A Proud Day For James & Other Thomas Adventures is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made for Anchor Bay Entertainment in March 2002 on VHS and then in July 2002 on DVD, each containing one Season 1 episode, one Season 2 episode, two Season 3 episodes and two Season 5 episodes.


  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Skarloey
  • Rusty
  • George
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Peter Sam (cameo)
  • Duncan (cameo)
  • Rheneas (does not speak)
  • Henrietta (does not speak)


  1. A Proud Day For James (George Carlin)
  2. Time For Trouble (George Carlin)
  3. Snow (Alec Baldwin)
  4. Bye George! (Alec Baldwin)
  5. Pop Goes The Diesel (George Carlin)
  6. Diesel Does It Again (George Carlin)


  1. Percy's Seaside Trip (Separate on DVD)
  2. It's Great To Be An Engine (DVD only)

Bonus Features

  1. Character Gallery
  2. Web Fun


  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Released on March 5, 2002 (VHS) and July 23, 2002 (DVD) by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
  • The Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (2001-2002) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • The "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is made from the text taken from the "Best of James" 2002 VHS.
  • The "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is made from the text taken from the "Best of James" 2002 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Best of James" 2002 VHS.
  • These are the following six Stories that are based on each of the last three episodes from the second and third seasons of Shining Time Station: The Animated Series.
  • The nameplates after A Proud Day For James and Bye George! are Thomas, James, Gordon, Henry, Edward, Percy, Toby, Bertie and Terence.
  • The nameplates after Time For Trouble and Pop Goes The Diesel are Bill and Ben, Donald and Douglas, Duck, Diesel, Daisy, BoCo, Harold and Trevor.
  • The nameplates after Snow and Diesel Does It Again are Duke, Peter Sam, Sir Handel, Rheneas, Skarloey, Rusty and Stepney.
  • Percy's Seaside Trip has no lyrics in the VHS version.
  • The DVD version simply ends with Diesel Does It Again.
  • The end credits are taken from the "Best of James" 2002 VHS.

Opening Previews

2002 VHS version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Gullane Entertainment logo
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro
  6. First few seconds of A Proud Day For James

2002 DVD version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Gullane Entertainment logo
  4. Thomas and Friends VHS Collection Trailer
  5. A Proud Day For James DVD Menu
  6. Gullane Entertainment logo
  7. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  8. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro
  9. First few seconds of A Proud Day For James

Closing Previews

2002 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Percy's Seaside Trip
  2. Thomas and Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Gullane Entertainment logo
  5. Thomas and Friends Random Books Promo

2002 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Diesel Does It Again
  2. Thomas and Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Gullane Entertainment logo

Opening Credits

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

Cover Artwork

Front Cover

  • Top: James and Gordon
  • Bottom: Toby from "Time For Trouble"

Back Cover

  • Top Left: Skarloey from "Snow"
  • Top Right: Diesel (angry) and Duck (happy) from "Pop Goes The Diesel"

