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This article is about the song. You may be looking for the US/UK DVD or the German DVD.

It's Great to be an Engine is a song from the fifth series.

Lyrics

CHORUS:

Oh yes, it's great to be an engine and go steaming along
Puff, Puff, Puffing along, Peep, Peep, Peeping along
All the people waving as you speed along
Puff, Puff, Puffing along all day
We're all so proud to be famous engines
And travel through the countryside
We're always brave when there are hills to climb
No mountain is too high

CHORUS:

Oh yes it's great to be an engine as you're steaming along
Puff, Puff, Puffing along, Peep, Peep, Peeping along
Fly along the rails as your wheels go round
Whiz whiz whizzing around all day
It doesn't matter come rain or shine
There always things for us to do
And in the cold-cold wintertime
We're ready!
When you light the fire and stoke the boiler and we'll be there for you!

CHORUS:

Oh yes it's great to be an engine as you're steaming along
Puff, Puff, Puffing along, Peep Peep, Peeping along
Feel the wind around you as you push along
Puff, Puff puffing along all day

BRIDGE:

Just think - how wonderful it would be
To live on the magical Island of Sodor, helping Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends
All day long it would be like a dream come true
If only I could be an engine too...

CHORUS:

Oh yes it's great to be an engine as you're steaming along
Puff, Puff, Puffing along, Peep, Peep, peeping along
Fly along the rails as your wheels go round
Whiz, Whiz, Whizzing around all day

CHORUS:

Oh yes it's great to be an engine and go steaming along
Puff, Puff, Puffing along, Peep, Peep, Peeping along
All the people waving as you speed along
Puff, Puff, Puffing along...
Peep, Peep, Peeping and Puff, Puff, Puffing and steam around all day!

Characters

Series 5 version

YouTube World Tour version

Locations

Series 5 version

YouTube World Tour version

Footage Used

Series 5 version

YouTube World Tour version

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • Donald's Duck - A deleted scene of Donald puffing into Tidmouth Hault.
  • Thomas Gets Bumped - A deteted scene of a close-up of one of the children.
  • The Trouble with Mud - An extended shot of James starting to climb Gordon's Hill.
  • No Joke for James - A deleted scene of James with the express passing Wellsworth signal box.
  • Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure - A deleted scene of Percy passing the windmill while pulling the mail.
  • Four Little Engines - An extended shot of Skarloey on the bridge in the dream sequence.
  • A Bad Day for Sir Handel:
    • An extended ending of Skarloey and Rheneas at Lakeside.
    • A deleted scene of Skarloey going over a bridge with a coach and brake van.
  • Rock 'n' Roll - A mirrored extended scene of Duncan going under the stone bridge in the dream sequence.
  • Thomas and Stepney:
    • An alternate shot of Thomas passing the mountain side with Annie and Clarabel (In the dream sequence there is an original and extended shot).
    • An extended ending of Stepney passing Henry and Gordon.
  • Paint Pots and Queens - An extended beginning of the engines at Knapford Station in the dream sequence.
  • Toby's Discovery - An extended scene of Toby passing the castle in the dream sequence.
  • Thomas and the Rumors - A deleted close-up shot of the children by the windmill.
  • Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday - An extended beginning of the Sodor Maid going under the Old Stone Bridge in the dream sequence.
  • Duncan Gets Spooked - An extended shot shows Duncan crossing the bridge during the day.
  • Unknown:
    • A close-up of Gordon's Whistle.
    • A close-up of Duck's Whistle.

Trivia

  • A version without subtitles can be seen on Rescues on the Railways UK VHS, Make Someone Happy and Other Thomas Adventures VHS, Sing-Along and Stories DVD and (Rescues on the Railways) version on The Greatest Stories.
  • In the CGI version, the third verse is omitted and replaced with the first.
  • The music video was used as an advertisement for the Make Someone Happy and Other Thomas Adventures VHS/DVD.
  • This music video shares the same name with the DVD titled It's Great to be an Engine!.
  • There is an Instrumental on the Korean musical CD.
  • Stock footage from Night Train is used.
  • It should be noted that all main 11 engines make an appearance one after the other in this music video similar to Never Ever Ever Give Up i.e. first comes Thomas then Edward, Henry, Gordon etc.

Goofs

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese たのしいきかんしゃ
Korean 토마스와 노래해요 (DVD Acadamy)
토마스와 함께 불러요 (DVD Acadamy)
행복한 기관차 (Musical/CD)
Portuguese É muito bom ser um trenzinho
Spanish Me Gusta Ser Locomotora

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