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"Double bouncing buffers!"
— Percy
Percy and the Haunted Mine

David Mitton


Phil Fehrle


David Mitton
(story idea)
Robyn Charteris


Michael Angelis (UK)
Alec Baldwin (US)

Air date

October 2nd,
2002 (UK)
November 6th,
2002 (AUS)
January 29th,
2003 (US)

Previous episode

Scaredy Engines

Next episode

Middle Engine

Percy and the Haunted Mine is the thirteenth episode of the sixth season.


The stations are preparing for a Best Dressed Station competition and Percy has to collect some trucks from Maithwaite. On the way, he has to stop by an old mine. He is terrified when he sees a mine chimney sinking into the ground and when he tells Donald and Douglas, they claim is the naughty gnomes which makes him feel even more scared.

Later, when Percy is to collect garden gnomes for a station, he sees the warehouse sink and is convinced it is the naughty gnomes. He bumps some trucks, and garden gnomes fall out. Percy is terrified and runs back to Lower Tidmouth station, where Sir Topham Hatt explains that in fact the gnomes were garden gnomes and that the buildings were just sinking into old mine shafts. The next day, Lower Tidmouth wins the Best Dressed Station competition, due to the fact they had the gnomes.




  • A scrap Thomas and Lorry 2 model is seen at the mine.
  • Several of the miniature garden gnomes were preserved by wikia user Daniel Coffey after they were all sold from the Prop Store in Los Angeles.


  • In the long shot of Percy leaving Tidmouth Sheds, the steam platform blows steam too late.
  • In the close-ups of Percy during the scene of the Fat Controller telling him about the gnomes (except when he says "Garden gnomes?") the sky is grey.
  • The narrator said that Percy "buffered up" to the trucks, but he stopped some distance away from them.
  • When Percy enters Dryaw and when he leaves to return to the vans, his steam platform is visible.
  • Stepney has Skarloey's whistle sound.
  • In the US version, Alec Baldwin does not give Donald and Douglas Scottish accents.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Norwegian Percy og den hjemsøkte gruven Percy and the Haunted Mine
Swedish Percy och spöktåget Percy and the Ghost Train
Danish Gamle Mine Old Mine
Japanese パーシーとゆうれいこうざん Percy and the Ghost Mine
Polish Piotruś i Nawiedzona Kopalnia Percy and the Haunted Mine



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