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|Gallant Old Engine|
Reverend W. Awdry
Duncan is grumbling about being overworked, not being polished, and passengers. Skarloey, dismayed by Duncan's stubbornness, tells Duncan and Peter Sam the story of the time Rheneas single-handedly ran the Skarloey Railway. Skarloey had been feeling sick, so Rheneas did his work. Then, one miserable day, Rheneas was puffing home with a full train, including passengers in the brake van, when his valve gear on one side jams. Rheneas feels sore, but manages to get home safely. The passengers thank Rheneas, and promise to tell their friends what a fine railway it is. Duncan sees the error of his ways and apologises, and agrees that passengers can be important after all.
The next day, Rheneas returns and a big celebration is held from engines large and small. However, Rheneas feels happiest now that he is back with his friend, Skarloey.
- Peter Sam
- Edward (does not speak)
- Thomas (cameo)
- Henry (cameo)
- Gordon (cameo)
- James (cameo)
- Percy (cameo)
- Sir Handel (cameo)
- Duke (cameo)
- Jem Cole (cameo)
- Jeremiah Jobling (cameo)
- The Refreshment Lady (cameo)
- Crovan's Gate
- Sodor Castle
- Hawin Doorey
- Rheneas Bridge
- Skarloey Railway Engine Sheds
- Rheneas Viaduct (mentioned)
- This episode is based on the story of the same name from The Railway Series book, Gallant Old Engine.
- This is the 100th episode to air in Japan.
- On PBS Sprout airings, this episode has stereo audio while the US VHS and DVD releases have mono audio.
- References to the previous episode are made.
- Not counting the stock footage cameo in Harold and the Flying Horse, this is Duke's last appearance to date.
- Rheneas is wearing Smudger's sad face when he passes Skarloey in the first part of the flash-back. Also, he and Skarloey are on Duke's old line.
- Throughout all of the field scenes, a wire is visible under Rheneas and one of his coaches.
- Henry and Sir Handel look grumpy when Edward puffs in with Rheneas.
- When Rheneas is on the causeway, he has Duke's whistle sound.
- Rheneas and Sir Handel have the same whistle sound.
- When Rheneas arrives at Glennock, his eyes abruptly change position, indicating a film cut.
- Gordon has Duck's whistle sound.
- In the UK narration, the engines start whistling long before the narrator says they do.
- Gordon's buffer is crooked in one scene.
- When the passengers begin thanking Rheneas, Jem Cole is standing alone. Then in the next scene, he is standing with the Refreshment Lady amongst others.
- In a deleted scene of Rheneas, Skarloey, and Duncan at the Sheds, Rheneas is wearing one of Sir Handel's face masks.
In Other Languages
|Norwegian||Det tapre lokomotivet||The Brave Engine|
|Italian||La locomotiva coraggiosa||The Courageous Engine|
|Dutch||De nette locomotief||A Neat Engine|
|German||Tapfere alte Lok||Brave Old Engine|
|Finnish||Urhea Vanha Veturi||Brave Old Engine|
|Welsh||Hen Injan Ddewr||Brave Old Engine|
|Danish||Den tapre lokomotiv||The Brave Engine|
|Spanish||Una locomotora muy valiente||A Very Brave Engine|
|Czech||Statečná mašinka||Brave Engine|
|Chinese||神勇老火车||Brave Old Train|
|Russian||Доблестный старый паровоз||Valiant Old Steam Locomotive|
|Slovenian||Junaška stara lokomotiva||Heroic Old Locomotive|
Home Media Releases
- Story and Song Collection
- The Very Best of Thomas and Friends
- The Complete Fourth Series
- Classic Collection
- 1st Class Stories