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Patience (#109)

Thomas has to take eggs across the island. Henry doesn't feel well. Emily pulls Gordon's express. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Set on the imaginary island of Sodor, the series follows the adventures of Thomas, a cheeky little Tank Engine, and his friends, Edward, James, Gordon, Percy, Henry and Toby, plus Emily, the first female steam engine -- all under the watchful eye of Sir Topham Hatt, the manager of the Sodor Railway.

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  • Sounds (#101)

    When Thomas transports a brass band from the docks, he accidentally leaves the tuba player behind. [28 minutes]

  • Differences (#102)

    Thomas is scared when Diesel tells him that steam engines will be scrapped for being old fashioned. [28 minutes]

  • Personality (#103)

    James gets a new coat of paint and spends more time looking at his reflection than working. [28 minutes]

  • Listening (#104)

    Percy runs away after he mistakenly jumps to conclusions. Gordon rescues a powerful silver engine. [28 minutes]

  • Surprises (#105)

    The other engines keep a secret from Thomas. Emily is scared when she's given the Black Loch run. [28 minutes]

  • Responsibility (#106)

    James and Thomas work together to collect fireworks and save Sir Topham Hatt's exciting display. [28 minutes]

  • Determination (#107)

    Thomas & Percy compete against the bigger engines to be the cleanest engine on the Island of Sodor. [28 minutes]

  • Sharing (#108)

    Gordon develops a strange squeak in his engine. Thomas tries to move the whole circus by himself. [28 minutes]

  • Difficulties (#110)

    Thomas has to move a lot of trucks of smelly fish. Emily learns not to be rude when she needs help. [28 minutes]

  • Confidence (#111)

    When Thomas and Emily go to the spooky smelters yard on Halloween, Arry and Bert try to scare them. [28 minutes]

  • Helping (#112)

    James breaks down when delivering cool. Thomas rescues the medals for the Annual Sports Day. [28 minutes]

  • The Weather/The World Around You (#113)

    Thomas arrives at the beach with fresh ice cream! Salty is upset when Thomas & Percy make fun him. [28 minutes]

  • Color (#201)

    Percy has the job of showing a famous artist something special enough to paint on the Island. [28 minutes]

  • Caring/Taking Care (#202)

    Thomas doesn't pay attention when doing jobs for a summer party and plays a trick on a new engine. [28 minutes]

  • Respect (#203)

    Molly learns that empty trucks are important too. The engines tease Gordon because he is rattling. [28 minutes]

  • Celebration (#204)

    Thomas tries to make birthday arrangements in time to impress Sir Topham Hatt and his mother. [28 minutes]

  • Achievement (#205)

    Thomas gets lost because he didn't listen. Rheneas won't let Sharkloey help because she is clumsy. [28 minutes]

  • Change (#206)

    Thomas helps Neville, a new engine who is being teased. Toby wonders why he's not being repainted. [28 minutes]

  • Night and Day (#207)

    Thomas hurries to get his job done so that he can get to a carnival. The kids get trapped in a shed. [28 minutes]

  • Shapes (#208)

    Thomas is chosen to pick up a special statue from the docks and mistakenly thinks that it is of him. [28 minutes]

  • Pride (#209)

    Emily pretends to be queen for a day. Dennis pretends to break down so Thomas will do his work. [28 minutes]

  • Lost and Found (#210)

    James and Thomas make try to keep their new trucks clean and Toby saves baby lamb stuck on a hill. [28 minutes]

  • Bravery (#211)

    Thomas is terrified when Diesel tells him about the "curse of the cliffs." [28 minutes]

  • Loyalty (#212)

    When Edward starts wheezing and leaking steam, he is afraid that Sir Topham Hatt will scrap him. [28 minutes]

  • Seasons (#213)

    It's wintertime and the first engine to finish its jobs will get to pull the presents train! [28 minutes]

  • Being Reliable (#301)

    Thomas accidentally spills all of the flour from James's truck. Sir Handle takes a load of apples. [28 minutes]

  • Connections (#302)

    Thomas and Jeremy the jet plane work together to keep the Sodor Summer picnic from being ruined. [28 minutes]

  • Clues (#303)

    Disasters strike when Percy is given the job of handing out instructions for the day. [28 minutes]

  • Friendship (#304)

    Thomas is sent to collect a Christmas tree but accidentally gets telephone poles instead. [28 minutes]

  • Special Days (#305)

