Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

Off the Rails - S1-E24

New this month Other mistake: At the start Gordon's buffers are crooked.

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The Sad Story of Henry - S1-E3

Audio problem: When James is about to puff away from Henry's Tunnel, if you listen closely, James is heard puffing before he has even left.

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Down the Mine - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: The sign says: "Danger - engines must not pass this board." When Thomas passes the board it says: "Danger - engines must not pass this point."

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Thomas and the Trucks - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Thomas is organizing the trucks, in a second close-up of a truck, the background disappears in mid-sentence.

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Edward, Gordon and Henry - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Gordon backs on to the siding, you can see the inside of his cab, which is just some equipment.

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Edward, Gordon and Henry - S1-E4

Other mistake: When Gordon leaves the station, he has two brake coaches, even though express trains are suppose to have one.

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Thomas and Gordon - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the shot of Thomas rolling backwards onto the turntable, look left very carefully, and you'll see a camera tripod visible. Fullscreen version only.

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Edward, Gordon and Henry - S1-E4

Other mistake: When Gordon is sent to the siding after breaking down, he passes the set of points needed to cross over to the other line.

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Down the Mine - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: Gordon's connecting rods change position after he pulls Thomas out of the mine.

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Percy Runs Away - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: Before Percy runs away, his crew is out of the cab. But after Percy runs away from Gordon, his crew is back in the cab.

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Dirty Objects - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: In a close up of the tar wagons before James crashes into them, James disappears.

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Dirty Objects - S1-E23

Visible crew/equipment: When James crashes into the tar wagons, a finger can be seen in the corner.

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Dirty Objects - S1-E23

Character mistake: The narrator says that James ran into two tar wagons, but he ran into four. Two is the amount of tar wagons that derailed.

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Dirty Objects - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: James leaves Elsbridge Station with the brake coach at the rear. When James arrives at Knapford Station, the brake coach is in the middle.

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Dirty Objects - S1-E23

Other mistake: James passes a green signal, but there are tar wagons ahead.

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Whistles and Sneezes - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: When Henry sneezes at the boys, you can see that the boys got ashes on them before the smoke has even touched them yet.

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Whistles and Sneezes - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: When Henry sneezes at the boys, in the shot of the boys with the smoke rising up, you can see that they already got ashes on them before the smoke had even touched them.

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Thomas and the Trucks - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Throughout most of the sequence where Thomas pulls the troublesome trucks, the trucks keep changing positions numerous times and many of the trucks disappear and reappear. Also, in a few scenes, there is only 1 truck or just 5 trucks.

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Thomas in Trouble - S1-E22

Audio problem: When Sir Topham Hatt, the policeman, and Thomas' crew are at Elsbridge Station, Thomas whistles, but his crew is standing on the platform.

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Thomas in Trouble - S1-E22

Revealing mistake: In a close up of Thomas' driver, his cap brim is falling off and he has a hole in his head.

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Thomas in Trouble - S1-E22

Revealing mistake: In a close-up of Thomas at the beginning of the episode, his wheels aren't moving for 2 seconds. This is easier to see in the restored version.

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Coal - S1-E18

Revealing mistake: In a shot of Henry going around a bend in the country, you'll notice that the other side of the coaches is seen painted tan but the other side is painted green and white. This is because of budget limitations.

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Thomas in Trouble - S1-E22

Revealing mistake: In the first close-up of the policeman, the camera wobbles.

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Percy Runs Away - S1-E17

Character mistake: In the shot of Gordon pulling Percy, he is congratulating Percy, but Percy didn't stop the accident, Gordon himself did. Percy didn't try to get out of the way, Gordon had to put his brakes on as hard as he can. So why is Gordon congratulating Percy?

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Coal - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: US Only: Henry reverses on to the siding, then he leaves it again. His tender also hits the station building.

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Thomas and Bertie - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: In a close up of Bertie, he has no driver.

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Thomas Goes Fishing - S1-E12

Audio problem: When Sir Topham Hatt goes "Mmmmmmm..." if you listen closely, you'll hear Ringo Starr's lip smacking in the background very faintly. This goof is only visible in the American version of the episode.

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Thomas, Terence and the Snow - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: When Thomas gets dragged out of the snow by Terence, he is still covered in snow all around him, but two shots later, the snow has vanished.

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Toby and the Stout Gentleman - S1-E21

Revealing mistake: When Toby and Sir Topham Hatt are at Lower Arlesdale, Toby's face is loose.