Cover Color

  • Lavender

Running Times

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


2002 VHS version

2002 DVD version


A Proud Day For James

  • George Carlin: One night, Henry and Gordon were alone with James. Although Sir Topham Hatt was beginning to think well of them. Whenever a chance came the other engines will talk of nothing but bootlace.
  • Henry: Remember when they had to use a bootlace to get you out of trouble James?
  • George Carlin: They would tease. James tried to get back by talking about Henry who got shut up in a tunnel and Gordon who got stuck on a hill. But they wouldn't listen.
  • Gordon: You talk too much little James.
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: A fine strong engine like me has something to talk about. I'm the only engine who can pull the express. When I'm not there, they need two engines. Think of that. I've pulled expresses for years, and have never once lost my way. I seem to know the right line by instinct.
  • George Carlin: Every wise engine knows that the signalman sets the switches to make the engines run on the right track. But Gordon was so proud he had forgotten.
  • Gordon: Wake up, James.
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon next morning.
  • Gordon: It's time for the express. What are you doing? Odd Jobs? Ah well. We all have to begin somewhere, don't we? Run along and get my coaches. Don't be late.
  • George Carlin: James went to get Gordon's coaches. They were all shining with new paint. He was careful not to bump them and they followed him smoothly into the station, singing happily...
  • Coaches: We're going away, we're going away.
  • James: I wish I was going with you.
  • George Carlin: Said James.
  • James: I should love to pull the express and go flying above the line!
  • George Carlin: Gordon with much noise and blowing off steam, got ready to back on to the train. Sir Topham Hatt was on the train with other important people and as soon as they heard the conductor's whistle, Gordon started.
  • Gordon: Look at me now! Look at me now!
  • George Carlin: He puffed and the coaches glided after him.
  • Gordon: Boop boop boop boop boop! Goodbye, little James, see you tomorrow!
  • George Carlin: James watched the train disappeared and then went back to work. He pushed some freight cars into their proper sidings and went to fetch the coaches for another train. James had just brought the coaches into the platform when he heard a mournful noise. There was Gordon trying to sneak into the station without being noticed.
  • James: Hello, Gordon. Is it tomorrow?
  • George Carlin: Gordon didn't answer. He just let off steam feebly.
  • James: Did you lose your weight, Gordon?
  • Gordon: No, it was lost for me. I was switched off the main line onto the loop. I have to go all around and back again.
  • James: Perhaps it was instinct.
  • George Carlin: Said James. All the passengers were shouting at the ticket window.
  • Passengers: We want our money back!
  • George Carlin: Sir Topham Hatt climbed onto a cart and blew the conductor's whistle so loudly that they all stopped to look at him. Then he promised a new train at once.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Gordon can't do it. Will you pull it for us, James?
  • James: Yes sir, I'll try.
  • George Carlin: So James was coupled on, and everyone got in.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Do your best, James.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • James: Come along, come along!
  • George Carlin: Said James.
  • Coaches: You're pulling us well, you're pulling us well!
  • George Carlin: Sang the coaches.
  • James: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: Puffed James. Bridges and stations flashed by the passengers cheered and they soon reached the station. Everyone said thank you to James and Sir Topham Hatt was very impressed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done. Would you like to pull the express sometimes?
  • James: Yes, please.
  • George Carlin: Answered James. Next day when James came by, Gordon was pushing freight cars.
  • Gordon: I like some quiet work for a change.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Gordon: I'm teaching these cars manners. You did well with those coaches I hear. Good, we'll show them.
  • George Carlin: And he gave his cars a bump. James and Gordon are now good friends. James sometimes takes the express to give Gordon a rest. Gordon never talks about bootlaces, and they are both quite agreed on a subject of freight cars.

