" My hat! You've sucked it through your air intake!""
"Bother your hat! — The Inspector and Sir Topham Hatt
Duck, Stepney, and The Diesel Engine
Rev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton ( original) Adaptation by Jacobacranmer
Duck, Stepney, and The Diesel Engine is the twenty-second episode of Engine Friends miniseries.
During the last few days of Stepney's visit to the
North Western Railway, an engine shortage has occurred and the only engine available is a Class 40 diesel. When the diesel arrives and surveys the shed he insults the engines, claiming them to be out of date.
The engines are furious, but cannot think of a plan for revenge. There is no need though, as Class 40 sucks an inspector's bowler hat through his air-intake vent and breaks down just as he is about to take an express. Duck and Stepney who has longed for a long run, then volunteer in taking the train. Leaving the failed Class 40 in the shed, the two engines set off down the Main Line and in record time reach Crovan's Gate where Gordon waits to take over.
Stepney leaves the next day and while the engines bid him farewell, Class 40 creeps sulkily away saying goodbye to no one and leaving only two things to remember him by: a bad smell and a battered bowler hat.
Episodes Thomas the Tank Engine | Edward the Blue Engine | Henry the Green Engine | Gordon the Big Engine | James the Red Engine | Percy the Small Engine | Toby the Tram Engine | Bertie the Bus | Terence the Tractor | Duck the Great Western Engine | Donald and Douglas the Scottish Twins | Bill and Ben the Tank Engine Twins | Bill, Ben, and BoCo | Trevor the Traction Engine | Douglas and Oliver | Oliver and the Trucks | Duck and Donald | Mavis the Quarry Diesel | James and the Bees | Stepney the Bluebell Engine | Caroline the Car | Duck, Stepney, and The Diesel Engine | George the Steamroller | Cranky the Crane | Salty the Dockyard Diesel | Harvey the Crane Engine | Jack the Front Loader | Alfie the Excavator | Ned the Steam Shovel | Isobella the Steam Lorry | Kelly the Crane | Buster the Steamroller | Elizabeth the Vintage Quarry Lorry | Devious Diesel the Evil Diesel | Thomas and Emily | Arthur and the Trucks | Murdoch the Strong Engine | Gordon the Best Dressed Engine | Fergus the Railway Traction Engine | Spencer the Fast Engine | Neville and the Rumours | Thomas and Rosie | Emily and Whiff | Thomas and Hank | Emily and Rosie | Hiro the Japanese Engine | Charlie the Playful Purple Tank Engine | Scruff the Scruncher | Caitlin the Streamlined Engine | Bill, Ben, and Connor | Salty and the New Engine | Stephen the Rocket | Paxton and Diesel | Samson the Proud Engine | Philip the Diesel Boxcab | Emily and Caitlin | Daisy the Diesel Railcar | Edward's Exploit | Percy and the Lorries | Max and Monty the Dump Trucks | Hugo the Rail Zeppelin
Transcripts Thomas the Tank Engine/Transcript | Edward the Blue Engine/Transcript | Henry the Green Engine/Transcript | Gordon the Big Engine/Transcript | James the Red Engine/Transcript | Percy the Small Engine/Transcript | Toby the Tram Engine/Transcript | Bertie the Bus/Transcript | Terence the Tractor/Transcript | Duck the Great Western Engine/Transcript | Donald and Douglas the Scottish Twins/Transcript | Bill and Ben the Tank Engine Twins/Transcript | Bill, Ben, and BoCo/Transcript | Trevor the Traction Engine/Transcript | Douglas and Oliver/Transcript | Oliver and the Trucks/Transcript | Duck and Donald/Transcript | Mavis the Quarry Diesel/Transcript | James and the Bees/Transcript | Stepney the Bluebell