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Thomas and Skarloey's Big Day Out

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— Skarloey
Thomas and Skarloey's Big Day Out

Steve Asquith


Simon Spencer


Paul Larson


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

September 17th,
2006 (UK)
December 2nd,
2006 (US)

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Thomas and Skarloey's Big Day Out is the twenty-eighth episode of the tenth season.


Skarloey is in need of repairs and Thomas volunteers to take him across Sodor to the Works. Thomas decides to make Skarloey's trip exciting by showing him several sights Skarloey has never seen before, but on Gordon's Hill, the wellwagon carrying Skarloey breaks away and rolls down the hill. Skarloey's truck crashes into some buffers and Thomas, realising his mistake, rescues Skarloey and continues the journey until they approach the seaside.




  • This is the last episode to air only in standard definition.
  • This is Jocelyn Stevenson's last episode as executive producer.
  • Stock footage from Percy and the Oil Painting and  Seeing the Sightsis used.
  • Skarloey's small scale model was used again for the first time since the fifth season. The small scale model was used in the long shots when he and Thomas passed by each place and in the scene when they arrive at the workshops.


  • When Thomas stops beside Rocky, the puffing sound continues for a couple seconds after Thomas actually stops.
  • In one of the close-ups of Skarloey on the flatbed, Thomas does not have any coal.
  • When Thomas brings Skarloey to the Scottish Castle, a wall can be seen next to Skarloey's flatbed. But in Skarloey's close-up, the wall cannot be seen. This is because everything is put to larger scale so Skarloey's newer model and faces can be used and because there was no large scale Scottish Castle route made, the wall was replaced by piles of slates and clumps of moss beside the line.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Norwegian Den store rundturen The Big Day Out
Danish Thomas og Skarloey største Udflugt Thomas and Skarloey's Largest Excursion
German Skarloey die große Reise Skarloey's Great Trip
Japanese トーマスとスカーロイのえんそく Thomas and Skarloey's Excursion
Swedish Den stora dagen The Big Day
Polish Wycieczka Tomka i Sławka Thomas and Skarloey's Trip
Dutch Thomas en Skarloey samen op pad Thomas and Skarloey On the Road Together

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