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|Thomas and the Treasure|
Thomas and the Treasure is the twenty-sixth episode of the tenth season.
An Admiral is coming to open the Sodor Maritime Museum and Thomas is chosen to take him to the opening ceremony. Whilst Thomas is waiting at Brendam Docks with Annie and Clarabel for his important passenger, Salty tells the engines about the lost pirate treasure of Sodor, which has not yet being found. However, according to his story, there are three clues to find the treasure: "The Eagle of the Mountains", "The Clouds Not in the Sky", and "The Skull and Crossbones", where the treasure is said to be located. Thomas is very confident in finding the clues, but James and Emily scoff the pirate treasure story as one of Salty's tall tales.
Soon, the Admiral has arrived, and Thomas collects him. However, instead of going straight to the opening ceremony of the Maritime Museum, Thomas takes a different track to find the lost pirate treasure; although, he is quite confused about the clues. Further down the track and despite passing a skeptic Emily, Thomas finds the side of a cliff shaped as an eagle - it is "The Eagle of the Mountain". Thomas sees the Eagle's beak pointing down another track, which will lead to the second clue. Then, James meets Thomas, who tells him about searching for the second clue; like Emily, James is very skeptic.
Taking the other track further inland, Thomas finds "The Clouds Not in the Sky" - they were a reflection of clouds on the lake. Now, Thomas has one more clue to find the treasure. But, all of Thomas' treasure hunting has made him neglect his very important job - taking the Admiral to the new Maritime Museum; and Thomas gets caught out by the Fat Controller who arrives aboard Harold. The Fat Controller scolds Thomas for being unreliable, and now, Harold (who is just as skeptical as Emily and James about the pirate treasure) has to take the Admiral.
Despite his foolishness, Thomas is still convinced that there's pirate treasure on Sodor. Carrying on his journey, Thomas realizes that he's on a section of railway line that he has not tread wheel before. Nevertheless, he follows it into a tunnel, and it leads him back to the coast where the new Sodor Maritime Museum has just been opened by the Admiral. Then, Thomas realizes that the lost pirate treasure must be close by. Once again, James and Emily try to knock some sense into Thomas' smokebox; but, Thomas had followed all of the clues - and the Admiral, who's being very keen in locating the lost pirate treasure also, finds "the Skull and Crossbones" close by. Using a shovel, the Admiral finds a wooden chest, and inside it, is the pirate treasure which will be the prize exhibit inside the Maritime Museum. The Fat Controller tells Thomas that finding the pirate treasure has made the opening ceremony all worth while.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- The Admiral
- Henry (cameo)
- Gordon (cameo)
- Percy (cameo)
- Toby (cameo)
- Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
- Cranky (cameo)
- Stephen Hatt (cameo)
- Bridget Hatt (cameo)
- The Refreshment Lady (cameo)
- Cyril the Fogman (cameo)
- The Storyteller (cameo)
- The German title is "Thomas on a Treasure Hunt". The Danish title is "Thomas and the Treasure Chest". The Japanese title is "Pirate of Treasure". It is called "The Pirate Treasure" in Hungarian. The Finnish title is "Thomas Treasure Quest".
- Henry has Gordon's whistle sound at the beginning.
- While the engines look surprised to see the treasure, Emily looks happy.
- Oddly, Edward did not join the rest of the engines at the museum.
- Brakevans should have been added to Henry and Salty's trains.
- When Thomas stops to pick up the admiral, the puffing sound continues after he stops.
- Wooden Railway
- Books - Thomas and the Treasure and other stories and Thomas and the Treasure Sounds book