Paxton's Busy Day is the fourty-third episode of the fourth season.

Paxton's Busy Day
Season 4, Episode 43
Air date January 5, 2012
Written by HenryDashPaxton3000
Directed by HenryDashPaxton3000
Episode guide
A Really Useful Diesel
Respect for Percy


Paxton usually is kept busy at the Sodor Slate Quarry, but every now and then the Fat Controller will give him one or two special. He doesn't boast, but the other Diesels get annoyed if he talks too much. One day, the Fat Controller needs an engine to take a special delivery for the Mainland. The boat leaves at 1700 hours, Paxton volunteers and he goes off to collect the selected trucks to take. He has to take 2 slate trucks, an oil tanker, 5 oil tankers, and 8 trucks of coal. Along with a truck of china clay, two trucks of lumber and bricks. two tankers of water, and a Break Van. He goes to deliver it at the Docks but along the way he has an accident. The rails had to be mended and they hadn't closed the line. Paxton was only 20 miles per hour, but the limit was 5 miles per hour, when he realized this it was too late. No rails were on. His Driver pulled the emergency lever, the trucks stayed on the Tracks, but Paxton tipped to one side, and onto a rock... Oil spilled everywhere. Paxton was severly damged, and this repair could not be done at the DieselWorks, so he was sent to Crewe. Percy and Thomas took the trucks and the ship would drop Paxton off. Percy was sad one of his friends was gone, but they had to carry on. Along the way, Paxton thought this had been a very busy day... for him at least.


  • Paxton
  • Percy
  • The Fat Controller
  • Thomas (non-speaking role)
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Den (cameo)
  • Dart (cameo)
  • Stanley (cameo)
  • Charlie (cameo)


  • Paxton is the second engine to have seen been going to an overhaul. Saturn was the first in Overhaul and Undercoat.
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