: Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: He panted to the trucks.
  • Trucks: We don't want to, we don't want to.
  • Ringo Starr: They grumbled. It was no use. Percy was bucketing along with flying wheels and Harold was high and alongside. The fireman shoveled for dear life.
  • Driver: Well done, Percy!
  • Ringo Starr: Shouted the driver.
  • Driver: We're ganging! We're going ahead! Oh good boy, good boy!
  • Ringo Starr: A distant signal warned them that the harbour wharf was near.
  • Percy: Peep peep peep! Brakes, guard, please?
  • Ringo Starr: The driver carefully checked the train's headlong speed. They rolled onto the main line, and halted on the wharf.
  • Percy: Oh dear!
  • Ringo Starr: Groaned Percy.
  • Percy: I'm sure we've lost.
  • Ringo Starr: The fireman scrambled to the cab roof.
  • Fireman: We've won, we've won!
  • Ringo Starr: He shouted.
  • Fireman: Harold's still hovering. He's looking for a place to land. Listen, boys.
  • Ringo Starr: The fireman called.
  • Fireman: Here's a song for Percy. (singing) Said Harold the Helicopter to our Percy you are slow. Your railway is out of date and not much used you know, but Percy and his stone trucks did the trip in record time, and we beat the helicopter on our old branch line.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy loved it.
  • Percy: Oh, thank you!
  • Ringo Starr: He said. He liked the last line best of all, and was a very happy engine.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Surprises) 
  • Children: (singing) Surprises, surprises, they come all shapes and sizes You never know what's round the bend It might delight, it might offend That's why there's surprises with all their highs and lows Do you come out top or come full stop Who knows, who knows, who knows! You're half way up a hillside and all is going fine When all at once a snow slide comes right across the line You think you're really done for, but help is on its way You'd be surprised how often that someone saves the day Surprises, surprises, they come all shapes and sizes You never know what's round the bend It might delight, it might offend That's why there's surprises with all their highs and lows Do you come out top or come full stop Who knows, who knows, who knows! A day of no surprises may be dull and flat 'Cause no one knows what's down the line You can be sure of that Surprises, surprises, they come all shapes and sizes You never know what's round the bend It might delight, it might offend That's why there's surprises with all their highs and lows Do you come out top or come full stop Who knows, who knows, who knows! That's why there's surprises with all their highs and lows Do you come out top or come full stop Who knows, who knows, who knows! Surprises, surprises, they come all shapes and sizes You never know what's round the bend It might delight, it might offend That's why there's surprises with all their highs and lows Do you come out top, come full stop Shine and gleam, need a clean Take the mail, come off the rail Who knows, who knows, who knows!
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Diesel Does It Again)
  • Michael Angelis: Duck and Percy enjoyed their work in the harbour, pulling and pushing trucks full of cargo to and from the quay. But one morning, the engines were exhausted. The harbour was busier than ever. The Fat Controller promised that another engine would be found to help them.
  • Percy: Huh. It's about time.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Percy.
  • Duck: I ached so much I can hardly get my wheels to move.
  • Michael Angelis: Agreed Duck. They waited for the engine to arrive. It came as a shock when he did.
  • Diesel: Good morning.
  • Michael Angelis: Squirmed Diesel in his oily voice. The two engines had not work with Diesel for a long time.
  • Duck: What are you doing here?
  • Michael Angelis: Gasped Duck.
  • Diesel: Your worth Fat...er, Sir Topham Hatt sent me. I hope you are please to see me again. I have to shunt some dreadful tiresome trucks.
  • Percy: Shunt where?
  • Michael Angelis: Said Percy suspiciously.
  • Diesel: Where? Why from here to there.
  • Michael Angelis: Purred Diesel.
  • Diesel: And then again from there to here. Easy, isn't it?
  • Michael Angelis: With that, Diesel as if to make himself clear bumped some trucks hard.
  • Trucks: Ooh!
  • Michael Angelis: Screamed the trucks.
  • Diesel: Grrr!
  • Michael Angelis: Growled Diesel. Percy and Duck were horrified. They did not trust Diesel at all. They refuse to work and did not leave their shed. The Fat Controller was enjoying his tea and iced bun when the telephone rang.
  • The Fat Controller: So there's trouble in the harbour yard? I'll be there right away.
  • Michael Angelis: Diesel was working loudly and alone. Cargo lay on the quay. Ships and passengers were delayed. Everyone was complaining about the Fat Controller's Railway. Percy and Duck were sulking in their shed.
  • The Fat Controller: What's all this?
  • Michael Angelis: Demanded the Fat Controller.
  • Percy: We're on strike, sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Percy nervously.
  • Duck: Yes.
  • Michael Angelis: Added Duck.
  • Duck: Beg pardon, sir, but we don't work with Diesel, sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Then in a quiet hurt voice, he added...
  • Duck: You said you sent him packing, sir.
  • The Fat Controller: I have to give Diesel a second chance. I'm trying to help by bringing Diesel here. Now you must help me he is the only engine available.
  • Michael Angelis: Percy and Duck went sadly back to work. Next morning, things were no better. Diesel's driver did not put on his brakes on properly and Diesel started to move. He went bump straight into Percy. Percy had an awful fright.
  • Diesel: Wake up there, Percy.
  • Michael Angelis: Scowled Diesel.
  • Diesel: You have work to do.
  • Michael Angelis: He didn't even say he was sorry to Percy. Later, Diesel bumped the trucks so hard that the loads went everywhere.
  • Percy: What would the Fat Controller say?
  • Michael Angelis: Gasped Percy.
  • Duck: He won't like it.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Duck.
  • Diesel: So who's going to tell you I wonder?
  • Michael Angelis: Said Diesel.
  • Diesel: Two little goody-goody tattletales like you I suppose?
  • Michael Angelis: Percy and Duck did not wanna be tattletales, so they said nothing. Diesel thinking he can getting away from his bad behavior was ruder than ever. Next day, he was shunting trucks full of China Clay. He banged the trucks hard into the buffers, but the buffers weren't secure. The silly trucks were sunk! Soon, the Fat Controller heard the news. The trucks were hoisted safely from the sea but the clay was lost. The Fat Controller spoke severely to Diesel.
  • The Fat Controller: Things weren't much better here before you arrived. I shall not be inviting you back. Now Duck and Percy, I hope you don't mind having handle the work by yourselves again.
  • Percy: Oh no, Sir.
  • Duck: Yes please, Sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied the engines. Whistling cheerfully, they puff back to work while Diesel sulk slowly away.
  • (Another namplate sequence occurs and we begin A World Around You)
  • Children: (singing)  Have a look about you, take in what you see There's a world around you wherever you may be Favourite names and places everywhere you go Sodor is our island, the only home we know Out of Henry's Tunnel or climbing Gordon's Hill Past the castle ruins toward the watermill We'll whistle past the lighthouse, gleaming red and white We'll leave the sheds at Tidmouth, then come back home at night Take a look about you, enjoy the world you see Be it town or country, there's such variety Old familiar faces everywhere you go Sodor is our island, the only home we know Doo be doo be do bah, doo be doo be do bah Doo be doo be do bah, doo be doo be do bah Doo be doo be do bah, doo be doo be do bah Have a look about you, take in what you see There's a world around you wherever you may be Favourite names and places everywhere you go Sodor is our island, the only home we know Across the old steel bridge or past the church we'll go Up beyond the windmill or ploughing through the snow On towards the castle and past the sea so blue Wherever you are going, here's what you should do Have a look about you, take in what you see There's a world around you wherever you may be Favourite names and places everywhere you go Sodor is our island, the only home we know Doo be doo be do bah Doo be doo be do bah Doo be doo be do bah Take a look about you, enjoy the world you see Be it town or country, there's such variety Old familiar faces everywhere you go Sodor is our island, the only home we know Doo be doo be do bah, doo be doo be do bah Doo be doo be do bah, doo be doo be do bah Doo be doo be do bah, doo be doo be do bah
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Coal)
  • Ringo Starr: 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!
  • Ringo Starr: Snorted James.
  • James: You don't work hard enough!
  • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller spoke to him too.
  • The Fat Controller: You're too expensive, 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.
  • Ringo Starr: This made Henry, his driver and fireman very sad. The Fat Controller 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.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to the Fat Controller.
  • Henry's Fireman: I built up his fire, but it doesn't give enough heat.
  • Ringo Starr: 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!
  • Ringo Starr: Thought Henry.
  • Henry: I shall have to go away! Oh dear, oh dear!
  • Ringo Starr: All he could do is to go slowly onto a siding, and Edward took charge of the train. The Fat Controller and the Fireman went on discussing Henry's troubles.
  • The Fat Controller: What do you think is wrong, fireman?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked the Fat Controller.
  • Henry's Fireman: Excuse me, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: 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.
  • The Fat Controller: It's expensive.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: But Henry must have a fair chance. James shall go and fetch them.
  • Ringo Starr: 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.
  • Ringo Starr: 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.
  • Ringo Starr: Complained Henry.
  • Henry's Fireman: Wait and see.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the fireman.
  • Henry's Fireman: We'll have a roaring fire just when we wanted.
  • Ringo Starr: The fireman was right. When Henry reach the platform, the water was boiling nicely, and he had to let off steam.
  • The Fat Controller: How are you, Henry?
  • Henry: Peep peep!
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Henry.
  • Henry: I feel fine!
  • The Fat Controller: Have you a good fire, driver?
  • Henry's Driver: Never better, sir, and plenty of steam.
  • The Fat Controller: No record breaking.
  • Ringo Starr: Warned the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: Don't push him too hard.
  • Henry's Driver: Henry won't need pushing, sir. I'll have to hold him back.
  • Ringo Starr: 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.
  • Ringo Starr: He would say.
  • Henry's Driver: There's plenty of time.
  • Ringo Starr: They arrived early at the station. Thomas puffed in.
  • Henry: Where have you been, lazybones?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Henry.
  • Henry: Oh, I can't wait for dawdling tank engines like you. Goodbye.
  • Thomas: Whoosh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas to the Annie and Clarabel.
  • Thomas: Have you ever seen anything like it?
  • Ringo Starr: Both Annie and Clarabel agreed that they never had.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Determination)
  • Children: (singing) Don't give up, show determination. Don't give up. You'll be a big sensation. Keep your wheels a-turning your pistons pumping hard. Keep your boilers burning, don't idle round the yard. Right on time, you'll reach your destination. Now's the time to show determination. Hard work gets it done Then there's time to have some fun. Teamwork - work you share. That's the way to get you there. When you have the will, You can climb the highest hill. Hard work - that's the way. Here's the words you have to say... Don't give up, show determination. Don't give up. You'll be a big sensation. Keep your wheels a-turning your pistons pumping hard. Keep your boilers burning, don't idle round the yard. Right on time, you'll reach your destination. Now's the time to show determination. (Instrumental break) Don't give up, show determination. Don't give up. You'll be a big sensation. Keep your wheels a-turning your pistons pumping hard. Keep your boilers burning, don't idle round the yard. Right on time, you'll reach your destination. Now's the time to show determination. (Instrumental break) Don't give up, show determination. Don't give up. You'll be a big sensation. Keep your wheels a-turning your pistons pumping hard. Keep your boilers burning, don't idle round the yard. Right on time, you'll reach your destination. Now's the time to show determination.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin A Bad Day For Sir Handel)
  • Michael Angelis: Skarloey and Rheneas worked on the mountain that leads through the leaves lakes, and along mountain sides. Their coaches are full of visitors. The engines are proud to run the line, come rain or shine. The engines will never let their passengers down, but they are old, and they tire more easily. Their drivers understood this, and they spoke kindly to them.
  • Drivers: There's more than enough work for both of you on this railway. The manager is sending two more engines to help us run the road.
  • Michael Angelis: Skarloey and Rheneas were pleased with this news, and promised to give the new engines a big welcome. When Sir Handel and Peter Sam arrived, they found that they had much to learn.
  • Sir Handel: What a small shed!
  • Michael Angelis: Grunted Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: This won't do at all. We're much too smart for this old shack.
  • Peter Sam: I think it's nice.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Peter Sam.
  • Sir Handel: Huh.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: What's that rubbish?
  • Peter Sam: Shhh.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: That's Skarloey. He's famous.
  • Michael Angelis: And he whispered to Skarloey.
  • Peter Sam: I'm sorry, Skarloey: Sir Handel is upset now, but he's quite nice, really.
  • Michael Angelis: Skarloey felt sorry for Peter Sam.
  • Fireman: Now, Sir Handel,
  • Michael Angelis: Said the fireman.
  • Fireman: I will get you ready for work.
  • Sir Handel: I'm tired! Let Peter Sam go he'd love it!
  • Fireman: No, you're first.
  • Michael Angelis: Sir Handel huffed to fetch his coaches. He didn't like the look of them at all.
  • Sir Handel: What ever next? Those aren't coaches, they're cattle trucks!
  • Coaches: Oh!
  • Michael Angelis: Screamed the coaches.
  • Coaches: What a horrid engine!
  • Sir Handel: It's not what I'm used to.
  • Michael Angelis: Clanked Sir Handel. He rolled to the platform just as Gordon arrived.
  • Sir Handel: Hello, who are you?
  • Gordon: I'm Gordon, who are you?
  • Sir Handel: I'm Sir Handel. I've heard of you. You're an express engine. So am I, but I'm used to small coaches, not these cattle trucks. Do you have small coaches? I see you do. We must have a chat. Sorry, I can't stop. We must keep time you know.
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon was speechless! Clouds of steam filled the air as Sir Handel huffed and puffed along the line. He was still cross when they reached the top station. Sir Handel was hoping for a rest, but his driver thought otherwise.
  • Driver: We'll leave the coaches now, and fetch some trucks from the quarry.
  • Sir Handel: Trucks?!
  • Michael Angelis: Snorted Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: Trucks?! I won't, so there!
  • Michael Angelis: Sir Handel was about to cause a great deal of trouble.
  • (Sir Handel comes off the rails)
  • Sir Handel: Told you!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Sir Handel. By the time workmen came to rescue him, Sir Handel was feeling rather silly. To make matters worse, there stood the Fat Controller. His message to Sir Handel was brief and blunt.
  • The Fat Controller: I shall talk to you later!
  • Michael Angelis: Then he and the fireman left with Peter Sam. Sir Handel was feeling sillier still.
  • Driver: Come on.
  • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Let's get you back on the rails.
  • Michael Angelis: When Sir Handel crawled home, he found the Fat Controller waiting for him.
  • The Fat Controller: You're a very naughty engine! I hope I can trust you to behave when you next come out of this shed.
  • Michael Angelis: After hearing that, I'm sure Sir Handel will. Aren't you?
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin  Patience is a Virtue)
  • Children: (singing) Patience is a virtue, so it never hurts to Take a little time to see Sir Topham Hatt has taught you And you know you ought to Be as patient as can be Happy waiting patiently Don't get too excited, just try staying calm Thinking for a minute, saves you so much harm Everything around you is rushing here and there Life can be so simple, if you make time to spare Patience is a virtue, so it never hurts to Take a little time to see Sir Topham Hatt has taught you And you know you ought to Be as patient as can be Happy waiting patiently If you're in a hurry, take the time to think What's the point of rushing, if you're on the brink Go a little slower, someone else can lead Take the time to rest, that's what engines need Patience is a virtue, so it never hurts to... Take a little time to see Sir Topham Hatt has taught you And you know you ought to Be as patient as can be Happy waiting patiently Patience is a virtue, so it never hurts to... Take a little time to see Sir Topham Hatt has taught you And you know you ought to Be as patient as can be Happy waiting patiently
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and The Trucks)
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas the Tank Engine wouldn't stop being a nuisance. Night after night, he kept the other engines awake.
  • Thomas: I'm tired of pushing coaches. I wanna see the world.
  • Ringo Starr: The other engines didn't take much notice, for Thomas was a little engine with a long tongue. But one night, Edward came to the shed. He was a kind little engine and felt sorry for Thomas.
  • Edward: I've got some trucks to take home tomorrow. If you take them instead of me, I'll push coaches in the yard.
  • Thomas: Thank you.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: That would be nice.
  • Ringo Starr: Next morning, Edward and Thomas asked their drivers, and when they said "yes", Thomas ran off happily to find trucks. Now trucks were silly and noisy. They talked a lot and don't attend to what they are doing. And I'm sorry to say they play tricks on an engine who is not used to them. Edward knew all about trucks. He warned Thomas to be careful but Thomas was too excited to listen. The shunter fastened the coupling and when the signal dropped, Thomas was ready. The guard blew his whistle.
  • Thomas: Peep Peep.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered Thomas and started off. But the trucks weren't ready.
  • Trucks: Oh! Oh! Oh!
  • Ringo Starr: They screamed.
  • Trucks: Wait, Thomas, wait!
  • Ringo Starr: But Thomas wouldn't wait.
  • Thomas: Come on come on.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed.
  • Trucks: All right, all right, don't fuss! All right, don't fuss!
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled the trucks. Thomas began going faster and faster.
  • Thomas: Whee!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled, as he rush through Henry's tunnel.
  • Thomas: Hurry, hurry.
  • Ringo Starr: Called Thomas. He was feeling very proud of himself. But the trucks grew crosser and crosser. At last Thomas slowed down as he came to Gordon's Hill.
  • (Thomas is at the top of Gordon's Hill, but is all exhausted)
  • Thomas' Driver: Steady, now, steady.
  • Ringo Starr: Warned the driver, as he reach the top. He began to put on the brakes.
  • Thomas: We're stopping, we're stopping!
  • Ringo Starr: Called Thomas.
  • Trucks: No, no! No, no!
  • Ringo Starr: Answered the trucks bumping them to each other.
  • Trucks: Go on! Go on!
  • Ringo Starr: Before the driver could stop them they had pushed Thomas down the hill and were rattling and laughing behind them. Poor Thomas tried hard to stop them from making him go too fast.
  • Thomas: Stop pushing, stop pushing!
  • Ringo Starr: He hissed. But the trucks took no notice.
  • Trucks: Go on! Go on!
  • Ringo Starr: They giggled in their silly way.
  • Thomas: There's the station! Oh dear, what shall I do?
  • Ringo Starr: He cried. They rattled straight through and swerved into the goods yard. Thomas shut his eyes.
  • Thomas: I must stop!
  • (Thomas comes to a halt)
  • Ringo Starr: When he opened his eyes, he saw he had stopped just in front of the buffers. There watching him was the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: What are you doing here, Thomas?
  • Ringo Starr: He asked.
  • Thomas: I brought Edward's trucks.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas answered.
  • The Fat Controller: Why did you come so fast?
  • Thomas: I didn't mean to. I was pushed.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • The Fat Controller: You've got a lot to learn about trucks then, little Thomas. After pushing them about here for a few weeks you'll know almost as much about them as Edward. Then you'll be a Really Useful Engine.
  • (Thomas reverses into the same station as we end the episode)
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Ode to Gordon)
  • Children: (singing) We'll sing a song for Gordon,He's big, he's fast, he's proud His paint is blue, so strong and true, And his whistle's really loud! The fastest train on Sodor, You can't forget his name So when we've sung for Gordon, well, Let's sing it once again Through wind and rain he thunders on On him we can rely Reliable and useful too And that's the reason why We'll sing a song for Gordon, He's big, he's fast, he's proud His paint is blue, so strong and true, And his whistle's really loud! The fastest train on Sodor, You can't forget his name So when we've sung for Gordon, well, Let's sing it once again The journeys never tire him out He'll work all day and night And everyone admires him His boiler gleaming bright We'll sing a song for Gordon, He's big, he's fast, he's proud His paint is blue, so strong and true, And his whistle's really loud! The fastest train on Sodor, You can't forget his name So when we've sung for Gordon, well, Let's sing it once again We'll sing a song for Gordon, He's big, he's fast, he's proud His paint is blue, so strong and true, And his whistle's really loud! The fastest train on Sodor, You can't forget his name So when we've sung for Gordon, well, Let's sing it once again
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin You Can't Win)
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: He would say. Every morning he took his passengers up the line and stops everywhere they want him.
  • Duke: Peep peep!
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: One day, Duke didn't feel well. He was short of steam and glad have a rest. His driver and fireman had just finish clearing his tubes when Stuart bustled in.
  • Stuart: Hello, Granpuff!
  • Michael Angelis: He teased.
  • Stuart: Are you short of puff?
  • Duke: Nothing of the sort. This is routine maintenance.
  • Stuart: Tell you what.
  • Michael Angelis: Went on Stuart.
  • Stuart: You're getting old. We must take care of you in case you breakdown.
  • Duke: Humph!
  • Michael Angelis: Hooshed Duke.
  • Duke: That'll be the day.
  • Michael Angelis: Duke couldn't stay cross for long. It was a lovely evening.
  • Duke: Couldn't be better! Couldn't be better!
  • Michael Angelis: He trundled happily. They began to climb, but Duke didn't mind.
  • Duke: I've plenty of steam.
  • Michael Angelis: He puffed.
  • Duke: We'll be up in the couple of puffs.
  • Michael Angelis: But soon, Duke's puffs changed to wheezes. He vows were leaking steam.
  • Duke: It's not so easy, it's not so easy.
  • Michael Angelis: He croaked.
  • Duke: But I'll manage.
  • Michael Angelis: At last they reached the station. Duke's driver was examine him carefully. Anxious passengers waited for news.
  • Guard: Duke is going to take you to the harbour, but he might be late.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the guard.
  • Guard: So two engines are coming to help. You'll still catch your boat.
  • Michael Angelis: Falcon buffered up in front.
  • Falcon: Poor old Granpuff. What a shame you broken down.
  • Stuart: Peep peep peep!
  • Michael Angelis: Teased Stuart.
  • Stuart: This is the day!
  • Michael Angelis: He was coupled on behind.
  • Falcon: Are you ready?
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled Falcon.
  • Stuart: Yes I am!
  • Michael Angelis: 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!
  • Michael Angelis: He boasted.
  • Stuart: Poor old engine! Poor old engine!
  • Michael Angelis: 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!
  • Michael Angelis: 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?
  • Michael Angelis: Asked the boy.
  • Boy: They don't usually need two engines.
  • Father: Well.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied his father.
  • Father: Stuart broke down. Duke had to help him. Sounds as if he had a hard job too.
  • Michael Angelis: Duke and his drivers' joke had worked.
  • Stuart: Fiddlesticks!
  • Michael Angelis: Explained Stuart and he vanished in a cloud of steam. Duke wheezed alongside.
  • Duke: Poor old engine!
  • Michael Angelis: He teased.
  • Duke: It's no good, Stuart. You can't win.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin One Friendly Family)
  • Children: (singing) Thomas has so many friends. Some fast, some tall, some slow, Some green, some blue, some red, some square. Let's see which ones you know. There's Bertie the bus on his way to school. The children are friends too. Or Trevor the Tractor and Harvey the Crane There's always work to do. And who's flying by? Why, it's Harold the Helicopter Way up in the air. Elizabeth the Lorry driving along Going to who knows where. All of our friends are there. Old friends, new friends, real friends, true friends, We're so glad to be. Work friends, play friends, night and day friends, One friendly family. Where there's building to do, we've got friends that who Have many tales to tell. There's Alfie and Jack, those two little friends Who Thomas knows so well. And Cranky the Crane with his head in the sky Who can he sees down there. It's Byron the Bulldozer, Buster the Steamroller Both working as a pair. Yes, all of our friends are there. Old friends, new friends, real friends, true friends, We're so glad to be. Work friends, play friends, night and day friends, One friendly family. Thomas has some special friends You can't forget their names. Percy, Edward, Gordon, Emily, Henry, Toby, James. Old friends, new friends, real friends, true friends, We're so glad to be. Work friends, play friends, night and day friends, One friendly family. Old friends, new friends, real friends, true friends, We're so glad to be. Work friends, play friends, night and day friends, One friendly family.
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas Comes To Breakfast)
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas the Tank Engine has worked his Branch Line for many years, and knows it very well.
  • (Thomas arrives at the station)
  • Thomas' Driver: You know just where to stop, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed his driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: You could almost manage it without you.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas had become conceded. He didn't realize his driver was joking. Later, he boasted to the others.
  • Thomas: Driver says I don't need him now.
  • Percy: Don't be so daft.
  • Ringo Starr: Snorted Percy.
  • Toby: I never go without my driver.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Toby earnestly.
  • Toby: I'd be frightened.
  • Thomas: Pooh!
  • Ringo Starr: Boasted Thomas.
  • Thomas: I'm not scared.
  • Toby: You never dare.
  • Thomas: I would then. You'll see.
  • Ringo Starr: but The next morning the firelighter came. Thomas drowsed comfortably as the warmth spread into his boiler. Percy and Toby were still asleep. Thomas suddenly remembered.
  • Thomas: Silly stick-in-the-muds!
  • Ringo Starr: He chuckled.
  • Thomas: I'll show them! Driver says I can manage without him. I'll just go out and then I'll stop and "wheesh!" That'll make them jump.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas thought he was being clever and really he was only moving because a careless cleaner had medal with his controls. He soon found his mistake. He tried to "wheesh!", but he couldn't. He tried to stop, but he couldn't. He just kept rolling along. He didn't dare what it look what's coming next. There was the stationmaster's house! The stationmaster was about to have breakfast.
  • Thomas: Horrors!
  • Ringo Starr: Cried Thomas, and shut his eyes.
  • (Thomas crashes into the stationmaster's house)
  • Ringo Starr: The house rocked, broken glass tinkled, plaster was everywhere. Thomas had collected the bush on his travels. He peered into his room through his leaves. He couldn't speak. The stationmaster was furious. His wife picked up her plate.
  • Stationmaster's Wife: You miserable engine!
  • Ringo Starr: She scolded.
  • Stationmaster's Wife: Just look what you've done to our breakfast! Now I'll shall have to cook some more!
  • Ringo Starr: She banged the door. More plaster fell. This time it fell on Thomas. Thomas felt depressed. Workmen propped out the house with strong poles and laid rails through the garden. Meanwhile, Donald and Douglas arrived.
  • Douglas: Dinna fash yourself, Thomas. We'll soon have you back on the rails.
  • Ringo Starr: They laughed.
  • (Donald and Douglas begin to rescue Thomas)
  • Ringo Starr: Donald and Douglas puffing hard manage to haul Thomas back to safety. Bits of fencing, the bush, and a broken window frame festooned was front, which was badly twisted. The twins laughed and left him. Thomas was in disgraced. There was worst to come.
  • The Fat Controller: You're are a very naughty engine.
  • Thomas: I know, Sir. I'm sorry, Sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas' voice was muffled behind his bush.
  • The Fat Controller: You must go to the works and have your worn parts mended. It will be a long job.
  • Thomas: Yes, Sir.
  • The Fat Controller: Meanwhile, a Diesel Rail-car will do your work.
  • Thomas: A d-d-d-diesel, sir?
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas spluttered.
  • The Fat Controller: Yes, Thomas. Diesels always stay in their sheds till they are wanted. Diesels never gallivanting off to breakfast in Stationmasters' houses.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin The Work Song) 
  • Children: (singing) Sodor's always busy with jobs that must be done Being really useful is not just work, it's fun Hard work can be dirty with coal and dust and grime But if we choose to work or play, we choose to work each time There are jobs across the island, today we're on the quay Loading this and shunting that like fish fresh from the sea We might be in the quarry or pulling the express Whatever work we're doing, we always do our best Sodor's always busy with jobs that must be done Being really useful is not just work, it's fun Hard work can be dirty with coal and dust and grime But if we choose to work or play, we choose to work each time It takes a team of engines to clear snow from the track But when you're building buildings, you'll need Jack and his pack They're digging, dipping, loading, whatever duty calls Filling holes with concrete or knocking over walls Sodor's always busy with jobs that must be done Being really useful is not just work, it's fun Hard work can be dirty with coal and dust and grime But if we choose to work or play, we choose to work each time What's the next job waiting? Only time will tell If a job's worth doing, we like to do it well Sodor's always busy with jobs that must be done Being really useful is not just work, it's fun Hard work can be dirty with coal and dust and grime But if we choose to work or play, we choose to work each time Sodor's always busy with jobs that must be done Being really useful is not just work, it's fun Hard work can be dirty with coal and dust and grime But if we choose to work or play, we choose to work each time
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Henry's Forest)
  • Michael Angelis: Henry the Green Engine has lived on the Island of Sodor for many years. He wouldn't want to be anywhere else. He liked every part of it from the fields filled with flowers to the white sandy beaches. But there is one place that Henry always enjoyed visiting more than any other. His driver knew this too.
  • Henry's Driver: Come on, Henry.
  • Michael Angelis: He would say.
  • Henry's Driver: We made good time today. We'll stop for a while by the forest.
  • Michael Angelis: Henry loved it here. The forest was filled with broad oaks and tall pines. Henry could remember the day long ago when he and Toby brought some new trees to be planted and Terence and Trevor helped haul them into place. Now he could see the trees growing amongst the others on the hillside. Henry always felt better for being here. He couldn't really explain why but his driver understood.
  • Henry's Driver: It's peaceful.
  • Michael Angelis: He said to Henry. But one night, everything changed. The engines were resting in the shed.
  • Thomas: Listen.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Can you hear a strange whistling sound?
  • Toby: It's the wind blowing outside our shed.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Toby.
  • Toby: But I never heard of like this before.
  • James: Do you know.
  • Michael Angelis: Added James.
  • James: If Gordon wasn't here now, I say it was him thundering by with the express.
  • Michael Angelis: All the engines laughed, except Henry.
  • Henry: I hope the wind won't harm the forest.
  • Michael Angelis: By morning, the fierce winds have gone but the damage was done. Henry's driver came to see him in the yard.
  • Henry's Driver: Trees have fallen on the line. We must help clear the tracks.
  • Michael Angelis: Donald set off with the breakdown train and Henry followed. Trees lay everywhere. The hillside now looked so bare. Henry felt sad.
  • Henry: What will happen to all the animals who lived here?
  • Michael Angelis: He thought. When Henry's flat trucks were full of logs, he took them to the timber mill where they will be turned to furniture and other things. Henry was glad the wood was being put to good use, but he was sorry to lose part of his forest.
  • Toby: Oh dear.
  • Michael Angelis: Sighed Toby.
  • Toby: I wish there was something we can do to make things better again.
  • Thomas: Yes indeed.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: But what? We can't mend broken trees.
  • Michael Angelis: Toby puffed slowly into the yard.
  • The Fat Controller: Hello, Toby.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: You do look glum.
  • Toby: I'm sad about the trees.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Toby.
  • Toby: And so is Henry. The forest is a special place to him. Now some of it was gone.
  • The Fat Controller: We'll soon put that right. I have an important job for you, Toby. I will like you to take some trucks to the forest.
  • Michael Angelis: When the trucks arrived, Toby was delighted. They were full of splendid young trees already for planting.
  • Toby: This is the best job I've ever had.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Toby happily. When Henry returned, he was most surprised. There were Trevor and Terence busily helping the workmen clear the torrents stumps and branches.
  • Terence: Look, Henry.
  • Michael Angelis: Called Terence.
  • Terence: We're beginning again. The hillside will look better than ever before. You'll see.
  • Michael Angelis: Now whenever Henry could see the new trees growing strong and tall, and the animals are coming back. Sometimes, everywhere was quiet, and other times, Henry could hear leaves rustling, or birds wing brushing the air. Often he can hear the sound of children laughing, and always he is happy here
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Pride)
  • Children: (singing) Whatever we do, we do it well because we all decide, To do each job we're told to do, with care with love with pride. Whatever we do, we do it well because we all decide, To do each job we're told to do, with care with love with pride. Look at Edward at the back, helping others up the track, There goes Henry hauling freight, always proud to pull his weight. Whatever we do, we do it well because we all decide, To do each job we're told to do, with care with love with pride. Whatever we do, we do it well because we all decide, To do each job we're told to do, with care with love with pride. Here comes Percy with the mail, right on time he'll never fail. There goes Gordon steaming by, proud as punch so that is why. (Instrumental Break) Look at Edward at the back, helping others up the track, There goes Henry hauling freight, always proud to pull his weight. Whatever we do, we do it well because we all decide, To do each job we're told to do, with care with love with pride. Whatever we do, we do it well because we all decide,To do each job we're told to do, with care with love with pride. Whatever we do, we do it well because we all decide, To do each job we're told to do, with care with love with pride.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Break Van)
  • Ringo Starr: Donald and Douglas are twins and had arrived from Scotland to help the Fat Conroller, but only one engine had been expected. The twins meant well, but did cause confusion. The Fat Controller had given them numbers, Donald 9 and Douglas 10, but he was still planning to send one engine home. There was a break van in the yard that had taken a dislike to Douglas. Things always went wrong when he had to take it out. His trains were late and he was blamed. Douglas began to worry. Donald, his twin, was angry.
