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David Mitton (story idea)
September 13th, 2002
Jack Frost is the sixteenth episode of the sixth season.
Percy and James have to collect coal for the stations to last during an upcoming snowstorm, and Thomas warns them about Jack Frost. James is dismissive, but Percy is uncertain if Thomas is telling the truth. Percy eventually finishes his deliveries, but his last stop needs more coal and so Percy gives them the coal from his bunker and stays on a siding, where he is soon covered in snow and icicles. James later passes by and, upon seeing a snowbound Percy, mistakes him for Jack Frost and runs off, terrified. When Percy returns, James is bragging to the others that he saw Jack Frost. Percy adds that James was scared of him too, but the red engine is still able to make good humour of the situation.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Henry (cameo)
- Gordon (cameo)
- Duck (cameo)
- Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
- This is one of the few episodes of the sixth season to be renarrated by Michael Brandon.
- In Sweden, this episode is called "King Bure".
- The amount of snow on Percy's face decreases at one point.
- While it's snowing, some snow gets into James' eyes.
- When James sees Percy and runs away, Percy's truck disappears.
- The shot of Percy is mirrored when Elizabeth says, "It looks like Jack Frost really got you then."
- In real life, icicles would being hanging down from Percy's cab, frames and nose - not point upwards nor hang out on the end of Percy's nose.
- If the coal was for domestic use, it should have been kept in sacks.