Salty All At Sea is the seventh (tenth in Australia) episode of the nineteenth season.
Brendam Docks is usually very busy and the engines are rushed off their wheels. But sometimes the docks are quiet, which gives Salty the chance to tell stories.
One day, he begins to tell Porter about the Giant Squid of Sodor, to Cranky's annoyance. Thomas arrives with the Fat Controller, who has a special assignment for Salty. He is to go to the mainland and help out at one of the docksides, as they are short of an engine. As the Vicarstown Bridge is under repairs, the only way to the mainland is by sea. Salty suddenly becomes very nervous and tries to persuade the Fat Controller that he is too busy to leave Brendam. But the controller's mind is made up and he orders Cranky to lift Salty onto a nearby boat destined for the mainland. But Cranky notices that Salty has suddenly disappeared. Edward arrives and notices that his trucks have disappeared too.
Salty shunts Edward's trucks all the way to Wellsworth and leaves them on a siding. He sees some passengers on the platform complaining about their train running late, so he uses an old coach to pick them up. Later when Thomas arrives, the stationmaster tells him that the passengers have already gone. Salty makes his way to Knapford with Thomas' passengers, where James and Gordon are very surprised to see him. But Salty hurries away before he has a chance to explain.
Salty desperately looks for another job to keep himself busy, but he ends up in a goods shed near Tidmouth Sheds. Thomas finally catches up and asks him why he is not happy about his special job. Salty admits that he has never travelled by sea before and that there are lots of scary monsters at sea. But Thomas reminds him that he is always making up stories like the time he told a story of the flatbeds of fear and the time he told a story of the monster of Brendam and they come to the conclusion that Salty's imagination is making him think the sea will be scary.
The next morning, Cranky lifts Salty and lowers him onto the ship. The Fat Controller and Thomas bid farewell, but Salty is still very nervous about the sea. As the ship sets sail, Salty slowly realises that the sea is not so bad and begins to enjoy his trip after all.
A few weeks later, Salty returns to the docks and begins to tell everyone about his journey to the mainland. He claims to have seen lots of monsters such as giant sharks, whirlpools of doom and an octopus that eats engines.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- The Wellsworth Stationmaster
- Porter (speaks only in Japanese dub; does not speak in English dubs)
- Duck (cameo)
- Bill and Ben (cameo)
- Emily (cameo)
- Timothy (cameo)
- 'Arry (cameo)
- Paxton (cameo)
- Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
- Rocky (cameo)
- The Teacher (cameo)
- The Dock Manager (cameo)
- The Ginger-haired Boy (cameo)
- Albert's Wife (cameo)
A disgruntled passenger also speaks. He is voiced by Keith Wickham in both dubs.
- Brendam Docks
- Sodor Shipping Company
- Sodor Suspension Bridge
- Tidmouth Sheds
- Vicarstown Bridge (mentioned)
- Vicarstown (mentioned)
- The Mainland (mentioned)
- References to the sixteenth season episode, Percy and the Monster of Brendam and the eighteenth season episode, Flatbeds of Fear are made.
- Timothy's appearance in the episode foreshadows No Help At All.
- This episode takes place during Den and Dart and Best Engine Ever. In No Help At All, while Sir Topham Hatt is trying to figure out who could help out at Brendam Docks, he mentions Emily being at the Steamworks and Mavis at the Dieselworks, referencing Best Engine Ever and Den and Dart respectively.
- In the shot where Thomas says "Have a wonderful trip!", Annie is facing the wrong way.
- When Salty goes across the Suspension Bridge, his coach changes from a brake coach to a normal coach.
In Other Languages
|Japanese||ソルティーはうみをいく||Salty Goes to the Sea|
|Spanish||Salty en Altamar / Salty viaja por mar||Salty in High Seas / Salty Travels by the Sea|
|Polish||Bosman na statku||Salty on Board|
|Dutch||Heeft Salty Watervrees?||Salty Has Hydrophobia?|
|Hungarian||Salty és a tenger||Salty and the Sea|
|Serbian||Solti u moru||Salty in the Sea|
|Romanian||Salty la mare||Salty at Sea|
|Czech||Salty na moři||Salty on the Sea|
|Portuguese||Salty vai ao mar||Salty Goes Overboard|
|Norwegian||Salty seiler sin egen sjø||Salty Sails His Own Sea|
|French||La sortie en mer||The Sea Trip|
|Slovenian||Slavko na morju||Salty at Sea|
Home Media Releases
- Tales on the Rails (Direct-to-Home Video)