Thomas and the Magic Railroad

2000 film by Britt Allcroft

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Thomas and the Magic Railroad (originally under a working title Thomas and the Rainbow Railway) is a 2000 British-American-Canadian feature film based on the TV series - Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, The Railway Series by the Wilbert & Christopher Awdry, and the United States TV series - Shining Time Station. This movie takes place between Season 5 and 6 of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, and after Shining Time Station ended.

Take the magic journey.(taglines)


Gordon: [waits at the station] 5, 6, 7, 8...
Thomas: [pulls up beside Gordon] Who do we appreciate? Practicing your numbers, Gordon. That's a good engine.
Gordon: I'm counting how many seconds late you are. What does that sign say?
Thomas: Hmm… [reads the sign] "Sodor Railway, really reliable and right on time. [Gordon scoffs] Signed, head of the railway, Sir Topham Hatt."
Gordon: But you weren't on time, little Thomas.
Thomas: And you're being bossy, Gordon. [Gordon scoffs again] Now, please excuse me. I'm meeting Mr. Conductor. He's looking after us while Sir Topham Hatt takes a much needed holiday.
Gordon: Oh, I think we can take care of ourselves.
Diesel 10: [rushes through the station] GET OUTTA MY WAY! I have unfinished business here, and I wanna finish it FAST!
Gordon: [shivers] Diesel 10's back!
Thomas: Yes, 10 out of 10 for devious deeds and brutal strength! The blast from the past who hates steam engines!
Gordon: Maybe we do need Mr. Conductor here after all. On time!

James: [A fly buzzing in his face] Sandal, fly! Boo, fly! Shoo, fly! That's it!

Thomas: [Mr. C appears at the junction] Oh, Mr. Conductor. Are you alright?

Lily: Grandpa's been so sad since Grandma Tasha died, and he never comes here to see us.
Mrs. Stone: Well, maybe your visit will cheer him up. Did you get his present?
Lily: Here. I'm making him a friendship bracelet.
Mrs. Stone: Honey, that's beautiful.
Lily: But I'd rather just stay here with you.
Mrs. Stone: I know. Come here. [she and Lily hug]
Lily: I'm gonna go up this way.
Mrs. Stone: Okay. Be careful.
Lily: You always say that.
Mrs. Stone: See you in a minute.
Lily: You're coming with me to Grandpa's, Bluebird. I know how much you like to travel.

James: Wobbly wheels!
Thomas: Puffy pistons!
James: Thomas, I should've collected Mr. Conductor.
Gordon: James is right, little Thomas. [chuckles] Collecting Mr. Conductor is an important job. Hmm? Important is big. James is a big engine. You, Thomas, are small. Small-small-small, teeny-weeny-weeny. And I, I'm a big blue engine, who knows everything. [chuckles]
Thomas: Bossy sprockets! All that steam has gone through your funnel.
Splatter: There they are.
Dodge: We'll fix their wagons.
Mr. Conductor: [in Sir Topham Hatt's office, reading a letter; in Sir Topham Hatt's voice] "Dear, Mr. Conductor, where were you? My wife said she couldn't miss our little holiday. We'll telephone to make sure you have arrived. Sign: Sir Topham Hatt." [pauses] Sir Topham Hatt. [takes the top-hat] Where were you? [telephone rings] Oh, good afternoon, sir!

