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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.





US and CAN

  • 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.
  • Not counting its appearance in the fantasy sequence in the episode Deep Trouble, 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 series.
  • 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.
  • On the Nick Jr. US airing of this episode, it was paired with Chucklesome Trucks.


  • In the Latin American Spanish dub, Madeleine's father's line when he comments on the heat is left blank instead of being translated into Spanish.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Shane Relaxado
Dutch Zorgeloze Shane
Estonian Tagasihoidlik Shane
Finnish Rento Shane
German Keine gute Entscheidung
Indonesian Bersantailah Shane
Italian A Corto di Carbone
Japanese シェインはよゆう
Korean 셰인은 너무 느긋해
Latin American Spanish Shane el Relajado
Latvian Mierīgais Šeins
Lithuanian Atsipalaidavęs Šeinas
Polish Uspokój Się, Shane
Russian Беспечный Шейн
Spanish Un Despreocupado Shane
Turkish Rahat Shane

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