First time a diesel engine is seen at Knapford Station.
Stock footage from "Thomas & Bertie" and "Bertie's Chase" are used at the beginning of the episode.
Edward has his first proper accident in this episode.
When Edward's driver tell Edward's doing it, look at the window. There is a reflection of a crew member.
Look at the first coach in Edward's train - the running board appears to coming away a bit.
The brakevans that the twins pull have dust on their roofs. In the dust, you can see what looks like fingerprints.
When Bill & Ben arrive at the quarry, look closely at the back of Bill's break van and you'll see one of the human figures wobble a bit.
Edward's side rods are removed due to breaking a crank pin, but in a later scene the side rods are clearly visible on him again.
When Boco says "You're right Duck", his face moves a little.
In the scene where the other engines are watching Edward struggle with his train, Edward's eyebrows and Gordon's eyebrows are missing.
Edward's eyebrows are missing when he pulls into the station and whistles "Peep! Peep!"
When we get a close-up of Edward's drive wheels without the axels, look slightly above Edward's second drive wheel. Some of the sticker that was used for part of Edward's stripes is badly torn up.
Driver: We've loosened the couplings, Edward. Now you can pick up your coaches one by one, just as you do with trucks.
Edward: That'll be much easier.
Edward: I've done it! I've done it!
Driver: Steady, boy! Well done, boy! You've got them! You've got them!
(upon seeing Edward struggling to start his heavy train)
Henry: Did you see him straining?
James: Positively painful.
Gordon: Just pathetic! He should give up and be preserved before it's too late!
Duck: Shut up! You're all jealous. Edward's better than any of you!
Boco: You're right, Duck. Edward's old, but he'll surprise us all.
Driver: Can you get these people home? They must start back tonight.
Edward: I'll try, Sir.
Appearances by Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Duck and Boco.
Bill & Ben, and the Fat Controller don't speak but they do play minor roles.
Cameos by Bertie, Bill & Ben, and the Fat Controller.
First debuted in America with George Carlin as the narrator.
When Gordon says Edward "...should be preserved before its too late," it is a reference to the time of the show, where diesels are taking over and steam engines are either preserved or scrapped.
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