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“It's a shame you don't like staying in my shed anymore."
"It's not that! It's just, well, I really need my sleep and I can't stay up all night talking!”
―Philip and Edward

A Shed for Edward is the thirteenth episode of the twenty-first series.


Edward is puffing down the line when he meets up with Philip. James speeds past the engines and Edward tells him to slow down or else he will have a crash. Edward is right; James' brakes do not work and he ends up crashing into the back wall of Tidmouth Sheds.

That night, as a seriously damaged James is lifted out by Rocky, The Fat Controller comes to the sheds and tells the engines that two of them will have to find somewhere else to sleep because of the damage when James crashed. He wonders where Edward could sleep, but Philip, who is nearby, suggests to Edward that he can sleep in his shed near Wellsworth while Thomas goes to sleep at a shed at Knapford. Edward goes to Philip's shed, but Philip keeps on talking about the time he had a race against Gordon and the time he rescued James from crashing until morning. Because of this, Edward does not get any sleep. The next day, he goes back to Tidmouth Sheds to see how the repairs are going. The Fat Controller tells Edward that the repairs will take a week. That night, Edward sleeps at Brendam Docks. Edward begins to fall asleep, but Salty starts singing sea shanties in his sleep. Porter reveals to Edward that Salty sings sea shanties in his sleep every night.

The next morning, Edward meets Philip, who says how fun it was that Edward slept at his shed and then starts talking about it. Edward leaves as soon as the signal goes green, making Philip a little sad. That night, Edward sleeps at the Steamworks. He manages to doze off, but is suddenly woken up as Victor, Kevin and the workmen are repairing James. Edward leaves the Steamworks. He tries sleeping on a ship, but is awoken by the ship's horn as sea water splashes on his boiler. He then tries sleeping at Ulfstead Mine, but then the men start blasting. He finally tries sleeping in the forest, but cannot get to sleep because of owls hooting multiple times. The next morning, Edward is very tired and falls asleep as he pulls into Knapford. Philip notices and wakes him up before he crashes into Percy. Edward thanks Philip, who says that it is sad that Edward does not like sleeping in his shed. Edward says he likes sleeping there but needed sleep and could not do so because of Philip talking. Philip apologizes and asks Edward to sleep in his shed tonight, promising not to talk again.

The next day, Edward returns to see the sheds fixed and everyone has moved back in, including an embarrassed James. Philip says how much he enjoyed Edward staying and wishes he could stay again, even forever maybe. Edward says he could stay another night, in which The Fat Controller says if he wants to move out of Tidmouth Sheds, then he is more than welcome to do so. Edward agrees to stay. In the end, both Edward and Philip happily go to their shed. The other engines state that they will miss Edward and wonder who will join them at the sheds to fill his berth.





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  • Going by production order, this is the eighteenth episode of the twenty-first series and the series finale of the twenty-first series. Additionally, this episode features Carly, who is introduced in the thirteenth and fourteenth episodes production-wise and thus all three of these episodes, plus this episode's predecessor, take place after the seventh and eighth episodes, due to Carly being missing from her gantry rails, Big Mickey lacking his face and Edward still being at Tidmouth.
  • As with the twenty-first series episode, The Big Freeze, Edward is still seen at Tidmouth, despite being permanently moved to Wellsworth Sheds in Journey Beyond Sodor; this was due to the film starting production before the twenty-first series, despite taking place after. Edward is also shown at Tidmouth Sheds in some shots in Big World! Big Adventures! and the twenty-second series episode, Forever and Ever. This may mean that he sometimes visited during that time period, due to no one filling that shed.
  • This episode initially did not have any narration apart from the episode's title being read when it aired on Milkshake!, but it was later fixed in the US, Australian and Japanese dubs, as well as the UK dub that was aired in Japan and released on the On the Go with Thomas DVD.
  • The premise of this episode and Edward leaving Tidmouth Sheds was done in response to criticism of the show "not being diverse enough," in relation to there being only one female engine at Tidmouth Sheds. In addition, the engines talking about whose going to take Edward's berth is foreshadowing the arrival of Nia in Big World! Big Adventures!
  • There are several references to other episodes:
    • References to the nineteenth series episodes, The Little Engine Who Raced Ahead and Philip to the Rescue are made.
    • Philip mentions Dowager Hatt having a new hat, which is a callback to the twenty-first series episode, Dowager Hatt's Busy Day.
    • The opening events of this episode takes place during the ending scene of The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor. Edited footage from said episode is also used with Gordon being edited out of the scene. Also, James' US scream from said episode is used when the flashback is shown.
    • The events of the twenty-second series episode, An Engine of Many Colours take place during this episode.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of two locations:
    • The first appearance of Suddery Junction since the second series episode, The Diseasel.
    • The first appearance of Wellsworth Sheds in the television series.
  • On the Nick Jr. US airing, this episode was paired with The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor.
  • A shortened version of the episode, narrated by Joseph May as Thomas, can be found on the official YouTube channel and formerly on the Nick Jr. US website.
  • This is the last episode to feature Edward's name in the title and the last to have him as the lead character, though not the last to feature him in a major role because of the twenty-second series episode, Hunt the Truck.
  • At the end of the episode, the narrator foreshadows the events of Big World! Big Adventures! and Forever and Ever.


  • William Hope is not credited in the UK credits for voicing the miner in Ulfstead Mine.
  • When Edward almost crashes into Percy, the scene is not cut properly; for a split second, Edward suddenly shoots forward. This was done to place him closer to Percy.
  • In the final shot, the shed doors are not rendered in properly, resulting in parts of the engines which the doors would be covering up being transparent.


  • Thomas: Ha, ha. We'll miss you here at the sheds, Edward.
  • Edward: I'm sure we'll see each other all the time.

The engines will miss Edward when he is ready to leave Tidmouth Sheds to move to Wellsworth Sheds.

  • Emily: I wonder who'll be joining us here at Tidmouth Sheds?
  • Thomas: Well, we'll just have to wait and see...

The engines wonder who will join them at Tidmouth Sheds.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Um Galpão para Edward
Chinese Mandarin 爱德华的机房
Indonesian Bangsal untuk Edward
Japanese エドワードのやすむばしょ
Korean 에드워드의 차고
Latin American Spanish Un Cobertizo para Edward
Polish Dom dla Edka
Russian Гараж для Эдварда
Turkish Edward Için Bir Gar

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