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The learning segments, also known as Learn With Thomas, were small educational videos which usually appeared between episodes on eighth to twelfth series DVDs and in half-hour television airings. The segments often feature animation by Gizmo Animation Limited and a few feature live-action ones. They were written by Paul Larson, Ross Hastings, Marc Seal and Sharon Miller.

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Series 13 - The Great Race

Guess Who? Puzzles

These short puzzle sequences feature screenshots of certain characters during the CGI series. The images are divided on a 12-piece template and follow a sequence of assembly. They usually last for half a minute and usually, the featured character's whistle (and/or their horn, bell or siren) sound would play at the end. Following The Great Race, new puzzle sequences have faded out.

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Which Whistle Suits Thomas?

Thomas has a broken whistle and chooses the right whistle that suits him.

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Trivia

  • This was the first learning segment of Thomas and Friends.

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Sounds

What sounds can you hear from Knapford Station, Harold, and Thomas?

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  • Pre-filmed extended footage from Fish and a deleted scene from Emily's New Coaches are used.
  • This is the only learning segment to feature stock footage from an episode directed by David Mitton and produced by Gullane Entertainment.
  • When the learning segment was released on DVD before airing on TV in the UK, most of the scenes were cut a few seconds making it shorter and the timing of the narration different as well.
  • In the DVD version, a few sounds are different than they were on TV.
    • The sounds of the cows and ducks in the scenes of them are different.
    • Henry's whistle is heard earlier in the short version than on TV.
    • Thomas whistles one time when he comes out of the tunnel in the DVD version, whereas in the TV version, he whistles three times.
    • Thomas' whistle is heard at the end in the DVD version, whereas he did not in the TV version. Also the music speeds up and ended differently.

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Dot to Dot - Gordon

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Steamies and Diesels Sounds

The differences between steam engine and diesel sounds.

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Trivia

  • Stock footage from Thomas to the Rescue is used.
  • When the segment aired on TV, some of the scenes are extended, the timing of the narration is different and the sounds when Thomas & Mavis stop are different.

Goofs

  • In the second scene of the gravel coming out of the hopper, the hopper shakes.
  • When Thomas arrives at the docks, he is not pulling any trucks, but in the next scene, he is and Harvey is not there.

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Guess the Engine - Thomas, Henry and Toby

Thomas, Henry, and Toby are the engines that are being drawn.

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Goofs

  • In the half-hour airing "Differences", Toby bell moved at the end of the segment.

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Guess the Engine - Percy

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Being Blue

Thomas travels along the rails finding what things are green, red and blue.

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Goofs

  • In the next scene after Thomas passes James, James is not seen behind Thomas, but when Thomas passes Bertie, James can be seen in the widescreen version.

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Guess the Engine - James

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How Does Emily Get to Cronk Station?

Thomas tells Emily how to get to Cronk and she must remember each detail.

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  • This is the only appearance of Cronk Station in the eighth series.

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Percy Pulls Out of the Station

Percy is pulling four trucks that go to a destination, with each truck carrying something that starts with the letter P.

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Toby is Surprised to see...

Toby notices some surprising things as he chuffs along.

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Trivia

  • When Toby looks up at the church, his eye movement is animated.

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Surprise Destinations

Thomas, Percy and Emily follow a maze of twisty tracks to find their surprise destinations.

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Goofs

  • Towards the end of this segment, Emily has Gordon's whistle sound.

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Thomas Trundles Out of the Station

Thomas is pulling four trucks that go to a destination, with each truck carrying something that starts with the letter T.

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Thomas and the Mast

Thomas has to choose the right bridge to go under which can allow the boat's mast to go through.

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Being on Time

Emily, Percy and Thomas take turns to deliver the flour.

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Thomas and Percy Play Hide and Seek

Thomas and Percy are playing hide and seek and Thomas needs to find Percy.

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Truck Trouble

Thomas and Percy try to think of a way to haul trucks.

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Goofs

  • In one of the scenes of Thomas and Percy pushing the trucks against each other, Thomas' eyes are wonky.
  • When Percy is pushing the trucks, a wire can be seen underneath him.
  • When Thomas and Percy are pulling against each other, the trucks faces are switched to the back.

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Which Way Should Thomas and Emily Go?

Thomas and Emily need to get past each other.

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Sharing

Edward helps Thomas, Henry helps Edward and the engines share their trucks.

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Sharing Trucks

Thomas and Percy find a way to share their trucks with each other.

