It should have been impossible to repair Thomas' buffers in the space of a day with the damage he took.
Gordon had Duck's whistle
This is the second time Thomas has seriously damaged his front, the first time being in Season two's "Thomas Comes To Breakfast".
Second time Thomas crashes through a wall, the first being in season two's "Thomas Comes To Breakfast".
In the close-up shot of Thomas' driver, Annie's face is not seen. She must be facing backwards.
When Thomas and Percy leave Elsbridge Station, Toby is missing from his siding while Henrietta is still there, but we can still hear Toby's bell ring.
At the beginning of the episode, when Donald and Oliver are seen passing by, Oliver's whistle sound is actually that of Bill's.
As the engines puff away to the Big City, look closely at Henry and you'll see one of his wheels bouncing around.
The wall Thomas crashes into already has cracks in it.
When the narrator mentions Donald puffing past, the engine is actually Douglas!
Dear Thomas and all the engines,
Please, can I meet you? My friends say they would like to meet you, too. You can come to my house for tea, but my mummy says there aren't any railway tracks to my house. Can you come to the station instead? Thank you very much!
Bertie is mentioned in this episode, although not seen.
This episode is based on the story entitled "The Fat Controller's Engines" from the Railway Series.
Only time appearances are made by Bill & Ben in Season 4.
Learning Curve produced a play scene commemorating this story for the Take Along Thomas range.
Appearances by Thomas with Annie & Clarabel, Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Toby with Henrietta, Duck, Donald & Douglas, Oliver, Bill & Ben, Mavis, Boco and the Fat Controller.
The "big city faraway" that is referenced to is London.
This is the 100th episode!
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