  • Donald: You're a muckle nuisance!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Donald.
  • Donald: It's to leave you behind I'd be wanting.
  • Break Van: You can't!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the van.
  • Break Van: I'm essential!
  • Donald: Och are you?
  • Ringo Starr: Donald burst out.
  • Donald: You're nothing but a screeching and a noise when all set is done. Spite Douggie, would ya? Take that!
  • Break Van: Ow, oh, oh!
  • Ringo Starr: Cried the van.
  • Donald: There's more coming should you misbehave.
  • Ringo Starr: The van behave better after that. Until one day, Donald had an accident. The rails were slippery. He couldn't stop in time.
  • (Donald crashes into the signal box)
  • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller was most annoyed.
  • The Fat Controller: I am disappointed, Donald. I didn't expect such, er, clumsiness from you. I had decided to send Douglas back and keep you.
  • Donald: I'm sorry, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Donald.
  • The Fat Controller: I should think so, too. You have upset my arrangements. Now James will have to help you with the goods work, while you have your tender mended. James won't like that.
  • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller was right. James grumbled dreadfully.
  • Douglas: Anyone would think.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Douglas.
  • Douglas: That Donald had his accident on purpose. I heard tell about an engine and some tar wagons.
  • James: Shut up!
  • Ringo Starr: Said James.
  • James: It's not funny.
  • Ringo Starr: He didn't like to be remind about his own accident.
  • Donald: Well, well, well!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Douglas.
  • Douglas: Surely, James, it wasn't you. You didn't say.
  • Ringo Starr: James didn't say. He slouched sulkily away.
  • Break Van: He's cross!
  • Ringo Starr: Sniggered the spiteful break van.
  • Break Van: We'll try to make him crosser still!
  • Trucks: Hold back!
  • Ringo Starr: Giggled the trucks to each other. James did his best, but he was exhausted when they reached Edward's station. Luckily, Douglas was there.
  • James: Help me up the hill, please! (pants)
  • Ringo Starr: Panted James.
  • James: These trucks are playing tricks.
  • Douglas: We'll show them.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Douglas. Slowly but surely, the snorting engines forced the trucks up the hill. But James was losing steam.
  • James: I can't do it, I can't do it!
  • Douglas: Leave it to me!
  • Ringo Starr: Shouted Douglas. The guard was anxious.
  • Guard: Go steady! The van's breaking!
  • (Douglas smashes the break van to bits)
  • Ringo Starr: The van was in pieces. No one had been hurt, and soon Edward came to clear the mess. The Fat Controller was on board.
  • The Fat Controller: I might have known it would be Douglas.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Edward: Douglas was grand, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: James had no steam left, but Douglas worked hard enough for three. I heard him from my yard.
  • The Fat Controller: Two would have been enough.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: I want to be fair, Douglas, but...I don't know. I really don't know.
  • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller was making up his mind about something, but that's another story.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Every Day's a Special Day on Sodor)
  • Children: (singing) Every day's a Special Day on Sodor. Changing as the seasons come and go. Gentle spring gives way to summer sunshine, Autumn winds give way to winter snow. All the engines work the same, Freezing snow or driving rain. They just take it in their stride, Boilers nearly burst with pride. Every day's a Special Day on Sodor. Changing as the seasons come and go. Gentle spring gives way to summer sunshine, Autumn winds give way to winter snow. (Instrumental Break) All the engines work the same, Freezing snow or driving rain. They just take it in their stride, Boilers nearly burst with pride. Every day's a Special Day on Sodor. Changing as the seasons come and go. Gentle spring gives way to summer sunshine, Autumn winds give way to winter snow. Every day's a Special Day on Sodor. Changing as the seasons come and go. Gentle spring gives way to summer sunshine, Autumn winds give way to winter snow.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Donald's Duck)
  • Michael Angelis: Duck the Great Western engine works hard in the yard at the big station. Sometimes, he pulled coaches. Sometimes he pushed trucks. But whatever the work, Duck got the job done without fuss. One day, Duck was resting in the shed when the Fat Controller arrived.
  • The Fat Controller: Your work in the yard had been good. Would you like to have a branch line to your own.
  • Duck: Oh, yes please, sir.
  • Michael Angelis: 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.
  • Michael Angelis: He puffed.
  • Driver: Well you know what they say.
  • Michael Angelis: Laughed his driver.
  • Driver: A change is as good as a rest.
  • Michael Angelis: Soon, Duck was busier than ever. The Fat Controller was building a new station at the port and Duck pushed the trucks 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.
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled Toby.
  • Toby: The station is nearly finished.
  • Duck: And on time, too.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Duck thankfully. Duck felt his responsibility deeply and talked endlessly about it.
  • Duck: You don't understand, Donald, how much the Fat Controller relies on me.
  • Donald: Och aye.
  • Michael Angelis: 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 laid. Now wheesh and let an engine sleep.
  • Duck: Quack yourself!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Duck indignantly. Later, he spoke to his driver.
  • Duck: Donald says I quack, as if I laid an egg.
  • Fireman: Quack do you?
  • Michael Angelis: 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 stopped for water, he found that he had an unexpected passenger aboard. A small white duckling popped out of his water tank.
  • Donald: Now do who's behind this.
  • Michael Angelis: 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, they laughed and laughed.
  • Driver: Look, Duck. Look what's under your bunker. It's a nest box with an egg in it.
  • Michael Angelis: Donald opened a sleepy eye.
  • Donald: Well, well, well. You must've laid it in the night, Duck. All unbeknownst.
  • Michael Angelis: Then Duck laughed too.
  • Duck: You win, Donald. It did take a clever engine to get the better of you.
  • Michael Angelis: There's a pond near the duckling station. Here she swims and welcomes the trains as they passed by. The stationmaster calls her Dilly. To everyone else, she is always Donald's Duck.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence happens and Engine Roll Call starts)
  • Children: (singing) They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends. Thomas - he's the cheeky one, James - is vain but lots of fun, Percy - pulls the mail on time, Gordon - thunders down the line, Emily - really knows her stuff, Henry - toots and huffs and puffs, Edward - wants to help and share, Toby - well let's say, he's square. They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends. They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Troublesome Trucks)
  • Ringo Starr: James had not seen the Fat Controller for several days. He was left alone for being naughty and was not allowed out to push coaches or trucks in the yard.
  • James: Oh dear.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • James: I shall have to stay in the shed for always and no one will see my red coat again. All because I went so fast I made a hole in one of my coaches that had to be mended with of all things a passengers' bootlace.
  • Ringo Starr: At last the Fat Controller arrived.
  • The Fat Controller: I see you are sorry, James.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: I hope now that you will be a better engine. You have given me a lot of trouble. People are laughing at my railway and I don't like that at all.
  • James: I'm very sorry, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said James.
  • James: I will try hard to behave.
  • The Fat Controller: That's a good engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: I want you to pull some trucks for me.
  • Ringo Starr: James was delighted and puffed away.
  • Thomas: Here's your trucks, James.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Have you got some bootlaces ready?
  • Ringo Starr: And he ran off laughing.
  • Trucks: Oh, oh, oh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the trucks.
  • Trucks: We want a proper engine, not a red monster.
  • Ringo Starr: James took no notice and started as soon as the guard was ready.
  • James: Come along, come along.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed.
  • Trucks: We won't, we won't.
  • Ringo Starr: Screamed the trucks. But James didn't care and he pulled the screeching trucks sternly out of the station. The trucks tried hard to make him give up but he still kept on. Sometimes their brakes will slip on and sometimes their axles will run hot and each time the trouble had to be put right and each time James will start again, determined not to let them beat him.
  • Trucks: Give up, give up! You can't pull us! You can't, you can't!
  • Ringo Starr: Called the trucks.
  • James: I can and I will! I can and I will!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed James and slowly but surely, he pulled them along the line. At last they saw Gordon's Hill.
  • Driver: Look out for trouble, James.
  • Ringo Starr: Warned his driver.
  • Driver: We'll go fast and get them up before they know it. Don't let them stop you.
  • Ringo Starr: So James went faster and soon they were halfway up.
  • James: I'm doing it, I'm doing it.
  • Ringo Starr: He panted.
  • James: Will the top never come?
  • Ringo Starr: Then with a sudden jerk, it all came easier.
  • James: I've done it, I've done it.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed.
  • James: Hooray! It's easy now.
  • Ringo Starr: But his driver shut off steam.
  • Driver: They've done it again. We've left our tail behind. Look.
  • Ringo Starr: The last trucks were running backwards down the hill. A coupling had snapped. But the guard stopped the trucks and got out to warn approaching engines.
  • James: That's why it was easy.
  • Ringo Starr: Said James as he backed the trucks carefully down.
  • James: What silly things trucks are. They're might have been an accident.
  • Edward: Shall I help you, James?
  • Ringo Starr: Called Edward.
  • James: Uh, no thank you.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered James.
  • James: I'll pull them myself.
  • Edward: Good, don't let them beat you. You're doing well!
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Edward as James slowly struggled up the hill.
  • James: I can do it, I can do it.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed. He pulled and puffed as hard as he could.
  • James: I've done it, I've done it!
  • Ringo Starr: He panted. They reach their station safely and James was resting in the yard when Edward pulled up.
  • Edward: Peep peep!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled. Then, James saw the Fat Controller.
  • James: Oh dear, what will he say?
  • Ringo Starr: He asked himself. But the Fat Controller was smiling.
  • The Fat Controller: I was in Edward's train and I saw everything.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: You made the most troublesome trucks on the line behaved. After that, you deserved to keep your red coat.
  • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Henry and The Elephant)
  • Michael Angelis: Thomas the Tank Engine puffed happily along his branch line with Annie and Clarabel. The Fat Controller was waiting on the platform. He looked at his watch.
  • The Fat Controller: Well done, Thomas. You're right on time and really reliable.
  • Thomas: Thank you, Sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled Thomas.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Ooh, right on time and really reliable.
  • Michael Angelis: Hummed the coaches. But the big engines were not feeling cheerful at all.
  • Henry: Where's Percy?
  • Michael Angelis: Mumbled Henry.
  • Henry: He suppose to fetch our coaches.
  • James: We get no rest.
  • Michael Angelis: Complained James. He edged angrily onto the turntable and spoke rudely to Henry.
  • James: What's the matter, Henry? There's no rain today. Stop worrying and do some work instead.
  • Henry: I'm not afraid of getting wet anymore.
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed Henry.
  • Henry: Anyway, you looked silly enough to be a clown you should join the circus.
  • Percy: Oh.
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled Percy.
  • Percy: So you heard the news?
  • Gordon: What news?
  • Michael Angelis: Grunted Gordon.
  • Percy: About the circus.
  • James: Percy, what are you talking about?
  • Percy: The circus has arrived.
  • Michael Angelis: Explained Percy.
  • Percy: I've been shunting special trucks. The Fat Controller need your help too.
  • Michael Angelis: The engines soon forgot to be tired and cross. Until it was time for the circus to leave. Then Gordon and Henry were cross all over again when James got to pull the train away. A little later the Fat Controller returned.
  • The Fat Controller: Come along, Henry. A tunnel has blocked down the line. You must take some workmen to investigate.
  • Henry: Pushing trucks, pushing trucks.
  • Michael Angelis: Grumbled Henry. They stopped outside the tunnel. The workmen went inside. It was very dark and quiet. But not for long.
  • (Elephant trumpeting)
  • Workmen: Help!
  • Michael Angelis: Shouted the workmen and they ran out.
  • (The Workmen race out of the tunnel)
  • Workman: We started to dig at the block but it grunted and moved.
  • Michael Angelis: One said.
  • Foreman: Rubbish!
  • Michael Angelis: Said the foreman.
  • Workman: It's not rubbish. It's big and alive. We're not going in there again.
  • Foreman: Right.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the foreman.
  • Foreman: I'll ride in the trucks and Henry shall push it out.
  • Henry: Wheesh!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Henry unhappily. He had been shut in the tunnel for being afraid of the rain but this was worse. Something big and alive was inside.
  • Henry: Peep! Peep! I don't want to go in.
  • Driver: Neither do I.
  • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
  • Driver: But we must clear the line.
  • Henry: Oh, dear. Oh, dear.
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed Henry.
  • (Henry goes into the tunnel)
  • Michael Angelis: Then there was trouble. The block was indeed alive and very strong it began to push the train backwards. Out of the tunnel came Henry, then the trucks and last of all a large cross elephant.
  • (Elephant trumpeting)
  • Foreman: Well I never!
  • Michael Angelis: Cried the foreman. The workmen gave him some cake.
  • (Elephant trumpeting)
  • Michael Angelis: He drank three buckets of water and it was just about to drink another when Henry let off steam.
  • (Elephant trumpets)
  • Michael Angelis: Cried the elephant. Water went all over Henry. Poor Henry! The elephant and his keeper was so reunited, but Henry was most upset.
  • Henry: An elephant pushed me! An elephant hoosed me!
  • Michael Angelis: That night, he told the other engines all about it. Gordon and James felt sorry for Henry, but still teased him.
  • Gordon: First the rain, then an elephant. Whatever will you be afraid of next?
  • Thomas: Never mind, Henry.
  • Michael Angelis: Murmured Thomas.
  • Thomas: I think you are brave today, and really reliable too.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas, Terence and The Snow)
  • Ringo Starr: Autumn had come to the Island of Sodor. The fields were changing from yellow stubble to brown earth and an tractor was hard at work as Thomas puff along. Later Thomas saw the tractor close by.
  • Terence: Hello.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the tractor.
  • Terence: I'm Terence, I'm plowing.
  • Thomas: I'm Thomas, I'm pulling a train. What ugly wheels you got.
  • Terence: They're not ugly, they're caterpillars.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Terence.
  • Terence: I can go anywhere. I don't need rails.
  • Thomas: I don't want to go anywhere.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I like my rails, thank you.
  • Ringo Starr: Winter came with dark clouds full of snow.
  • Driver: I don't like it.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas' driver.
  • Driver: A heavy fall is coming. I hope it doesn't stop us.
  • Thomas: Huh!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: Soft stuff, nothing to it.
  • Ringo Starr: And he puffed on feeling cold but confident. They finished their journey safely but by now the country was covered.
  • Driver: You need your snowplow for the next journey, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Thomas: Huh! Snow is silly soft stuff it won't stop me.
  • Ringo Starr: The snowplow was heavy and uncomfortable and made Thomas cross. He shook it and he banged it and when they got back it was so damaged that the driver had to take it off.
  • Driver: You're a very naughty engine.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to Thomas. Next morning, Thomas' driver and fireman came early and worked hard to mend the snowplow, but they couldn't make it fit. Thomas was pleased.
  • Thomas: I shan't have to wear it, I shan't have to wear it.
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed to Annie and Clarabel. But they were rather worried.
  • Annie and Clarabel: I hope it's all right, I hope it's all right.
  • Ringo Starr: They whispered to each other. The driver was worried too.
  • Driver: It's not bad here.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to the fireman.
  • Driver: But it's sure to be deep in the valley.
  • Thomas: Silly soft stuff.
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: I didn't need that stupid old thing yesterday and I shan't today. Snow can't stop me.
  • Ringo Starr: He rushed into a tunnel thinking how clever he was. But there was trouble ahead.
  • (Thomas crashes into a snowdrift)
  • Thomas: Cinders and ashes!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I'm stuck.
  • Ringo Starr: And he was.
  • Driver: Back, Thomas, back.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver. Thomas tried but his wheels spun and he couldn't move. The guard went back for help while everyone else tried to dig the snow away. But as fast as they dug, more snow slipped down until Thomas was nearly buried.
  • Thomas: Oh, my wheels and coupling rods. I shall have to stop here till I'm frozen. What a silly engine I am.
  • Ringo Starr: And Thomas began to cry. At last the bus came to rescue the passengers. And then who should come to Thomas's rescue but Terence. Snow never worries him.
  • (Terence hooks up to Clarabel and pulls her and Annie out of the snow)
  • Ringo Starr: He pulled the empty coaches away, then came back for Thomas. Thomas' wheels were clear but still spun when he tried to move. Terence tugged and slipped and slipped and tugged and at last dragged Thomas clear of the snow ready for the journey home.
  • (Terence goes away into the tunnel with Thomas following him)
  • Thomas: Thank you, Terence. Your caterpillars are splendid.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Driver: I hope you'll be sensible now, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Thomas: I'll try.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas and he puffed hummily away.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Rusty To The Rescue)
  • Michael Angelis: In springtime, Rusty loves to visit a faraway place. It's filled with bluebells. The air smells sweet and Rusty thinks there's no better place than be. One day, Thomas was passing by just as Rusty was having a drink.
  • Thomas: Peep Peep! Good morning.
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled Thomas.
  • Thomas: Your driver looks a little worried. I wonder why.
  • Rusty: I don't know.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: But I soon will. Excuse me.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: But there's something wrong?
  • Rusty's Driver: Yes indeed.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied the driver.
  • Rusty's Driver: They need another engine to help us run the special line.
  • Rusty: A bluebell engine.
  • Michael Angelis: Laughed Rusty.
  • Rusty: Maybe I can find one.
  • Michael Angelis: Later, Rusty saw Douglas and Percy. Rusty had an idea.
  • Rusty: Can you help me find another engine?
  • Douglas: Where?
  • Rusty: Where'd you found Oliver?
  • Douglas: You mean on the Other Railway?
  • Rusty: Yes. I'm looking for a bluebell engine.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Rusty and explained everything.
  • Douglas: I like to help. But these days it's only Diesels that go there.
  • Michael Angelis: Then Rusty decided.
  • Rusty: So that's were I go.
  • Douglas: Take care.
  • Michael Angelis: Warned Douglas. Rusty told the driver all about the plan and that night he came to the shed.
  • Rusty's Driver: The manager says he'll make a home for a bluebell engine if you find one.
  • Rusty: Right.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: We'll find one tomorrow.
  • Michael Angelis: It took them all the next day to travel to the Other Railway. Darkness fell and the cold wind blew.
  • Rusty: Ooh. What's that?
  • Michael Angelis: Murmured Rusty. But it was only the sounds of a lonely scrapyard. Diesel silent and still lined up on guard.
  • Diesels: Who are you?
  • Michael Angelis: Rusty plucked up courage.
  • Rusty: I'm a shed and sidings inspection diesel. Have you any engines in the shed?
  • Diesels: No! None!
  • Michael Angelis: Rusty rally began.
  • Rusty: Then what about the sidings?
  • Diesels: One. We have one.
  • Michael Angelis: Rusty grew braver still.
  • Rusty: Then I'll just go and inspect.
  • Michael Angelis: A small engine with a tall funnel stood sad and alone in a shadowy siding. His driver was huddled in the cab, keeping it company.
  • Rusty: Excuse me.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: Do you like bluebells?
  • Michael Angelis: The engine looks dawdled.
  • Stepney: Yes, bluebells are beautiful.
  • Rusty: Then you're soon going to see lots of them because I'm getting you out of here.
  • Michael Angelis: Everyone worked fast. It was difficult to set the fire, but soon it was glowing hot and Stepney had a good head of steam. Rusty's engineer agreed to be Stepney's fireman. So off they set, past the bleak and broody lines of diesels.
  • Diesels: Where is he going?
  • Michael Angelis: They hissed.
  • Rusty: Just down the line.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Rusty, and they chuffered quickly away.
  • Rusty: We've done it. We're over the board and back in our own railway. Mission accomplished.
  • Michael Angelis: When Rusty and the engine arrived in the valley, a big welcome awaited him.
  • Manager: We shall mend you and give you your new coat of paint.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the manager. His driver was delighted.
  • Stepney's Driver: You lucky old engine. You've been saved by the bluebell railway.
  • Stepney: And my friend Rusty. I wouldn't be here if it weren't for Rusty.
  • Michael Angelis: Now the little engine is has happy as can be and helps the passengers and visit at bluebell time. His name is Stepney but everyone calls him the bluebell engine.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin The Flying Kipper)
  • Ringo Starr: One winter evening, Henry's driver said...
  • Henry's Driver: We'll be out early tomorrow. We've got to take the Flying Kipper. Don't tell Gordon, but I think if we pull the Kipper nicely, the Fat Controller will let us pull the express. The special coal they gave you is working well.
  • Henry: Hurrah!
  • Ringo Starr: Cried Henry.
  • Henry: That will be lovely.
  • Ringo Starr: All kinds of ships use the harbour at the big station by the sea. There are passenger ships, cargo ships and fishing boats also come here. They unload their fish on the quay. Some of them goes the shops in the town, and the rest in a special train to other places far away. This is the train the railwaymen called the Flying Kipper. Henry was ready at 5:00. There was snow and frost. Men hustled and shouted loading the vans with the crates of fish. The last door banged, the guard showed his green lamp, and the Flying Kipper was ready to go.
  • Henry: Come on, come on, don't be silly, don't be silly.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Henry to the vans. The vans shuddered and groaned.
  • Vans: Trock-trick, trock-trick, all right, all right!
  • Henry: That's better, that's better.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Henry. Cloud of smoke and steam poured from his funnel into the cold air, and the fire's light shown brightly.
  • Henry: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Panted Henry. They were going well. The light grew better, signal light shown green as they passed. Then, a yellow signal appeared ahead. His driver prepared to stop, but the home signal was down.
  • Henry's Driver: All clear, Henry. Away we go.
  • Ringo Starr: They couldn't know the points from the main line to a siding were frozen, and a home signal should have been set a danger, but snow had forced it down. A goods train was waited in a siding to let the Flying Kipper past, and a Driver and Fireman were drinking cocoa in the break van.
  • Guard: The Kipper is due.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the guard.
  • Fireman: Who cares?
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fireman.
  • Fireman: This is good cocoa.
  • Ringo Starr: The driver got up.
  • Driver: Come on, fireman, back to our engine.
  • Ringo Starr: They got out just in time.
  • (Henry crashes into the break van and comes off the rails completely)
  • Ringo Starr: Henry's driver and fireman had jumped clear before the crash, but Henry lay dazed and surprised. The Fat Controller came to see him.
  • Henry: The signal was down, Sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Henry.
  • The Fat Controller: Cheer up, Henry. It wasn't your fault. Ice and snow cause the accident. I'm sending you to Crewe, a fine place for sick engines. They'll give you your new shape and a larger firebox. You'll feel a different engine, and won't need special coal anymore. Won't that be nice?
  • Henry: Yes, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Henry doubtfully. Henry liked being a Crewe, but was glad to come home. A crowd of people waited to see him arrive in his new shape. He looked so splendid and strong that they gave him three cheers.
  • Henry: Peep, peep!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled.
  • Henry: Thank you very much!
  • Ringo Starr: I am sorry to say that a lot of little children were often late for school, because they waited to see Henry go by. They often see him pulling the express. He does it so well that Gordon is jealous. But that's another story.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Bulldog)
  • Michael Angelis: One morning, Percy was impatient. He was wearing a new coat of paint and long for everyone to see it. The other engines were still dozing, but not Percy.
  • Percy: Driver should be here by now. What's he doing?
  • Gordon: Sleeping.
  • Michael Angelis: Grunted Gordon.
  • Percy: But that means I'll be late. The coaches will be waiting and the passengers will get cross.
  • Henry: Rubbish!
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed Henry.
  • James: It's still early.
  • Michael Angelis: Added James.
  • James: You just wanna showoff.
  • Percy: No I don't.
  • Thomas: Never mind, Percy.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: It'll soon be time for work, but be careful, or you might run into danger and Duke is not here to save you.
  • Toby: D-D-Duke?
  • Michael Angelis: Stuttered Toby.
  • Toby: You mean our hero?
  • Michael Angelis: A large painting of Duke hung on the engine shed.
  • Thomas: The very same.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Driver told me the story. Listen.
  • Michael Angelis: And this is the story Thomas told them. Long ago, when Peter Sam was still called Stuart and Sir Handel Falcon, they worked with Duke on his own railway, but Falcon still had a lot to learn. The manager came to see him.
  • Manager: Falcon, I'm pleased with your work so far. Now you must learn the difficult part of the line. We call it "The Mountain Road".
  • Michael Angelis: Falcon was excited.
  • Falcon: Yes please, sir.
  • Manager: So tomorrow...
  • Michael Angelis: Continued the manager.
  • Manager: ...when you have a new coat of paint, you will go on it. Duke will explain everything.
  • Falcon: Huh!
  • Michael Angelis: Thought Falcon.
  • Falcon: Duke's an old fusspot.
  • Michael Angelis: The next day came.
  • Duke: Listen.
  • Michael Angelis: Warned Duke.
  • Duke: The mountain road is difficult. I'll lead.
  • Falcon: No.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Falcon.
  • Falcon: I'll lead. How can I learn the road with you lumbering ahead and blocking the view?
  • Duke: Suit yourself.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Duke.
  • Duke: But never mind the view. Look at the track.
  • Michael Angelis: The engines set off.
  • Duke: Look at the track.
  • Michael Angelis: Puffed Duke.
  • Duke: Never mind the view.
  • Falcon: Fusspot, fusspot.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Falcon.
  • Falcon: Fuddy-duddy, fuddy-duddy, fuddy-duddy.
  • Michael Angelis: The engines' speed grew slower and slower.
  • Falcon: Don't dawdle, don't dawdle!
  • Michael Angelis: Urged Falcon.
  • Duke: No hurry, no hurry.
  • Michael Angelis: Puffed Duke. Soon they approach the tunnel. Falcon didn't like the tunnel. It was curved and he couldn't see.
  • Falcon: I wanna get out! I wanna get out!
  • Michael Angelis: He sighed. One moment, everything seemed safe, when suddenly...
  • (Falcon falls into the edge)
  • Michael Angelis: Falcon was derailed and hung dangerously over the edge. Duke bravely held on with all of his strength.
  • Falcon: Stop shaking!
  • Michael Angelis: He called.
  • Falcon: I can't hold you if you shake!
  • Michael Angelis: Duke's driver and fireman work quickly to make the two engines safe again. Then came more trouble.
  • Fireman: Water!
  • Michael Angelis: Cried Duke's fireman.
  • Fireman: Duke needs water quickly!
  • Michael Angelis: Luckily there was the workers' cottage nearby. Soon everyone was passing jugs, buckets, kettles and saucepans filled with water until Duke's first was quenched. All the while, Duke was building more strength. At last, when everyone's help, he was able to pull Falcon back on to the rails.
  • (Duke pulls Falcon back on the rails)
  • Michael Angelis: Then they started off once more. The manager was waiting at the top station. He apologized with the accident.
  • Passengers: Your Duke...
  • Michael Angelis: Said the passengers.
  • Passengers: Is a hero! He stern firmed like a bulldog and wouldn't let go.
  • Michael Angelis: Falcon was grateful too.
  • Falcon: Thank you for saving me, Duke. I didn't know you bothered after I've been so rude.
  • Duke: Oh well.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Duke.
  • Duke: You just had a new coat of paint. It wouldn't been a pity if you rolled down the mountain and spoiled it.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Tenders and Turntables)
  • Ringo Starr: Henry and Gordon were lonely when Thomas left the yard to run his branch line. They missed him very much. They had more work to do and had to fetch some more coaches. They didn't like that. James grumbled too.
  • Henry: We get no rest, we get no rest!
  • Ringo Starr: They all complained. But the coaches only laughed.
  • Coaches: You're lazy and slack, you're lazy and slack!
  • Ringo Starr: They answered. All together, the engines were causing the Fat Controller a great deal of trouble. The big stations both ends on the line each have a turntable. The Fat Controller had made them so that the tender engines can be turned round because it is dangerous for them to go fast and backwards. Tank engines like Thomas don't need turntables. They can go just as well backwards as forwards. But to hear Gordon talk, he would've thought that the Fat Controller had given him a tender just to show how important he was.
  • Gordon: You don't understand, little Thomas. We Tender Engines have a position to keep up. It doesn't matter where you go, but we are important, and for the Fat Controller to make us shunt trucks, fetch coaches and go on some of those dirty sidings it's, it's, well, it's not the proper thing.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas chuckled and went off with Annie and Clarabel.
  • Gordon: Disgraceful!
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon hissed as he ran backwards to the turntable. The turntable was in the windy place close to the sea, and he was not on it just right, he put amount of balance and made a difficult to turn. Today, Gordon was in the bad temper, and the wind was blowing fiercely. His driver tried to make him stop in the right place but Gordon wasn't trying. The fireman tried to turn the handle, but Gordon's weight and the strong wind prevented him.
  • Driver: It's no good.
  • Ringo Starr: They said at last.
  • Driver: Your tender upsets the balance. If you're a little tank engine, you be all right. Now you have to pull the next train backwards.
  • Boys: Look!
  • Ringo Starr: Called some boys.
  • Boys: There's a new tank engine! Oh, it's only Gordon, back to front.
  • Thomas: Hello!
  • Ringo Starr: Called Thomas.
  • Thomas: Playing tank engines? Sensible engine. Take my advice, scrap your tender and have a nice bunker.
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon said nothing. Even James laughed when he saw him.
  • Gordon: Take care.
  • Ringo Starr: Hissed Gordon.
  • Gordon: You might stick too.
  • James: No fear.
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled James.
  • James: I'm not so fat as you. I mustn't stick.
  • Ringo Starr: Thought James. He stopped on just the right place to balance the table. It could now swing easily. Gordon arrived and time to see everything. James turned much too easily. The wind puffed him round like a top. He couldn't stop!
  • (James spins faster and faster until he slows down, and as the turntable stops, he is all green and dizzy)
  • Gordon: Well, well!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: Are you playing roundabouts?
  • Ringo Starr: Poor James feeling quite giddy rolled off to the shed without a word. That night, the three engines had an indignation meeting.
  • Gordon: It's shameful to treat tender engines like this. Gordon has to go backwards and people think he's a tank engine, James spins like a top and everyone laughs at us. And to add to that, the Fat Controller makes us all shunt in dirty sidings. Blech! Listen.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon. He whispered something to the others.
  • Gordon: We'll do it tomorrow. The Fat Controller will look silly.
  • Ringo Starr: The engines had decided to go on strike.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Toby's Tightrope)
  • Michael Angelis: One day, Percy arrived in a quarry to collect some stone for his trucks. Snow and frost lay everywhere. There was not a sound to be heard. Percy ventured further. He found Mavis the new diesel engine resting in the shelter of some rocks.
  • Percy: Cheer up, Mavis.
  • Michael Angelis: He whistled. Mavis was still remembering the trouble she had with trucks.
  • Mavis: Manager says I don't listen for his advice. He says I'd no business chortling down Toby's line. Toby's a fusspot.
  • Percy: Toby has forgotten all about trucks than you'll ever known.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Percy.
  • Percy: You must put the trucks where he wants them, then you'll be a really useful engine. Now if you excuse me, I have to take these stones to the harbour.
  • Michael Angelis: Mavis likes Percy but she still wouldn't to his advice.
  • Mavis: Why shouldn't I go on Toby's line.
  • Michael Angelis: The siding arrangements are awkward. The put the trucks where Toby wanted them, Mavis had to make several journeys. She started making a plan.
  • Mavis: If we used the teeniest bit on Toby's line.
  • Michael Angelis: She said to her driver.
  • Mavis: We would save all this bother.
  • Michael Angelis: Her driver suspecting nothing allow them to go as far as the level crossing. A few days later, the weather changed. As the soon melted, the quarry grew busy again. Some trains were so long that before leaving the cars for Toby, Mavis had to go beyond the level crossing with them. Now for her plan. She would go further down the line without it seeming her fault.
  • Mavis: Can you keep a secret?
  • Michael Angelis: She asked the trucks.
  • Trucks: Yes, yes, yes!
  • Michael Angelis: They chattered.
  • Mavis: Will you bump me at the level crossing and tell no one I ask you?
  • Michael Angelis: The trucks promised. But while Mavis was away, Toby arrived. He decided to shunt the trucks himself. The trucks decided to bump him anyway. They reached the level crossing and Toby's brakes came on. This was the signal for the trucks.
  • Trucks: On, on, on!
  • Michael Angelis: They yelled. Toby was away. With the trucks screaming and yelling behind him. No one realize that melted snow had turned a stream ahead into a torrent and the bridge above it was about to collapse. The rails were now like a tightrope against the thundering water.
  • Toby: Stop, stop!
  • Michael Angelis: Cried Toby. His driver thought for control. They came nearer and nearer by the bridge.
  • (Toby reaches the broken bridge)
  • Michael Angelis: The driver braked hard. Toby stopped still on the rails but with his wheels shredding the tightrope over the abyss. Mavis was horrified and quickly came to the rescue. Workmen anchored Toby with chains while she pulled the trucks away. Then, she helped Toby to safety.
