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A Shed for Edward is the thirteenth episode of the twenty-first season.


Edward is puffing down the line when he meets Philip. James speeds past the engines and Edward tells him to slow down, or else he will have a crash. Edward is right; James’ brakes don't work, and he ends up crashing into the back wall of Tidmouth Sheds.

That night, The Fat Controller comes to the shed and tells Edward that he has to sleep somewhere else because of the damage when James had bad brakes. Philip, who is nearby, suggests Edward that he can sleep in his shed near Wellsworth. Edward goes to Philip's shed, but Philip keeps on talking until morning. Edward did not get any sleep. He goes back to Tidmouth Sheds to see how the repairs are going. The Fat Controller tells Edward that the repairs will take a week. That night, Edward sleeps at Brendam Docks. Edward begins to fall asleep, but Salty starts singing sea shanties in his sleep. Porter reveals to Edward that Salty sings Sea Shanties in his sleep every night.

The next morning, Edward meets Phillip, who says how fun it was that Edward slept at his shed, and then starts talking about it. Edward leaves as soon as the signal goes green, making Philip a little sad. That night, Edward sleeps at the Steamworks. He manages to doze off, but suddenly woken up as Victor, Kevin, and the workmen are repairing James. Edward leaves the Steamworks. He tries sleeping on a ship but is awoken by the ship's horn as sea water splashes on his boiler. He then tries sleeping at Ulfstead Mine, but then the men start blasting. He finally tries sleeping in the forest, but cannot get to sleep because of owls hooting multiple times. The next morning, Edward is very tired. He falls asleep as he pulls into Knapford. He is about to collide into Percy, but Philip wakes him up with his horn. He thanked Philip and Philip says that it is sad that Edward does not like sleeping in his shed. Edward says he likes sleeping there but needed sleep because of Philip talking. Philip apologises and asks Edward to sleep in his shed tonight. He promised not to talk. That night, Edward falls asleep. Philip is about to wake him but remembers not to talk during that time.

The next day, Edward returns to see the sheds fixed. Philip says how much he enjoyed Edward staying and wishes he could stay again, even forever maybe. Edward says he could stay another night, in which the Fat Controller says if he wants to move out of Tidmouth Sheds, then he is more than welcome to do so. Edward agrees to stay. In the end, both Edward and Philip happily go to their shed. The other engines will miss Edward and wonder who will join them at the sheds to fill his berth.




UK and AUS



  • Going by production order, this is the fourteenth episode of the twenty-first season.
  • There are several references to past episodes:
  • The premise of this episode (and Edward leaving Tidmouth Sheds) was done in response to criticism of the show "not being diverse enough" in relation to there being only one female engine at Tidmouth Sheds.
  • The engines talking about whose going to take Edward's berth is foreshadowing the arrival of Nia in Big World! Big Adventures!
  • This is the first episode to not feature any narration during the story apart from the title.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Suddery Junction since the second season episode, The Diseasel.
  • The owl hooting sound effect is used from the Classic Series.
  • This episode also marks the first appearance of Wellsworth Sheds in the television series.


  • William Hope is not credited in the UK credits for voicing the miner in Ulfstead Mine.
  • When Edward almost crashes into Percy, the scene is not cut properly; for a split second, Edward suddenly shoots forward (which was done so he could be closer to Percy).

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese エドワードのやすむばしょ

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