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Dot to Dot - Emily

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The Children Wait for Gordon

The children are at Maron Station to wait for Gordon to take them to school; other blue engines come past the station.

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  • Wires can be seen underneath Edward's wheels.

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Dot to Dot - Edward

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Trivia

  • When the learning segment aired on TV, Edward's theme is played.

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What Thomas Needs to do in the Winter

Thomas can be useful by doing what he does in the snow.

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Goofs

  • The battery pack being used to power Thomas' lamp can be briefly spotted when he passes the level crossing.

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Helping One Another

Harvey helps Annie and Clarabel, Edward helps Gordon and the engines and Bertie help out James.

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Guess the Engine - Emily

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What Makes Percy Feel Better?

Percy needs three things to make him better so he can take the children to the seaside.

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Goofs

  • Percy is mistakenly said to have a tender.

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Henry Huffs Out of the Station

Henry is pulling four trucks that go to a destination, with each truck carrying something that starts with the letter H.

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Job Destinations - Thomas, Toby and James

Thomas, Toby and James find which loads they will take.

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Edward Helps Emily Up Gordon's Hill

Emily needs help getting up Gordon's Hill with heavy coal trucks and Edward comes to help push her up.

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Goofs

  • In the last scene of the segment, Edward's eyes are wonky.

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Painting James

Painting a picture of James.

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How Does Thomas Get to the Timber Yards?

Toby tells Thomas how to get to the Timber Yards and he must remember each detail.

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Goofs

  • When Toby arrives at the Lumber Mill, his steam platform can be seen.

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Diesel Engines and Steam Engines are Different

Differences between steam engines and diesel engines.

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Banana Tricks

Thomas tries to choose which truck he should give to Diesel to trick him.

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Which Engine for Which Job?

Thomas, Edward, Henry and Harvey are deciding which job they should do.

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Goofs

  • Annie is facing the wrong way at the docks.
  • Henry's eyes are wonky.

Which Way Should Thomas Go?

Thomas chooses the route to get his load to the Suspension Bridge.

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Thomas Looks for Mavis

Thomas searches all over the island to look for Mavis.

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Which Diesel Engine with Which Steam Engine?

Mavis helps Percy, 'Arry and Bert help Gordon and Daisy helps Toby.

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Which Things are the Same?

Steamies and Diesels are different, but there are a few things that are the same about them.

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Who's Under the Coal Dust? - James

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Goofs

  • Salty has red buffers.

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Same Colour

The Steam Team find which of their paintwork colour matches with another.

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Thomas and the Shape Bridge

Thomas and the Shapes Bridge - Thomas chooses which shape fits into which part on a bridge.

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Getting to the Washdown

Percy, Diesel and James all went to the wash down, but Emily is blocking their way.

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Emily Respects

Emily learns to respect Gordon, Toby and Salty.

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Trivia

  • The scene in the beginning is extended when it aired on TV.
  • A scene of the three scenes together is only shown in the TV airing.
  • An extended pre-filmed footage from Respect for Gordon is used in the TV airing.

Goofs

  • In the first scene of Emily passing McColl Farm, Trevor is close to the shed with Geroge, but in the next scene, Trevor is close to a stack of hay.
  • In the TV version of the segment with the three scenes together, the scene from Respect for Gordon pauses while the others still play.

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Which Load for Which Party?

Thomas has three loads to take to three parties.

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Guess the Engine - Gordon

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Which Load to Which Station?

Thomas has to deliver three different toys to three groups of children.

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Trivia

  • When the segment was released on the Official UK Youtube channel, the beginning is extended.

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What Route Should Thomas Take?

Thomas needs to choose two routes to deliver eggs, chickens and a sailboat.

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Changing Sounds

Thomas finds out the sounds that he makes differences.

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What's New at the Station?

Spot the difference between the two pictures.

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Getting to Bluff's Cove

The suspension bridge is closed, so Percy tells Thomas another way to Bluff's Cove so Thomas can take the children to school.

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Trivia

  • On the Official UK Youtube Channel, a line for Thomas was added with him saying "Thank you Percy" and the scene of Thomas going up Gordon's Hill and entering Kellsthorpe Station is extended.

Goofs

  • When Thomas passes the Windmill, Annie is facing the wrong way.

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Seeing in the Dark

Thomas needs to use the right item so he can go out at night.

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Percy in the Dark

Percy tries to work out what is in the dark that he is in front of.

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Trivia

  • When the learning segment was uploaded on the Official UK YouTube Channel on 3rd November 2014, additional scenes of Cranky loading a cargo on Percy's flatbed, Percy leaving the docks and Percy figuring out Harold were added. An additonal line from the narrator saying "What do you think?" was also added when Percy is at the docks.

