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“I've got him cheap, Jem, cheap!"
"Do you hear that Trevor? The Reverend's saved you, and you'll live at the vicarage now.”
―The Vicar and Jem Cole

Saved from Scrap is the fourth episode of the second series. It is based on the story of the same name from the Railway Series book Edward the Blue Engine.


One day, Edward is heading to the scrapyard on his branch line. Thomas exclaims that Edward is not that old, but Edward knows that Thomas is only teasing.

At the scrapyard, Edward sees a very unusual sight: a traction engine named Trevor who is very sad. Edward asks him why he is at the scrapyard. The traction engine tells him that he is due to be broken up the following week; though he is still clearly in working condition, his master decided he was old-fashioned. Edward remarks that he gets told the same thing, but the Fat Controller says that he is Really Useful. Trevor then tells Edward about his old life; he would travel from farm to farm doing various jobs and children would be excited to see him and took rides on him. He closes his eyes and remembers that he likes children. Edward worriedly travels to the station trying his hardest to think of a way to save Trevor.

Edward tries to think who would take Trevor in, but had no luck. At Wellsworth, Edward spots the Vicar and knows he would be the perfect person to save Trevor. He and his driver explain about Trevor's situation and beg the Vicar to save him; the Vicar promises to go take a look. A few days later, Jem Cole tells Trevor about the Vicar's upcoming visit and gives him a new coat of paint and a good polish in preparation. The Vicar arrives and Trevor starts riding around the yard feeling happier than ever. Afterwards, the Vicar talks to the scrapyard owner and is able to buy Trevor cheap.


Now Trevor lives at the Vicarage Orchard, which is next to the line, so he and Edward see each other everyday. Trevor enjoys his new work, but his favourite day of the year is the day of the church fête, when he has a wooden seat bolted on to him and gets to give children rides. And in the evening, he is seen lying asleep thinking about the wonderful day he has had and the children he met.




  • The first shot was taken from the cancelled adaptation of The Missing Coach, as James' tender can be seen at the end of the camera panning, similar to how James looks in the first shot of The Missing Coach.
  • The shot of Thomas saying "You're not that old!" was used as the main part of the original Shining Time Station Series 1 opening and also plasters the Clearwater Features logos on later prints of the first two seasons of this show which listed the show's producers names below, while the still photo of him watching Edward puff away would be used as a prominent icon for Thomas & Friends for several years, including the updated opening of Shining Time Station and Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales.
  • It is revealed that Edward's driver is named Charlie. This is the only time it is mentioned.
  • Deleted scenes suggest Edward's chat with the Vicar was to be extended, and two particular deleted scenes show him with his sad face in place of his anxious one followed by his happy face.
  • Gordon is shown pulling the shorter express coaches from the first series.
  • This episode marks the first time Edward's exhausted/anxious face is used, which would frequently be used in the second series.
  • The Märklin Engine appears at the scrapyard.
  • Ringo Starr's US dub was not released on home media until 2012, when it was included on Engine Friends.
  • A bogie wheel and driving wheel from Gordon's pilot model can be seen at the scrapyard.
  • George Carlin's dub of this episode was never featured on an episode of Shining Time Station or Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales. It first appeared on Daisy and Other Thomas Stories on 6th October 1993 and on Mister Moose's Fun Time in 1998.
  • This is the only episode that Jem Cole is referred to by name until the sixth series episode, Elizabeth the Vintage Lorry.
  • This episode aired on 4th June 1991 when repeated for the second series. The same year, Thomas and Trevor aired on 11th June, with Duck Takes Charge on 18th June and Percy and Harold on 25th June.
  • The Welsh title of this episode is simply Trevor's name.
  • When this episode aired on Cartoon Network, the music and sound effects overlapped the original audio.
  • This episode was never released on VHS and DVD in South Korea.


  • In the opening shot Gordon suddenly stops due to derailing just after he passes the signal.
  • When Edward approaches Wellsworth, in George Carlin's dub and most international ones, he has Thomas' whistle sound. In Ringo Starr's dubs and the Welsh, original Norwegian and Japanese dubs, no whistle sound is heard. Also, the tracks start to move once Edward is on it.
  • When Edward is at the scrapyards, Lynton and Barnstaple Railway open trucks appear behind him, but when he passes Suddery Castle, he is pulling regular ones. When he is at Wellsworth, however, he is pulling Lynton and Barnstaple Railway open trucks again.
  • Thomas' driver is missing when Edward leaves to go to the scrapyard.
  • In a deleted scene of Edward talking with the vicar, his happy face mask appears to be falling off.
  • When Trevor asks Jem Cole if he thinks the Vicar will buy him, a hair is visible on his boiler.
  • When Jem Cole and the Vicar are riding Trevor around the scrapyard, a piece of string can be faintly seen pulling Trevor, and no steam comes out of Trevor's funnel.
  • When Edward says "Hello! You're not broken and rusty, what are you doing here?" in the George Carlin narration, "Hello" is said in his Trevor voice.
  • Thomas' eyes are wonky when Edward leaves for the scrapyard.
  • When Edward says that the other engines think he is old fashioned, he has a chip in his boiler.
  • When the Vicar bought Trevor, his cheek is chipped.
  • After Edward leaves the scrapyard, he has Donald/Douglas' worried face mask.
  • In Trevor's flashback, his paint is chipped and his perch bracket is breaking apart.


In Other Languages

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Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Novo começo
Chinese Mandarin 在废车场被救
Croatian Spremljeno iz Otpada
Czech Záchrana před Šrotem
Danish Reddet fra Lossepladsen
Dutch Gered van de Schroothoop
Finnish Romutusuhka
French Sauvé de la Ferraille
German Nicht verschrotten, bitte
Greek Η Διάσωση απο τα Παλιοσίδερα
Hungarian Edward és az Ócskavastelep
Italian Il Trattore Salvato
Japanese いのちびろいしたトレバー
Korean 다시 살아난 트레버
Latin American Spanish De Nuevo en Acción
Norwegian Reddet fra Skraphaugen
Polish Ocalony ze Złomu
Romanian Salvat de la Fier Vechi
Romansh Salvà dal deposit da ferramenta
Russian Спасенный трактор
Serbian Spasen iz Otpada
Slovenian Pot na Odpad
Swedish Reddet fra Skrotupplaget
Ukrainian Врятований з брухту
Welsh Trefor

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  • Engine Friends (Ringo Starr's dub)

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