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“🎵Percy's been put upon, put upon, put upon, Percy's been put upon. Poor old Percy!🎵
"Percy is being put upon. I am, I am, I am!”
―Annie, Clarabel, and Percy

Put Upon Percy is the ninth episode of the fifth season.


One day, Percy puffs into the yards, feeling "put upon." He tells Thomas, who is at first confused as to what Percy means, but believes it is a silly saying. However, Annie and Clarabel sing about it. Later that day, he is sent to collect metal from the foundry, coal from the coal yards, flour from the mills, rocks from the quarries, and fuel from the depot, and has to deliver all of it to the Docks. After, he collects empty trucks, who tease him about being dirty and want Thomas or Duck instead; Percy just ignores them. When he returns to the sheds, Percy is exhausted, but the other engines are quite unsympathetic towards him and laugh at him. However, Sir Topham Hatt tells Percy to get a good night's rest, as he has done a good day's work.

The next day, Percy brings some trucks to the coal mine, and when he gets to the mineshaft, the foreman tells him some Troublesome Trucks have become stuck on a piece of mining equipment and Percy is asked to give them a good push to get them moving again. Percy puffs back to a large canvas barrier, which is used to protect the track from loose rocks, and charges the trucks. However, he pushes the trucks too hard. The runaway trucks break free, but they disappear into the mine. They soon derail and crash into a support beam, causing the mine to collapse. The mine is evacuated, but Percy is too late to get to safety and has to make a run for it. Unfortunately, the shaking causes a rockslide, and the track Percy is on begins to crumble. However, he remembers the canvas barrier and takes refuge underneath it just before it is buried under the rubble.

Percy and his crew are okay, but the miners don't realise that, and they immediately set for a rescue. Thomas and Duck arrive with the Breakdown Train to free him, after which Sir Topham Hatt rewards Percy to be cleaned and repainted at the works. After he returns, Thomas apologises that he was teased, and remarks that Percy was certainly put upon by the rockslide. Percy agrees, but smiles at his new paint, and states he doesn't mind that being put upon him.




  • The face of S.C. Ruffey appears on the front truck of the runaway train in the mine.
  • A scrap model of Thomas can be seen at the scrapyard. Same with a scrapped cab roof from Thomas at the entrance to the mine, along with a wheel set from the Dyson lorry's flatbed from Sleeping Beauty.
  • This episode may have been filmed alongside Baa! as, during the scene of the engines at Tidmouth Sheds, the drivers standing next to the engines are positioned the same, James' tender is tilted, and Gordon, James and Henry have the same faces and are in the same berths.
  • In the scenes where Annie and Clarabel tease Percy and when Percy shunts back to the canvas barrier, music is heard in the US and international narrations; this is absent in the UK narration.
  • Annie and Clarabel's song about Percy is a different tune between the US and UK versions.
  • Big Mickey, S. S. Vienna, the steel rig, the three berth garage and a scrap OBB boxcar from Tugs appear in the episode.
  • The mechanism the trucks get stuck on is really the Wellsworth Scrap Yard crane tilted.
  • Toby's Shed from season 1 can be seen by the mine entrance.


  • When Percy is collecting goods to take to Brendam Docks, he collects twelve trucks. However, when he gets to Brendam, there are only ten trucks in his train.
  • When Percy reverses into the shed, James' tender is tilted.
  • When Percy reverses to bump the trucks, he only reverses a few metres to the canvas barrier. When the mine collapses, he reverses further than before and takes refuge behind the barrier.
  • When the trucks run free in the mine, it is clearly seen that they reach the end, but in the next scene they are still running through the mine.
  • Before the trucks crash, the tracks that they are on are broken.
  • In the shot of Percy shunting at the coaling plant, a buffer stop is on top of a pile of soil.
  • When Percy enters the yard at the beginning of the episode, his eyes are wonky.
  • When Percy is shown as the mine is collapsing, his face appears crooked.
  • When the narrator says "Then there was trouble again," a set of wheels can be seen pushing the runaway trucks along.
  • When Percy speaks to Thomas at the end, Clarabel is facing the wrong way.

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  • Happy Ever After (VHS)







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