[Mr. Conductor picks up a baseball bat]
Mr. Conductor: [chuckles] So, who dropped the ball then? [catches a beach ball] Oh, there you are. I'd like a nice cup of hot cocoa. Would you fellas care to join me? No? What would you rather do instead? [to the beach ball] Go outside and play? Well, I can understand that. [to the bat] What do you think? [makes the bat hit the ball; mock disappointment] Why do you keep hitting him like that? You're gonna have to have a time out. [throws bat on his bed and makes his hot cocoa]
[Diesel 10 appears in the yard outside and laughs evilly]
Mr. Conductor: [sips cocoa] Just a little sweeter, I think. [adds sugar to cocoa]
Diesel 10: Alright, Pinchy, my little bucket of badness, time to feast yourself.
Mr. Conductor: [sips cocoa again, and is satisfied] Ahh. Now that's better. [Diesel 10 tears off part of the sheds’ construction ] Whoa! [removes his night cap and puts on his conductor hat, as the steam engines wake up in alarm, and Diesel 10 tears off more of the sheds and laughs evilly] Ahh! Whoa!
Thomas: [alarmed] Cinders and ashes! It's Diesel!
Gordon: Diesel?! Oh, no!
[Diesel 10 laughs evilly]
Diesel 10: Hello, Twinkle Toes! I got a plan and you're not in it!
Mr. Conductor: You can't catch me, Diesel! [blows on his whistle twice, but only a little gold comes out of it]
Diesel 10: [laughs coldly] Losing your sparkle, huh? What perfect timing. Now where is that lost engine?
Mr. Conductor: You won't find her here.
Diesel 10: You're not clever enough to stop me.
Mr. Conductor: Oh, yes, I am!
Diesel 10: No, you're not! Ah-- [sees Mr. Conductor hold up a bag of sugar, threatening him with him] What–?! Is that...?!
Mr. Conductor: That's right, it's sugar, Diesel! And if I throw this in your tank, it'll seize you up for good!
Diesel 10: [grunts and chuffs away] Make the most of tonight, Twinkle Toes, because you won't like tomorrow! Neither will that... that line of tin kettles! [to his claw] Oh, shut up, Pinchy!
Thomas: [after the diesel leaves] Mr. Conductor, but what happened to your sparkle?
Mr. Conductor: I don't know, Thomas, I'll just have to sleep on that.
Thomas: [confused] On your sparkle?
Mr. Conductor: No, Thomas. On the problem of what happened to it.
Percy: Oh, but Mr. Conductor, without your sparkle or the Lost Engine, you can't travel here to help us anymore.
Mr. Conductor: I'll solve the problem. You just go to sleep now.
Percy: Easy for you to say.

James: Left a bit. Right a bit. Up a bit.

Bertie: Smile, you steamers. It's a sunny day. Vroom-vroom!
James: It's not sunny, 'cause Mr. C's not at the windmill, I looked!
Thomas: I think his sparkle's all gone.
Henry: My smoke-box doesn't feel sunny. It feels stuffed up.
Gordon: Nasty fumes from dingy Diesel! [chuckles]
Henry: And Diesel is after the lost engine.
Toby: And if he finds her, I fear that will destroy us all.
Gordon: What, even an engine as big as me?!
Toby: Yes, Gordon, even you.
Thomas: AH-CHOO!
James: Say it, don't spray it, Thomas!
Thomas: I've still got sneezing powder up my funnel. Now, I'm going to look for Mr. Conductor. [puffs off]
Toby: Let us get back to work, that’s what he would want.

[Junior's shell phone rings]
Junior: [wakes up] That's my shell phone. [pulls off his headphones, and answers his shell phone] Hello?
Mr. Conductor: Junior? Junior, is that you?!
Junior: Oh, hi, Cous! Uh, are you in a tunnel? This isn't a very good line.
Mr. Conductor: Junior, where are you?!
Junior: Um, I'm in paradise. I just got in Cloud 9 and here I am.
Mr. Conductor: Junior, listen to me. You've got to come to the Island of Sodor right now!
Junior: Now? But I'm waiting on a perfect wave!
Mr. Conductor: Oh, no. You're not, you're coming here! [Junior sighs in annoyance] You have to help me find the source of all our family's gold dust.
Junior: What is the source?
Mr. Conductor: That's the trouble, Junior. I haven't a clue!
Junior: And I've used up most of my gold dust, too.
Mr. Conductor: [shocked] What?! [Junior sighs] Then go to Shining Time Station first. And in my signal-house in the box under the staircase, you'll find my emergency whistle with the last of my supply. Please take care of this, Junior, and... [quietly] Don't talk to anyone about the buffers.
Junior: [loses the signal] What buffers?
Mr. Conductor: Shh!
Junior: This is a really bad line! HELLO? MY SHELL PHONE'S NOT WORKING PROPERLY!
Mr. Conductor: Junior, you've got to come here right away! I'M COUNTING ON YOU!
Junior: Hello?! [throws out his phone] I want my money back.

Diesel 10: [singing] I've been working on the railway, all the livelong day [laughing] Yeah, who wants work on a livelong day anyway?
Toby: [slips into the yard] There he is.
Diesel 10: [to Splatter and Dodge who roll into the shed] Come in, come in, and join the party, Splodge.
Splatter and Dodge: Hooray, hooray!