    Gordon is given Henry's special coal. Thomas rushes too much when taking people sightseeing. [28 minutes]

  • Old & New (#306)

    Fearless Freddie challenges Rheneas and Skarloey to a race. Thomas fixes Toby's leaky roof. [28 minutes]

  • Imagination (#307)

    Clever Henry proves that you don't need to be strong to be useful when Farmer McColl's cows escape. [28 minutes]

  • Navigation (#308)

    Rusty rushes the workers who are putting up direction signs along the mountain trails. [28 minutes]

  • Big and Small (#309)

    Sharloey worries that he is a scaredy engine but then realizes all the brave things he's done. [28 minutes]

  • Favorite Places (#310)

    Sharkloey is worried that he's a scardey engine. Thomas doesn't know why a balloon is following him. [28 minutes]

  • The Way I See It (#311)

    Gordon is awarded for setting a record. Thomas ruins James' decorations for the football match. [28 minutes]

  • Strength (#312)

    Thomas meets a young tank engine named Rosie, who wants to be just like him and follows him. [28 minutes]

  • Discovery (#313)

    Rhreneas surprises Sharloey by taking his coal cars. Thomas looks for clues to a pirate treasure. [28 minutes]

  • Feelings (#314)

    James is jealous that Edward is chosen for the railway poser. Thomas makes a delivery to the Wharf. [28 minutes]

  • New Friends (#401)

    Thomas shows a famous storyteller the sights of Sodor so she can write a special story. [28 minutes]

  • Hopes and Dreams (#402)

    When Spencer boasts about being faster, shiner & stronger than Thomas, he vows to prove him wrong. [28 minutes]

  • The Unexpected (#403)

    Thomas and Rosie meet a big grumpy truck called 'Hector the Horrid' who roars at them. [28 minutes]

  • Believing (#404)

    Percy sees some flashing lights in the sky and is convinced they are a spaceship. [28 minutes]

  • Sight and Sound (#405)

    Thomas must take a new light bulb to the Sodor lighthouse, but hurries so he can see fireworks. [28 minutes]

  • Being On Time (#406)

    Thomas is rewarded with a role in a magician's magic show for picking up important items. [28 minutes]

  • Experience (#407)

    Thomas shows Billy, a new engine, how to do his jobs, but Billy won't listen to his instructions. [28 minutes]

  • Fun and Games (#408)

    Thomas and Percy play a game of Hide and Peep while waiting for a cargo ship at the docks. [28 minutes]

  • Pushing and Pulling (#409)

    When Thomas races Gordon up a hill, his car unfastens and hurtles down the track without him. [28 minutes]

  • Directions (#410)

    When Diesel teases Thomas for being stinky, Thomas is determined to prove otherwise. [28 minutes]

  • Variety (#501)

    The wise Sir Handel, brash Duncan and powerful Mighty Mac travel the railway high in the hills. [28 minutes]

  • Doing Your Best (#502)

    The wise Sir Handel, brash Duncan and powerful Mighty Mac travel the railway high in the hills. [28 minutes]

  • Team Work (#503)

    The wise Sir Handel, brash Duncan and powerful Mighty Mac travel the railway high in the hills. [28 minutes]

  • Good Friends (#504)

    When Thomas is given a job that Percy would like to do, he keeps the news from Percy and avoids him. [28 minutes]

  • Being Careful (#505)

    When a photograph is taken for a big billboard, Diesel accidentally rolls in front of the camera. [28 minutes]

  • Good Turns (#506)

    When a big, brash engine called Hank comes to Sodor, it's Thomas' job to show him around the island. [28 minutes]

  • Right Tracks (#507)

    Diesel challenges Thomas to race backwards around the Island of Sodor. Thomas is sure he can win! [28 minutes]

  • Courage (#508)

    When Thomas delivers blocks for the rebuilding of the Sodor River Bridge, his brakes stop working. [28 minutes]

  • Presents & Prizes (#509)

    It's Mr. Percival's birthday! Thomas and the narrow gauge engines deliver presents for the party. [28 minutes]

  • Kindness (#510)

    Toby and a new steam tram named Flora are set to lead the parade for the Great Waterton festival. [28 minutes]

  • Pulling Together (#511)

    Rosie is set to be Emily's back engine for the funfair special, but she wants to pull it on her own. [28 minutes]

  • Adventures (#512)

    Duncan wants to give the Percival twins a birthday ride, but they are given a Hot Air Balloon. [28 minutes]

  • Mistakes (#513)

