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"The dam's breaking up! We must warn everyone!"
— Toby's driver
Toby and the Flood

David Mitton


Britt Allcroft
David Mitton


Britt Allcroft
David Mitton


Michael Angelis (UK)
Alec Baldwin (US)

Air date

September 25th,
1998 (UK)
December 4th,
1998 (AUS)
January 22nd,
1999 (US)

Previous episode

Put Upon Percy

Next episode

Haunted Henry

Toby and the Flood is the tenth episode of the fifth season.


During many days of rain, Toby is asked to investigate a dam during rainy weather, and discovers it is about to burst its banks. Toby hurries to get to higher ground, but the bridge he is on is swept away after the dam collapses. Harold drops a rope to be tied to Toby's bufferbeam and gives the other end to Percy. Toby is saved and when the flood subsides and the dam mended, a party is held in Toby's honour.




  • Edited stock footage from Gallant Old Engine is used.
  • Inspiration for this episode might have come from the Elan Valley Railwayin Wales, which had a section of railway line running along the front of a dam that was under construction.
  • The footage of Percy racing after Toby is sped up.


  • Toby's driver is grinning when he says "It's our only chance!"
  • Harold is smiling when he follows Toby.
  • In two scenes, Toby's driver has a different model.
  • When the narrator says "As Toby floated helplessly on the flood waters..." you can see that Toby is still only just floating away from the broken bridge.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Toby y la Inundación Toby and the Flood
Norwegian Toby og oversvømmelsen Toby and the Flood
Japanese ながされたトビー Toby Drifted Out
Swedish översvämningen The Flood
Portuguese A Inundação The Flood
Italian Toby e l’alluvione Toby and the Flood
Hungarian Toby és az Árvíz Toby and the Flood
Danish Toby og oversvømmelsen Toby and the Flood
German Toby und die Flut Toby and the Flood
Chinese 托比和洪水 Toby and Floods
Slovenian Tobi in poplava Toby and Flood

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