Thomas: Morning, Henry. What's the matter?
Henry: I've got... [sniffs] Boiler ache.
Thomas: And I'm collecting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 trucks of special Island of Sodor coal for you.
Henry: Oh, thank you, Thomas. Special coal will make me feel... [sneezes] ...Much better!
Thomas: [backs into the trucks] I wish I could make Mr. Conductor feel better, too, by finding him.
[as Thomas pushes them in line, the rearmost truck goes zooming into a pair of buffers with a nearby tumbleweed and disappears into them; Thomas pulls the remaining trucks as Bertie passes by]
Bertie: Hello, Thomas and your 5 coal trucks! Vroom-vroom!
Thomas: 5? But I'm supposed to have 6.

Mr. Conductor: This must be the clue to unlock the source of the gold dust. "Stock up the magic in the mountain and the Lady will smile, then watch the swirls that spin so well." Oh, where's the writing gone?

Junior: What's blue, green, red, and goes, "Beep-beep!"?
Lily: A parrot, and you mean, "Chirp-chirp".

Junior: [groans] Travel sickness.

[Percy puffs into the night by Diesel 10's Mountain]
Percy: I am brave. I am brave. Thomas says I'm brave, so I'm brave. Oh, it's not easy being brave. [sees Splatter and Dodge at the buffers] Shiver my pistons. There's Splatter and Dodge. Oh, they found the buffers! Oh, now what's going to happen? [a flock of birds fly by a tree] Ohh!
Tumbleweed: [rolls along] Hey, partner. Excuse me, coming through, pardon me.
Percy: Oh, that's just nothing. [a shed door opens slowly, then closes quickly] That nothing was something!
Splatter: These must be the buffers Diesel's looking for.
Dodge: Are we supposed to go through them?
Splatter: Not we, you.
Dodge: Not me, you.
Splatter: This is a job for the boss. [an owl hoots, scaring them] We'll tell him tomorrow.
Dodge: Yeah, tomorrow's good.
Percy: [backs away] Oh, I'd better hurry back and warn Thomas.

Thomas: But how could Lily go without gold dust?
Mr. Conductor: Only in the lost engine. [gets an idea] Unless...
Thomas: [nervously] Unless...?
Mr. Conductor: Thomas, will you, please, take Lily?
Thomas: Through the buffers? But what if I go on the railway, and my wheels don't work?
Mr. Conductor: But what if they do?
Thomas: But what if, if…?
Mr. Conductor: Yes…?
Thomas: What if it's dark?
Mr. Conductor: It will be for a while.
Thomas: And cold?
Mr. Conductor: Maybe.
Thomas: And how will I get back again?
Mr. Conductor: Because you're a really useful engine that will find a way.
Thomas: [pauses, bravely agrees] Then, I'll try.
[while approaching the old magic buffers]
Thomas: I promise I'll get you home to your grandfather, Lily.
Tumbleweed: [starts leading Thomas to the buffers] Follow me, partner!
Thomas: Whoa!
Tumbleweed: Right this way to Bufferville, just a walk in the park!
Thomas: We're going though, Lily.
Tumbleweed: You're on your own from here on in, little blue buckaroo! Yee-hoo! [bounces off the track]
Thomas: Little engines can do big things! [passes through the magic buffers]

Lily: Where's Grandpa? Can you take me to him?
Patch: Jump up.

Junior: I'm sorry, Lily! I'm sorry, cous! I haven't been whatever is! Responsible, realible, really useful, but I will be! I WILL BE!!! [Diesel 10 races into the smelting shed, where James is, who screams in terror, as Diesel 10 screeches to a halt]
Junior: [flings from through the air and land on top of James's cab] James! [recovers, gets out Mr. C's emergency whistles, and blows it, but it doesn't work]
Diesel 10: [raises his claw] Ah!
James: A-oh!
Diesel 10: So, you've lost you sparkle, too, huh? [laugh coldly, as Junior shakes the whistle and tries to blow it again but fails] Bye-bye, Twinkle Toes!
Junior: Oh, no! [pants] It's empty!
Diesel 10: [threatening to push James and Junior into the smelting pit] Here we go!
James: [reverses] Junior, what are we gonna do!?
Junior: We'll think of something! [James gets closer to the buffers]
Diesel 10: That's it! [laughs; James's tender starts pushing the buffers apart]
Junior: [gets out his own whistle, preying] I'll find you more, Lily. I promise. If I'm gonna be any help at all, it's now or never. I've gotta use up the rest of this stuff. [the buffers break and fall into the pit]
Diesel 10: Are you ready?
James: No, we're not!
Junior: James the Brains, get us outta here! [blows his whistle with the last of his used gold dust]
James: Now, we are! [disappears with Junior]
Diesel 10: [shocked] What the...?
[Cut to the Sodor wishing well where Mr. Conductor is, James and Junior teleport here]
Junior: Ya-ho!
James: Ho-ya! [Junior clambers down] Ha!
Junior: Bye, James.
James: Bye, Junior. [puffs away]

