Thomas And the New Engine is the 222nd episode of Thomas and Friends.

Plot

At Tidmouth Sheds, the Fat Controller announces that a new engine named Neville has arrived on the island and that the others must make him feel welcome. Later, Thomas is warned by a signalman about a broken bridge, so Thomas goes to collect some ironwork from the yard, where Neville is with 'Arry and Bert. He reverses up to his trucks and bumps into them. This gives 'Arry and Bert a chance to laugh at him and tease him about it. At that moment, Thomas arrives, sees Neville with 'Arry and Bert and thinks that Neville is friends with the diesel engines.

At Knapford, Thomas meets James and tells him about seeing Neville laughing with 'Arry and Bert. Then, as Thomas leaves, Edward arrives so James tells him about Neville. Later, whilst taking on water, Edward tells Percy that Neville is best friends with the diesels and does not want to be with steamies. Then, when Percy meets Emily at a red signal, he warns her not to go near Neville as the diesels have told him to biff into all of the steamies.

At Abbey station, Thomas had just been told by the Fat Controller to warn engines not to cross the broken bridge when he hears a steam engine's whistle - it turns out to be Neville pulling Annie and Clarabel. Thomas is cross with Neville for pulling his coaches; Emily then arrives. Neville says hello, but Emily is also cross with Neville as she thinks that he is going to biff into all the steam engines, much to the surprise of Thomas.

After Neville leaves, Thomas is puzzled and asks Emily where she got the information from. Emily tells him that Percy told her, Edward told Percy, James told Edward and Thomas told James. But Thomas explains that he only said to James that he only saw Neville with 'Arry and Bert. Toby then arrives explaining what he heard from Henry, who saw 'Arry and Bert picking on Neville. Thomas and Emily are very shocked and realise their mistake. Thomas then realizes that Neville is heading for the broken bridge, so he pumps his pistons to Neville's rescue. Unfortunately, Neville has already crashed through the barricade and is already hanging over the edge of the broken bridge. Soon Thomas arrives, just in time to save Neville, Annie and Clarabel. Thomas apologizes to Neville for believing silly stories about him and Neville is happy to have finally made friends with Thomas.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Emily
  • Neville
  • 'Arry and Bert
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Henry (doesn't speak)
  • Annie and Clarabel (don't speak)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • George (cameo)
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