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Percy's Promise and other Stories UK VHS/ DVD is a featuring 12 first season episode and 12 second season episode narrated by Ringo Starr and 12 third season episode and 12 fourth season episode narrated by Michael Angelis and 46 songs.

Episodes Edit

  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 

Songs Edit

  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 Edit

  • Narrated by Ringo Starr and Michael Angelis.
  • DVD Release Date: March 7, 2012.
  • VHS Release Date: Janaury 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 front cover of the UK VHS release features images from  Duncan Gets Spooked, Haunted Henry, Horrid Lorry, Saved from Scrap, Trust Thomas, and Cranky Bugs.
  • The spine cover of the UK VHS release features images from Toby and the Flood, James and the Trouble with Trees, Wrong Road and No Joke For James.
  • The back cover of the UK VHS release features images from Double Teething Troubles, A Better View for Gordon and Rock 'n' Roll.
  • 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.
  • Distributed by VCI.

Trviva Edit

  • 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
  • Thomas the Tank Engine intro, episodes, nameplates, music videos and credits warped echoed. 

Bonus Features Edit

VHS Version

  • Days out With Thomas Preview
  • Fimbles episode Blue

DVD Version

  • Know Your Engines Quiz
  • Days out With Thomas Preview
  • The Roly Mo Show episode Valley of the Moles

Opening Credits Edit

  • 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

Closing Credits Edit

  • 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
  • Please Visit our website at www.thomasthetankengine.com
  • A BRITT ALLCROFT PRODUCTION
  • Films: @ Britt Allcroft (Thomas) Limited 1986, 1995.
  • Soundtrack @ Britt Allcroft (Thomas) LImited 1991, 1995. for "Shining Time Station"

Opening Previews Edit

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. Abbey Home Entertainment Tempo Video logo
  9. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  10. Thomas The Tank Engine Intro
  11. Character introduction
  12. First few seconds of Thomas and Gordon

DVD Version

  1. VCI Warning
  2. VCI Logo
  3. Gullane Entertainment logo
  4. Postman Pat UK VHS Promo 2 Jaden Marcus
  5. Thomas The Tank Engine UK VHS Promo Jaden Marcus
  6. Thomas The Tank Engine DVD Menu
  7. HiT Entertainment logo
  8. Thomas Home Video logo 
  9. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  10. Thomas The Tank Engine Intro
  11. Character introduction
  12. First few seconds of Thomas and Gordon

Closing Previews Edit

VHS Version

  1. Last few seconds of Engine Roll Call 
  2. Thomas The Tank Engine Outro
  3. Henry Promo Something in the Air Japanese
  4. Bonus Episode Fimbles Blue
  5. Thomas and Friends UK VHS DVD Promo
  6. Thomas The Tank Engine UK VHS DVD Promo
  7. Thomas and Friends The Best of Thomas, The Best of Percy, The Best of James and The Best of Gordon DVD Promo 
  8. Abbey Broadcast Communications logo 
  9. Gullane Entertainment logo
  10. VCI Logo

DVD Version

  1. Last few seconds of Engine Roll Call 
  2. Thomas The Tank Engine Outro
  3. Skarloey Promo Four Little Engines Japanese
  4. Bonus Episode The Roly Mo Show Valley of the Moles
  5. Thomas The Tank Engine UK VHS and DVD Promo
  6. Thomas and Friends Hornby Advert
  7. Thomas and Friends DVD Trailer 
  8. The Musical UK VHS/DVD Advert 
  9. Gullane Entertainment logo
  10. VCI Logo

Goofs Edit

  • 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.
  • Towards the end of Thomas and Gordon, when Gordon says "Now you know what hard work means". 

Transcript Edit

  • (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)
  • (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 freight 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 Cars: 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 conductor 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. 8:00 next morning, the engines waited at the junction. Toby and Percy reached on the truck, and Duck had pushed them into place behind Edward. Gordon, James and Henry are ready to lead off. They whistled impatiently. 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. 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?
  • (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.
  • (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 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?
  • (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.
  • 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 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.
  • (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 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 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 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 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?
  • (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 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.
  • (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 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 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 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.
  • (Following this story, we go to the outro 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 Edit

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

  • Thomas
  • Harold
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • George
  • Lady Hatt
  • Bill
  • Ben
  • Stepney

After Thomas and the Breakdown Train

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Terence
  • Toby

After Toby

  • Percy
  • Thomas
  • Rusty
  • Gordon
  • Duncan
  • Henry
  • James
  • Duck
  • Bill and Ben
  • Stepney
  • Toby
  • Cranky

After The Runaway

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

After Harold The Helicopter

  • Percy
  • Thomas
  • Rusty
  • Gordon
  • Duncan
  • Henry
  • James
  • Duck
  • Bill and Ben
  • Stepney
  • Toby
  • Cranky

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 Percy, James and the Fruitful Day

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

After Old Iron

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

After Salty

  • 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 James and the Coaches

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

After Gallant Old Engine

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

After Trouble in the Shed

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

After Toad Stands By

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

After Paint Pots and Queens

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

After Thomas and The Special Letter

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

After Fish

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

After Bowled Out

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

After Edward and Gordon

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

After The Sad Story of Henry

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Gordon

After Thomas and Trevor

  1. James
  2. Sir Handel
  3. Skarloey
  4. Bertie
  5. Henry
  6. Harold
  7. Rheneas  
  8. Bill and Ben 
  9. Trevor
  10. Stepney  
  11. Thomas  
  12. Duck 
  13. Gordon  
  14. Percy

After Thomas, Percy and the Post Train

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Edward
  • Henry

After Thomas and Bertie

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

After Better Late Than Never

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

After One Good Turn

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

After Thomas in Trouble

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

After Percy and Harold

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

After Diesel Does It Again

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

After Coal

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

After A Bad Day For Sir Handel

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

After Thomas and the Trucks

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Bertie

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 Thomas Comes To Breakfast

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

After Henry's Forest

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

After Break Van

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

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