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Hugo and the Airship

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"It's much quieter than a helicopter or airplane.
It's a bit like a big balloon.
— Emily and James

Hugo and the Airship is an episode from the twentieth season.


When Hugo arrived on Sodor, he was most upset about why the engines were worried about being replaced. One day, the inspectors are inspecting Hugo. Later Henry sees a Zeppelin and thinks Hugo is flying. Hugo goes off after the Zeppelin. This makes James think of the time he first saw the red hot-air balloon, while Hugo follows the Zeppelin. He accidentally makes Skiff and Captain Joe go backwards. Suddenly, Hugo goes up Gordon's hill, but when he gets to the top, he goes back down. He keeps going over Gordon's hill again and again. Soon, it is time for the sun to set and Hugo knows that Thomas was right. Later he arrives in Knapford Station and tells Sir Topham Hatt why he could not fly. Sir Topham Hatt then explains to Hugo that he is perfect being on the ground and perfect travelling by land. Hugo then thinks that it might be right after all. He then gives an extra blast of his propeller to make Skiff fly down the track again.





  • When Hugo pulls into Knapford on the evening, the Fat Controller's hat is not rendered properly as it is invisible.

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Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒューゴとひこうせん Hugo and the Airship

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