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Toby and the Stout Gentleman - S1-E21

Other mistake: Toby passes the Post Windmill twice, but that is on Thomas' branch line.

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Toby and the Stout Gentleman - S1-E21

Revealing mistake: In a close up of Sir Topham Hatt, the camera shakes.

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Toby and the Stout Gentleman - S1-E21

Revealing mistake: The water is not flowing when Toby passes Arlesdale Lake.

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Off the Rails - S1-E24

Revealing mistake: When the boys sing, the camera shakes.

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James and the Coaches - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: James and Edward are on the mainline at first, but then they overrun the platform at Dryaw station, which is on Thomas' branch line.

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James and the Coaches - S1-E8

Other mistake: The narrator says that the fence was mended, but there is no fence and there never was.

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Trouble in the Shed - S1-E16

Revealing mistake: In a close up of Edward, he has Thomas' whistle sound and no tender.

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Thomas and the Trucks - S1-E6

Audio problem: In the 1992 "Thomas Gets Tricked" VHS release, the music stops and a man's voice says, "Look out for the train!" when Thomas climbs up Gordon's Hill. The voice can still be heard in the 1995 release, but the music does not stop.

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Season 1 generally

Plot hole: James appears in every episode before his introduction in "Thomas and the Breakdown Train." Also, James is supposed to be black, because at the end of the episode, James is told he will get a different coat of paint. (He is also black in the book).

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Thomas and Bertie - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: When Thomas leaves Dryaw, in the background, the biplane's propeller stops spinning, revealing that the propeller is actually a CD.

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The Sad Story of Henry - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When the passengers try to pull Henry out of the tunnel, they have putty on their feet. Sir Topham Hatt's hand is also purple.

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Thomas and the Trucks - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Thomas goes through Henry's tunnel, the first van in his train has one bogey. When he comes out, the van has two bogeys.

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Thomas and the Trucks - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Thomas leaves Knapford, there is a van in front of the brake van. When Thomas approaches Henry's tunnel, that van disappears.

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Thomas and Gordon - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In a close up of Thomas when Gordon is pulling him, Thomas is not coupled up to Gordon's train.

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Off the Rails - S1-E24

Revealing mistake: When Gordon is being pulled from the pond, in the close up scene of Gordon reversing up the sleeper bed, the front of his buffer beam/running board catches on the upright stake to the right hand side of the worker figure, pulling it back before it rights itself. (easier to see on widescreen version).

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Thomas' Christmas Party - S1-E26

Audio problem: (Only in the George Carlin narrated American version) At the end of the episode, when the engines are singing "We wish you a merry Christmas", you can briefly hear Ringo Starr's original narration.

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Thomas and Gordon - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Gordon approaches the station, in the two previous shots, the background changes from a close up of Gordon to a wide shot of Thomas and Gordon.

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Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: The engine sheds change design throughout season 1.

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Edward and Gordon - S1-E2

Plot hole: How could Gordon's driver tell the station master that Gordon couldn't get up the hill? There are no phones on Gordon's hill.

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Thomas and the Trucks - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, the order in the sheds is Henry, Thomas, Gordon, James and Edward. But, when Thomas is complaining, the order is now Thomas, Gordon, James, Edward and Henry.

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Thomas' Christmas Party - S1-E26

Revealing mistake: In the very last shot of the episode, loads of wires are visible in front of the engines and behind the turntable.

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Thomas' Christmas Party - S1-E26

Visible crew/equipment: When Toby puffs by at the beginning, a camera shadow is visible on the bottom right corner.

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Edward and Gordon - S1-E2

Audio problem: When Gordon backing down to the bottom of the hill, you can hear brakes screeching, but Gordon's wheels are still moving.

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Trouble in the Shed - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: When Edward is pushing trucks over a turntable, when he stops, he is very close to the trucks, when the camera changes, he moves back a bit. (Note the tank the Fat Controller is standing on).

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Troublesome Trucks - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Thomas teases James about bootlaces, the background disappears in a close up of Thomas.

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Thomas and Gordon - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Gordon says "Yes, I will" the background disappears between shots.

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Thomas' Train - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: At the end, when Thomas backs some coaches into the station, he starts moving after 3 seconds the camera starting rolling.

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Thomas' Train - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When Thomas passes the leveling crossing for a second time, the cars at the crossing have no drivers.

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Thomas' Train - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When Thomas goes back to the station to try again from the signal, when he starts, the steam is coming from the track and not from Thomas.

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Thomas' Train - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When Thomas passes a yard with a black car and a red car, you can see tyre marks on the ground from previous takes.