    Thomas wants to be a hero so he goes around the track causing havoc trying to find disasters. [28 minutes]

  • Friends and Family (#601)

    After being teased, Thomas is determined to prove to Cranky that he can carry more than light loads. [28 minutes]

  • Slips and Trips! (#602)

    Thomas has to wear a replacement funnel while his own is being fixed and he is embarrassed about it. [28 minutes]

  • Working Well (#603)

    Thomas races around the island while taking the famous opera singer Alicia Botti to the Town Hall. [28 minutes]

  • Marvelous Moments! (#604)

    Thomas is asked by Farmer Trotter to collect some straw for the piglets, which are soon to be born. [28 minutes]

  • Best Times! (#605)

    Thomas is so excited to deliver storybooks that he doesn't wait for the books to be tied in place. [28 minutes]

  • Giving and Sharing (#606)

    When Victor has to be away from the Sodor Steam Works, Thomas is asked to take over for the day. [28 minutes]

  • Wild Weather (#607)

    It's a rainy day and Thomas decides to have a game of splashing puddles with Rosie. [28 minutes]

  • Good Deeds (#608)

    When Mavis does not say hello, Emily assumes she is sad and goes to the quarry to get her flowers. [28 minutes]

  • Out and About (#609)

    Sir Topham Hatt's grandchildren fly a kite. When the wind blows it away, Thomas tries to catch it. [28 minutes]

  • Helping Hands (#610)

    When Toby is fitted with a three chime whistle, he tries to drive slowly so he won't need to use it. [28 minutes]

  • Clever Ideas (#701)

    Thomas is given the special job of delivering a giraffe to the Sodor Wildlife Centre. [28 minutes]

  • Helpful Friends (#702)

    Edward wants to show Charlie that he is a really fun engine instead of concentrating on his job. [28 minutes]

  • Safe and Sound (#703)

    Henry is so concerned about safety on Sodor that he keeps changing things that are already safe. [28 minutes]

  • Special Jobs (#704)

    When Diesel sees James being admired with a special of pretty piglets, he wants to be admired too. [28 minutes]

  • Being Happy with Me (#705)

    Percy tries so hard to be more like Gordon that he forgets to deliver his mail. [28 minutes]

  • Busy Days (#706)

    When Thomas tries to do too many things, he realizes that he needs to do one thing at a time. [28 minutes]

  • Playing with Friends (#707)

    Thomas tries to wash Scruff because he's dirty. Scruff runs off because he wants to stay scruffy. [28 minutes]

  • Sounds and Smells (#708)

    Gordon is horrified when Sir Topham Hatt puts him in charge of Whiff's Waste Dump for the day. [28 minutes]

  • Listening and Learning (#709)

    Thomas persuades Percy and Mavis to help shunt coal at the Docks so he can impress the Inspector. [28 minutes]

  • Winter Delights (#710)

    Sodor. Dash, Bash and Ferdinand cause chaos on Misty Island when they try to throw a holiday party. [28 minutes]

  • Exciting Friends (#801)

    Sir Topham Hatt welcomes Ferdinand to his railroad by letting him share Gordon's special. [28 minutes]

  • Kindness with Friends (#802)

    Percy realizes that big things can scare little things when he tries to befriend some animals. [28 minutes]

  • Learning Together (#803)

    James is asked to be the Sodor Search and Rescue Engine but is upset when Toby is asked to help him. [28 minutes]

  • Happy Engines (#804)

    Edward is given the special job of being the Rescue Engine at the Sodor Search and Rescue Center. [28 minutes]

  • Fun in the Snow (#805)

    Gordon and Thomas go to Misty Island to collect logs for Farmer McColl's animal shelter. [28 minutes]

  • Helping Each Other (#806)

    Thomas feels bad that Bertie doesn't travel on the rails so he takes Bertie on a tour of Sodor. [28 minutes]

  • Laughing Together (#807)

    Belle is very excited that Toby also has a bell just like hers and wants to be friends with him. [28 minutes]

  • Slow Down! (#808)

    Thomas is getting his whistle fixed at the Steam Works but rushes out before it is fixed properly. [28 minutes]

  • Special Times (#809)

    It's the Winter Holidays on Sodor and Thomas is excited because that means it is party time! [28 minutes]

  • Being Useful (#810)

    Kevin wants to be able to shunt like a Steamie so he can join in a game of Bish, Bash, Bosh. [28 minutes]

