This season came out after season 13 on the same year.
Goof: When the scene changes to where Thomas leaves with the giraffe, Thomas somehow faced the other direction!
Goof: Wouldn't the Fat Controller noticed why Gordon stopped and look to figure out that Thomas in the way talking to the giraffe?
Goof: The giraffe was in an open cage so it should've jumped out of it run off.
First appearance of Farmer Trotter
First appearance of Sir Loham Hatt, Sir Topham Hatt's identical brother.
Gordon had earlier passed James with the express but yet Gordon is seen soon to pass James
It was completely unsafe for James and Gordon to be travelling on the same lines going in opposite directions. If James had not stopped in the tunnel, the two would have most likely collided.
There is a major continuity error. Cranky's arm snapped because Thomas was too heavy for him, yet in Season 6's Harvey to the Rescue, he lifted Harvey, who is clearly heavier than Thomas. Then, in Misty Island Rescue, Cranky is seen lifting Thomas and Spencer with no trouble at all.
Theodore Tugboat's horn can be heard in certain scenes at Brendam Docks.
This is the first episode/special to be released in widescreen for the US audience.
Spencer has his first accident in this episode.
First time the Mayor of Sodor speaks
First time Spencer is seen apoligizing for his behavior
First Appearence of Hiro (returns in The Biggest Present of All), Victor and Kevin
This is the first special to made entirely CGI.
This marks as the last episode to use the models used in the show.
Stock footage from "Percy & the Left Luggage" is used in this episode.
Goof: When Percy brings the trucks of gravel to the construction site, they have no faces on them. But when Percy is trying to shunt the trucks, they do have faces.
Stock footage from the episodes "Don't Be Silly, Billy", "Edward & the Mail", and "Percy & the Left Luggage" is used in this episode.
Stock footage from "Dream On" and "Don't Be Silly, Billy" is used in this episode.
Stock footage from "Gordon & the Engineer" is used in this episode.
Stock footage from the episode "Hector the Horrid" and the special "The Great Discovery" is used at the beginning of this episode.