Thomas is taking Jack and Alfie to the forest to stop a large old tree from falling after being struck by lightning. But as the machines make their way towards the tree, Max and Monty carelessly race around the forest and crash into the tree, causing it to start falling. Alfie, Oliver and Kelly hold the tree up while Jack goes to Thomas for the props. He returns in time and the tree is saved.
- Max and Monty
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Miss Jenny
- The Foreman (does not speak)
- Henry (cameo)
- James (cameo)
- Tidmouth Sheds
- The Lightning Tree
- Maithwaite Forest
- Maithwaite (mentioned)
- Sodor Construction Company Yard (mentioned)
- A working title for this episode was "The Lightning Tree," although that title is listed on Virgin TV Anytime's website.
- This is the first episode on the Australian and UK DVD, Thomas' Trusty Friends but is not first in its original filming.
- When Kelly arrives to help hold up the tree, Oliver shudders for a few seconds.
- In the close up of Thomas after Jack leaves with the props, there is a small hole above his left buffer, and his lamp appears to be damaged.
- In the opening shot, two lights can been reflecting off James' livery.
In Other Languages
|German||Eine Geschichte für Thomas||A Story for Thomas|
|Dutch||Een Verhaal voor Thomas||A Story for Thomas|