Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia

Saved from Scrap

7,426pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments2 Share
This article is about the episode. You may be looking for the Buzz Book or the DVD.
"I've got him cheap Jem, cheap!"
"Do you hear that Trevor? The Reverend's saved you, and you'll live at the vicarage now!
— The Vicar and Jem Cole

Saved from Scrap is the fourth episode of the second season. It aired in the US on the Shining Time Station episode Is This the End? in 1989.


One day, Edward is heading to the scrapyard on his branch line. Thomas exclaims that Edward is not that old, but Edward knows that Thomas is only teasing.

At the scrapyard, Edward sees a very unusual sight; a traction engine named Trevor. He asks him why he is at the scrapyard. The traction engine tells Edward that he is due to be broken up the following week; though he is still clearly in working condition, his master decided he was old-fashioned. Edward remarks that he gets told the same thing, but he knows that he is really useful. Trevor then tells Edward about his old life; he would travel from farm to farm doing various jobs and children would be excited to see him come and take rides on him. Edward worriedly travels to the station trying his hardest to think of a way to save Trevor.

At Wellsworth, Edward spots the Vicar and realises he could be the perfect person to save Trevor. He and his driver explain about Trevor's situation and beg the Vicar to save him, the Vicar promises to go take a look. A few days later Jem Cole tells Trevor about the Vicar's visit and gives him a new coat of paint and a good polish in preparation. The Vicar arrives and Trevor starts riding around the yard feeling happier than ever. Afterwards, the Vicar talks to the scrapyard owner and is able to buy Trevor cheap.

Now Trevor lives at the vicarage orchard which is next to the line, so he and Edward see each other everyday. Trevor enjoys his new work, but his favourite day of the year is the day of the church fête, when he has a wooden seat bolted on to him and gets to give children rides.

Afterwards, he will be seen lying asleep thinking about the wonderful day he has had and the children he met.




  • This episode is based on the story of the same name from The Railway Series book, Edward the Blue Engine.
  • The still shot of Thomas saying "What, already? You're not that old!" would be used as a prominent series icon until 1998.
  • In the Japanese narration, Charlie spoke Edward's dialogue when he was asking the Vicar to save Trevor.
  • It is revealed that Edward's driver is named Charlie.
  • Deleted scenes suggest Edward's chat with the Vicar was to be extended, with two deleted scenes show him with an alternate sad face and a happy one, too.
  • Ringo Starr's US narration was not released on home media until 2012 when it was included on Engine Friends.
  • George Carlin's narration of this episode was never featured on an episode of Shining Time Station. It first appeared on Daisy and Other Thomas Stories.


  • In the first shot Gordon stops moving after he goes past the signal.
  • When Edward is leaving the scrapyard, he is wearing Donald and Douglas' worried face mask.
  • When Edward approaches Wellsworth, in George Carlin's narration and most international narrations, he has Thomas' whistle sound. In Ringo Starr's narrations and the Japanese and Welsh versions, no whistle sound is heard.
  • When Edward passes Tidmouth Sheds, he isn't pulling any trucks. But when he reaches the scrapyards, China Clay trucks appear behind him. Then, when he passes Suddery Castle, he is pulling regular trucks. When he is at Wellsworth however, he's pulling China clay trucks again.
  • Thomas' driver is missing when Edward leaves to go to the scrapyard.
  • In a deleted scene of Edward talking with the vicar, his happy face mask appears to be falling off.
  • When Trevor asks Jem Cole if he thinks the Vicar will buy him, a hair is visible on Trevor's boiler.
  • When Jem Cole and the Vicar are riding Trevor around the scrapyard, a piece of string can be faintly seen pulling Trevor.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Brazilian Portuguese Novo Começo New Beginning
German Nicht verschrotten Bitte Do Not Scrap Please
Italian Il trattore salvato The Saved Tractor
Japanese いのちびろいしたトレバー Trevor Had A Narrow Escape
Norwegian Reddet fra skraphaugen Saved from the Scrapyard
Spanish De Nuevo en Acción Back in Action
Dutch Gered van de Schroothoop Saved From the Junkyard
Welsh Trefor Trevor
French Sauvé de la ferraille Saved From Scrap
Russian Спасенный трактор Rescued Tractor
Ukrainian Врятований з брухту Saved From Scrap
Slovenian Pot na Odpad The Path to the Junkyard
Danish Reddet Fra Lossepladsen Rescued From the Landfill
Chinese 在废车场被救 Rescued in Junkyard
Korean 다시 살아난 트레베 Trevor Survived Again
Finnish Romutusuhka Layoff Threat
Romanian Salvat de la Fier Vechi Saved from the Junkyard
Hungarian Edward és az Ócskavastelep Edward and Scrap Iron Locations
Slovak Záchrana pred šrotem Saved from Scrap
Czech Záchrana před šrotem Saved from Scrap
Swedish Reddet fra skrotupplaget Rescued from Debris Out Team
Polish Ocalony ze Złomu Saved from Scrap
Serbian Spasa iz otpada Salvation from Wasteser
Croatian Spremljeno iz otpada Saved from Waste
Thai เอ็ดเวิร์ดช่วยเทรเวอร์ทันเวลา Edward and Trevor Timely Help

Home Media Releases


DVD Boxsets


DVD Boxsets


DVD Packs








  • Thomas the Tank Engine 3


DVD Boxsets








DVD Packs






Merchandise Gallery


Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.