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“Saving you from scrap is getting to be a habit, Stepney. Please stop it."
"Yes, sir! But I have learned something."
"What's that?"
"There's no place like home!"
"And that's exactly where you're going now."
"Bluebells forever!”
―The Fat Controller and Stepney

Stepney Gets Lost is the thirteenth episode of the fifth series. It aired back to back with Rusty and the Boulder on Storytime with Thomas in the US.

Plot

One morning, the Fat Controller comes to Stepney's shed to tell him that Rusty has told him that he is in need of change. Because of this, he is having him help Toby and Mavis at the quarry for the day. The Fat Controller warns Stepney that it is easy to get lost and to be back before dark. Stepney arrives at the quarry and is really enjoying himself and Mavis and Toby are impressed with his hard work, no matter how dusty he becomes. The quarry foreman asks Stepney's crew if they would like to take the night special to a building section of a new branch line. The driver agrees to take the train, but Stepney thinks that they should have asked the Fat Controller first and said nothing.

As night falls, Toby and Mavis warn Stepney to be careful and Stepney leaves the quarry with the special train. He arrives on time with his delivery and then sets off for home, only for the fog to soon come down and make everything look spooky. Stepney's driver notices a signal at green and thinks that someone had been expecting them, except no-one has been. The points ahead are set in the wrong direction but Stepney does not realise this and makes a wrong turn, ending up in an unknown area. The driver decides to rest until the fog clears. Stepney hears strange sounds and soon the fog slowly lifts revealing that they are in the scrapyards. Stepney's crew go for help and leave Stepney all alone, but not for long as two diesel engines called 'Arry and Bert approach him saying that he will make very fine scrap indeed. The diesels buffer him up and take Stepney to a large smelter's shed and leave him alone, intending to scrap him.

Stepney looks up and above him is a huge grabber. Stepney pleads he is not for scrapping, but the grabber slowly lowers to grab Stepney. But just as it is about to grab hold of him, it suddenly stops. The Fat Controller appears with Stepney's crew and the yard master on a nearby platform, having come to visit the scrapyards and he jokingly tells Stepney that saving him from scrap is becoming a habit. Stepney then tells the Fat Controller that he learned that there is no place like home, which is where he is going now. Stepney then leaves the scrapyards, while declaring "Bluebells Forever!"

Characters

Locations

Trivia

Goofs

  • The camera shot looking over a beam and down at Stepney is differently configured with scattered objects when 'Arry and Bert approach.
  • In some of the shots of Stepney puffing through the fog, a black box is attached to one side of his cab. This is most likely the power source to his head lamp.
  • When Stepney puffs through the fog after dropping off the stone loads, studio equipment can be seen in the top left corner of the screen.
  • The opening music is briefly cut off in the US version.
  • When 'Arry and Bert stops near Stepney, Bert stops right behind Stepney. However, when Bert buffers up to Stepney, he has moved backwards several yards.
  • When Bert buffers up to Stepney, there are large gaps between his eyes and his facemask. Also, Bert's engine does not hiss when he stops to buffer up Stepney.
  • When 'Arry and Bert begin taking Stepney to the smelting shed, there is a clear gap between the fog effect and the right side of the screen.
  • In the Polish dub, Rusty's English name is used by accident.
  • When Stepney is in his shed, his right lamp iron (viewer's left) has a burn mark,
  • Because stock footage is used, the line of trucks next to Mavis disappears and a fragment of BoCo can be seen further back.

Quotes

  • ('Arry and Bert approach Stepney)
  • 'Arry: Gotcha this time, Stepney. You'll make very fine scrap indeed! Buffer him, Bert! (Bert does so, and the two diesels take him to the smelters' shed) Bye-bye, Stepney!
  • US narration only (laughs): Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

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  • Stepney: (looks up at the lowering grabber) This engine's not for scrapping!

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  • The Fat Controller: UK: It's a good thing I've chosen to visit this yard tonight./US: It’s a good thing I'm visiting this yard tonight. Saving you from scrap is becoming a habit, Stepney. Please stop it.
  • Stepney: Yes, Sir! But I have learned something.
  • The Fat Controller: What's that?
  • Stepney: There's no place like home!
  • The Fat Controller: And that's exactly where you're going now.
  • Stepney: Bluebells forever!

Merchandise

In Other Languages

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Language Title
Albanian Stepni humb Rrugën
Brazilian Portuguese Stepney Se Perde
Chinese Mandarin 斯德普尼迷失
Czech Stepney zabloudil
Danish Stepney farer vild
Dutch Stepney verdwaalt
German Stepney verirrt sich
Greek Στεπνί χάνεται
Hungarian Stepney Eltéved
Italian Stepney si Smarrisce
Japanese まいごになったステップニー
Korean 길을 잃은 스테프니
Latin Spanish Stepney se Pierde
Norwegian Stepney går seg vill
Polish Jak Stepney Trafił do Składnicy (Original)
Zagubiony Stefcio (Alternate)
Romanian Stepney se Rătăceşte
Russian Степни потерялся
Slovenian Gustek se izgubi
Swedish Stepney på villovägar
Welsh Ar Goll

Home Media Releases

UK

DVD Boxsets

US

DVD Packs

AUS

DVD Packs

  • Complete Series 1-10
  • Classic Collection
  • Series Five and Series Six Double Pack

NZ

  • Spooks and Surprises

NOR

SWE

GRC

GER

DVD Boxsets

MYS

JPN

KOR

PHL

DK

ITA

SVN

WAL

HK

THA

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