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The Narrow Gauge Engines is a song from the eleventh series featured on the DVD, Engines and Escapades. It is dedicated to the engines on the Skarloey Railway.

Lyrics

High up in the Sodor Hills
Among the lakes and trees
There are some very special friends
Thomas likes to see.
They are the narrow gauge engines
Running on the narrow gauge track.
Friends like Rusty, Duncan
Fearless Freddie, Mighty Mac.
They've got their own Controller.
Mister Percival is his name.
And 'though they're small, they're strong
And Really Useful just the same.
They're Sodor's best kept secret
Whom people hardly know.
Because they're small, they take the loads
Where bigger trains can't go.
They work with James and Thomas
At the Transfer Yard.
And 'though they're cute and friendly
These engines work so hard.
They are the narrow gauge engines
Running on the narrow gauge track.
Skarloey, Peter Sam, Rheneas
Sir Handel at the back.
They've got their own Controller.
Mister Percival is his name.
And 'though they're small, they're strong
And Really Useful just the same.
Walkers, campers, fishermen.
To all of them they're friends
Puffing proudly up the slopes
And rattling round the bends.
They are the narrow gauge engines
Running on the narrow gauge track.
Friends like Rusty, Duncan
Fearless Freddie, Mighty Mac.
They've got their own Controller.
Mister Percival is his name.
And 'though they're small, they're strong
And Really Useful just the same.
They are the narrow gauge engines
Running on the narrow gauge track.
Friends like Rusty, Duncan
Fearless Freddie, Mighty Mac.
They've got their own Controller.
Mister Percival is his name.
And 'though they're small, they're strong
And Really Useful just the same.

Characters

Locations

Footage Used

Deleted Scenes

  • Thomas and the Big Bang:
    1. An extended shot of Rusty and Rheneas.
    2. An extended shot of Peter Sam pushing flatbeds.
  • Duncan Does it All - A deleted scene of Peter Sam and the campers.
  • Sir Handel in Charge:
    1. Deleted scenes of Sir Handel and Rheneas.
    2. A deleted scene of Sir Handel crossing the castle causeway in a different direction.
  • Skarloey Storms Through - An deleted scene of Skarloey rounding a bend.
  • Unknown:
    • A scene of Skarloey and Sir Handel passing each other.
    • A scene of Mr. Percival with his bike next to Skarloey.

Trivia

  • This is the first music video since Thomas' Anthem to use footage from only one series.
  • This is the final original song to use live-action from the model series, not counting the Series 12 engine roll call.
  • In the German version, says Big Mac for Mighty Mac.

Goofs

  • The official sing-along lyrics says "Who people hardly know," when grammatically, it should say "Whom people hardly know."
  • The official sing-along lyrics says "Running on narrow gauge track", but the children sing "Running on the narrow gauge track".

In Other Languages

Language Title
German Die kleinen Lokomotiven
Latin American Spanish Las Locomotoras de Vías Estrechas

Home Media Release

UK/US/AUS

UK DVD Boxsets

US DVD Boxsets

AUS DVD Boxsets

CDs

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