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“You have caused confusion and dela... Oh, uh, confusion and um... Well, uh... a great deal of confusion!”
―Sir Topham Hatt

Confusion Without Delay is the third episode from the twenty-second series.


Rebecca, the big tender engine, surprises the Fat Controller by arriving early on the island. After all the other engines tell her how fast and useful they all are, Rebecca wants to impress them too. But she tries too hard that she turns up too early for the passengers and leaves early too.






  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • William Hope as Edward
  • Kerry Shale as Gordon and Diesel
  • Rob Rackstraw as James and the passengers
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily
  • David Menkin as Porter
  • Rufus Jones as Flying Scotsman
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Rachael Miller as Rebecca
  • Keith Wickham as Salty, Sir Topham Hatt, the Foreman, the Workers, the Wellsworth Stationmaster and the Passengers
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Philip
  • Joe Mills as a Passenger (uncredited)



  • Joe Mills in both dubs is not credited for voicing a passenger.
  • In the UK dub, Thomas has his US voice when the Fat Controller almost runs into him. Additionally, Percy has his US voice when the engines welcome Rebecca.
  • When the Fat Controller addresses Thomas, Percy, Nia and Emily before introducing Rebecca, there are trucks behind Percy during his close-up, but they are not present in Emily's close-up.
  • In the close-up of Rebecca's leading wheels as she brakes at Wellsworth, the box behind her bufferbeam clips through her wheels.
  • When Nick Jr. reran the episode on 5 August 2019, Nia's dialogue was taken from her scratch track as opposed to the final version by Yvonne Grundy.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Confusão Sem Atraso
Chinese 混乱却不延误
Dutch Chaos Zonder Vertraging
German Rebeccas erster Tag
Hebrew בלבול ללא עיכוב
Italian Confusione Senza Ritardo
Japanese おくれてないけどこんらん
Polish Chaos Bez Opóźnień
Russian По расписанию
Spanish Confusión sin Retraso

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