Douglas' Lunar Eclipse is the nineteenth episode of the fourth season.

"I'm very sure to miss the every fourteen year lunar eclipse"

Douglas worried he won't make it to the eclipse

Douglas' Lunar Eclipse
Season 4, Episode 19
Air date December 12, 2011
Written by HenryDashPaxton3000
Episode guide
The Freeze
A New Record


As said in the previous episode Douglas had to do James' work. One day, a very special event was happening... Sodor's Lunar Eclipse to be seen all over the Mystic River Traction Company Railroad and the North Western Railroad. Douglas finds himself with alot of jobs and he doesn't want to miss it, as it will probably will not appear in another 14 years and Steamies may not exsist by that time. Sir Topham Hatt tells him not to worry as long as his family is controller, he'll keep Steamies alive. He tells him one day both Diesels and Steamies will rule railroads equally. Still Douglas worries. He is soon done with his jobs and early enough to get a good nights rest, but Sir Topham Hatt tells him to collect some wood at the Eastern part of the railroad. The trip takes until early morning and Douglas thinks he'll miss it when he sees it and stays as he has lots of time. The sky is clear and it looks marvelous. Whem he gets back the engines tell him they had trouble seeing it. Douglas tells him about his experinence and the others become jealous.


  • Douglas
  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Toby (non-speaking role)
  • Duck (non-speaking role)
  • James (mentioned)
  • Donald (mentioned)
  • Oliver (mentioned)
  • Rosie (cameo)
  • Emily (cameo)
  • Diesel (cameo)


  • The story is based off a real event which took place in San Diego and Tijuana on December 10, 2011 from 4-6:30 AM in pacific time. It was a total Lunar Eclipse and the creator of this episode (HenryDashPaxton3000) actually viewed the eclipse. However, because of episode ideas, this was pushed until 2 days later.
  • Events from The Freeze are mentioned and in stock footage.
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