  • Chuffing with Pride (#901)

    Flynn helps put out a fire and becomes a hero even though he his wheels are wobbling very badly. [28 minutes]

  • All Together Now (#902)

    On Misty Island, Ol' Wheezy stopped working. Thomas wants to help and says he can fix Ol' Wheezy. [28 minutes]

  • If A Job's Worth Doing (#903)

    Thomas volunteers to take the Duchess to tea, but be accidentally gets stinky garbage all over him. [28 minutes]

  • Fun on the Farm (#904)

    Farmer McColl is having trouble keeping crows away. Thomas uses his whistle to scare them away. [28 minutes]

  • Don't Give Up (#905)

    Percy tries hard to make an rusty old organ play before he and Diesel reach the Smelter's Yard. [28 minutes]

  • A Friend In Need (#906)

    A Photographer arrivesto take photographs of the engines for The Great Railways of Sodor book. [28 minutes]

  • Winter Surprise (#907)

    Emily is asked to find Sir Topham Hatt's missing hat, but she spends too much time boasting. [28 minutes]

  • Communication (#908)

    Spencer doesn't do a good job listening to Stafford, an electric engine who runs on batteries. [28 minutes]

  • Let It Snow (#909)

    Rheneas wants to bring a Christmas tree back from Misty Island before the other engines wake up. [28 minutes]

  • Just Being You (#910)

    Sir Topham Hatt asks Thomas to take visitors on a tour of Sodo before a welcome to Sodor party. [28 minutes]

  • Look & Listen (#1001)

    Stafford realizes that running on a battery and being a quiet engine is actually really useful. [28 minutes]

  • Fire & Water (#1002)

    Flynn and Belle are concerned when railway inspectors question if two fire engines are needed. [28 minutes]

  • Just Be Yourself (#1003)

    After Scruff gets repainted, he decides he doesn't want to work at the dirty Waste Dump anymore. [28 minutes]

  • Someone to Look Up To (#1004)

    Kevin is disappointed when Cranky doesn't want his help. Henry and Hiro take on some bad coal. [28 minutes]

  • Peace & Quiet (#1005)

    Caitlin is so excited she keeps waking the other engines up. Luke finds a scared young deer. [28 minutes]

  • Taking Turns (#1006)

    Thomas and Duck have to learn to work together when they take Harold the helicopter for repair. [28 minutes]

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  • Spooky Charms (#1007)

    James tells Percy that there's a ghost at Ulfstead Castle. Percy thinks he has too much bad luck. [28 minutes]

  • Tricks and Tales (#1008)

    When Bill and Ben see the new engine Conner, they pretend to be able to go faster than him. [28 minutes]

  • Snow Stops Play (#1009)

    It's a snowy day and Thomas doesn't want to wear his snow plow, so he decides to hide it. [28 minutes]

  • Tinsel & Trains (#1010)

    Thomas is sent to bring a sleigh for Sir Topham Hatt to ride in when he plays Santa at the fair. [28 minutes]

  • Sea and Sand (#1101)

    Porter helps Harvey see the positive side of being both a crane and an engine after he is teased. [28 minutes]

  • Food to Go (#1102)

    When the Earl gives Stephen a special job, he learns that being steady and reliable is important. [28 minutes]

  • Take It Easy (#1103)

    Thomas and Bertie love racing, but Thomas gets annoyed when Bertie starts winning all the time. [28 minutes]

  • Fast and Reliable (#1104)

    Old Reliable Edward - Gordon and the big engines tease Edward for being old. When Gordon sees a pair of red trousers blowing by the tracks, he mistakes them for a red danger flag and stops, becoming stuck on Gordon's Hill. Edward has to give Gordon a push. When Gordon doesn't even say thank you, so Thomas and Edward decide to teach him a lesson. Educational Objectives: accepting differences, accepting help, recognizing and utilizing individual strengths and skills, expressing thanks. Not So Slow Coaches - Annie and Clarabel are always complaining to Thomas about going too fast. Thomas likes to tease them by going too fast or too slow. When Annie and Clarabel find themselves coupled to Caitlin by mistake, they get a taste of what going fast is really like, and poor Thomas gets frightened that they might be taken to the mainland forever. Educational Objectives: following rules, apologizing, being a good friend, helping others, cooperation, expressing thanks. [28 minutes]

  • There's Always A Good Explanation (#1105)

    The engines start to hear scary spooky noises. Salty thinks its the sound of the Flatbeds of Fear. [28 minutes]

