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|Four Little Engines|
Reverend W. Awdry
Meanwhile, Sir Handel is pulling some coaches when he has to stop suddenly because a flock of sheep is on the line. The coaches are angry, because they believe he purposefully bumped them, and they bump him off the rails. Sir Handel limps home, but there is now no engine to take the passengers home. Skarloey volunteers, and makes good time until one of his springs break coming down a hill. His driver says they will need a bus to take the passengers, but Skarloey is determined, and manages to get home. Skarloey reflects afterwards that he is in no state to pull trains, but is delighted when his driver tells him he will be mended.
- James (does not speak)
- Rheneas (does not speak)
- Sir Handel (does not speak)
- Peter Sam (does not speak)
- Sir Topham Hatt (does not speak)
- Thomas (cameo)
- Percy (cameo)
- Duck (cameo)
- Donald or Douglas (cameo)
- Oliver (cameo)
- Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
- Terence (cameo)
- Mrs. Kyndley (cameo)
- Crovan's Gate
- Rheneas Viaduct
- Skarloey Railway Engine Sheds
- The Works (mentioned)
- This episode is based on the stories Skarloey Remembers and Old Faithful from The Railway Series book, Four Little Engines.
- Sir Handel's derailment may have been inspired by a similar accident which occurred to his basis Sir Haydn on the Talyllyn Railway.
- When Edward passes Skarloey, some of his wheels are not moving.
- Just before the coaches derail Sir Handel, they are not coupled together.
- In the Crovan's Gate scene, either Thomas or Duck has James' whistle sound.
- Annie is facing the wrong way as Thomas passes through Crovan's Gate.
- After Skarloey leaves Crovan's Gate, the coaches lose their faces.
- When Skarloey says, "It'll be better downhill", the stripe on his tank is crooked.
- When Skarloey says "No! I'll make it to the station or burst!", he has three people in his cab.
- In the last scene, Skarloey whistles despite having no steam.
- James and Edward have different whistle sounds for the rest of the season.
- This episode was broadcast out of production order: Peter Sam and Sir Handel were not introduced to the Skarloey Railway until A Bad Day for Sir Handel. What's more is that Skarloey appears in the next two episodes despite being sent to the works.
- Skarloey is crooked before the spring broke.
- Sir Handel has Rheneas' whistle sound.
- In a rare still, there are four coaches behind Sir Handel instead of three when he is bumped off the rails.
- In a rare still, red and black wires are seen underneath Sir Handel's cab.
- In a close-up of the first coach, its bufferbeam is lower than usual.
- Buzz Books - Four Little Engines
In Other Languages
|Spanish||Cuatro Locomotoras||Four Engines|
|Norwegian||Fire små lokomotiv||Four Little Engines|
|German||Vier kleine Lokomotiven||Four Small Locomotives|
|Dutch||Vier kleine locomotiefjes||Four Small Locomotives|
|Polish||Cztery Małe Lokomotywy||Four Little Engines|
|Finnish||Neljä Pientä Veturia||Four Small Locomotives|
|Hungarian||Négy kicsi mozdony||Four Small Locomotives|
|Italian||Quattro Piccole Locomotive||Four Little Engines|
|Welsh||Pedair Injan Fechan||Four Small Engines|
|Danish||Fire Små Lokomotiver||Four Small Locomotives|
|Russian||Четыре маленьких паровозика||Four Little Engines|
|Chinese||四小火车||Four Small Trains|
|Slovenian||Štirje lokomotivčki||Four Locomotives|
Home Media Releases
- Thomas and the Special Letter and other stories (Australian VHS)
- ABC For Kids - Bumper Collection
- Truck Loads of Fun
- The Complete Fourth Series