Edward, unaware that Bertie is racing to Wellsworth with Thomas' passengers, leaves the station. Bertie sees him leaving and tries to catch him waiting at a crossing, but Edward leaves just before Bertie arrives.
Bertie races after Edward again, and finally catches him. Bertie explains his tale, the passengers scramble aboard, and Bertie goes to tell Thomas the news.
- This episode is based on the story of the same name from The Railway Series book, Edward the Blue Engine.
- Stock footage from Thomas and Bertie is used.
- In the original Shining Time Station airing of this episode, the episode opened with Bertie at the crossing.
- In Norway this episode was named "A Friend in Need". In Germany, it is called "Bertie's Hunting". In the Netherlands its title is "Bertie's Pursuit". The Italian title is "The Mad Rush".
- In the book, Edward had stopped at a signal, but in the episode, he stopped at a crossing when he should have the right of way.
- Whilst the fireman is climbing out of the window, a gap can be seen where the cab roof has come loose.
- When the fireman is on Edward's roof, paint chips on the cab are visible.
- When the episode is watched in widescreen, as Edward crosses the bridge, the train stops just when Bertie comes. But in the restored version, the brake coach passes the camera completely after Edward crosses the bridge while Bertie comes, but the train does noticeably slow down.
- Blu-tak can be seen under one of the passengers when Bertie's driver speaks to the stationmaster.
- In the close-up of Edward after Bertie brings him the passengers, a speck of dirt is on his face.
- The last station we see Edward stopping at is Hackenbeck. However, this station is on Thomas' branch line, not Edward's.
- Why would Thomas provide a connecting service at Wellsworth? The only mainline connections on his line are at Knapford Junction and Elsbridge. Therefore, a suburban train should be providing the service.
- When Edward reaches Hackenbeck, his whistle is tilted.