Brad is seconded to Duck and Oliver’s line to assist with
building works. Toby and Percy take on the extra work between them, resulting in changes to the timetables. Unfortunately,
nobody thinks to inform a local farmer, and Percy finds himself delayed at a farm crossing on several occasions. After Thomas
teases him, Percy is determined not to fall late again. The following day, James delays him once again, and Percy soon finds
that being impatient can have most unfortunate consequences!
THOMAS & THE TREE
During high winds, an acorn falls and breaks one
of Daisy’s windows. She feels most embaressed, but Thomas finds it highly amusing, making endless tree jokes at her
expense. The following morning Thomas has to take Daisy’s early train. Passing through the woods, his heavy train causes
an already unstable tree, weakened in the storms, to topple down right behind the coaches. Thomas and the coaches are shaken,
although Daisy is delighted to turn the tables on her friend!
The Fat Controller asks to borrow Mavis to help while Brad is away, to take trucks down to the junction.
Lucky warns her to be careful, which prompts Mavis to recall her first ever jaunt down to the junction. At a long gradient
known to the engines as the ‘Drag’, the trucks try push her, and later they goad her into taking far too many
empties home, leaving her stuck on the ‘Drag’. Luckily for Mavis, Toby is on hand to rescue her, but even he has
to admit how well Mavis has done!
THERE GOES THE BRIDE
are excited; Toby’s fireman is getting married, and Toby is taking him to the church in Henrietta. The bride is arriving
in her Father’s vintage Rolls Royce. Unfortunately, Roland happens to be a rather unpleasant type, who delights in upsetting
Duck and Oliver. So much so that on the big day, Oliver challenges him to a race, leaving him overheated and the bride stranded
at a bus-stop! Luckily Brad, returning home to Thomas’s branch-line, comes to the rescue with a brake van!