  • (Mavis rescuing Toby)
  • Mavis: I'm sorry about the trucks.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Mavis.
  • Mavis: I can't think how you manage to stop them in time.
  • Toby: Oh well.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Toby.
  • Toby: My driver told me about circus people who walked tightropes, but I just didn't fancy doing it myself.
  • Michael Angelis: Later, the Fat Controller arrived.
  • The Fat Controller: A very smart piece of work.
  • Michael Angelis: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: Mavis, you did well too I hear.
  • Mavis: It, it was my fault about those trucks, sir.
  • Michael Angelis: She faulted.
  • Mavis: But if I could...
  • The Fat Controller: Could what?
  • Mavis: Come down the line sometimes, Sir? Toby says he'll show me what to do.
  • The Fat Controller: Certainly.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: If your manager agrees.
  • Michael Angelis: And so it was arranged. Now Mavis is as happy as can be, and the Fat Controller thinks she's really useful indeed.
  • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Percy Runs Away)
  • Ringo Starr: Henry, James and Gordon were miserable. They had been shut up for several days for being naughty, and long to be let out again. At last, the Fat Controller arrived.
  • The Fat Controller: I hope you are sorry.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: And understand that you are not so important after all. We have a new tank engine called Percy who helps pull coaches and Thomas and Edward had worked the main line nicely, but I will let you now if you promise to be good.
  • Gordon: Yes sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the three engines.
  • James: We will.
  • The Fat Controller: That's right, but please remember that this no shunting nonsense must stop.
  • Ringo Starr: He then told Percy, Edward and Thomas that they can go and play on a branch line for a few days, and they ran off happily to find Annie and Clarabel at the junction. The two coaches were very pleased to see Thomas again. Edward and Percy played with the trucks.
  • Trucks: Stop, stop, stop!
  • Ringo Starr: Screamed the trucks as they pushed them to their proper sidings. But the two engines laughed and went on shunting till the trucks were tightly arranged. Next, Edward took some empty trucks from the quarry. Percy was left alone. He didn't mind that a bit. He like watching trains and being cheeky to the other engines.
  • Percy: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: He would call, and they got very cross. After a great deal of shunting, Percy was waiting for the signalman to set the points so that he can go back to the yard. He was eager to work, but was being rather careless and not paying attention. Edward had warned Percy.
  • Edward: Be careful on the main line. Whistle to the signalman you are there.
  • Ringo Starr: But Percy didn't remember to whistle, and so the busy signalman forgot him. Percy waited and waited. The points were still against him so he couldn't move. Then, he looked along the main line.
  • Percy: Peep, peep!
  • Ringo Starr: He whistled in horror, for rushing straight towards him was Gordon with the express.
  • Gordon: Oh!
  • Ringo Starr: Groaned Gordon.
  • Gordon: Get out of my way!
  • (Gordon approaches Percy, who then shuts his eyes and the big engine comes to a frightening halt)
  • Ringo Starr: Percy opened his eyes. Gordon had stopped with Percy's buffers a few inches from his own. But Percy had began to move.
  • Percy: I won't stay here, I'll run away!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed. He ran straight through Edward's station, and was so frightened that he ran right up Gordon's hill without stopping. After that, he was tired, but he couldn't stop. He had no driver to shut off steam and applied his brakes.
  • Percy: I want to stop! I want to stop!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed. The man in the signalbox saw Percy was in trouble, so he kindly set the points. Percy puffed wearily onto a nice empty siding, ending in a big bank of earth. He was too tired now to care where he went.
  • Percy: I want to stop, I want to stop! I have stopped!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed thankfully.
  • Workmen: Never mind, Percy.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the workmen as they dug him out.
  • Workmen: You shall have some drink and some coal and then you feel better.
  • Ringo Starr: Presently, Gordon arrived.
  • Gordon: Well done, Percy. You started so quickly that you stopped the nasty accident.
  • Percy: I'm sorry I was cheeky.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy.
  • Percy: You were clever to stop.
  • Ringo Starr: Then Gordon helped pull Percy out from the bank. Percy is still cheeky because he is that sort of engine. He is always most careful when he goes on the main line.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Gordon and The Famous Visitor)
  • Michael Angelis: It was an important day in the yard. Everyone was excited, making notes and taking photographs. A special visitor had arrived, and was now the center of attention.
  • Thomas: Who's that?
  • Michael Angelis: Whispered Thomas to Duck.
  • Duck: That...
  • Michael Angelis: Said Duck proudly.
  • Duck: ...is a celebrity.
  • Percy: A what?
  • Michael Angelis: Asked Percy.
  • Duck: A celebrity is a very famous engine.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Duck.
  • Duck: Driver says we can talk to him soon.
  • Thomas: Oh.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: He's probably too famous to even notice us.
  • Michael Angelis: Just then, Gordon arrived.
  • Gordon: Pah!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: Who cares? A lot of fuss about nothing, if you ask me.
  • Michael Angelis: And he steamed away. Later that night, the engines found that the visitor wasn't conceited at all. He enjoyed talking the engines, till' long after the stars came out. He left early next morning.
  • Gordon: Good riddance.
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon grumbled.
  • Gordon: Chattering all night. Who is he, anyway?
  • Thomas: Duck told you.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: He's famous.
  • Gordon: As famous as me?
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed Gordon.
  • Gordon: Nonsense.
  • Thomas: He's famouser than you.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: He went 100 miles an hour before you were thought of.
  • Gordon: So he says.
  • Michael Angelis: Snorted Gordon.
  • Gordon: But I didn't like his looks. He's got no armor. Never trust domeless engines. They're not respectable. I never boast, but I'd say that 100 miles an hour would be easy for me.
  • Michael Angelis: Duck took some trucks to Edward's station.
  • Edward: Hello.
  • Michael Angelis: Called Edward.
  • Edward: That famous engine came through this morning. He whistled to me. Wasn't he kind?
  • Duck: He's the finest engine in the world.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Duck, then he told Edward what Gordon had said.
  • Edward: Take no notice.
  • Michael Angelis: Soothed Edward.
  • Edward: He's just jealous. Look, he's coming now.
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon's wheels pounded the rails.
  • Gordon: He did it, I'll do it. He did it, I'll do it!
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon's train rocketed past, and was gone.
  • Duck: He'll knock himself to bits!
  • Michael Angelis: Chuckled Duck.
  • (Gordon ???
  • Gordon's Driver: Steady, Gordon.
  • Michael Angelis: Called his driver.
  • Gordon's Driver: We aren't running a race.
  • Gordon: We are, then.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Gordon, but he said it to himself. Suddenly, Gordon began to feel a little strange.
  • Gordon: The top of my boiler seems funny.
  • Michael Angelis: He thought.
  • Gordon: It feels as if something is loose! I'd better go slower.
  • Michael Angelis: But it was too late. On the viaduct, they met the wind. It was a teasing wind that blew suddenly at hard puffs. Gordon thought it wanted to push him off the bridge.
  • Gordon: No, you don't!
  • Michael Angelis: He said firmly. But the wind had other ideas. It curled round his boiler, crept under his loose dome, and lifted off and away into the valley below.
  • (The dome falls into the water)
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon was most uncomfortable. The cold wind was whistling through his hole where his dome should be and he felt silly without it. At the big station, the trucks laughed at him.
  • (Trucks laugh)
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon tried to wheesh them away, but they crowded round no matter what he did.
  • (Trucks continue laughing)
  • Michael Angelis: On the way back to the shed, Gordon wanted his driver to stop and fetch his dome.
  • Gordon's Driver: We'll never find it now.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the driver.
  • Gordon's Driver: You'll have to go to the works for a new one.
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon was very cross.
  • Gordon: I hope the shed is empty tonight.
  • Michael Angelis: He huffed to himself. But all the engines were there waiting.
  • A Voice: Never trust domeless engines.
  • Michael Angelis: Said a voice from somewhere behind him.
  • A Voice: They aren't respectable.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Saved From Scrap)
  • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller works his engines hard, but they are very proud when he calls them really useful.
  • Edward: I'm going to the scrapyard today.
  • Ringo Starr: Edward called to Thomas.
  • Thomas: What? Already? You're not that old.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Thomas cheekily. Thomas was only teased him. The scrapyard was full of rusty old cars and machinery. They are broken into pieces, loaded into trucks and Edward pulls them to the steelworks where they are melted down and used again. Today, there was a surprise waiting for Edward in the yard. It was a traction engine.
  • Edward: Hello.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: You're not broken and rusty. What are you doing here?
  • Trevor: I'm Trevor. They're going to break me up next week.
  • Edward: What a shame.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Trevor: My driver says I only need some paint, polish and oil to be as good as new, but my owner says I'm old fashioned.
  • Ringo Starr: Edward snorted.
  • Edward: People say I'm old fashioned, but I don't care. The Fat Controller says I'm a useful engine. What work did you do?
  • Trevor: My owner will send us from farm to farm. We threshed corn, hauled logs and did lots of other work. The children loved to see us.
  • Ringo Starr: Trevor shut his eyes, remembering.
  • Trevor: Oh, yes. I like children.
  • Ringo Starr: Edward set off for the station.
  • Edward: Broken up, what a shame. Broken up, what a shame. I must help Trevor, I must.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought of all his friends who liked engines. But strangely none of them would have room for a traction engine at home.
  • Edward: It's a shame, it's a shame.
  • Ringo Starr: He hissed. Then...
  • Edward: Peep! Peep! Why didn't I think of him before.
  • Ringo Starr: There on the platform was the very person.
  • Vicar: Hello, Edward. You look upset. What's the matter, Charlie?
  • Ringo Starr: He asked the driver.
  • Driver: There's a traction engine in the scrapyard, Vicar. He'll be broken up next week. Jem Cole says he never drove a better engine.
  • Edward: Do save him, sir. He saws wood and gives children rides.
  • Vicar: We'll see.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied the Vicar. Jem Cole came on Saturday.
  • Jem Cole: The reverend's coming to see you, Trevor. Maybe he'll buy you.
  • Trevor: Do you think he will?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Trevor hopefully.
  • Jem Cole: He will when I lit your fire and clean you up.
  • Ringo Starr: The Vicar and his two boys arrived that evening. Trevor hadn't felt so happy for months. He chuffered about the yard.
  • Vicar: Show your paces, Trevor.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Vicar. Later he came out of the office, smiling.
  • Vicar: I've got him cheap, Jem, cheap.
  • Jem Cole: Did ye hear that Trevor?
  • Ringo Starr: Cried Jem.
  • Jem Cole: The reverend's saved you and you'll live at the vicarage now.
  • Trevor: Peep! Peep!
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Trevor. Now Trevor's home was in the Vicarage Orchard, and he sees Edward every day. His paint is spotless and his brass shines like gold. Trevor likes his work but his happiest day is the church fair. With a wooden seat bolted to his bunker, he chuffers round the orchard giving rides to children. Long afterwards, you will see him shut his eyes, remembering.
  • Trevor: I like children.
  • Ringo Starr: He whispers happily.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Trust Thomas)
  • Michael Angelis: Thomas the Tank Engine was feeling bright and cheerful. It was a splendid day.
  • Thomas: Good morning.
  • Michael Angelis: He whistled to some cows, but the cows didn't reply.
  • Thomas: Never mind.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: They're busy with their breakfast.
  • Michael Angelis: Next he saw Bertie.
  • Thomas: Hello, Bertie. Care for a race today?
  • Michael Angelis: But all Bertie could say was...
  • Bertie: Ouch! That's another hole in the road!
  • Thomas: I'm sorry, Bertie.
  • Michael Angelis: Smiled Thomas. Thomas was still in good spirits when Bertie arrived at the next station.
  • Thomas: Bad luck, Bertie.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Now if you're a steam engine, you would run a repair on reliable rails.
  • Bertie: Huh!
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Bertie.
  • Bertie: The railway was suppose to deliver the tar to mend the road two weeks ago. You can't trust a thing that runs on rails.
  • Thomas: I run on rails. You can trust me, Bertie. I'll see if I can find out what's happened.
  • Michael Angelis: Thomas left Bertie and made his way along the branch line towards the big station by the sea. James was snorting about in the yard.
  • James: It's too bad! Percy goes to work at the harbour and I do his job, here, there and everywhere! Take that!
  • Trucks: Ooh!
  • Michael Angelis: Groaned the trucks.
  • Trucks: Just you wait, we'll show you!
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon laughed.
  • Gordon: I'll tell you what, James. If you pretended to be ill everywhere, you couldn't shunt trucks here, or go to the quarry there, could you?
  • James: What a good idea.
  • Michael Angelis: Agreed James.
  • James: Look, here comes Thomas. I'll start pretending now
  • Michael Angelis: Thomas was sorry to see the engines looking miserable
  • Thomas: Cheer up. It's a beautiful day.
  • Gordon: Yes.
  • Michael Angelis: Grumbled Gordon
  • Gordon: But not for James.
  • Thomas: What's the matter?
  • Gordon: He's sick.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Gordon.
  • James: Yes he is. I mean I am.
  • Michael Angelis: Stuttered James.
  • James: I don't feel well at all.
  • Thomas: Don't worry.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas kindly.
  • Thomas: I'll help out if you're ill.
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon and James sniggered quietly to each other. Some of James' trucks were coupled behind Thomas and he steamed away to the quarry. The trucks were still cross.
  • Trucks: We couldn't pay James back for bumping us, so we'll play tricks on Thomas instead. One engine is as good as another.
  • Michael Angelis: But Thomas didn't hear them. He collected all the stone from the quarry and set off back to the junction. Danger lay ahead.
  • Trucks: Now for our plan!
  • Michael Angelis: Giggled the trucks.
  • Trucks: Go faster, go faster!
  • Thomas' Driver: Slow down!
  • Michael Angelis: Called Thomas' driver and applied the brakes.
  • (Thomas hits the buffers, and a log snaps apart, sending him floating into another set of buffers)
  • Michael Angelis: Poor Thomas stood dazed and surprised in the muddy pool, as a toad eyed in suspiciously.
  • Thomas: Bust my buffers.
  • Michael Angelis: Muttered Thomas.
  • Thomas: The day started so well too.
  • Michael Angelis: Duck pulled away the trucks, and Edward helped Thomas back to the junction. Suddenly, Thomas remembered the missing tar. He told Edward all about him.
  • Edward: That's strange.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Edward.
  • Edward: A truck full of tar been left in my station. That must be it. Driver will make sure it gets to Bertie now.
  • Michael Angelis: Later, James spoke to Thomas.
  • James: I'm sorry about your accident.
  • Michael Angelis: He muttered.
  • James: And so is Gordon. We didn't mean to get you into trouble.
  • Gordon: No indeed.
  • Michael Angelis: Spluttered Gordon.
  • Gordon: A near misunderstanding, Thomas, all's well that ends well.
  • Michael Angelis: Just then Bertie arrived. He looked much more cheerful.
  • Bertie: My road's being mended now.
  • Thomas: Oh, I am glad.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Thomas.
  • Bertie: Thanks for all you did.
  • Michael Angelis: Added Bertie.
  • Bertie: Now I know I can trust an engine especially his name was Thomas.
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon and James puffed silently away to the shed, but Thomas still had company.
  • Thomas: Well, well.
  • Michael Angelis: He sighed.
  • Thomas: What a day for surprises.
  • Michael Angelis: The toad who was looking forward to arrive home noisily agreed.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Cows)
  • Ringo Starr: Edward was getting old. His bearings were worn, and he clanked as he puffed along. He was taking empty cattle trucks to a market town. The sun shone, birds sang, but Edward was heading for trouble.
  • Edward: Come on! Come on!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed.
  • Trucks: Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!
  • Ringo Starr: Screamed the trucks. Edward puffed and clanked, the trucks rattled and screamed. Some cows were grazing near by. They were not used to trains. The noise and smoke disturbed them. As Edward clanked by, they broke through the fence and ran across the line. A coupling was broken and some cars were left behind.
  • (Cows mooing)
  • Ringo Starr: Edward felt a jerk, but didn't take much notice. He was used to cattle trucks.
  • Edward: Bother those trucks!
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • Edward: Why can't they come quietly?
  • Ringo Starr: He was at the next station before either he or his driver realized what had happened. When Gordon and Henry heard about the accident, they laughed and boasted.
  • Gordon: Fancy allowing cars to break his train! They wouldn't dare do that to us. We'd show them!
  • Ringo Starr: Toby was cross.
  • Toby: You couldn't help it, Edward. They've never met cows. I have, and I know the trouble they are.
  • (Edward's whistle toots and puffs away)
  • Ringo Starr: Some days later, Gordon rushed through Edward's Station.
  • Gordon: Boop boop! Mind the cows! Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Gordon.
  • Coaches: Don't make such a fuss! Don't make such a fuss!
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled his coaches. A long stretch a line lay ahead. In the distance was a bridge. It seemed to Gordon that there was something on the bridge. His driver thought so too.
  • Gordon's Driver: Whoa, Gordon!
  • Ringo Starr: He said, and shut off steam.
  • Gordon: Pooh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: It's only a cow! Shooh! Shooh!
  • Ringo Starr: He moved slowly on to the bridge, but the cow wouldn't "Shooh"! She had lost her calf, and felt lonely.
  • Cow: Mooooh!
  • Ringo Starr: She said sadly. Everyone tried to send her away, but she wouldn't go. Henry arrived.
  • Henry: What's this? A cow? I'll soon settle her. Be off! Be off!
  • Cow: Mooooh!
  • Ringo Starr: Said the cow. Henry backed away nervously.
  • Henry: I don't want to hurt her.
  • Ringo Starr: At the next station, Henry's guard told them about the cow, and warned the signalman that the line was blocked.
  • Porter: That must be Bluebell.
  • Ringo Starr: Said a porter.
  • Porter: Her calf is here, ready to go to market. Percy will take her along.
  • (Percy's whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: At the bridge, Bluebell was very pleased to her calf again, and the porter led them away.
  • (Cows mooing)
  • Henry: Not a word.
  • Gordon: Keep it dark.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Gordon and Henry to each other. They felt rather silly, but the story soon spread.
  • (Crickets chirping; owl hoots)
  • Edward: Well, well, well!
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Edward.
  • Edward: Two big engines afraid of a cow.
  • Gordon: Afraid? Rubbish.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: We didn't want the poor thing to hurt herself by running up against us. We stopped so as not to excite her. You see what I mean, my dear Edward.
  • Edward: Yes, Gordon.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward. Gordon felt somehow that Edward "saw" only too well.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Rock N Roll)
  • Michael Angelis: Skarloey the Little Engine loves all the sights and sounds along his line and knows them very well. One morning, soon after he returned from being mended, he was enjoying his journey more than ever before. Along the way, he met Rusty.
  • Skarloey: You know...
  • Michael Angelis: He said.
  • Skarloey: If I couldn't see those familiar faces and places, I think I was on a different railway. You've done wonders with these rails.
  • Michael Angelis: Rusty laughed.
  • Rusty: I'm glad you're pleased. Manager says let's mend the tracks so well he won't know where he is. And we did, and you didn't if you take my meaning.
  • Michael Angelis: Skarloey liked this hard working diesel.
  • Rusty: There's still one more bad bit.
  • Michael Angelis: Warned Rusty just before the first station.
  • Rusty: An engine might come off there particularly Duncan. He will Rock N Roll along the line. Look at him right now. I shouldn't like his passengers hurt.
  • Duncan: What's that about me? I'm a plain speaking engine and I believe in plain speaking. Speak up!
  • Michael Angelis: Rusty warned Duncan about the bad bit of line.
  • Duncan: Huh!
  • Michael Angelis: Grunted Duncan.
  • Duncan: I know my way about. I don't need smelly diesels to tell me what to do.
  • Michael Angelis: Rusty felt hurt. Duncan banged about the yard. Then, he clattered crossly to the station. James was already there waiting for him.
  • James: You're late!
  • Michael Angelis: He snapped.
  • Duncan: I know.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Duncan.
  • Duncan: It's that smelly Diesel's fault. Rusty tries to teach me how to stay on the rails and then goes off leaving me to find my own coaches.
  • James: You poor engine.
  • Michael Angelis: Sympathized James.
  • James: I know all about Diesels. One crept into our yard and ordered us about. I soon sent him packing.
  • Michael Angelis: Duncan was filled with admiration. He didn't know that James was boastful and sometimes didn't tell the truth.
  • Duncan: Send Rusty packing, send Rusty packing.
  • Michael Angelis: Snorted Duncan. He climbed a hill furiously.
  • Duncan's Driver: Well done, boy. Keep it up.
  • Michael Angelis: Encouraged his driver. Soon they were near the first station. Duncan was pleased.
  • Duncan: Nothing's happened, nothing's happened. Silly old diesel, clever me.
  • Michael Angelis: And he rocked and rolled along the line.
  • Duncan's Driver: Steady, boy.
  • Michael Angelis: Checked his driver. But it was too late.
  • (Duncan comes off the rails in the process)
  • Duncan: Sleepers and ballast! I'm off.
  • Michael Angelis: And he was.
  • Rusty: I warned him.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: But all he did was call me names.
  • Michael Angelis: The little diesel refused to move.
  • Skarloey: I'm ashamed of you Rusty.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Think of the passengers what are they going to do?
  • Rusty: Oh, I've forgotten them. Yes of course, we must help the passengers.
  • Michael Angelis: And Rusty roared into life. Duncan stood sad and solitary. He couldn't Rock N Roll now.
  • Duncan: Oh, dear.
  • Michael Angelis: He thought.
  • Duncan: Everyone will know how silly I am.
  • Michael Angelis: The passengers had to get out and help too. They weren't very pleased about that but worked as hard as they could.
  • (The passengers lift Duncan back on the rails)
  • Michael Angelis: They carefully leavened Duncan back onto the line. After that, Duncan was extra careful all day. At last, evening came.
  • Duncan: Rusty.
  • Michael Angelis: He whispered.
  • Duncan: Thank you for helping. I'm sorry I was rude to you.
  • Rusty: That's all right, Duncan.
  • Duncan: I wish all diesels were like you. Let's be friends.
  • Rusty: Suits me.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Rusty.
  • Rusty: We'll mend that bad bit of rails first thing tomorrow.
  • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Wrong Road)
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas' branch line is important and so is Edward. But their tracks and bridges are not so strong as those on the main line. Sir Topham Hatt does not allow the heavier main line engines like Gordon to run on them. But one day, the way Gordon was talking, he would have thought the Fat Controller had given this order for quite another reason.
  • Gordon: It's not fair!
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Gordon.
  • Edward: What isn't fair?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Edward.
  • Gordon: Letting branch line diesels pull main line trains.
  • Edward: Never mind, Gordon. I'm sure BoCo will let you pull his trucks sometimes.
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon spluttered.
  • Gordon: I wont pull BoCo's dirty trucks. I wont run on branch lines.
  • Edward: Why not it will be a nice change.
  • Gordon: The Fat Controller would never approve.
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Gordon.
  • Gordon: Branch lines are vulgar.
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon puffed away. Edward chuckled and followed him to the station. Every evening the two engines pulled two fast trains from the station. Gordon always leaves first with an express for the main line. Edward follows five minutes later with his train for the branch line. Usually everything runs like clockwork. But tonight there was trouble. A lady in a green floppy hat was saying goodbye to a friend. It was nearly time for Gordon to start. The fireman looked back towards the guard's van and saw something green waving.
  • Gordon's Fireman: Right away, mate!
  • Ringo Starr: He thought the guard had waved his flag. Gordon started. Leaving luggage, his passengers and the guard all standing on the platform. Everyone was very surprised and cross. To make matters worse, by the time Gordon had been stopped and brought back, Edward was already late with his train. So now, he set off first. But the signalman at the junction wasn't told about the change. By mistake, he sent Edward along the main line. Gordon was sent along the branch and arrived cold and cross on one of the sidings near the harbour. Next morning, Bill and Ben peeped into the yard. There were no trucks for them but they didn't mind that. Teasing Gordon will be much better fun.
  • Bill: What's that?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Bill?
  • Ben: Shh!
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Ben.
  • Ben: It's Gordon.
  • Bill: It looks like Gordon but it can't be. Gordon never comes on the branch lines. He thinks they're vulgar.
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon pretended he hadn't heard.
  • Ben: If it isn't Gordon.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ben.
  • Ben: It's just a pile of Old Iron.
  • Bill: Which we better take it to the scrapyard.
  • Ben: No Bill, this lots useless for scrap we'll take it to the harbour and dump it in the sea.
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon was alarmed.
  • Gordon: I am Gordon. Stop, stop!
  • Ringo Starr: When BoCo suddenly arrived, Gordon thought him the most beautiful sight he had ever been.
  • Gordon: BoCo, my dear engine, save me.
  • Ringo Starr: BoCo quickly sized up the situation and threatened to take away the trucks he brought for Bill and Ben. This made the twins behave at once. Gordon thought he was wonderful.
  • Gordon: Those little demons. How do you do it?
  • BoCo: Ah well.
  • Ringo Starr: Said BoCo.
  • BoCo: It's just a knack.
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon still believed that BoCo saved his life. But he knows the twins were only teasing. Don't we?
  • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin No Joke For James)
  • Michael Angelis: James is a mixed traffic engine. He can pull both trucks and coaches. He's proud of his smart red paint and so is his driver.
  • James' Driver: Everyone says you brighten up your day, James.
  • Michael Angelis: One morning, James whistled loudly at the other engines.
  • James: Look at me! I'm a smartest most useful engine on the line!
  • Thomas: Rubbish.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: We're all useful. The Fat Controller says so and he's, Sir Topham Hatt, head of the whole railway.
  • Percy: You know what, James?
  • Michael Angelis: Added Percy.
  • James: What?
  • Michael Angelis: Replied James.
  • Percy: You're getting all puffed out.
  • Michael Angelis: James huffed away. Later, he was still boasting.
  • James: I'm the pride of the line.
  • Gordon: I saw you're pulling trucks. You're only a goods engine.
  • Michael Angelis: Snorted Gordon. James was furious.
  • James: I've pull coaches too.
  • Gordon: Not as much as I do.
  • Michael Angelis: Grunted Gordon.
  • James: But the Fat Controller has plans for me.
  • Michael Angelis: James was making this up but Gordon believe him.
  • Gordon: What plans?
  • James: Uh, wait and see. Oh dear.
  • Michael Angelis: Thought James.
  • James: Now what'll I do?
  • Michael Angelis: Thomas was shunting shiny new coaches.
  • Thomas: Good morning, James.
  • James: Are those coaches for me?
  • Michael Angelis: Asked James hopefully.
  • Thomas: No, these are for Gordon's Express. I'll fetch your trucks next.
  • Michael Angelis: But James was going to play a trick on the other engines.
  • James: Actually, Thomas, I'm taking the coaches. The Fat Controller ask me to tell you.
  • Thomas: What about the trucks?
  • James: Uh, give them to Gordon.
  • Thomas' Driver: Come on, Thomas.
  • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: Orders and orders.
  • Michael Angelis: So when James' driver returned, James was coupled to the coaches and he puffed away. Thomas returned with the trucks. A few minutes later, Gordon arrived.
  • Gordon: Where's the express?
  • Michael Angelis: Thomas told him about James.
  • Thomas: And so here are your trucks.
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon was very cross and so his driver.
  • Gordon's Driver: Wait'll the Fat Controller hears about this.
  • Michael Angelis: Meanwhile James was enjoying himself enormously.
  • James: What a clever plan! What a clever plan!
  • Michael Angelis: He chuffed. Then he saw the Fat Controller.
  • The Fat Controller: Some jokes are funny, but not this one, James. You have caused confusion.
  • James: Yes Sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Said James.
  • The Fat Controller: You will stay in your shed until you are wanted.
  • Michael Angelis: The other engines teased James.
  • Gordon: I wonder who'd be pulling the express today?
  • Michael Angelis: Said Gordon.
  • Henry: I expect it'll be you.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Henry.
  • Henry: James is stuck in the shed for being silly.
  • Michael Angelis: James felt sad. Next morning, he went back to work.
  • Thomas: Hello.
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled Thomas.
  • Thomas: Good to see you out and about again.
  • James: I'm sorry I tricked you.
  • Michael Angelis: Said James.
  • James: Are these my trucks?
  • Thomas: Yes.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Thomas kindly.
  • Thomas: They are please to have you back.
  • Michael Angelis: James puffed into the harbour with his goods train of trucks. He bustled about all day pushing and pulling them into place.
  • James' Driver: Time to go home now, James.
  • Michael Angelis: Said his driver at last.
  • James' Driver: No trucks or passengers. Just we too.
  • Michael Angelis: But his driver was wrong.
  • Railway Inspector: Excuse me.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the man.
  • Railway Inspector: I have a meeting with Sir Topham Hatt and I mustn't be late. May I ride back with you?
  • James' Driver: Of course.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied James' driver. Then he whispered to James.
  • James' Driver: This gentleman is a railway inspector.
  • Michael Angelis: James was most impressed. He steamed along the line as smoothly and as quickly as he could. The Fat Controller was waiting and the railway inspector greeted him warmly.
  • Railway Inspector: This clever engine gave me a splendid ride. You must be proud of him.
  • The Fat Controller: Yes indeed. James, once again, you are a really useful engine.
  • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas, Percy and The Coal)
  • Ringo Starr: It was a beautiful morning on the Island of Sodor. Thomas the Tank Engine's blue paint sparkled in a sunshine as he puffed happily along his branch line with Annie and Clarabel. He was feeling very pleased with himself.
  • Percy: Hello, Thomas
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Percy.
  • Percy: You look splendid.
  • Thomas: Yes indeed.
  • Ringo Starr: Boasted Thomas.
  • Thomas: Blue is the only proper color for an engine.
  • Toby: Oh, I don't know. I like my brown paint.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Toby.
  • Percy: I've always been green. I wouldn't want to be any other color either.
  • Ringo Starr: Added Percy.
  • Thomas: Well, well, anyway.
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: Blue is the only color for a really useful engine. Anyone knows that.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy said no more. He just grinned at Toby. Later, Thomas was resting when Percy arrived. A large hopper was loading his trucks full of coal. Thomas was still being cheeky.
  • Thomas: Careful.
  • Ringo Starr: He warned.
  • Thomas: Watch out with those silly trucks.
  • Trucks: Go on, go on!
  • Ringo Starr: Muttered the trucks.
  • Thomas: And by the way.
  • Ringo Starr: Went on Thomas.
  • Thomas: Those buffers don't look really safe to me.
  • Ringo Starr: The last load poured down.
  • Thomas: Help, I'm choking!
  • Ringo Starr: Cried Thomas.
  • Thomas: Get me out!
  • Ringo Starr: Percy was worried, but he couldn't help laughing. Thomas' smart blue paint was covered in coal dust from smokebox to bunker.
  • Percy: Ha, ha!
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Percy.
  • Percy: You don't look really useful now, Thomas. You look really disgraceful.
  • Thomas: I'm not disgraceful.
  • Ringo Starr: Choked Thomas.
  • Thomas: You did that on purpose. Get me out!
  • Ringo Starr: It took so long to clean Thomas that he wasn't it time for his next train. Toby had to take Annie and Clarabel.
  • Annie: Poor Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Annie to Clarabel. They were most upset. Thomas was grumpy in the shed that night. Toby thought it made a great joke, but Percy was cross with Thomas for thinking he had made his paint dirty on purpose.
  • Percy: Fancy a really useful blue engine like Thomas becoming a disgrace to the Fat Controller's railway.
  • Ringo Starr: Next day, Thomas was feeling more cheerful, as he watch Percy bring his trucks from the junction. The trucks were heavy and Percy was tired.
  • Driver: Have a drink.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Then you'll feel better.
  • Ringo Starr: The water column stood at the end of the siding with the unsafe buffers. Suddenly, Percy found that he couldn't stop. The buffers didn't stop him either.
  • Percy: Ooh!
  • Ringo Starr: Wailed Percy.
  • Percy: Help!
  • (Percy falls into the deep coal)
  • Ringo Starr: The buffers were broken and Percy was wheel deep in coal. It was time for Thomas to leave. He had seen everything.
  • Thomas: Now Percy has learned his lesson too.
  • Ringo Starr: He chuckled to himself. That night, the two engines made up their quarrel.
  • Percy: I didn't cause your accident on purpose, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Percy.
  • Percy: You do know that, don't you?
  • Thomas: Of course.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: And I'm sorry I was cheeky. Your green paint look splendid again too. In future, we're both be more careful of coal.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Mavis)
  • Michael Angelis: Mavis is a diesel engine who works for the quarry company shunting trucks in their sidings. She has six small wheels hidden by sideplates just like Toby. Mavis is young and full of her own ideas. She loves rearranging things too and began putting Toby's trucks in different places every day. This made Toby cross.
  • Toby: Trucks...
  • Michael Angelis: He grumbled.
  • Toby: ...should be where you want them when you want them.
  • Mavis: Fiddlesticks!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Mavis and flounced away. At last, Toby lost patience.
  • Toby: I can't waste time playing "Hunt The Trucks" with you. Take them yourself.
  • Michael Angelis: Mavis was pleased. Taking trucks made her feel important. At the station, Diesel oiled up to her.
  • Mavis: Toby's an old fusspot.
  • Michael Angelis: She complained. Diesel sense trouble and was delighted.
  • Mavis: Toby says only steam engines can manage trucks.
  • Michael Angelis: Continued Mavis.
  • Diesel: How observe. Depend upon it, Mavis. Anything steam engines can do, we diesels can do better.
