THESE ARE SOLEY MY OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
THOMAS AND THE SPECIAL LETTER
Originally Written by
Adapted For Television by
Britt Allcroft and David Mitton
A little girl wrote to Thomas and his friends inviting them to come to the 'Big City' (London). Which is why he brought the other engines to help out with the work while they're away. But Thomas had an accident and it almost disrupted the plans for their trip to London, but Thomas was repaired and at the big city all the engines were align in a splendid shed with all the children seeing the engines because of a letter written by a little girl.
- The accident was amazing.
- The shed looks like something at the NRM
- Thomas' accident was by smashing into buffers not through the buffer and then a brick wall.
- Why would TFC have all the other engines like Donald, Douglas, Oliver, BoCo etc. to do the engine's work?
What a great episode to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Railway Series and this being the 100th episode of the TV series. This is personally one of my favourite episodes, its focused on all the engines and the setting looked fantastic along with the accident. Yes, in the Railway Series book they were to line up with each other, but to me they could've based it off the NRM's (National Railway Museum) Great Hall, minus the viewing platform, that the two locomotive crew members were on. If they have adapted 'Thomas and The Great Railway Show', they could've kept the shed for the museum hall for Thomas being on display:
Aside from the accident being amazingly filmed, there is a few flaws. In the Railway Series he was smashed into some buffers only, there was not a brick wall never seen nor heard. And it's a shame we never get to see 'Pug' or 'Jinty' as Thomas characters, they would've been great and not using the engines that TFC had already own. The episode is OK, but they should've adapted it closely towards the story. But there is also one scene were Thomas was being told off by the Fat Controller for being careless and it should've shown kids what reckless accidents can do before important days.