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Really Useful Engine is a song from the fourth season dedicated to Thomas. In the US, it was first introduced in the Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales episode, Missing Whistles. An orchestral and shortened version of the song, with the original children's voices and added backup vocals by Steven Page, was used in Thomas and the Magic Railroad. A third version was made, with vocals by Robert Hartshorne and the Kidmore Children's Choir and slightly modified lyrics for The Adventure Begins.

Lyrics

Season 4 Version

He's a really useful engine, you know
All the other engines they'll tell you so
He huffs and puffs and whistles
Rushing to and fro
He's the really useful engine we adore!
He's the one, he's the one
He's the really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the number one
Thomas the Tank Engine
He's a really useful engine, you know
Cos the Fat Controller, he told him so
Now he's got a branch line
To call his very own
He's the really useful engine we adore
He's the one, he's the one
He's the really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the number one
Thomas the Tank Engine
Little blue train, he's always there
Whenever you need a hand
If you need help with a situation
Who comes into mind
He's the one, he's the one
He's the really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the number one
Thomas the Tank Engine
He's a really useful engine, you know
Maybe little, but he's never slow
Stand back in amazement
Just you watch him go
He's the really useful engine we adore
He's the one, he's the one
He's the really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the number one
Thomas the Tank Engine
He's the really useful engine we adore!

The Adventure Begins Version

He's a really useful engine, you know
All the other engines they'll tell you so
He huffs and puffs and whistles, rushing to and fro
He's the really useful engine we adore
He's the one, he's the one
He's a really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the one you know (UK/US version 1)/he's the number one (UK/US bonus feature music video)
Thomas The Tank Engine!
He's a really useful engine, you know
'Cos The Fat Controller, he told him so (UK version 2 and bonus feature music video)/Sir Topham Hatt, well, he told him so (US version 2 and bonus feature music video)
Now he's got a branch line, to call his very own
He's the really useful engine we adore
He's the one, he's the one
He's the really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the number one
Thomas The Tank Engine!
Little blue train, he's always there
Whenever you need a hand
If you need help with a situation
Who comes into mind?
He's the one, he's the one
He's the really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the number one
Thomas The Tank Engine!
He's a really useful engine, you know
'Cos The Fat Controller he told him so (UK Version 1)
Maybe little, but he's never slow (US Version 1)
Stand back in amazement, just you watch him go
He's the really useful engine we adore!
He's the one, he's the one
He's the really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the one you know
Thomas The Tank Engine!
Thomas The Tank Engine!

*In the first version of the special, the first and fourth sections were heard while the second and third version were omitted. At the end of the special, the second and third section were heard with the second section used twice with the first and fourth section were omitted in turn. However in both the UK/US bonus feature music video, only the first three section were heard, while the fourth version was omitted again.

Characters

Season 4

Thomas and the Magic Railroad

CGI Series

Episodes

Classic Series

CGI Series

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • Thomas and the Breakdown Train:
  1. A deleted shot of Thomas leaving the yard after seeing the Breakdown Train.
  2. A deleted shot sees Thomas pushing the breakdown train into place.
  • Trust Thomas:
  1. An extended scene of Thomas puffing on Toby's Old Tramway with Annie and Clarabel.
  2. A scene of Thomas pushing his stone trucks at the quarry.
  • Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure - A scene of Thomas with Annie and Clarabel arriving at a church.
  • Thomas and Stepney - A shot of Thomas blowing his whistle.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese やくにたつきかんしゃ  Useful Engine
Spanish Una Locomotora Realmente Útil A Really Useful Locomotive

Home Media Release

UK

US

AUS

  • Playtime

JPN

CDS

Gallery

Original

Thomas and the Magic Railroad

The Adventure Begins

Song

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