Gordon Plays a Trick

Gordon Plays a Trick

"Gordon Plays a Trick" is the fourteenth episode of ThomasWoodenRailway's series Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Wooden Railway Adventures, and is the fourteenth episode of Season 1.


Sir Topham Hatt has to both prepare for the upcoming visits from a Special Visitor and the Railway Inspector. When Gordon hears that the Inspector requested James to pull the Express, he becomes jealous and travels to the Docks to deal with the issue. Just as James is about to leave, Gordon knocks a train of oil and fuel cars down the line, hoping they will hit James. They miss and instead run off the line and crash into the ocean. The Sodor Bay Tugboat then slides into the mess due to the leaking oil. Gordon realizes that Sir Topham Hatt and the Railway Inspector saw the whole thing, and the Inspector gives the Sodor Railway a low rating. He does, however, offer a redo to Sir Topham Hatt in the next coming weeks. Although gracious for the opportunity for a do-over, Sir Topham Hatt is very cross at Gordon and confines him to the Shed for two days for his actions.


  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Railway Inspector
  • Annie (cameo)
  • Clarabel (cameo)
  • Stepney (cameo)
  • Oliver (cameo)
  • Toad (cameo)
  • Rocky (cameo)
  • Tigermoth (cameo)
  • Bulgy (cameo)
  • Spencer (cameo)
  • Jack (cameo)
  • Trevor (cameo)
  • Cranky (cameo)
  • Sodor Bay Tugboat (cameo)
  • Sir Handel (cameo)
  • Wilbert (cameo)
  • Terence (cameo)
  • Boco (cameo)
  • Lorry 1 (cameo)
  • Troublesome Truck (cameo)
  • Fred (cameo)
  • S.C.Ruffey (cameo)
  • Grey Troublesome Truck (cameo)
  • N.W.Brakevan (cameo)
  • Sodor Bay Tugboat's Captain (mentioned)
  • Harold (cameo)


  • First appearance for the Railway Inspector.
  • First speaking role for the Railway Inspector.
  • This episode was originally uploaded to Keekre24 on July 5, 2008. It was reuploaded to ThomasWoodenRailway on March 15, 2009.
  • The narrator makes a reference to an "Important Visitor", which is later revealed in the Season 2 episode "A Special Visitor".
  • The Sodor Bay Tugboat's Captain is incorrectly referred to as the Sodor Bay Tugboat's Driver during the episode.
  • Although Gordon states that two days will be the longest he has been locked up in the Shed at the end of the episode, he was locked up for more than that in The Railway Series story and TV episode "Trouble in the Shed".