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“It's going to be a wonderful party!”

Thomas and the Lighthouse is the ninth episode of the eleventh series.


The engines are busy preparing things for the harvest festival and the fireworks party. At Tidmouth Sheds, the Fat Controller gives Thomas a more important job: delivering a new light bulb to the lighthouse so the ships at sea can make it home safe and that warns Thomas to go slow as the light bulb will break easily. As Thomas heads to the warehouse to collect the bulb, he daydreams of the party and becomes excited. Thomas carefully sets off with the bulb at first and slows down at every bend and every junction.

Thomas stops at a signal where Emily is waiting with the merry-go-round. Thomas knows that the lighthouse is far away and that he will miss the fireworks party, so he goes a little fast. When he meets James taking on water with vans of fireworks, he increases his speed a little more. But when he sees Henry pulling swings and a seesaw, Toby pulling the clown costumes and Percy pulling coaches full of children in costumes, Thomas becomes more excited and speeds up even more. But up ahead, Harvey is replacing some tracks and a barrier is put up to warn the engines, but Thomas cannot slow down for the barrier in time and smashes the bulb.

Thomas races back to the warehouse to collect another light bulb, knowing he will miss the fireworks party. When Thomas stops at a signal, Edward tells him that he is going to collect the Chinese Dragon for the party, but Thomas is more focused on getting the new light bulb for the lighthouse. Thomas collects the light bulb and heads towards the lighthouse not thinking about the fireworks party on the way when he passes Toby with the choir and Edward with the Chinese Dragon. Thomas arrives at the lighthouse and heads back to Tidmouth Sheds knowing that he has missed the fair's fireworks display when it goes dark, but he sees something even better: the lighthouse light flashing.





  • After Thomas crashes and breaks the light bulb, his face moves a bit.
  • When Thomas runs to get a new light bulb, the new one can be seen already on his flatbed.


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Brazilian Portuguese Thomas e o Farol
Chinese Mandarin 托马斯和灯塔
Czech Tomáš a maják
Danish Thomas og fyrtårnet
Dutch Thomas en de Vuurtoren
Finnish Tuomas ja Majakka
German Thomas und der Leuchtturm
Hungarian Thomas és a világítótorony
Japanese トーマスととうだいのあかり
Korean 불꽃놀이와 등대
Norwegian Thomas og fyret
Polish Tomek i Latarnia Morska
Portuguese Thomas e o Farol
Romanian Thomas și Farul
Russian Томас и маяк
Spanish Thomas y el Faro
Swedish Thomas och fyren

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