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Reverend W. Awdry
Douglas tells Edward off for wasting time by talking to Trevor, but Edward shuts him up by telling him they have something in common - they have both escaped from scrap.
Douglas is later taking a goods train to the Other Railway when a stranded and rusted steam engine named Oliver begs him to take him to the North Western Railway. Douglas is glad to help, and they manage to get to the works despite being stopped by an Other Railway foreman.
The Fat Controller soon finds out, and arranges for Oliver and his brakevan, Toad, to be mended and repainted to work on Duck's branch line.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Toad (does not speak)
- Trevor (does not speak)
- Thomas (cameo)
- Henry (cameo)
- Percy (cameo)
- Diesel (cameo)
- BoCo (cameo)
- Mavis (cameo)
- Jem Cole (cameo)
- The Vicar of Wellsworth (mentioned)
- This episode is based on the stories Escape and Little Western from The Railway Series book, Enterprising Engines.
- In some of the early versions, the title has an added exclamation mark.
- The works set is the Ffarquhar Sheds set redressed.
- The station at the Other Railway is Tidmouth station with the roof removed.
- The second season episode, Saved from Scrap is referenced.
- In the first close-up of Edward, his whistle is severely crooked.
- When Edward confronts Douglas, a small hair can be seen above Edward's left eye (viewer perspective).
- When Oliver and Toad escape, a tiny bit of the rail is tilted.
- In the US version, the term "guard" is accidentally used when the foreman dismisses Douglas after believing that they are taking Oliver away.
- Thomas and Edward have the same whistle sound.
- When Douglas reverses into the sheds at the end, Henry's eyes are wonky.
- Brakevans should have been added to Edward and Percy's trains.
- When Douglas arrives on the Other Railway, Mavis is derailed.
- On the Other Railway, the diesels keep changing place.
- When Sir Topham Hatt arrives, two thin wires can be seen behind the sheds.
- In the shot of Toad near the end, he appears to have a slight bump at the back of his roof. This however, does not appear in the restored version.
- When Edward confronts Douglas about Trevor, Douglas's name plate appears to be loose.
- When Oliver introduces himself, the word "SCRAP" is already painted on the side of his water tanks, even before Douglas tells the drivers and firemen to do so.
- When Douglas' point-of-view is shown of him backing away from his trucks before he finds Oliver, the track in front of him is crooked.
- For most of the episode, Douglas' nameplates are loose.
In other languages
|German||Die Flucht||The Escape|
|Norwegian||Den store flukten||The Great Escape|
|Spanish||El Escape||The Escape|
|Danish||Den store flugt||The Great Escape|