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Season 4
Director(s)

David Mitton

Producer(s)

Britt Allcroft
David Mitton

Starring

Michael Angelis (UK)
George Carlin (US)

Music by

Mike O'Donnell
Junior Campbell

Preceded by

Season 3

Followed by

Season 5

The fourth season of the television series aired in 1995. All twenty-six episodes were narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and George Carlin in the US.

Episodes

  1. Granpuff - Thomas tells the story of Duke and what happened to him after his railway closed.
  2. Sleeping Beauty - Thomas completes his story of Duke, telling how he was eventually rediscovered.
  3. Bulldog - Thomas tells Percy about the time Falcon was impatient and nearly paid dearly for it.
  4. You Can't Win - Duke proves he still has a lot of life left in him.
  5. Four Little Engines - Sir Handel derails, so Skarloey helps out.
  6. A Bad Day for Sir Handel - Sir Handel is in a bad mood.
  7. Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady - Peter Sam's eagerness means the Refreshment Lady is nearly left behind.
  8. Trucks!/Rusty Helps Peter Sam - Gordon advises Sir Handel to get out of work by pretending to be ill, and Peter Sam pays the price.
  9. Home at Last - Skarloey returns from the Works.
  10. Rock 'n' Roll - Duncan is careless and gets in trouble after derailing on a bumpy line.
  11. Special Funnel - Peter Sam's funnel is knocked off by an icicle, and is temporarily replaced by a drainpipe.
  12. Steam Roller - Sir Handel matches wits with a steamroller.
  13. Passengers and Polish - Duncan refuses to move his train without being polished.
  14. Gallant Old Engine/The Gallant Old Engine - Skarloey tells Duncan the story of how Rheneas saved the railway.
  15. Rusty to the Rescue - Rusty travels to the Other Railway to find a steam engine.
  16. Thomas and Stepney - Thomas is jealous when Stepney comes to visit.
  17. Train Stops Play - Stepney "catches" a cricket ball in a truck, prompting a chase along the branch line.
  18. Bowled Out - A stuck-up Diesel makes a fool of himself, and Duck and Stepney save the day.
  19. Henry and the Elephant - After a circus leaves, Henry discovers an elephant in a tunnel.
  20. Toad Stands By - Toad advises Oliver on how to regain the trucks' respect.
  21. Bulls Eyes - Daisy teases Toby about his cowcatchers and side-plates, but learns that they are there for a reason.
  22. Thomas and the Special Letter - The engines receive a letter inviting them to visit the mainland, but Thomas' carelessness almost spoils the trip.
  23. Paint Pots and Queens/Thomas Meets the Queen - Henry upsets a painter, while Thomas and Gordon try to behave for Queen Elizabeth II's visit.
  24. Fish - Duck has a fishy surprise when he helps Henry with "The Flying Kipper".
  25. Special Attraction - Toby is upset when he realises there is no room for him at a seaside festival, but Percy proves they are all special anyway.
  26. Mind that Bike - Tom Tipper the postman is unhappy when his post van is replaced by a bicycle, but Percy helps him out, not in the way he intended.

Characters

Characters introduced

Trivia

  • This was the first season to feature the Skarloey Railway.
  • This was the last season to feature episodes based on the Railway Series, and therefore the last to have Wilbert Awdry as a technical consultant.
  • This was George Carlin's last season as narrator.
  • This was the last season to be shown on Shining Time Station.
  • To date, this season introduced the most new characters.
  • This is the first season not to end with a Christmas-themed episode.
  • This is the only season Percy's name was not titled in a episode in this season.
  • All Chinese narrations from this season credit George Carlin as the narrator and all Norwegian/Hindi narrations credit Michael Angelis, even though the episodes were re-dubbed.
  • In the Ukrainian narration, Michael Angelis' voice can be still heard in the background. This is also the last season to be dubbed in Ukrainian. 
  • This season is unique as the first fifteen episodes were based primarily on the Skarloey Railway engines.

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