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Saved from Scrap is the fourth episode of the second series. It is based on the story of the same name from the Railway Series book, Edward the Blue Engine.

Plot

One day, Edward is heading to the scrapyard on his branch line. Thomas exclaims that Edward is not that old, but Edward knows that Thomas is only teasing.

At the scrapyard, Edward sees a very unusual sight: a traction engine named Trevor. Edward asks him why he is at the scrapyard. The traction engine tells him that he is due to be broken up the following week; though he is still clearly in working condition, his master decided he was old-fashioned. Edward remarks that he gets told the same thing, but the Fat Controller says that he is Really Useful. Trevor then tells Edward about his old life; he would travel from farm to farm doing various jobs and children would be excited to see him and took rides on him. Edward worriedly travels to the station trying his hardest to think of a way to save Trevor.

At Wellsworth, Edward spots the Vicar and realizes he would be the perfect person to save Trevor. He and his driver explain about Trevor's situation and beg the Vicar to save him; the Vicar promises to go take a look. A few days later Jem Cole tells Trevor about the Vicar's upcoming visit and gives him a new coat of paint and a good polish in preparation. The Vicar arrives and Trevor starts riding around the yard feeling happier than ever. Afterwards, the Vicar talks to the scrapyard owner and is able to buy Trevor cheap.

SavedfromScrap45.png Now Trevor lives at the Vicarage Orchard which is next to the line, so he and Edward see each other everyday. Trevor enjoys his new work, but his favorite day of the year is the day of the church fête, when he has a wooden seat bolted on to him and gets to give children rides. And in the evening, he is seen lying asleep thinking about the wonderful day he has had and the children he met.

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Trivia

  • The opening shot is from a cancelled Series 2 episode: The Missing Coach, as James' tender is seen briefly.
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