Edward Returns is the eighth episode of the eleventh season.

Edward Returns
Season 11, Episode 8
Air date February 19th, 2013
Written by MainLineEngines
Directed by MainLineEngines
Episode guide
Night Engine
Duck the Great Western Engine


The engines enjoyed Nix's visit to Sodor tremendously, and though glad to have Edward back they were going to miss her a lot.

The Fat Controller gathered the engines to Tidmouth.

"I know you have all enjoyed Nix's visit. But her owner only loaned her during Edward's overhaul. She will stay a month after Edward come back tomorrow, and I want to have a 'Welcome Home' party for Edward," he announced and the engines murmured their agreement.

The engines all helped prepare the party, especially James.

"Edward's coming, hush!" said James.

"Welcome Home Edward!" the engines shouted in chorus.

"Oh thank you, Sir!"

"No, thank you for all your hard work," James said.

"Those are odd words from you."

"Yes, yes. Let's say I... fine I missed you and as well as my Driver. You know I can't help to be gratefully that a wearing out late 19th century locomotive would catch me."

Edward smiled.

"Thank you for filling for me Nix," Edward said to Nix.

"Oh no problem. Besides, why not when I'm suffering on the Other Railway," she replied modestly.

"After three decades of no repairs, it was time you needed one 'Old Iron'," Gordon joked.

"You would've burnt yourself out if you hadn't had the courage," Henry added.

Edward knew they were only joking.

"I'm very glad to see you're back. How do you feel?" Percy said.

"Fine Percy, very fine."

The next month seemed to never come, but when it did, the engines and railway enthusist were sad to see Nix go.

"You did us a big favor, so we'll make sure to make it up to you. Somehow, we'll find a way," Edward said.

"Thank you, Edward, and all of you. I'm glad to have friends that want me, not to rid me."

"Show those trucks what you're made of," shouted Dodger.

Nix smiled, "I'll miss you most of all."

"Oh, don't worry, we'll meet again. I promise."

And with a blast of her whistle, she departed from Crovan's Gate, with the engines content they would see her again.

As for what happened to Nix... That's another story.


  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Nix
  • Dodger
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Toby (cameo)
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