  • Michael Angelis: Diesel knew nothing about trucks, but Mavis didn't realize this. Toby's line crosses the main road behind the station, and for a short way follows a farm lane. Frosty weather makes the mud rock-hard and very slippery. Toby stops before reaching the lane. His fireman halts the traffic at the level crossing and then he sets off again. By using the heavy trucks to push him along, he has no trouble with the frosty rails and the lane. It is the only thing safe thing to do in this kind of weather. Toby warned Mavis and told her just what to do.
  • Mavis: I can manage, thank you.
  • Michael Angelis: She replied.
  • Mavis: I'm not an old fusspot like you.
  • Michael Angelis: The trucks were tired of being pushed around by Mavis.
  • Trucks: It's slippery.
  • Michael Angelis: They whispered.
  • Trucks: Let's push her around instead. On, on, on!
  • Michael Angelis: They yelled. Mavis took no notice. Instead, she brought the trucks carefully down the lane and stopped at the level crossing. All traffic halted.
  • Mavis: One of the headlamp for fusspot Toby.
  • Michael Angelis: Chortled Mavis. But Mavis had stopped in the wrong place. Instead of taking Toby's advice, she had given the trucks the chance they wanted.
  • Trucks: Hold back! Hold back!
  • Michael Angelis: They cried.
  • Mavis: Grrrr up!
  • Michael Angelis: Ordered Mavis. The trucks just laughed and her wheels spun helplessly. Workmen sanded the rails and tried to dig away the frozen mud, but it was no good. Everyone was impatient.
  • Mavis: Grrrr agh!
  • Michael Angelis: Wailed Mavis. Toby was in the yard when he heard the news.
  • Toby: I warned her.
  • Michael Angelis: He fumed.
  • Toby's Driver: She's young yet.
  • Michael Angelis: Soothed his driver.
  • Toby's Driver: And...
  • Toby: She can manage her trucks herself.
  • Michael Angelis: Interrupted Toby.
  • Toby's Driver: They're your trucks really.
  • Michael Angelis: His driver replied.
  • Toby's Driver: Mavis is suppose to stay at the quarry if the Fat Controller finds out.
  • Toby: Mmmm, yes.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Toby thoughtfully. He and his driver agreed that'll be best to help Mavis after all. An angry farmer was telling Mavis just what she could do with her train.
  • Toby: Having trouble, Mavis?
  • Michael Angelis: Chortled Toby.
  • Toby: I am surprised.
  • Mavis: Grrrr osh!
  • Michael Angelis: Said Mavis.
  • (Toby starts to couple up to Mavis)
  • Michael Angelis: With much puffing and wheels slipped, Toby pushed Mavis and the trucks back. The hard work made his fire burn fiercely, and his fireman spread hot cinders to melt the frozen mud.
  • (Toby pushes Mavis and the trucks all the way to the top)
  • Michael Angelis: At last they had finished.
  • Toby: Goodbye!
  • Michael Angelis: Called Toby.
  • Toby: You'll managed now, I expect.
  • Michael Angelis: Mavis didn't answer. She took the trucks to the sheds, and scuttled home to the quarry as quickly as she could.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Woolly Bear)
  • Ringo Starr: In summer, the gangers cut the long grass on the lineside, raking it into heaps to dry in the sun. At this time of year, Percy stops where they have been cutting. The men load up his empty wagons and he pulls them to the station.
  • (Percy leaves with the loaded trucks)
  • Ringo Starr: Toby then takes them to the hills for the farmers to feed their stock.
  • (Toby also leaves with the same load)
  • Percy: Wheeeeeeeesh!
  • Ringo Starr: Percy gave a ghostly whistle.
  • Percy: Don't be frightened, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: He laughed.
  • Percy: It's only me!
  • Thomas: Your ugly fizz is enough to frighten anyone.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: You're like...
  • Percy: Ugly indeed. I'm...
  • Thomas: A green caterpillar with red stripes.
  • Ringo Starr: Continued Thomas firmly.
  • Thomas: You crawl like one too.
  • Percy: I don't!
  • Thomas: Who's been late every afternoon this week?
  • Percy: It's the hay.
  • Thomas: I can't help that.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Time's time, and the Fat Controller relies on me to keep it. I can't if you crawl in the hay till all hours.
  • Percy: Green caterpillar indeed.
  • Ringo Starr: Fumed Percy. He set off to collect some hay to take to the harbour.
  • Percy: Everyone says I'm handsome, or at least nearly anyone. Anyway, my curves are better than Thomas' corners. Thomas says I'm always late.
  • Ringo Starr: He grumbled.
  • Percy: I'm never late, or at least only a few minutes. What's that to Thomas? He can always catch up time farther on.
  • Ringo Starr: All the same, he and his driver decided to start home early. Then came trouble.
  • (The crate of treacle appears held by a crane it falls down and lands on Percy with a loud Wham!)
  • Ringo Starr: A crate of treacle was upset all over Percy. Percy was cross. He was still sticky when he puffed away. The wind was blowing fiercely.
  • Percy's Driver: Look at that!
  • Ringo Starr: Explained the driver. The wind caught the piled hay, tossing it up and over the track. The line climbed here.
  • Percy's Driver: Take a run at it, Percy.
  • Ringo Starr: His driver advised. Percy gathered speed. But the hay made the rails slippery and his wheels wouldn't grip. Time after time he stalled with spinning wheels and had to wait until the line ahead was cleared before he could start again. Everyone was waiting. Thomas seethed impatiently.
  • Thomas: Ten minutes late. I warned him. Passengers will complain and the Fat Controller.
  • Ringo Starr: Then they all saw Percy. They laughed and shouted.
  • (Passengers laughing)
  • Percy: Sorry I'm late.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy panted.
  • Thomas: Look what's crawled out of the hay!
  • Ringo Starr: Teased Thomas.
  • Percy: What's wrong?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Percy.
  • Thomas: Talk about hairy caterpillars.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: It's worth been late to have seen you.
  • Ringo Starr: When Percy got home, his driver showed him what he looked like in the mirror.
  • (Percy gets shocked in the mirror)
  • Percy: Bust my buffers! No wonder they all laughed. I'm just look like a woolly bear. Please clean me before Toby comes.
  • Ringo Starr: But it was no good. Thomas told Toby all about it.
  • (Workmen are seen clearing the hay out of Percy)
  • Ringo Starr: Instead of talking about sensible things like playing ghosts, Thomas and Toby made jokes about woolly bear caterpillars, and other creatures which crawled about in hay. They laughed a lot, but Percy thought they were really being very silly indeed!
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Heroes)
  • Michael Angelis: One morning, Bill and Ben were busy at the quarry, pushing and pulling trucks into their proper places. The twins are cheeky and love playing tricks. But they we're growing restless.
  • Ben: Listen, Bill.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Ben.
  • Ben: Can you hear something?
  • Bill: What sort of something?
  • Michael Angelis: Asked Bill.
  • Ben: Something different.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Ben.
  • Bill: I can't hear anything different.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Bill.
  • Ben: Exactly.
  • Michael Angelis: Huffed Ben.
  • Ben: Everything is the same. Sounds the same, looks the same. What we need is a surprise.
  • Bill: Surprise what?
  • Michael Angelis: Asked Bill. Before Ben could answer, the quarry master arrived.
  • Quarry Master: I have just received a message from the Fat Controller. He wants you to go to the station at the harbour.
  • Bill: I wonder what we've done this time.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Bill anxiously.
  • Ben: It must be you.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Ben.
  • Bill: Why me?
  • Michael Angelis: Exclaimed Bill.
  • Bill: I've not done anything.
  • Michael Angelis: The Fat Controller was waiting for them.
  • The Fat Controller: Edward is taking the children on a special trip today. I want you to go to the station and look after trucks there.
  • Ben: We'll do our best, sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the twins. Gordon spoke severely to them.
  • Gordon: You must behave here. You're on the main line now.
  • Ben: Actually, Gordon.
  • Michael Angelis: Giggled Ben.
  • Ben: When we saw you, we thought this was the scrapyard.
  • Michael Angelis: Gordon was cross.
  • Gordon: Just make sure that my coaches are ready for my evening train.
  • Michael Angelis: And he fumed away. The twins laughed and set to work.
  • Bill and Ben: This was easy.
  • Michael Angelis: They said to each other.
  • Bill and Ben: We know all about trucks.
  • Michael Angelis: But I'm afraid they didn't.
  • Trucks: No need for that.
  • George Carlin: Shouted the trucks as the twins pushed them into place.
  • Trucks: We'll show you around, we want to help.
  • Bill and Ben: Thank you very much.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Bill and Ben. The trucks giggled and began their tricks. Evening came. The yard was in a dreadful muddle. The twins had left the trucks tell them where to put things. Gordon and the passengers waited impatiently outside the station while Bill and Ben tried to sort things out. But by the time Gordon was able to leave, it was very late indeed. Next day the twins were working at the quarry again.
  • Bill: That's a strange noise.
  • Michael Angelis: Gasped Bill.
  • Bill: I never heard a noise like that before.
  • Bill's Driver: I have.
  • Michael Angelis: Whispered his driver nervously.
  • Bill's Driver: It sounds like a rockslide to me.
  • (We hear a loud siren)
  • Michael Angelis: Then came the alarm.
  • Quarry Master: Danger! Clear the quarry!
  • Michael Angelis: Shouted the quarry master. Workmen scrambled into the trucks.
  • Bill and Ben: Thank goodness we're here.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the twins. They were just puffing out of the quarry when...
  • Quarry Master: Help! Wait for me!
  • Michael Angelis: A workman had been left behind. Ben waited as the man climbed quickly aboard. The twins left the quarry just in time.
  • (The avalanche buries the entire quarry completely)
  • Michael Angelis: Everyone was safe, but rubble lay all around.
  • Bill: Oh dear.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Bill.
  • Bill: This wasn't our fault. I hope the Fat Controller will understand.
  • Michael Angelis: And indeed, he did. The next day, he arrived with Edward.
  • The Fat Controller: Bill and Ben, you still had a lot to learn about cars, don't you? But you acted quickly and bravely an emergency. So three cheers for Bill and Ben our heroes. Hip hip, hooray, hooray, hooray!
  • Bill: Oh, thank you, Sir.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Bill.
  • Bill: Being called heroes, well, it's, it's...
  • Ben: It's a really nice surprise.
  • Michael Angelis: Laughed Ben.
  • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Mind That Bike)
  • Michael Angelis: If one morning you were to ride in Bertie the bus, he would ride down the winding country road with him, crossed over stone wall bridges and travel past Thomas' branch line. The you would hear Bertie's friendly greeting as he sees one of his friends pass by. His name is Tom Tipper the postman. Every day, Tom travels cheerfully around the Island of Sodor. He stops at stations collecting letters and parcels from Thomas and Percy's mail train. Then he delivers the mail to farms and cottages far and wide. The engines know that anywhere their rails wont reach, Tom Tipper would collect their post and deliver it safely come rain or shine. He's always ready to load mail bags onto the trains too.
  • Percy: Thank you, Tom.
  • Michael Angelis: Whistles Percy.
  • Thomas: Yes indeed.
  • Michael Angelis: Agrees Thomas.
  • Thomas: You're a really useful postman.
  • Tom: Ah.
  • Michael Angelis: Replies Tom.
  • Tom: But where would I be without me van. We make a grand pare.
  • Michael Angelis: One day, Tom wasn't at the platform. A postman they didn't know dumped the bags on the platform and disappeared.
  • Percy: What happened to Tom?
  • Michael Angelis: Wondered Percy.
  • Driver: And his old van.
  • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
  • Driver: No wonder the new postman looks cross. Trying to carry mail bags on a bicycle would make anyone miserable.
  • Michael Angelis: Next morning the engines were glad to see Tom back again. But he looked very sad.
  • Tom: The postmaster has decided my van is too expensive to run. The rounds take longer on my bike. I'm sorry, I can't stop to help ya.
  • Percy: I wished I could cheer Tom Tipper up.
  • Michael Angelis: Sighed Percy the Small Engine. He was just wondering about how this might be done when his thoughts were rudely interrupted. A man was shouting at Tom Tipper.
  • Man: You gotta come back to the Fat Controller's office! He needs you to sign some important papers right away.
  • Tom: Oh, dear.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Tom Tipper.
  • Tom: This is going to make me later still.
  • Michael Angelis: He was in a hurry and being careless. He propped his bike against Percy's mail truck and rushed away.
  • Percy: Stop!
  • Michael Angelis: Cried Percy. But Tom was out of sight. There was worst to come. Percy's driver hadn't seen the bike and he started away.
  • Percy: Oh, no!
  • Michael Angelis: Cried Percy.
  • Percy: Now they'll be trouble.
  • Michael Angelis: And there was. Percy's driver quickly stop the train. Everyone came running to the scene. Tom Tipper's bicycle was in pieces.
  • Percy: I'm sorry, Mr. Tipper.
  • Michael Angelis: Apologized Percy.
  • Tom: Never mind, Percy.
  • Michael Angelis: Said the postman.
  • Tom: It wasn't your fault. But now I've only my legs to get the mail delivered. Whatever will happen next?
  • Michael Angelis: Tom Tipper soon found out. Next day he was waiting happily for Percy.
  • Percy: Peep peep!
  • Michael Angelis: Whistled Percy.
  • Percy: Is that a smart new van I see?
  • Tom: It is indeed. That accident did me a good tire, Percy. My chief decided my new van should do the job much better than my old bike and worth the expense. Now I can always be on time again.
  • Percy: So I did help.
  • Michael Angelis: Beamed Percy.
  • Percy: But by accident as you might say.
  • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas' Train)
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas the Tank Engine was grumbling to the other engines.
  • Thomas: I spent my time pulling coaches about ready for you to take out on journeys.
  • Ringo Starr: The other engines laughed.
  • Thomas: Why can't I pull passenger trains too?
  • Gordon: You're too impatient.
  • Ringo Starr: They said.
  • Gordon: You'd be sure to leave something behind.
  • Thomas: Rubbish!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I'll show you.
  • Ringo Starr: One night, he and Henry were alone. Henry was ill. The men worked hard, but he didn't get better. He felt just as bad next morning. Henry usually pull the first train and Thomas had to get his coaches ready.
  • Thomas: If Henry is ill...
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • Thomas: Perhaps I shall pull his train.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas ran off to find the coaches.
  • Thomas: Come along, come along.
  • Ringo Starr: He fussed.
  • Coaches: There's plenty of time, there's plenty of time!
  • Ringo Starr: They grumbled. Thomas took them to the platform and wanted to run round at once. But his driver wouldn't let him.
  • Driver: Don't be impatient, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas waited and waited. The people got in, the guard and stationmaster walked up and down, the porter banged the doors and still Henry didn't come. Thomas got more and more excited. The Fat Controller came to see what was the matter, and the guard and the stationmaster told him about Henry.
  • The Fat Controller: Find another engine.
  • Ringo Starr: He ordered.
  • Both: There's only Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: They said.
  • The Fat Controller: You'll have to do it then, Thomas. Be quick now.
  • Ringo Starr: So Thomas ran round to the front and back down on the coaches ready to start.
  • Driver: Let's not be impatient.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We'll wait till everything was ready.
  • Ringo Starr: But Thomas was too excited to listen. What happened then, no one knows. Perhaps they forgot to couple Thomas to the train, or perhaps the Driver pulled the leather by mistake. Anyhow, Thomas started. As he passed the signal box, men waved and shouted, but he didn't stop.
  • Thomas: They're waving because I'm such a splendid engine.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought importantly.
  • Thomas: Henry says it's hard to pull trains, but I think it's easy. Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed, pretending to be like Gordon.
  • Thomas: People had never seen me pulling a train before. It's nice of them to wave.
  • Ringo Starr: And he whistled.
  • Thomas: Peep peep! Thank you.
  • Ringo Starr: Then he came to a signal at danger.
  • Thomas: Bother!
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • Thomas: I must stop, and I was going so nicely too. What a nuisance signals are.
  • Ringo Starr: He blew an angry "Peep peep!" on his whistle. The signalman ran up.
  • Signalman: Hello, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Signalman: What are you doing here?
  • Thomas: I'm pulling the train.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Can't you see?
  • Signalman: Where are your coaches then?
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas looked back.
  • Thomas: Why bless me.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Thomas: If we hadn't leave them behind.
  • Signalman: Yes.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the signalman.
  • Signalman: You better go quickly and fetch them.
  • Ringo Starr: Poor Thomas was so sad he nearly cried.
  • Driver: Cheer up.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Let's go back quickly and try again.
  • (Thomas reverses back to the big station)
  • Ringo Starr: At the station, all the passengers were talking at once. They were telling The Fat Controller what a bad railway it was. But when Thomas came back, they saw how sad he was and couldn't be cross. He was coupled to the train, and this time he really pulled it.
  • (Thomas pulls the coaches away with ease at all)
  • Ringo Starr: But for a long time afterwards, the other engines laughed at Thomas and said...
  • Henry: Look! There's Thomas, who wanted to pull the train, but forgot about the coaches.
  • (Thomas complains to himself as we end the episode)
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Home At Last)
  • Michael Angelis: Skarloey had been to the works to be mended. He felt much better. Rusty the Diesel was helping him off his truck. Skarloey hadn't met the little diesel before.
  • Skarloey: Rusty seems a kindly sort of engine.
  • Michael Angelis: He thought to himself.
  • Rusty: I help to mend the line and do odd jobs.
  • Michael Angelis: Explained Rusty.
  • Rusty: I hear everyone is looking forward to seeing you again. Come on.
  • Michael Angelis: Peter Sam was feeling depressed. He was still getting over accident but he wanted to start work again. The Fat Controller wouldn't let him.
  • The Fat Controller: Another day's rest will do you good.
  • Michael Angelis: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: Besides, I got a surprise for you.
  • Peter Sam: For me, sir, how nice, sir, what is it, sir?
  • The Fat Controller: Wait and see.
  • Michael Angelis: The surprise was Skarloey.
  • Peter Sam: Oh.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: I'm glad you've come home.
  • Michael Angelis: They lit Skarloey's fire and he sizzled happily.
  • Skarloey: I feel all excited.
  • Michael Angelis: He said.
  • Skarloey: Just like a young engine. Now tell me all the news.
  • Peter Sam: I see you've met Rusty.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Peter Sam.
  • Skarloey: Yes. I like that Diesel.
  • Peter Sam: So do I.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: It's a pity Duncan doesn't.
  • Skarloey: Who is Duncan?
  • Peter Sam: He came as a spare engine after my accident.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Peter Sam.
  • Skarloey: Is he useful?
  • Peter Sam: He keeps busy and I'm sure he means well. But he's bouncy and rude. He sings and sways and swivels around. His drivers call it Rock N Roll.
  • Skarloey: I understand.
  • Michael Angelis: Said Skarloey gravely. His driver interrupted.
  • Skarloey's Driver: Duncan has done it again, he's stuck in the tunnel. Come on, old boy, we'll have to get him out.
  • Michael Angelis: Skarloey was pleased. He wanted to run and look forward to meeting Duncan. They found the guard's van and some workmen and hurried up the line.
  • Skarloey: How nice and smooth the rails are.
  • Michael Angelis: Thought Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: They mended all the old bumps. The little diesel has helped to that. What a difference Rusty's made to the line.
  • Michael Angelis: Quite soon they found Duncan. He was stuck at the far end of the tunnel and he was very cross.
  • Duncan: I'm a plain blunt engine, I speak as I'm fine. Tunnels should be tunnels and not rabbit holes. This railway is no good at all.
  • Duncan's Driver: Don't be silly!
  • Michael Angelis: Snapped his Driver.
  • Duncan's Driver: This tunnel is quite big enough for engines who don't Rock N Roll.
  • Michael Angelis: It took some while to clear away the rocks and set Duncan free again. At last, Skarloey was able to push Duncan and his coaches safely through.
  • (Skarloey frees Duncan by pushing him and his coaches through)
  • Michael Angelis: The guard's van was left on the siding and the workmen stayed to make sure everything was safe. Duncan grumbled all the way home, but Skarloey paid no attention. Later, the Fat Controller spoke severely to Duncan.
  • The Fat Controller: Listen to me. There is nothing wrong with that tunnel. You stuck in it because you tried to do Rock N Roll. Tunnels are not dance floors and you are not a pop star.
  • Michael Angelis: Then, the Fat Controller gave his full attention to Duncan's funnel.
  • (The Fat Controller then looks at Duncan's funnel)
  • The Fat Controller: If it happens again...
  • Michael Angelis: He ended ominously.
  • The Fat Controller: I should find ways to cut you down to size. In other words your career is um (laughs) on the line. Need I say more?
  • Michael Angelis: Duncan thought the Fat Controller had said quite enough and he remained completely silent and still for at least the whole week.
  • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin James and The Express)
  • Ringo Starr: One night, Henry and Gordon were alone with James. Although the Fat Controller was beginning to think well of them. Whenever a chance came the other engines will talk of nothing but bootlaces.
  • Henry: Remember the time one had to be use to get you out of trouble, James?
  • Ringo Starr: They would tease. James tried to get back by talking about engines who got shut up in tunnels and stuck on hills. But they wouldn't listen.
  • Gordon: You talk too much little James.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: A fine strong engine like me has something to talk about. I'm the only engine who can pull the express. When I'm not there, they need two engines. Think of that. I've pulled expresses for years, and have never once lost my way. I seem to know the right line by instinct.
  • Ringo Starr: Every wise engine knows, of course, that the signalman works the points to make the engines run on the right lines, but Gordon was so proud he had forgotten.
  • Gordon: Wake up, James.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon next morning.
  • Gordon: It's nearly time for the express. What are you doing? Odd Jobs? Ah well. We all have to begin somewhere, don't we? Run along now and get my coaches. Don't be late.
  • Ringo Starr: James went to get Gordon's coaches. They were all shining with lovely new paint. He was careful not to bump them and they followed him smoothly into the station, singing happily...
  • Coaches: We're going away, we're going away.
  • James: I wish I was going with you.
  • Ringo Starr: Said James.
  • James: I should love to pull the express and go flying above the line!
  • Ringo Starr: Gordon with much noise and blowing off steam, got ready to back on to the train.
  • (Gordon ???
  • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller was on the train with other important people and as soon as they heard the guard's whistle, Gordon started.
  • Gordon: Look at me now! Look at me now!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed and the coaches glided after him.
  • Gordon: Boop boop boop boop boop! Goodbye, little James, see you tomorrow!
  • Ringo Starr: James watched the train disappeared and then went back to work. He pushed some trucks into their proper sidings and went to fetch the coaches for another train. James had just brought the coaches to the platform when he heard a mournful noise. There was Gordon trying to side into the station without being noticed.
  • James: Hello, Gordon. Is it tomorrow?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked James. Gordon didn't answer. He just let off steam feebly.
  • James: Did you lose your weight, Gordon?
  • Ringo Starr: Said James.
  • Gordon: No, it was lost for me. I was switched off the main line onto the loop. I have to go all around and back again.
  • James: Perhaps it was instinct.
  • Ringo Starr: Said James. Meanwhile, all the passengers hurried to the booking office.
  • Passengers: We want our money back!
  • Ringo Starr: They shouted, but the Fat Controller climbed onto a cart and blew the guard's whistle so loudly that they all stopped to look at him. Then he promised a new train at once.
  • The Fat Controller: Gordon can't do it.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: Will you pull it for us, James?
  • James: Yes sir, I'll try.
  • Ringo Starr: So James was coupled on, and everyone got in.
  • The Fat Controller: Do your best, James.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
  • James: Come along, come along!
  • Ringo Starr: Said James.
  • Coaches: You're pulling us well, you're pulling us well!
  • Ringo Starr: Sang the coaches.
  • James: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed James. Bridges and stations flashed by the passengers cheered and they soon reached the station. Everyone said thank you to James and the Fat Controller was very impressed.
  • The Fat Controller: Well done.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • The Fat Controller: Would you like to pull the express sometimes?
  • James: Yes, please.
  • Ringo Starr: Answered James. Next day when James came by, Gordon was pushing trucks.
  • Gordon: I like some quiet work for a change.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Gordon: I'm teaching these trucks manners. You did well with those coaches I hear. Good, we'll show them.
  • Ringo Starr: And he gave his trucks a bump. James and Gordon are now good friends. James sometimes takes the express to give Gordon a rest. Gordon never talks about bootlaces, and they are both quite agreed on a subject of trucks.
  • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Passengers and Polish)
  • Michael Angelis: Nancy is a guard'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.
  • Michael Angelis: Yawned Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: You're just an old fusspot.
  • Michael Angelis: 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?
    • Michael Angelis: Skarloey wasn't sleepy anymore.
    • Skarloey: What? When?
    • Nancy: Soon, daddy told me. I'm going now.
    • Michael Angelis: She said.
    • Skarloey: Nancy, stop. Do I really look nice? Please, polish me again.
    • Nancy: Now who's an old fusspot?
    • Michael Angelis: 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 ices ready for the passengers. Never mind, Duncan.
    • Michael Angelis: She said. But Duncan did mind.
    • Duncan: It isn't fair!
    • Michael Angelis: He complained.
    • Duncan: Peter Sam gets a special funnel, Sir Handel gets special wheels, passengers get ices, but I'm not even polished.
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: Called Duncan's driver.
    • Driver: We'll have to take workmen there right away.
    • Duncan: All this extra work!
    • Michael Angelis: Grumbled Duncan.
    • Duncan: It wear's an engine out!
    • Driver: Rubbish! Come on!
    • Michael Angelis: 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 into the sidings and left the workmen to sort 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.
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: Said his driver. Duncan was cross.
    • Duncan: You always think about the passengers and never about me!
    • Michael Angelis: 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!
    • Michael Angelis: At last they reached the viaduct near the station.
    • Driver: Come on, Duncan!
    • Michael Angelis: Called his driver.
    • Driver: One more effort, and you'll have a rest and drink in the station.
    • Michael Angelis: Then Duncan was very rude.
    • Duncan: Keep your old station. I'm staying here.
    • Michael Angelis: 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!
    • Michael Angelis: That night, the Fat Controller spoke to Duncan.
    • The Fat Controller: No passengers means no polish.
    • Duncan: No polish means no passengers.
    • Michael Angelis: Duncan muttered to himself. He still has a lot to learn, doesn't he?
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas, Percy and The Dragon)
    • Michael Angelis: Thomas and Percy are good friends, but sometimes Percy teases Thomas about being frightened and he doesn't like that at all. One evening he was dozing happily in the shed, but Percy wanted to talk.
    • Percy: Wake up, Thomas. Are you dreaming about the time you thought I was a ghost?
    • Thomas: Certainly not. Anyway, I was only pretending to be scared. I knew it was your really.
    • Michael Angelis: Percy went on teasing him.
    • Percy: I hope the guard leaves the light on for you tonight.
    • Thomas: Why?
    • Michael Angelis: Asked Thomas.
    • Thomas: I quite like the dark.
    • Percy: Oh really?
    • Michael Angelis: Explained Percy.
    • Percy: I am surprised. I'd always thought you were afraid of the dark. I wonder why?
    • Michael Angelis: Thomas decided to say nothing and went to sleep instead. Next day, the Fat Controller arrvied.
    • The Fat Controller: I would like you to go to the harbour tonight to collect something rather unusual.
    • Thomas: What sort of something?
    • The Fat Controller: Wait and see.
    • Michael Angelis: Percy was moving trucks into a siding. Henry arrived with his goods train. The signalman switched the points and Percy waited on the siding until Henry had steamed by. Then, there was trouble.
    • The Signalman: The switches are jammed.
    • Michael Angelis: Called the signalman.
    • The Signalman: I can't switch them back. The workmen will have to mend them in the morning. It's too late now.
    • Percy's Driver: Hmmm.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Percy's Driver.
    • Percy's Driver: I'm sorry, Percy. But you will have to stay here tonight.
    • Percy: Where are you going?
    • Michael Angelis: Asked Percy.
    • Percy's Fireman: Home for tea.
    • Michael Angelis: Replied the fireman. Percy was speechless. He watched as the other engines went home to the shed. Night-time came and Percy began to feel very lonely.
    • Percy: Oh dear.
    • Michael Angelis: He murmured.
    • Percy: It's very dark.
    • (A screeching noise can be heard)
    • Percy: Oh! Oh! What's that?!
    • Michael Angelis: It was only an owl, but Percy didn't realize this.
    • Percy: I wish Thomas was here too.
    • Michael Angelis: He sighed. Thomas was waiting for his mysterious load at the harbour. Suddenly, there is was.
    • (The Chinese Dragon appears)
    • Thomas: Cinders and Ashes!
    • Michael Angelis: Cried Thomas.
    • Thomas: It's a dragon!
    • Thomas' Driver: Don't worry.
    • Michael Angelis: Laughed his driver.
    • Thomas' Driver: This dragon is made of paper. It's for the carnival tomorrow.
    • Michael Angelis: Workmen lifted the dragon onto Thomas' load loader and put lights all around it for protection. Then, Thomas set off into the misty night. Percy was asleep on his siding and had no idea that Thomas was approaching him.
    • (Thomas and the dragon approach Percy and scare him)
    • Percy: Help!
    • Michael Angelis: Cried Percy.
    • Percy: I'm not going to open my eyes until my driver comes.
    • Michael Angelis: Next morning the points were mended and Percy puffed back to the junction. Gordon was just about to leave with the express.
    • Percy: You'll never guess what I saw last night.
    • Michael Angelis: Gordon was in no mood for puzzles.
    • Gordon: I'm a busy engine. I don't have time for your games.
    • Percy: I've seen a huge dragon. It was covered in lights.
    • Michael Angelis: Gordon snorted.
    • Gordon: You've been in the sun too long. Your dome has cracked.
    • Michael Angelis: When the other engines heard the news, they laughed too.
    • James: Look out, Percy!
    • Michael Angelis: Chuckled James.
    • James: Or the dragon may gobble you up!
    • Percy: No one believes me.
    • Michael Angelis: Huffed Percy.
    • Percy: Maybe I did imagine the dragon after all.
    • Michael Angelis: But Percy soon found out that he hadn't.
    • Percy: Help! Save me!
    • Michael Angelis: Cried Percy.
    • Thomas: It's alright.
    • Michael Angelis: Whistled Thomas. And he explained about the carnival.
    • Thomas: By the way, how was your night out?
    • Michael Angelis: Percy decided to tell Thomas the truth.
    • Thomas: Well, Percy.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
    • Thomas: Maybe we do get scared sometimes, but if we're not afraid to tell each other, then that means we're quite brave too.
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas Goes Fishing)
    • Ringo Starr: When Thomas puffed along his branch line, he always look forward to something special. The sight of the river. As they rumble over the bridge, he would see people fishing. Thomas often wanted to stay and watch, but his driver said...
    • Driver: No! What would the Fat Controller say if we were late?
    • Ringo Starr: Every time he met another engine he say...
    • Thomas: I want to fish.
    • Ringo Starr: But they all had the same answer.
    • James: Engines don't go fishing.
    • Thomas: Silly stick in the muds.
    • Ringo Starr: Thought Thomas. One day, he stopped as usual to take him water at the station by the river. Out of order.
    • Thomas: Bother!
    • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
    • Thomas: I'm thirsty.
    • Driver: Never mind.
    • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
    • Driver: We'll get some water from the river.
    • Ringo Starr: They found a bucket and some rope and went to the bridge. Then the driver left the bucket down to the water. The bucket was old and have five holes, so they had to fill it, pull it up, and empty it into Thomas' tank as quickly as they could several times over. They finished at last.
    • Thomas: That's good, that's good.
    • Ringo Starr: Puffed Thomas and Annie and Clarabel ran happily behind. Suddenly, Thomas began to feel a pain in his boiler. Steam began to hiss with his safety valve in an alarming way.
    • Driver: There's too much steam!
    • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
    • Thomas: Oh dear!
    • Ringo Starr: Groaned Thomas.
    • Thomas: I'm going to burst! I'm going to burst!
    • Ringo Starr: They damped down his fire and struggled on.
    • Thomas: I've got such a pain, I've got such a pain!
    • Ringo Starr: Thomas hissed. They stopped just outside the last station, uncoupled Annie and Clarabel and ran Thomas, who was still hissing fit to burst, on a siding right out of the way. Then, while the guard telephoned for an engine inspector, the driver found notice in large letters, which he hung on Thomas in front and behind. Danger: Keep Away. Soon, the inspector and the Fat Controller arrived.
    • Inspector: Cheer up, Thomas.
    • Ringo Starr: They said.
    • Inspector: We'll soon put you right.
    • Ringo Starr: The driver told them what had happened.
    • Inspector: So the feed pipe is blocked.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the inspector.
    • Inspector: I'll just look in the tanks.
    • Ringo Starr: He climbed up and peered in, then he came down.
    • Inspector: Excuse me, sir, please look in the tank and tell me what you see.
    • The Fat Controller: Certainly, inspector.
    • Ringo Starr: Replied the Fat Controller. He clambered up, looked in and nearly fell off in surprise.
    • The Fat Controller: Inspector.
    • Ringo Starr: He whispered.
    • The Fat Controller: Can you see fish?
    • (Thomas is horrified upon hearing this)
    • The Fat Controller: Gracious goodness me! How did the fish get there, driver?
    • Driver: We must have fished them from the river with our bucket.
    • Ringo Starr: Replied Thomas' driver.
    • The Fat Controller: Well, Thomas, so you and your driver had been fishing. But fish don't suit you. We must get them out.
    • Ringo Starr: They all took turns and fishing into Thomas' tank while the Fat Controller looked down and told them how to do it. When they had caught all the fish, they had a lovely picnic supper of fish and chips.
    • The Fat Controller: Mmm. That was good.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
    • The Fat Controller: But fish don't suit you, Thomas, so you mustn't do it again.
    • Thomas: No, sir, I won't.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas sadly.
    • Thomas: Engines don't go fishing. It's too uncomfortable.
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and Stepney)
    • Michael Angelis: Thomas the Tank Engine was feeling very happy. His blue coat shone in the sun, he was right on time, and all around his branch line the countryside seems prettier than ever before.
    • Thomas: Peep peep! Good morning, Percy.
    • Michael Angelis: He whistled.
    • Thomas: My branch line is the pride of the line. Wouldn't you agree?
    • Percy: Uh, yes, Thomas, of course, but...
    • Thomas: But what, Percy? Out with it.
