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“A little bit of fog won't bother me. I'm Spencer the grand! I can puff perfectly!”

Spencer the Grand is the twelfth episode of the fifteenth series.


One very foggy day on Sodor, the Fat Controller arrives at the sheds and tells all of the engines to stay at Tidmouth Sheds as the fog is too thick. He then goes on to tell Spencer, who is visiting Sodor with the Duke and Duchess, that he can stay in Percy's berth until the little engine gets back from delivering the mail. Spencer decides that he is too grand to stay at Tidmouth Sheds and sets off for the Duke and Duchess' summerhouse, certain that he will not get lost in the thick fog.

Soon Spencer can see what he thinks is a building ahead. He is sure it is the summerhouse, until he hears Mavis. He moves closer to discover that the "building" is actually a slate wall at the quarry. Embarrassed, Spencer heads off and can soon see what he believes to be the platform at the summerhouse. Then he sees Whiff and, on closer inspection, he discovers that the "platform" is actually the rubbish crusher. Finally, he sees some tall windows which he believes is the summerhouse. But Spencer hears Thomas and he discovers that he is back at Tidmouth Sheds. Spencer feels very silly and Thomas kindly says that he can still wait with them at Tidmouth until the fog clears. Spencer feels ashamed and tells Thomas that he does not deserve the other engines' company. Then Spencer notices that Percy's berth is still empty. Thomas tells Spencer that Percy is still out with the mail and Gordon says that they are worried about him. Spencer sees an opportunity to make amends with the engines and sets out into the fog to find Percy.

Finding Percy proves harder than Spencer thought it would, until he hears a distant whistle. He chuffs on and the whistle gets louder and louder until he finds Percy who is lost in the fog. Buffer-to-buffer, Percy and Spencer head back to Tidmouth Sheds, guided by Thomas' whistle. When they arrive, the engines toot happily and Percy invites Spencer to stay with them for a while, to which Spencer delightfully agrees.





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  • This episode marks the first of a few things:
    • The first appearance of Callan Castle in CGI and its first appearance since the eleventh series episode Dirty Work.
    • The first time that Spencer has been the main character in an episode since his debut in the seventh series.
  • This episode marks Mavis and Whiff's only speaking roles in the fifteenth series.
  • This episode marks the last appearance of the Three Tier Bridge.


  • Since bogie wheels are neither driven nor braked, Spencer's bogies should not have sparked when he stopped.

In Other Languages

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Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Spencer o Grande
Catalan Spencer el Magnífic
Chinese Mandarin 高贵的史宾赛
Czech Spencer Veliky
Finnish Santtu Suuri
French Un brouillard très épais
German Spencers Irrfahrt
Hebrew ספנסר המפואר
Hungarian A Nagy Spencer
Italian Spencer il Grande
Japanese スペンサーとふかいきり
Korean 안개 속의 스펜서 (dub)
멋진 스펜서 (subtitles)
Latin American Spanish Spencer el Grandioso
Norwegian Stolte Spencer
Polish Wielki Szymek
Romanian Grandiosul Spencer
Russian Спенсер Великий
Serbian Veliki Spenser
Spanish El Gran Spencer

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