Goofs

  • In the UK narration, when Percy arrives at the village, the narrator says trucks, but Percy only has one truck.

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What is Thomas Thinking Of?

Thomas puffs out clouds of steam while he is thinking of something or someone.

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Which Load for Which Route?

Thomas, Edward and James have narrow, wide and tall loads and needs to find the right route.

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What Makes Thomas Happy?

Thomas finds the thing that makes him most happiest of all.

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Trivia

  • When the Learning Segment was featured on DVD, an additional scene of Thomas arriving at Peel Station was added.

Goofs

  • When Thomas leaves Peel Station, the children are still on the platform.

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Job Destinations - Gordon, Mavis and Percy

Gordon, Mavis and Percy find out what job they will have.

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Job Destinations - Edward, Henry and Gordon

Edward, Gordon and Henry finds out which Jobs they will have.

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Dot to Dot - Thomas

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Where Can Neville Find Salty?

Neville needs to find the right place where he can find Salty.

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Trivia

  • When the learning segment was uploaded on the Official UK Youtube channel on 16th December 2014, an extended scene of the Windmill, Neville leaving the cement works, an additional scene of Neville arriving at the docks and an additonal line of the narrator saying "Neville has looked at the quarry and he's looked at the cement works" were added.

Goofs

  • The narrator said that Bill and Ben will always be found working at the Cement Works, but they actually work at the Clay Pits.

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Dot to Dot - James

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Knowing What to Do

The engines needs to know how to be careful in the snow, going down Gordon's Hill and in the fog.

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Trivia

  • This is the only Series 9 model learning segment to not be released on both the Official UK Youtube Channel or DVD.

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Fixing the Engines

Thomas, James and Gordon are at the repair yard and needs the right things to make them feel better.

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Goofs

  • Throughout the whole Learning Segment, Gordon is missing his steam pipes and piston cylinders.
  • When the UK version was released on the Official YouTube channel, Gordon's squeaking noise is absent.

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Being Kind

Edward lets Henry go to the water tower first, getting up Gordon's Hill and letting him pass a signal.

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Trivia

  • Stock footage from James Goes Too Far is used.
  • When the segment aired on TV, the beginning is extended and the music is played again when Edward helps Henry up Gordon's Hill.

Goofs

  • In the TV version, Henry's chuffing noise is heard before he moved.

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What Can Cool Thomas Down?

Thomas needs something to cool him down.

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Cool Down Delivery

Thomas tries to find a way to cool down the Fat Controller and the children.

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Trivia

  • When this segment was released on DVD, additional scenes were added.
    • Thomas passing Bluff's Cove.
    • Coats on display in Peel station.
    • Edited stock footage from Don't Tell Thomas.
    • Thomas passing the windmill and an ice cream sign.
  • Stock footage from James Goes Too Far is used.
  • Due to scenes on one particular set across the season being filmed in one go, the scene of Thomas arriving at Maithwaite in this segment and Thomas' Milkshake Muddle have the same decorations and children in the same position. The same goes with the scene of Thomas passing Bluff's Cove being filmed during Thomas and the Golden Eagle.

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Getting Up Gordon's Hill

Gordon, Percy and Toby try to get up Gordon's Hill.

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What Does Toby See?

Toby is puffing along his branch line and spots shadows of places and friends.

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Trivia

  • This learning segment was first released on DVD, but it was never released on TV in any Series 9 Airings. It was released in a Series 11 and 12 airing.

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What Goes Where?

What objects would you come across at a special event?

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Trivia

  • The learning segment was not featured in any ninth series airings.

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Who Respects Whom?

Toby, Gordon and Edward respect each other.

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Trivia

  • This learning segment was never released on television, but it was made in production in 2005 and after the ninth series ended production and finished airing. The segment was uploaded on the Official UK Youtube Channel on 29th December 2014 during the CGI era.
  • This learning segment is the first and only one not to use American narration, making this a UK only/exclusive segment.

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Where is Henry's Coal?

Henry needs some special coal, so he looks for the place where he can get it.

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  • In the scene of the Ice Cream Factory, the narrator says truck/car, but Edward is pulling more than one truck.

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How Does Thomas Feel?

Is Thomas happy or sad?

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How are Thomas and Percy Different?

There are a few differences about Thomas and Percy and one thing that are the same about them.

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Who Can Take Them?