    • Percy: Well there is another engine with the famous branch line too.
    • Thomas: Who? Where?
    • Michael Angelis: Asked Thomas anxiously.
    • Percy: His name's Stepney. He's far away, but the Fat Controller says he may visit us.
    • Thomas: When?
    • Percy: Oh, someday.
    • Michael Angelis: And Percy hurried away. Meanwhile Stepney puffed purposely along his line. It runs through fields and forests but isn't very long which made him feel sad. Later he saw Rusty, the little diesel had saved Stepney from scrap.
    • Stepney: Everyone's been so kind, but my railway was so short and I do miss a good long run.
    • Rusty: I think you should tell driver too.
    • Michael Angelis: Replied Rusty.
    • Rusty: I'm sure he'll understand.
    • Michael Angelis: Stepney soon discovered that indeed he did.
    • Driver: Do you know, Stepney, I feel just the same way.
    • Michael Angelis: That evening, Stepney's driver had exciting news.
    • Driver: Guess what, Stepney? The Fat Controller has invited to the other engines on his own railway. Manager agreed. It'll be really long run to get there.
    • Stepney: Oh, thank you!
    • Michael Angelis: Sighed Stepney. They set off next morning. But now, all the other engines were talking about Stepney.
    • Percy: He runs a famous branch line. Did you know that?
    • Michael Angelis: Said Percy. Thomas was feeling a little jealous.
    • Thomas: Huh! It may be famous but my branch is the first on the line. Everyone knows that too.
    • Michael Angelis: And he huffed away to fetch his coaches.
    • Percy: Look!
    • Michael Angelis: Squeaked Percy.
    • Percy: Why have they all come? There's no train yet.
    • Michael Angelis: But Percy was wrong. The signal dropped, and from far away an engine whistled.
    • Douglas: Here he comes!
    • Michael Angelis: Yelled Douglas. Stepney puffed proudly through the junction. All the engines were pleased to see him.
    • Edward: I hope you'll meet Thomas too.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Edward.
    • Edward: You both have branch lines to be proud of.
    • Michael Angelis: Then Stepney set off to help Duck shunt coaches in the yards, and they worked happily together all afternoon. At last, Thomas arrived.
    • Thomas: Sorry, can't talk. It's time for my last branch line train. Mustn't be late.
    • Michael Angelis: He was hardly out of sight when the engines heard shouting at the station. Moments later came the alarm.
    • Man: Stop all trains!
    • Michael Angelis: The signalman answered the telephone.
    • Signalman: A special, is it? I see.
    • Michael Angelis: Thomas was impatient.
    • Thomas: Why are we waiting? My passengers have been delayed.
    • Driver: Sorry, Thomas.
    • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
    • Driver: We're been shunted to allow another train to pass.
    • Michael Angelis: Soon they heard an unfamiliar puffing sound. There was Stepney with headlamp swang and whistle blowing. He gathered speed and disappeared.
    • Thomas: Well bust my boiler!
    • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas the Tank Engine. Next morning, Thomas was still fuming.
    • Thomas: Shunted! And on my own branch too! It's a disgrace!
    • Stepney: I'm sorry.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Stepney.
    • Stepney: I was a special.
    • Thomas: Why?
    • Stepney: An important passenger arrived just as you left. He ordered a special train and Duck let me take it. We had a splendid run, but...
    • Thomas: But...
    • Michael Angelis: Finished Thomas kindly.
    • Thomas: It can make an engine nervous not to know the line.
    • Stepney: Excatly.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Stepney.
    • Stepney: You're such an expert.
    • Michael Angelis: This made Thomas feel much better. He couldn't be cross anymore and instead began telling Stepney all about his branch line.
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Daisy)
    • Ringo Starr: Percy and Toby were worried. Thomas' recent accident had caused a great deal of trouble, and the Fat Controller was waiting with them with important news.
    • The Fat Controller: Here...
    • Ringo Starr: He said.
    • The Fat Controller: ...is Daisy the Diesel Rail-car, who has come to help while Thomas is...indisposed.
    • Percy: Please, sir?
    • Ringo Starr: Asked Percy.
    • Percy: Will she go sir, when Thomas comes back sir?
    • The Fat Controller: That depends.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
    • The Fat Controller: Meanwhile, however long she stays, I hope you will both make her welcome and comfortable.
    • Toby: Yes, sir, we'll try, sir.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the engines.
    • The Fat Controller: Good. Run along now and show her the shed. She will want a rest after her journey.
    • Ringo Starr: Daisy was hard to pleased. She shuddered at the engine shed.
    • Daisy: This is dreadfully smelly. I'm highly sprung, and anything smelly is bad for my swerves.
    • Ringo Starr: Next, they tried the carriage shed.
    • Daisy: This is better.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Daisy.
    • Daisy: But whatever is that rubbish?
    • Ringo Starr: The rubbish turned out to be Annie, Clarabel and Henrietta who were most offended.
    • Annie: We won't stay here to be insulted.
    • Ringo Starr: They fumed. Percy and Toby had to take them away and spend half the night soothing their hurt feelings.
    • (Percy and Toby take Annie, Clarabel and Henrietta away)
    • Ringo Starr: The engines woke next morning feeling exhausted. Daisy, on the other hand, felt bright and cheerful.
    • Daisy: Oooh! Oooh!
    • Ringo Starr: She tooted, as she came out of the yard and back to the station.
    • Daisy: Look at me.
    • Ringo Starr: She purred to the passengers.
    • Daisy: I'm the latest diesel, highly sprung and right up to date. You won't want Thomas' bumpy old Annie and Clarabel now.
    • Ringo Starr: The passengers waited for Daisy to start, but she didn't. She saw that the milk van was about to be coupled to her and was most indignant.
    • Daisy: Do they except me to pull that?
    • Daisy's Driver: Surely.
    • Ringo Starr: Said her driver.
    • Daisy's Driver: You can pull one van.
    • Daisy: I won't.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Daisy.
    • Daisy: Percy can do it. He loves messing about with trucks.
    • Ringo Starr: She began to shudder violently.
    • Daisy's Driver: Nonsense.
    • Ringo Starr: Said her driver.
    • Daisy's Driver: Come on now, back down.
    • Ringo Starr: Daisy lurched backwards. She was so cross that she blew a fuse.
    • Daisy: Told you.
    • Ringo Starr: She said and stopped. Everyone argued with her but it was no use.
    • Daisy: It's fitter's orders.
    • Ringo Starr: She said.
    • Passengers: What is?
    • Daisy: My fitter's a very nice man. He comes every week and exams me carefully. Daisy, he says, never, never pull. You're highly sprung and pulling is bad for your swerves. So that's how it is.
    • Ringo Starr: Finished Daisy.
    • Stationmaster: Stuff and nonsense.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the stationmaster.
    • Shunter: I can't understand.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the shunter.
    • Shunter: Whatever made the Fat Controller send us such a feeble...
    • Daisy: Feeble? Feeble?!
    • Ringo Starr: Spluttered Daisy.
    • Daisy: Let me...
    • Passengers: Stop arguing!
    • Ringo Starr: Grumbled the passengers.
    • Passengers: We're late already.
    • Ringo Starr: So they uncoupled the van, and Daisy purred away feeling very pleased with herself. She can now enjoyed her journey.
    • Daisy: That's a good story.
    • Ringo Starr: She chuckled.
    • Daisy: I'll do just what work I choose, and no more.
    • Ringo Starr: But she said it to herself.
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin All At Sea)
    • Michael Angelis: Percy and Duck like working at the harbour by the sea. On a clear summer's night, there's no better place to be. The big ships bring passengers. Cargo ships carry machinery and other things. Duck and Percy puffed backwards and forwards with the crates of cargo as they are loaded and unloaded by the quayside. One morning, Duck and Percy noticed that the horizon was packed with sails flapping against the blue sky.
    • Duck: I wish I could sail to faraway lands.
    • Michael Angelis: Sighed Duck.
    • Percy: Engines can't go sailing.
    • Michael Angelis: Snorted Percy.
    • Percy: Because engines can't float.
    • Michael Angelis: Duck still had his dreams. Suddenly, they were rudely interrupted.
    • Harold: Wakey, wakey.
    • Michael Angelis: Hovered Harold.
    • Duck: I'm looking at the boats.
    • Michael Angelis: Replied Duck.
    • Harold: That's the regatta.
    • Michael Angelis: Whirred Harold.
    • Harold: Lots of boats, lots of races. Great fun. I hover around in case I'm needed.
    • Duck: Do you go to the horizon?
    • Michael Angelis: Asked Duck.
    • Harold: Yes and beyond.
    • Percy: I didn't know there was a beyond.
    • Michael Angelis: Whispered Percy.
    • Duck: Do you go to other places at sea?
    • Michael Angelis: Continued Duck.
    • Harold: Certainly. I can land on ships you know. Anywhere, anytime. Goodbye.
    • Michael Angelis: Duck sighed. He went on talking about the regatta all day. Percy lost patience.
    • Percy: Well, Duck, I rather had my wheels on solid ground. Our rails can take us to all the places we can ever wish to see.
    • (We hear a siren wailing)
    • Duck's Driver: That's an emergency.
    • Michael Angelis: Called Duck's driver.
    • Duck's Driver: I'll check with the harbormaster.
    • Michael Angelis: He returned with bad news.
    • Duck's Driver: A man taking part in the regatta had hurt his hand. We're to take him to the hospital at the next station. Harold's bringing him now. Come on.
    • (Duck hurries to the scene just in time to see Harold land)
    • Harold: Good to see you again, Duck.
    • Michael Angelis: Whirred Harold as he landed carefully on the platform. The man was gently helped to safety.
    • Harold: My job is to stay at sea in case of other emergencies. Otherwise I will take this gentleman to hospital myself. Must fly. Goodbye.
    • Michael Angelis: Duck set off on his journey. Soon he was steaming well and his wheels were thundering along the track. When they reached the station, the man thanked everyone and Bertie got ready to take him to hospital.
    • Bertie: You look splendid flying along the line, Duck.
    • Michael Angelis: Gloat Bertie.
    • Bertie: No wonder they called you great western.
    • Duck: Percy's right.
    • Michael Angelis: Duck thought to himself.
    • Duck: Engines are happiest when their wheels are firmly on the rails.
    • Michael Angelis: That night, Percy and Duck stayed a little longer at the quay. The air was warm and the sea calmed.
    • Duck: There's a shooting star.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Duck.
    • Percy: Don't be daft.
    • Michael Angelis: Laughed Percy.
    • Percy: It's Harold. Look, he's hovering overhead.
    • Michael Angelis: Something fluttered down towards Duck. His driver caught it.
    • Duck's Driver: It's a flag from the regatta. Harold's giving it to you as a present, Duck.
    • Duck: That was kind of Harold.
    • Michael Angelis: Whispered Duck.
    • Duck: He may have whirly arms instead of wheels. But he seems to understand just what an engine needs.
    • Michael Angelis: Duck still wonders about the lands beyond the horizon. But he enjoys being friends most of all and I think he knows that, sometimes, the best travels are those we can only dream about. Don't you?
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Dirty Objects)
    • Ringo Starr: Toby and Henrietta are enjoying their new job on the Island of Sodor, but they do look old fashioned and need new paint. James was very rude whenever he saw them.
    • James: Ugh! What dirty objects!
    • Ringo Starr: He would say. At last, Toby lost patience.
    • Toby: James?
    • Ringo Starr: He asked.
    • Toby: Why are you red?
    • James: I am a splendid engine.
    • Ringo Starr: Answered James.
    • James: Ready for anything. You never see my paint dirty.
    • Toby: Oh.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Toby earnestly.
    • Toby: That's why you once needed bootlaces to be ready I suppose.
    • Ringo Starr: James went redder than ever and snorted off. It was such an insult to be remind how the time the bootlace have been use to mend a hole in his coaches. At the end of the line, James left his coaches and got out to his next train. It was a slow goods, stopping at every station to pick up and set down trucks. James hated slow goods trains.
    • James: Dirty trucks from dirty sidings! Blech!
    • Ringo Starr: Starting an only a few, he picked up more and more trucks at each station till he had a long train. At first, the trucks behaved well, but James bumped them so crossly that they were determined to pay him back. Presently, they approached the top of Gordon's Hill. Heavy goods trains halt here to pin down their brakes. James had had an accident with trucks before and should have remembered this.
    • Driver: Wait, James, wait!
    • Ringo Starr: Said the driver, but James wouldn't wait. He was too busy thinking what he would say to Toby when they next met. The trucks' chance had come.
    • Trucks: Hurrah! Hurrah!
    • Ringo Starr: They laughed, and banging their buffers they pushed him down the hill.
    • Trucks: On, on, on!
    • Ringo Starr: Yelled the trucks.
    • James: I've got to stop, I've got to stop!
    • Ringo Starr: Groaned James. Through the station they thundered, disaster lay ahead.
    • (James crashes into the tar wagons)
    • Ringo Starr: Something sticky splashed all over James. He had run into two tar wagons, and was black from smokebox to cab. He was more dirty than hurt, but the tar wagons and some trucks were all to pieces. Toby and Percy were sent to help and came as quickly as they could.
    • Toby: Look here, Percy!
    • Ringo Starr: Explained Toby.
    • Toby: Whatever is that dirty object?
    • Percy: That's James, didn't you know?
    • Toby: It's James' shape.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Toby.
    • Toby: But James is a splendid red engine and you'll never see his paint dirty.
    • Ringo Starr: James pretended he hadn't heard. Toby and Percy cleared away the unhurt trucks and help James home. The Fat Controller met them.
    • The Fat Controller: Well done, Percy and Toby.
    • Ringo Starr: He turned to James.
    • The Fat Controller: Fancy letting your trucks run away. I am surprised. You're not fit to be seen. You must be cleaned at once. Toby shall have a new coat of paint.
    • Toby: Please sir, can Henrietta have one too?
    • Ringo Starr: Said Toby.
    • The Fat Controller: Certainly, Toby.
    • Toby: Oh thank you, sir. She will be pleased.
    • Ringo Starr: All James could do as watch Toby as he ran off happily with the news.
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure)
    • Michael Angelis: If someday you should see Thomas the Tank Engine puffing happily along the line, he may be on his way to a village nestled deep in the heart of the Island of Sodor. One December morning, Thomas whistled to all his friends.
    • Thomas: It's nearly Christmas and I'll bring you lots of letters and parcels.
    • Michael Angelis: But a week later, the storms came. The island was covered with thick snow. The engines found work difficult. Some had to help clear snow from the track and workmen hacked away at the frozen banks of ice. Thomas and Percy were collecting important post for Christmas.
    • Thomas: Driver says there's of mail for the village.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
    • Thomas: I'll need an extra truck for it all.
    • Michael Angelis: Percy was feeling left out.
    • Percy: It's not fair, you're not leaving any post for me.
    • Michael Angelis: But Percy's chance had come.
    • Thomas' Driver: There's been a change of plan.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas' driver.
    • Thomas' Driver: The Fat Controller needs us at the big station. Percy, you are to take Thomas' train to the village.
    • Michael Angelis: Percy was delighted, but Thomas was sad.
    • Thomas: I won't be able to say happy Christmas to all my friends.
    • Percy: Don't worry.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Percy kindly.
    • Percy: I'll do it for you.
    • Thomas: It's not the same.
    • Michael Angelis: Sighed Thomas. Percy was making good time on his way to the village when suddenly...
    • Percy's Driver: What's that?
    • Michael Angelis: Called his driver. There ahead was a fogman by the line. He was holding a red light.
    • Fogman: The village is cut off by the snow.
    • Michael Angelis: He shouted.
    • Fogman: We need snowplows, workmen and a helicopter. Leave your trucks in the sidings and go back quickly.
    • Michael Angelis: Percy was soon steaming to Harold's airfield.
    • Percy: Peep, peep!
    • Michael Angelis: Whistled Percy.
    • Percy: Wake up, lazy-wings, the mountain villagers need your help. They're stranded.
    • Harold: Whizzo!
    • Michael Angelis: Replied Harold.
    • Harold: I like an emergency to keep me warm.
    • Michael Angelis: And he buzzed away.
    • Percy: Now.
    • Michael Angelis: Sighed Percy.
    • Percy: What's next?
    • Michael Angelis: Suddenly, there was Thomas with Terence the Tractor and the works train.
    • Thomas: Come on, Percy.
    • Michael Angelis: Whistled Thomas.
    • Thomas: Follow me.
    • Michael Angelis: The two engines battled their way through the snow. At last, they reached the village. Harold was already there busily dropping food to people and animals. Terence quickly got to work.
    • Terence: Lovely stuff.
    • Michael Angelis: He said as he pushed the snow aside.
    • Villagers: Well done, Percy. Well done, Thomas.
    • Michael Angelis: Cheered the villagers.
    • Villagers: You're the best Santa Claus this village has ever had.
    • Percy: What's a Santa Claus?
    • Michael Angelis: Asked Percy.
    • Thomas: Santa Claus is someone who drops presents down chimneys at Christmas time.
    • Michael Angelis: Percy looked at his funnel.
    • Percy: I wonder if...
    • Thomas: No!
    • Michael Angelis: Laughed Thomas.
    • Thomas: Chimneys, Percy, not funnels! Which reminds me, your post train is still back at the siding isn't it?
    • Michael Angelis: Percy hurried back to fetch it. Just then, Toby arrived with Henrietta.
    • Toby: We've brought lots of hot drinks and food for the villagers.
    • Michael Angelis: He whistled. That night all the engines had gone back to the sheds, except Toby. The villagers had made a plan to thank the engines. They loaded paint pots and parcels into Henrietta, then they set off through the moonlit countryside. All the engines were fast asleep in the sheds as Toby ran silently into the yard. He had no idea what the villagers were going to do, but he knew it was going to be a big surprise. When the engines woke the next morning they could not believe their eyes. The sheds had been repainted and decorated. Parcels lay everywhere. The engines whistled in delight and everyone agreed that it was a really happy Christmas.
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Whistles and Sneezes)
    • Ringo Starr: Gordon was cross.
    • Gordon: Why should Henry have a new shape?
    • Ringo Starr: He grumbled.
    • Gordon: A shape good enough for me is good enough for him. He goes gallivanting off to Crewe, leaving us to do his work, and comes back saying how happy he feels. It's disgraceful. And there's another thing: Henry whistles too much. No respectable engine ever whistles loudly at stations. It isn't wrong, but we just don't do it.
    • Ringo Starr: Poor Henry didn't feel happy anymore.
    • Percy: Never mind.
    • Ringo Starr: Whispered Percy.
    • Percy: I'm glad you're home again. I like your whistling.
    • Gordon: Goodbye, Henry.
    • Ringo Starr: Called Gordon.
    • Gordon: We're glad to have you with us again. But remember what I said.
    • Ringo Starr: Later, Henry stopped at Edward's station.
    • Edward: Hello, Henry.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
    • Edward: You look splendid. I was pleased to hear your happy whistle yesterday.
    • Henry: Thank you, Edward.
    • Ringo Starr: Smiled Henry.
    • (We hear a screeching noise)
    • Henry: Shh, shh. Can you hear something?
    • Edward: It sounds like Gordon.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
    • Edward: And it ought to be Gordon. But Gordon never whistles like that.
    • Ringo Starr: It was Gordon. He came rushing down the hill of a tremendous rate. He didn't look at Henry and he didn't look at Edward. He screamed straight through the station and disappeared.
    • Edward: Well.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
    • Henry: It isn't wrong.
    • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Henry.
    • Henry: But we just don't do it.
    • Ringo Starr: And he told Edward what Gordon had said. Meanwhile, Gordon screeched along the line. The noise was awful. At the station, everyone held their ears. The Fat Controller held his ears too.
    • The Fat Controller: Take him away!
    • Ringo Starr: He bellowed.
    • The Fat Controller: And stop that noise!
    • Ringo Starr: Gordon puffed sadly away. But he wouldn't stop whistling until two fitters climbed up and knocked his whistle valve in place.
    • (Two fitters fix Gordon's whistle with progress)
    • Ringo Starr: That night, Gordon slunk into the shed. He was glad it was empty.
    • Henry: It isn't wrong.
    • Ringo Starr: Murmured Henry to no one in particular.
    • Henry: But we just don't do it.
    • Ringo Starr: No one mentioned whistles. Next morning, Henry was enjoying himself enormously.
    • Henry: I feel so well, I feel so well.
    • Ringo Starr: He sang.
    • Coaches: Trickety-trock, trickety-trock.
    • Ringo Starr: Hummed his coaches. Then he saw some boys on a bridge.
    • Henry: Peep-peep. Hello.
    • Ringo Starr: He whistled.
    • (The boys smash the coaches' windows with stones)
    • Henry: Ohh.
    • Ringo Starr: He called. The boys didn't wave and take his number. They thought it fun to drop stones on him instead.
    • Coaches: They've broken our glass, they've broken our glass.
    • Ringo Starr: Sobbed the coaches. The passengers weren't hurt, but they were cross.
    • Passengers: Call the police!
    • Henry's Driver: No.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
    • Henry's Driver: Leave it to Henry and me.
    • Passengers: What will you do?
    • Ringo Starr: They asked.
    • Henry's Driver: Can you keep a secret?
    • Passengers: Yes, yes.
    • Henry's Driver: Well then.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
    • Henry's Driver: Henry is going to sneeze at those boys.
    • Ringo Starr: Lots of people were at the station just before the bridge. They wanted to see what would happen.
    • Henry's Driver: Henry has plenty of ashes.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
    • Henry's Driver: Please keep all windows shut until we've passed the bridge. Henry's is excited as we are. Aren't you, old fellow?
    • Ringo Starr: Henry felt more stuffed up. Soon, they could see the boys. And they all had stones.
    • Henry's Driver: Are you ready, Henry?
    • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
    • Henry's Driver: Sneeze hard when I tell you. Now.
    • Ringo Starr: He said.
    • Henry: Ah-choo, ah-choo!
    • (Henry sneezes at the boys and they were covered in ashes)
    • Henry's Driver: Well done, Henry.
    • Ringo Starr: Laughed his driver. Henry went home, very pleased with himself. He had told Gordon and silly boys a lesson with a whistle and a sneeze.
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Sleeping Beauty)
    • Michael Angelis: It was a beautiful moonlit night on the Island of Sodor. The day's work was done and all the engines puffed safely home.
    • Percy: Thomas.
    • Michael Angelis: Whispered Percy.
    • Percy: Will you tell us the end of the story?
    • Thomas: You mean the one about Duke the lost engine?
    • Henry: Exactly.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Henry.
    • James: But...
    • Michael Angelis: Added James.
    • James: ...please remind us of a story so far.
    • Michael Angelis: So Thomas began and here is the rest of the story he told. Duke was old and live with two young engines called Stuart and Falcon. They teased Duke and called him "Granpuff", but they were happy together. Then their line was closed down and the young engines went away. Duke was left alone in the shed. He went to sleep and everything around him changed. But Duke was never forgotten. Years went by until one day not long ago, visitors came to see the Fat Controller.
    • Visitors: We want to find Duke.
    • Michael Angelis: They said.
    • Visitors: And make him happy again.
    • Michael Angelis: Maps lay everywhere.
    • Visitor: If we followed the old line shown here on the map.
    • Michael Angelis: They said.
    • Visitor: We'll travel north to the village and then to the mountains. And look. There's the sign for the old station. If Duke's anywhere, he's there.
    • Michael Angelis: Everyone set off to the mountains far away. The days went by, the search grew harder, but the rescuers wouldn't give up.
    • Rescuers: Let's go this way.
    • Michael Angelis: They said. But there was still no sign of Duke.
    • Rescuers: He's here somewhere.
    • Michael Angelis: They said. They scrambled over hills and struggled over ditches. At last their search ended...
    • (One of the rescuers falls on top of Duke)
    • Michael Angelis: ...quite by accident.
    • Rescuers: We found him! We found our sleeping beauty!
    • Duke: Excuse me?
    • Michael Angelis: Enquired Duke.
    • Duke: Are you a vandal? Driver told me vandals break and smash things.
    • Rescuers: Bless you no.
    • Michael Angelis: Laughed the rescuers.
    • Rescuers: We dropped in because we couldn't find your door. Falcon and Stuart will be pleased to see you.
    • Duke: So they did remember!
    • Michael Angelis: Sighed Duke happily. Then they all set off for Duke's new home. Stuart and Falcon are ready for a big welcome.
    • Stuart and Falcon: He's here!
    • Michael Angelis: They whispered.
    • Stuart and Falcon: Sh! Sh!
    • Duke: You woke me up.
    • Michael Angelis: Grumbled Duke.
    • Duke: In my young days, engines were...
    • Stuart: Seem in not heard, Granpuff, we know.
    • Falcon: We're all be back to work tomorrow. We're glad you come back. We can keep you in order now.
    • Duke: Keep me in order? Be off with you! Impudent scallywags!
    • Michael Angelis: Murmured Duke. But his old eyes twinkled, and for the first time in years, he smiled as he dozed in the sun.
    • Thomas: And that...
    • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
    • Thomas: ...is the whole story. Did you like it?
    • Percy: Yes indeed.
    • Michael Angelis: Agreed the engines.
    • James: Especially the happy ending.
    • Michael Angelis: And soon, they were all asleep too.
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Toby and The Stout Gentleman)
    • Ringo Starr: Toby is a tram engine. He has cowcatchers and side plates and doesn't look like a steam engine at all. He takes trucks 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.
    • Ringo Starr: She grumbles remembering she used to be full and nine trucks would rattle behind her. Now there were only three or four for the farms and factories send their goods mostly by lorry. Toby is always careful. The cars, buses and lorries 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 the Fat Controller. But Toby didn't noticed yet.
    • Children: Come on, grandfather.
    • Ringo Starr: Cried the children.
    • Children: Do look at this engine.
    • The Fat Controller: That's a tram engine, Stephen.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
    • Bridget: Is it electric?
    • Ringo Starr: Asked Bridget.
    • Toby: Whoosh!
    • Ringo Starr: Hissed Toby.
    • Stephen: Shh, shh!
    • Ringo Starr: Said her brother.
    • Stephen: You've offended him.
    • Bridget: But trams are electric, aren't they?
    • The Fat Controller: They are mostly, and this is a steam tram.
    • Children: May we go in it, grandfather, please?
    • The Fat Controller: Stop!
    • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller to the guard. They all scrambled into Henrietta.
    • Henrietta: Hip-hip hooray!
    • Ringo Starr: Chanted Henrietta. But Toby didn't sing.
    • Toby: Electric indeed! Electric indeed!
    • Ringo Starr: He snorted. He was very hurt.
    • The Fat Controller: What is your name?
    • Ringo Starr: Asked the Fat Controller.
    • Toby: Toby, sir.
    • The Fat Controller: Thank you, Toby, for a very nice ride.
    • Toby: Thank you, sir.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Toby. He felt better now.
    • Toby: This gentleman...
    • Ringo Starr: He thought.
    • Toby: ...is a gentleman who knows how to speak to engines.
    • Ringo Starr: The children came every day for two weeks. Sometimes they rode with the guard, sometimes in empty trucks. On the last day of all the driver invited them into his cab. All were sorry when they had to go away and the Fat Controller and his family thanked everyone.
    • Toby: Come again soon.
    • Ringo Starr: Replied Toby.
    • Children: We will, we will.
    • Ringo Starr: Called the children. And they waved till Toby was out of sight. The months passed. Toby had few trucks and fewer passengers.
    • Driver: Our last day, Toby.
    • Ringo Starr: Said his driver one morning.
    • Driver: The manager says we must close tomorrow.
    • Ringo Starr: 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.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the passengers afterwards.
    • Passengers: We are sorry your line was closing down.
    • Toby: So am I.
    • Ringo Starr: Sighed Toby.
    • Toby: Nobody wants me.
    • Ringo Starr: Toby thought and went unhappily to sleep. Next morning, the shed was flung open and he woke with a start to his driver waving a piece of paper at him.
    • Driver: Wake up, Toby!
    • Ringo Starr: He shouted.
    • Driver: And listen to this! It's a letter from the stout gentleman!
    • Ringo Starr: Toby listened and.... But I mustn't tell you anymore, or I shall spoil the next story.
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Bulgy)
    • Michael Angelis: It was a special holiday on the Island of Sodor. Bertie the Bus was working harder than ever before. All the engines were busy too. Duck was waiting for his next journey. Near him stood a red bus. But he didn't look friendly like Bertie. The bus growled as he gazed at the happy passengers.
    • Bulgy: Stupid nonsense.
    • Michael Angelis: He grumbled.
    • Bulgy: I wouldn't have brought them if I've known. I did have a breakdown or something.
    • Duck: I'm glad you didn't.
    • Michael Angelis: Smiled Duck.
    • Duck: You had spoiled their fun.
    • Bulgy: Bah! Enjoyment is all you engines lived for. One day railways will be ripped up.
    • Michael Angelis: Duck felt shocked at such an idea.
    • Duck: We have a friend called Bertie and he's a bus. But he likes the railway. Sometimes he teases us about it, but he'd never want to see it ripped up.
    • Bulgy: Heh!
    • Michael Angelis: Growled the bus.
    • Bulgy: I know Bertie. He's too small in size to be in any use.
    • Michael Angelis: Duck took no notice.
    • Duck: That bus is silly.
    • Michael Angelis: He thought as he steamed away. At the junction, Duck told Oliver all about him.
    • Oliver: I call him Bulgy.
    • Michael Angelis: Chuckled Oliver and then he puffed happily away. But that afternoon when the two engines met again, Oliver was no longer laughing.
    • Oliver: Bulgy's friend had come.
    • Michael Angelis: He said.
    • Oliver: He's rude too. He's taking Bulgy's passengers home so as to leave Bulgy free to steal ours.
    • Duck: But he can't.
    • Michael Angelis: Objected Duck.
    • Oliver: Bulgy says he can get them to the big station before us.
    • Duck: Rubbish!
    • Michael Angelis: Replied Duck.
    • Duck: It's much farther by road.
    • Oliver: Yes.
    • Michael Angelis: Continued Oliver.
    • Oliver: But Bulgy says he knows a shortcut.
    • Michael Angelis: That evening, the engines were preparing for the homeward rush.
    • Duck: Where are the passengers?
    • Michael Angelis: They wondered.
    • Oliver: Look!
    • Michael Angelis: Shrilled Oliver.
    • Oliver: Look at Bulgy. He's a mean scarlet deceiver.
    • Michael Angelis: Bulgy was wearing a large sign saying: Railway Bus.
    • Bulgy: Yaa boo snubs.
    • Michael Angelis: He jeered as he roared away.
    • Duck: Come on.
    • Michael Angelis: Puffed Duck to his coaches.
    • Duck: Let's see what he's up to.
    • Michael Angelis: Duck wanted to pay Bulgy out, but he wasn't sure how. Then in the distance, Duck saw a man waving a red flag. That meant danger. The line here crosses a narrow road and there was Bulgy wedged firmly under the bridge.
    • Duck: So this was his shortcut.
    • Michael Angelis: Chuckled Duck.
    • Bulgy's Passengers: He tricked us.
    • Michael Angelis: Shouted Bulgy's passengers.
    • Bulgy's Passengers: He said he was a railway bus, but he wouldn't accept our return tickets. He wanted us to think railways are no good.
    • Michael Angelis: Duck's crew examined the bridge.
    • Duck's Driver: It's risky, but we must help the passengers.
    • Duck: Passengers are urgent.
    • Michael Angelis: Agreed Duck. Duck slowly and carefully set off across the bridge. Bulgy wailed as he felt the bridge quiver.
    • Bulgy: Stop!
    • Michael Angelis: He shouted.
    • Bulgy: It might fall on me.
    • Duck: That would serve you right for telling lies.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Duck. But the bridge didn't collapse. Duck made good time and all the passengers caught their trains. The bridge is now mended, but not unfortunately Bulgy and his ways. He never learned sense. He's a henhouse and his lies can do no harm. The hens never listened to him anyway.
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Percy's Predicament)
    • Ringo Starr: Daisy the Diesel Rail-car's work in the countryside was full of surprises. She was frightened to bulls and cows, and she remain very lazy and stubborn. One day, Toby brought Henrietta to the station where Percy was grumbling shunting.
    • Toby: Hello, Percy. I see Daisy's left the milk behind again.
    • Percy: I had to make a special journey within I suppose. Anyone would think I've nothing to do.
    • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Percy.
    • Toby: Tell you what?
    • Ringo Starr: Replied Toby.
    • Toby: I'll take the milk, you fetch my trucks.
    • Ringo Starr: Their drivers and stationmaster agreed. Percy had never been to the quarry before. He began ordering the trucks about.
    • Percy: Hurry along.
    • Ringo Starr: He said. The trucks grumbled to each other.
    • Trucks: This is Toby's place! Percy's got no right to poke his funnel in here and push us around.
    • Ringo Starr: They whispered and pass the word.
    • Trucks: Pay Percy out! Pay Percy out!
    • Percy: Come along.
    • Ringo Starr: Puffed Percy.
    • Percy: No nonsense.
    • Trucks: We'll give him nonsense.
    • Ringo Starr: Giggled the trucks. But they followed so quietly that Percy thought they were under control. Suddenly, they saw a notice ahead: All Trains Stop To Pin Down Brakes.
    • Percy: Peep peep! Brakes, guard, please!
    • Ringo Starr: But before he could check them the trucks surged forward.
    • Trucks: On! On!
    • Ringo Starr: They cried.
    • Percy: Help! Help!
    • Ringo Starr: Whistled Percy. The man on duty at the crossing rushed to warn traffic with his red flag but was too late to switch Percy to the runaway sidings. Frantically trying to grip the rails Percy slid into the yard.
    • Percy: Peep! Peep! Look out!
    • (Percy crashed into the break van)
    • Ringo Starr: The break van was in smithereens. Percy's driver and fireman had jumped clear but Percy was stranded. Next day, the Fat Controller arrived. Toby and Daisy had helped to clear the wreckage but Percy remained on his perch of trucks.
    • The Fat Controller: We must now try.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
    • The Fat Controller: To run a branch line with Toby and a diesel. You have put us in an awkward predicament.
    • Percy: I am sorry, sir.
    • Ringo Starr: Replied Percy.
    • The Fat Controller: You can stay here till we are ready. Perhaps it will teach you to be careful with trucks.
    • Ringo Starr: Percy sighed. The trucks groaned beneath his wheels. He quite understood about awkward predicaments. The Fat Controller spoke severely to Daisy too.
    • The Fat Controller: My engines work hard. I send lazy engines away.
    • Ringo Starr: Daisy was ashamed.
    • The Fat Controller: However, Toby says you worked hard after Percy's accident. So you shall have another chance.
    • Daisy: Thank you, sir.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Daisy.
    • Daisy: I will work hard, sir. Toby says he'll help me.
    • The Fat Controller: Excellent. What Toby doesn't know about branch line problems isn't worth knowing. Our Toby's an experienced engine.
    • Ringo Starr: Next day, Thomas came back, and Percy was sent to be mended. Annie and Clarabel were delighted to see Thomas again and he took them to a run at once. All were now friends, and Toby has taunt Daisy a great deal. She shooed a cow off the line all by herself the other day. That show's you, doesn't it?
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Time For Trouble)
    • Michael Angelis: The Island of Sodor has many visitors, and the Fat Controller had scheduled more trains. Gordon the Big Engine had to work harder than ever before.
    • Gordon: Come on.
    • Michael Angelis: He called to the coaches.
    • Gordon: Come on, come on, come on. The passengers rely on me to be on time.
    • Michael Angelis: Whenever Gordon finished one journey it was time for another to begin.
    • (The guard blows his whistle)
    • Gordon: Never mind.
    • Michael Angelis: He puffed.
    • Gordon: I like a good long run to stretch my wheels.
    • Michael Angelis: Even so, the Fat Controller decided that Gordon needed a rest.
