THESE ARE SOLEY MY OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
GALLANT OLD ENGINE
Originally Written by
Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft and David Mitton
Rheneas is coming home but Duncan was still boasting about himself and not caring about the passengers. Skarloey told him the story of how the Skarloey Railway was neared closing. It was a dreadful day and Rheneas' valve gear is jammed! As he was making his way to the station, he was stuck. They could go as far as the next station and in the end, tried but triumph he brought the train home. Duncan was amazed by the story and knew that passengers are important after all. The next day, Rheneas came home, all the engines large and small greeted him warmly.
- What was the point of using the 'Mid-Sodor' set? The two engines are to be at Crovans Gate.
- Although the rain is good for the setting, there were no clouds in the original story, just high wind.
The episode is great, but there a couple of flaws like the Mid-Sodor set being used and that it was raining when really in the book, it was wind. But the episode is OK although not with its Railway Series counterpart. I do like the ending scene with the big engines and little engines all being together at Crovans Gate.