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“I can't arrive at the picnic on such a dirty train! What would my public say?”
―Allicia Botti

Toby's Triumph is the sixteenth episode of the eleventh season.

Plot

It was autumn on the Island of Sodor and the engines were getting ready for the harvest festival. Sir Topham Hatt arrives at Tidmouth Sheds and gives Toby the job to take Allicia Botti to a special picnic for a concert. When Sir Topham Hatt says that Allicia Botti is an important passenger, Toby starts to worry that he might make a mistake and is still worried while he and Henrietta were given a washdown and the Refreshment Lady set up a special tea for Allicia Botti.

When Toby leaves Maron, he goes too fast when he reaches a bend and stops too quickly when the signal turns red which makes all the food and tea spill. Toby has made another mistake by puffing onto a dusty branch line and it covered him and Henrietta in leaves. When Thomas puffs by pulling tomatoes, he says hello to Toby and asks what happened to him, but Toby did not hear him as he was still worried. Toby was so worried he did not see Jem Cole or hear Elizabeth trying to warn him about the big puddle of mud on the track, but Toby was going too fast to stop in time and he splashes into the puddle and he and Henrietta got covered in mud.

Toby arrives at the Airport, but Allicia Botti is upset because she could not arrive on a dirty train, so she arranges for Toby and Henrietta to be washed down and Toby stops worrying. After they were shiny and clean, Toby puffed to the picnic with Allicia Botti and arrived on time without any mistakes.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • For unknown reasons, when the episode aired on PBS in the US and Nick Jr. in the UK, the scene of Sir Topham Hatt arriving is actually mirrored, but since it was full-screen and Toby's number could not be seen, it cannot be determined.
  • Jem Cole, who now has grey hair and a beard, is the farmer.
  • The bridge that appears at the start of the episode is actually the Maron station set redressed.
  • This episode marks Elizabeth's last speaking role to date and Allicia Botti's first speaking role since her debut.
  • Despite being the title character, Toby only has two lines in the entire episode.

Goofs

  • Gordon has Edward's whistle sound.
  • There are trucks blocking in front of Toby's way at Tidmouth Sheds.
  • Half of the car park (or parking lot) at Maron is replaced with trees.
  • Lady Hatt's model from the tenth season episode, The Green Controller is used in the crowd scene, but Lady Hatt is at the picnic.
  • Elizabeth has Bertie's horn sound.
  • In some scenes, Toby's eyes are wonky.

Merchandise

In Other Languages

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Language Title
Chinese 托比的胜利
Czech Tobyho úspěch
Danish Tobys triumf
German Toby großer Tag
Hungarian Toby, a győztes
Japanese トビーとゆうめいなかしゅ
Korean Zwycięstwo Tobika
Norwegian Tobys seier
Portuguese O Truinfo de Toby
Romanian Triumful lui Toby
Slovenian Tobyho úspech
Spanish El triunfo de Toby
Swedish Tobys triumf
Thai ชัยชนะของโทบี้

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