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Laid Back Shane is the twelfth episode of the twenty-third series.


Shane has too much fun to stop and refuel until he runs out of coal and is stranded in the desert.




UK and AUS


  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Shane Jacobson as Shane
  • Genevieve McCarthy as Aubrey
  • Tim Bain as Aiden, Some Passengers and the Australian Railway Workers


  • Going by production order, this is the thirteenth episode of the twenty-third series.
  • This is the only episode in the twenty-third series set in Australia, and marks Aubrey and Aiden's only speaking role in said series.
  • This is the first episode of the twenty third series announced.
  • Thomas mentions the events of Banjo and the Bushfire from the previous season.
  • Shane's "To the Red Centre" song is to the tune of Waltzing Matilda, which serves as the melody to Ace's horn.
  • Not counting the next series' double-length special episode Thomas and the Royal Engine, this marks the first episode released in the 2020s. But in the case of broadcasting on UK television.
  • This is the 550th episode of the television series overall.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Shane Relaxado
Dutch Zorgeloze Shane
Finnish Rento Shane
German Keine gute Entscheidung
Italian A Corto di Carbone
Japanese シェインはよゆう
Korean 셰인은 너무 느긋해
Polish Uspokój Się, Shane
Russian Беспечный Шейн
Spanish Shane el Relajado (LATAM)
Un Shane Despreocupado (SPN)

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