  • Special Friends (#1106)

    Toad's Adventure - Oliver is always telling his Toad about his adventures. Toad longs to have an adventure of his own. When Toad gets the chance to work with James, he is very excited. But James doesn't like pulling trucks and goes too fast. When a coupling snaps, Toad gets a bigger adventure than he expected! Educational Objectives: appreciating one's individual skills, expressing gratitude, taking responsibility for actions, understanding there are consequences to one's actions. Duck and the Slip Coaches - Sir Topham Hatt is concerned about getting all the summer visitors to their destinations on time. Duck tells the other engines about the slip coaches used on the Great Western Railway that could be uncoupled at stations without stopping. James relays the information to Sir Topham Hatt, claiming it's his idea, but James has never used slip coaches before and soon runs into trouble. Educational Objectives: telling the truth, being helpful, making meaningful contributions, understanding there are consequences to one's actions. [28 minutes]

  • Please Be Patient (#1107)

    Thomas the Quarry Engine - When Thomas and Diesel are sent to collect trucks from the Ffarquhar Quarry, they argue about who should be the back engine. Diesel suggests he take the trucks with Mavis, leaving Thomas to look after the quarry until they get back. When they don't come back, Thomas gets fed up and decides to take another load of troublesome trucks on his own--and then there really is trouble! Educational Objectives: cooperation, expressing kindness, learning to be patient, telling the truth, apologizing. Duck in The Water - When Duck gets stuck on some flooded tracks, James is sent to fetch Rocky to rescue him. But James doesn't wait for Rocky to secure his crane arm, and they end up knocking down a signal before they arrive at the accident site. Without a signal to warn them, the other engines don't stop. What began as one small accident for Duck soon escalates into a much bigger one, involving several other engines! Educational Objectives: following directions, listening carefully, learning to be patient, apologizing, taking responsibility for one's actions. [28 minutes]

  • Signals & Alarms (#1108)

    Signals Crossed - Toby is always nervous when he has to go through Knapford Junction with the big gantry signal over the track. One day Toby waits nervously for his signal to change, but it stays on red. He waits and waits, holding up other engines, but the signal doesn't change. Sir Topham Hatt is very annoyed until everybody finally realizes that the signal is broken. Educational Objectives: being helpful and kind, encouraging others, developing confidence, conquering fears, demonstrating responsibility. Thomas and the Emergency Cable - Thomas is on his branch line when a passenger pulls the emergency cable and he has to stop quickly. It turns out it's not an emergency at all--the passenger is a bird watcher who's spotted a rare bird. To make matters worse, Clarabel has a flat wheel after being dragged along with her brakes on. The next time Thomas sees the bird watcher he refuses to pick him up. But Thomas learns that that's not the right thing to do either. Educational Objectives: perspective taking, following rules, asking good questions, apologizing. [28 minutes]

  • Going Underground (#1109)

    While doing repairs, Marion strikes something hard and insists it is the mast of a Viking ship. [28 minutes]

  • Christmas Cheer! (#1110)

    Victor offers Duncan a new coat of paint if he can refrain from grumbling for one whole day. [28 minutes]

  • Passengers (#1111)

    Duncan decides to do everything he can to make a grumpy passenger stop complaining. [28 minutes]

  • Illuminating Minds (#1112)

    No Steam Without Coal - Without Coal There is a coal shortage at the Clay Pits. Timothy warns Bill and Ben to be careful and use their coal sparingly. Bill and Ben don't listen, teasing each other and Timothy, and messing about--until they run out of coal! Luckily, Timothy runs on oil, so he manages to keep going, delivering clay to the docks and bringing back coal for the tank engine twins. Educational Objectives: appreciating differences taking responsibility, apologizing, understanding there are consequences to one's actions. Toad's Bright Idea - Gator is waiting to be loaded onto a ship, but the ship is delayed. When Oliver breaks down, Gator is very happy to help. Gator heads off to get Oliver's trucks and promises to bring them back before morning. But Gator's lamp keeps going out. He decides not to stop to avoid being late. Toad doesn't think it is safe and they argue. In the end, Toad's bright idea helps Gator deliver the trucks in time. Educational Objectives: appreciating differences, paying attention, apologizing, resourceful thinking, accepting and appreciating help, apologizing. [28 minutes]

  • Coming Home for Christmas (#1113)

    The engines must work together to clear the tracks and get all the passengers home for Christmas. [28 minutes]

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