Nameplates after A Proud Day For James

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

Time For Trouble

  • George Carlin: The Island of Sodor has many visitors, and Sir Topham Hatt had scheduled more trains. Gordon the Big Engine had to work harder than ever before.
  • Gordon: Come on.
  • George Carlin: He called to the coaches.
  • Gordon: Come on, come on, come on. The passengers rely on me to be on time.
  • George Carlin: Whenever Gordon finished one journey it was time for another to begin.
  • (The conductor blows his whistle)
  • Gordon: Never mind.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Gordon: I like a long run to stretch my wheels.
  • George Carlin: Even so, Sir Topham Hatt decided that Gordon needed a rest.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: James shall do your work.
  • George Carlin: He said kindly. James was delighted. He like to show off his smart red paint and was determined to be as fast as Gordon.
  • James: You know, little Toby.
  • George Carlin: He boasted.
  • James: I'm an important engine. Everyone knows it. I'm as regular as clockwork. Never late, always on time, that's me.
  • Toby: Sez you.
  • George Carlin: Replied Toby. Just then, Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Your parts are worn, Toby, so you must go to the works to be mended.
  • Toby: Can I take Henrietta, sir?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: No. What would the passengers do without her?
  • George Carlin: Toby saw Percy by the water tower.
  • Percy: Don't worry, Toby. I'll take care of Henrietta until you get back.
  • George Carlin: Soon Toby was out on the main line. He clanked as he trundled along. He's a little engine with small wheels. His tanks will not hold much water. He had come a long way and began to feel thirsty. In the distance was a signal.
  • Toby: Good.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Toby: There's a station ahead. I can have a nice drink and a rest until James has passed.
  • George Carlin: Toby was enjoying his drink when the signalman came up. He had never seen Toby before. Toby's driver tried to explain but the new signalman wouldn't listen.
  • Signalman: We must clear the line for James with the express. You'll had to get more water at the next station.
  • George Carlin: Hurrying used a lot of water and his tanks were soon empty. Poor Toby was out of steam and stranded on the main line.
  • Toby's Fireman: We must warn James.
  • George Carlin: Said the fireman. Then he saw Percy and Henrietta.
  • Toby's Fireman: Please, take me back to the station. It's an emergency.
  • George Carlin: Henrietta hated leaving Toby.
  • Percy: Never mind.
  • George Carlin: Said Percy.
  • Percy: You're taking the fireman to warn James. That's a big help.
  • George Carlin: Henrietta felt much better. James was fuming when he heard the news.
  • James: I'm going to be late.
  • Signalman: My fault.
  • George Carlin: Said the signalman.
  • Signalman: I didn't understand about Toby.
  • James' Driver: Now James.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • James' Driver: You had to push Toby.
  • James: What, me?!
  • George Carlin: Snorted James.
  • James: Me?! Push Toby and pull my train too?!
  • George Carlin: Grumbling dreadfully, James set off to find Toby. He came up behind Toby and gave him a bump.
  • James: Get on you!
  • George Carlin: James had to work very hard. When he reached the works station he felt exhausted. Some children were on the platform.
  • Boy: Coo! The express is late and it's got two engines. I think James couldn't pull it on his own so Toby had to help him.
  • Toby: Never mind, James.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Toby.
  • Toby: They're only joking.
  • James: Huh!
  • George Carlin: Said James. Toby just smiled.