    • The Fat Controller: James shall do your work.
    • Michael Angelis: James was delighted. He like to show off his smart red paint and was determined to be as fast as Gordon.
    • James: You know, little Toby.
    • Michael Angelis: He boasted.
    • James: I'm an important engine. Everyone knows it. I'm as regular as clockwork. Never late, always on time.
    • Toby: Sez you.
    • Michael Angelis: Replied Toby. Just then, the Fat Controller arrived.
    • The Fat Controller: Your parts are worn, Toby, so you must go to the works to be mended.
    • Toby: Can I take Henrietta, sir?
    • The Fat Controller: No. What would the passengers do without her?
    • Michael Angelis: Toby saw Percy by the water tower.
    • Percy: Don't worry, Toby.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Percy.
    • Percy: I'll take care of Henrietta until you get back.
    • Michael Angelis: Soon Toby was out on the main line. He clanked as he trundled along. He's a little engine with small wheels. His tanks don't hold much water. He had come a long way and began to feel thirsty. In the distance was a signal.
    • Toby: Good.
    • Michael Angelis: He thought.
    • Toby: There's a station ahead. I can have a nice drink and a rest until James has passed.
    • Michael Angelis: Toby's driver thought so too. Toby was enjoying his drink when the signalman came up. He had never seen Toby before. Toby's driver tried to explain but the new signalman wouldn't listen.
    • Signalman: We must clear the line for James with the express. You'll had to get more water at the next station.
    • Michael Angelis: Toby clank sadly away. Hurrying used a lot of water and his tanks were soon empty. Poor Toby was out of steam and stranded on the main line.
    • Toby's Fireman: We must warn James.
    • Michael Angelis: Said the fireman. Then he saw Percy and Henrietta.
    • Toby's Fireman: Please, take me back to the station. It's an emergency.
    • Michael Angelis: Henrietta hated leaving Toby.
    • Percy: Never mind.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Percy.
    • Percy: You're taking the fireman to warn James. That's a big help.
    • Michael Angelis: Henrietta felt much better. James was fuming when he heard the news.
    • James: I'm going to be late.
    • Signalman: My fault.
    • Michael Angelis: Said the signalman.
    • Signalman: I didn't understand about Toby.
    • James' Driver: Now James.
    • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
    • James' Driver: You had to push Toby.
    • James: What, me?! Me?! Push Toby and pull my train too?!
    • Michael Angelis: Grumbling dreadfully, James set off to find Toby. He came up behind Toby and gave him a bump.
    • James: Get on you!
    • Michael Angelis: James had to work very hard. When he reached the works station he felt exhausted. Some children were on the platform.
    • Boy: Koo.
    • Michael Angelis: Said one.
    • Boy: The express is late and it's got two engines. I think James couldn't pull it on his own so Toby had to help him.
    • Toby: Never mind, James.
    • Michael Angelis: Whispered Toby.
    • Toby: They're only joking.
    • James: Ha, ha!
    • Michael Angelis: Said James.
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Down The Mine)
    • Ringo Starr: One day, Thomas was at the junction when Gordon shuffled in with some trucks.
    • Thomas: Phew!
    • Ringo Starr: Remarked Thomas
    • Thomas: What a funny smell. Can you smell a smell?
    • Annie: I can't smell a smell.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Annie.
    • Thomas: A funny musty sort of smell.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
    • Gordon: No one noticed until you did.
    • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Gordon.
    • Gordon: It must be yours.
    • Ringo Starr: Not long ago, he had fallen into a dirty ditch. Thomas enjoyed teasing him about it.
    • Thomas: Annie, Clarabel, do you know what I think it is? It's ditchwater.
    • Ringo Starr: Before Gordon could answer, Thomas puffed away. Annie and Clarabel could hardly believe their ears.
    • Annie: He's dreadfully rude I feel quite ashamed.
    • Clarabel: I feel quite ashamed he's dreadfully rude.
    • Ringo Starr: And to Thomas they said.
    • Annie and Clarabel: You mustn't be rude, you make us ashamed.
    • Ringo Starr: But Thomas didn't care a bit.
    • Thomas: That was funny, that was funny.
    • Ringo Starr: He chuckled. He felt very pleased with himself. Annie and Clarabel were deeply shocked. They have great respect for Gordon The Big Engine. Thomas left the coaches at the station and went off to a mine for some trucks. Long ago, miners digging there have made tunnels under the ground. Their roofs are strong enough to hold up trucks but not the weight of engines. A large notice warns them not to enter the area: Danger! Engines must not pass this board.
    • Thomas: Silly old board.
    • Ringo Starr: Thought Thomas. He had often tried to pass it but had never succeeded. But this morning he had made a plan. The fireman went to turn the points.
    • Thomas: Now for my plan!
    • Ringo Starr: Huffed Thomas. Bumping the trucks fiercely he jerked his driver off the footplate and followed them into the siding.
    • Thomas' Driver: Come back!
    • Ringo Starr: Yelled his driver.
    • (A loud splash is heard as Thomas falls to the mine)
    • Thomas: Fire and smoke!
    • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
    • Thomas: I'm sunk.
    • Ringo Starr: And he was.
    • Thomas: Oh, dear.
    • Ringo Starr: He said.
    • Thomas: I am a silly engine.
    • The Fat Controller: And a very naughty one, too. I saw you!
    • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
    • Thomas: Please let me out. I won't be naughty again.
    • The Fat Controller: I'm not sure. We can't lift you out with the cranes. The ground's not firm enough. Hmm, let me see. I wonder if Gordon could pull you out.
    • Thomas: Yes sir.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas. But he didn't want to meet Gordon just yet.
    • Gordon: Down the mine is he? Ha! ha! ha!
    • Ringo Starr: Laughed Gordon.
    • Gordon: What a joke! Boop boop! Little Thomas, we'll have your out in a couple of puffs.
    • Ringo Starr: Strong cables were fastened between the two engines.
    • The Fat Controller: Are you ready? Heave!
    • (Gordon pulls Thomas out of the mine)
    • Ringo Starr: It was a lot harden than they all thought. At last Thomas was free.
    • Thomas: I'm sorry I was cheeky.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
    • Gordon: That's all right, Thomas. You made me laugh.
    • Ringo Starr: Replied Gordon.
    • Gordon: I'm in disgrace.
    • Thomas: So am I.
    • Ringo Starr: Huffed Thomas.
    • Gordon: Why so you are Thomas. Shall we form an alliance. You help me and I help you.
    • Thomas: Right you are.
    • Ringo Starr: Agreed Thomas.
    • Gordon: Good. That's settled.
    • Ringo Starr: Rumbled Gordon. And buffer to buffer the allies puffed home.
    • (Gordon and Thomas head home as we end the episode)
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin The Trouble With Mud)
    • Michael Angelis: One morning, Thomas was being cleaned when Gordon arrived. Mud had blown all over his smart blue paint.
    • Thomas: Hello, Gordon.
    • Michael Angelis: Called Thomas.
    • Thomas: You look as you had a mud bath. Be a sensible engine. Have a shower instead.
    • Michael Angelis: Gordon snorted.
    • Gordon: I haven't time to dawdle over my appearance like fussy little tank engines do.
    • Michael Angelis: The wind blew stronger.
    • Driver: Whew, Gordon, slow down!
    • Michael Angelis: Called his driver. This made Gordon even crosser.
    • Gordon: I'll be dirty and late, dirty and late!
    • Michael Angelis: He hissed. At the next station was a sign: All Trains Must Wash Down Daily. James had just finished being cleaned.
    • Driver: Come on, Gordon.
    • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
    • Driver: You feel better after a good hosedown.
    • Gordon: Pah!
    • Michael Angelis: Said Gordon and angrily let off steam.
    • Driver: You're a very naughty engine!
    • Michael Angelis: Said Gordon's driver.
    • Driver: Now James will need another shower. You'll have to wait your turn till later.
    • Gordon: Good riddance.
    • Michael Angelis: Huffed Gordon.
    • Gordon: I'm far too busy to waste time with water.
    • Michael Angelis: He finished his journey safely and steamed into the big station. The Fat Controller was waiting. So are Gordon's coaches and the passengers.
    • The Fat Controller: Goodness gracious!
    • Michael Angelis: Said the Fat Controller.
    • The Fat Controller: You can't pull the train, Henry will have to do it. Gordon, you better get cleaned straight away.
    • Michael Angelis: Gordon was soon being washed.
    • Gordon: Mind my eyes!
    • Michael Angelis: He grumbled. Then he pulled trucks for the rest of the day. He bumped them hard.
    • Gordon: That's for you, and you, and you!
    • James: Trucks will be trucks.
    • Michael Angelis: Said James.
    • Gordon: They won't with me.
    • Michael Angelis: Snorted Gordon.
    • Gordon: I'll teach them.
    • Michael Angelis: James got ready to take the express when Gordon returned.
    • Gordon: Be careful.
    • Michael Angelis: Warned Gordon.
    • Gordon: The hills are slippery and you may need help.
    • James: I don't need help on hills.
    • Michael Angelis: Replied James huffily.
    • James: Gordon thinks he knows everything.
    • Michael Angelis: Earlier a storm had slipped Gordon's Hill blowing leaves on the track. Even know the storm had passed, the hill was still difficult to climb. James knew this. The signal shown clear, and James began to go faster.
    • James: I'll do it, I'll do it.
    • Michael Angelis: He puffed. Halfway up, he was not so sure.
    • James: I must do it, I must do it.
    • Michael Angelis: But his wheels slipped on the leaves. He couldn't pull the train at all.
    • James: Help, help!
    • Michael Angelis: Whistled James. His wheels were turning forward, but the heavy coaches pulled him backwards. The haul train started slipping down the hill. His driver shut off steam and put on the brakes, then carefully he stopped the train. Gordon saw everything.
    • Gordon: Ah well, we live and learn. Never mind, little James. I'm going to push behind.
    • Michael Angelis: Clouds of smoke and steam towered from the snorting engines.
    • James: We can do it!
    • Michael Angelis: Puffed James.
    • Gordon: We will do it!
    • Michael Angelis: Puffed Gordon. At last they reached the top.
    • James: Peep peep! Thank you, goodbye!
    • Michael Angelis: Whistled James.
    • Gordon: Boop boop!
    • Michael Angelis: Answered Gordon.
    • Gordon: Goodbye!
    • Michael Angelis: That night, the Fat Controller came to see the engines.
    • Thomas: Please, sir?
    • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas.
    • Thomas: Can Gordon pull coaches again now?
    • The Fat Controller: If you understand that having a good washdown is essential to every engine, then yes, Gordon, you may.
    • Gordon: Thank you.
    • Michael Angelis: Grunted Gordon. The other engines settled happily to sleep.
    • Gordon: Dirty or clean, I'm a famous machine!
    • Michael Angelis: Murmured Gordon, but no one heard but him.
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin The Deputation)
    • Ringo Starr: Snow came early to the Island of Sodor. It was heavier than usual. Most engines hate snow. Donald and Douglas were used to it. Couple back to back with the van between their tenders and the snowplow in their fronts, they set to work. They puffed backwards and forward patrolling the line. Generally, the snow slipped away fiercely, but sometimes they found deeper drifts. Presently, they came to a drift which was larger than most. They charged it, and were just backing for another try when...
    • (Henry's whistle toots)
    • Douglas: Losh shakes, Donald! It's Henry! Dinna fash yourself, Henry! Wait a while! We'll help you out!
    • Ringo Starr: Henry was very grateful. He saw all was not well. The twins were looking glum. They told him that the Fat Controller was returning soon.
    • Douglas: He'll send us back for sure.
    • Percy: It's a shame.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Percy.
    • Gordon: A lot of nonsense about a broken signalbox.
    • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Gordon.
    • James: That spiteful break van too.
    • Ringo Starr: Put in James.
    • James: Good riddance. That's what I say.
    • Henry: They were splendid in the snow.
    • Ringo Starr: Added Henry.
    • Henry: It isn't fair.
    • Ringo Starr: They all agreed that something must be done, but none knew what. Percy decided to talk to Edward about it.
    • Edward: What you need...
    • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
    • Edward: ...is a deputation.
    • Ringo Starr: He explained what that was. Percy ran back quickly.
    • Percy: Edward says we need a depostation.
    • Gordon: Of course.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
    • Gordon: The question is...
    • Henry: What is a desperation?
    • Ringo Starr: Asked Henry.
    • Percy: It's when engines tell the Fat Controller something's wrong.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Percy.
    • Duck: Did you say tell the Fat Controller?
    • Ringo Starr: Asked Duck thoughtfully. There was a long silence.
    • Gordon: I purpose.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
    • Gordon: That Percy be our...um...disputation.
    • Percy: Hi?!
    • Ringo Starr: Squeaked Percy.
    • Percy: I can't!
    • Henry: Rubbish, Percy.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Henry.
    • Henry: It's easy.
    • Gordon: That's settled then.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon. Poor Percy wished it wasn't.
    • The Fat Controller: Hello, Percy. It's nice to be back.
    • Ringo Starr: Percy jumped.
    • Percy: Uh, yes sir, please sir.
    • The Fat Controller: You look nervous, Percy. What's the matter?
    • Percy: Please, sir, they made me a desperation, sir, to speak to you sir. I don't like it, sir.
    • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller pondered.
    • The Fat Controller: Do you mean a deputation, Percy?
    • Percy: Yes sir, please sir. It's Donald and Douglas, sir. They say, sir, that if you send them away, sir, well, they'll be turned to scrap, sir. That would be dreadful, sir. Please, sir, don't send them away.
    • The Fat Controller: Thank you, Percy. That will do.
    • Ringo Starr: Later, the Fat Controller spoke to the engines.
    • The Fat Controller: I had a deputation. I understand your feelings, but I do not approve of interference.
    • Ringo Starr: He paused impressively.
    • The Fat Controller: Donald and Douglas, I hear that your work in the snow was good. You shall have a new coat of paint.
    • Ringo Starr: The twins were surprised.
    • Donald: Thank you, sir.
    • The Fat Controller: But your names will be painted on you. We'll have no more mistakes.
    • Douglas: Thank you, sir. Does this mean that the both of us?
    • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller smiled.
    • The Fat Controller: It means...
    • Ringo Starr: But the rest of his speech was drowned in a delighted chorus of cheers and whistles. The twins were here to stay.
    • (Engines whistling)
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Granpuff)
    • Michael Angelis: One winter's night when the cold wind blew, the engines found it hard to sleep.
    • Toby: What we need...
    • Michael Angelis: Suggested Toby.
    • Toby: Is to listen to a story.
    • Percy: A mysterious story.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Percy.
    • Duck: But...
    • Michael Angelis: Added Duck.
    • Duck: It must have a happy ending.
    • Thomas: Driver told me a story.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas, so everyone listened.
    • Thomas: Once upon a time...
    • Michael Angelis: Began Thomas. They were three little engines who lived their own little shed on their own little railway. Their names were Duke, Stuart and Falcon. Duke was the oldest and was name after his grace, the Duke of Sodor. He was proud of this and love to keep the little ones in order. Whenever they had anything that Duke thought wrong, he would say...
    • Duke: That would never suit his Grace.
    • Michael Angelis: Other engines came and went but Duke outlast them at all. Stuart and Falcon used to call him "Granpuff". They were fun of him, but they got very tired and hearing all about his Grace. Sometimes they were teasing and chant...
    • Stuart and Falcon: Engines come and engines go, Granpuff goes on forever!
    • Duke: You impetrated scallywags!
    • Michael Angelis: Duke would say.
    • Duke: Whatever are you engines coming to?
    • Falcon: Never mind, Granpuff. We're only young once.
    • Duke: Well you better mind, unless you wanna end up like Smudger.
    • Stuart: Ooh! Granpuff, whatever happened?
    • Duke: Smudger.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Duke.
    • Duke: Was a showoff. He rode roughly and often came off the rails. I warned him to be careful, but he took no notice.
    • Smudger: Listen, Dukie. Who worries about their few spills?
    • Duke: We do here, I said, but Smudger just laughed.
    • Smudger: (laughs)
    • Duke: Until one day, manager said he was gonna make himself useful at last. Smudger stopped laughing then.
    • Stuart: Why? What did he do?
    • Duke: He turned him into a generator. He still out there behind our shed. He'll never move again.
    • Michael Angelis: After that, Stuart and Falcon became really useful engines and all three were happy together for many years. Then hard times came. The mines and the hills closed and the railway was closed too. People came to buy the engines.
    • People: We'll take Stuart and Falcon.
    • Michael Angelis: No one wanted Duke. They thought him too old.
    • Stuart: Cheer up, Granpuff.
    • Michael Angelis: Called Stuart.
    • Stuart: We'll find you a nice railway and then you can come and keep us in order.
    • Michael Angelis: They tried to be brave and cheerful, but no one really thought their dreams would come true. Duke's driver and fireman oiled and greased him one last time. They sheeted and snuggly and said goodbye, then they had to go away and find work. Duke was alone.
    • Duke: Oh well.
    • Michael Angelis: He sighed.
    • Duke: I'll go to sleep. It'll help me pass the time.
    • Michael Angelis: Winter torrents washed soil from the hills. Trees and bushes grew all around. You wouldn't know the shed was there, let alone the little engine sleep inside.
    • Percy: That's not a happy ending!
    • Michael Angelis: Exclaimed Percy.
    • Thomas: Ah.
    • Michael Angelis: Murmured Thomas Sleepily.
    • Thomas: There will be, but that'll have to wait until next time.
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Bertie's Chase)
    • Ringo Starr: One morning, Edward was waiting to pick some passengers from Thomas' train.
    • Edward: Peep peep! We're late! Where is Thomas? He doesn't usually make us wait.
    • Fireman: Oh dear, what can the matter be?
    • Ringo Starr: Sanged the fireman.
    • Fireman: Johnny's so longer...
    • Driver: Never you mind about Johnny.
    • Ringo Starr: Laughed the driver.
    • Driver: Just you climb on the cab and look for Thomas. Can you see him?
    • Fireman: No.
    • Ringo Starr: Replied the fireman.
    • Fireman: There's Bertie Bus in the tarrying hurry. No need to bother with him though. Likely, he's on the coach tour of something.
    • Ringo Starr: He clambered down.
    • Bertie: Stop, stop! I've got Thomas' passengers!
    • Ringo Starr: Wailed Bertie, roaring up to the gates. It was no good. Edward was gone.
    • Bertie: Bother.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Bertie.
    • Bertie: Bother Thomas' fireman not coming to work today. Why did I promise to help the visitors catch the train?
    • Driver: That will do, Bertie.
    • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
    • Driver: A promise is a promise and we must keep it.
    • Bertie: I'll catch Edward or bust.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Bertie.
    • Bertie: Oh, my gears and axles!
    • Ringo Starr: He groaned, toiling up the hill.
    • Bertie: I'll never be the same bus again. Hooray, hooray! I see him!
    • Ringo Starr: Cheered Bertie as he reached the top.
    • Bertie: Oh no! Edward's at the station! No, he stopped at the crossing. Hooray, hooray!
    • Ringo Starr: Bertie toured down the hill.
    • Passengers: Well done, Bertie!
    • Ringo Starr: Shouted his passengers.
    • Passengers: Go it!
    • Ringo Starr: Bertie skitted into the yard.
    • Bertie: Wait, wait!
    • Ringo Starr: Cried Bertie. He was just in time to see Edward puffed away.
    • Bertie: I'm sorry.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Bertie.
    • Passengers: Never mind.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the passengers.
    • Passengers: After him quickly. Third time lucky you know. Do you think we'll catch em at the next station, driver?
    • Driver: There's a good chance.
    • Ringo Starr: Replied his driver.
    • Driver: Our road keeps close to the line and we can climb hills better than Edward. I'll just make sure.
    • Ringo Starr: He spoke to the stationmaster. Bertie and the passengers waited impatiently.
    • Driver: Yes! We'll do it this time.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the driver.
    • Passengers: Hooray!
    • Ringo Starr: Called the passengers, as Bertie chased after Edward once more.
    • Coaches: This hill is too steep, this hill is too steep!
    • Ringo Starr: Grumbled the coaches as Edward snorted in front. They reach the top at last and ran smoothly into the station.
    • Edward: Peep peep!
    • Ringo Starr: Whistled Edward.
    • Edward: Get in quickly please.
    • Ringo Starr: The guard blew the whistle and Edward's driver looked back. But the flag didn't wave, Then he heard Bertie. Everything seem to happy at once, and the stationmaster told the guard and driver what had happened.
    • Edward: I'm sorry about the chase, Bertie.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
    • Bertie: My fault.
    • Ringo Starr: Replied Bertie.
    • Bertie: (pants) Late at junction. You didn't know about Thomas' passengers.
    • Edward: Peep peep! Goodbye, Bertie! We're off!
    • Ringo Starr: Whistled Edward.
    • Passengers: Three cheers for Bertie!
    • Ringo Starr: Called the passengers. Bertie raced back to tell Thomas that all was well.
    • Thomas: Thank you, Bertie.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
    • Thomas: You're a very good friend indeed.
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin A Close Shave)
    • Ringo Starr: Duck the Great Western Engine puffed sadly to Edward's station.
    • Duck: It's not fair.
    • Ringo Starr: He complained.
    • Duck: Diesel has been telling lies about me and made the Fat Controller and all the engines think I'm horrid.
    • Ringo Starr: Edward smiled.
    • Edward: I know you weren't, and so does the Fat Controller. You wait and see. Why don't you help me with these trucks?
    • Ringo Starr: Duck felt happier with Edward, and set to work at once. The trucks were silly, heavy and noisy. The two engines have to work hard pushing and pulling all afternoon. At last, they reached the top of the hill.
    • Duck: Goodbye!
    • Ringo Starr: Whistled Duck, and rolled gently over the crossing to the other line. Duck love coasting down the hill, running easily with the wind whistling past. Suddenly...
    • Duck: It was the guard's warning whistle.
    • Trucks: Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!
    • Ringo Starr: Laughed the trucks.
    • Trucks: We've broken away, we've broken away! Chase him, bump him, throw him off the rails!
    • Ringo Starr: They yelled.
    • Duck's Driver: Hurry, Duck, hurry!
    • Ringo Starr: Said the driver. They raced through Edward's station, but the trucks were catching up.
    • Duck's Driver: As fast as we can, then they'll catch us gradually.
    • Ringo Starr: The driver was gaining control.
    • Duck's Driver: Another clear mile and we'll do it. Oh, glory, look at that!
    • Ringo Starr: James was just pulling out on they're line through the station ahead. Any minute, there could be a crash.
    • Duck's Driver: It's up to you now, Duck.
    • Ringo Starr: Cried the driver. Duck put every ounce of wait and steam against the trucks.
    • Duck: It's too late!
    • Ringo Starr: Duck groaned, and shut his eyes. He veered into a siding where a barber had sent off shop. He was shaving a customer.
    • (Duck crashes into the barber shop)
    • Ringo Starr: The silly trucks were knocked their guard off his van, and left him far behind after he had whistled a warning. But the trucks didn't care. They were feeling very pleased with themselves.
    • Duck: Beg pardon, Sir.
    • Ringo Starr: Gasped Duck.
    • Duck: Excuse my intrusion.
    • Barber: No I won't.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the barber.
    • Barber: You frightened my customers! I'll teach you!
    • Ringo Starr: And he lathered Duck's face all other. Poor Duck! Thomas was helping to pull the trucks away when the Fat Controller arrived.
    • Barber: I do not like engines popping through my walls.
    • Ringo Starr: Fumed the barber.
    • The Fat Controller: I appreciate your feelings.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
    • The Fat Controller: But you must know that this engine and his crew had prevented a serious accident. It was a very close, um, shave.
    • Barber: Oh.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the barber.
    • Barber: Oh! Excuse me.
    • Ringo Starr: He filled the basin of water to wash Duck's face.
    • Barber: I'm sorry. I didn't know you were been a brave engine.
    • Duck: That's all right, sir. I didn't know that either.
    • The Fat Controller: You were very brave indeed.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
    • The Fat Controller: I'm proud of you.
    • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller watched the rescue operation, then he had more news to Duck.
    • The Fat Controller: And when you are properly washed and mended, you are coming home.
    • Duck: Home, sir? Do you mean the yard?
    • The Fat Controller: Of course.
    • Duck: But, sir, they don't like me. They like Diesel.
    • The Fat Controller: Not now. I never believed Diesel, so I sent him packing. The engines were sorry and want you back.
    • (Engines whistling)
    • Ringo Starr: A few days later when he came home, there was a really rousing welcome for Duck the Great Western Engine.
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Edward, Trevor and The Really Useful Party)
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: Sighed Edward.
    • Edward: But without my rails, I wouldn't be much good at the garden party.
    • Michael Angelis: It was a beautiful day but Edward was worried.
    • Edward: I wish there was something I can do for a party.
    • Michael Angelis: He said.
    • Edward: I'd like to be helpful like Trevor.
    • Michael Angelis: Edward's driver laughed.
    • Driver: You're helpful in your own way, and that's on the railway.
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: But Edward had an idea.
    • Edward: Don't worry.
    • Michael Angelis: He said.
    • Edward: Everything is going to be all right.
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
    • Driver: I'm sure the Fat Controller would agree.
    • Michael Angelis: As indeed he did. Edward steamed happily to the stations collecting his passengers.
    • Passengers: Look!
    • Michael Angelis: They said.
    • Passengers: The Vicar is holding a party. We must go do that.
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: Replied Trevor. Then he told Bertie about the Vicar's party.
    • Bertie: I'll be there too.
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Trevor.
    • Driver: No indeed.
    • Michael Angelis: Agreed his driver.
    • Driver: We'll stay on the road then we won't get bogged down.
    • Michael Angelis: 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. Edward's idea is really working.
    • Michael Angelis: Trevor gave Bertie a cheerful whistle, and turned backed toward the orchard. Then there was trouble.
    • Bertie: Help, I'm stuck!
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: Laughed Terence.
    • Terence: We better get you out.
    • Michael Angelis: Using strong ropes, Terence and Trevor pulled Bertie cleared the mud.
    • Trevor: This will teach Bertie a thing or two.
    • Michael Angelis: Trevor chuffered to himself. At last, Bertie was on the road again.
    • Bertie: Thank you, Trevor.
    • Michael Angelis: He laughed.
    • Bertie: You're not a stick-in-the-mud at all.
    • Trevor: No.
    • Michael Angelis: Smiled Trevor.
    • Trevor: But you were. Just for a little while.
    • Michael Angelis: That evening, the Vicar arrived to see Edward and his driver.
    • Vicar: Thanks to your good idea about the posters. Hundreds of people pay to come to the party. We've raised lots of money for the children.
    • Michael Angelis: Edward was very pleased and Trevor fell happily asleep thinking of all the children who would now get to the seaside at last.
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Percy and The Signal)
    • Ringo Starr: Percy works in the yard at the big station. He loves playing jokes, but they can get him into trouble. One morning, he was very cheeky indeed.
    • Percy: Peep peep! Hurry up, Gordon, the train's ready.
    • Ringo Starr: Gordon thought he was late.
    • Percy: Ha, ha, ha!
    • Ringo Starr: Laughed Percy and showed him a train of dirty coal trucks. Gordon thought how he pay Percy out. Next it was James' turn.
    • Percy: Stay in the shed today, James. The Fat Controller will come and see you.
    • James: Ah!
    • Ringo Starr: Thought James.
    • James: The Fat Controller knows I'm a fine engine. He wants me to pull the special train.
    • Ringo Starr: James' driver and fireman could not make him move. The other engines grumbled dreadfully. They had to do James' work as well as their own. At last, the inspector arrived.
    • Inspector: Show a wheel, James. You can't stay here all day.
    • James: The Fat Controller told me to stay here. He sent a message this morning.
    • Inspector: He did not. How could he? He's away for a week.
    • James: Oh.
    • Ringo Starr: Said James.
    • James: Oh, where's Percy?
    • Ringo Starr: Percy had wisely disappeared. When the Fat Controller came back, he did see James and Percy too. Both engines wish he hadn't. One morning, Percy was careless.
    • Percy: I say, you engines, I'm to take some trucks to Thomas' junction. The Fat Controller chose me specially. He must know I'm a really useful engine.
    • James: More likely, he wants you out of the way.
    • Ringo Starr: Grumbled James. Gordon looked across to James. They were making a plan.
    • Gordon: James and I were just speaking about signals at the junction. We can't be too careful about signals, but then I needn't say that to a really useful engine like you, Percy.
    • Ringo Starr: Percy felt flattered.
    • James: We've had spoken about backing signals.
    • Ringo Starr: Put in James.
    • James: They need extra special care you know. Would you like me to explain?
    • Percy: No thank you, James.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Percy.
    • Percy: I know all about signals.
    • Ringo Starr: Percy was a little worried.
    • Percy: I wonder what backing signals are.
    • Ringo Starr: He thought.
    • Percy: Never mind, I'll manage.
    • Ringo Starr: He puffed crossly to his trucks and felt better. He came to a signal.
    • Percy: Bother, it's a danger.
    • Ringo Starr: The signal moved to show line cleared. It's arm moved up instead of down. Percy had never been that sort of signal before.
    • Percy: Down means go and up means stop. So upper still must mean go back. I know. It's one of those backing signals.
    • Driver: Come on, Percy.
    • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
    • Driver: Off we go. Stop! You're going the wrong way!
    • Percy: But it's a backing signal.
    • Ringo Starr: Percy protested and told him about Gordon and James. The driver laughed and explained.
    • Percy: Oh, dear.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Percy.
    • Percy: Let's start quickly before they see us.
    • Ringo Starr: He was too late. Gordon saw everything.
    • (Percy heads his way back to the sheds)
    • Ringo Starr: That night, the big engines talked about signals. They thought the subject was funny. Percy thought they were being very silly.
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Special Funnel)
    • Michael Angelis: It was winter on the Island of Sodor. Peter Sam puffed nervously along the line. His funnel had never been the same since his accident with some trucks. Now the biting wind was trying to blow it away.
    • Peter Sam: My funnel feels wobbly.
    • Michael Angelis: He complained.
    • Peter Sam: I wish manager would hurry up with my new one. He says it would be something special.
    • Engines: You and your special funnel.
    • Michael Angelis: Laughed the other engines. The were fun to Peter Sam, but his special funnel had become quite a joke. The winter wind grew worse. The rain came too turning hillside streams into torrents which threatened to wash the line away. Rusty the Little Diesel worked hard carrying workmen up and down the line. They were removing branches and trees so water could flow away. But one morning, Rusty's driver brought bad news.
    • Rusty's Driver: There's been a washout near the tunnel. The track bed had been swept away. We must repair the damage immediately.
    • Michael Angelis: The important work took longer than it expected. As days went by, the weather changed. It became frosty and much colder. The workmen finished at last. Peter Sam was most careful as he took the morning train over the mended piece of track. Soon, he approached the tunnel. It was short and curved so his driver could not see right through it. Peter Sam was heading for trouble.
    • Peter Sam's Driver: There's something hanging from the roof.
    • Michael Angelis: Shouted his driver. Peter Sam came out of the tunnel a different looking engine. He no longer had his funnel.
    • Guard: Here's what hit you, Peter Sam.
    • Michael Angelis: Called the guard and he produced a think cold icicle. They set off again. But without his funnel, the journey was very difficult. Then the fireman saw an old drain pipe lying beside the track.
    • Peter Sam's Fireman: We'll use that instead of your funnel. At least it'll help control the smoke.
    • Michael Angelis: Peter Sam finished his journey with the drain pipe wired to his boiler. The other engines laughed and Sir Handel sang a song about it.
    • Sir Handel: (singing) Peter Sam said again and again, his new funnel will put ours to shame, went into a tunnel and lost his old funnel now his famous new funnel's a drain.
    • Michael Angelis: The teasing continue until at last the day came when his new funnel arrived. The Fat Controller proudly presented it.
    • Peter Sam: Oh dear,
    • Michael Angelis: Explained Peter Sam.
    • Peter Sam: someone squashed it.
    • Michael Angelis: The Fat Controller laughed.
    • The Fat Controller: Don't worry, Peter Sam, this funnel is something special indeed. You'll soon see.
    • Michael Angelis: Peter Sam's new funnel had special pipes which made puffing much easier.
    • Peter Sam: I feel stronger than ever before.
    • Michael Angelis: He hummed. Even Sir Handel was impressed.
    • Sir Handel: I can't understand it. Peter Sam just seems to stroll along the line. He makes work look so easy.
    • Michael Angelis: The engines don't laugh at Peter Sam's funnel now. They wished they had one like it.
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and The Guard)
    • Ringo Starr: 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 guard. 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.
    • Ringo Starr: And the coaches sing...
    • Annie and Clarabel: We're coming along. We're coming along.
    • Ringo Starr: They don't mind that Thomas says to them because they know he was trying to please the Fat Controller, 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 the Fat Controller depends on me.
    • Ringo Starr: 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?
    • Ringo Starr: Asked Thomas.
    • Henry: Oh dear, my system is out of order. No one understands my case. You don't know what I suffer.
    • Ringo Starr: Moaned Henry.
    • Thomas: Rubbish!
    • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
    • Thomas: You're too fat. You need exercise.
    • Ringo Starr: The guard blew his whistle and Thomas started so quickly that he left him behind. The guard waved his red flag to stop Thomas, but he was on his way steaming out of the station.
    • Thomas: Come along, come along.
    • Ringo Starr: Puffed Thomas, but Clarabel didn't want to come.
    • Clarabel: I've lost my nice guard, I've lose my nice guard.
    • Ringo Starr: She sobbed. Annie tried to tell Thomas what had happened.
    • Annie: We haven't a guard, we haven't a guard!
    • Ringo Starr: But he was hurrying and wouldn't listen. Annie and Clarabel tried to put on their brakes, but they couldn't without their guard.
    • Annie and Clarabel: Where is our guard, where is our guard?
    • Ringo Starr: They cried, but Thomas didn't stop till they came to a signal.
    • Thomas: Bother that signal.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
    • Thomas: What's the matter?
    • Driver: I don't know.
    • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
    • Driver: The guard will tell us in a minute.
    • Ringo Starr: They waited and waited but the guard didn't come.
    • Thomas: Peep peep peep, where is the guard?
    • Ringo Starr: Whistled Thomas.
    • Annie and Clarabel: We've left him behind!
    • Ringo Starr: 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, then told them all about it.
    • Thomas: I'm very sorry, Mr. Guard.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
    • Guard: It wasn't your fault, Thomas.
    • Ringo Starr: He replied.
    • Guard: Look, the signal's down. We can go. Let's make up for lost time.
