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"I can't arrive at the picnic on such a dirty train! What would my public say?"
— Alicia Botti
Toby's Triumph

Steve Asquith


Simon Spencer


Abi Grant


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

September 10th,
2007 (UK)
October 27th,
2007 (US)
September 24th,
2011 (AUS)

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


Toby has been asked to take Alicia Botti to a special picnic for a concert. Toby and Henrietta are given a washdown and the Refreshment Lady makes a special tea for Alicia Botti. But Toby is so worried, he spills the food, puffs onto a dusty branch line, and splashes into a muddy puddle. Alicia Botti is mortified to see Toby so muddy at the airport, but arranges for him to be washed and, after realising he should not worry, Toby makes it to the picnic on time - and clean.




  • Jem Cole, who now has grey hair and a beard, is the farmer.
  • This episode marks Elizabeth's last speaking role to date.


  • Gordon has Edward's whistle sound.
  • Alicia Botti does not have an Italian accent.
  • Half of the parking lot at Maron is replaced with trees.
  • Lady Hatt's model from 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.
  • The narrator said that all of the cakes fell onto the floor, but some are still on the table.
  • Brakevans should have been added to Thomas and Percy's trains.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Norwegian Tobys seier Toby's Victory
German Toby großer Tag Toby's Big Day
Japanese トビーとゆうめいなかしゅ Toby and The Famous Singer
Danish Tobys triumf Toby's Triumph



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