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Passengers And Polish is the 91st episode of Thomas and Friends


Nancy, the guard's daughter, has just finished polishing Skarloey, whilst snoozing, reminds him that Rheneas is coming home. Skarloey originally was only interested in sleeping, but the news of Rheneas's return immediatly changed his mind, asking Nancy to polish him again, so she sets to work once more. Duncan becomes envious and wants a polish too, but Nancy does not have time because she has to help the Refreshment Lady to serve refreshments to the passengers. Duncan is very cross and complains about Peter Sam getting a special funnel, Sir Handel getting special wheels and passengers getting refreshments while he does not even get polished, resulting in a sulky mood.

Later, Duncan's driver then tells him that one of Skarloey's coaches has come off the rails and they are to help clear the mess and Duncan sulks about all the extra work. Duncan brings workmen to get the coach back on the rails and he has to take the passengers home. Duncan makes the journey back very difficult, so his driver decides to stop to build up steam, but Duncan does not try, accusing his driver that he does not care enough about him. Finally, they start off again, but Duncan loses his patience and rudely stalls on the viaduct. He refuses to go on and stays put. Skarloey pulls him home, with the passengers furious and telling everyone what a bad railway it is.

That evening, the Fat Controller scolds Duncan, telling him that "no passengers means no polish." Duncan retorts under his breath that "no polish means no passengers," making it clear that he still has a lot to learn.


  • Duncan
  • Skarloey
  • Nancy
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)