The Fat Controller and his wife must arrive at Allicia Botti's concert in time.

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What's Found Where?

Percy and Toby learn about the water tower and coal loader.

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New Parts for James

James needs some new parts, but where do they go?

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Who Will Percy See?

Percy needs to figure out who's coming out of the tunnel.

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Who's Under the Coal Dust? - Emily

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Help From Your Friends

Edward helps Emily, Bill and Ben help Mavis and Arthur helps Thomas.

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Guess the Engine - Edward

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Who Should Take the Telegraph Pole?

Gordon, Edward and Emily are finding out who's flatbed is better suited to take a telegraph pole.

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Which Outfit for Which Occasion?

Thomas needs to take the Fat Controller to three parties and needs to know where to go first by the outfit he's wearing.

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Dot to Dot - Jeremy

Jeremy is the new friend that is being drawn out.

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Old Route, New Route

Thomas must find the right track.

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Trivia

  • This learning segment was not released on television.

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Toby's New Shed

This article is about 'the learning segment'. You may be looking for 'the episode'.

A new shed is being built for Toby and it needs the right roof and door.

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  • This is the only learning segment to be named after an episode.

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Percy's Story

Percy has broken down, but Thomas finds an idea to tell a story to him, using things around him.

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  • A poster of Bulgy can be seen in the widescreen version.
  • This learning segment marks the last time Gordon's neutral face is used.

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Mavis as a Steam Engine

Mavis imagines what she would look like if she was Emily

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Which Friend is in Which Shed?

Thomas is trying to find Gordon, Emily and James in the Shed.

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  • When the segment was uploaded on the Official Youtube Channel, some of the beginning was cut of the narrator saying, "Thomas and his friends are playing a game".

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Which Track for Henry?

Henry needs to get to the lake and the castle.

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Over the Bridge

Toby must collect some workmen and take them to the forest.

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Right Sized Engine for the Job

Harvey and Rocky decide which job is the right sized for them.

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Emily Huffs Out of the Station

Emily is pulling four trucks that go to a destination.

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Which Engine Should go to Which Building?

Percy, Edward and Henry find out which place they're going to.

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Toby's Favourite Place

Toby finds the place where he loves to visit.

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Emily's Favourite Place

Emily finds what things she can see on the seaside.

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Diesels and Steamies

The differences between steam engines and diesel engines.

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Trivia

  • This is the only appearance of Dennis in the tenth series.
  • This segment is similar to Steamies and Diesels Sounds with Thomas and Mavis being the main characters.
  • Stock footage from the learning segments, Steamies and Diesels Sounds and alternate extended stock footage from Being Blue are used.

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  • The track behind Mavis when she is getting diesel fuel ends.

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What is Henry Thinking Of?

Henry puffs out clouds of steam while he is thinking of something or someone.

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What Does Harold See?

Harold sees one of his friends from below and finds out who it is.

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Which Load for Rosie?

Rosie is trying to find a load that she can pull.

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Trivia

  • The balloon load for one of the trucks is owned by Twitter user TomsProps.

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Clever Percy

Percy finds an easy way to do his jobs.

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  • The audio is out of sync when the segment was uploaded on the Official Youtube Channel.

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Dot to Dot - Percy

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Up and Down the Hill

Freddie must puff slow or fast down and up the mountain hill.

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Trivia

  • This is the only learning segment to feature a narrow gauge engine.
  • This is the only time Freddie is seen derailing.

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Percy's Treasure

Percy must find the track to the treasure.

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Dot to Dot - Toby

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  • Toby (does not speak)

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What Makes Salty Happiest?

Salty finds the place where he loves to work.

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Trivia

  • Extended stock footage from the learning segment Old Route, New Route is used.
  • This is the last learning segment to use models.

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Happy or Sad?

Are Gordon, Percy and James sad or happy?

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Goofs

  • James' smokebox is the same colour as his paintwork when he was sad.

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Being Repainted

Thomas, James and Henry need new coats of paint.

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  • Henry's tender footsteps and doors are not rendered properly.

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Pulling Coaches

Gordon, James and Toby decide which coaches they should pull.

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Who's Going Where

Thomas, Percy and Toby are taking children somewhere and a flag on their coach shows where they should go.

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Spot the Difference

Thomas and Stanley find out the three differences between them.

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Tough Trucks

Thomas, Percy and Stanley must find a way to pull six trucks full of stone.

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Thomas' Puzzle Parts

Thomas needs to have the right parts to replace his snapped coupling rod, cracked funnel and dented dome.

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