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“You've never been on a ship?"
"No. There's diabolical dangers at sea, Thomas. Giant squids! Terrifying sea snakes! Razor-toothed sea monsters!”
―Thomas and Salty

Salty All at Sea is the tenth episode of the nineteenth series.


Brendam Docks is usually very busy and the engines are rushed off their wheels. But sometimes the docks are quiet, which gives Salty the chance to tell stories.

One day, he begins to tell Porter about the Giant Squid of Sodor, to Cranky's annoyance. Thomas arrives with the Fat Controller, who has a special assignment for Salty. He is to go to the mainland and help out at one of the docksides, as they are short of an engine. As the Vicarstown Bridge is under repairs, the only way to the mainland is by sea. Salty suddenly becomes very nervous and tries to persuade the Fat Controller that he is too busy to leave Brendam. But the controller's mind is made up and he orders Cranky to lift Salty onto a nearby boat destined for the mainland. But Cranky notices that Salty has suddenly disappeared. Edward arrives and notices that his trucks have disappeared too.

Salty shunts Edward's trucks all the way to Wellsworth and leaves them on a siding. He sees some passengers on the platform complaining about their train running late, so he uses an old coach to pick them up. Later when Thomas arrives, the stationmaster tells him that the passengers have already gone. Salty makes his way to Knapford with Thomas' passengers, where James and Gordon are very surprised to see him. But Salty hurries away before he has a chance to explain.

Salty desperately looks for another job to keep himself busy, but he ends up in a goods shed near Tidmouth Sheds. Thomas finally catches up and asks him why he is not happy about his special job. Salty admits that he has never travelled by sea before and that there are lots of scary monsters at sea. But Thomas reminds him that he is always making up stories like the time he told a story of the flatbeds of fear and the time he told a story of the monster of Brendam and they come to the conclusion that Salty's imagination is making him think the sea will be scary.

The next morning, Cranky lifts Salty and lowers him onto the ship. The Fat Controller and Thomas bid farewell, but Salty is still very nervous about the sea. As the ship sets sail, Salty slowly realises that the sea is not so bad and begins to enjoy his trip after all.

A few weeks later, Salty returns to the docks and begins to tell everyone about his journey to the mainland. He claims to have seen lots of monsters such as giant sharks, whirlpools of doom and an octopus that eats engines.





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  • When Salty laughs about embellishing his tales, he is simply closing his eyes, but the sound designers seemingly mistook this as him honking his horn and added an ill-fitting horn sound effect.
  • When Thomas says "Have a wonderful trip," Annie is facing the wrong way.
  • When Salty moves across the Suspension Bridge, his coach changes from a brake coach to a composite coach.

In Other Languages

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Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Salty Vai ao Mar
Chinese 海上的塞尔缇
Czech Salty na Moři
Dutch Heeft Salty Watervrees?
French La Sortie en Mer
Hungarian Salty és a Tenger
Italian Salty, il Marinaio
Japanese ソルティーはうみをいく
Korean 솔티와 바다
Latin American Spanish Salty en Altamar
Norwegian Salty Seiler Sin Egen Sjø
Polish Bosman na Statku
Portuguese Salty e Todos ao Mar
Romanian Salty pe Mare
Russian Морское путешествие
Serbian Solti u Moru
Slovenian Slavko na Morju
Spanish Salty Viaja por Mar
Ukrainian Солті в морі

Home Media Releases




  • Whale of a Tale and Other Sodor Adventures


  • Series 19 (Digital Download)