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"So, my noisy friends ARE the sounds of Sodor!"
— Thomas

Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor is the eleventh episode of the sixteenth season.

Plot

The Fat Controller arrives at Tidmouth Sheds to give Thomas a special job. Thomas is to collect the Great Composer from Knapford and take him on a tour of the Island so that he can hear the sounds of Sodor. Thomas is pleased and steams off straight away. On the way to Knapford, Thomas stops to ponder what exactly are "the sounds of Sodor." As he is wondering, he hears birds, animals, and the sea. He decides that these peaceful sounds must be the sounds that the Fat Controller was talking about. Then Percy and Emily clatter down the line, pulling troublesome trucks. As they rattle past, Thomas notices that he cannot hear the peaceful sounds any more. Thomas worries that the Great Composer will not be able to hear the sounds of Sodor with his noisy engine friends clattering along the lines. He decides he will take the composer to places where there are no other engines.

Thomas soon arrives at Knapford where he introduces himself to the Great Composer, who says that he will write his tune as they puff along. First, Thomas takes the Great Composer into the Whistling Woods to hear the woodland waterfall. Then Gordon thunders up with the express. Thomas is annoyed as Gordon has ruined the peace so he races off to the Whispering Woods. The Great Composer listens to the rustling leaves and birdsong. Then Mavis clatters up pulling flatbeds of logs. The Great Composer is pleased, but Thomas is not; he thinks Mavis has disturbed the sounds of Sodor. Mavis explains that she is hauling logs because the quarry is closed, but Thomas is not interested and puffs off.

As Thomas rolls along, he wonders where he can take the Great Composer. Then he remembers that Mavis said the quarry is closed and decides to head there. At the quarry, James is sitting in a siding and watches Thomas enter. The Great Composer is confused, there are no sounds at all; the quarry is silent. James rolls up to Thomas, but Thomas ignores him and puffs away. James follows and Thomas explains that they must be quiet so that the composer can hear the sounds of Sodor. Thomas is too busy talking to James to notice a barrier ahead on the tracks. Thomas screeches to a sudden stop just in time, and the Great Composer's tune flies out of Annie's window and blows away. Thomas feels terrible, but is a little puzzled as to how the composer managed to write a tune despite the noise. The Great Composer tells Thomas that his engine friends sounded wonderful and Thomas realises that his friends are the sounds of Sodor. The composer is still worried; the concert starts soon, but he has no tune. Thomas has an idea and asks for James' help. Next Thomas and James race to the Whispering Woods where they get Mavis' help. The three engines race to Knapford where they enlist the help of Gordon, Percy, and Emily before heading to the Town Square.

At the Town Square, the Fat Controller is becoming concerned. The Great Composer assures Sir Topham Hatt that the special concert will be worth the wait. Thomas announces the concert which features the sounds of Sodor. The Great Composer conducts as Thomas, Percy, Gordon, Emily, James and Mavis roll back and forth blowing their whistles and horns and bumping trucks. Accompanied by the Sodor Brass Band, the concert is a big success. Afterwards, the Great Composer says that he could not have done it without Thomas' help. Thomas, in turn, says that he could not have done it if it were not for his noisy friends.

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Goofs

  • The composer calls Sir Topham Hatt "Fat Controller" in the UK narration.
  • It is said that "Percy and Emily were hauling trains of troublesome trucks," but there was only one train.
  • When Gordon arrives at the Whistling Woods, his bogie wheels are not moving.
  • While performing "The Sounds of Sodor" Thomas has James' whistle sound and James has Emily's.

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In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トーマスとソドーとうのおと Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor Island
Norwegian Thomas og lydene på Sodor Thomas and the Sounds On Sodor
Polish Tomek i dźwięki Sodor Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor
Spanish Thomas y los sonidos de Sodor Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor
German Thomas und die Klänge von Sodor Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor
Russian Волшебные звуки Magical Sounds
French La petite musique de Chicalor The Little Music of Sodor
Hungarian Thomas és Sodor szigetének hangjai Thomas and the Sounds of the Island of Sodor
Romanian Thomas și Sunetele din Sodor Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor
Czech Tomáš a zvuk Sodoru Thomas and the Sound of Sodor
Korean 소도어 섬의 소리를 찾아서 Locate the Sound of the Island of Sodor
Thai โธมัสกับเสียงแห่งโซดอร์ Thomas is Saying the Sounds of Sodor
Portuguese Thomas e os sons de Sodor Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor

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