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"It's a snowball!"
"It's a snow house!"
"It's an engine!
"
— Workmen speculating over Skarloey's igloo
Snow7
Snow
Director(s)

David Mitton

Producer(s)

Britt Allcroft
David Mitton

Writer(s)

Britt Allcroft
David Mitton

Narrator

Michael Angelis (UK)
Alec Baldwin (US)

Air date

October 19th,
1998 (UK)
December 25th,
1998 (AUS)
February 12th,
1999 (US)

Previous episode

Rusty and
the Boulder

Next episode

Salty's Secret

Snow is the twenty-sixth episode of the fifth season.

Plot

Thomas has become snowed down by a tunnel where Rusty is working close by. So to pass the time, Rusty tells Thomas a story.

One snowy day, Skarloey was travelling up to the slate mine when he passed through a ravine. His driver was concerned that noise could cause an avalanche, and he sets an emergency cap. When Skarloey runs over it, nothing happens, so his crew decide to make a cup of cocoa and be on their way. Unfortunately, up in the slate mines some "empties" jam the winch and some trucks run down the slope into the ravine, causing an avalanche which buries Skarloey. When Rusty comes to the rescue, they discover that Skarloey's heat has created an igloo, and inside they find Skarloey's crew nonchalantly sipping cocoa.

Thomas uses this as an example about how trucks can be so troublesome while Rusty states the same for snow. The workmen finally clear the snow from behind Thomas, but Gordon then arrives with his snow machine, covering Thomas again only to be buried when the noise causes an avalanche. Thomas jokes that if Skarloey could emerge from an avalanche laughing, Gordon could at least do the same.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • Going by production order, this is the twenty-fifth episode of the fifth season.
  • Stock footage from Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure is used.
  • During most of the flashback, Skarloey's large scale model was used; but during the scene where the narrator says "When the snow came...", his small scale model is used. The same goes for Rusty: When interacting with Thomas, Rusty's small scale model is used; but when he appears during the flashback, his large scale model was used.
  • When the trucks plunge into the ravine, music is heard in the US and international versions but not the UK version. The music has a small bit of the TUGS danger theme.
  • This was the last episode of a few things:

Goofs

  • In various scenes, part of Skarloey's cab roof is snapped.
  • When the trucks race down the incline, the middle truck derails.
  • When the trucks crash through the snow bank and buffers they are coupled, but they fall off separately, one by one. Additionally, a truck is missing when they fall into the ravine.
  • When the trucks are on the incline, the front truck has a narrow-gauge truck face, but when it crashes through the buffers it has a standard-gauge truck face.
  • When Thomas talks to Percy, his eyes are wonky.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
German Die Lawine The Avalanche
Japanese ゆき Snow
Korean 눈 이야기 A Snow Tale
Spanish Cuidado Con La Nieve Careful With The Snow
Dutch Sneeuw Snow
Italian La valanga The Avalanche
Brazilian Portuguese Neve Snow
Russian Снег Snow
Swedish Snö Snow
Hungarian A lavina The Avalanche
Danish Sne Snow
Chinese Snow
Slovenian Sneg Snow
Romanian Zăpadă Snow
Slovak Sneh Snow
Norwegian Snø Snow
Polish Śnieg Snow

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US

DVD Boxsets

AUS

  • Spooks and Surprises
  • The Complete Fifth Series

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GER

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NOR

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