Nameplates after Time For Trouble

  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Harold
  • Trevor


  • Alec Baldwin: It was wintertime on the Island of Sodor. The snow covered fields and railway lines. All the engines were hard at work, except Percy.
  • Thomas: Come on, Percy, this is no time to have a rest.
  • Percy: I'm stuck.
  • Alec Baldwin: Moaned Percy.
  • Percy: And my funnel's freezing up. Driver's gone for help.
  • Thomas: Hah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Huffed Thomas and went on his way. Later, Thomas had to help clear snow by a tunnel. But it was too deep and he got stuck. Thomas was very cross.
  • Thomas: Snow is nothing but trouble.
  • Alec Baldwin: He moaned. Rusty was close by.
  • Rusty: Driver says this winter is as bad as the worse winter of all.
  • Thomas: How worse?
  • Alec Baldwin: Asked Thomas.
  • Rusty: I'll tell you.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Rusty and then the little engine did.¬†Skarloey was working the line to the slate mine in the mountains. When the snow came, it was difficult to work. They used the snow as a double buffer zone to help stop cars skidding through the ravine. One day, Skarloey set off to the mine with some empty cars. Meanwhile, there was trouble at the mine. The winch that holds the cars up and down wasn't working properly. Skarloey had reached the ravine. High above him were the mine yards.
  • Skarloey's Driver: That snow looks dangerous.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver.
  • Skarloey's Driver: The sound of your engine and the freight cars could cause an avalanche. I'll set up an emergency cap and see what happens.
  • Alec Baldwin: Skarloey watched as the driver prepared it. Then they ran over the cap.
  • (Boom!)
  • Alec Baldwin: The bang echoed around the gorge. Nothing happened.
  • Skarloey's Driver: Good.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver.
  • Skarloey's Driver: All's well. We'll have a cup of cocoa and then make our way.
  • Alec Baldwin: But high above them, all was not well. A long line of full cars was about be winched down the slope. They had just started their journey when some empty cars became derailed. The winch groaned.
  • Freight Cars: Break it, snap it.
  • Rusty: Shouted the freight cars and they did.
  • Freight Cars: On, on, faster, faster!
  • Alec Baldwin: They giggled.
  • Workman: The snowbank and buffers will stop them.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said a workman. But he was wrong. The freight cars plunged into the ravine. Skarloey and his driver heard the noise and looked up.
  • Skarloey's Driver: Avalanche!
  • Alec Baldwin: They cried.
  • (The avalanche starts to bury Skarloey completely)
  • Alec Baldwin: When the snow plum clear, there was no sign of Skarloey. He was buried deep inside the high drift blocking the ravine.
  • Rusty: And then came the funny part.
  • Thomas: What's the funny part about an avalanche?
  • Alec Baldwin: Asked Thomas.
  • Rusty: Well...
  • Alec Baldwin: No one knew that the heat from Skarloey's engine had helped to make an igloo.
  • Man #1: It's a snowball.
  • Man #2: It's a snowhouse.
  • Man #3: It's an engine!
  • Alec Baldwin: They cleared away the ice only to find Skarloey's driver and fireman drinking hot cocoa as if nothing had happened.
  • Thomas: Lucky for him. But it just goes to show you can't trust freight cars.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Thomas.
  • Rusty: Or snow.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Rusty. The men had just cleared the snow away from him when Gordon puffed by with his machine.
  • Gordon: Hey look out, there's snow about.
  • Alec Baldwin: He stopped by the tunnel and wheeshed loudly. Then it happened.
  • Gordon: Oh no.
  • (The avalanche falls on top of Gordon, completely burying him)
  • Gordon: Help!
  • Alec Baldwin: Cried Gordon.
  • Thomas: If Skarloey survived the snowfall, surely a big proud engine like you can do the same.
  • Alec Baldwin: Chuckled Gordon.
  • Gordon: Pah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Moaned Gordon from within and then fell as silent as the snow.

Nameplates after Snow

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

Bye George!

