Salty's Stormy Tale is the thirteenth episode of the seventh season.
It was a sunny day at the Docks, but Salty warns Thomas and Percy that a storm is coming. Thomas and Percy begin mimicking his voice and made Salty sad. As a result, he is glad to be sent to collect Fergus from the smelters. Emily rolls up telling him what's wrong and he tells Emily that no one likes to be made fun of by silly tank engines and leaves for the smelters. Emily knew Salty was taking about Thomas and Percy and goes off to find them.
Dark clouds filled the sky when Emily found Thomas and Percy who started to mimick Salty's voice again. This made Emily cross telling them it's not nice to copy the way others speak and that they hurt Salty's feelings. Thomas and Percy felt bad and went to apologize to Salty, but he was no where to be found and Thomas and Percy started to get worried.
Salty arrived at the Smelters yard and picks up Fergus. 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 saw the lighthouse keeper who informed them that the lighthouse's light has gone out and the generator is blown. Salty suggests that Fergus' flywheel be used to power the generator. Fergus was attached to the generator and the light was back on just as the ship got close to the rocks and they backed up.
When Salty and Fergus arrives to the Docks the next day, they were delighted to be lauded by, amongst others, the ship captain and the Fat Controller, even more so when Thomas and Percy show up and apologise for teasing him, but the reason they were copying him because they think Salty is grand.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- The Lighthouse Keeper
- The Captain
- Douglas (cameo)
- Cranky (cameo)
- Jeremiah Jobling (cameo)
- Farmer Trotter (cameo)
- Going by production order, this is the fourteenth episode of the seventh season.
- Sense Fergus' driving doesn't know the line, the episode takes place before Bill, Ben and Fergus.
- This episode was released on home video before Bill, Ben and Fergus in the US, meaning that the audience would not know who Fergus is.
- When Salty backs into the siding, the footage is sped up.
- Michael Brandon's narration on the Thomas and the Jet Engine VHS/DVD used the original music instead of the new music.
- Michael Brandon's narration with new music on the episode has been broadcast on television, but has yet to be commissioned for a DVD.
- This episode marks the last time Salty is the main character of an episode until the seventeenth season episode, Away From the Sea.
- 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.
In Other Languages
|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 Salty|
|Hungarian||Salty és a vihar||Salty and the Storm|
|Italian||Tempesta in Arrivo||Storm Coming|
|Russian||Солти рассказывает о шторме||Salty Tells of a Storm|
|Romanian||Povestea Furtunoasă a lui Salty||Salty's Storm Story|
|Swedish||Saltis stormiga berättelse||Salty's Stormy Story|
|Slovak||Saltyho búrlivý príbeh||Salty's Stormy Story|
|Chinese||塞尔缇的暴风雨之夜||Salty and Stormy Nights|
|Korean||솔티의 폭풍주의보||Salty's Storm Watch|
|Thai||ซอลตี้ช่วยชีวิตเรือสมุด||Salty's Country Rescue Boat Book|
Home Media Releases
- Engines to the Rescue
- The Complete Seventh Series