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Bertie has been taking several visitors to the Island of Sodor on a tour and on their last afternoon, Edward is to take them to visit Bill and Ben at the China clay works. But Edward has trouble starting due to the packed coaches. James and Henry make snide remarks, while Gordon grumbles that it is time for Edward to be retired. Duck and BoCo take exception to this, knowing Edward is capable of far more than he seems. Finally Edward manages to start and leaves the station.
Edwards arrives at the junction where the passengers meet Bill and Ben, who enjoy the attention and getting their photos taken. The passengers then board the twins' breakvans and travel to the China clay works. The visitors have a wonderful day, being very impressed with the clay works and Bill and Ben. Afterwards, the passengers return to the junction and board Edward's coaches.
On the way back, the weather takes a bad turn and it begins to rain hard. As Edward fights the elements, his sanding gear fails, which forces his fireman to ride out front to drop the sand onto the rails. But this is not enough and Edward slips, causing him to stop with a nasty cracking noise.
Edward's crew repairs him as much as possible, but finds that a crank pin broke and is forced to remove the siderods that keeps Edward's wheels synchronised. Edward's driver reminds him that they must get the visitors back to the station as soon as possible since they must leave tonight. Edward promises to try.
Edward tries to start, but the heavy coaches and slippery rails prevent Edward from leaving. Edward's crew makes adjustments to the coaches. Now, Edward will pull them as he does trucks, instead of pulling them all together; Edward will start the first, which will help pull the second, and then the third. Edward makes another attempt to start, and this time it works. Edward is forced to go slowly, but keeps steady and finally makes it back to the station.
By the time Edward returns, it is quite late, but the passengers have made it back in time. They are very grateful and thank Edward and his crew for all their hard work. Afterwards, Edward wearily returns to the shed. Duck and BoCo make sure Edward is left in peace as Gordon and James remain silent out of respect.
- Bill and Ben (do not speak)
- Bertie (does not speak)
- Sir Topham Hatt (does not speak)
- Jeremiah Jobling (cameo)
- Jem Cole (cameo)
- This episode is based on the story of the same name from The Railway Series book, Main Line Engines.
- Stock footage from Bertie's Chase and Thomas and Bertie is used.
- A deleted scene shows Henry in the shed with Gordon, Duck, BoCo, and Edward instead of James.
- In the US, this episode aired before The Diseasel, so the viewers would not know who Bill, Ben, and BoCo are.
- In Norway the episode's name is "Edward's Great Exploit". In Germany it is titled "Edward's Feat". The Italian title is "The Brave Locomotive". In Croatia it is called "Edward's Particular Endeavor". In Japan, this episode is called "Good Luck Edward". The Danish title is "Edward Makes an Effort".
- When the engines watch Edward struggle, Edward, Gordon, and BoCo's eyebrows are missing. Edward's eyebrows are also missing when he pulls into the station and whistles. Also, the back roof of Knapford is missing.
- When Henry says "Did you see him straining?", he should have said "Can you see...", or "Do you...", as Edward is still struggling.
- The first coach of Edward's train has a loose running board.
- Fingerprints are visible in the dust on top of Bill and Ben's brakevans.
- When Bill and Ben arrive at the quarry, someone on the back of Bill's brakevan wobbles.
- Edward's siderods are removed only on his left side.
- In the close-up of Edward's driving wheels without the siderods, some of the sticker used for Edward's lining is badly torn up.
- When Edward's driver says "Steady, boy" you can see the reflection of a crew member's beard in the window.
- When BoCo says "You're right, Duck!" his face mask moves a little.
- In a close up of Edward struggling to pull his train, his second front wheel is derailed.
- When Edward leaves Knapford, the last coach's paint is peeling up.
- When Edward enters his berth at Tidmouth Sheds, BoCo's shed doors are hanging off.