  • Alec Baldwin: One day, George the Steam Roller waiting for Percy to take him to a new workplace. George was being rude to Rheneas and Skarloey.
  • George: You're just worn out wheels on worn out rails!
  • Skarloey: You need rocks for your roads.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: And we're helping you.
  • George: I need to flatten little engines in the scrapyard.
  • Alec Baldwin: Retorted George. Then Percy arrived to take George away. He was still rebelling.
  • George: Railways are no good! Turn them into roads!
  • Alec Baldwin: The little engines were pleased to see him go. George grumbled all the way to the old branch line. He was going to turn it into a road. When they arrived, George was rude again.
  • George: Bumpy ride on rotten rails. I'm glad it's over.
  • Percy: So am I.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Percy.
  • George: Huh!
  • Alec Baldwin: Huffed George. Percy was still fuming when he met Thomas.
  • Thomas: What's up, Percy?
  • Percy: It's George. He makes me feel down.
  • Thomas: Just ignore him.
  • Alec Baldwin: Puffed Thomas. George was now enjoying himself.
  • George: Ripping up rails!
  • Alec Baldwin: He chortled.
  • George: What a life. What did you think of this, Thomas?
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas took no notice. George felt insulting.
  • George: You're a useless blue puffball!
  • Alec Baldwin: But Thomas didn't hear.
  • George: I'll show him who's boss?
  • Alec Baldwin: At last, the workmen reached the level crossing.
  • Workman: What shall we do here?
  • George: Tear it up, tarmacking.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said George. So they did but not properly and George knew it. Later, Thomas was travelling home on the same line. He was pulling freight cars filled with vegetables. The signalman had forgotten to warn his driver about the crossing.
  • Thomas: That's nice. We don't need to stop.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Thomas happily.
  • Thomas' Driver: Yes we do.
  • Alec Baldwin: Called his driver. But it was too late.
  • (Thomas slides off the rails, rolls down a field and crashes into a barn)
  • Alec Baldwin: Next day, Percy told Gordon all about George.
  • Gordon: Huh.
  • Alec Baldwin: Snorted Gordon.
  • Gordon: You're just a small engine. That's why he's rude to you. He wouldn't dare cause me any trouble.
  • Alec Baldwin: George had been taken to some yards to work. Duck arrived with a train of empty freight cars. George was blocking his way and a car was stuck on the main line.
  • Duck: Let me through.
  • Alec Baldwin: Demanded Duck.
  • George: You'll just have to wait.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied George.
  • Duck: There's no time to wait. I must clear my freight cars from the main line to let Gordon through.
  • George: Then you'll had to wait too.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said George. Duck's driver went to complain to the stationmaster. But the signalman had set the signal to allow Gordon to speed through. His passengers with singing his praises and he was making express time.
  • Gordon: I'm the greatest. Just watch me fly by.
  • Alec Baldwin: He whistled long and loud as he approached the station. Suddenly, he saw a freight car on the line ahead.
  • Gordon: Get out of my way!
  • Alec Baldwin: But the freight car wouldn't move until Gordon forced it...
  • (Gordon sends a freight car flying into the air and it lands onto the ground)
  • Alec Baldwin: accident. Gordon was worried that Sir Topham Hatt would be cross. He was but not with Gordon.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Whoever cause this disturbance will have me to answer to.
  • Alec Baldwin: And he did, a few days later.
  • Thomas: Look who's here.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Thomas. George had been found out by Sir Topham Hatt and punished. He looked miserable.
  • Percy: Now we'll get some peace and last.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Percy.
  • George: I wanna get rolling again. But I had to wait a whole week till I do.
  • Thomas: And then you'll be just as rude as ever. Eh, George?
  • George: I hope not. Don't you?

Nameplates after Bye George!

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

Pop Goes The Diesel

  • George Carlin: 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 cars 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.
  • George Carlin: 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!
  • George Carlin: They groaned. The engines were glad when the visitor came. He purred smoothly towards him. Sir Topham Hatt introduce him.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Here is Diesel. I have agreed to give him a trial. He needs to learn. Please teach him, Duck.
  • Diesel: Good morning.
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: The silly engines were flattered.
  • Engines: He has very good manners.
  • George Carlin: They murmured.
  • Engines: We're pleased to have in our yard.
  • George Carlin: Duck had his doubts.
  • Duck: Come on!
  • George Carlin: He said. Diesel purred after him.
  • Diesel: Your worth Top...
  • Duck: Sir Topham Hatt to you.
  • George Carlin: 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!
  • George Carlin: Said Duck.
  • Duck: If you are revo-thingummy, perhaps you would collect my cars while I fetch Gordon's coaches.
  • George Carlin: Diesel delighted to show off, purred away. When Duck returned, Diesel was trying to take some cars 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!
  • Cars: Oh! Oh!
  • George Carlin: The cars groaned.
  • Cars: We can't! We won't!
  • George Carlin: Duck watched with interest. Diesel lost patience.
  • Diesel: Grrr!
  • George Carlin: He roared, and gave a great heave. The cars jerked forward.
  • Cars: Ohhh!
  • George Carlin: They screamed.
  • Cars: We can't! We won't!
  • George Carlin: Some of their brakes snapped, and the gear jammed in the sleepers.
  • Diesel: Grrrr!
  • Duck: Ha, ha, ha!
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Duck. Diesel recovered and try to push the cars back, but they wouldn't move. Duck ran quietly around to collect the other cars.
  • Duck: Thank you for arranging these, Diesel. I must go now.
  • Diesel: Don't you want this lot?
  • Duck: No thank you.
  • George Carlin: Diesel gulped.
  • Diesel: And I've taken all this trouble? Why didn't you tell me?
  • Duck: You never asked me. Besides.
  • George Carlin: Said Duck.
  • Duck: You were having such fun being revo-whatever-it-was-you-said. Goodbye.
  • Diesel: Grrrr!
  • George Carlin: Diesel had to help the workmen clear the mess. He hated it. All the cars were laughing and singing at him.
  • Cars: Cars 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 cars out, Pop Goes The Diesel!
  • Diesel: Grrr!
  • George Carlin: Growled Diesel, and scuttled away to sulk in the shed.

