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"Bust my buffers!"
―Sir Handel

Sir Handel in Charge is the twenty-fifth (twelfth in Australia) episode of the eleventh season.


Sir Handel is given the job of overseeing an important special while the Thin Controller is at a meeting with the Fat Controller, but he daydreams and does not listen to the others. Thomas arrives to find the special unready and Sir Handel races to correct his errors.




  • Going by production order, this is the twelfth episode of the eleventh season.


  • When the narrator says "The other engines do as he tells them," Rheneas, Skarloey and Sir Handel are all set further back along the tracks, and then set back to their original positions just after that.
  • When Sir Handel finds Duncan and Peter Sam for the first time, Sir Handel and Duncan's steam platforms are visible.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Finnish Sir Hanski Työnjohtajana Sir Handel in Command
Swedish Enligt Sir Händels Ansvar Under Sir Handel's Responsibility
Spanish Sir Handel al mando Sir Handel in Command
Japanese サー・ハンデルはせきにんしゃ Sir Handel is Responsible
Dutch Sir Handel heeft de leiding Sir Handel is in Charge
German Sir Handel führt das Kommando Sir Handel is in Command
Norwegian Sir Handel får ansvaret Sir Handel Gets the Responsibilty
Hungarian Sir Handel a felelős Sir Handel is Responsible
Danish Sir Handel Bestemmer Sir Handel Controls
Romanian Sir Handel este Șeful Sir Handel is Head
Polish Pan Handel Dyryguje Sir Handel the Conductor
Czech Pan Handel přebírá velení Sir Handel Takes Command
Slovak Pán Handel preberá velenie Sir Handel Takes Command
Chinese 汉德先生负责 Sir Handel is Responsible
Thai เซอร์แฮนเดิลมาคุม Sir Handel to Control
Korean 헨델은 기관차 반장  Sir Handel the Captain Engine

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