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“Thomas, you left a trail of flour all over the Wharf!”

Follow that Flour is the first episode of the tenth season.


One day, Thomas was in a grumpy mood as he had been shutting Troublesome Trucks and had been using all his puff to keep them in order. James arrived and told Thomas that the Fat Controller gave him the job to collect the flour to make the cakes and bread for the children's harvest festival and asked Thomas to shunt the truck of flour for him. Thomas was jealous that he did not get the job and mumbled that James is a bossy boiler.

Thomas wanted to finish the job quickly, but without taking any care, he hit the truck so hard that the door on the right side opens and leaks flour, but Thomas did not know. Thomas had an idea to hide James' truck so James would have to find him and the truck himself. After Thomas left, James who had came back from taking on water noticed the flour falling out of his truck that Thomas had and tried to tell Thomas, but he was too far to hear him, so James went after Thomas. Every time Thomas finds a hiding place, he was surprised that James knew where he was and continues trying to hide the truck. James finally caught up to Thomas and was furious when he told Thomas that he left a trail of flour all over the Wharf. Thomas was upset after realizing his actions and goes to the flour mill to get a new truck of flour.

But when Thomas arrives at the flour mill, it was closed. Dusty Dave who was leaving told Thomas there was one truck filled with flour. Thomas knew he couldn't move all the empty trucks by himself and went back to the Wharf. Thomas told James he was sorry for not listening and the two friends made up as they arrived at the flour mill shutting all the empty trucks out of the way for James to collect the flour truck. That evening, the flour is made into delicious cakes and bread for the festival and Thomas cheers for James as he heads home to the sheds.




  • This episode marks Sir Handel's first appearance since the fourth season episode, Bowled Out.
  • This is Bulgy's first appearance since the seventh season episode, Best Dressed Engine, and his last appearance in his vegetable bus livery as he appears in his usual red livery throughout the rest of the series and the twenty-first season.
  • The large scale open wagons have the faces of regular scale vans.
  • This is the first episode narrated by Alexandru Rusu in Romania since the seventh season.
  • A rare photo shows a deleted scene of Thomas pushing the flour truck instead of pulling it.


  • When Thomas leaves the Intersection, his steam platform is visible.
  • James' steam platform is also visible when he pulls up next to Thomas at the start of the episode.
  • When Thomas finds the first flour truck, his steam platform is visible.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Sigue esa Harina / El Rastro de Harina Follow that Flour / The Track of Flour
Portuguese Siga Aquela Farinha Follow that Meal
French Suivre la Farine Follow that Flour
Norwegian Melet som forsvant The Flour that Disappeared
Danish Følg Melet Follow Flour
Swedish Mjöispåret The Flour Trail
Dutch Meel op het Spoor Flour on the Track
German Immer der Mehlspur nach Always the Flour to Track
Italian Segui Quella Farina Follow That Flour
Catalan Segueixi que la Farina Follow That Flour
Finnish Seuraa Että Jauhot Follow that Flour
Hungarian A Liszt Nyomában Following in the Footsteps of List
Romanian Urmărește Dâra de Făină Follow the Trail of Flour
Polish Śladem Mąki In the Footsteps of Flour
Croatian Slijedi da je Brašno Follow that Flour
Czech Jeď Za Tou Moukou Go Behind the Flour
Slovak Choď Za Tou Múkou Go Behind the Flour
Japanese あのこむぎこをおいかけろ! Follow that Flour
Russian Следуй за Мукой Follow Torment
Greek ακολουθήσουν το αλεύρι Follow that Flour
Chinese 跟着面粉 Follow Flour
Korean 숨바꼭질 Hide and Seek
Thai ตามแป้งนั่นไป According to a Flour

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  • The Complete Series 10

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