Henry and the Trucks is the first episode of the eighth season.

Henry and the Trucks
Season 8, Episode 1
Air date July 9th, 2012
Written by HenryDashPaxton3000
Directed by HenryDashPaxton3000
Episode guide
Roof Repairs
The 20 Annoying Trucks


It was a beautiful morning on the Island of Sodor. The sun was rising, people were getting out of sleep. It seemed like a lovely day. At Tidmouth Sheds, Henry was alone.

"Bother!", thought Henry. "I might not get a job."

But soon, the Fat Controller arrived


"Yes sir!"

"I need you to take some trucks out of the yard. They are just, well... taking up space. Unessicary. Can you do that"

"Anything to be Useful"

"That's good. Off you go"

Henry arrived at the fountain. Percy was there with The Truck. Workmen were loading supplies and pipes into the truck section.

"What's your job?", asked Henry.

"I'm going to fix a pipe", replied Percy

"Why you?", asked Henry. "Isn't that someone elses job?"

"Well aparently, the Plumbling Truck broke down, so..."

"We have to go", finished The Truck


"I'm going to move those trucks over there."

"Dear lord", cried Percy. "Be.. be.."

"Be careful, those trucks are devious, rude, mean, disgusting, spiteful, impolite, nasty, and dumb. I'd take alot of care, my Henry", advised The Truck. "I worked with those trucks with Percy, and I know what they can do. Take care."

Henry went to shunt. It wasn't easy. They would slip their brakes and stop Henry. FINALLY, they got going. Henry was roughly three minutes off schedule. Now they came the hill.

"All day long. Engines climb hills. But we trucks. Hold them back", sang the trucks

Henry strained on the coupling, which broke, but the stupid trucks surged foward, even though one truck had been at the tip.

"Whoaaaaaa!", exclaimed Henry.

"Quickly Ted! We must go foward."

"You sure Mike?"

"Yes. Eventually, they'll slow down, and we will too. Until we can gain control again."

"OK! On you go Henry."

"I am seriously going to need a drink", thought Henry.

Unfortunely, the water level was going down, and the trucks and Henry were at..

"100 kilometers per hour", cried the Driver. "Still need to slow down."

"We're leaving a gap, Ted. Slow down a tad."

Soon enough, they had the trucks under control again, and made it to the Smelters, THREE minutes ahead, despite the mishap. 'Arry and Bert took the trucks to be scrapped. And the Fat Controller was imused by the story.

"Well done Henry. You certainly are a Really Useful Engine."


  • Henry
  • Percy
  • The Truck
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • 'Arry and Bert (non-speaking roles)
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • Duck (cameo)
  • Oliver (cameo)
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