THESE ARE SOLEY MY OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
GORDON AND THE FAMOUS VISITOR
Originally Written by
Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft and David Mitton
One of the world's most famous steam locomotives, 'City of Truro' had come to visit the Island of Sodor. The engines were so startled by his appearance that Gordon became jealous. The next day, Gordon wanted to go 100mph, but unfortunately, lost his dome due to a teasing wind. The trucks laughed and later that night one of the engines says, 'Never trust domeless engines, they aren't respectable.'
- I love the 'City of Truro' model, they kept it close the real locomotive
- Why was Thomas talking about 'City of Truro' to Gordon when really it was Duck.
- Why was Diesel there at the event, he hates steam engines and he was sent away.
This episode is actually good and I do like how it almost kept to the original story, but its a shame that the episode wasn't made in the second season. It's also a shame that 'City of Truro' wasn't moveable as according to Steve Asquith it wasn't affordable at the time, which I can tell why they have to adapt the story at the beginning a different way. Instead of 'City of Truro' being a centre of attention, he came to the island on a rail tour with some enthusiasts to meet the engines. But they could've kept the coaling stage part.
But what I don't like is how the way Thomas was telling Gordon about him instead of Duck. Duck is the one who's suppose to tell him since he has Great Western pride and he became really good friends with him in the end. But I still I don't see why the episode is called in this title instead of its RWS title.
But in the end, I love the model of 'City of Truro', the model makers do stick close with the actual engine and I do enjoy the episode.