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“Oh, no! I've broken my lucky trucks! I'm not going anywhere without my lucky trucks!”

Henry's Lucky Day is the eighth episode of the eleventh series.


The winter holidays are coming, and the engines are having a hard time clearing the tracks, except Henry because none of his lines are covered. When Henry arrives at the sheds, no one else is there but Thomas, who tells Henry that he is the only engine who made all his deliveries on time and attributes Henry's good fortune to his lucky trucks. Later that night, all the engines are asleep except Henry, who is happy that he will always be on time.

When Henry arrives at the yards to collect his lucky trucks, he finds they are not there. Thomas tells Henry that Edward took them to deliver coal to the villagers. The Fat Controller arrives and chooses Henry to deliver some presents from the airport, but Henry goes to look for Edward to get his lucky trucks back. He has a hard time going up Gordon's Hill and the rails are icy, which makes him slide all the way back down the bottom. Henry soon comes upon an avalanche and says if he had his trucks, it would not have happened. Henry soon sees James and Molly with Rocky clearing some pipes blocking Henry's line. The line is cleared, but soon there are more delays when Thomas is on Henry's track because he is clearing the line.

Finally, Henry finds his lucky trucks in the forest where Edward is, but he cannot stop in time and accidentally crashes into the trucks, destroying them. Henry refuses to leave without his lucky trucks, but Edward reminds him that he has to collect the present train. Henry realises that there is no way to make his delivery on time but to go on his way without them. Fortunately, he is able to make it to the top of the hill despite the icy rails and makes it to the airport, where he collects his deliveries. After giving the children their presents, Henry realises that his trucks were not lucky after all, but he still feels lucky when he sees the children smiling.




  • Going by production order, this is the fourteenth episode of the eleventh series
  • This episode marks the first of several things:
    • Molly's first speaking role since her debut in the ninth series.
    • The first and only episode where Emily had an alternative sleeping face.
  • This was the last episode to have:
    • Thomas, Gordon, James and Percy with their sleeping faces and Edward with his presumably unused second series wincing face. Excluding that, Gordon and James' sleeping faces and Edward's wincing face would be used for stock footage in The Great Discovery.
    • Henry's original plastic model is used when he backs onto and takes away the presents train at the airport.


  • When Thomas and Henry are in Tidmouth Sheds, Henry's face is slightly off-centre.
  • When Henry discovers his lucky trucks are missing, the yard is empty, but in the next scene, Thomas and his trucks suddenly appear.
  • Alice is seen with the rest of the children on Maithwaite platform, but is missing in the close-up.
  • In a rare behind the scenes photo, Henry is smiling after he destroys his lucky trucks.
  • Henry's wheels slip briefly when the avalanche falls on his line.
  • Throughout this episode, many of the engines' eyes are misaligned, and do not move at the same time.


In Other Languages

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Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese O Dia de Sorte de Henry
Chinese Mandarin 亨利的幸运日
Croatian Hrvojina Nedostaje Sretne Kamonia
Czech Henryho Šťastný Den
Danish Henrys Lykkedag
Dutch Henry’s Geluksdag
French Les Wagons Porte-Bonheur d'Henri
German Die Glückswaggons
Greek λείπει τυχεροί φορτηγά
Hungarian Henry Szerencsés Napja
Indonesian Hari Keberuntunganmu Henry
Italian Il Manca Camion Fortunati
Japanese ヘンリーのこううんなかしゃ
Korean 행운의 열차를 찾아줘!
Norwegian Henrys Lykkedag
Polish Szczęśliwy Dzień Henia
Romanian Ziua Norocoasă a lui Henry
Russian Счастливый день Генри
Spanish El Día de Suerte de Henry
Swedish Henrys Lyckodag

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