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Hashire! The "Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends" Steam Locomotive is alive! (Japanese: 走れ!きかんしゃトーマスとなかまたち 蒸気機関車は生きている) is a 2005 Japanese television documentary of Thomas & Friends, which broadcasted on TBS to celebrate 60 years of the franchise.

Plot

The documentary's host Gaku Hamada visits various railway themed attractions in the UK to learn about the history of Thomas & Friends. He travels to Sodor's island neighbour, the Isle of Man, and meets many engines on the Island's railways. Not only does he go to various heritage railways, but he also pays a visit to the National Railway Museum in York, drives a traction engine at a rally, and learns how to prepare, fire, and drive a steam engine on the Bluebell Railway.

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Trivia

  • There are two instances of songs by The Beatles being played (of which Ringo Starr was the drummer of said band):
    • "With A Little Help From My Friends" plays near the introduction when the Day Out with Thomas engines are being prepared.
    • An instrumental version of "Ticket to Ride" plays in the scene showing Duck.

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