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Thomas' Train - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: Just before Thomas goes over the switch, his left eye is uneven and then when he crosses the switch, it readjusts itself.

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Thomas' Train - S1-E5

Other mistake: When the Fat Controller is talking to the crew, the buffers on the first coach in front of Thomas is crooked.

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Thomas' Train - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When the porter bangs the door, a light-stand is briefly reflected on the window of the door.

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Thomas' Train - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When Thomas leaves the sheds, his driver doesn't have a face.

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Thomas' Train - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Henry is ill, one of the lights behind Henry is not one of the ones from outside, it's a studio light.

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Thomas' Train - S1-E5

Other mistake: When Thomas is grumping, his lamp is dirty, even though he didn't do anything dirty yet.

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Thomas' Train - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the episode, the end of the set is visibly reflected of Gordon's smoke box in a close-up of Gordon.

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Thomas' Train - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When the engines are laughing at Thomas, Henry's eyes are wonky.

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Thomas' Train - S1-E5

Factual error: At the beginning, the first shot of the episode, you can see cranes in the back of the station. They only have cranes at the harbor, not at stations.

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Edward, Gordon and Henry - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When The Fat Controller is looking at the goat, a hand is visible in the steam.

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Edward, Gordon and Henry - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Henry comes out of the tunnel, he's dirty, in the next shot, he's clean.

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Edward, Gordon and Henry - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Fat Controller is asking Henry to pull the train, Gordon vanishes.

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Edward, Gordon and Henry - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Edward is sad, the background behind him disappears between shots.

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Edward, Gordon and Henry - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Edward is pushing the train, you can see a wire inside his four front wheels.

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Edward, Gordon and Henry - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: When Gordon passes a signal, the track under him wobbles.

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Thomas and the Trucks - S1-E6

Other mistake: When the narrator says "the conductor blew his whistle" the conductor is holding his green flag but he is not blowing his whistle.

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Edward, Gordon and Henry - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning shot of Gordon leaving the station, studio equipment is reflected off James' tender.

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Edward, Gordon and Henry - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Edward arrives and tries to push the coaches. In one shot of Gordon on the siding in front of Henry, Gordon's eyes go to his left without moving.

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Thomas and Gordon - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the shot of Thomas stopping inside Knapford with his coaches, Henry is in his new shape.

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The Flying Kipper - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: When Henry leaves the docks, there's nothing on his footplate, but when he's out of the docks, there are suddenly 2 lamps on his footplate.

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Off the Rails - S1-E24

Revealing mistake: When Gordon puffs into the ditch his face looks wonky and wires are visibly attached to his cab.

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Edward and Gordon - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: At the beginning, a camera is visible in the top right corner.

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Thomas and Bertie - S1-E14

Other mistake: The narrator says "the road left the railway...", but there is a road right next to Thomas.

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Tenders and Turntables - S1-E15

Visible crew/equipment: In the close-up of James spinning on the turntable a crew member's face is reflected in his paintwork.

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Thomas, Terence and the Snow - S1-E13

Visible crew/equipment: In the shot after Thomas pulls out of Knapford Station, the end of the set is visible.

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Thomas and Gordon - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Thomas is on the turntable, a camera shadow is visible on the left.

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Down the Mine - S1-E25

Other mistake: When Thomas shunts Annie and Clarabel his eyes look wonky and Annie and Clarabel are missing their names.

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Thomas and the Trucks - S1-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Thomas races through Elsbridge station, you can see a hand drop in and out of the shot on the top right.

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The Flying Kipper - S1-E19

Visible crew/equipment: As Henry approaches the green signal, the edge of the set is seen in the distance.

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Edward and Gordon - S1-E2

Other mistake: Edward is wearing James' sad face mask when he approaches the water column.

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Thomas Goes Fishing - S1-E12

Other mistake: In some shots, Thomas is wearing Percy's tired face.

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Thomas and Gordon - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Gordon, Thomas and the express round the bend, a camera tripod is visible on the left side of the screen.

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Thomas in Trouble - S1-E22

Visible crew/equipment: In a close-up of Toby, you can see a hand reflected in his left window (viewer's right).

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Whistles and Sneezes - S1-E20

Character mistake: The narrator says that the passengers covered their ears at the station, but no one is covering their ears, except Sir Topham Hatt.

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Thomas and the Trucks - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: After Thomas organized the trucks, he is facing the trucks, then suddenly he is facing away from the trucks instantly.

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