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"The ghost engine is after meee!"
— Thomas

Scaredy Engines is the twelfth episode of the sixth season.


One Halloween, after Edward tells the other engines a story of a ghost engine that returns to the Smelters in search of his lost whistle, Thomas, Percy, and Duck are sent to collect a special from the smelters. Thomas delights in teasing Percy about Edward's ghost engine, and so when an engine is needed to get another load Duck volunteers Thomas. Thomas is not so confident when he is all alone, and when he runs into some chains and sets off a whistle he is petrified and runs away. Percy is concerned when he cannot find Thomas at the Halloween fireworks and goes looking for him. He eventually sees him at Tidmouth Sheds and forgives him for his teasing, and the two watch the fireworks together.




  • The ghost engine uses either Donald or Douglas' model, minus the tender and nameplate.
  • In Sweden this episode is called "Easily Frightened Engines". In Denmark its title is "Ghost Locomotive".


  • In the rear shot of Percy and Duck arriving at the castle, a red wire is visible underneath Duck.
  • A steam platform is visible on Percy's track when he puffs out of the shed and in one shot of him working at the smelter's.
  • In the American narration, it is said that Thomas sets off an old steam whistle long before he actually does.
  • Brakevans should have been added to Percy and Duck's trains.
  • Duck and Percy's trucks disappear at Callan.


  • Thomas: What's that up there?! Is it a spook?!
  • Percy: It's just a piece of twisted scrap... isn't it?!


  • Duck: It was naughty of Thomas to tease you, Percy.
  • Percy: He was only playing. I hope he hurries up; I wouldn't want him to be late for the fireworks.
  • Thomas (racing past; thinking about the "ghost engine"): HE'S AFTER ME!
  • Duck: I don't think he'll be late!


  • Books - Thomas and the Ghost Engine

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Welsh Peiriannau Ofnus Scared Engines
Norwegian Reddharer Scaredy Cats
Swedish Lättskrämda lokomotiv Easily Frightened Engines
Danish Spøgelseslokomotivet Ghost Engine
Italian Locomotive Fifone Cowardly Engine
Japanese こわがりなきかんしゃ Scaredy Engine
Slovenian Prestrašene lokomotive Frightened Locomotives
Hungarian Ijedős Mozdonyok Scary Locomotives
Russian Трусливые паровозы Cowardly Locomotives
Romanian Locomotive Fricoase Locomotive Fear
Slovak Ustráchané Lokomotívy Timidly Locomotives
Polish Straszne Lokomotywy Terrible Locomotives
Chinese 胆小的火车们 Who's Timid Train
Korean 무서운 밤 Scary Night
Thai โธมัสกลัวผีหลอก Thomas Fears the Haunted
Dutch Bange locomotieven Afraid Locomotives

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