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"Thank you for helping me today. Maybe an important engine like me needs help sometimes."
— Gordon thanking Donald and Douglas for helping him

Gordon and the Engineer, retitled Gordon and the Mechanic in American releases, is the sixth (second in Australia) episode of the eleventh season.


The points are jammed and Gordon is asked to collect an engineer from Maron. When he arrived, he saw a man with a toolbox, he thinks he the engineer and he climbed on. The stationmaster told him to wait for Bertie to bring more passengers, but Gordon knowing that fixing the points is important leaves. But Gordon didn't know that the enginner is one of Bertie's passengers back at Maron and that the man in his express wasn't the engineer.

When Gordon arrived at the signal box, Thomas tells the man about the points, but he said that he's a carpenter who thought Gordon was taking him to Brendam. Gordon realised he left the engineer behind and that he has to go back to get him, but the signalman said he can't go back the express line with his express coaches. Thomas suggests that Gordon uses his reverse down his line to Maron. Gordon leaves his coaches and reverses to the next station, but Douglas is in the way. He told him to move, but Douglas said he can go as far as where Donald is. Thinking quickly, Gordon suggests Douglas reverse to the next station to get Donald to reverse to Maron to collect the engineer, and then work forwards again. The idea works and the railway returns to normal again.





  • When Gordon comes back to the signal box with the engineer, he is travelling on his express line and his coaches have disappeared.
  • Gordon said that all the engines can help though the fact it were just Donald and Douglas who attempted to help him.
  • Though one is not seen, a shadow at the top of the screen reveals that there is three signals in the shot of Gordon with the express. However there is only two tracks, so the third signal is redundant. Also they are all up, so Gordon is technically passing a signal at danger.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
German Gordon und der Ingenieur Gordon and the Engineer
Norwegian Gordon og mekanikeren Gordon and the Engineer
Japanese ゴードンとせんろのしゅうり Gordon and Repair of the Line
Dutch Gordon en de spoorweg ingenieur Gordon and the Rail Engineer
Polish Gabryś i Inżynier Gordon and the Engineer
Spanish Gordon y el Mecánico Gordon and the Mechanic
Russian Гордон и инеженер Gordon and the Engineer
Portuguese Gordon e o Mecânico Gordon and the Mechanical
Finnish Jori ja Mekaanikko Gordon and the Engineer
Hungarian Gordon és a mérnök Gordon and the Engineer
Romanian Gordon și Inginerul Gordon and the Engineer
Czech Gordon a pan technik Gordon and Mr. Techniques
Slovak Gordon a pán technik Gordon and Mr. Techniques
Swedish Gordon och ingenjören Gordon and the Engineer
Danish Gordon og teknikeren Gordon and the Engineer
Chinese 高登和工程师 Gordon and the Engineers
Thai งานสำคัญของกอร์ดอน Gordon's Major Work
Korean 고든과 기술자 Gordon and the Technician

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