Engine/Transcript | Caroline the Car/Transcript | Duck, Stepney, and The Diesel Engine/Transcript | George the Steamroller/Transcript | Cranky the Crane/Transcript | Salty the Dockyard Diesel/Transcript | Harvey the Crane Engine/Transcript | Jack the Front Loader/Transcript | Alfie the Excavator/Transcript | Ned the Steam Shovel/Transcript | Isobella the Steam Lorry/Transcript | Kelly the Crane/Transcript | Buster the Steamroller/Transcript | Elizabeth the Vintage Quarry Lorry/Transcript | Devious Diesel the Evil Diesel/Transcript | Thomas and Emily/Transcript | Arthur and the Trucks/Transcript | Murdoch the Strong Engine/Transcript | Gordon the Best Dressed Engine/Transcript | Fergus the Railway Traction Engine/Transcript | Spencer the Fast Engine/Transcript | Neville and the Rumours/Transcript | Thomas and Rosie/Transcript | Emily and Whiff/Transcript | Thomas and Hank/Transcript | Emily and Rosie/Transcript | Hiro the Japanese Engine/Transcript | Charlie the Playful Purple Tank Engine/Transcript | Scruff the Scruncher/Transcript | Caitlin the Streamlined Engine/Transcript | Bill, Ben, and Connor/Transcript | Salty and the New Engine/Transcript | Stephen the Rocket/Transcript | Paxton and Diesel/Transcript | Samson the Proud Engine/Transcript | Philip the Diesel Boxcab/Transcript | Emily and Caitlin/Transcript | Daisy the Diesel Railcar/Transcript | Edward's Exploit/Transcript | Percy and the Lorries/Transcript | Max and Monty the Dump Trucks/Transcript | Hugo the Rail Zeppelin/Transcript
Galleries Thomas the Tank Engine/Gallery | Edward the Blue Engine/Gallery | Henry the Green Engine/Gallery | Gordon the Big Engine/Gallery | James the Red Engine/Gallery | Percy the Small Engine/Gallery | Toby the Tram Engine/Gallery | Bertie the Bus/Gallery | Terence the Tractor/Gallery | Duck the Great Western Engine/Gallery | Donald and Douglas the Scottish Twins/Gallery | Bill and Ben the Tank Engine Twins/Gallery | Bill, Ben, and BoCo/Gallery | Trevor the Traction Engine/Gallery | Douglas and Oliver/Gallery | Oliver and the Trucks/Gallery | Duck and Donald/Gallery | Mavis the Quarry Diesel/Gallery | James and the Bees/Gallery | Stepney the Bluebell Engine/Gallery | Caroline the Car/Gallery | Duck, Stepney, and The Diesel Engine/Gallery | George the Steamroller/Gallery | Cranky the Crane/Gallery | Salty the Dockyard Diesel/Gallery | Harvey the Crane Engine/Gallery | Jack the Front Loader/Gallery | Alfie the Excavator/Gallery | Ned the Steam Shovel/Gallery | Isobella the Steam Lorry/Gallery | Kelly the Crane/Gallery | Buster the Steamroller/Gallery | Elizabeth the Vintage Quarry Lorry/Gallery | Devious Diesel the Evil Diesel/Gallery | Thomas and Emily/Gallery | Arthur and the Trucks/Gallery | Murdoch the Strong Engine/Gallery | Gordon the Best Dressed Engine/Gallery | Fergus the Railway Traction Engine/Gallery | Spencer the Fast Engine/Gallery | Neville and the Rumours/Gallery | Thomas and Rosie/Gallery | Emily and Whiff/Gallery | Thomas and Hank/Gallery | Emily and Rosie/Gallery | Hiro the Japanese Engine/Gallery | Charlie the Playful Purple Tank Engine/Gallery | Scruff the Scruncher/Gallery | Caitlin the Streamlined Engine/Gallery | Bill, Ben, and Connor/Gallery | Salty and the New Engine/Gallery | Stephen the Rocket/Gallery | Paxton and Diesel/Gallery | Samson the Proud Engine/Gallery | Philip the Diesel Boxcab/Gallery | Emily and Caitlin/Gallery | Daisy the Diesel Railcar/Gallery | Edward's Exploit/Gallery | Percy and the Lorries/Gallery | Max and Monty the Dump Trucks/Gallery | Hugo the Rail Zeppelin/Gallery