    • Ringo Starr: Annie and Clarabel were so pleased to have their guard again, but they sang...
    • Annie and Clarabel: As fast as you like, as fast as you like!
    • Ringo Starr: ...to Thomas all the way. They reached the end of the line quicker than ever before.
    • (Thomas arrives at the last station)
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Tender Engines)
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: Said James.
    • James: Some might say you're being rather greedy.
    • Gordon: I'm an important engine.
    • Michael Angelis: Replied Gordon.
    • Gordon: Important engines need plenty of coal, but I doubted if you would understand that, James.
    • Michael Angelis: 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!
    • Michael Angelis: Said Gordon.
    • Gordon: What's this? Educating Gordon day? First James, and now you, Duck. Big engines have big needs. Little engines are just annoying.
    • Duck: Don't say I didn't warn you.
    • Michael Angelis: Laughed Duck. Later, Gordon steamed into the yard at the big station.
    • Gordon: That's what I need.
    • Michael Angelis: Explained Gordon. There emergent out of his sheds were two shiny tenders.
    • Gordon: Now If I had two tenders.
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: Gordon was most upset. He was feeling just the same next day.
    • Gordon: I'm not happy.
    • Duck: I know.
    • Michael Angelis: Put in Duck brightly.
    • Duck: It's boiler-ache.
    • Gordon: It's not boiler-ache.
    • Michael Angelis: Protested Gordon.
    • Gordon: It's...
    • Henry: Of course it is.
    • Michael Angelis: Interrupted Henry.
    • Henry: That water's bad. Your boiler must be full of sludge. Have a good wash-out, then you feel a different engine.
    • Gordon: Don't be vulgar.
    • Michael Angelis: Huffed Gordon. He backed on his train hissing mournfully.
    • The Fat Controller: Cheer up, Gordon.
    • Michael Angelis: Said the Fat Controller.
    • Gordon: I can't, sir. Is it true what diesels said, sir?
    • The Fat Controller: What does his say?
    • Gordon: That diesels are taking over.
    • The Fat Controller: Don't worry, Gordon. That will never happen on my railway.
    • Gordon: And one more thing, sir. Why did the visitor have two tenders?
    • The Fat Controller: Because he lives on the railway with long difference between coaling depots.
    • Michael Angelis: Gordon felt better. But Henry started complaining. He banged some trucks angrily.
    • Henry: I always worked hard enough for two.
    • Michael Angelis: He puffed.
    • Henry: I deserved another tender.
    • Michael Angelis: Duck whispered something to Donald. He was going to play a trick on Henry.
    • Duck: Henry?
    • Michael Angelis: He asked innocently.
    • Duck: Would you like my tenders?
    • Henry: Yours?! What have you got to do with tenders?
    • Duck: All right.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Duck.
    • Duck: The deals off. Would you like them, Donald?
    • Donald: I wouldn't deprive you of the honor.
    • Michael Angelis: Replied Donald.
    • Duck: It is a great honor.
    • Michael Angelis: Continued Duck thoughtfully.
    • Duck: But I'm only a tank engine. Perhaps James might...
    • Henry: I'm sorry I was rude.
    • Michael Angelis: 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!
    • Michael Angelis: Chortled Henry.
    • Henry: What a splendid sight I'll be.
    • Michael Angelis: Henry was excited all day.
    • Henry: Do you think it'll be all right?
    • Michael Angelis: He asked for umpteenth time.
    • Duck: Of course.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Duck.
    • Duck: They're already now.
    • Michael Angelis: 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?
    • Michael Angelis: Called a voice.
    • Gordon: That's right. You'll feel a different engine now.
    • Michael Angelis: Henry was not sure, but he thought his voice belongs to Gordon's.
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Off The Rails)
    • Ringo Starr: Gordon was resting in a siding. Sometimes he thought...
    • Gordon: It's really tiring to be such a large and splendid engine, one does have to keep up appearance is so.
    • Henry: Peep peep peep peep! Hello, fat face!
    • Ringo Starr: Whistled Henry.
    • Gordon: What cheek!
    • Ringo Starr: Spluttered Gordon.
    • Gordon: That Henry is too big for his wheels. Fancy speaking to me like that. Me who has never had an accident.
    • Percy: Aren't jammed whistles and burst safety valves accidents?
    • Ringo Starr: Asked Percy innocently.
    • Gordon: No indeed. High spirits. Might happen to any engine. But to come off the rails like Henry did. Well, I ask you. Is that right? Is it decent?
    • Ringo Starr: Then it was Henry's turn to take the express. Gordon watch him getting ready.
    • Gordon: Be careful, Henry. You're not pulling the Flying Kipper now. Mind you keep on the rails today.
    • Ringo Starr: Henry went off in a huff, and Gordon yawned and went to sleep. But not for long.
    • Driver: Wake up, Gordon.
    • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
    • Driver: A special train's coming and we're to pull it.
    • Gordon: Is it coaches or trucks?
    • Driver: Trucks.
    • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
    • Gordon: Trucks.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
    • Gordon: Puh.
    • Ringo Starr: Gordon's fire was slow to start, so Edward had to push Gordon to the turntable to get him facing the right way.
    • Gordon: I won't go, I won't go!
    • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Gordon.
    • Edward: Don't be silly, don't be silly.
    • Ringo Starr: Puffed Edward. At last, Gordon was on the turntable. The movement had shaken his fire. It was now burning nicely and making steam. Gordon was cross and didn't care what he did. He waited till the table was halfway round.
    • Gordon: I'll show them, I'll show them.
    • Ringo Starr: He hissed. He moved slowly forward to jam the table, but he couldn't stop himself and slithered into the ditch.
    • Gordon: Oosh!
    • Ringo Starr: He hissed.
    • Gordon: Get me out, get me out!
    • Driver: Not a hope.
    • Ringo Starr: Said his driver and fireman.
    • Fireman: You're stuck, you silly great engine. Don't you understand that?
    • Ringo Starr: They telephoned the Fat Controller.
    • The Fat Controller: So Gordon didn't want to take the special train and ran into a ditch? What's that you say? The special's waiting? Tell Edward to take it please. And Gordon? Oh, leave him where his is. We haven't time to bother with him now.
    • Ringo Starr: On the other side of the ditch, some little boys were chattering.
    • Boy 1: Coo, doesn't he look silly?
    • Boy 2: They'll never get him out.
    • Ringo Starr: They began to sing.
    • Boys: Silly old Gordon fell in a ditch, fell in a ditch, fell in a ditch, silly old Gordon fell in a ditch all in the Monday morning.
    • Ringo Starr: Gordon lay in the ditch all day.
    • Gordon: Oh, dear.
    • Ringo Starr: He thought.
    • Gordon: I shall never get out.
    • Ringo Starr: But that evening, they lifted Gordon and made a rope of sleepers under his wheels to keep him from the mud. Strong ropes were fastened to his back end, and James and Henry pulling hard, managed to bring him to safety.
    • (Gordon is pulled to safety, we show a close up of his wheels, and finally a shot of him on the turntable)
    • Ringo Starr: Late that night, Gordon crawled home, a sadder and wiser engine.
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Special Attraction)
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Toby.
    • Toby: But what does a special attraction do?
    • Driver: Oh, just smiles and blows whistles at everyone.
    • Michael Angelis: Replied his driver.
    • Driver: We're almost there. Listen, you can hear the seagulls.
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: 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: So am I.
    • Michael Angelis: Sighed Toby. Percy was shunting in the yard. He didn't expect to see Toby.
    • Percy: What are you doing back so soon?
    • Michael Angelis: Before Toby could reply, the Fat Controller arrived.
    • The Fat Controller: Leave these trucks here please, Percy. There's an emergency at the harbour.
    • Driver: Come on, Percy.
    • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
    • Driver: This'll be trouble with Bulstrode.
    • Percy: Who's Bulstrode?
    • Michael Angelis: 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.
    • Michael Angelis: His driver was right about Bulstrode. Today, the barge was more bad temper than ever.
    • Bulstrode: Come on, come on! Why aren't you trucks where you should be?
    • Trucks: There's no engine, and we can only go where we put!
    • Michael Angelis: Shouted the trucks.
    • Trucks: You're in the wrong place, not us!
    • Michael Angelis: When Percy arrived, Bulstrode was sulking and the trucks were crosser still.
    • Trucks: Our stone is for Bulstrode. Please put us in a siding so that we can load him up and be rid of him.
    • Michael Angelis: But the trucks were being careless. As Percy was lining them up, they burst through some buffers.
    • Trucks: Help, help!
    • Michael Angelis: They wailed. But it was too late.
    • (Percy pushes the trucks one by one on top of Bulstrode and is left horrified)
    • Bulstrode: Oof!
    • Michael Angelis: Cried Bulstrode.
    • Bulstrode: I'm sinking!
    • Trucks: Serves you right!
    • Michael Angelis: Giggled the trucks.
    • Trucks: You're always barging in and moaning.
    • Michael Angelis: It took a very long time to clear the mess. Percy watched as Bulstrode was towed to the beach.
    • Workmen: There you are.
    • Michael Angelis: Said the workmen.
    • Workmen: Now you just stay here. Children can play you all day and at long last you'll be useful.
    • Michael Angelis: When Percy got home, he and Toby exchange all their news.
    • Toby: Well, we both have seaside surprises today.
    • Michael Angelis: 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?
    • Michael Angelis: Asked Percy.
    • Toby: Well, all we have to do is smile and blow whistles at everyone.
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Dirty Work)
    • Ringo Starr: Diesel the new engine was sulking.
    • Trucks: Trucks are waiting in the yard...
    • Ringo Starr: The trucks were not stop singing rudely at him.
    • Trucks: "Show the world what I can do", gaily boasts the Diesel. In and out he creeps about like a big black weasel...
    • Ringo Starr: Duck was horrified.
    • Trucks: When he pulls the wrong trucks out...
    • Duck: Shut up!
    • Ringo Starr: He ordered, and bumped them hard.
    • Trucks: Pop goes the Diesel!
    • Duck: I'm sorry our trucks were rude to you, Diesel.
    • Ringo Starr: Diesel was still furious.
    • Diesel: It's all your fault. You made them laugh at me.
    • Henry: Nonsense.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Henry.
    • Henry: Duck would never do that. We engines have our differences, but we never talked about them to the trucks. That would be dis...dis...
    • Gordon: Disgraceful.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
    • James: Disgusting.
    • Ringo Starr: Put in James.
    • Henry: Despicable.
    • Ringo Starr: Finished Henry. Diesel hated Duck. He wanted him to be sent away, so he made a plan. He was going to tell lies about Duck. Next day, he spoke to the trucks.
    • Diesel: I see you like jokes. You made a good joke about me yesterday. I laughed and laughed. Duck told me one about Gordon. I'll whisper it. Don't tell Gordon I told you.
    • Ringo Starr: And he sniggered away.
    • Trucks: Ha, ha, ha!
    • Ringo Starr: Guffawed the trucks.
    • Trucks: Gordon will be cross with Duck when he knows. Let's tell him and get back at Duck for bumping us.
    • Ringo Starr: They laughed rudely at the engines as they went by. Soon Gordon, Henry, and James found out why.
    • Gordon: Disgraceful.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
    • James: Disgusting.
    • Ringo Starr: Said James.
    • Henry: Despicable.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Henry.
    • Henry: We cannot allow it.
    • Ringo Starr: They consulted together.
    • Henry: Yes.
    • Ringo Starr: They said.
    • Henry: He did it to us, we'll do it to him and see how he likes it.
    • Ringo Starr: Duck was tired out. The trucks had been cheeky and troublesome. He wanted a rest in the shed. The three engines barred his way.
    • (Gordon, James and Henry wheesh steam with fury, causing Duck to get dazed)
    • James: Keep out!
    • Duck: Stop fooling.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Duck.
    • Duck: I'm tired.
    • James: So are we.
    • Ringo Starr: Hissed the engines.
    • Gordon: We're tired of you. We like Diesel. We don't like you.
    • Henry: You tell tales about us to the trucks.
    • Duck: I don't!
    • Gordon, James and Henry: You do!
    • Duck: I don't!
    • Gordon, James and Henry: You do!
    • Ringo Starr: The Fat Controller came to stop the noise.
    • Gordon: Duck called me a galloping sausage!
    • Ringo Starr: Spluttered Gordon.
    • James: Rusty red scrap-irons!
    • Ringo Starr: Hissed James.
    • Henry: I'm old square wheels!
    • Ringo Starr: Fumed Henry.
    • The Fat Controller: Well, Duck?
    • Ringo Starr: Duck considered.
    • Duck: I only wish sir.
    • Ringo Starr: He said gravely.
    • Duck: That I thought of those names myself. If the dome fits...
    • The Fat Controller: (clearing throat)
    • Gordon, James and Henry: He made trucks laugh at us.
    • Ringo Starr: Accused the engines. The Fat Controller recovered. He been trying not to laugh himself.
    • The Fat Controller: Did you, Duck?
    • Duck: Certainly not, Sir. No steam engine will be as mean as that.
    • Ringo Starr: Diesel lurked up.
    • The Fat Controller: Now, Diesel, you heard what Duck said.
    • Diesel: I can't understand it, Sir, to think that Duck of all engines. I'm dreadfully grieved, Sir, but know nothing.
    • The Fat Controller: I see.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller. Diesel squirmed and hope he didn't.
    • The Fat Controller: I'm sorry, Duck, but you must go to Edward's station for a while. I know he'll be glad to see him.
    • Duck: As you wish, Sir.
    • Ringo Starr: Duck trundled sadly away, while Diesel smirked with triumph.
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Buzz Buzz)
    • Michael Angelis: Trevor the Traction Engine was enjoying his work in Vicarage Orchard. Birds were singing and apples were brightening on the trees. It was a lovely day.
    • James: Hello Trevor.
    • Michael Angelis: Said James.
    • James: You look as bright and cheerful as my red paint.
    • Trevor: Oh I am.
    • Michael Angelis: Replied Trevor.
    • James: What's that noise?
    • Michael Angelis: Asked James.
    • Trevor: It's the bees.
    • Michael Angelis: Laughed Trevor.
    • Trevor: They're all in these boxy things called beehives. I'm taking them to the station. The vicar says his bees make good honey and he's giving some of them to his friends.
    • Michael Angelis: Just then, BoCo the diesel engine hummed in.
    • BoCo: Take care you two. Don't make the bees angry. They might sting you.
    • Michael Angelis: James didn't like being told what to do by a diesel and he buzzed away.
    • BoCo: Goodbye, Trevor.
    • Michael Angelis: Called BoCo and set off to see Duck at the next station. Bill and Ben the tank engine twins were busy arranging trucks. But they scampered off when they saw BoCo.
    • BoCo: I remember the first time I met those two.
    • Michael Angelis: Laughed BoCo.
    • BoCo: They nearly made my eyes pop out. Edward soon put a stop in their games.
    • Duck: Edward is the only one who can keep Bill and Ben in order.
    • Michael Angelis: Chuckled Duck.
    • Duck: I sometimes call them "The Bees".
    • BoCo: A good name.
    • Michael Angelis: Replied BoCo.
    • BoCo: Their terrors when the start buzzing around.
    • Michael Angelis: James bustled in.
    • James: What's that, Duck?
    • Michael Angelis: He snorted.
    • James: Are you afraid of bees? They're only insects after all, so don't let that buzz box diesel tell you different.
    • Duck: His name is BoCo, and he didn't. We...
    • James: I wouldn't care.
    • Michael Angelis: Interrupted James.
    • James: If hundreds were swarming around. I'd just blow smoke and make them buzz off.
    • Duck: Buzz, buzz, buzz.
    • Michael Angelis: Retorted Duck. The next morning, James arrived at the station to collect his coaches. The passengers were excited and keened to get on board. The platform was crowded and the porter was in a hurry.
    • Porter: Mind your backs.
    • Michael Angelis: He shouted. Then there was trouble. The beehive fell and broke open. The station cleared like magic. James heard a familiar buzzing. The bees were to cold to be cross so they buzzed around the fireman hoping he'd mend their hive. But he didn't understand, nor did his driver. So the bees turned to James. His boiler was nice and warm.
    • James: Buzz off! Buzz off!
    • Michael Angelis: Hissed James. One bee burnt its foot.
    • Bee: Ooh! Aah! Ooh! Ooh!
    • Michael Angelis: The bee thought James had burnt him on purpose.
    • (The bee charges toward James)
    • Michael Angelis: So it stung James right back on the nose.
    • (Doink!)
    • James: Eeeeeeeeeeee!
    • Michael Angelis: Whistled James. He had had enough so had his fireman and driver. They didn't notice till too late that they had left all their coaches behind. They tried everything to get rid of the bees. First they spun on the turntable to no avail. They tried washing them off but the bees clung harder to James' warm boiler. Then they tried smoking them off by going through a long tunnel. But still the bees wouldn't go away.
    • Driver: It's no good, James.
    • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
    • Driver: We'll just have to get back to the orchard and fetch another hive.
    • Michael Angelis: James' reply was drowned by the sound of buzzing. The Vicar was waiting anxiously for James. When he arrived, the bees swarm straight into their new home.
    • Driver: Come on, James.
    • Michael Angelis: Said his driver.
    • Driver: What you need now is a good hosedown.
    • Michael Angelis: Later that evening, James was resting in the shed when the Vicar came to see him.
    • Vicar: Thank you for saving my bees.
    • Michael Angelis: He said.
    • Vicar: It's the pity it's not Christmas, then we can call you James the Red-Nosed Engine.
    • Michael Angelis: Everyone laughed even James. But instead, they decided to call James "The Bees Knees", which means they thought he was more useful than ever.
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Ghost Train)
    • (Owl hooting twice)
    • (Ghost whistle blows)
    • Percy: And every year on the date of the accident, it runs again as a warning to others, plunging into the gap, shrieking like a lost soul.
    • Thomas: Percy what are you talking about?
    • Percy: The ghost train. Driver saw it last night.
    • Thomas and Toby: Where?
    • Ringo Starr: Asked Thomas and Toby.
    • Percy: He didn't say, oh it makes my wheels wobble to think of it.
    • Thomas: Pooh!
    • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
    • Thomas: You're just a silly little engine. I'm not scared.
    • Percy: Thomas didn't believe in ghosts.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Percy next morning. His driver laughed.
    • Percy's Driver: Neither do I. It was a pretend ghost on television.
    • Ringo Starr: Percy was disappointed. That evening, he came back from the harbour. Percy knew where he was, even in the dark.
    • Percy: Crowe's Farm Crossing. We shan't be long now.
    • Ringo Starr: He liked running at night. The rails hummed and the signal light shone green. But a broken cart load of lime lay ahead. Sam the Farmer had just gone for help.
    • (Percy's whistle toots and a loud crash is heard as he hits the cart)
    • Ringo Starr: Percy broke the cart to smithereens. Lime flew everywhere. He puffed quickly to the nearest signal box. Percy's driver explained what had happened.
    • Signalman: I'll see to it.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the Signalman.
    • Signalman: But you better clean Percy, or people will think he's a ghost.
    • Ringo Starr: Percy chuckled.
    • Percy: Do let's pretend I'm a ghost and scared Thomas. That'll teach him to see I'm a silly little engine.
    • Ringo Starr: Toby promised to help.
    • (Toby leaves Percy and heads back to the sheds)
    • Ringo Starr: Thomas was being oiled up for his evening train.
    • Toby: Percy's had an accident!
    • Ringo Starr: Cried Toby.
    • Thomas: Poor engine.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
    • Thomas: Botheration! That means I'll be late!
    • Toby: They've cleared the line for you, but there's something worse.
    • Thomas: Out with it, Toby, I can't wait all evening.
    • Toby: I've just seen something.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Toby.
    • Toby: It looked like Percy's ghost. It said it was coming here to warn us.
    • Thomas: Pooh! Who cares? Don't be frightened, Toby. I'll take care of you.
    • (We can hear Percy's whistle and a loud brake sound)
    • Percy: (ghostly voice) Peep, peep, peep-peep-peep, peep! Let me in, let me in!
    • Ringo Starr: Wailed Percy.
    • Toby: No, no! Not by the smoke on my chimney chim chim!
    • Percy: (ghostly voice) I'll chuff and I'll puff and I'll break your door in!
    • (The doors open and reveal Percy all along)
    • Thomas: Oh dear!
    • Ringo Starr: Explained Thomas.
    • Thomas: It's getting late. Oh, I have no idea. Oh, I must find Annie and Clarabel.
    • Ringo Starr: It was morning when Thomas returned.
    • Toby: Where have you been?
    • Ringo Starr: Asked Toby.
    • Thomas: Ah well.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
    • Thomas: I knew you be sad about Percy, and I, um, I didn't like to intrude. I slept in the goods shed and...
    • (Percy's whistle is heard again, along with a ghostly one)
    • Thomas: Oh, sorry, can't stop. Gotta see a coach about a train.
    • Ringo Starr: Percy was non a worse for his adventure, and was still enjoying himself enormously. He had heard everything.
    • Percy: Well, well, well! What do you know about that?
    • Toby: Anyone would think...
    • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Toby.
    • Toby: ...that our Thomas was just seen a ghost!
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin The Diseasel)
    • Ringo Starr: Bill and Ben are tank engine twins. Each has four wheels, a tiny chimney and dome and a small squat cab. Their trucks are filled with China Clay. It is needed for pottery, paper, paint and many other things. The twins are now kept busy pushing and pulling the trucks for engines on the main line and for ships in the harbor. One morning, they arranged some trucks and went away for more.
    • (The trucks disappeared)
    • Ringo Starr: They returned to find them all gone. The twins were most surprised. Their drivers examined a patch of oil.
    • Drivers: That's a diesel.
    • Ringo Starr: They said.
    • Bill: It's a what'll?
    • Ringo Starr: Asked Bill?
    • Ben: A diseasel, I think.
    • Ringo Starr: Replied Ben.
    • Ben: There's a notice about them in our shed.
    • Bill: Coughs and sneezles spread diseaels.
    • Ben: You had a cough in your smokebox yesterday. It's your fault the diseasel came.
    • Bill: It isn't!
    • Ben: It is!
    • Drivers: Stop arguing, you two.
    • Ringo Starr: Laughed their drivers.
    • Drivers: Let's go and rescue our trucks.
    • Ringo Starr: Bill and Ben were horrified.
    • Bill: But the diseasel will magic us away like the trucks.
    • Drivers: He won't magic us.
    • Ringo Starr: Replied their drivers.
    • Drivers: We're more likely magic him. Listen, he doesn't know you're twins. So we'll take away your names and numbers and then this is what we'll do.
    • Ringo Starr: Puffing hard, the twins set off on their journey to find the diesel. They were looking forward to playing tricks on him. Creeping into the yard, they found the diesel on a siding with missing trucks. Ben hid behind, but Bill went bodily alongside.
    • (Bill passes the trucks and stops next to BoCo)
    • Ringo Starr: The diesel looked up.
    • BoCo: Do you mind?
    • Bill: Yes.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Bill.
    • Bill: I do. I want my trucks please.
    • BoCo: These are mine.
    • Ringo Starr: Said the diesel.
    • BoCo: Go away.
    • Ringo Starr: Bill pretended to be frightened.
    • Bill: You're a big bully.
    • Ringo Starr: He whimpered.
    • Bill: You'll be sorry.
    • Ringo Starr: He ran back and hid behind the trucks on the other side. Ben now came forward.
    • Ben: Truck stealer!
    • Ringo Starr: Hissed Ben. He ran away too. Bill took his place.
    • (Bill and Ben begin to taunt BoCo several times)
    • Ringo Starr: This went on and on till the diesel eyes nearly popped out.
    • BoCo: Stop! You're making me giddy.
    • Ringo Starr: The two engines gazed at him.
    • BoCo: Are there two of you?
    • Bill: Yes, we're twins.
    • BoCo: I might have known it.
    • Ringo Starr: Just then, Edward bustled up.
    • Edward: Bill and Ben, why are you playing here?
    • Bill: We're not playing.
    • Ringo Starr: Protested Bill.
    • Ben: We're rescuing our trucks.
    • Ringo Starr: Squeaked Ben.
    • Ben: Even you don't take our trucks without asking, but this diseasel did.
    • Edward: There's no cause to be rude.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Edward severely.
    • Edward: This engine is a Metropolitan Vickers, diesel electric type 2.
    • Ringo Starr: The twins were abashed.
    • Bill: We're sorry, mister...er...
    • BoCo: Never mind.
    • Ringo Starr: The diesel smiled.
    • BoCo: Call me BoCo. I'm sorry I didn't understand about the trucks.
    • Edward: That's all right then.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
    • Edward: Now off you go, Bill and Ben. Fetch BoCo's trucks, then you take this lot. There's no real harm in them.
    • Ringo Starr: He said to BoCo.
    • Edward: But they're mattening at times.
    • Ringo Starr: BoCo chuckled.
    • BoCo: Mattening...
    • Ringo Starr: He said.
    • BoCo: ...is the word.
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Bulls Eyes)
    • Michael Angelis: Toby the Tram Engine has cowcatcher and sideplates. They helped to prevent animals from getting hurt if they should stray onto the line. Daisy thought Toby's fenders were silly.
    • Daisy: You're afraid of getting hurt yourself.
    • Michael Angelis: She flounced.
    • Toby: I'm not.
    • Michael Angelis: Huffed Toby.
    • Daisy: You are. I've not got stupid cowcatchers but I'm not frightened. I just toot and they all go away.
    • Toby: But they don't.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Toby simply.
    • Daisy: They would with me. Animals always run if you toot and look them in the eye.
    • Toby: Even bulls?
    • Daisy: Even bulls.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Daisy confidently. Daisy had never met a bull but she purred away quite unconcerned. She tooted at a farm crossing and the horse and cart halted while she went by.
    • Daisy: Huh!
    • Michael Angelis: She said.
    • Daisy: It's easy. I just toot and they all stand aside. Poor little Toby. I'm sorry he's frightened.
    • Michael Angelis: At the next station, a policeman was waiting.
    • Policeman: There's a bull on the line.
    • Michael Angelis: He warned.
    • Policeman: Please persuade it to return to the farmer.
    • Michael Angelis: Daisy was excited.
    • Daisy: Now...
    • Michael Angelis: She thought.
    • Daisy: ...I'll show Toby how to manage bulls.
    • Michael Angelis: Champion isn't really a fierce bull, but this morning he was cross. He'd strayed from his field, crashed through a fence, slithered down a slope and now he didn't know where he was. Suddenly, he saw some grass.
    • Champion: Now for my breakfast.
    • Michael Angelis: He thought.
    • Daisy: Oooh!
    • Michael Angelis: Tooted Daisy.
    • Daisy: Go on.
    • Michael Angelis: Champion was too busy chomping to take any notice.
    • Daisy: Ooh, ooh!
    • Michael Angelis: Said Daisy again. Champion kept grazing.
    • Daisy: This is all wrong.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Daisy.
    • Daisy: How can I look him in the eye if he wont turn around.
    • Michael Angelis: At last he did.
    • Champion: Moo!
    • Michael Angelis: Said Champion.
    • Daisy: Oo, oh, uh!
    • Michael Angelis: Murmured Daisy.
    • Daisy: Why doesn't he run away?
    • Daisy's Driver: Go on, Daisy.
    • Michael Angelis: Said her driver.
    • Daisy's Driver: He's harmless.
    • Daisy: Yes.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Daisy unhappily.
    • Daisy: You know he's harmless and I know he's harmless. But does he know. Look at his horns if I bump into him he might hurt, me uh, them. Uh, the farmer wouldn't like that.
    • Michael Angelis: Champion sniffed at Daisy.
    • (Champion starts sniffing)
    • Daisy: Oof!
    • Michael Angelis: Said Daisy and that was that. Daisy did no more. Toby was bemused and amused to see her back in the station so soon.
    • Toby: Bulls always run away if you toot and look them in the eye. Eh, Daisy?
    • Michael Angelis: Daisy stayed silent.
    • Toby: Ah, well.
    • Michael Angelis: Continued Toby.
    • Toby: We can live and learn. I better chase him away for you I suppose.
    • Michael Angelis: He clanked away to find Champion. Toby's bell rang and his whistle sounded but Champion took no notice. Then Toby whooshed loudly. That did the trick. Toby whooshed a little more and breakfast over. Champion chuntered away to join the farmer. Daisy was feeling exhausted. She was glad when her day's work was over. Some boys were on the platform.
    • Boy: Look, Daisy.
    • Michael Angelis: One teased.
    • Boy: I've got some sweets. They're called Bulls Eyes. I like them do you.
    • Daisy: Hmm!
    • Michael Angelis: Said Daisy.
    • Daisy: Keep your old bulls eyes.
    • Michael Angelis: And she scuttled to her shed.
    • (A nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and The Missing Christmas Tree)
    • Ringo Starr: It was two days before Christmas. Many children were expected on the Island of Sodor. All the engines were busy with the final preparations. The Fat Controller wanted this year's carol party to be an extra special celebration. The Fat Controller was now waiting impatiently for Thomas.
    • The Fat Controller: Quickly now.
    • Ringo Starr: He said.
    • The Fat Controller: Our Christmas tree has arrived just in time. I want you to fetch it, Thomas. Duck can look after Annie and Clarabel until you get back.
    • Thomas: Will we be able to sing carols too?
    • Ringo Starr: Asked Thomas.
    • The Fat Controller: We'll see.
    • Ringo Starr: Promised the Fat Controller.
    • Thomas: It would be nice to sing carols again.
    • Ringo Starr: Sighed Thomas as he set off on his important mission. Thomas collected the tree safely but large snowdrifts lay ahead.
    • Thomas: I mustn't be late.
    • Ringo Starr: He thought.
    • Thomas: The Fat Controller is relying on me.
    • Ringo Starr: Whistling bravely, Thomas tried to move. But he couldn't. There was worse to come. Poor Thomas was snowed under. Meanwhile the other engines waited and waited. They were grumbling about Thomas for being late.
    • The Fat Controller: Silence!
    • Ringo Starr: Said the Fat Controller.
    • The Fat Controller: Thomas left the works safely, but snow had brought the telephone lines down. We must assume he is stranded.
    • Ringo Starr: The engines now felt sorry for Thomas and cold but confident the twins set off to the rescue. Suddenly, they came to a drift that was deeper than the rest.
    • Thomas: Help!
    • Donald: Hush!
    • Ringo Starr: Said Donald.
    • Donald: I can hear something.
    • Douglas: Probably the wind.
    • Ringo Starr: Said Douglas.
    • Thomas: Help!
    • Donald: No listen.
    • Ringo Starr: Insisted Donald.
    • Thomas: Over here!
    • Douglas: Oh, it's Thomas. Come on the poor wee engine must be frozen to the frames in there.
    • Ringo Starr: When the workmen arrived, it took some time to decide how to dig away the drifts of snow. Thomas' driver and fireman, who had taken shelter at a nearby cottage, joined the rescue. At last, Thomas and the precious Christmas tree were free from the snowdrift. Then they set off once more to finish their long journey. The Fat Controller greeted them warmly.
    • The Fat Controller: As a reward for all your hard work, you may go and enjoy the carols. Be quick now.
    • Ringo Starr: At the big station, all was soon ready.
    • The Fat Controller: One, two, three!
    • Ringo Starr: Suddenly like magic the station was flooded with lights.
    • The Fat Controller: Ladies and gentlemen and children, I give you three cheers for Thomas the Tank Engine and all his friends who had made this occasion possible.
    • Ringo Starr: Suddenly, there was a strange whirring sound. Percy and Toby smiled, they knew who it was. With landing lights shining brightly, Harold the Helicopter touched down gently in the snow. Bringing the greatest surprise of all, Father Christmas. Everyone cheered and the party began.
    • Thomas: It's no fun getting stuck in the snow.
    • Ringo Starr: Whispered Thomas to Percy.
    • Thomas: But it was worth it for this party. Happy Christmas, Percy. Happy Christmas, everyone.
    • (Another nameplate by sequence occurs and we begin A Scarf For Percy)
    • Michael Angelis: It was a cold winter's morning on the Island of Sodor. The wind was bitter and the ground hard with frost. Thomas and Percy were cold and cross.
    • Thomas: All I want is a warm boiler.
    • Michael Angelis: Huffed Thomas.
    • Thomas: Firelighter knows that. He's late.
    • Percy: He's not late.
    • Michael Angelis: Replied Percy.
    • Percy: This cold weather woke us up early.
    • Michael Angelis: Gusts of wind swirled flakes of snow towards Thomas. Then they swooshed round Percy too.
    • Percy: Why don't we talk about something else?
    • Michael Angelis: Shivered Percy.
    • Thomas: Yes. Like how silly we'll look when our funnels turn into icicles.
    • Percy: That's not funny. Maybe we'll stop feeling cold if we talk about warm things-like sunshine and steam.
    • Thomas: And firefighters.
    • Michael Angelis: Muttered Thomas.
    • Percy: Scarves!
    • Michael Angelis: Continued Percy.
    • Thomas: Scarves?! That's what you need, Percy. A woolly scarf round your funnel.
    • Michael Angelis: Thomas was only teasing, but Percy thought happily about scarves until the firelighter came. The Fat Controller was enjoying hot porridge for breakfast. He was looking forward to taking important visitors on a tour of the railway, and had pressed his special trousers.
    • The Fat Controller: I shall put them in my trunk, and change into them just before the photographs are taken.
    • Michael Angelis: He said to his wife. Then he set off to catch his train. Percy was now working hard. His fire was burning nicely, and he had plenty of steam, but he still thought about scarves. He saw them everywhere he went.
    • Percy: My funnel's cold! My funnel's cold!
    • Michael Angelis: He puffed.
    • Percy: I want a scarf! I want a scarf!
    • Henry: Rubbish Percy!
    • Michael Angelis: Said Henry.
    • Henry: Engines don't wear scarves.
    • Percy: Engines with proper funnels do.
    • Michael Angelis: Replied Percy.
    • Percy: You've only got a small one.
    • Michael Angelis: Before Henry could answer, Percy puffed away. Henry snorted. He was looking forward to pulling the special train. It was time for the photographs. Everyone was excited. The Fat Controller was waiting on the platform for his trousers. They were in a trunk amongst a big load of baggage. The porters were taking the baggage trolley across the line. They were walking backwards to see that nothing fell off. Percy was still being cheeky. His driver always shut off steam just outside the station. Percy wanted to surprise the coaches by coming in as quietly was he could. But the porters didn't hear him either. Boxes and bags burst everywhere.
    • (The Fat Controller and the passengers watch in shock as a box, some trousers and the hat go flying)
    • Percy: Oh!
    • Michael Angelis: Groaned Percy.
    • (The crate falls on top of Percy, covering him, the Fat Controller and all the passengers completely)
    • Michael Angelis: Sticky streams of jam trickled down Percy's face. A top hat hung on his lamp iron. Worst of all, a pair of trousers coiled lovingly round his funnel. Everyone was very angry. The Fat Controller seized the top hat.
    • The Fat Controller: Mine!
    • Michael Angelis: He said.
    • The Fat Controller: Percy, look at this!
    • Percy: Yes sir. I am sir.
    • The Fat Controller: My best trousers too.
    • Percy: Yes sir. Please sir.
    • The Fat Controller: We must pay the passengers for their spoiled clothes, and my trousers are ruined. I hope this will teach you not to play tricks with the coaches.
    • Michael Angelis: Percy went off to the yard. He felt very silly. On the way he met James.
    • James: Hello Percy. So you found a scarf, eh? But legs go in trousers, not funnels!
    • Michael Angelis: And he puffed off to tell Henry the news. That evening, Thomas and Percy were resting in the shed. Percy's driver has taken away the trousers and gave Percy a good rubdown.
    • Thomas: Firelighter's promised to come early tomorrow.
    • Michael Angelis: Said Thomas. Henry arrived. He'd enjoyed taking the visitors around and now he felt sorry for Percy too.
    • Henry: Driver says the weather will be warmer tomorrow. You won't need a scarf, Percy.
    • Percy: Certainly not!
    • Michael Angelis: Replied Percy.
    • Percy: Engines don't need scarves. Engines need warm boilers. Everyone knows that!
    • (Following this story, we go to the nameplate with Thomas looking at us)
    • (We then see the Visit Thomas and Friends Website logo)
    • (We then also find the Season 6 end credits with Thomas looking at us)
    • (While the end credits roll, the Thomas end theme plays)
    • (Afterwards, the A Britt Allcroft Production logo appears as we end this video)

