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- “The magic lamp, I know isn't true
it's just an old story, and quite silly too!”
- ―Peter Sam
The Magic Lamp is the fourteenth episode of the ninth series.
The winch at the incline has broken down. While waiting for new parts for the winch, Skarloey tells the engines about Proteus and his magic lamp, fabled to grant wishes to its finder. Peter Sam scoffs at the tale, but when he takes a wrong turn and finds clues that the tale claims hints to the location of the lamp, he starts to have faith, until he finds that the lamps he sees are a fogman's lamp, a bonfire at a campsite, and last of all, Harold's searchlight. Harold directs Peter Sam to the right line, and Peter Sam realises that maybe just believing in the lamp will grant your wishes.
- Peter Sam
- Thomas (does not speak)
- Proteus (does not speak)
- Rheneas (cameo)
- Mighty Mac (cameo)
- Skarloey Coal Yard
- The Transfer Yards
- Skarloey Bridge
- The Campsite
- Skarloey Railway Depot (deleted scene)
- In the shots of Harold facing the camera while speaking to Peter Sam, his small-scale model is used.
- Going by production order, this is the seventeenth episode of the ninth series.
- At the beginning of the episode, Rusty can be heard chuffing down the hill, despite not being a steam engine.
- When Peter Sam is at the bottom of the hill, he no longer has trucks. When he goes up the hill, they reappear.
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