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Peace and Quiet

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"Please stop! I'd rather be back with the chatterbox engines!"
— Murdoch
Peace and Quiet

David Mitton


Phil Fehrle


Paul Larson


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

November 24th,

Previous episode

The Runaway

Next episode

Fergus Breaks
the Rules
Thomas and the
Search for Fergus

Peace and Quiet is the seventeenth episode of the seventh season.


Sir Topham Hatt brings in a big engine named Murdoch to help with the heavy workload. Murdoch is annoyed by Harvey and Salty's chatter and is relieved when he gets to take a goods train through the countryside. But he gets no happiness there when he is stopped by some sheep on the line. After a farmer shoos away the sheep, Murdoch appreciates the resulting quiet. When he returns to the sheds, he happily listens to one of Salty's tales.




  • Stock footage from Fish is used.
  • In Michael Brandon's narration, Murdoch says, "Thanks Toby!" after the sheep are led into the field.
  • In a picture from filming, Arthur is not in the shed next to Harvey, Salty, and Murdoch.
  • A faceless Bulstrode model can be seen in the second scene of the episode.
  • In a deleted scene at Wellsworth, something white can be seen behind the station.
  • Salty says, "Have you worked Marseille?" Marseille is a city in southern France known for its large harbor.
  • In Japan, this episode is called "Calm after the Sheep".


  • When Murdoch puffs into the coaling plant, Duck is shunting trucks. In the next scene, Duck is on another line and Percy has disappeared.
  • After Murdoch passes Percy and Duck, he has different trucks.
  • When Murdoch is about to depart from Brendam, his eyes look strange.
  • The narrator says "The farmer and his dog went to work", but the farmer has two dogs.
  • Murdoch could have just whistled at the sheep to get them out of his way.
  • When Murdoch tells Harvey and Salty off, Harvey does not have a face.
  • Near the end when Murdoch was smiling about Salty's story, his eyes went odd for a second.



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