Nameplates

VHS Version

After Thomas and Gordon

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Toby

After Thomas We Love You

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Percy
  • Boco
  • Bertie
  • Peter Sam

After Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Terence
  • Toby
  • Peter Sam
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After Percy's Seaside Trip

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • George
  • Percy
  • Mavis
  • Bertie
  • Diesel

After Pop Goes the Diesel

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Rusty
  • Percy
  • Mavis
  • Bertie
  • Bill and Ben

After A Really Useful Engine

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Skarloey
  • Percy
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Sir Handel

After Steamroller

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Duncan
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Bertie
  • Rheneas

After Accidents will Happen

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Diesel
  • Henry
  • Duke
  • Percy
  • Bill and Ben
  • Bertie
  • Duck

After Duck Takes Charge

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Terence
  • Toby

After Let's Have A Race

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

After Percy's Promise

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby

After It's Great to be an Engine

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Stepney
  • Percy
  • Bill and Ben
  • Bertie
  • Edward

After Edward, Gordon and Henry

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Bertie

After Don't Judge A Book by It's Cover

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Oliver
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bill and Ben
  • Stepney

After Train Stops Play

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Duncan
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Terence

After The Snow Song

  • Gordon
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Skarloey
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Thomas

After Thomas' Christmas Party

  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Edward
  • Terence
  • Harold
  • Bertie

After The Island Song

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Bill and Ben
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Bertie

After Thomas Gets Bumped

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Bill and Ben

After Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Harold
  • Duncan
  • Peter Sam
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Bertie
  • Skarloey

After Four Little Engines 

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Duck
  • Bertie
  • Bill and Ben

After Gone Fishing

  • Peter Sam
  • Harold
  • Duck
  • James
  • Oliver
  • Henry
  • George
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Bill and Ben
  • Thomas
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • Stepney

After Thomas and the Breakdown Train

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Terence
  • Toby

After Toby

  • Percy
  • Skarloey
  • Rusty
  • Toby
  • Duncan
  • Henry
  • James
  • Duck
  • Mavis
  • Bill and Ben
  • Thomas
  • Stepney
  • Gordon
  • Oliver

After The Runaway

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

After Harold The Helicopter

  • Percy
  • Boco
  • Rusty
  • Gordon
  • Skarloey
  • Daisy
  • Duncan
  • Henry
  • James
  • Duck
  • Bill and Ben
  • Stepney
  • Toby
  • Thomas

After Escape

  • Thomas
  • Oliver
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Bulgy
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Five New Engines in the Shed

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Henry
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Duke
  • Bertie
  • Thomas

After Edward's Exploit

  • Thomas
  • Duke
  • Gordon
  • Harold
  • Trevor
  • Edward
  • Duncan
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After There Once Was An Engine Who Ran Away

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Peter Sam
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Toby
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • Thomas

After Oliver Owns Up

  • Thomas
  • Mavis
  • Harold
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After The Whistle Song

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Terence

After Percy Takes the Plunge

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

After Salty 

  • James
  • Thomas 
  • George 
  • Henry
  • Caroline 
  • Percy 
  • Toby 
  • Bertie 
  • Class 40

After Percy, James and the Fruitful Day

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Boo! Boo! Choo Choo 

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

After Old Iron

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Rusty
  • Harold
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Duncan
  • Bill and Ben

After The Red Balloon 

  • Rusty 
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Duncan
  • Percy
  • Duke
  • James
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Caroline
  • Gordon
  • Harold

After Trucks

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

After Never Never Never Give Up

  • Duck
  • Oliver
  • James
  • Rusty
  • Henry
  • Peter Sam
  • Percy
  • Bill and Ben
  • Toby
  • Rheneas
  • Thomas
  • Sir Handel
  • Gordon
  • Duke

After James and the Coaches

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

After Night Train

  • Oliver
  • Mavis
  • Duck
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • James
  • Skarloey
  • Peter Sam
  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Toby
  • Thomas

After Gallant Old Engine

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

After Troublesome Trucks

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Stepney
  • Bertie
  • Oliver
  • Percy
  • Skarloey
  • Peter Sam
  • George

After Trouble in the Shed

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Peter Sam
  • Percy
  • Rheneas
  • Bertie
  • Oliver

After Come For The Ride

  • Percy
  • Thomas
  • Rusty
  • Gordon
  • Duncan
  • Sir Handel
  • Henry
  • James
  • Mavis
  • Duck
  • Bill and Ben
  • Stepney
  • Toby
  • Oliver

After Toad Stands By

  • Thomas
  • Oliver
  • Mavis
  • Daisy
  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Henry
  • Boco
  • Duck
  • Bill and Ben
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Stepney
  • James

After James the Really Splendid Engine

  • Thomas
  • Daisy
  • Bertie
  • Stepney
  • Duck
  • BoCo
  • Bill and Ben
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Caroline

After Paint Pots and Queens

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

After Down By The Docks

  • Gordon
  • Mavis
  • James
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • George
  • Toby
  • Peter Sam
  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Henry
  • Oliver
  • Bertie
  • Bill and Ben

After Thomas and The Special Letter

  • Henry
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence
  • Harold
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Thomas

After Sir Topham Hatt

  • Post Van
  • Thomas
  • Harold
  • James
  • Terence
  • Gordon
  • Mavis
  • Percy
  • Henry
  • George
  • Trevor
  • Bill and Ben
  • Bertie
  • Stepney

After Fish

  • Thomas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Stepney

After Donald's Duck

  • Percy
  • Thomas
  • Rusty
  • Gordon
  • Duncan
  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • James
  • Rheneas
  • Duck
  • Bill and Ben
  • Stepney
  • Toby
  • Oliver

After Bowled Out

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Duncan
  • Percy
  • Bill and Ben
  • Bertie
  • Edward

After Winter Wonderland

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • James
  • Oliver
  • Percy
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • George
  • Bertie
  • Thomas
  • Terence
  • Gordon
  • Stepney

After Edward and Gordon

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Duncan
  • Percy
  • Peter Sam
  • Bill and Ben
  • Henry

After Little Engines

  • Duck
  • James
  • Diesel
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Oliver
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Rusty
  • Stepney
  • Percy
  • The Diesel
  • Henry
  • Edward

After The Sad Story of Henry

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Gordon

After I'm Thomas the Tank Engine

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • BoCo
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Duke
  • Edward
  • James

After Thomas and Trevor

  • James
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Henry
  • Harold
  • Rheneas  
  • Bill and Ben 
  • Trevor
  • Stepney  
  • Thomas  
  • Duck 
  • Gordon  
  • Percy

After Thomas' Christmas Song

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • James
  • Henry
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Rusty
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Bertie
  • Thomas

After Thomas, Percy and the Post Train

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Edward
  • Henry

After Thomas' Anthem Grand Finale

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Peter Sam
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • Toby

After Thomas and Bertie

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Mavis
  • Percy
  • Duck
  • Bertie 
  • Bill and Ben

After That's What Friends Are For

  • Donald and Douglas
  • BoCo
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Henry
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Bill and Ben

After Better Late Than Never

  • Thomas
  • Diesel
  • Gordon
  • Harold
  • Trevor
  • Rusty
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Bertie
  • Bill and Ben

After Rules and Regulations

  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Rusty
  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Duke
  • James
  • Peter Sam

After One Good Turn

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Bill and Ben
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Bertie
  • Toby

After Sounds

  • Diesel
  • Peter Sam
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Rheneas
  • Terence
  • Toby
  • Trevor
  • Duck
  • Gordon
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Thomas

After Thomas in Trouble

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Harold
  • Trevor
  • Duncan
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Terence

After Emily

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Henry
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Duke
  • Bertie
  • Thomas

After Percy and Harold

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

After Surprises

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Peter Sam
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas

After Diesel Does It Again

  • Thomas
  • Mavis
  • Harold
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After A World Around You

  • Peter Sam
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Rheneas
  • Terence
  • Toby
  • Trevor
  • Duck
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Harold

After Coal

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • George
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Terence

After Determination

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Henry
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Rusty
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After A Bad Day For Sir Handel

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Peter Sam
  • Percy
  • Sir Handel
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Patience is a virtue

  • Gordon
  • Daisy
  • Sir Handel
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Duck
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Duke
  • Edward
  • Thomas

After Thomas and the Trucks

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Bertie

After Ode to Gordon

  • Diesel
  • Peter Sam
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Rheneas
  • Terence
  • Toby
  • Trevor
  • Duck
  • Gordon
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Thomas

After You Can't Win

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Rusty
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Duncan
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Toby
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After One Friendly Family

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • BoCo
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Henry
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Duke
  • Edward
  • Thomas

After Thomas Comes To Breakfast

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

After The Work Song

  • Donald and Douglas
  • BoCo
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Henry

After Henry's Forest

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Harold
  • Trevor
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Pride

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Peter Sam
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • James

After Break Van

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Terence
  • Stepney
  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • James
  • Thomas

After Every Day's a Special Day on Sodor

  • Gordon
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Rusty
  • Henry
  • Duke
  • James
  • Thomas

After Donald's Duck

  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Rusty
  • Henry
  • Duke
  • James
  • Toby
  • Thomas

After Engine Roll Call

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Bill and Ben
  • Percy
  • Stepney
  • Oliver
  • Gordon

After Troublesome Trucks

  • Henry
  • Skarloey
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Thomas
  • Duncan
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • BoCo
  • Bertie
  • James
  • Edward
  • Terence
  • Percy

After Henry and The Elephant

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Diesel
  • Oliver
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Bertie

After Thomas, Terence and the Snow

  • Duck
  • Sir Handel
  • Daisy
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Class 40
  • Trevor
  • Post Van
  • Thomas
  • Diesel
  • Gordon
  • James

After Rusty to the Rescue

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Oliver
  • Bulgy
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After The Flying Kipper

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Henry
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Toby

After Bulldog

  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Diesel
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Tenders and Turntables

  • Thomas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Toby's Tightrope

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

After Percy Runs Away

  • Sir Handel
  • Daisy
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Diesel
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Boco
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Thomas

After Gordon and the Famous Visitor

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Harold
  • Trevor
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Saved From Scrap

  • Donald & Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Rusty
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Bill & Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Henry

After Trust Thomas

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Rusty
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Duncan
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Toby
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After Cows

  • Donald & Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • James
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill & Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Toby
  • Gordon
  • Henry

After Rock 'n' Roll

  • Diesel
  • Sir Handel
  • James
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Daisy
  • Trevor
  • Henry
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Duck

After Wrong Road

  • James
  • Thomas
  • George
  • Henry
  • Caroline
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • D261

After No Joke For James

  • Thomas
  • Stepney
  • Gordon
  • Oliver
  • Bulgy
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Thomas, Percy and the Coal

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

After Mavis

  • Thomas
  • Mavis
  • Harold
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Woolly Bear

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Mavis
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Stepney
  • Bill and Ben

After Heroes

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Oliver
  • Bulgy
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Mind that Bike!

  • Gordon
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Duncan
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Thomas

After Thomas' Train

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Duck
  • Bertie
  • Bill and Ben

After Home At Last

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

After James and the Express

  • Henry
  • Bertie
  • Terence
  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Toby

After Passengers and Polish

  • Peter Sam
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duncan
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Rheneas

After Thomas, Percy and The Dragon

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

After Thomas Goes Fishing

  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Toby

After Thomas and Stepney

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

After Daisy

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Peter Sam
  • Sir Handel
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Rusty
  • Stepney

After All at Sea

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Sir Handel
  • Mavis
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Terence

After Dirty Objects

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Peter Sam
  • Harold
  • Percy
  • Rusty
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure

  • Percy
  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Mavis
  • James
  • Diesel
  • Stepney
  • Terence

After Whistles and Sneezes

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Rheneas
  • George
  • Bertie
  • James
  • Boco
  • Henry
  • Bill and Ben
  • Harold
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After Sleeping Beauty

  • Duncan
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Rusty
  • Trevor
  • Caroline
  • Gordon
  • Edward
  • Thomas

After Toby and the Stout Gentleman

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Bertie
  • James
  • Harold
  • Diesel
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After Bulgy

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Peter Sam
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Henry
  • Stepney
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Thomas

After Percy's Predicament

  • Bill and Ben
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Rheneas
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • James
  • Thomas

After Time for Trouble

  • Peter Sam
  • Skarloey
  • Boco
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Caroline
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Bertie

After Down The Mine

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Bertie
  • James
  • Harold
  • Diesel
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After The Trouble with Mud

  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Gordon
  • Diesel
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After The Deputation

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Granpuff

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

After Bertie's Chase

  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Gordon
  • Diesel
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After A Close Shave

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Bertie
  • James
  • Harold
  • Diesel
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After Edward, Trevor and The Really Useful Party

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

After Percy and The Signal

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

After Special Funnel

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

After Thomas and The Guard

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

After Tender Engines

  • Thomas
  • Rusty
  • Stepney
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Off the Rails

  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Gordon
  • Diesel
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Special Actrattion

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Rusty
  • Bill and Ben
  • Rheneas
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Duncan

After Dirty Work

  • BoCo
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Gordon
  • Edward
  • Thomas

After Buzz Buzz

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

After Ghost Train

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

After The Diseasel

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Thomas
  • Peter Sam
  • Percy
  • Duck
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Mavis
  • Stepney
  • Oliver
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • James

After Bulls Eyes

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Boco
  • Toby
  • Thomas

After Thomas and The Missing Christmas Tree

  • Thomas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence
After A Scarf For Percy
  • Boco
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duncan
  • George
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Peter Sam
  • Stepney
  • Mavis
  • Duck
  • Thomas

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After Thomas and Gordon

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Toby

After Thomas We Love You

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Percy
  • Boco
  • Bertie
  • Peter Sam

After Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Terence
  • Toby
  • Peter Sam
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After Percy's Seaside Trip

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • George
  • Percy
  • Mavis
  • Bertie
  • Diesel

After Pop Goes the Diesel

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Rusty
  • Percy
  • Mavis
  • Bertie
  • Bill and Ben

After A Really Useful Engine

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Skarloey
  • Percy
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Sir Handel

After Steamroller

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Duncan
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Bertie
  • Rheneas

After Accidents will Happen

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Diesel
  • Henry
  • Duke
  • Percy
  • Bill and Ben
  • Bertie
  • Duck

After Duck Takes Charge

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Terence
  • Toby

After Let's Have A Race

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

After Percy's Promise

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby

After It's Great to be an Engine

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Stepney
  • Percy
  • Bill and Ben
  • Bertie
  • Edward

After Edward, Gordon and Henry

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Bertie

After Don't Judge A Book by It's Cover

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Oliver
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bill and Ben
  • Stepney

After Train Stops Play

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Duncan
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Terence

After The Snow Song

  • Gordon
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Skarloey
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Thomas

After Thomas' Christmas Party

  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Edward
  • Terence
  • Harold
  • Bertie

After The Island Song

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Bill and Ben
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Bertie

After Thomas Gets Bumped

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Bill and Ben

After Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Harold
  • Duncan
  • Peter Sam
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Bertie
  • Skarloey

After Four Little Engines 

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Duck
  • Bertie
  • Bill and Ben

After Gone Fishing

  • Peter Sam
  • Harold
  • Duck
  • James
  • Oliver
  • Henry
  • George
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Bill and Ben
  • Thomas
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • Stepney

After Thomas and the Breakdown Train

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Terence
  • Toby

After Toby

  • Percy
  • Skarloey
  • Rusty
  • Toby
  • Duncan
  • Henry
  • James
  • Duck
  • Mavis
  • Bill and Ben
  • Thomas
  • Stepney
  • Gordon
  • Oliver

After The Runaway

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

After Harold The Helicopter

  • Percy
  • Boco
  • Rusty
  • Gordon
  • Skarloey
  • Daisy
  • Duncan
  • Henry
  • James
  • Duck
  • Bill and Ben
  • Stepney
  • Toby
  • Thomas

After Escape

  • Thomas
  • Oliver
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Bulgy
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Five New Engines in the Shed

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Henry
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Duke
  • Bertie
  • Thomas

After Edward's Exploit

  • Thomas
  • Duke
  • Gordon
  • Harold
  • Trevor
  • Edward
  • Duncan
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After There Once Was An Engine Who Ran Away

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Peter Sam
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Toby
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • Thomas

After Oliver Owns Up

  • Thomas
  • Mavis
  • Harold
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After The Whistle Song

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Terence

After Percy Takes the Plunge

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

After Salty 

  • James
  • Thomas 
  • George 
  • Henry
  • Caroline 
  • Percy 
  • Toby 
  • Bertie 
  • Class 40

After Percy, James and the Fruitful Day

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Boo! Boo! Choo Choo 

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

After Old Iron

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Rusty
  • Harold
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Duncan
  • Bill and Ben

After The Red Balloon 

  • Rusty 
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Duncan
  • Percy
  • Duke
  • James
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Caroline
  • Gordon
  • Harold

After Trucks

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

After Never Never Never Give Up

  • Duck
  • Oliver
  • James
  • Rusty
  • Henry
  • Peter Sam
  • Percy
  • Bill and Ben
  • Toby
  • Rheneas
  • Thomas
  • Sir Handel
  • Gordon
  • Duke

After James and the Coaches

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

After Night Train

  • Oliver
  • Mavis
  • Duck
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • James
  • Skarloey
  • Peter Sam
  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Toby
  • Thomas

After Gallant Old Engine

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

After Troublesome Trucks

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Stepney
  • Bertie
  • Oliver
  • Percy
  • Skarloey
  • Peter Sam
  • George

After Trouble in the Shed

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Peter Sam
  • Percy
  • Rheneas
  • Bertie
  • Oliver

After Come For The Ride

  • Percy
  • Thomas
  • Rusty
  • Gordon
  • Duncan
  • Sir Handel
  • Henry
  • James
  • Mavis
  • Duck
  • Bill and Ben
  • Stepney
  • Toby
  • Oliver

After Toad Stands By

  • Thomas
  • Oliver
  • Mavis
  • Daisy
  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Henry
  • Boco
  • Duck
  • Bill and Ben
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Stepney
  • James

After James the Really Splendid Engine

  • Thomas
  • Daisy
  • Bertie
  • Stepney
  • Duck
  • BoCo
  • Bill and Ben
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Caroline

After Paint Pots and Queens

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

After Down By The Docks

  • Gordon
  • Mavis
  • James
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • George
  • Toby
  • Peter Sam
  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Henry
  • Oliver
  • Bertie
  • Bill and Ben

After Thomas and The Special Letter

  • Henry
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence
  • Harold
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Thomas

After Sir Topham Hatt

  • Post Van
  • Thomas
  • Harold
  • James
  • Terence
  • Gordon
  • Mavis
  • Percy
  • Henry
  • George
  • Trevor
  • Bill and Ben
  • Bertie
  • Stepney

After Fish

  • Thomas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Stepney

After Donald's Duck

  • Percy
  • Thomas
  • Rusty
  • Gordon
  • Duncan
  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • James
  • Rheneas
  • Duck
  • Bill and Ben
  • Stepney
  • Toby
  • Oliver

After Bowled Out

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Duncan
  • Percy
  • Bill and Ben
  • Bertie
  • Edward

After Winter Wonderland

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • James
  • Oliver
  • Percy
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • George
  • Bertie
  • Thomas
  • Terence
  • Gordon
  • Stepney

After Edward and Gordon

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Duncan
  • Percy
  • Peter Sam
  • Bill and Ben
  • Henry

After Little Engines

  • Duck
  • James
  • Diesel
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Oliver
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Rusty
  • Stepney
  • Percy
  • The Diesel
  • Henry
  • Edward

After The Sad Story of Henry

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Gordon

After I'm Thomas the Tank Engine

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • BoCo
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Duke
  • Edward
  • James

After Thomas and Trevor

  • James
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Henry
  • Harold
  • Rheneas  
  • Bill and Ben 
  • Trevor
  • Stepney  
  • Thomas  
  • Duck 
  • Gordon  
  • Percy

After Thomas' Christmas Song

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • James
  • Henry
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Rusty
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Bertie
  • Thomas

After Thomas, Percy and the Post Train

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Edward
  • Henry

After Thomas' Anthem Grand Finale

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Peter Sam
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • Toby

After Thomas and Bertie

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Mavis
  • Percy
  • Duck
  • Bertie 
  • Bill and Ben

After That's What Friends Are For

  • Donald and Douglas
  • BoCo
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Henry
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Bill and Ben

After Better Late Than Never

  • Thomas
  • Diesel
  • Gordon
  • Harold
  • Trevor
  • Rusty
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Bertie
  • Bill and Ben

After Rules and Regulations

  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Rusty
  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Duke
  • James
  • Peter Sam

After One Good Turn

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Bill and Ben
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Bertie
  • Toby

After Sounds

  • Diesel
  • Peter Sam
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Rheneas
  • Terence
  • Toby
  • Trevor
  • Duck
  • Gordon
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Thomas

After Thomas in Trouble

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Harold
  • Trevor
  • Duncan
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Terence

After Emily

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Henry
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Duke
  • Bertie
  • Thomas

After Percy and Harold

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

After Surprises

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Peter Sam
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas

After Diesel Does It Again

  • Thomas
  • Mavis
  • Harold
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After A World Around You

  • Peter Sam
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Rheneas
  • Terence
  • Toby
  • Trevor
  • Duck
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Harold

After Coal

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • George
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Terence

After Determination

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Henry
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Rusty
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After A Bad Day For Sir Handel

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Peter Sam
  • Percy
  • Sir Handel
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Patience is a virtue

  • Gordon
  • Daisy
  • Sir Handel
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Duck
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Duke
  • Edward
  • Thomas

After Thomas and the Trucks

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Bertie

After Ode to Gordon

  • Diesel
  • Peter Sam
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Rheneas
  • Terence
  • Toby
  • Trevor
  • Duck
  • Gordon
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Thomas

After You Can't Win

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Rusty
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Duncan
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Toby
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After One Friendly Family

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • BoCo
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Henry
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Duke
  • Edward
  • Thomas

After Thomas Comes To Breakfast

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

After The Work Song

  • Donald and Douglas
  • BoCo
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Henry

After Henry's Forest

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Harold
  • Trevor
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Pride

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Peter Sam
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • James

After Break Van

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Terence
  • Stepney
  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • James
  • Thomas

After Every Day's a Special Day on Sodor

  • Gordon
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Rusty
  • Henry
  • Duke
  • James
  • Thomas

After Donald's Duck

  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Rusty
  • Henry
  • Duke
  • James
  • Toby
  • Thomas

After Engine Roll Call

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Bill and Ben
  • Percy
  • Stepney
  • Oliver
  • Gordon

After Troublesome Trucks

  • Henry
  • Skarloey
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Thomas
  • Duncan
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • BoCo
  • Bertie
  • James
  • Edward
  • Terence
  • Percy

After Henry and The Elephant

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Diesel
  • Oliver
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Bertie

After Thomas, Terence and the Snow

  • Duck
  • Sir Handel
  • Daisy
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Class 40
  • Trevor
  • Post Van
  • Thomas
  • Diesel
  • Gordon
  • James

After Rusty to the Rescue

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Oliver
  • Bulgy
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After The Flying Kipper

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Henry
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Toby

After Bulldog

  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Diesel
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Tenders and Turntables

  • Thomas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Toby's Tightrope

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

After Percy Runs Away

  • Sir Handel
  • Daisy
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Diesel
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Boco
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Thomas

After Gordon and the Famous Visitor

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Harold
  • Trevor
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Saved From Scrap

  • Donald & Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Rusty
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Bill & Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Henry

After Trust Thomas

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Rusty
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Duncan
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Toby
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After Cows

  • Donald & Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • James
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill & Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Toby
  • Gordon
  • Henry

After Rock 'n' Roll

  • Diesel
  • Sir Handel
  • James
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Daisy
  • Trevor
  • Henry
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Duck

After Wrong Road

  • James
  • Thomas
  • George
  • Henry
  • Caroline
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • D261

After No Joke For James

  • Thomas
  • Stepney
  • Gordon
  • Oliver
  • Bulgy
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Thomas, Percy and the Coal

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

After Mavis

  • Thomas
  • Mavis
  • Harold
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Woolly Bear

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Mavis
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Stepney
  • Bill and Ben

After Heroes

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Oliver
  • Bulgy
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Mind that Bike!

  • Gordon
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Duncan
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Thomas

After Thomas' Train

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Duck
  • Bertie
  • Bill and Ben

After Home At Last

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

After James and the Express

  • Henry
  • Bertie
  • Terence
  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Toby

After Passengers and Polish

  • Peter Sam
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duncan
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Rheneas

After Thomas, Percy and The Dragon

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

After Thomas Goes Fishing

  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Toby

After Thomas and Stepney

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

After Daisy

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Peter Sam
  • Sir Handel
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Rusty
  • Stepney

After All at Sea

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Sir Handel
  • Mavis
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Terence

After Dirty Objects

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Peter Sam
  • Harold
  • Percy
  • Rusty
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure

  • Percy
  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Mavis
  • James
  • Diesel
  • Stepney
  • Terence

After Whistles and Sneezes

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Rheneas
  • George
  • Bertie
  • James
  • Boco
  • Henry
  • Bill and Ben
  • Harold
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After Sleeping Beauty

  • Duncan
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Rusty
  • Trevor
  • Caroline
  • Gordon
  • Edward
  • Thomas

After Toby and the Stout Gentleman

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Bertie
  • James
  • Harold
  • Diesel
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After Bulgy

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Peter Sam
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Henry
  • Stepney
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Thomas

After Percy's Predicament

  • Bill and Ben
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Rheneas
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • James
  • Thomas

After Time for Trouble

  • Peter Sam
  • Skarloey
  • Boco
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Caroline
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Bertie

After Down The Mine

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Bertie
  • James
  • Harold
  • Diesel
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After The Trouble with Mud

  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Gordon
  • Diesel
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After The Deputation

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Granpuff

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

After Bertie's Chase

  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Gordon
  • Diesel
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After A Close Shave

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Bertie
  • James
  • Harold
  • Diesel
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After Edward, Trevor and The Really Useful Party

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

After Percy and The Signal

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

After Special Funnel

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

After Thomas and The Guard

  • Toby
  • Duke
  • Gordon
  • Peter Sam
  • Percy
  • Sir Handel
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Skarloey
  • Rusty
  • Thomas
  • Stepney
  • Edward
  • Duck

After Tender Engines

  • Thomas
  • Rusty
  • Stepney
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Off the Rails

  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Gordon
  • Diesel
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Special Actrattion

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Rusty
  • Bill and Ben
  • Rheneas
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Duncan

After Dirty Work

  • BoCo
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Gordon
  • Edward
  • Thomas

After Buzz Buzz

  • Duke
  • Edward 
  • Peter Sam
  • James
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Skarloey
  • Percy
  • Rusty
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Stepney
  • Thomas

After Ghost Train

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

After The Diseasel

  • Henry
  • Sir Handel
  • Thomas
  • Peter Sam
  • Percy
  • Duck
  • Rheneas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Mavis
  • Stepney
  • Oliver
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Gordon
  • James

After Bulls Eyes

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Boco
  • Toby
  • Thomas

After Thomas and The Missing Christmas Tree

  • Thomas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After A Scarf For Percy

  • Boco
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duncan
  • George
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Peter Sam
  • Stepney
  • Mavis
  • Duck
  • Thomas

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