Nameplates after Pop Goes The Diesel

  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Harold
  • Trevor

Diesel Does It Again

  • George Carlin: Duck and Percy enjoyed their work in the harbour, pulling and pushing freight cars full of cargo to and from the key. But one morning, the engines were exhausted. The harbour was busier than ever. Sir Topham Hatt promised that another engine would be found to help them.
  • Percy: Huh. It's about time.
  • George Carlin: Said Percy.
  • Duck: I ached so much I can hardly get my wheels to move.
  • George Carlin: Agreed Duck. They waited for the engine to arrive. It came as a shock when he did.
  • Diesel: Good morning.
  • George Carlin: Squirmed Diesel in his oily voice. The two engines had not work with Diesel for a long time.
  • Duck: What are you doing here?
  • George Carlin: Gasped Duck.
  • Diesel: Your worth, Sir Topham Hatt sent me. I hope you are please to see me again. I have to shunt some dreadful tiresome cars.
  • Percy: Shunt where?
  • George Carlin: Said Percy suspiciously.
  • Diesel: Where? Why from here to there.
  • George Carlin: Purred Diesel.
  • Diesel: And then again from there to here. Easy, isn't it?
  • George Carlin: With that, Diesel as if to make himself clear bumped some cars hard.
  • Cars: Ooh!
  • George Carlin: Screamed the cars.
  • Diesel: Grrr!
  • George Carlin: Growled Diesel. Percy and Duck were horrified. They did not trust Diesel at all. They refuse to work and did not leave their shed. Sir Topham Hatt was enjoying his tea and iced bun when the telephone rang.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: So there's trouble in the harbour yard? I'll be there right away.
  • George Carlin: Diesel was working loudly and alone. Cargo lay on the key. Ships and passengers were delayed. Everyone was complaining about Sir Topham Hatt's Railway. Percy and Duck were sulking in their shed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What's all this?
  • George Carlin: Demanded Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Percy: We're on strike, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Percy nervously.
  • Duck: Yes.
  • George Carlin: Added Duck.
  • Duck: Beg pardon, sir, but we don't work with Diesel, sir. You said you sent him packing, sir.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I have to give Diesel a second chance.
  • George Carlin: Replied Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'm trying to help by bringing Diesel here. Now you must help me he is the only engine available.
  • George Carlin: Percy and Duck went sadly back to work. Next day, 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.
  • Diesel: Wake up there, Percy.
  • George Carlin: Scowled Diesel.
  • Diesel: You have work to do.
  • George Carlin: He didn't even say he was sorry to Percy. Later, Diesel bumped the cars so hard that the loads went everywhere.
  • Percy: What would Sir Topham Hatt say?
  • George Carlin: Gasped Percy.
  • Duck: He won't like it.
  • George Carlin: Said Duck.
  • Diesel: So who's going to tell you I wonder? Two goody-goody tattletales like you I suppose?
  • George Carlin: 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 freight cars full of China Clay. He banged the cars hard into the buffers, but the buffers weren't secure. The silly cars were sunk! Sir Topham Hatt heard the news. The cars were hoisted safely from the sea but the clay was lost. Sir Topham Hatt spoke severely to Diesel.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: The harbour master has tell me anything. 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.
  • George Carlin: Replied the engines. Whistling cheerfully, they puff back to work while Diesel sulk slowly away.

Nameplates after Diesel Does It Again

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

Percy's Seaside Trip

  • (Rooster crowing)
  • 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)
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