Gordon, and Henry; Two Proud Tender Engines is the sixteenth episode of the fourth season. It is also the fourth episode of the Thomas & The Express Marathon

"You're a tank engine. You'll just find yourself stuck into tender engine stuff and won't know what to do"

Henry tells Thomas he will never be able to manage tender engine stuff.

Gordon, and Henry; Two Proud Tender Engines
Season 4, Episode 16
Air date December 9, 2011
Written by HenryDashPaxton3000
Episode guide
Coaches and Passengers
Thomas & The Express


Gordon and Henry are still teasing Thomas after getting stuck in the snow again. One day, Thomas loses paitence, he wants to go back to his Branch Line. Henry tells him that he'll never go back and to just get his coaches. Thomas also dreams of pulling the Express. Henry snaps Thomas out of his dream and tells him that he'll never understand Tender Engine stuff. Yet, that only makes Thomas more determine to have pulled the Express.


  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Gordon (non-speaking role)
  • Douglas (flashback cameo)


  • The original title had James' name and was titled Gordon, James, and Henry; The Three Express Engines. The idea was scrapped as Henry and James weren't technacally the Express Engines.
  • Events from Thomas, Terence and the Snow are mentioned.
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