[Burnett shovels the coal into Lady's firebox and lots her fire. She soon makes plenty of steam boiling nicely as she puffs along with Lily, Patch, Burentt, and Mutt in her cab]
Lady: [gets her face in the Magic Railroad] So, Burnett, you didn't forget about magic. It's safe inside you. [later; Thomas toots]
Lily: Thomas!
Thomas: You've found her, and she's beautiful!

[after Thomas comes out of the Magic Buffers, Diesel 10, Splatter, and Dodge can see him with Lady]
Diesel 10: Ah-ha! There's the blue puffball, and look who he's with! Splodge, come and destroy!
Splatter: N-No, y-you do it yourself.
Dodge: We don't like you.
Splatter: Yeah, we mean that.
Dodge: Emphatically.
Splatter: Yeah. What does that mean?
Dodge: I have no idea.
Splatter: It's a good word.
Thomas: Run, Lady! Quickly, and I'm going to help you!
Burnett: [scrambles into Lady's cab] So am I, my Lady. I'll not let you down again.
Diesel 10: Ahh, who needs you, Splodge?
Mr. Conductor: Watch out for the viaduct, it's dangerous! [Lady and Thomas race on as Diesel 10 chases them from behind, laughing evilly. Mr. Conductor realizes something and screams]
Junior: What's the matter?
Mr. Conductor: Lady! That engine's name is Lady. She's part of the clue to the source of the gold dust!
Junior:…Gold dust!?
[Both pause and scream. Cut to Diesel 10 chasing Lady and Thomas]
Diesel 10: Now, I'll get you, Burnett Stone!
Burnett: No, you won't! Because the magic you refuse to believe in, will get the better of you.
Diesel 10: You can run, but you can't hide! Right, Pinchy? [laughs, snaps his claw] Pinchy's hungry!
Thomas: Ooh, get back!
Burnett: C'mon, Lady.
Diesel 10: Coming, Puffball! [laughs, chasing Lady and Thomas along the line, by the watermill] Look out! [the 3 engines race through a tunnel] Here I come! Duck, Pinchy! [lowers his claw and laughs; Lady and Thomas race under a bridge] I like my lunch steamed! [laughs and growls; the 3 race over a cargo train] Pretty fast, for a puffball!
[Cut to the Big Dipper viaduct continuing to crumble, as Lady and Thomas approach]
Burnett: Well, Lady, this is your Shining Time, too.
Lady: I hope so!
Thomas: C'mon, Lady! Little engines CAN do big things!
[Lady and Thomas start to cross the bridge, as it breaks apart a bit and the keystones fall off. Lady makes it safely across the mid when a gap appears. Thomas bravely and carefully slows down and jumps the gap. The rest of the viaduct's mid collapses as Thomas safely makes it]
Burnett: Well done, Thomas! Well done! [blows Lady's whistle, and Thomas toots back]
Diesel 10: [notices the broken bridge] Huh-oh! [tries to brake] Ooh, what's going on!? [rolls down the broken end, the rails snap, and he tumbles down screaming, when his claw grabs onto a sleeper] Puffball! Teapot! [the sleeper breaks] TIN KETTTTTLLLLEEEEEE!!!!! [lands into a barge filled of sludge] Oh, well. Nice time of the year for a cruise. [chuckles weakly and gets towed away]

Mr. Conductor: Wait a minute.
[the conductors finally get their supply of magic gold dust]
Thomas: Lady, you're a helpful engine.
Lady: And helping each other brings to life the magic in all of us.

Mr. Conductor: Hello? Oh, yes, Sir Topham Hatt, sir.

[final line, as Thomas puffs happily home to tell everyone about his magical adventure]
Mr. Conductor: [narrating]: And so we've come to the happy end of our story, and it's time for all of us to go home, just like Thomas.


  • Pulling into theaters everywhere July 2000.
  • Take the magic journey.
  • Little Engines Can Do Big Things...




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