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"Why are you so excited?"
"Can't tell you!
— Peter Sam and Rheneas
Missing Trucks/Missing Freight Cars

Steve Asquith


Simon Spencer


Wayne Jackman


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

September 16th,
2006 (UK)
November 25th,
2006 (US)

Previous episode

Duncan's Bluff

Next episode

Thomas and
the Treasure

Missing Trucks retitled Missing Cars or Missing Freight Cars in American releases, is the twenty-fifth episode of the tenth season.


Rheneas has to take slate trucks to the wharf, but when Skarloey has to take coal trucks even though he needs a rest, Rheneas decides to surprise him and take his trucks to the wharf too. However, when he comes to the hill he can't get up with all the trucks, so he leaves Skarloey's in a siding. He delivers the slate, but returns to find the trucks have disappeared. While searching for them, Skarloey appears and says he will have to tell Mr. Percival. Rheneas realizes it was all his fault and decides he must tell the other engines. He does, and the others support his thoughtfulness, but then Peter Sam arrives with the missing trucks, enquiring as to who was meant to take them. Skarloey and Mr. Percival arrive a few minutes later, and Rheneas tells them about his surprise. In the end, everything is sorted out and Skarloey is thankful.




  • Rheneas wears two of Skarloey's face masks in several scenes.
  • Peter Sam said he did not know who the trucks belonged to, but he had seen Rheneas buffering up to them.
  • When telling Rheneas about his job, Skarloey looks more shocked than tired.
  • Brakevans should have been added to Peter Sam, Skarloey, and Rheneas' trains.
  • When Michael Brandon reads the title, he leaves out the word "freight".

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Norwegian De forsvunne vognene The Missing Trucks
Japanese きえたかしゃ Missing Trucks



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