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"It's not nice to copy the way others speak! You hurt Salty's feelings."
— Emily
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Salty's Stormy Tale
Director(s)

David Mitton

Producer(s)

Phil Fehrle

Writer(s)

Polly Churchill

Narrator

Michael Angelis
(UK)
Michael Brandon
(US)

Air date

October 22nd,
2003 (UK)
February 25th,
2004 (US)
October 28th,
2004 (AUS)

Previous episode

Rheneas and the
Roller Coaster

Next episode

Snow Engine/Oliver
the Snow Engine

Salty's Stormy Tale is the thirteenth episode of the seventh season.

Plot

Salty warns Thomas and Percy that a storm is coming, but is upset when they begin mimicking his voice. As a result, he is glad to be sent to collect Fergus from the smelters. Salty tells Emily that Thomas and Percy were making fun of him and Emily tells Thomas and Percy that they hurt Salty's feelings. On the way home, the storm arrives and a fuse blows in the lighthouse, confusing a ship captain out at sea. Luckily, Salty and Fergus are passing and Salty suggests that Fergus' flywheel be used to power the generator. When Salty arrives home the next day he is delighted to be lauded by, amongst others, the ship captain and the Fat Controller, even more so when Thomas and Percy apologise.

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Locations

Trivia

  • This episode was released on home video before Bill, Ben and Fergus in the US, so the audience would not know who Fergus is.
  • When Salty backs into the siding, the footage is sped up.
  • The US version has the original music instead of the new music. It was later redubbed with new music for broadcasting on PBS.
  • In Denmark, the episode is called "Lighthouse". In Japan, the episode is called "Salty and Storm". In Wales, the episode is called "Hanes Stormus Salti"

Goofs

  • Salty has a different horn sound.
  • The captain does not have a mouth.
  • The narrator says Salty was worried, but he looks happy.
  • The narrator says Salty went to the Smelter's Yard, but he really went to a different part of the docks.
  • There is a crew member's shirt and hand visible from behind the ship in the widescreen version during the storm.
  • When the narrator says "Salty knew they were making fun of him", a cattle truck behind Salty appears to be on the ground rather than the rails.
  • The narrator says Salty and Fergus were surprised to see a crowd waiting for them, but Fergus looks sad.
  • It would've taken longer than it took for Salty to change tracks, but instead it was so quick that Salty was able to hear the end of Thomas' mimicking of him.
  • It seems unlikely that the Fat Controller would send Fergus on a route that his driver had no knowledge of and therefore was unqualified to drive on.
  • What was Fergus doing at the Smelter's Yard to begin with?

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ソルティーとあらし Salty and Storm
Polish Sztormowa Opowieść Sylwka Stormy Tale Sly
Welsh Hanes Stormus Salti History Stormy Salti

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