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"You said that the countryside runs got you all fired up, James, but I didn't think you meant it in this way!"
"Pah! It was the stupid trucks' fault, not mine!
— Percy teasing James over his accident.

Thomas, Percy and Old Slowcoach is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season.


Thomas and Percy discover an old slow coach in the scrap yard. She looks very dirty, but is in perfect shape so they try to help her. Meanwhile, James runs into trouble when his fuel tankers catch fire. The fire fighters soon help him by putting out the fire.

Later that day, there is another fire at the workmen's hut close to where Thomas and Percy were taking on water. Unfortunately, the firemen discover that they ran out of water after putting out James' fire. Thomas suggests that they use the water from his and Percy's tanks. The plan works well and the fire was soon put out, but the workmen's hut is destroyed.

As the foreman worries about sleeping quarters for the men, Percy comes up with the idea of using Old Slow Coach as the workmen's new hut. So, after being cleaned up, she happily enjoys her new life and being Really Useful.





  • The new station at Tidmouth Hault now appears to be a shed.
  • In one scene, Thomas' scared face mask is missing the eyebrows.
  • In one shot of Old Slow Coach at the scrapyard, Percy and his trucks are missing.
  • When Thomas and Percy shunt their trucks in the sidings, Percy's eyes are wonky.
  • When the guard says: "It's quite a mess," Thomas lurches forward a bit.
  • When James cries for help, his eyes are wonky.
  • The term "guard" is used at one point in the US narration.
  • When Percy says: "You said the countryside runs got you all fired up James," his lamp is wonky.
  • When the narrator says: "They reach the siding and his driver give the alarm," James is covered in smoke dust but when driver says: "It's dangerous" James is clean. However, when Thomas and Percy arrive, James is covered in smoke dust again.
  • In one shot in the scrapyard part of the rails are oily.
  • In the close-up of James' driver when he give the alarm, his eye is dislocated.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Thomas, Percy y el Viejo Vagón Thomas, Percy and the Old Wagon
Norwegian Thomas, Percy og den gamle vogna Thomas, Percy and the Old Coach
Japanese トーマスとふるいきゃくしゃ Thomas and the Old Coach
Welsh Tomos, Persi a'r Hen Gerbyd Thomas, Percy and the Old Carriage
Dutch Thomas, Percy en Oudje de personenwagon Thomas, Percy and the Old Passenger Car
Italian La Vecchia Carrozza Lenta The Old Slow Coach
Hungarian Thomas, Percy és az öreg személykocsi Thomas, Percy and the Old Coaches
Slovenian Tomaž, Poldi in star potniški vagon Thomas, Percy and Old Coaches
Russian Томас, Перси и старый медленный вагон Thomas, Percy and the Old Slow Coach
Romanian Thomas, Percy şi Vagonul cel Vechi Thomas, Percy and the Old Wagon
Danish Thomas, Percy og gamle Luntekaret Thomas, Percy and Old Slow Coach
Slovak Thomas, Percy a starý vagón Thomas, Percy and the Old Wagon
Polish Tomek, Piotrek i Stary Wolny Wagon Thomas, Percy and the Old Free Wagon
Swedish Gamla snigeln Old Snail
German Der alte Reisezugwagen The Old Coaches
Chinese 托马斯珀西和旧货车 Thomas, Percy and Old Trucks
Korean 느림보 고물 객차 Sloth Stern Carriages
Greek Ο Τόμας, Ο Τζέρι και Παλιά Αργή βαγονι Thomas, Percy and the Old Slow Coach
Thai ตู้โดยสารเก่าก็ยังมีประโยชน์ Old Coaches Are Also Useful

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