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Donald and the Breakaways is the fifth episode of the fifteenth season.

Donald and the Breakaways
Season 15, Episode 5
Air date 11 December 2013
Written by Christopher Awdry (original)

MainLineEngines (adapted)

Directed by MainLineEngines
Episode guide
Donald and the Lost Tarpaulin
Points of No Return


One day, Donald was sent to take some trucks back to the Other Railway.

Some of them were empty whilst some of the others were full.

"What's this!? We want a proper engine, not an old steam kettle," the trucks called out.

Donald was cross.

"How dare ye!"

"Let's go," Donald's Driver said.

The full trucks behaved very badly.

Some of them make their axle-boxes run hot. Others let their brakes slip on.

"Hoo difficult. I'll be verra late at dis rate," Donald thought.

Donald met James at Wellsworth.

"Be careful with those trucks," called James.

Upon climbing Gordon's Hill, a coupling snapped!

The trucks moved forward, chasing Donald down the hill!


"Hurry!" called Donald's Driver and Fireman.

Donald finally let the trucks catch up, and then slowed them down passing Maron.

Shortly before coming to Cronk, they stopped the train and coupled the trucks properly.

"Come on, now. Let's get these trucks to the Other Railway," encouraged Donald's Fireman.

And sure enough, Donald made it to Barrow.



  • Tidmouth
  • Wellsworth
  • Gordon's Hill
  • Maron
  • Abbey (mentioned)


  • This episode is based off the annual story of the same name by Christopher Awdry.