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Little Engines is a song from the sixth series. It was first released on the US DVD Percy's Chocolate Crunch and Other Thomas Adventures. A CGI version was released on the On the Go with Thomas UK DVD on 19th March 2018.

Lyrics

Main Line Engines always boast how big they are,
Superior by far.
But Little Engines toil away from dawn to dusk,
Without a fuss or care.
Just because we're small, doesn't mean we don't stand tall,
And we pull our weight like all the others do.
You'll be surprised, in spite of our size,
Just what little engines can do!
Little Engines, Little Engines,
Little Engines can do the biggest things.
Little Engines, Little Engines,
Little Engines can do most anything.
They'll carry on until the work is over,
They'll carry on to the end,
They're the smallest in the station, don't underestimate them,
They're not such little engines after all.
Bigger engines say, little engines play all day,
And we're not much use to anyone at all.
But we're strong enough, to deal with those trucks,
That's what little engines are for!
Little Engines, Little Engines,
Little Engines can do the biggest things.
Little Engines, Little Engines,
Little Engines can do most anything.
They'll carry on until the work is over,
They'll carry on to the end,
They're the smallest in the station, don't underestimate them,
They're not such little engines after all.
Thomas, Percy, Bill & Ben,
You can rely on them,
These little engines are the best!
Stepney, Duck and Oliver,
They'll give the trucks, what for?
You'll be so impressed.
Little Engines, Little Engines,
Little Engines can do the biggest things.
Little Engines, Little Engines,
Little Engines can do most anything.
They'll carry on until the work is over,
They'll carry on to the end,
They're the smallest in the station, don't underestimate them,
'Cause they're not little engines after all.
They're our favourite little engines,
They're mighty little engines!
They're not such little engines after all!
They're not such little engines after all!

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Trivia

  • The deleted scene from the sixth series episode, Edward the Very Useful Engine is stretched into 4:3 format.
  • Despite being released during the sixth series, the music video only features a single shot from that series.
  • In the Japanese version the opening lines are sung by Percy and Thomas respectively.
  • An instrumental version of this song can be heard on The Railway Stories: Branch Line Engines and other stories UK audiobook CD. It was also heard from the 3DS game, Thomas & Friends: Steaming Around Sodor.
  • A retake featuring Mike O'Donnell singing the song was released by O'Donnell on his YouTube channel in April 2017.
  • In the CGI version, the second chorus is omitted. Also, despite not having made an appearance in the CGI series, Stepney is still mentioned by name in the song.

Goofs

  • On the VHS/DVD of ‘’Percy’s Chocolate Crunch’’, Percy is erroneously referred to as “Cassie” in the closed captioning.
  • In the original version, when the lyrics “Mainline engines always boast how big they are,” a clip of Edward is played, but Edward is not a mainline engine or boastful.

Deleted and Extended scenes

  • Time for Trouble - A deleted scene of Toby puffing up to the water tower.
  • Thomas Gets Bumped - A deleted scene of Thomas passing the Watermill.
  • Thomas, Percy and the Post Train:
    • A extended shot of Thomas and Percy leaving the harbour.
    • An extended shot of Thomas puffing through Knapford.
  • One Good Turn - An extended wide shot showing Bill pulling trucks before Ben pushing them.
  • Oliver Owns Up:
    • A deleted scene of Oliver chuffing back to the coal yards to take the trucks away.
    • An extended scene of The Three Way Road with Thomas, Duck and Oliver.
  • Heroes:
    • A Deleted close-up of Ben.
    • A deleted panning shot of Bill and Ben.
  • You Can't Win:
    • A deleted scene of Duke with his long train going through Mountainside Runby.
    • A deleted scene of Thomas, Stuart and Duke entering Crovan's Gate earlier than expected.
  • A Bad Day for Sir Handel - An extended beginning of Skarloey and Rheneas passing Lakeside.
  • Trucks - An extended shot of Sir Handel pushing two red vans while Gordon puffs up to him.
  • Gallant Old Engine - A deleted scene of Edward bringing Rheneas back from the Works.
  • Thomas and Stepney
    • An extended beginning of Duck and Stepney pulling coaches.
    • A deleted scene of Stepney pulling coaches.
  • Special Attraction - A deleted scene of Percy rolling his eyes after the crash.
  • Cranky Bugs - A deleted scene of Thomas and Percy pulling trucks.
  • Horrid Lorry - An extended beginning of the engines working at Brendam Docks.
  • Bye George! - An extended beginning of Percy taking George through the Norramby Fishing Village.
  • Toby's Discovery - An extended shot of Toby and Henrietta going past the castle.
  • Rusty and the Boulder - An alternate shot of the broken water tower pieces falling on Skarloey.
  • Edward the Very Useful Engine - A deleted scene of Stepney passing Oliver on the Viaduct.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese ちいさなきかんしゃ

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